MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic حُوت(ḥūt), which was reinterpreted as collective and provided with the singulative -a.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ħut m (collective, singulative ħuta, paucal ħutiet)

  1. fish (several fish; fish as a mass)
    • (Exodus 7:18, King James Version)
      U jmut il-ħut li hemm fin-Nil, u tinten in-Nil u l-Eġizzjani jiddardru jixorbu minnha.
      And the fish that is in the river shall die, and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians shall lothe to drink of the water of the river.