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Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish تزگاه (tezgâh, workbench).



tezgjah m (plural tezgjahë, definite tezgjahu, definite plural tezgjahët)

  1. loom (either manual or mechanised)
    Synonyms: vegjë, avlëmend
  2. large avil
    Synonym: kudhër
  3. carpenter's or jacketmaker's workbench
  4. (regional) A bottle-like wooden container filled in which roasted coffee beans are kept.
  5. A pick made of cherry tree bark used to play the çiftelia.

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  • “tezgjáh,~u”, in FGJSSH: Fjalor i gjuhës së sotme shqipe [Dictionary of the modern Albanian language]‎[1] (in Albanian), 1980, page 1991b
  • Bufli, G., Rocchi, L. (2021) “tezgjah”, in A historical-etymological dictionary of Turkisms in Albanian (1555–1954), Trieste: Edizioni Università di Trieste, page 480
  • Meyer, G. (1891) “tezǵáh”, in Etymologisches Wörterbuch der albanesischen Sprache [Etymological Dictionary of the Albanian Language] (in German), Strasbourg: Karl J. Trübner, →DOI, page 429