dhunë

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *(e)δunā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁(e)dun-eh₂ 'pain, smart'. Cognate to Ancient Greek ὀδύνη(odúnē, pain, smart, harm). The variant dhurë occurs beside dhunë with retention of the rhotacism of the intervocalic nasal[1].

Noun[edit]

dhunë f (indefinite plural dhuna, definite singular dhuna, definite plural dhunat)

  1. injury
  2. blemish
  3. violence

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albanische Etymologien (Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz), Bardhyl Demiraj, Leiden Studies in Indo-European 7; Amsterdam - Atlanta 1997, p.163