ǃqhàa

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ǃqhàa (plural , diminutive , diminutive plural ) (tone II, class 3)

  1. water
    • Èh ǀnàn kè ǃqhàa.
      • She is stupid. (lit. Her head is water)
  2. rain
    • ǀnúũ kûma ń kà s`a̰a bé ń kè ǃqhàa.
      • The female gemsbok is fat being like the rain. (i.e. referring to a desirable condition indicating succulence)
    • Tâa tēʻē ǹ ké ǃqhàa èh téʻè ǹ kì gǀxáʻu.
      • This one is the south wind. (lit. This person is the water (i.e. the rain); referring to a person's ability to cause rain or the south wind by the ritual of burning a skin)
  3. amniotic fluid

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