bërshen

AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit
  • bërshe, bërshê (Gheg), bërshni, bërshnizë, bërshnis/z

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *eburusa, from Proto-Indo-European *eburisio (collective). Compare Old Irish ibar (yew)[1].

NounEdit

bërshen m (indefinite plural bërshena, definite singular bërsheni, definite plural bërshenat)

  1. English yew (Taxus baccata)
  2. stinking juniper (Juniperus foetidissima)

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, V.Orel, Koninklijke Brill , Leiden 2000, pp.257
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