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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *ambi-witja, from Proto-Indo-European *with₂-.[1] Compare Sanskrit व्यथते (vyáthate, to sway, to tremble), Avestan 𐬀𐬌𐬡𐬌𐬚𐬏𐬭𐬀 (aiβiθūra, strong, unwavering), and Icelandic viða (to waver, swing).

VerbEdit

mbys (first-person singular past tense mbyta, participle mbytur)

  1. to strangle, suffocate, choke to death
  2. to stifle
  3. to drown
  4. (regional) to kill (by striking)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vladimir Orel, Albanian Etymological Dictionary (Leiden: Brill, 1998), 254.