See also: kocke

Albanian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology 1 edit

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

Noun edit

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

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

References edit

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

Etymology 2 edit

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

Noun edit

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

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

References edit

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