AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *aweisa, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewh₁-. More at aft[1]. Alternatively from Proto-Albanian *aus-o, reflecting Proto-Indo-European *aus- 'to light up, to dawn', where the cluster -*au- < -*af- is rendered as in Latin borrowings (cf. kafshë < Latin causa). The original meaning of the word might have been 'fire or lighting source' as well as 'dawn'.

NounEdit

afsh m (indefinite plural afshe)

  1. warm breath
  2. vapor, haze
  3. strong smell
  4. ardor, passion, sultriness
  5. heat (animal), oestrus

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Albanische Etymologien (Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz), Bardhyl Demiraj, Leiden Studies in Indo-European 7; Amsterdam - Atlanta 1997, p.72
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