vatër

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See also: Vater

Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *ōtar, either borrowed from Avestan 𐬁𐬙𐬀𐬭𐬱 (ātarš) ("fire") or from Sarmato-Alanic. More at *ātr-, *ātar- ‎(fire).

Noun[edit]

vatër f (indefinite plural vatra, definite singular vatra)

  1. fireplace, fireside, hearth
  2. (figuratively) home, family circle
  3. small plot of ground
  4. (geometry) focal point
  5. (anatomy) nerve center
  6. (medicine) focus, hotbed

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References[edit]

  • Douglas Q. Adams: Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture. Taylor & Francis, 1997: 202.
  • Domosileckaja, M. V. (2002) Albansko-vostočnoromanskij sopostavitelʹnyj ponjatijnyj slovarʹ: Skotovodčeskaja leksika [Albanian – Eastern Romance Comparative Conceptual Dictionary: The Pastoral Vocabulary] (in Russian), Saint Petersburg: Nauka, ISBN 5-02-028531-5, page 457
  • Orel, Vladimir (1998), “vatër”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, pages 495–496