sehemu

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Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Arabic سَهْم (part, portion).

Noun[edit]

sehemu (n class, plural sehemu)

  1. part, portion, fraction

Usage notes[edit]

Used to form fractions where the numerator is 1, in which case sehemu is followed by the ordinal form of the number. See Appendix:Swahili numbers for more.