tieġ

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Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic تاج(tāj, crown, diadem). The form is phonetically regular, as is the plural tiġien, from Arabic تِيجان(tījān). Semantically without doubt from a ceremonial headpiece worn one’s wedding day, in particular perhaps the bride’s chaplet, a symbol of her virginity.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tieġ m (plural tiġien or tiġijiet)

  1. wedding