AlbanianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Dialectal; either (1) a blend of synonyms kec + edh, or (2) a singularized plural of *kadh, from Proto-Albanian *kadza, from Proto-Indo-European *koǵʰos (compare Serbo-Croatian koza (goat), Old English hēcen (kid)). Dialectal qith has been influenced by qengj (lamb) (variants qingjth, qîgj).[1] A possible relation with Proto-Germanic *kidją (compare Old Norse kið (kid), Old High German kizzi (id)) has been proposed, although this remains doubtful.[2]

NounEdit

kedh m (indefinite plural kedhë or kedha, definite singular kedhi, definite plural kedhët or kedhat)

  1. (dialectal) goat kid under a year old

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998) , “kedh”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 341
  2. ^ A Handbook of Germanic Etymology, V.Orel, Brill, Leiden Boston 2003, p.214