pranga

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Gothic 𐌰𐌽𐌰𐍀𐍂𐌰𐌲𐌲𐌰𐌽 (anapraggan, press). Alternatively, from Proto-Indo-European *prAng-, *prAgn- (pole, stalk), cognate with Old Norse frakka (javelin, throwing spit), Old English franca (javelin, lance). Occurs almost exclusively in the plural form.

Noun[edit]

pranga f

  1. handcuffs, shackles
  2. chains, obstacle (figuratively)