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EtymologyEdit

Altered with v- from veshje of variant eshkë, from Proto-Albanian *aiškā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂oyd-sk-eh₂ (compare Old Church Slavonic исто (isto, kidney), Old Norse eista (testicle)), from *h₂eyd- (to swell), whence Ancient Greek οἰδέω (oidéō).[1]

NounEdit

veshkë f (indefinite plural veshka, definite singular veshka, definite plural veshkat)

  1. kidney

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “eshke”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 90