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Singular form of a more spread plural tirq, cognate to Romanian tureac (top (of a boot)), tureatcă. Either an old loanword from an East Germanic language, Gepid or Gothic *𐌸𐌹𐌿𐌷𐌱𐍂𐍉𐌺𐍃 (*þiuhbrōks) (cf. Old High German theobroch (gaiters), English thigh, breeches),[1] via Late Latin tubrucus, or, a more probable theory, a derivative of tjerr.[2]


tirk m (indefinite plural tirqe, definite singular tirku, definite plural tirqet)

  1. long male trousers
  2. long male socks
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  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “tirk”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, page 456-457
  2. ^ Çabej, E. 1976a. Studime Gjuhësore II, Studime Etimologjike në Fushë të Shqipes, A-O. Prishtinë: Rilindja, p.182-183