jetë

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See also: jete and jeté

Albanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *eta, related to the isolated group (substrate) of Greek ἐτεός (ἐteós, true, real), ἐτάζω (ἐtázo, to test).[1] Related to the participial form of jam and to eshë (period of time, span, space). See also Latin aetas (whence Aromanian etã), considered by some to be the source of the Albanian word,[2] but this is uncertain.

Noun[edit]

jetë f (indefinite plural jetë, definite singular jeta, definite plural jetët)

  1. life

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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

të jetë

  1. third-person singular present subjunctive of jam

Verb[edit]

le të jetë

  1. third-person singular present jussive of jam

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998) , “jetë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 159
  2. ^ http://www.ling.ohio-state.edu/~bjoseph/publications/2006balkmetaphor.pdf