kumbull

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Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *gem- (to grab, grip; be full). Close to Old English cumbol (wound, swelling, lump, growth), Lithuanian gùmulas (clump, ball, tangle, knot), Old Norse kumla (squeeze), Middle Irish gemel (shackles, gyve, manacles, handcuff). Similar formation to kungull and brumbull. Alternatively from Ancient Greek κοκκύμελον (kokkúmelon, red apple).[1][2]

Noun[edit]

kumbull f (indefinite plural kumblla, definite singular kumbulla, definite plural kumbllat)

  1. plum (Prunus domestica)
    Kumbullat e djeshme qenë fort të shijshme.
    Yesterdays plums were very tasty.
  2. (figurative) a healthy, beautiful woman

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Topalli, Kolec (2017) , “kumbull”, in Fjalor Etimologjik i Gjuhës Shqipe, Durrës, Albania: Jozef, page 837
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998) , “kumbull”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 204