galë

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from South Slavic, ultimately from Proto-Slavic *galъ; compare Serbo-Croatian gȁo (black, dark), Bulgarian гал (gal, jackdaw).[1][2] While the meaning ‘black sheep’ is attested in Serbo-Croatian гаља (galja), the meaning ‘jackdaw’ is only attested in East Slavic: Russian галя (galja).[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

galë f (indefinite plural gala, definite singular gala, definite plural galat)

  1. jackdaw
    Synonym: stërqokë
  2. black sheep or cow

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Topalli, Kolec (2017), “galë”, in Fjalor Etimologjik i Gjuhës Shqipe, Durrës, Albania: Jozef, page 523
  2. ^ Omari, Anila (2012), “galë”, in Marrëdhëniet Gjuhësore Shqiptaro-Serbe, Tirana, Albania: Krishtalina KH, page 136
  3. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “galë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 108