The name Shurdhi derives from the Albanian phrase i shurdhët meaning the deaf one in English. Baron Nopcsa, regarded as one of the founders of Albanology identified the name Shurdhi with the ancient Thracian thunder deity Zibelsurdus, who was also greeted with weapons.
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