thjerë

AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimate origin is unknown. Possibly a Mediterranean Wanderwort. Orel reconstructs Proto-Albanian *tserā, which he relates to thërrmoj (to crumble) and thërrime (crumb). Moreover, Demiraj considers this word akin to Latin cicer (chickpea), Old Armenian սիսեռն (siseṙn, chickpea) and maybe Ancient Greek κριός (kriós, a kind of chickpea), from an Proto-Indo-European *(ḱi-)ḱer- (pea).

NounEdit

thjerë m

  1. lentil
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 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 398
  • Erat, Janez (2008) Etimološki slovar albanskega jezika [Albanian Etymological Dictionary]‎[2] (in Slovene), 2 edition, page 112b
  • Orel, Vladimir (1998) , “thjerë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 479
  • Orel, Vladimir (2000) A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, Leiden: Brill, page 68