dallëndyshe

AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • dallandyshe, dëllëndyshe

EtymologyEdit

Compound of *dalluan ‘standing out, differentiated’ (participle of dalloj) + dysh 'in two', in reference to the swallow's forked tail.

NounEdit

dallëndyshe f (definite singular dallëndyshja)

  1. swallow (Hirundinidae)
  2. (textiles) castle: forked part of the loom from which the heddles are suspended
  3. wooden linchpin securing the stilt to the plowbeam
  4. soft part of a horse hoof

HyponymsEdit

  • dallëndyshe bishtgëshërë ‘barn swallow’ (Hirundo rustica)
  • dallëndyshe e brigjeve ‘bank swallow’ (Riparia riparia)
  • dallëndyshe deti ‘tern, sea swallow’ (Sterna hirundo)
  • dallëndyshe kërbishtkuqe ‘red-rumped swallow’ (Hirundo daurica)
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