AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Gheg dialect, from Proto-Albanian *-(i)sama,[1] from Proto-Indo-European *somHós. Etymologically cognate with Old High German -sam (-some), Old Norse -samr (-some).

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-çëm m (-çme f)

  1. Makes masculine adjectives from verbs and nouns. The most common meaning the suffix carries is comparable to -able in English.
    mend/mendje (mind) — i meçëm (smart)
    shnet (health) — i shnetçëm (healthy)
    sot (today) — i soçëm (fresh)
    mot (time) — i moçëm (old)

Derived termsEdit

Category Albanian words suffixed with -çëm not found

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir E. (2000) A concise historical grammar of the Albanian language: reconstruction of Proto-Albanian[1], Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, →ISBN, page 164