Għarbi

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Maltese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic عَرَبِيّ(ʿarabiyy). One of the few words referring to Arabo-Islamic culture that were actually inherited (and not later reborrowed from Italian).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Għarbi (feminine singular Għarbija, plural Għarab or Għarbin)

  1. Arab; Arabic
    il-konkwistaturi Għarab f’Maltathe Arab conquerors in Malta
    l-elementi Għarbin fil-Maltithe Arabic elements in Maltese

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural form Għarbin is used chiefly with non-personal referents (like English Arabic).

Noun[edit]

Għarbi m (plural Għarab, feminine Għarbija)

  1. Arab

Proper noun[edit]

l-Għarbi m

  1. Arabic (language)
    L-Għarbi huwa lingwa Semitika Ċentrali.
    Arabic is a Central Semitic language.