derë

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See also: dere and de re

Albanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *dœrə < *du̯о̄rā, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰwṓr (door). Compare Proto-Slavic *dvьrь, Sanskrit द्वारा (dvārā), Latin foris.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

derë f (indefinite plural dyer, definite singular dera, definite plural dyert)

  1. door
  2. (figuratively) family, home, tribe
  3. (figuratively) solution

Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Tosk; from Proto-Albanian *deuna, from Proto-Indo-European *deu- ‘lack, fail’ (compare Icelandic tjón ‘loss’, Ancient Greek δυη (duē) ‘misery’).[2]

Adjective[edit]

i derë m (feminine e derë, masculine plural derë)

  1. (Tosk) bitter
  2. (Tosk) difficult, toilsome, fatiguing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stefan Schumacher & Joachim Matzinger, Die Verben des Altalbanischen: Belegwörterbuch, Vorgeschichte und Etymologie (Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 2013), 224.
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “derë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 60