The Alternative Albanian Dictionary: mbush

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Entry definition

mbush etymology From Old Albanian ëmbush, from Proto-Albanian *en-busa,Vladimir Orel, ''Albanian Etymological Dictionary'' (Leiden: Brill, 2003), 253. from Proto-Indo-European *bu-n-s-, nasalized weak stem of *beus- ‘to blow up, puff out, swell’ (compare Ancient Greek βυνέω 〈bynéō〉 ‘to stuff’, Old High German pfoso ‘bag’).Stefan Schumacher & Joachim Matzinger, ''Die Verben des Altalbanischen: Belegwörterbuch, Vorgeschichte und Etymologie'' (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2013), 234, 982.
noun: {{sq-verb}}
  1. to fill, stuff
  2. to replenish
  3. to load a gun
  4. to complete a period of time
  5. to backfill (a plant) to protect the roots
  6. (colloquial) to fulfill, comply with, satisfy

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