qime

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an earlier *kime, cognate to Ancient Greek κόμη (kómē, hair). [1]

Alternatively a singularized plural of *kimë, from Latin cȳma (young sprout)[2], which Orel claims to have semantic issues.[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

qime f (indefinite plural qime, definite singular qimja, definite plural qimet)

  1. thread of hair
  2. hair
  3. facial hair
  4. thread of wool or other material
  5. ofshoot

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “page 141”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill
  2. ^ Topalli, Kolec (2017), “qime”, in Fjalor Etimologjik i Gjuhës Shqipe, Durrës, Albania: Jozef, page 1221
  3. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “page 142”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill