shqa

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin sclavus or Sclavus, from Byzantine Greek σκλάβος (sklábos, Slav) or Σκλάβος (Sklábos), probably from earlier Σλαβῆνος (Slabênos), from plural Σλαβῆνοι (Slabênoi), from Proto-Slavic *slověninъ.[1]. Compare Romanian șcheau (Bulgarian, (South) Slav), șchiau, Aromanian shcljau. Doublet of skllav (slave), a later borrowing.

Noun[edit]

shqa m (indefinite plural shqa, definite singular shqau, definite plural shqatë)

  1. a Bulgarian (or generally any person of South Slavic ethnicity)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (2000) A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, Leiden: Brill, page 432