tifla

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic طِفْلة(ṭifla, little girl), feminine of طِفْل(ṭifl). Equivalent to tifel +‎ -a.

The plural bniet is from Arabic بَنات(banāt), thus originally plural of bint (daughter), but now not commonly used anymore to mean “female offspring” specifically, for which ulied bniet (literally children girls).

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tifla f (plural bniet)

  1. girl; female child

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