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MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From older Sicilian misseri; compare Italian Italian messere, French monsieur. Replaced native Maltese bu, which had the same syntactical restrictions as ħu (brother), which see.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

missier m (plural missirijiet)

  1. father
    • (Genesis 19:32, King James Version)
      Ejja nisqu l-inbid lil missierna u norqdu miegħu, u nżommu n-nisel ħaj minn missierna.
      Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

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