MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Among the variants attested in early sources are xilxi(n) and ixili(li)x. Hence probably from underlying xejn lil xejn or xi lil xi, equivalent to Arabic شَيْءٌ لِشَيْءٍ(šayʾun lišayʾin, one thing to another, literally a thing to a thing).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

xulxin (reciprocal)

  1. each other; one another

Usage notesEdit

  • Like min (who), this pronoun usually takes the preposition (or in this case, particle) lil when used as a direct object.