qafë

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a borrowing from Turkish kafa ‎(head), from Arabic قَفَاء ‎(qafāʾ, head). Alternatively from older *klafë, from Proto-Indo-European *glēb(h)- 'conglobate'. Cf. Romanian ceafă. Compare also Old Norse klafi ‎(neck yoke, packsaddle), Middle Low German klave ‎(neck yoke), Old English clyppan ‎(hug, embrace, hold tight).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈcafə/, [t͡ɕaːf]

Noun[edit]

qafë f (indefinite plural qafa, definite singular qafa, definite plural qafat)

  1. (anatomy) neck; nape of the neck

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