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Originally ‘snout’, from Proto-Albanian *skuntā, from *skuna (take, pole) (modern hu), close to or derived from Proto-Germanic *skuna, *skunō (compare Faroese skon, Norwegian skut (projection, overhang)).[1][2] More at hu.


hundë f (plural hundë, definite hunda, definite plural hundët)

  1. nose
  2. tapered protrusion; ship's prow, promontory
  3. (colloquial) spout
  4. (geography) cape, promontory, point

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  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir E. (1998) “hundë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, →ISBN, page 152
  2. ^ Adam Hyllested, “Albanian hundë ‘nose’ and Faroese, SW Norwegian skon ‘snout’”, in Proceedings of the 23rd Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference (Bremen: Hempen, 2012), 73-81.