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AlbanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Derivative of luaj or loz (aorist lojta).[1]

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

lojë f (indefinite plural lojëra, definite singular loja, definite plural lojërat)

  1. play, performance
  2. game
  3. toy, plaything
Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “lojë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 230

Etymology 2Edit

From South Slavic; cf. Serbo-Croatian lȏj, Bulgarian лой (loj, tallow, suet, fat).[1]

NounEdit

lojë f (indefinite plural loja, definite singular loja, definite plural lojat)

  1. beautiful, fair-skinned, plump woman

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ylli, Xhelal (1997) Das slavische Lehngut im Albanischen (Slavistische Beiträge; 350)‎[1], volume I. Lehnwörter, München: Verlag Otto Sagner, page 150