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EtymologyEdit

From Arabic آخَر(ʾāḵar). Compare Hebrew אחר(ʾaḥēr).

The apparent dual ending -ajn in the plural is unusual and not original. It might be explainable as an underlying *oħrgħin, *oħorgħin, where oħra would have been interpreted as *oħra' with a silent word-final (as in some other words). This explanation is conjecture, however; particularly since words in -a' are generally masculine while oħra is feminine.

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AdjectiveEdit

ieħor (feminine singular oħra, plural oħrajn)

  1. other
  2. another

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