amba

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Arabic عَمْبَة (ʿamba), Hebrew עמבה; ultimately from Sanskrit.

Noun[edit]

amba (uncountable)

  1. A tangy mango pickle used as a condiment in the Middle East.

Anagrams[edit]


Hiligaynon[edit]

Verb[edit]

ámba

  1. chant, sing

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

amba f (genitive singular ömbu, nominative plural ömbur)

  1. Alternative form of amaba

Declension[edit]


Kanufi[edit]

Noun[edit]

amba

  1. plural of uwa

Reference[edit]


Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

amba ?

  1. the mango tree, Magifera indica

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • amba in Pali Text Society (1921–1925), Pali-English Dictionary, London: Chipstead. (licensed under CC-BY-NC)

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu.

Verb[edit]

-amba (infinitive kwamba)

  1. to say, to explain

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of -amba
Non-finite forms
Form Positive Negative
Infinitive kwamba
kuamba
kutoamba
Simple finite forms
Positive form Singular Plural
Imperative amba ambeni
Habitual huamba
Complex finite forms
Polarity Persons Persons / Classes Classes
1st 2nd 3rd / M-wa M-mi Ma Ki-vi N U Ku Pa Mu
Sg. Pl. Sg. Pl. Sg. / 1 Pl. / 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 / 14 15 / 17 16 18
Past
Positive niliamba
naliamba
tuliamba
twaliamba
uliamba
waliamba
mliamba
mwaliamba
aliamba waliamba uliamba iliamba liliamba yaliamba kiliamba viliamba iliamba ziliamba uliamba kuliamba paliamba muliamba
Relative nilioamba
nalioamba
tulioamba
twalioamba
ulioamba
walioamba
mlioamba
mwalioamba
alioamba walioamba ulioamba ilioamba lilioamba yalioamba kilioamba vilioamba ilioamba zilioamba ulioamba kulioamba palioamba mulioamba
Negative sikuamba hatukuamba hukuamba hamkuamba hakuamba hawakuamba haukuamba haikuamba halikuamba hayakuamba hakikuamba havikuamba haikuamba hazikuamba haukuamba hakukuamba hapakuamba hamukuamba
Present
Positive ninaamba
naamba
tunaamba unaamba mnaamba anaamba wanaamba unaamba inaamba linaamba yanaamba kinaamba vinaamba inaamba zinaamba unaamba kunaamba panaamba munaamba
Relative ninaoamba
naoamba
tunaoamba unaoamba mnaoamba anaoamba wanaoamba unaoamba inaoamba linaoamba yanaoamba kinaoamba vinaoamba inaoamba zinaoamba unaoamba kunaoamba panaoamba munaoamba
Negative siambi hatuambi huambi hamambi haambi hawaambi hauambi haiambi haliambi hayaambi hakiambi haviambi haiambi haziambi hauambi hakuambi hapaambi hamuambi
Future
Positive nitaamba tutaamba utaamba mtaamba ataamba wataamba utaamba itaamba litaamba yataamba kitaamba vitaamba itaamba zitaamba utaamba kutaamba pataamba mutaamba
Relative nitakaoamba tutakaoamba utakaoamba mtakaoamba atakaoamba watakaoamba utakaoamba itakaoamba litakaoamba yatakaoamba kitakaoamba vitakaoamba itakaoamba zitakaoamba utakaoamba kutakaoamba patakaoamba mutakaoamba
Negative sitaamba hatutaamba hutaamba hamtaamba hataamba hawataamba hautaamba haitaamba halitaamba hayataamba hakitaamba havitaamba haitaamba hazitaamba hautaamba hakutaamba hapataamba hamutaamba
Subjunctive
Positive niambe tuambe uambe mambe aambe waambe uambe iambe liambe yaambe kiambe viambe iambe ziambe uambe kuambe paambe muambe
Negative nisiambe tusiambe usiambe msiambe asiambe wasiambe usiambe isiambe lisiambe yasiambe kisiambe visiambe isiambe zisiambe usiambe kusiambe pasiambe musiambe
Present Conditional
Positive ningeamba tungeamba ungeamba mngeamba angeamba wangeamba ungeamba ingeamba lingeamba yangeamba kingeamba vingeamba ingeamba zingeamba ungeamba kungeamba pangeamba mungeamba
