abela

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See also: abelá

Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From -aba +‎ -ela.

Verb[edit]

-abela?

  1. (transitive) to apportion to, to distribute among
  2. (transitive) to award to

Inflection[edit]

Tone L
Infinitive ukwabela
Positive Negative
Infinitive ukwabela ukungabeli
Imperative
Simple + object concord
Singular yabela -abele
Plural yabelani -abeleni
Present
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngiyabela, ngabela engabelayo, engabela ngabela angabeli engingabeli ngingabeli
2nd singular uyabela, wabela owabelayo, owabela wabela awabeli ongabeli ungabeli
1st plural siyabela, sabela esabelayo, esabela sabela asabeli esingabeli singabeli
2nd plural niyabela, nabela enabelayo, enabela nabela anabeli eningabeli ningabeli
Class 1 uyabela, wabela owabelayo, owabela abela akabeli ongabeli engabeli
Class 2 bayabela, babela ababelayo, ababela babela ababeli abangabeli bengabeli
Class 3 uyabela, wabela owabelayo, owabela wabela awabeli ongabeli ungabeli
Class 4 iyabela, yabela eyabelayo, eyabela yabela ayabeli engabeli ingabeli
Class 5 liyabela, labela elabelayo, elabela labela alabeli elingabeli lingabeli
Class 6 ayabela, abela abelayo, abela abela awabeli angabeli engabeli
Class 7 siyabela, sabela esabelayo, esabela sabela asabeli esingabeli singabeli
Class 8 ziyabela, zabela ezabelayo, ezabela zabela azabeli ezingabeli zingabeli
Class 9 iyabela, yabela eyabelayo, eyabela yabela ayabeli engabeli ingabeli
Class 10 ziyabela, zabela ezabelayo, ezabela zabela azabeli ezingabeli zingabeli
Class 11 luyabela, lwabela olwabelayo, olwabela lwabela alwabeli olungabeli lungabeli
Class 14 buyabela, babela obabelayo, obabela babela ababeli obungabeli bungabeli
Class 15 kuyabela, kwabela okwabelayo, okwabela kwabela akwabeli okungabeli kungabeli
Class 17 kuyabela, kwabela okwabelayo, okwabela kwabela akwabeli okungabeli kungabeli
Recent past
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngabelile, ngabelē engabelile, engabelē ngabelile, ngabelē angabelanga engingabelanga ngingabelanga
2nd singular wabelile, wabelē owabelile, owabelē wabelile, wabelē awabelanga ongabelanga ungabelanga
1st plural sabelile, sabelē esabelile, esabelē sabelile, sabelē asabelanga esingabelanga singabelanga
2nd plural nabelile, nabelē enabelile, enabelē nabelile, nabelē anabelanga eningabelanga ningabelanga
Class 1 wabelile, wabelē owabelile, owabelē abelile, abelē akabelanga ongabelanga engabelanga
Class 2 babelile, babelē ababelile, ababelē babelile, babelē ababelanga abangabelanga bengabelanga
Class 3 wabelile, wabelē owabelile, owabelē wabelile, wabelē awabelanga ongabelanga ungabelanga
Class 4 yabelile, yabelē eyabelile, eyabelē yabelile, yabelē ayabelanga engabelanga ingabelanga
Class 5 labelile, labelē elabelile, elabelē labelile, labelē alabelanga elingabelanga lingabelanga
Class 6 abelile, abelē abelile, abelē abelile, abelē awabelanga angabelanga engabelanga
Class 7 sabelile, sabelē esabelile, esabelē sabelile, sabelē asabelanga esingabelanga singabelanga
Class 8 zabelile, zabelē ezabelile, ezabelē zabelile, zabelē azabelanga ezingabelanga zingabelanga
Class 9 yabelile, yabelē eyabelile, eyabelē yabelile, yabelē ayabelanga engabelanga ingabelanga
Class 10 zabelile, zabelē ezabelile, ezabelē zabelile, zabelē azabelanga ezingabelanga zingabelanga
Class 11 lwabelile, lwabelē olwabelile, olwabelē lwabelile, lwabelē alwabelanga olungabelanga lungabelanga
Class 14 babelile, babelē obabelile, obabelē babelile, babelē ababelanga obungabelanga bungabelanga
