mëlçi

AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit
  • mbëlçi

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *mil(i̯)tiā, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)meld- (to beat, grind, crush, weaken). Compare Old English milte, milt (milt, spleen), German Milz, Swedish mjälte[1]. The term could also represent a borrowing from Italian milza (spleen), a loanword from Germanic.

NounEdit

mëlçi f

  1. liver

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “Indogermanisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch”, J. Pokorny, 1959, Bern : Francke
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