MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic طِفْلة(ṭifla, little girl), feminine of طِفْل(ṭifl). Equivalent to tifel +‎ -a.

The plural bniet is from Arabic بَنات(banāt), thus originally plural of bint (daughter), but now not commonly used anymore to mean “female offspring” specifically, for which ulied bniet (literally children girls).

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NounEdit

tifla f (plural bniet)

  1. girl, female child

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