zonjë

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From *džotnja, from Proto-Albanian *dzwāptnjā, from earlier *w(i)tspátnjā, from Proto-Indo-European *wiḱpotnyeh₂ (clan matriarch) (compare Lithuanian viešpatni (lady)), compound of *wéyḱs (clan, kindred) (compare Ancient Greek οἰκία (oikía, house (clan)), Avestan [script needed] (viθ-, royal court)) and *potnyeh₂ (compare Ancient Greek πότνια (pótnia)), feminine of *pótis (master). More at zot.

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zonjë f (indefinite plural zonja, definite singular zonja, definite plural zonjat)

  1. lady in a wealthy family with servants
  2. (term of address) Mrs., ma'am

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