AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From dialectal koskë, from South Slavic; cf. Macedonian коска (koska), Serbo-Croatian kȍska.[1]

NounEdit

kockë f (indefinite plural kocka, definite singular kocka, definite plural kockat)

  1. (anatomy) bone
  2. (figuratively) core of a person's character, essential nature
  3. (figuratively) strong character
Derived termsEdit

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “kockë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, page 187

Etymology 2Edit

From South Slavic; cf. Macedonian коцка (kocka), Serbo-Croatian kȍcka ‘die, cube’.[1]

NounEdit

kockë f (indefinite plural kocka, definite singular kocka, definite plural kockat)

  1. die used in a children's dice game
  2. (figuratively) trinket, small thing of no value

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Xhelal Ylli, Das slawische Lehngut im Albanischen, vol. 1: Lehnwörter (Munich: Otto Sagner, 1997), 121.