shalqi

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Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unclear. Possibly borrowed from Arabic شَرْقِيّ(šarqiyy, eastern) through Turkish şarki, meaning "plant or fruit brought from the east."[1]

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shalqi m (indefinite plural shalqinj, definite singular shalqiri, definite plural shalqinjtë)

  1. watermelon

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Topalli, Kolec (2017), “shalqi”, in Fjalor Etimologjik i Gjuhës Shqipe, Durrës, Albania: Jozef, page 1368