MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sicilian littra, from Latin littera. The initial l- was interpreted as the definite article (Maltese l- and/or Sicilian l’) and hence deleted. Compare the opposite development in ilma, lemin, etc.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ittra f (plural ittri)

  1. letter (of the alphabet)
    L-ittra Y ma tintużax fil-Malti.
    The letter Y is not used in Maltese.
  2. letter (missive)
    Ktibtilha ittra, imma ma weġbitx għaliha.
    I wrote her a letter, but she didn’t answer it.