derr

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Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *darja (pig), from *ǵʰóryos (pig) (compare Greek χοίρος (choíros, id)), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰḗr (hedgehog), from *ǵʰer- (to be excited, bristly) (compare Latin horrere (to bristle, tremble)).[2][3]

Perhaps the source of the name of the Illyrian tribe Deuri.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɛr/
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Noun[edit]

derr m (indefinite plural derra)

  1. pig

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Investigating Obsolescence: Studies in Language Contraction and Death, by Nancy C. Dorian, 1992.
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “derr”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 61
  3. ^ Bardhyl Demiraj, Albanische Etymologien: Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz (Amsterdam: Rodopoi, 1997), 131–2.