derë

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See also: dere and de re

Albanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. door
  2. (figurative) family, home, tribe
  3. (figurative) solution
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Aromanian: derã

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

i derë

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schumacher, Stefan; Matzinger, Joachim (2013) Die Verben des Altalbanischen: Belegwörterbuch, Vorgeschichte und Etymologie (Albanische Forschungen; 33) (in German), Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, →ISBN, page 224
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir E. (1998), “derë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden; Boston; Köln: Brill, →ISBN, page 60