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Albanian: udhë

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Lexeme data

Language:Albanian
Meaning:road
Source form:udhë
Phonological form:
Gloss:
Notes:From PAlb *wada, based on *uedh- 'to beat, to break'. cf also Slav *trepati 'to knock, to beat', OS thravon 'to trot', Slav *tropa 'path' etc for similar semantic developments. Holm disagrees with this etymology, preferring an origin in IE *uegh 'to draw, to drive'.
Cognate codes:C

Sources of lexical data

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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: 31
Reliability: Good (e.g. should be double checked)
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Source: Orel, Vladimir. 1998. Albanian Etymological Dictionary. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 482-483
Reliability: High
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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 original word-final -A to -ë.

Cognate coding

Cognate Class C
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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)