mënd

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *mand-, from Proto-Albanian *manzda, nasal present of *mazdnja (to feed, fatten) (modern maj);[1] alternatively from *mh̥₂-n-d-,[2] also a nasal present of *mh̥₂dnje/o (modern maj). More at maj.

Verb[edit]

mënd (first-person singular past tense mënda, participle mëndur)

  1. To feed.
  2. To suckle.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Vladimir Orel, Albanian Etymological Dictionary, s.v. "mënd" (Leiden: Brill, 1998), 260.
  2. ^ Bardhyl Demiraj, Albanische Etymologien (Amsterdam: Rodopoi, 1997), 265.
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