- kpucë (Gheg)
From këputë (“sole”). Other proposals include: 1) Camarda, from Greek παπούτσι (papoútsi). 2) Meyer, from Turkish papuç pabuç, from Ottoman Turkish پاپوش (papush), from Persian پاپوش (papush), although these are less probable as they are reflected already in Albanian papuçë.
- ^ A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, V.Orel, Koninklijke Brill, Leiden 2000, p.179