ħaġra

MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Singulative derived from Arabic حَجَر(ḥajar, stone), which was taken as a mass noun (as in “made of stone”). The Arabic word is used both as a mass noun and as a countable noun (like English stone).

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NounEdit

ħaġra f (collective ħaġar, plural ħaġriet)

  1. a stone (single lump of stony material)
    • (Judges 9:18, King James Version)
      Intom illum qomtu kontra dar missieri u qtiltu lil uliedu, sebgħin wieħed fuq ħaġra waħda.
      And ye are risen up against my father's house this day, and have slain his sons, threescore and ten persons, upon one stone.

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