mjedër

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the more conservative variant mjedhër, from Proto-Albanian *mesdrā, presumably cognate with Lithuanian mẽdis ‘tree; wood’ and Latvian mežs (wood);[1] however, these are in fact from Proto-Indo-European *médʰyos ‘middle’. On both semantic and phonetic grounds, one might also consider a derivative of Proto-Indo-European *médʰu ‘honey, mead’.

Noun[edit]

mjedër f (indefinite plural mjedra, definite singular mjedra, definite plural mjedrat)

  1. raspberry

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “mjedër”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 269