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EtymologyEdit

Perhaps from Proto-Albanian *a(k)škā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱs- (axis).[1]

Alternatively, a borrowing from Vulgar Latin *ascla.[2][3]

NounEdit

ashkë f (indefinite plural eshkë, definite singular ashka, definite plural eshkat)

  1. wood splinter[1]; chip, fragment of shell, shard, etc.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Orel, Vladimir (1998), “ashkë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 11
  2. ^ Meyer, Gustav (1891), “ashkë”, in Etymologisches Wörterbuch der albanesischen Sprache (in German), Strasbourg: Karl J. Trübner, page 19
  3. ^ Miklosich, Franz (1871) Albanische Forschungen II. Die romanischen Elemente im Albanischen (in German), Vienna: Karl Gerold’s Sohn, page 4
  4. ^ Mann, Stuart E. (1948), “ashkë”, in An Historical Albanian–English Dictionary, London: Longmans, Green & Co., page 13b