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Standard Albanian: borë

« gjarpër (snake) disa (some) »

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Lexeme data

Language:Standard Albanian
Meaning:snow
Source form:borë
Phonological form:
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Notes:Semantic structure of the word is similar to Rum zapadă 'id' < Slav *zapada 'falling down (snow)' and therefore *-bără is linked to bie 'to fall'. Or, borë may be a calque of the Slavic word.
Cognate codes:C

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: 32
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class C
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Source: Orel, Vladimir. 1998. Albanian Etymological Dictionary. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 32
Reliability: High