The Alternative Albanian Dictionary: bar

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bar
etymology 1 From Proto-Albanian *bara, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerH- (compare Greek φάρμακον 〈phármakon〉 ‘drug, medicine’, Lithuanain bùrti ‘to conjure’).D.Q. Adams, "Heal: *bher-", in ''Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture'' (London: Fitzroy-Dearborn, 1997), 262. Alternatively from Proto-Indo-European *bʰars- ‘spike, prickle’ (compare Old Norse barr, Welsh bara ‘bread’, Latin far ‘spelt’, Serbo-Croatian scCyrl/brȁšno. Alternative forms: barë (neuter; Tosk)
noun: {{sq-noun}}
  1. grass plant
  2. herb, herbaceous plant
  3. (colloquial) spice
  4. medicine, medication, medicinal plant
  5. (figurative, colloquial) cure, palliative, solution
etymology 2 from Proto-Albanian *bara, from *bera 'to carry' (modern bie). More at bie. Alternative forms: mbar
verb: {{sq-verb}}
  1. to carry (away), bear, endure
related terms:
  • mbar, mbaj, bie

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