Class 15 kwabelile, kwabelē okwabelile, okwabelē kwabelile, kwabelē akwabelanga okungabelanga kungabelanga
Class 17 kwabelile, kwabelē okwabelile, okwabelē kwabelile, kwabelē akwabelanga okungabelanga kungabelanga
Remote past
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngābela engābela ngābela angabelanga engingabelanga ngingabelanga
2nd singular wābela owābela wābela awabelanga ongabelanga ungabelanga
1st plural sābela esābela sābela asabelanga esingabelanga singabelanga
2nd plural nābela enābela nābela anabelanga eningabelanga ningabelanga
Class 1 wābela owābela ābela akabelanga ongabelanga engabelanga
Class 2 bābela abābela bābela ababelanga abangabelanga bengabelanga
Class 3 wābela owābela wābela awabelanga ongabelanga ungabelanga
Class 4 yābela eyābela yābela ayabelanga engabelanga ingabelanga
Class 5 lābela elābela lābela alabelanga elingabelanga lingabelanga
Class 6 ābela ābela ābela awabelanga angabelanga engabelanga
Class 7 sābela esābela sābela asabelanga esingabelanga singabelanga
Class 8 zābela ezābela zābela azabelanga ezingabelanga zingabelanga
Class 9 yābela eyābela yābela ayabelanga engabelanga ingabelanga
Class 10 zābela ezābela zābela azabelanga ezingabelanga zingabelanga
Class 11 lwābela olwābela lwābela alwabelanga olungabelanga lungabelanga
Class 14 bābela obābela bābela ababelanga obungabelanga bungabelanga
Class 15 kwābela okwābela kwābela akwabelanga okungabelanga kungabelanga
Class 17 kwābela okwābela kwābela akwabelanga okungabelanga kungabelanga
Potential
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngingabela ngingabela ngingabele ngingabele
2nd singular ungabela ungabela ungabele ungabele
1st plural singabela singabela singabele singabele
2nd plural ningabela ningabela ningabele ningabele
Class 1 angabela engabela angabele engabele
Class 2 bangabela bengabela bangabele bengabele
Class 3 ungabela ungabela ungabele ungabele
Class 4 ingabela ingabela ingabele ingabele
Class 5 lingabela lingabela lingabele lingabele
Class 6 angabela engabela angabele engabele
Class 7 singabela singabela singabele singabele
Class 8 zingabela zingabela zingabele zingabele
Class 9 ingabela ingabela ingabele ingabele
Class 10 zingabela zingabela zingabele zingabele
Class 11 lungabela lungabela lungabele lungabele
Class 14 bungabela bungabela bungabele bungabele
Class 15 kungabela kungabela kungabele kungabele
Class 17 kungabela kungabela kungabele kungabele
Immediate future
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngizokwabela engizokwabela ngizokwabela angizukwabela engingezukwabela ngingezukwabela
2nd singular uzokwabela ozokwabela uzokwabela awuzukwabela ongezukwabela ungezukwabela
1st plural sizokwabela esizokwabela sizokwabela asizukwabela esingezukwabela singezukwabela
2nd plural nizokwabela enizokwabela nizokwabela anizukwabela eningezukwabela ningezukwabela
Class 1 uzokwabela ozokwabela ezokwabela akazukwabela ongezukwabela engezukwabela
Class 2 bazokwabela abazokwabela bezokwabela abazukwabela abangezukwabela bengezukwabela
Class 3 uzokwabela ozokwabela uzokwabela awuzukwabela ongezukwabela ungezukwabela
Class 4 izokwabela ezokwabela izokwabela ayizukwabela engezukwabela ingezukwabela
Class 5 lizokwabela elizokwabela lizokwabela alizukwabela elingezukwabela lingezukwabela
Class 6 azokwabela azokwabela ezokwabela awazukwabela angezukwabela engezukwabela
Class 7 sizokwabela esizokwabela sizokwabela asizukwabela esingezukwabela singezukwabela
Class 8 zizokwabela ezizokwabela zizokwabela azizukwabela ezingezukwabela zingezukwabela
Class 9 izokwabela ezokwabela izokwabela ayizukwabela engezukwabela ingezukwabela
