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Albanian: mëlçi e zezë

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Lexeme data

Language:Albanian
Meaning:liver
Source form:mëlçi e zezë
Phonological form:
Gloss:
Notes:Borrowed < Ital milza id., possibly even earlier < Goth *milti (cf Cat melsa) 'milt, spleen'. Suppletion zeze 'black' follows Trk usage of colours for entrails, cf karaciger 'liver' with kara 'black'.
Cognate codes:(C)

Sources of lexical data

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Source: Dyen, Isidore Kruskal, Joseph and Black, Paul (1992). An Indoeuropean Classification, a Lexicostatistical Experiment. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 82/5.
Reliability: Good (e.g. should be double checked)
Comment: Changed from original MELTSI E ZEZ.
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Source: 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.
Pages: 25
Reliability: Good (e.g. should be double checked)
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Source: Orel, Vladimir. 1998. Albanian Etymological Dictionary. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 259
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class C
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Source: Orel, Vladimir. 1998. Albanian Etymological Dictionary. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 259
Reliability: Loanword
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Source: Dyen, Isidore Kruskal, Joseph and Black, Paul (1992). An Indoeuropean Classification, a Lexicostatistical Experiment. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 82/5.
Reliability: Good (e.g. should be double checked)