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Albanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *məi̯es with secondary nasalization, from the comparative of Proto-Indo-European *méǵh₂s (big). Cognate with Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌹𐍃 (mais, more), Oscan mais (more).[1] Related to madh (big).

Alternative forms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

  1. more, some more, (in negative sentences) any more
    a ka ?is there more?
    nuk merr I don't want any more

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir E. (1998) “më ~ mâ”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, →ISBN, page 258

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁me (me). Cognate with Latin , Ancient Greek με (me).[1]

Pronoun[edit]

  1. Clitic form of mua, dative/accusative of unë (I). me
    pashe saw me
    pëlqenI like it (literally, “it pleases me”)
    falni!excuse me!
  2. (colloquial) Used as ethical dative.
    si je?how are you?

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir E. (1998) “unë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, →ISBN, page 486

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *ambi, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂m̥bʰi. Cognate with Ancient Greek ἀμφί (amphí).[1] The simplification of /mb/ to /m/ is expected in Gheg but not in the standard language, hence the alternative form mbë.

Alternative forms[edit]

Preposition[edit]

  1. indicates position in space or time. in, at, on
    Synonym:
  2. indicates manner or tool. by, with
    Synonym: me
  3. between two repetitions of a noun means every. by, to
    bredh fshat fshatwander village by village; wander in every single village

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir E. (1998) “mbë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, →ISBN, page 250

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

 f

  1. Clipping of mëmë (mother). mum, mom
    ime my mom

Further reading[edit]

  • ”, in FGJSH: Fjalor i gjuhës shqipe [Dictionary of the Albanian language] (in Albanian), 2006

Kashubian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *my.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɜ/
  • Syllabificaiton:

Pronoun[edit]

  1. we

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Eùgeniusz Gòłąbk (2011) “my”, in Słownik Polsko-Kaszubski / Słowôrz Pòlskò-Kaszëbsczi[1]