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.
    • 1978, André Brink, Rumours of Rain, Vintage 2000, p. 212:
      And in the end he, as well as three of his four children, shared Retief's fate in the massacre of Trekkers by the Zulu impis of Dingane.
    • 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.

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Catawba[edit]

Noun[edit]

impi

  1. fire

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

impi

  1. (dated) virgin

Declension[edit]

Inflection of impi (Kotus type 7/ovi, mp-mm gradation)
nominative impi immet
genitive immen impien
partitive impeä impiä
illative impeen impiin
singular plural
nominative impi immet
accusative nom. impi immet
gen. immen
genitive immen impien
partitive impeä impiä
inessive immessä immissä
elative immestä immistä
illative impeen impiin
adessive immellä immillä
ablative immeltä immiltä
allative immelle immille
essive impenä impinä
translative immeksi immiksi
instructive immin
abessive immettä immittä
comitative impineen

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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]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

impi class 9/10 ‎(plural izimpi)

  1. war, battle
  2. army

Inflection[edit]

Stem -pí, class 9/10
Singular Plural
Full form ímpí ízimpí
Locative émpíni ézimpíni
Singular Plural
Full form ímpí ízimpí
Simple form mpí zimpí
Locative émpíni ézimpíni
Copulative yímpí yízimpí
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
Modifier Substantive Modifier Substantive
Class 1 wémpí ówémpí wézimpí ówézimpí
Class 2 bémpí ábémpí bézimpí ábézimpí
Class 3 wémpí ówémpí wézimpí ówézimpí
Class 4 yémpí éyémpí yézimpí éyézimpí
Class 5 lémpí élémpí lézimpí élézimpí
Class 6 émpí áwémpí ézimpí áwézimpí
Class 7 sémpí ésémpí sézimpí ésézimpí
Class 8 zémpí ézémpí zézimpí ézézimpí
Class 9 yémpí éyémpí yézimpí éyézimpí
Class 10 zémpí ézémpí zézimpí ézézimpí
Class 11 lwémpí ólwémpí lwézimpí ólwézimpí
Class 14 bémpí óbémpí bézimpí óbézimpí
Class 15 kwémpí ókwémpí kwézimpí ókwézimpí
Class 17 kwémpí ókwémpí kwézimpí ókwézimpí