fshat

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek φοσσᾶτον (phossâton), φουσσᾶτον (phoussâton) ‘encampment’, from Late Latin fossātum (entrenchment, place enclosed by a ditch).[1][2]

Noun[edit]

fshat m (indefinite plural fshatra, definite singular fshati, definite plural fshatrat)

  1. village
  2. rural area, countryside

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Guillaume Bonnet, Les mots latins de l’albanais (Paris–Montreal: L’Harmattan, 1998), 369
  2. ^ Vladimir Orel, Albanian Etymological Dictionary (Leiden: Brill, 1998), 104.