hudhër

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Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Metathesis of archaic and dialectal hurdhë, from Proto-Albanian *skurdā, from a Mediterranean substrate word *skʰor(o)d-[1] (compare Greek σκόρδο (skórdo), Armenian սխտոր (sxtor)).[2]

Noun[edit]

hudhër f (indefinite plural hudhra, definite singular hudhra, definite plural hudhrat)

  1. garlic
  2. (figuratively) bad person

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hrach Martirosyan, “The Place of Armenian in the Indo-European Language Family: the Relationship with Greek and Indo-Iranian”, Journal of Language Relationship 10 (2013): 117.
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “hudhër”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, page 151