See also: gjû and g-ju

Albanian edit

Alternative forms edit

  • Gheg: gjû, (North Gheg)
  • glu (South Tosk, Arvanitic, Arbëreshë, Ukraine)

Etymology edit

From older dialectal glu, from Old Albanian glû (pl. glunj), from Proto-Albanian *gluna, with l/n dissimilation from earlier *g(a)nuna, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵónu. Compare similar dissimilation in Old Irish glún from the same root. Possible borrowing from Proto-Celtic *glūnos[1]

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ɟu/ (Standard, Tosk)
  • IPA(key): /ɡjũː/ (Gheg)
    • definite singular IPA(key): /ˈɡjũˑnɪ/
    • indefinite plural IPA(key): /ˈɡjʊ̃j/

Noun edit

gju m (plural gjunjë, definite gjuri, definite plural gjunjët)

  1. (anatomy) knee

Declension edit

References edit

  1. ^ Oleander, T.(editor).(2022). Albanian.The indo-European Language family. p. 223-245. Hyllested, A. & Joseph, B. D.