vij

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A case of an inherited verb being suppleted by a loanword.

From Old Albanian vinj (I come), vjen (he comes), borrowed from Latin veniō. The past forms in erdh- are from Proto-Indo-European *h₁erǵʰ- and cognate with Ancient Greek ἔρχομαι (érkhomai). [1][2]

Verb[edit]

vij (first-person singular past tense erdha, participle ardhur)

  1. I arrive
  2. I come

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stefan Schumacher & Joachim Matzinger, Die Verben des Altalbanischen: Belegwörterbuch, Vorgeschichte und Etymologie (Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 2013), 192–4, 266.
  2. ^ Vladimir Orel, Albanian Etymological Dictionary (Leiden: Brill, 1998), 508.