MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Root
l-q-t

Apparently from Arabic لَقَطَ(laqaṭa, to pick up). A development “pick up” → “grab” → “hit” might be conceivable, but probably influenced by such roots as لَكَأَ(lakaʾa), لَكَثَ(lakaṯa), لَكِدَ(lakida), لَكَزَ(lakaza), all meaning “to hit”. Compare also Yemeni Arabic لكد(lakad) in this sense.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

laqat (imperfect jolqot, past participle milqut)

  1. to hit, beat
  2. (figuratively) to hit, strike (with some damaging action)

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