kalli

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Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From archaic kall + -i, from Proto-Albanian *kalsa, from Proto-Indo-European *kolH- 'awn' (compare English holly, Russian колос (kolos)).[1]

Noun[edit]

kalli m (indefinite plural kallinj, definite singular kalliu)

  1. ear or spike of grain
  2. (botany) spike (type of inflorescence)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bardhyl Demiraj, Albanische Etymologien: Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz, Leiden Studies in Indo-European 7; Amsterdam - Atlanta 1997, p.210