noçkë

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From South Slavic; cf. Serbo-Croatian њу̏шка / njȕška (snout, muzzle, neb), Bulgarian нюшка (njuška).[1]

Noun[edit]

noçkë f (indefinite plural noçka, definite singular noçka, definite plural noçkat)

  1. (anatomy) protruding part of a bone, e.g. ankle, knuckle, fetlock
  2. knob, nodule, protuberance
  3. knot in wood
  4. snout, trunk (elephant)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Xhelal Ylli, Das slavische Lehngut im Albanischen, vol. 1: Lehnwörter (Munich: Otto Sagner, 1997), 173.