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MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic هَجَّجَ(hajjaja, to fan flames, to fire up) with irregular fortition of h to ħ as also, for example, in ħarab. Compare related Maltese ħuġġieġa (bonfire).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

ħeġġeġ (imperfect jħeġġeġ, past participle imħeġġeġ)

  1. urge, exhort, encourage

ReferencesEdit

  • Donna Borg (2012), "Lexical epistemic verbs in Maltese" in ILSIENNA: Our Language, Vol. 2