dzàni

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Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

dzàni (plural dzàni-tê, diminutive , diminutive plural ) (tone II, class 2)

  1. a toy consisting of two feathers attached to a stick from which a weight hangs; it is flicked into the air and it spins as it falls.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

dzàni (plural dzàni-tê, diminutive , diminutive plural ) (tone II, class 2)

  1. chin

Usage notes[edit]

When possessed, the word for chin is dzàni. When alienated, the word is dzāni and it belongs to Noun Class 3 and Tone Class I, and the plural is dzāni-tê.

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