ውሻ

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Amharic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sidamo woshsha (dogs), reanalysed as a singular.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈwɨʃːa/
  • Hyphenation: ው‧ሻ

Noun[edit]

ውሻ (wəššam or f (plural ውሾች (wəššočč) or ውሻዎች (wəššawočč))

  1. dog

Usage notes[edit]

  • The gender of ውሻ depends on the natural gender of the referent. As such, it may be translated as either male dog (masculine) or bitch (feminine) depending on the context. If the natural gender is unknown, the masculine gender is used.

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Isenberg, Karl Wilhelm (1841) Dictionary of the Amharic language. Amharic and English[1], London: The Church Missionary Society, page 148
  • Thomas Leiper Kane (1990), “ውሻ”, in Amharic-English Dictionary, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, →ISBN