tërë

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See also: tere and terë

Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Tosk variant of Gheg tanë, from Proto-Albanian *twana, from Proto-Indo-European *teuH-, compare Lithuanian tvìnti ‘to rise, swell’, tvãnas ‘flood’.[1] Alternatively from Proto-Albanian *tan-, from Proto-Indo-European *to(d) 'it'. Cognate to Ancient Greek τόν (tón, it)[2].

Adjective[edit]

i tërë m (feminine e tërë, masculine plural tërë, feminine plural tëra)

  1. whole, entire
    Botën e tërë. — “The whole world.”

Determiner[edit]

tërë

  1. (followed by an indefinite noun) the entire, the whole
    Tërë ditën e ditës — “The whole livelong day.”
  2. (followed by a deictic determiner) all that, all those
  3. (followed by a definite noun) just like... (+ kinship term)
  4. (followed by an indefinite noun) full of...

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vladimir Orel, Albanian Etymological Dictionary (Leiden: Brill, 1998), 454.
  2. ^ Bardhyl Demiraj, Albanische Etymologien: Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1997), 189.