See also: sigra

MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic شَجَرَة(šajara) with dissimilation of š- against the following -j- (as in some Arabic dialects).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

siġra f (plural siġar or siġriet)

  1. tree
    L-irrigazzjoni hija permessa matul il-perjodu veġetattiv tas-siġra.
    Irrigation is permitted during the tree's growing period.

Usage notesEdit

  • The form siġar was originally a collective, but is now construed as a real plural. Nevertheless the form siġriet may still be used after numbers from 2 to 10. Compare the same situation in baqra and some other words.

Derived termsEdit