saba'

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See also: saba, Saba, sabá, and säbä

Maltese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic إِصْبَع(ʾiṣbaʿ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

saba' m (plural swaba' or subgħajn)

  1. finger
  2. toe

Usage notes[edit]

  • Saba' and difer (nail) are the only non-paired body parts in which the original dual is used with a plural sense. With saba', both forms are commonly used interchangeably. Only in very restricted contexts can the dual form still mean “two fingers”. Only the dual form is possible with personal suffixes.