MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic صُبْيَان(ṣubyān).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

subien

  1. (archaic) plural of sabi
  2. specifically male plural of tifel (child; boy) and żagħżugħ (young person), also used as an apposition with other words to specify the male
    aħwa subienbrothers (literally, “siblings boys”)
    ulied subiensons (literally, “children boys”)
    studenti subienmale students (literally, “students guys”)
    Coordinate term: bniet