javë

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sometimes thought of as loan from Ancient Greek ἑβδομάς (hebdomás), via Latin hebdomas, although this remains debated due to the unexplained loss of the syllable containing -má-.[1][2] More likely from Proto-Albanian *avā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyu- (vital force). Close to Latin aevum, Sanskrit आयु (āyu), Ancient Greek αἰές (aiés, always). See also amshoj.

Noun[edit]

javë f (indefinite plural javë, definite singular java, definite plural javët)

  1. week

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Die Sprache 44,1 (2004),70-85 72 Michiel de Vaan, p. 77
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir E. (2000) A concise historical grammar of the Albanian language: reconstruction of Proto-Albanian[1], Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, →ISBN, page 107