See also: tere and terë

AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Tosk variant of Gheg tanë, from Proto-Albanian *twana, from Proto-Indo-European *teuH-, compare Lithuanian tvìnti (to rise, swell), tvãnas (flood).[1] Alternatively from Proto-Albanian *tan-, from Proto-Indo-European *tód (it). Cognate to Ancient Greek τόν (tón, it).[2]

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

i tërë m (feminine e tërë, masculine plural tërë, feminine plural tëra) (Tosk)

  1. whole, entire
    Botën e tërëtërë bota.
    The whole world — the whole world.

PronounEdit

tërë m (feminine tëra) (Tosk)

  1. all, everyone, everybody, each
    Liri për tërë!
    Freedom for all!
    tëra ulen këtu.
    All (women) sit here.
    tërë ulen atje.
    All (men) sit there.
    Tërë shkuan.
    Everyone left.

DeterminerEdit

tërë (Tosk)

  1. (followed by an definite noun)
    the entire, the whole
    throughout, during
    Tërë ditën e ditës.
    The whole livelong day.
  2. (followed by a definite noun / kinship term)
    just like... (+ kinship term)
    Tërë gjyshi vetë.
    Just like his (own) grandfather.
  3. (followed by an indefinite noun)
    full of...
    totally, completely
  4. (followed by a deictic determiner)
    all this, that
    all these, those
    Tërë këto lule.
    All these flowers.

SynonymsEdit

AntonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998) , “tërë ~ tanë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 454
  2. ^ Demiraj, Bardhyl (1997) Albanische Etymologien: Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz [Albanian Etymologies: Investigations into the Albanian Inherited Lexicon] (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 7)‎[1] (in German), Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, page 179