See also: une, Une, unè, and ûne

AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Compound of archaic and dialectal u +‎ -në (particle) (compare Tosk Albanian ti (you) vs. Gheg tinë). U is from Proto-Albanian *udz, from *uǵ, with vowel from *túh₂ (see ti),[2] from Proto-Indo-European *h₁éǵ.[3] Accusative mua (var. mue) is from emphatic *h₁mēm, clitic is from clitic *h₁me, and ablative meje is from locative *h₁moí + j + -e (ablative ending of nouns). Arbëresh has uth (u + diminutive -th).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈun] (Albania)
  • IPA(key): [ˈunɛ] (Republic of Macedonia / Kosovo)

PronounEdit

unë (accusative mua, dative mua, ablative meje)

  1. I
    Unë jam njeri i lirë.
    I am a free man.
DeclensionEdit
Related termsEdit
  • (also spelled ne, na)

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Albanian *wantā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wn̥tós (wounded). Compare English wound, Old Armenian վանդեմ (vandem, to drive away, destroy).[4]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

unë f

  1. potsherd

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fialuur i voghel Sccyp e ltinisct (Small Dictionary of Albanian and Latin), page 166 : UN, by P. Jak Junkut, 1895, Sckoder
  2. ^ J.P. Mallory & D.Q. Adams, eds., Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture, s.v. "Pronouns" (London: Fitzroy-Dearborn, 1997), 454.
  3. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998) , “unë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 486
  4. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998) , “unë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 486