gżira

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Maltese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic جَزِيرَة(jazīra). The affrication of the initial consonant was blocked, or early on reverted, under the influence of the following alveolar fricative. Compare Moroccan Arabic جزيرة(gzīra).

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Noun[edit]

gżira f (plural gżejjer)

  1. island
    Ir-Repubblika ta' Malta tikkonsisti minn arċipelago ta' seba' gżejjer.
    The Republic of Malta consists of an archipelago of seven islands.