huria

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Kikuyu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

huria (infinitive kũhuria)

  1. to snatch

Etymology 2[edit]

Cf. kũhuria.[1]

Hinde (1904) records hurria as an equivalent of English rhinoceros in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu.[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 2 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩgunyũ, njagĩ, kiugũ, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

Noun[edit]

huria class 9/10 (plural huria)

  1. rhinoceros

References[edit]

  1. ^ “huria” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 171. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  2. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 50–51. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  3. ^ Yukawa, Yasutoshi (1981). "A Tentative Tonal Analysis of Kikuyu Nouns: A Study of Limuru Dialect." In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 22, 75–123.
  • Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu, p. 361. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hūzijō (hire).

Noun[edit]

hūria f

  1. hire, rent

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