vetull

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin vittula, diminutive of vitta (band, headband).[1] although very uncertain since the word is not attested anywhere in old manuscripts or in the present Romance languages. Çabej considers it an inherited word.[2]

Noun[edit]

vetull f (indefinite plural vetulla, definite singular vetulla, definite plural vetullat)

  1. eyebrow
  2. overhang
  3. arched part of something

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vladimir Orel, Albanian Etymological Dictionary (Leiden: Brill, 1998), 503.
  2. ^ R.Trofenik, "Zeitschrift für Balkanologie, Band 24", the University of Virginia, 1988, p. 89