zumbi

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Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /zũ.ˈbi/
  • Hyphenation: zum‧bi

Etymology 1[edit]

From Kimbundu nzumbi

Noun[edit]

zumbi m f (plural zumbis)

  1. (Brazil, fiction) zombie (the undead)
  2. (Brazil, voodoo) zombie (person, usually undead, animated by unnatural forces)
  3. (Brazil, figuratively) zombie (human being in a state of extreme mental exhaustion)
  4. (Brazil, historical) the leader of a quilombo (runaway slave settlement)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

zumbi

  1. first-person singular (eu) preterite indicative of zumbir
  2. second-person plural (vós) affirmative imperative of zumbir