patë

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A cultural Wanderwort attested in Slavic and in Romance Languages (cf. Spanish pata, Serbo-Croatian pátak).[1] Possibly related to Sanskrit पतग (pataga, bird). See also Old Armenian բադ (bad).

Noun[edit]

patë f (indefinite plural pata, definite singular pata, definite plural patat)

  1. goose
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *patā, related to petë.

Noun[edit]

patë f (indefinite plural pata, definite singular pata, definite plural patat)

  1. plectrum
Declension[edit]
Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “patë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, pages 312-313