shkrumb

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *iš-kruma, with a non etymological -mb-<*m (cf. Romanian scrum, from Albanian) from Proto-Indo-European *krem, attested in Latin cremō (to burn)[1], or from Proto-Indo-European *skremb, *skr̥mb (cf. Lithuanian skrembti (to crust over, stiffen), Swedish skrympa (to shrink), English shrimp).

Noun[edit]

shkrumb m (indefinite plural shkrumba, definite singular shkrumbi, definite plural shkrumbat)

  1. ashes, embers
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “shkrumb”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 423