thelb

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From older and dialectal thalb, from Proto-Albanian *tsalba, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- 'to cover' (compare Ancient Greek κέλῦφος (kélûphos) ‘shell, pod’, Old English heolstor ‘darkness’).[1]

Noun[edit]

thelb m (indefinite plural thelpinj, definite singular thelbi)

  1. kernel (of nut), meat (of walnut)
  2. core, pith, stone (of fruit)
  3. clove (of garlic)
  4. (botany) cotyledon
  5. (figuratively) core, essence, heart

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Vladimir Orel, Albanian Etymological Dictionary (Leiden: Brill, 1998), 474.