The Alternative Albanian Dictionary: shpif

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shpif etymology Gheg variant of Old Tosk (Budi) çpih, from Proto-Albanian dis- and *pīska, from Proto-Indo-European *pih₁-sḱe/o- 〈*pih₁-sḱe/o-〉, from *peh₁-i- 〈*peh₁-i-〉 ‘to taunt’ (compare Old English feon ‘to hate’, Sanskrit trpī́yati ‘scorns, blames’).Stefan Schumacher & Joachim Matzinger, ''Die Verben des Altalbanischen: Belegwörterbuch, Vorgeschichte und Etymologie'' (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2013), 997. pronunciation
  • /ʃpif/
verb: {{sq-verb}}
  1. to slander, defame
  2. to lie, say false things
  3. (colloquial) to make up, fabricate
Synonyms: (to insult) ofendoj, fyej
antonyms:
  • (to insult) lavdëroj, përhiroj

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