qattus

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Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from dialectal Maghrebi Arabic (compare Tunisian Arabic قَطُّوس(qaṭṭūs), Libyan Arabic قَطُّوس(gaṭṭūs)), from a Berber language, probably from Latin cattus (compare Maltese fellus, a Berber word from Latin pullus, though there are apparently Nubian words for cat that might also explain the -s in qattus).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

qattus m (plural qtates, feminine qattusa, diminutive qtajtes)

  1. cat (male, domestic species)
  2. Euphemistic form of qaddis: one's way of thinking

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