ajkë

AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • hakë, alkë

EtymologyEdit

From older dialectal alkë, from Proto-Albanian *alkā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁olHk- (compare Lithuanian álkti ‘to be hungry’, Slovene lákati ‘to be hungry, greedy, starving’).[1]

NounEdit

ajkë f (indefinite plural ajka, definite singular ajka, definite plural ajkat)

  1. cream
  2. scum (of milk)
  3. (dialectal) clotted cream
  4. wool grease, hair grease

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vladimir Orel, Albanian Etymological Dictionary (Leiden: Brill, 1998), 3.
Last modified on 6 January 2014, at 15:39