përrue

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Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Gheg; from Old Albanian përruo, from Proto-Albanian *pVre̅/a̅n-, or *pVroN, possibly a Balkan word[1]. Alternatively from Bulgarian порой (poroj) ‘torrent’.[2][3]

Noun[edit]

përrue m (indefinite plural përrenj)

  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. ^ Bardhyl Demiraj, Albanische Etymologien (Amsterdam - Atlanta: Rodopoi, 1997), 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. ^ Vladimir Orel, Albanian Etymological Dictionary (Leiden: Brill, 1998), 323.