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From Proto-Albanian * ̊tupi-, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)teu-p- (to push, beat). Cognate to Ancient Greek τύππω (túppō, to strike, beat). A formation with the prefix për-[1]. The root vowel has undergone umlaut. Alternatively from Proto-Indo-European *teup (to get down, conceal oneself). Compare Lithuanian tūpiù (to get down, lay on one's knees), Old Norse Þopta (thwart), Gothic 𐌸𐌹𐌿𐍆𐍃 (þiufs, thief)[2].


përtyp ? (indefinite plural përtypur)

  1. to chew, masticate, gulp down
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  1. ^ Albanische Etymologien (Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz), Bardhyl Demiraj, Leiden Studies in Indo-European 7; Amsterdam - Atlanta 1997, p.317
  2. ^ “Indogermanisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch”, J. Pokorny, 1959, Bern : Francke, p.1085