shpirrë

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Deverbative of an unattested *shpirroj, from Vulgar Latin *dis-spīrāre, derivative of Latin spīrāre (to blow).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

shpirrë f (indefinite plural shpirra, definite singular shpirra, definite plural shpirrat)

  1. (medicine) asthma
  2. (veterinary) respiratory catarrh in livestock and poultry, such as heaves in horses

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “shpirrë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 430