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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *ku ̊, from Proto-Indo-European *kwu- 'who, where'. Cognate to Gothic pronominal element for the formation of indefinite pronouns -hun (-hun). A deictic particle of remote distance. It only occurs in the pronominal system as the first member of a compound.


(masculine adjectival i, feminine singular e, masculine plural , feminine plural këa)

  1. here

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *kaN, from Proto-Indo-European *kwo- 'who'. Cognate to Latin quom[1].

Alternative forms[edit]


  1. who, whom
Related terms[edit]


  1. ^ Albanische Etymologien (Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz), Bardhyl Demiraj, Leiden Studies in Indo-European 7; Amsterdam - Atlanta 1997