ǃùm

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Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

ǃùm (plural ʘàã, diminutive ǃùu-bà or ǃùu ʘàa, diminutive plural ǃùũ-nî or ǃùu-ʘʻâni) (tone II, class 3)

  1. eland (Taurotragus oryx)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Also referred to as ǁgúʻa sàʻã (literally "urine-smell face") referring to the marking behaviour of sexually mature eland which involves rubbing the forehead brush in urine.
  • The plural is a member of Noun Class 2.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

ǃùm

  1. (transitive + kV) to beat flat
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