gji

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • gjî (Gheg), gjinj (plurale tantum), gjire (plurale tantum) ‘bays, inlets’

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *sina, from Proto-Indo-European *sinos (compare Latin sinus (breast; curve), Serbo-Croatian zaošijati (to bend)).[1]

Noun[edit]

gji m (indefinite plural gjinj, definite singular gjiri)

  1. (anatomy) breast
  2. bosom
  3. udder, teat
  4. (veterinary) mastitis
  5. bay, gulf, inlet

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “gji”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 135