mjekër

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Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Indo-European *smeḱr-u or a similar variant of original *smóḱwr̥ (beard; chin).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mjekër f (plural mjekra, definite mjekra)

  1. chin (lower part of the face)
  2. beard (of humans or animals, e.g. goats)

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References[edit]

  • “mjekër”, in FGJSSH: Fjalor i gjuhës së sotme shqipe [Dictionary of the modern Albanian language]‎[1] (in Albanian), 1980, page 1155a
  • Kloekhorst, Alwin (2008), “zama(n)kur”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Hittite Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 5), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 1029f.
  • Orel, Vladimir E. (1998), “mjekër”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden; Boston; Köln: Brill, →ISBN, page 269f.
  • Demiraj, B. (1997) Albanische Etymologien: Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz [Albanian Etymologies: []] (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 7)‎[2] (in German), Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, page 273
  • Pokorny, Julius (1959), “smek-”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume 3, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 968
  • Meyer, G. (1891), “mjekrɛ”, in Etymologisches Wörterbuch der albanesischen Sprache [Etymological Dictionary of the Albanian Language] (in German), Strasbourg: Karl J. Trübner, →DOI, page 282