ċavetta

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Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sicilian ciavetta, from a diminutive of Latin clavis. Cognate to Italian chiavetta.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ċavetta f (plural ċwievet)

  1. a key (especially a thin, modern one as found on the doors of houses, flats, safes, etc.)
    Synonym: muftieħ