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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *awena, an innovation based on *au̯e (down, off) (cf. Sanskrit अव (áva, id)), replacing Proto-Indo-European *dhē (to place, put). The original meaning must have been 'to put down, put aside', as in Latin pōnere (to put).[1] Alternatively from Proto-Albanian *u̯enō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁wen- (to spread).[2]

Verb[edit]

(first-person singular past tense vura, participle vënë)

  1. to put, to place

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “vë ~ vê”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 503
  2. ^ Stefan Schumacher & Joachim Matzinger, Die Verben des Altalbanischen: Belegwörterbuch, Vorgeschichte und Etymologie (Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 2013), 218.