shpërthej

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

shpër- +‎ thyej, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱeh₃i- ‎(sharpen). Alternatively from from Proto-Indo-European *spreǵʰ- ‎(to spring, jump). Compare Lithuanian spreñgti ‎(to push in), Old Church Slavonic прѧсти ‎(pręsti, to spin, stretch), Ancient Greek σπέρχω ‎(spérkhō, I hasten), Sanskrit स्पृहयति ‎(spṛhayati, is eager), Old English springan ‎(to spring).

Noun[edit]

shpërthej ‎(first-person singular past tense shpërtheu, participle shpërthyer)

  1. to explode, blow up
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