lopatë

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from a South Slavic language; compare Serbo-Croatian lòpata (shovel), Bulgarian лопата (lopata, shovel). Ultimately derived from Proto-Slavic *lopata (shovel, spade).[1][2][3]

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Noun[edit]

lopatë f (indefinite plural lopata, definite singular lopata, definite plural lopatat)

  1. shovel, spade
  2. oar
    Synonyms: rrem, lugatë
  3. fin
  4. baker's peel
  5. (colloquial) sole of the foot
  6. (zoology) tadpole
    Synonym: lopatëz

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Topalli, Kolec (2017), “lopatë”, in Fjalor Etimologjik i Gjuhës Shqipe, Durrës, Albania: Jozef, page 899
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “lopatë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 230-231
  3. ^ Omari, Anila (2012), “lopatë”, in Marrëdhëniet Gjuhësore Shqiptaro-Serbe, Tirana, Albania: Krishtalina KH, page 186