The Alternative Albanian Dictionary: hundë

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hundë etymology Originally ‘snout’, from Proto-Albanian *skuntā, from *skuna ‘stake, pole’ (modern hu), close to Germanic *skuna, *skunō (compare Faroese skon, Norwegian skut).Vladimir Orel, ''Albanian Etymological Dictionary'' (Leiden: Brill, 1998), 152.Adam Hyllested, “Albanian ''hundë'' ‘nose’ and Faroese, SW Norwegian ''skon'' ‘snout’”, in ''Proceedings of the 23rd Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference'' (Bremen: Hempen, 2012), 73-81. More at hu.
noun: {{sq-noun}}
  1. nose
  2. tapered protrusion; ship's prow, promontory
  3. (colloquial) spout
  4. (geography) cape, promontory, point
related terms:
  • hu

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