Class 10 zizokwabela ezizokwabela zizokwabela azizukwabela ezingezukwabela zingezukwabela
Class 11 luzokwabela oluzokwabela luzokwabela aluzukwabela olungezukwabela lungezukwabela
Class 14 buzokwabela obuzokwabela buzokwabela abuzukwabela obungezukwabela bungezukwabela
Class 15 kuzokwabela okuzokwabela kuzokwabela akuzukwabela okungezukwabela kungezukwabela
Class 17 kuzokwabela okuzokwabela kuzokwabela akuzukwabela okungezukwabela kungezukwabela
Remote future
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngiyokwabela engiyokwabela ngiyokwabela angiyukwabela engingeyukwabela ngingeyukwabela
2nd singular uyokwabela oyokwabela uyokwabela awuyukwabela ongeyukwabela ungeyukwabela
1st plural siyokwabela esiyokwabela siyokwabela asiyukwabela esingeyukwabela singeyukwabela
2nd plural niyokwabela eniyokwabela niyokwabela aniyukwabela eningeyukwabela ningeyukwabela
Class 1 uyokwabela oyokwabela eyokwabela akayukwabela ongeyukwabela engeyukwabela
Class 2 bayokwabela abayokwabela beyokwabela abayukwabela abangeyukwabela bengeyukwabela
Class 3 uyokwabela oyokwabela uyokwabela awuyukwabela ongeyukwabela ungeyukwabela
Class 4 iyokwabela eyokwabela iyokwabela ayiyukwabela engeyukwabela ingeyukwabela
Class 5 liyokwabela eliyokwabela liyokwabela aliyukwabela elingeyukwabela lingeyukwabela
Class 6 ayokwabela ayokwabela eyokwabela awayukwabela angeyukwabela engeyukwabela
Class 7 siyokwabela esiyokwabela siyokwabela asiyukwabela esingeyukwabela singeyukwabela
Class 8 ziyokwabela eziyokwabela ziyokwabela aziyukwabela ezingeyukwabela zingeyukwabela
Class 9 iyokwabela eyokwabela iyokwabela ayiyukwabela engeyukwabela ingeyukwabela
Class 10 ziyokwabela eziyokwabela ziyokwabela aziyukwabela ezingeyukwabela zingeyukwabela
Class 11 luyokwabela oluyokwabela luyokwabela aluyukwabela olungeyukwabela lungeyukwabela
Class 14 buyokwabela obuyokwabela buyokwabela abuyukwabela obungeyukwabela bungeyukwabela
Class 15 kuyokwabela okuyokwabela kuyokwabela akuyukwabela okungeyukwabela kungeyukwabela
Class 17 kuyokwabela okuyokwabela kuyokwabela akuyukwabela okungeyukwabela kungeyukwabela
Present subjunctive
Positive Negative
1st singular ngabele ngingabeli
2nd singular wabele ungabeli
1st plural sabele singabeli
2nd plural nabele ningabeli
Class 1 abele angabeli
Class 2 babele bangabeli
Class 3 wabele ungabeli
Class 4 yabele ingabeli
Class 5 labele lingabeli
Class 6 abele angabeli
Class 7 sabele singabeli
Class 8 zabele zingabeli
Class 9 yabele ingabeli
Class 10 zabele zingabeli
Class 11 lwabele lungabeli
Class 14 babele bungabeli
Class 15 kwabele kungabeli
Class 17 kwabele kungabeli
Past subjunctive
Positive Negative
1st singular ngabela ngangabela, angabela, angangabela
2nd singular wabela wangabela, awabela, awangabela
1st plural sabela sangabela, asabela, asangabela
2nd plural nabela nangabela, anabela, anangabela
Class 1 wabela wangabela, akabela, akangabela
Class 2 babela bangabela, ababela, abangabela
Class 3 wabela wangabela, awabela, awangabela
Class 4 yabela yangabela, ayabela, ayangabela
Class 5 labela langabela, alabela, alangabela
Class 6 abela angabela, awabela, awangabela
Class 7 sabela sangabela, asabela, asangabela
Class 8 zabela zangabela, azabela, azangabela
Class 9 yabela yangabela, ayabela, ayangabela
Class 10 zabela zangabela, azabela, azangabela
Class 11 lwabela lwangabela, alwabela, alwangabela
Class 14 babela bangabela, ababela, abangabela
Class 15 kwabela kwangabela, akwabela, akwangabela
Class 17 kwabela kwangabela, akwabela, akwangabela

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