AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *grunā, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵr̥h₂nóm.[1] Cognate to Proto-Balto-Slavic *źírˀna (Latvian žìrnis (pea), Old Church Slavonic зрьно (zrĭno)), Proto-Celtic *grānom (Old Irish grán, Breton greun), Proto-Germanic *kurną (Gothic 𐌺𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌽 (kaurn), English corn), Proto-Italic *grānom (Latin grānum), Persian خرمن(xarman, grain).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

grurë m (indefinite plural grura, definite singular gruri, definite plural grurërat)

  1. wheat (Triticum)
    • 1994, Bibla, Diodati i Ri version, Albanian Bible Society, Deuteronomy 8:8:
      Një vend me grurë dhe elb, me vreshta, me fiq dhe shegë, një vend me ullinj që japin vaj dhe me mjaltë;
      A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land with olive trees that give both oil and honey;

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ReferencesEdit

  • wheat” in Ilo Stefanllari, Albanian Practical Dictionary (1996)
  1. ^ An Albanian Historical Grammar, Suart E. Mann, Buske, 1977, p.55