impi

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Zulu impi.

Noun[edit]

impi (plural impis)

  1. A group of Zulu (or other Bantu) warriors; a detachment of armed men.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 26:
      But as grizzled as Chief Joyi often seemed, the decades fell off him when he spoke of the impis, or warriors, in the army of King Ngangelizwe.

Catawba[edit]

Noun[edit]

impi

  1. fire

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

impi

  1. (dated) virgin

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Indonesian[edit]

Verb[edit]

impi (used in the form bermimpi)

  1. to dream

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Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with mimpi, from Proto-Malayic *impi, *mimpi, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *hipi, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

impi (used in the form mengimpi)

  1. to dream (to hope, to wish)

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Zulu[edit]

Noun[edit]

impi class 9/10 (plural izimpi)

  1. war, battle
  2. army