thikë

AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *tsikā, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱẽi 'to sharpen'. Compare Armenian սուր ‎(sur, sharp; knife)[1]. Compare Illyrian sika. Thought to be the source of Latin sica ‎(dagger). Also compare German Degen, Old Armenian դակու ‎(daku, adze, axe).

NounEdit

thikë f (indefinite plural thika, definite singular thika, definite plural thikat)

  1. knife, dagger
Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Albanian Etymological Dictionary, V.Orel, Koninklijke Brill ,Leiden Boston Köln 1998, p.477
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