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AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Deverbative of an unattested *shpirroj, from Vulgar Latin *dis-spīrāre, derivative of Latin spīrāre (to blow).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

shpirrë f (indefinite plural shpirra, definite singular shpirra, definite plural shpirrat)

  1. (medicine) asthma
  2. (veterinary) respiratory catarrh in livestock and poultry, such as heaves in horses

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “shpirrë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 430