Albanian Tosk: bushtër
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'Female dog' (bitch), also adj. 'raging, wild'. Early borrowing from Slav *bystrъ fem bystra 'quick' (cf. Russian borzoj 'fast').
Sources of lexical data
Orel, Vladimir. 1998. Albanian Etymological Dictionary. Leiden: Brill.
Holm, Hans J. 2011. "Swadesh lists" of Albanian Revisited and Consequences for Its Position in the Indo-European Languages, The Journal of Indo-European Studies, 39: 1&2, 1-53.
Dyen, Isidore Kruskal, Joseph and Black, Paul (1992). An Indoeuropean Classification, a Lexicostatistical Experiment. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 82/5.
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Indo-European Lexical Cognacy Database (LexDB version 0.9)