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Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Albanian *dœrə < *du̯о̄rā, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰwṓr (door). Compare Proto-Slavic *dvьrь, Sanskrit द्वारा (dvārā), Latin foris.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

derë f (indefinite plural dyer, definite singular dera, definite plural dyert)

  1. door
  2. (figuratively) family, home, tribe
  3. (figuratively) solution

DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Tosk; from Proto-Albanian *deuna, from Proto-Indo-European *deu- (lack, fail) (compare Icelandic tjón (loss), Ancient Greek δυη (duē, misery)).[2]

AdjectiveEdit

i derë m (feminine e derë, masculine plural derë)

  1. (Tosk) bitter
  2. (Tosk) difficult, toilsome, fatiguing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stefan Schumacher & Joachim Matzinger, Die Verben des Altalbanischen: Belegwörterbuch, Vorgeschichte und Etymologie (Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 2013), 224.
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “derë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 60