gjilpërë

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Albanian[edit]

gjilpëra

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *glepanā, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷelH- ‘to prick, stick’; related to gjep.[1] Alternatively from Proto-Albanian *salpanā; related to gjalm.[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɟilˈpəɾə/, /ɟʑɪlˈpəɹ/

Noun[edit]

gjilpërë f (indefinite plural gjilpëra, definite singular gjilpëra, definite plural gjilpërat)

  1. needle
    Nuk e di pse frikësohet nga gjilpëra.
    I don't know why he's afraid of needles.
  2. (medicine, by extension) hypodermic needle
  3. pin
  4. (by extension) firing pin
  5. (colloquial) prickly spine of hedgehog
  6. door jamb

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bardhyl Demiraj, Albanische Etymologien (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1997), 187.
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “gjilpërë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 134