By Vladimir Orel
This quantity is a brand new compendium of Albanian etymology tracing hundreds of thousands of recent Albanian phrases again to their origins. It includes particular info at the Indo-European vocabulary preserved in Albanian in addition to on various loanwords coming from old Greek, Latin, early Romance and Slavic.
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From PAlb *bora, derivative of bie < *bera `to strike, to fall' (JOKL LKUBA 244). 0 cABEJ I 61, Etim. II 199-200 (to Gk (pdcpog `plow'); OREL ZfBalk XX11111 67; DEMIRAJ AE 95 (to bri). berk m 'bast'. From PAlb *bardz(i)ka derived from PAlb *bardza > bardhe 'white' (OREL Linguistica XXVI 172). For the semantic evolution cf. barme. 0 CAMAJ Alb. Worth. 114 (suffix -k); cABEJ Etim, II 201 (from Slav *ob(h)vhrtka > Russ obertka). beronje f, pl. beronja 'barren woman; holly; kind of serpent'. Another phonetic variant is buronje.
Albanica X/2 83-85; cABEJ St. I 71 (to Latv blenst 'to see badly; to look' and its other Baltic cognates), Etim. II 259-260. blertd adj. 'green'. There exists a derivationally more archaic variant Italo-Alb blere. The word goes back to PAlb *blara related to Latflorus `shining, bright', Oh bldr 'gray', W blawr id. < IE *bhlaros (cABEJ Etim. II 260-261). 0 MEYER Wb. 38 (compares with Slav *blech, `pale'); WALDE-HOFMANN 1513-514; HULD 45 (from *bhleudhro-, to 1E *bhleuo`light-colored'); DEMIRAJ AE 104-105.
A relatively late borrowing from SCr brava id. (SKOK I 203) which might be connected with Rom *barra `bar' (MEYER Wb. 0 SELIgtEV Slay. naselenie 150, 306; cABEJ Etim. II 302; SVANE 83. bosht m, pl. hoshte, boshtinj 'spindle, axis, axle'. From PA1b *basta close to Gmc *basta > OHG buost 'rope made of bast'. Further related to Gmc *bastaz 'bast' as well as Lat . fascis, Alb bashke (OREL Festschr. Shevoroshkin 258). The spindle is, thus, described as 'june- braze f, p1. braza 'furrow'. Another (and more conservative) variant is hrazde.