sharrë

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From shaj, ultimately from çaj, with -r doubling for expressive reasons. Compare Hittite [Term?] (/šarra/, break, rupture, divide), Latin serra (id), Lithuanian sėris (filament).[1] Alternatively borrowed through Vulgar Latin from Latin serra; compare Aromanian sharã.

Noun[edit]

sharrë f (indefinite plural sharra, definite singular sharra, definite plural sharrat)

  1. saw
  2. sawmill
  3. saw-toothed ridge: steep mountain range, hidden ocean reef
  4. (medicine) lockjaw, tetanus

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “Indogermanisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch”, J. Pokorny, 1959, Bern : Francke, pp. 911