See also: hu, , and

MalteseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Arabic أَخُو(ʾaḵū), construct form of أَخ(ʾaḵ, brother).

NounEdit

ħu m (plural aħwa, feminine oħt)

  1. brother, male sibling
    ħukyour brother
    ħu ommhaher mother’s brother, her maternal uncle
Usage notesEdit
  • The singular of this word is used exclusively in the construct state, that is with a possessive suffix or with a following noun. The plural does not have this restriction, but it is equally the plural of oħt (sister) and thus means “siblings”. Meanings like “a brother” can only be paraphrased, e.g. wieħed mill-aħwa (literally one of the siblings). For “she has a brother”, one says għandha ħuha (literally she has her brother).
InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the lemma.

VerbEdit

ħu

  1. imperative singular of ħa