njeri

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Albanian njer, from Proto-Albanian *nera, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂nḗr.[1] Closely related to Messapic 𐌍𐌄𐌓 (man).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

njeri m (plural njerëz, definite njeriu, definite plural njerëzit)

  1. man
  2. human, person, individual

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Pronoun[edit]

njeri

  1. anyone
    • 2009, Pandeli Pani, Albanisch intensiv, edition 2, page 179:
      Nuk njoh njeri.
      I don't know anyone.
  2. someone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir E. (1998), “njeri”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden; Boston; Köln: Brill, →ISBN, page 304
  • Leonard Newmark; Philip Hubbard; Peter R. Prifti (1982) Standard Albanian: a reference grammar for students, page 283: “The indeterminate pronoun njëri ‘anyone’ is clearly distinguished semantically and grammatically from the noun njeri ‘man, person’.”

Aromanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *melem, from Latin mellem, accusative of mel. Compare to Romanian miere.

Noun[edit]

njeri f (definite njera)

  1. honey