eba

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

eba (uncountable)

  1. A stiff dough made by soaking garri in hot water and kneading it with a baton.

Anagrams[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Interjection[edit]

eba!

  1. yay (an expression of happiness)

Synonyms[edit]


Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni [Term?], from Proto-Bantu *-jíba.

Verb[edit]

-êba

  1. to steal

Inflection[edit]

Tone HH
Infinitive ukweba
Positive Negative
Infinitive ukweba ukungebi
Imperative
Simple + object concord
Singular yeba yebe
Plural yebani yebeni
Present
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngiyeba, ngeba engebayo, engeba ngeba angebi engingebi ngingebi
2nd singular uyeba, weba owebayo, oweba weba awebi ongebi ungebi
1st plural siyeba, seba esebayo, eseba seba asebi esingebi singebi
2nd plural niyeba, neba enebayo, eneba neba anebi eningebi ningebi
Class 1 uyeba, weba owebayo, oweba eba akebi ongebi engebi
Class 2 bayeba, beba abebayo, abeba beba abebi abangebi bengebi
Class 3 uyeba, weba owebayo, oweba weba awebi ongebi ungebi
Class 4 iyeba, eba eyebayo, eyeba eba ayebi engebi ingebi
Class 5 liyeba, leba elebayo, eleba leba alebi elingebi lingebi
Class 6 ayeba, eba ebayo, eba eba awebi angebi engebi
Class 7 siyeba, seba esebayo, eseba seba asebi esingebi singebi
Class 8 ziyeba, zeba ezebayo, ezeba zeba azebi ezingebi zingebi
Class 9 iyeba, eba eyebayo, eyeba eba ayebi engebi ingebi
Class 10 ziyeba, zeba ezebayo, ezeba zeba azebi ezingebi zingebi
Class 11 luyeba, lweba olwebayo, olweba lweba alwebi olungebi lungebi
Class 14 buyeba, beba obebayo, obeba beba abebi obungebi bungebi
Class 15 kuyeba, kweba okwebayo, okweba kweba akwebi okungebi kungebi
Class 17 kuyeba, kweba okwebayo, okweba kweba akwebi okungebi kungebi
Recent past
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngebile, ngebē engebile, engebē ngebile, ngebē angebanga engingebanga ngingebanga
2nd singular webile, webē owebile, owebē webile, webē awebanga ongebanga ungebanga
1st plural sebile, sebē esebile, esebē sebile, sebē asebanga esingebanga singebanga
2nd plural nebile, nebē enebile, enebē nebile, nebē anebanga eningebanga ningebanga
Class 1 webile, webē owebile, owebē ebile, ebē akebanga ongebanga engebanga
Class 2 bebile, bebē abebile, abebē bebile, bebē abebanga abangebanga bengebanga
Class 3 webile, webē owebile, owebē webile, webē awebanga ongebanga ungebanga
Class 4 ebile, ebē eyebile, eyebē ebile, ebē ayebanga engebanga ingebanga
Class 5 lebile, lebē elebile, elebē lebile, lebē alebanga elingebanga lingebanga
Class 6 ebile, ebē ebile, ebē ebile, ebē awebanga angebanga engebanga
Class 7 sebile, sebē esebile, esebē sebile, sebē asebanga esingebanga singebanga
Class 8 zebile, zebē ezebile, ezebē zebile, zebē azebanga ezingebanga zingebanga
Class 9 ebile, ebē eyebile, eyebē ebile, ebē ayebanga engebanga ingebanga
Class 10 zebile, zebē ezebile, ezebē zebile, zebē azebanga ezingebanga zingebanga
Class 11 lwebile, lwebē olwebile, olwebē lwebile, lwebē alwebanga olungebanga lungebanga
Class 14 bebile, bebē obebile, obebē bebile, bebē abebanga obungebanga bungebanga
Class 15 kwebile, kwebē okwebile, okwebē kwebile, kwebē akwebanga okungebanga kungebanga
Class 17 kwebile, kwebē okwebile, okwebē kwebile, kwebē akwebanga okungebanga kungebanga
Remote past
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngēba engēba ngēba angebanga engingebanga ngingebanga
2nd singular wēba owēba wēba awebanga ongebanga ungebanga
1st plural sēba esēba sēba asebanga esingebanga singebanga
2nd plural nēba enēba nēba anebanga eningebanga ningebanga
Class 1 wēba owēba ēba akebanga ongebanga engebanga
Class 2 bēba abēba bēba abebanga abangebanga bengebanga
Class 3 wēba owēba wēba awebanga ongebanga ungebanga
Class 4 yēba eyēba yēba ayebanga engebanga ingebanga
Class 5 lēba elēba lēba alebanga elingebanga lingebanga
Class 6 ēba ēba ēba awebanga angebanga engebanga
Class 7 sēba esēba sēba asebanga esingebanga singebanga
Class 8 zēba ezēba zēba azebanga ezingebanga zingebanga
Class 9 yēba eyēba yēba ayebanga engebanga ingebanga
Class 10 zēba ezēba zēba azebanga ezingebanga zingebanga
Class 11 lwēba olwēba lwēba alwebanga olungebanga lungebanga
