njeg

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Gheg; clipped form of njegull, variant of standard mjegull. From Proto-Albanian *(n)neG-, from either Proto-Indo-European *negw, or Proto-Indo-European *(s)neuK-, both meaning "to get dark". Cognate to Romanian negură (fog) and Lithuanian niáuka (darkness (of the sky), dusky, dim (weather)).[1] Alternatively from Proto-Albanian *snaiga, from Proto-Indo-European *snóygʷʰos (snow). Compare Old Church Slavonic sněgь (sněgĭ), Gothic snaiws (snaiws, snow).

Noun[edit]

njeg m

  1. (Gheg) fog, haze, mist

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demiraj, Bardhyl (1997) Albanische Etymologien: Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz [Albanian Etymologies: Investigations into the Albanian Inherited Lexicon] (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 7)‎[1] (in German), Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, page 272