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Standard Albanian: vezë

« ha (eat) sy (eye) »

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Lexeme data

Language:Standard Albanian
Meaning:egg
Source form:vezë
Phonological form:
Gloss:
Notes:Orel gives ve ~ vo, which he states to be a borrowing < Latin ovum 'id'.
Cognate codes:A

Sources of lexical data

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Source: Scherpenberg, Cornelia van. 2012. Allgemeine und Indogermanische Sprachwissenschaft, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München
Reliability: High
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Source: Orel, Vladimir. 1998. Albanian Etymological Dictionary. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 497
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class A
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Source: Orel, Vladimir. 1998. Albanian Etymological Dictionary. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 140-141
Reliability: High
Comment: May well be a borrowing < Lat ovum 'id.' but Holm (2011) counters this position, stating that Orel has not accounted for the vocalism. Same etymological root whether a loan or not, however.