shpreh

AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Either from Proto-Albanian *iš-perakskā, related to eh 'to sharpen', with a similar sense development in Latin exprimere and Slavic *vyraziti[1], or from Proto-Albanian *spregska, an inchoative in -sḱ- from Proto-Indo-European *spreg- (to make a sound, utter, speak) (cf. Old High German sprehhan, Old English sprecan (to speak)).

VerbEdit

shpreh (first-person singular past tense shpreha, participle shprehur)

  1. to utter, voice, express
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Albanian Etymological Dictionary, V.Orel, Koninklijke Brill ,Leiden Boston Köln 1998, p.431
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