themel

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown, could be an ancient substrate word; compare Sumerian 𒋼 (temen) and Akkadian 𒋼 (temennu), both meaning 'foundation', or Etruscan 𐌄𐌔𐌀𐌉𐌌𐌄𐌈 (θemiase, foundation), from -𐌌𐌄𐌈 (θem-, to make foundations, build).[1] If Indo-European, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéǵʰōm, although problematic (cf. Serbo-Croatian zemlja (earth, soil)). Otherwise from Ancient Greek θεμέλιος (themélios).

Noun[edit]

themel m (indefinite plural themele, definite singular themeli, definite plural themelet)

  1. foundations (of a house), base

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Etruscan Language: An Introduction, Revised Editon By Giuliano Bonfante, Larissa Bonfante

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

themel

  1. Alternative form of thymbyll