qerthull

AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unclear; from Proto-Albanian *kertsula[1], possibly borrowed from Latin cercellus, circellus (small ring, hoop)[2], ultimately borrowed from Greek κίρκος (kírkos, ring). Doublet of qark, qarkull. Alternatively inherited from Proto-Indo-European *ker-ḱ-[1] or *kert- (to turn, to bind)[3].

NounEdit

qerthull m (indefinite plural qerthuj, definite singular qerthulli, definite plural qerthujt)

  1. (textiles) skein winder, wrap reel, yarnwindle
    Synonym: shtjellës
  2. baby walker
  3. circuit, surrounding area
    Synonym: qark
  4. (figurative) plotline, thematic series of events
  5. (botany) shoots grown around the stalk of a plant

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Orel, Vladimir (1998) , “qerthull”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 358
  2. ^ Demiraj, Bardhyl (1997) , “qérthull,-i”, in Albanische Etymologien: Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz [Albanian Etymologies: Investigations into the Albanian Inherited Lexicon] (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 7) (in German), Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, pages 340-341
  3. ^ Jokl, Norbert (1911) Studien zur albanesischen Etymologie und Wortbildung. (Sitzungsberichte der Philosophisch-Historischen Classe der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften), volume 168, Wien: In Kommission bei A. Hölder, page 42