mbush

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Albanian ëmbush, from Proto-Albanian *en-busa,[1] or *am-buśś-it,[2] from Proto-Indo-European *bu-n-s-, nasalized weak stem of *beus- (to blow up, puff out, swell) (compare Ancient Greek βυνέω (bunéō, to stuff), Old High German pfoso (bag)).

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mbush (aorist mbusha, participle mbushur)

  1. to fill (up), stuff
  2. to replenish
  3. to load a gun
  4. to complete a period of time
  5. to backfill (a plant) to protect the roots
  6. (colloquial) to fulfill, comply with, satisfy

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir E. (1998), “mbush”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden; Boston; Köln: Brill, →ISBN, page 253
  2. ^ Schumacher, Stefan; Matzinger, Joachim (2013) Die Verben des Altalbanischen: Belegwörterbuch, Vorgeschichte und Etymologie (Albanische Forschungen; 33) (in German), Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, →ISBN, page 234

Further reading[edit]

  • [1] active voice: mbush (aorist: mbusha; participle: mbushur) • "Fjalor Shqip" ('Albanian Dictionary')
  • [2] mediopassive: mbushem / mbúshem (aorist: u mbusha (u mbúsha); participle: mbushur) • "Fjalor Shqip" ('Albanian Dictionary')