ngjyej

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin unguere ‘to anoint, smear with oil’.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

ngjyej (first-person singular past tense ngjeva, participle ngjyer)

  1. to dip, dunk, immerse
  2. to dye
  3. to color, paint
  4. (figuratively) to grease palms, arrange things

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Vladimir Orel, Albanian Etymological Dictionary (Leiden: Brill, 1998), 300.
  2. ^ Guillaume Bonnet, Les mots latins de l’albanais (Paris: L’Harmattan, 1998), 191, 300.