pendë

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin pinna.[1]

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Noun[edit]

pendë f (indefinite plural pendë, definite singular penda, definite plural pendët)

  1. feather, quill
  2. fin (of fish)
  3. vane (of waterwheel)
  4. dike; weir
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Vladimir Orel, Albanian Etymological Dictionary (Leiden: Brill, 1998), 429.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *pendā, from Proto-Indo-European *spen-d-. Compare Latvian spanda (rope binding plow to yoke), English span, Ossetian fsondz (yoke).[1]

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Noun[edit]

pendë f (indefinite plural pendë, definite singular penda, definite plural pendët)

  1. pair or team of draft animals yoked together
    një pendë qe
    a yoke of oxen
  2. juger, measure of land equal to what a yoke of oxen can plow in a day
    një pendë dhe
    3,000 sq. meters of land

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bardhyl Demiraj, Albanische Etymologien: Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz (Amsterdam - Atlanta: Rodopoi, 1997), 314-5.