irathĩro

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Kikuyu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From kũratha (to rise (of the sun)).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ìɾàðéɾɔ̀(ꜜ)/
As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 3 with a trisyllabic stem, together with kĩgokora, mbarĩki, thimiti, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

Noun[edit]

irathĩro class 5

  1. east
    Synonym: itherero

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References[edit]

  1. ^ irathĩro” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 373. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  2. ^ Yukawa, Yasutoshi (1981). "A Tentative Tonal Analysis of Kikuyu Nouns: A Study of Limuru Dialect." In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 22, 75–123.