MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Via Italo-Romance from Latin flos. The source is either an earlier variant *fiuri of Sicilian ciuri, or otherwise Italian fiore. The form in -a is a backformation from the plural based on the common singulative-collective-plural pattern. Widely displaced native żahra.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fjura f (collective fjur, plural fjuri)

  1. flower (kind of plant)
  2. flower; blossom (reproductive structure on such as well as other plants)

SynonymsEdit

  • (reproductive structure): żahra