inkosi

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Zulu inkosi (chief, king).

Noun[edit]

inkosi (plural inkosis or amakosi)

  1. A chief (particularly Zulu).
    • 1956, Margaret Read, The Ngoni of Nyasaland (page 66)
      Before leaving his house to go to the kraal the inkosi had to eat a little porridge.
    • 2012, Richard Whitaker (trans.), Homer (author), The Iliad: A Southern African Translation[1]
      Muse, sing the rage of Peleus’ son Akhilleus, / deadly rage that brought the Akhaians endless pain, / that hurled down to Hades many strong souls / of heroes and made their bodies meat for dogs / and vultures, fulfilling the plan of Zeus, / ever since that day those two quarreled— / inkosi Agamemnon and godlike Akhilleus.

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ínkôsi class 9 (plural ámakhôsi class 6)

  1. chief, king

Inflection[edit]

Class 9/6
Singular Plural
Full form inkosi amakhosi
Locative enkosini emakhosini
Singular Plural
Full form inkosi amakhosi
Simple form nkosi makhosi
Locative enkosini emakhosini
Copulative yinkosi ngamakhosi
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
Modifier Substantive Modifier Substantive
Class 1 wenkosi owenkosi wamakhosi owamakhosi
Class 2 benkosi abenkosi bamakhosi abamakhosi
Class 3 wenkosi owenkosi wamakhosi owamakhosi
Class 4 yenkosi eyenkosi yamakhosi eyamakhosi
Class 5 lenkosi elenkosi lamakhosi elamakhosi
Class 6 enkosi awenkosi amakhosi awamakhosi
Class 7 senkosi esenkosi samakhosi esamakhosi
Class 8 zenkosi ezenkosi zamakhosi ezamakhosi
Class 9 yenkosi eyenkosi yamakhosi eyamakhosi
Class 10 zenkosi ezenkosi zamakhosi ezamakhosi
Class 11 lwenkosi olwenkosi lwamakhosi olwamakhosi
Class 14 benkosi obenkosi bamakhosi obamakhosi
Class 15 kwenkosi okwenkosi kwamakhosi okwamakhosi
Class 17 kwenkosi okwenkosi kwamakhosi okwamakhosi

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