përrua

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Etymology[edit]

A Balkan word. From Proto-Albanian *pVrē/ān-, or Proto-Albanian *per-rāno, possibly a prefixed derivative of rrua. Compare Romanian pârâu (torrent, stream), assimilated to râu (river).[1] Alternatively, from Old Albanian përruo, from Bulgarian порой (poroj, torrent).[2][3]

Noun[edit]

përrua m (indefinite plural përronj, definite singular përroi)

  1. torrent, rapid stream
  2. bed of a rapid stream or torrent
  3. (figuratively) large quantity of something moving in a rush, torrent, gush
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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 318
  2. ^ Stefan Schumacher, "Lehnbeziehung zwischen Protoalbanisch und balkanischem Latein bzw. Romanisch", in Albanische Geschichte: Stand und Perspektiven der Forschung (Munich: R. Oldenbourg Verlag, 2009), 45-8.
  3. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “përrua”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 323