The Alternative Albanian Dictionary: gisht

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gisht Alternative forms: gjisht (Tosk), glisht (South Tosk, Arvanitic), plural: gishtëra, gishtërinj, gishtëna (Gheg), glishtëra (Arvanitic) etymology From older and dialectal glisht, from Proto-Albanian *glista, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷelH- 'to sting' (compare German Kiel ‘quill’, Lithuanian gãlas ‘end, tip’, Greek βελόνα 〈belóna〉 ‘needle’).
noun: {{sq-noun}}
  1. finger
  2. (technical) pawl (for a ratchet wheel)
  3. (colloquial) fingerwidth, small amount

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