Negative nisingeamba
singeamba
tusingeamba
hatungeamba
usingeamba
hungeamba
msingeamba
hamngeamba
asingeamba
hangeamba
wasingeamba
hawangeamba
usingeamba
haungeamba
isingeamba
haingeamba
lisingeamba
halingeamba
yasingeamba
hayangeamba
kisingeamba
hakingeamba
visingeamba
havingeamba
isingeamba
haingeamba
zisingeamba
hazingeamba
usingeamba
haungeamba
kusingeamba
hakungeamba
pasingeamba
hapangeamba
musingeamba
hamungeamba
Past Conditional
Positive ningaliamba tungaliamba ungaliamba mngaliamba angaliamba wangaliamba ungaliamba ingaliamba lingaliamba yangaliamba kingaliamba vingaliamba ingaliamba zingaliamba ungaliamba kungaliamba pangaliamba mungaliamba
Negative nisingaliamba
singaliamba
tusingaliamba
hatungaliamba
usingaliamba
hungaliamba
msingaliamba
hamngaliamba
asingaliamba
hangaliamba
wasingaliamba
hawangaliamba
usingaliamba
haungaliamba
isingaliamba
haingaliamba
lisingaliamba
halingaliamba
yasingaliamba
hayangaliamba
kisingaliamba
hakingaliamba
visingaliamba
havingaliamba
isingaliamba
haingaliamba
zisingaliamba
hazingaliamba
usingaliamba
haungaliamba
kusingaliamba
hakungaliamba
pasingaliamba
hapangaliamba
musingaliamba
hamungaliamba
Conditional Contrary to Fact
Positive ningeliamba tungeliamba ungeliamba mngeliamba angeliamba wangeliamba ungeliamba ingeliamba lingeliamba yangeliamba kingeliamba vingeliamba ingeliamba zingeliamba ungeliamba kungeliamba pangeliamba mungeliamba
General Relative
Positive niambao tuambao uambao mambao aambao waambao uambao iambao liambao yaambao kiambao viambao iambao ziambao uambao kuambao paambao muambao
Negative nisioamba tusioamba usioamba msioamba asioamba wasioamba usioamba isioamba lisioamba yasioamba kisioamba visioamba isioamba zisioamba usioamba kusioamba pasioamba musioamba
Gnomic
Positive naamba twaamba waamba mwaamba aamba waamba waamba yaamba laamba yaamba chaamba vyaamba yaamba zaamba waamba kwaamba paamba mwaamba
Perfect
Positive nimeamba tumeamba umeamba mmeamba ameamba wameamba umeamba imeamba limeamba yameamba kimeamba vimeamba imeamba zimeamba umeamba kumeamba pameamba mumeamba
"Already"
Positive nimeshaamba tumeshaamba umeshaamba mmeshaamba ameshaamba wameshaamba umeshaamba imeshaamba limeshaamba yameshaamba kimeshaamba vimeshaamba imeshaamba zimeshaamba umeshaamba kumeshaamba pameshaamba mumeshaamba
"Not yet"
Negative sijaamba hatujaamba hujaamba hamjaamba hajaamba hawajaamba haujaamba haijaamba halijaamba hayajaamba hakijaamba havijaamba haijaamba hazijaamba haujaamba hakujaamba hapajaamba hamujaamba
"If/When"
Positive nikiamba tukiamba ukiamba mkiamba akiamba wakiamba ukiamba ikiamba likiamba yakiamba kikiamba vikiamba ikiamba zikiamba ukiamba kukiamba pakiamba mukiamba
"If not"
Negative nisipoamba tusipoamba usipoamba msipoamba asipoamba wasipoamba usipoamba isipoamba lisipoamba yasipoamba kisipoamba visipoamba isipoamba zisipoamba usipoamba kusipoamba pasipoamba musipoamba
Consecutive
Positive nikaamba tukaamba ukaamba mkaamba akaamba wakaamba ukaamba ikaamba likaamba yakaamba kikaamba vikaamba ikaamba zikaamba ukaamba kukaamba pakaamba mukaamba
Not all possible forms are listed in the table. Transitive verbs can take object concords, relative concords can agree with all noun classes, and many other forms not commonly seen in modern Standard Swahili are absent from the table. See Appendix:Swahili verbs for more information.

Derived terms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

amba-

  1. which; who (relative pronoun)

Inflection[edit]