ǁnáa

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ǁnáa (plural ǁnám, diminutive ǁnàu-bâ, diminutive plural ǁnàã-nî) (tone I, class 3)

  1. stick, stick for hunting the springhare, initiation sticks
  2. lightning
    • ǃqhàa ń ʻáu bà ʻǂn'a̰le ǁnáa.
      • (lit.) The rain takes out its stick, i.e. there is lightning, over there.
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The plural is a member of Noun Class 2, but remains a member of Tone Class I.

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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ǁnáa (plural ǁnám or ǁnáã, diminutive ǁnàu-bâ, diminutive plural ǁnàã-nî) (tone I, class 3)

  1. species of bush, Wild Currant (Grewia flava D.C.)
    • The berries are eaten; the wood is used for making bows, huts and clubs; the root is an ingredient of dye for skins and is used to make a paste for shaving hair on the forehead
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The plural is a member of Noun Class 2 and Tone Class II.

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