Class 14 bēba obēba bēba abebanga obungebanga bungebanga
Class 15 kwēba okwēba kwēba akwebanga okungebanga kungebanga
Class 17 kwēba okwēba kwēba akwebanga okungebanga kungebanga
Potential
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngingeba ngingeba ngingebe ngingebe
2nd singular ungeba ungeba ungebe ungebe
1st plural singeba singeba singebe singebe
2nd plural ningeba ningeba ningebe ningebe
Class 1 angeba engeba angebe engebe
Class 2 bangeba bengeba bangebe bengebe
Class 3 ungeba ungeba ungebe ungebe
Class 4 ingeba ingeba ingebe ingebe
Class 5 lingeba lingeba lingebe lingebe
Class 6 angeba engeba angebe engebe
Class 7 singeba singeba singebe singebe
Class 8 zingeba zingeba zingebe zingebe
Class 9 ingeba ingeba ingebe ingebe
Class 10 zingeba zingeba zingebe zingebe
Class 11 lungeba lungeba lungebe lungebe
Class 14 bungeba bungeba bungebe bungebe
Class 15 kungeba kungeba kungebe kungebe
Class 17 kungeba kungeba kungebe kungebe
Immediate future
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngizokweba engizokweba ngizokweba angizukweba ngingezukweba
2nd singular uzokweba ozokweba uzokweba awuzukweba ungezukweba
1st plural sizokweba esizokweba sizokweba asizukweba singezukweba
2nd plural nizokweba enizokweba nizokweba anizukweba ningezukweba
Class 1 uzokweba ozokweba ezokweba akazukweba engezukweba
Class 2 bazokweba abazokweba bezokweba abazukweba bengezukweba
Class 3 uzokweba ozokweba uzokweba awuzukweba ungezukweba
Class 4 izokweba ezokweba izokweba ayizukweba ingezukweba
Class 5 lizokweba elizokweba lizokweba alizukweba lingezukweba
Class 6 azokweba azokweba ezokweba awazukweba engezukweba
Class 7 sizokweba esizokweba sizokweba asizukweba singezukweba
Class 8 zizokweba ezizokweba zizokweba azizukweba zingezukweba
Class 9 izokweba ezokweba izokweba ayizukweba ingezukweba
Class 10 zizokweba ezizokweba zizokweba azizukweba zingezukweba
Class 11 luzokweba oluzokweba luzokweba aluzukweba lungezukweba
Class 14 buzokweba obuzokweba buzokweba abuzukweba bungezukweba
Class 15 kuzokweba okuzokweba kuzokweba akuzukweba kungezukweba
Class 17 kuzokweba okuzokweba kuzokweba akuzukweba kungezukweba
Remote future
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngiyokweba engiyokweba ngiyokweba angiyukweba ngingeyukweba
2nd singular uyokweba oyokweba uyokweba awuyukweba ungeyukweba
1st plural siyokweba esiyokweba siyokweba asiyukweba singeyukweba
2nd plural niyokweba eniyokweba niyokweba aniyukweba ningeyukweba
Class 1 uyokweba oyokweba eyokweba akayukweba engeyukweba
Class 2 bayokweba abayokweba beyokweba abayukweba bengeyukweba
Class 3 uyokweba oyokweba uyokweba awuyukweba ungeyukweba
Class 4 iyokweba eyokweba iyokweba ayiyukweba ingeyukweba
Class 5 liyokweba eliyokweba liyokweba aliyukweba lingeyukweba
Class 6 ayokweba ayokweba eyokweba awayukweba engeyukweba
Class 7 siyokweba esiyokweba siyokweba asiyukweba singeyukweba
Class 8 ziyokweba eziyokweba ziyokweba aziyukweba zingeyukweba
Class 9 iyokweba eyokweba iyokweba ayiyukweba ingeyukweba
Class 10 ziyokweba eziyokweba ziyokweba aziyukweba zingeyukweba
Class 11 luyokweba oluyokweba luyokweba aluyukweba lungeyukweba
Class 14 buyokweba obuyokweba buyokweba abuyukweba bungeyukweba
Class 15 kuyokweba okuyokweba kuyokweba akuyukweba kungeyukweba
Class 17 kuyokweba okuyokweba kuyokweba akuyukweba kungeyukweba
Present subjunctive
Positive Negative
1st singular ngebe ngingebi
2nd singular webe ungebi
1st plural sebe singebi
2nd plural nebe ningebi
Class 1 ebe angebi
Class 2 bebe bangebi
Class 3 webe ungebi
Class 4 ebe ingebi
Class 5 lebe lingebi
Class 6 ebe angebi
Class 7 sebe singebi
Class 8 zebe zingebi
Class 9 ebe ingebi
Class 10 zebe zingebi
Class 11 lwebe lungebi
Class 14 bebe bungebi
Class 15 kwebe kungebi
Class 17 kwebe kungebi
Past subjunctive
Positive Negative
1st singular ngeba angeba
2nd singular weba aweba
1st plural seba aseba
2nd plural neba aneba
Class 1 weba akeba
Class 2 beba abeba
Class 3 weba aweba
Class 4 yeba ayeba
Class 5 leba aleba
Class 6 eba aweba
Class 7 seba aseba
Class 8 zeba azeba
Class 9 yeba ayeba
Class 10 zeba azeba
Class 11 lweba alweba
Class 14 beba abeba
Class 15 kweba akweba
Class 17 kweba akweba

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