Maltese
noun (plural Maltese) Date: 1615 1. a native or inhabitant of Malta 2. the Semitic language of the Maltese people 3. any of a breed of toy dogs with a long silky white coat, a black nose, and very dark eyes • Maltese adjective

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  • Maltese — may refer to: Something of, from, or related to Malta Maltese people, people from Malta or of Maltese descent Maltese language, the Semitic language spoken by Maltese people As a surname Francesco Maltese, Italian Baroque era painter Michael… …   Wikipedia

  • Maltese — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Michael Maltese (1908–1981), US amerikanischer Drehbuchautor und Storyboard Zeichner Siehe auch: Corto Maltese, Comic Held Maltese Falcon The Maltese Falcon Roman von Dashiell Hammett, der in deutscher… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Maltese — dog Maltese dog n. (Zool.) A breed of toy dog having a long straight silky white coat; also called a {Maltese}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Maltese — Mal*tese , a. Of or pertaining to Malta or to its inhabitants. n. sing. & pl. A native or inhabitant of Malta; the people of Malta. [1913 Webster] {Maltese cross}. See Illust. 5, of {Cross}. {Maltese dog} (Zo[ o]l.), a breed of small terriers,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Maltese — from MALTA (Cf. Malta) + ESE (Cf. ese). Maltese cat is attested from 1830; Maltese cross is from 1754 (earlier Malta cross, 1650s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Maltese — [môl tēz′, môltēs′; ] for adj., also [ môl′tēz΄, môl′tēs΄] adj. 1. of Malta or its people, language, or culture 2. of the medieval Knights of Malta n. 1. pl. Maltese a person born or living in Malta 2. the Semitic language spoken in Malta,… …   English World dictionary

  • Maltese — [[t]mɒ̱lti͟ːz[/t]] ♦♦♦ (Maltese is both the singular and the plural form.) 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Maltese means belonging or relating to Malta, or to its people, language, or culture. ...the Maltese writer Francis Ebejer. 2) N COUNT A Maltese is a… …   English dictionary

  • Maltese — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Maltese est un nom de famille porté notamment par : Maltese, un des nombreux pseudonymes du chanteur italien Ken Laszlo ; Corto Maltese, héros… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Maltese — n. & adj. n. 1 (pl. same) a a native or national of Malta, an island in the W. Mediterranean. b a person of Maltese descent. 2 the language of Malta. adj. of or relating to Malta or its people or language. Phrases and idioms: Maltese cross a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Maltese — /mawl teez , tees /, adj., n., pl. Maltese. adj. 1. of or pertaining to Malta, its people, or their language. n. 2. a native or inhabitant of Malta. 3. the Arabic dialect spoken in Malta, using many Italian words. [1605 15; MALT(A) + ESE] * * *… …   Universalium

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