grath

AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • grâth (Gheg)

EtymologyEdit

From *granth, diminutive in -th from South Slavic; cf. Serbo-Croatian grana ‘branch; brushwood’, Macedonian гранка (granka), dialectal Bulgarian гран (gran).[1] Alternatively, with voicing of initial, from krath ‘leaf bud, sprout on a tree’, variant of kranth ~ krëndth, diminutive of krand ~ krënd ‘brushwood; tinder’.[2]

NounEdit

grath m (indefinite plural grathë, definite singular grathi)

  1. jagged tooth (of a cog, etc.)
  2. saw tooth
  3. bristle, hard sliver
  4. flax straw, flax stem
  5. flax hards

Derived termsEdit

  • grathatë, grathatël, grathë-grathë, grathël, grathët, grathoj, grathore

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eqrem Çabej, Studime etimologjike në fushë të shqipes, vol. V.
  2. ^ Bardhyl Demiraj, Albanische Etymologien: Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz (Amsterdam - Atlanta: Rodopoi, 1997), 225.
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