hardhi

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Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *harδ, from Proto-Indo-European *HorT- (vine-branch, grape-vine, shot of a vine).[1] Possibly related to ardh ~ erdha (to come, derive). For sense development compare Proto-Germanic *stamniz, both 'tree stalk' and 'tribe, origin'. Possibly the source of the name of the Illyrian tribe Ardiaei.

Noun[edit]

hardhi f (indefinite plural hardhi, definite singular hardhia, definite plural hardhit)

  1. vine-branch, grape-vine, shot of a vine

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Demiraj, Bardhyl (1997) Albanische Etymologien: Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz [Albanian Etymologies: Investigations into the Albanian Inherited Lexicon] (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 7)‎[1] (in German), Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, page 195