ħaġġar

MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived from ħaġra (stone), perhaps after Italian lapidare. Formal inheritance from Arabic حَجَّرَ(ḥajjara) is possible, but this verb means “petrify” or “face with stones”. The word for “to stone” is رَجَمَ(rajama).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

ħaġġar (imperfect jħaġġar)

  1. to stone (kill or drive away by throwing stones at)

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