MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic سَلْطَنَة(salṭana).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

saltna f (plural saltniet)

  1. (dated, historical or figuratively) realm; kingdom
    Synonym: renju

Usage notesEdit

  • The word is rare for modern internationally recognised states, but is otherwise still used in a broader or historical sense. Compare the Christian term below vis-à-vis a political term like Renju Unit (United Kingdom). A similar usage exists for sultan and re.

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