- zërë (Tosk)
From Latin Diāna (compare Asturian xana, Sardinian giàna, Romanian zână, Aromanian dzãnã). Alternatively a Gheg formation from zân 'voice', from Proto-Albanian *ĝhu̯en, from Proto-Indo-European *ĝhau, *ĝhau̯ǝ 'to call, priestess, goddess', in referrence to the characteristics of these beings. Similar formation as zot. Compare Old Church Slavic zovǫ (“call, shout, cry”), Avestan zavaiti (“called, wanted”).
zanë f (indefinite plural zana)