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EtymologyEdit

Possibly a substratum word, akin to or derived from Albanian gjemb, or alternatively from Vulgar Latin *pungulus, from Latin pungō (compare Italian pungolo) through intermediate roots *punglu > *glumpu through metathesis > *ghiumpu > ghimp(u).[1]

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NounEdit

ghimpe m (plural ghimpi)

  1. thorn
  2. needle (of pine tree)
  3. eyesore

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