nënë

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See also: nene, Nene, nenê, Néné, nēnē, and -nene

Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Tosk variant of Gheg nãnë (mother). Both from Proto-Albanian *na(n)nā, from Proto-Indo-European *na̅̆(n)na̅̆ (mother). Cognate to Ancient Greek νάννη (nánnē, aunt, mother), Welsh nain (grandmother), Sanskrit नना (nanā́, mother).

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /nənə/

Noun[edit]

nënë f (indefinite plural nëna, definite singular nëna, definite plural nënat)

  1. mother
    Synonyms: mëmë, ëmë
  2. grandmother
    Synonym: gjyshe

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