MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From xemx (sun) +‎ -i. As such perhaps inherited from Arabic شَمْسِيّ(šamsiyy, solar), but in the grammatical sense a calque of the Arabic.

AdjectiveEdit

xemxi (feminine singular xemxija, plural xemxin)

  1. sunny
  2. (rare) solar
    Synonym: solari
    Antonyms: lunari, qamri
  3. (grammar, of a consonant) assimilating to the definite article il- (which see)
    Antonym: qamri