MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic طِفْل(ṭifl, child).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tifel m (plural tfal or subien, feminine tifla, diminutive tfajjel)

  1. boy; male child
  2. child (of unspecified or unknown sex)

Usage notesEdit

  • The plural tfal generally means “children”, though it can also mean “boys” in certain contexts. The latter sense is specified with the plural subien.

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