għargħar

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Maltese[edit]

Root
għ-r-għ-r
1 term

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic غَرْغَرَ(ḡarḡara, to gurgle), of onomatopoetic origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaː.rar/
    • IPA(key): /ˈaˤː.raˤːr/ (archaic)
    • IPA(key): /ˈɣar.ɣar/ (archaic, rural)

Verb[edit]

għargħar (imperfect jgħargħar, past participle mgħargħar)

  1. to flood
  2. to gurgle
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verbal noun of etymology 1 above.

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Noun[edit]

għargħar m

  1. flood, flooding
Għargħar
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Arabic عَرْعار(ʿarʿār), variant of عَرْعَر(ʿarʿar, juniper).

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Noun[edit]

għargħar m (collective)

  1. sandarac tree, Tetraclinis
Usage notes[edit]
  • The singular is used both as a singulative and a collective. The form siġra tal-għargħar may be used instead, and paucal and plural are always expressed with inflections of siġra.

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