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Albanian Sicily: morr

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Lexeme data

Language:Albanian Sicily
Meaning:louse
Source form:morr
Phonological form:
Gloss:
Notes:From PAlb *mērwa based on IE *mer- 'to die' as Gk φθειρ is based on φθειρω 'to destroy'. Holm claims this is hardly likely and prefers the IE origin *merh2- 'to squeeze' via PAlb mēr(e)n.
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: Added second word final -r to original lexeme entry.
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Source: Orel, Vladimir. 1998. Albanian Etymological Dictionary. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 274
Reliability: High
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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)

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)