himbare

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Catawba[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly from the German word Himmel.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hímbare

  1. heaven

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2004, Voices from four directions: contemporary translations of the Native Literatures of North America, edited by Brian Swann, page 384: That these German-speaking communities undertook missionary activities in Catawba country is reflected in the presence of at least one German loan word within the Christian vocabulary of the Catawba language, specifically, hímbare· ‘heaven’ from German Himmel ‘heaven’.
  2. ^ 2004, Voices from four directions: contemporary translations of the Native Literatures of North America, edited by Brian Swann, page 387: In the word hímbare ‘heaven’ the consonants are pronounced as in English except that r is trilled as in Italian or Spanish. The first vowel (í) is pronounced like the i in pizza. The second vowel (a) is pronounced like the a in sofa. The third vowel () is pronounced like the é in café.