AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *baltā (marsh), hypothetically from a Proto-Indo-European *bʰolHto- (white > marsh), a derivative of *bʰel- (shining, white). Cognate with Proto-Slavic *bolto (swamp), Lithuanian báltas (white, shining). Often considered an Illyrian substrate word together with blattea.[1] It could also turn out to be a Mediterranean substrate word, compare Italian palta.

NounEdit

baltë f (indefinite plural balta/baltëra, definite singular balta, definite plural balta/baltërat)

  1. mud, sludge
    Synonyms: gjol, qyl, llucë, lloç

DeclensionEdit

With -a:

With -ëra:

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “baltë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 15