See also: seta, séta, sēta, sētā, and setä

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MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Arabic اِسْتَطَاعَ (istaṭāʿa) by contraction and subsequent reanalysis as being derived from the root s-ṭ-ʿ.

VerbEdit

seta' (imperfect jista')

  1. (modal) can, be able
    Nista’ nirrikmandalek ristorant tajjeb.
    I can recommend you a good restaurant.
    Tista’ tgħinni?
    Can you help me?
    Ma nista’x ngħinek.
    I can't help you.

ConjugationEdit