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From Old Albanian kankë, from an earlier *kantkë (based on Arbëresh këntkë), borrowed through Vulgar Latin from Latin cantica (song).[1] Compare Romanian cântec.


këngë f (indefinite plural këngë, definite singular kënga, definite plural këngët)

  1. song
    Këngët qytetare të Prishtinës
    Prishtina's urban songs.
  2. bird song
    Dëgjohet kënga e bilbilit.
    The nightingale's song can be heard.
  3. a continuous sound
    Kënga e lumit.
    The sound of the river.
  4. part of an epic or didactic poem
  5. an action or thing that is repeated, becoming tedious

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  1. ^ Topalli, Kolec (2017), “këngë”, in Fjalor Etimologjik i Gjuhës Shqipe, Durrës, Albania: Jozef, page 1409