heshtë

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A derivative in -shtë, from earlier *hellshtë (cf. kashtë, bash), based on hell[1]. Alternatively it could also be a substrate word along with Latin hasta, surviving in multiple forms, compare also ushtë.

Noun[edit]

heshtë f

  1. spear
Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (2000) A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, Leiden: Brill, page 160