ǁáa

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Noun[edit]

ǁáa (plural ǁám, diminutive ǁàu-bâ or ǁáa ʘàa, diminutive plural ǁàa-nî or ǁàu ʘʻâni) (tone I, class 3)

  1. species of tree, Camel Thorn, (Acacia Erioloba E. Meyer)
    • The gum is taboo and eating it leads to malnourishment unless ritually fed by an elder. The caterpillar is eaten. A branch of this tree provides the initiation school headrest.
  2. tattoo

Usage notes[edit]

The plural is a member of Noun Class 2.

Noun[edit]

ǁáa (plural ǁám, diminutive ǁáa ʘàa or ǁèĩ-nî, diminutive plural ǁàu ʘʻâni) (tone I, class 3)

  1. yolk

Usage notes[edit]

The plural is a member of Noun Class 2.

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