frikë

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Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *frikā, possibly from Ancient Greek φρίκη (phríkē, shivering, shuddering) but the semantic area is more uncommon for Ancient Greek loans in Albanian. Assumption of a loan from Byzantine Greek φρίκη (phríkē) seems implausible, because velar followed by front vowel would be palatalized. Otherwise from Proto-Indo-European *(s)pr̥k-éh₂, from Proto-Indo-European *pr̥k- yet this would be the only s-mobile of the root.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

frikë f (indefinite plural frika, definite singular frika, definite plural frikat)

  1. fear (fright)
    Synonym: droe
  2. anxiety
  3. fear (doubt, worry, uncertainty)

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