ǀa̰ã

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ǃXóõ[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

ǀa̰ã

  1. plural form of tâa qáe

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

ǀa̰ã

  1. to not partake of, to withhold from taboo food, to be stingy
    • n̄ à ń ǀ`a̰e ʘàje ǀîì ǃqāhe.
      • I have not taken part in hunting for meat.
    • Tâa tāʻbeʻē èh ń xòo ǀ`a̰i ǀ`ṵi ʻàhn ʘqóu ʻàhn qhāa ǂùi ʻàhn ǁʻài ʻàhn ǂìi ʻàhn ǂxàm ʻàhn.
      • This man, he withholds from eating springhare and wildcat and caracal and bat-eared fox and steenbok and gemsbok.
Derived terms[edit]
  • ǀa̰ã kV+dative kV+object = to be mean, to be stingy

Usage notes[edit]

There is a grave accent above the a̰ for both etymologies

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