AlbanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From kep. Beside shqep, an Albanian formation with the intensive prefix sh-, from Proto-Albanian *skaipa. Compare Old Norse skífa (to split), Old Frisian skīvia (to divide)[1] and perhaps English shape.

VerbEdit

shkep (first-person singular past tense shkepa, participle shkepur)

  1. to hew, chisel, sew, stich
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

A parallel form is shkrep, continuing Proto-Albanian *krepa (body), cognate to Sanskrit कृप् (ḱṛp, shape, beautiful appareance), Latin corpus (body), Old High German hrēf (belly). Similar sense development in Germanic (compare Gothic galeiks (galeiks, like), from leik (leik, body)).[2]

VerbEdit

shkep (first-person singular past tense shkepa, participle shkepur)

  1. to resemble

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998) , “shkep”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 419
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998) , “shkep”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 419