qiell

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Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed via Vulgar Latin from Latin caelum (sky, heaven),[1][2] specifically from the nominative plural caelī.[3] First attested as feminine qiell/qiellja (Buzuku). Compare Italian cielo, Romanian cer.

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Noun[edit]

qiell m (indefinite plural qiej, definite singular qielli, definite plural qiejt)

  1. sky
    Synonyms: hava, pjetë
  2. cosmos
  3. heaven
    Synonym: xhenem
  4. paradise

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “qiell”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 360
  2. ^ Topalli, Kolec (2017), “qiell”, in Fjalor Etimologjik i Gjuhës Shqipe, Durrës, Albania: Jozef, page 1220
  3. ^ Matzinger, Joachim (2006) Der Altalbanische Text Mbsuame e Krështerë (Dottrina Cristiana) des Lekë Matrënga von 1592, Dettelbach: J. H. Röll, page 179