dallëndyshe

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Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of dallën (from dalloj make out, tell, spot), from Proto-Albanian *daulana + dysh 'in two', in reference to the swallow's forked tail. Thought to be related to Illyrian tribe of Taulantii.

Noun[edit]

dallëndyshe f (definite singular dallëndyshja)

  1. swallow (Hirundinidae)
  2. (textiles) castle: forked part of the loom from which the heddles are suspended
  3. wooden linchpin securing the stilt to the plowbeam
  4. soft part of a horse hoof

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