rri

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *rina, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃er- (to move, stir), compare Ancient Greek ὄρνυμι (órnumi, to raise; arouse; stir up), Sanskrit ऋणोति (ṛṇóti, to rise, move).[1] Alternatively, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *h₁reyd- (to lean); compare Ancient Greek ἐρείδω (ereídō, to prop, support).[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

rri (first-person singular past tense ndenja, participle ndenjur)

  1. to stay
  2. to sit, sit down
  3. to suit, fit on one's body
  4. (colloquial) to keep at, stick to
  5. (Arbëresh) to live (in)
  6. to arrive (Francesco Maria da Lecce); more at mbërrij

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “rri”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 386
  2. ^ Stefan Schumacher & Joachim Matzinger, Die Verben des Altalbanischen: Belegwörterbuch, Vorgeschichte und Etymologie (Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 2013), 994–5.