Reconstruction:Proto-Albanian/māti

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This Proto-Albanian entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *méh₁tis (measurement), deverbative of *meh₁- (to measure); compare Old English mǣþ (measure), Lithuanian mẽtas (time), Ancient Greek μῆτις (mêtis, plan).[1] Sense shift from ‘time’ to ‘weather, year, era’ influenced by Latin tempus (time, weather) (compare Romanian timp, French temps).

NounEdit

*māti

  1. time

DescendantsEdit

  • Albanian: mot

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “mot”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 274-5