shtëng

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *štanga, from Proto-Indo-European *st(y)oy-. Compare Sanskrit styāyate ‘it hardens’, Ancient Greek στῖον (stîon, pebble), Russian стена (stená, wall), Old English stān 'stone'. Alternatively cognate to Old Norse stinga (to put, to stick), Lithuanian sténgiu, sténgti (to be able), stingt (it hardens)[1].

Noun[edit]

shtëng m

  1. hardened or pressed matter
Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, V.Orel, Koninklijke Brill , Leiden 2000, pp. 252