hoya

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English[edit]

Hoya bella
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Etymology[edit]

From the genus name.

Noun[edit]

hoya (plural hoyas)

  1. (botany) Any plant of the genus Hoya


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Kikuyu[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Hinde (1904) records kuhoiya as an equivalent of English pray in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also Kamba kuvoiya as its equivalent.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

This o is pronounced long.[2]

Verb[edit]

hoya (infinitive kũhoya)

  1. to ask for, to beg for[3][4][2]
    kũhoya ũhoro[2] - to ask for information
    kũhoya ũhoro wa[2] - to ask about
  2. to pray[3]

Derived terms[edit]

(Nouns)

(Proverbs)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 46–47. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 “hoya” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 165. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu, p. 361. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).
  4. ^ Barlow, A. Ruffell (1960). Studies in Kikuyu Grammar and Idiom, pp. 198, 229, 241.