MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic دَفَعَ(dafaʿa, to push, thrust) with regular assimilation of /df/ to [tf] in inflected forms and subsequent generalisation of the unvoiced consonant.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

tefa' (imperfect jitfa', past participle mitfugħ)

  1. to throw
    Synonym: xeħet

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