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.

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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]

Class 9/10
Singular Plural
Full form impi izimpi
Simple form mpi zimpi
Locative empini ezimpini
Copulative yimpi yizimpi
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
Class 1 wempi wezimpi
Class 2 bempi bezimpi
Class 3 wempi wezimpi
Class 4 yempi yezimpi
Class 5 lempi lezimpi
Class 6 empi ezimpi
Class 7 sempi sezimpi
Class 8 zempi zezimpi
Class 9 yempi yezimpi
Class 10 zempi zezimpi
Class 11 lwempi lwezimpi
Class 14 bempi bezimpi
Class 15 kwempi kwezimpi
Class 17 kwempi kwezimpi