gjithë

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dialectal gjidhë, from Proto-Albanian *semdza, from Proto-Indo-European *sem-ǵʰo- (compare Armenian ez, Latin singulus), from *sem- (which gave dialectal gji).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

i gjithë m (feminine e gjithë, masculine plural gjithë, feminine plural gjitha)

  1. whole, entire
  2. all, all of, all the, the whole, the entire
  3. (regional) every
  4. (unarticulated, in the singular) just like + intimate kinship term
    Gjithë e ëma. — “Just like his/her/their mother.”
    Gjithë i ati. — “Just like his/her/their father.”

Usage notes[edit]

Prepositive (i.e., precedes the noun) and usually articulated, though many fixed expressions lack articulation.

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Pronoun[edit]

gjithë (fem. të gjitha)

  1. all, everybody
    Të gjithë s’i kam shokë. — “Not all (of them) are my friends.”
    Elona flet më mirë nga të gjithë. — “Elona speaks the best of all.”
  2. all, everything
    I bleu të gjitha. — “He bought everything / He bought them all.”

Usage notes[edit]

Articulated and plural.