mbërthej

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Albanian[edit]

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Possibly a compound formation from mbi +‎ thej (to turn, twist), a variant of thyej . Alternatively from Proto-Indo-European *mer (to plait, bind; rope). Compare Old High German bardi (shield), Italian barda (horse harness), Greek βροχός (vrochós, cord).

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mbërthej (first-person singular past tense mbërtheva, participle mbërthyer)

  1. to clasp, enchain, hook, clench, brace
  2. to fasten, secure, stick (an object onto another medium)
  3. (of an undesirable condition) to strike, grip

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