ngordh

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *kār(i)da, from Proto-Indo-European *kēr dhē 'to take a root', hence 'to stiffen'[1]. Alternatively from Proto-Indo-European *ĝher- 'to yearn for'. Compare Old Norse grāðr (greed, lust, hunger), Gothic grēdus (grēdus, hunger), Middle Irish grad (love), Latin grātum. Originally meaning 'to starve, die of hunger'.

Verb[edit]

ngordh (first-person singular past tense ngordha, participle ngordhur)

  1. I die (for animals only), to stiffen, strangle, kill
  2. I crave for
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References[edit]

  1. ^ A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, V.Orel, Koninklijke Brill ,Leiden 2000, p.296