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

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 immelleˣ immilleˣ
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]

Noun[edit]

impi class 9/10 ‎(plural izimpi)

  1. war, battle
  2. army