ħaġa

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Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic حاجة(ḥāja, need, necessity). The sense “thing” is present in many Arabic dialects, including all African ones. It originated as a generalization of “necessity” in the sense of “thing[s] needed for some purpose”. Some of those dialects make a distinction in the plural between حاجَات(ḥājāt, things) and حَوائِج(ḥawāʾij, clothes), but in Maltese the broken form is used for both senses.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ħaġa f (plural ħwejjeġ)

  1. thing
    Semmi xi ħaġa tajba li għamilt.Name something good you did.
  2. (in the plural also) things to wear; clothes