vatër

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See also: Vater, vàter, and Väter

Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *ōtar, borrowed from Sarmato-Alanic, from Proto-Iranian *ātr-, *ātar- (fire); it derives ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European *h₂eh₁ter- (fire), whence also Latin āter (black). See also Romanian vatră and Serbo-Croatian vatra, which were probably borrowed from it.

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]

  • 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, page 457
  • Orel, Vladimir (1998), “vatër”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, pages 495–496