vigan

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A formation from vig, possibly related to Proto-Indo-European *u̯eik 'force, energy (victory, battle, etc.). Compare Latin vinco (I win, beat), Lithuanian veikiù (make work), Old High German wig (battle, struggle), wigant (cripple), Old English wǣgan (to torment, smite). Alternatively from Serbo-Croatian viganj (forge), with sematic problems.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vigan m (indefinite plural viganë, definite singular vigani, definite plural viganët)

  1. a very tall person
  2. (figuratively) leading light
  3. (figuratively) flagship
  4. (mythology) giant
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Omari, Anila (2012), “vigan”, in Marrëdhëniet Gjuhësore Shqiptaro-Serbe, Tirana, Albania: Krishtalina KH, page 310