kalë

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See also: kale, Kale, Kâle, and kalė

Albanian[edit]

Dy kuaj
Two horses

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin caballus (horse).[1][2] Topalli suggests Gheg plural kual borrowed from Italian descendant cavallo, with phonetic development *këval > *kval > kual, whereas Tosk and standard kuaj was influenced by buaj, plural of buall (bull).[3] Compare Romanian cal, Aromanian cal, French cheval, Lombard càal.

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kalë m (indefinite plural kuaj, definite singular kali, definite plural kuajt)

  1. horse (Equus caballus)
  2. knight (chess)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Topalli, Kolec (2017) , “kalë”, in Fjalor Etimologjik i Gjuhës Shqipe, Durrës, Albania: Jozef, page 696-697
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998) , “kalë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, page 166
  3. ^ Topalli, Kolec (2017) , “kalë”, in Fjalor Etimologjik i Gjuhës Shqipe, Durrës, Albania: Jozef, page 696-697