dre

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • dreni (Northern Albanian)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *drani-,[1] identical with the Hesychian Λρανις (/Δρανις/, dranis, "deer")[2][3] which stems from an unidentified Paleo-Balkanic source (possibly Illyrian). From Proto-Indo-European *dʰren- (to rumble)[4], whence Proto-Germanic *drēnuz (drone), Sanskrit ध्रणति (dhráṇati, to resound).

Noun[edit]

dre m (indefinite plural drerë, definite singular dreri, definite plural drerët)

  1. deer

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (2000) A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, Leiden: Brill, pages 50, 174
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “dre”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, pages 72-73
  3. ^ Liden, Evald. Studien zur Altindischen und vergleichenden Sprachgeschichte 1926-27, Uppsala, Sweden. pp. 67-68, 95-96.
  4. ^ Mallory, J. P.; Adams, D. Q., editors (1997) Encyclopedia of Indo-European culture, London, Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, page 395

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

dre

  1. rafsi of derxi.

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dre f

  1. Soft mutation of tre.