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AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

shpër- +‎ thyej, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱeh₃i-(sharpen). Alternatively from from Proto-Indo-European *spreǵʰ-(to spring, jump). Compare Lithuanian spreñgti(to push in), Old Church Slavonic прѧсти(pręsti, to spin, stretch), Ancient Greek σπέρχω(spérkhō, I hasten), Sanskrit स्पृहयति(spṛhayati, is eager), Old English springan(to spring).

NounEdit

shpërthej ‎(first-person singular past tense shpërtheu, participle shpërthyer)

  1. to explode, blow up
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