MalteseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Arabic غَفَرَ(ḡafara) with irregular devoicing of the onset as also in ħasel (to wash), from assimilation to the following -f- in conjugated forms.

VerbEdit

ħafer (imperfect jaħfer, past participle maħfur)

  1. to forgive
  2. to acquit
  3. to condone
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Arabic حَفَرَ(ḥafara).

VerbEdit

ħafer (imperfect jaħfer)

  1. (dated) to dig
Usage notesEdit
  • This sense is now usually covered by the second stem ħaffer.

ConjugationEdit