Albanian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Albanian of or relating to Albania or its people or language or culture
    • n Albanian the Indo-European language spoken by the people of Albania
    • n Albanian a native or inhabitant of Albania
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Albanian Of or pertaining to Albania, a province of Turkey.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Albanian Relating or pertaining to modern Albania, or to its inhabitants, or their language, manners, customs, etc.
    • n Albanian A native or an inhabitant of Albania, a division of European Turkey, comprising the greater part of the ancient Epirus, and parts of Illyria and Macedonia.
    • n Albanian plural Light cavalry, formerly recruited in Albania and the neighboring lands, and armed according to the Levantine fashion of the time. There was such a corps in the service of Charles VIII. and of Louis XII. of France. See argolet and estradiot.
    • n Albanian The language of Albania, possessing strongly marked dialects, and usually classed as Aryan or Indo-European.
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Usage

In literature:

They were called by the ancients, dogs of Epirus, and Albanian dogs.
"Anecdotes of Dogs" by Edward Jesse
In Epirus, Ali Pasha, the Albanian chieftain, was surrounded by overwhelming numbers and lost his life.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
They were Albanians, brave men, my mother told me.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
And, indeed, as soon as the Albanian had laughed at me I was pretty much at rest.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition, Vol. XII (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Mehemet Ali and the Albanians were to inherit his power.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Albanian blood, from the opposite coast.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
A true Albanian, she loves arms, and handles them skilfully.
"Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century" by W. H. Davenport Adams
Close to the swamp, too, he espied the charger of the Albanian horseman.
"Pretty Michal" by Mór Jókai
Practically the entire population used Albanian as the principal language.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
Ali thereupon summoned forty Albanian soldiers from the garrison, and gave to each one of them twenty ducats.
"The Lion of Janina" by Mór Jókai
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In poetry:

"With the rich Albanian costume
Wet with many a ghastly stain,
Gazing on earth and sky as one
Who might not gaze again!
"The Hero" by John Greenleaf Whittier
E--Say, what avails it that my servant speaks
Italian, English, Arabic, and Greek,
Besides Albanian; if he don't speak French,
How can I ask for salt, or shrimps, or tench?
"Eclogue:Composed at Cannes, December 9th, 1867" by Edward Lear

In news:

Albanians flooded Tirana's main square wearing red and black, with faces painted and ready to eat a giant cake made to look like their country's flag.
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian court convicted the country's fugitive former intelligence chief Thursday of murder for the 1995 death of a suspect who was illegally detained for an alleged plot to murder Macedonia's president.
A n Albanian court convicted the country's fugitive former intelligence chief Thursday of murder for the 1995 death of a suspect who was illegally detained for an alleged plot to murder Macedonia's president.
Albanian protester dies 3 weeks after immolation.
83 minutes, Albanian, with English subtitles A new national law allowing conjugal visits for inmates brings together a man and woman visiting the same prison to meet their incarcerated spouses.
Seventy Albanian soldiers, here training at Zallherr military base, will be postwar peacekeepers.
It was a perfect spring day this March when they laid to rest the young ethnic Albanian guerrilla Daut Sulejmani.
Under an agreement with the Albanian government, Blocks 2 and 3 have been given the green light, while Block A will remain in force majeure.
In 1999 the Serbs " cleansed " hundreds of thousands of ethnic Albanians from Kosovo, who returned following the NATO attack on Serbia.
My "Albanian Adventure" tour is listed as lasting seven hours.
Albanian songstress Rita Ora sparkled her way into the Gramercy Theatre Tuesday (June 12) for an intimate show as VEVO's Lift artist.
Julia X, a 20-year-old ethnic Albanian from Kosovo, was raped and harassed by Serbian authorities.
Former ethnic Albanian rebel commander and former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, left flanked by Prime Minister Hashim Thaci is welcomed by Kosovo Security Force honor guard in capital Pristina, Kosovo on Thursday, Nov 29, 2012.
Kosovo Albanians show support for former Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj at a gathering in Pristina on January 12.
A former government minister is among seven Kosovo Albanians charged with corruption by a. European Union prosecutor, officials said on Friday.
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