kopsht

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either:

  1. from Proto-Indo-European *kā́p-s ~ *káp-s-os, from *kap- (to seize, hold), suffixed with -shtë and ultimately a doublet of kap,
  2. or from Proto-Albanian *kāp-esta[1], from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂po- (land, garden), cognate to Proto-Germanic *hōbō.[2][3]

In both cases it is also cognate to Ancient Greek κῆπος (kêpos).

Noun[edit]

kopsht m (indefinite plural kopshte, definite singular kopshti, definite plural kopshtet)

  1. garden
  2. kindergarten

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir E. (2000) A concise historical grammar of the Albanian language: reconstruction of Proto-Albanian[1], Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, →ISBN, page 160
  2. ^ Demiraj, Bardhyl (1997) Albanische Etymologien: Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz [Albanian Etymologies: Investigations into the Albanian Inherited Lexicon] (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 7)‎[2] (in German), Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, page 222
  3. ^ Schumacher, Stefan; Matzinger, Joachim (2013) Die Verben des Altalbanischen: Belegwörterbuch, Vorgeschichte und Etymologie (Albanische Forschungen; 33) (in German), Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, →ISBN, page 260