lule

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Albanian[edit]

Një lule
A flower

Etymology[edit]

Singularised plural of *lulë, from Proto-Albanian *lulā. An ancient Balkan loanword from an oriental source.

From the substrate source responsible for Persian لاله‎, Latin līlia, Ancient Greek λείριον (leírion), ultimately from Egyptian ḥrrt (flower).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lule f (indefinite plural lule, definite singular lulja, definite plural lulet)

  1. flower

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: λουλούδι (louloúdi)[2]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998) , “lule”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 234
  2. ^ Babiniotis, Georgios (2008) Λεξικό της νέας ελληνικής γλώσσας [Modern Greek Dictionary] (in Greek), 3rd edition, Athens: Lexicology Centre