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ǀnàn (tone II, class 2, plural ǀnàã)

  1. head (generic) (particularly skull in the alienated form)
  2. mature fruit (inalienable)
  3. tuber, bulb, corm, rhizome

Usage notes[edit]

When possessed, the word is ǀnàn (Noun 2, Tone II) and the plural is ǀnàã (Noun 2, Tone II). When alienated, it is ǀnān (Noun 3, Tone I), and the plural is ǀnāã (Noun 3, Tone II).

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  • Traill, Anthony (1994), Rainer Voßen, editor, A ǃXóõ Dictionary (Quellen zur Khoisan-Forschung/Research in Khoisan Studies; 9), Köln/Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, →ISBN