MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Root
b-ż-għ

From Arabic فَزِعَ(faziʿa, to fear”, now chiefly “to be terrified, to panic) with b- from a development [fz] > [vz] > [bz] in some of the inflected forms (as also in qabeż). The verb is an archaism in Maltese as most other Arabic dialects only continue خافَ(ḵāfa), which Maltese in turn lacks.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

beża' (imperfect jibża')

  1. to fear

ConjugationEdit

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