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).

Noun[edit]

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

  1. very tall person
  2. giant, (war) hero (Mythology)
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