latë

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *laptā, from Proto-Indo-European *leh2p- (to be flat, even; shovel). Cognate to Lithuanian lopetà (shovel) and Old Prussian lopto (spade).[1]

Noun[edit]

latë f (indefinite plural latë, definite singular lata, definite plural latët)

  1. (kind of) hatchet, axe, chopper
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demiraj, Bardhyl (1997) Albanische Etymologien: Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz [Albanian Etymologies: Investigations into the Albanian Inherited Lexicon] (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 7)‎[1] (in German), Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi