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).

Noun[edit]

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

  1. goose

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
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (2000) A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, Leiden: Brill, pages 312-313