iru

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See also: īru

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

iru (uncountable)

  1. A West African condiment made from fermented locust beans.

Anagrams[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Verb[edit]

iru

  1. imperative of iri

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

iru

  1. Rōmaji transcription of いる

Kikuyu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Hinde (1904) records iru as an equivalent of English knee in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also Kamba iyu as its equivalent[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

As for Tonal Class, Armstrong (1940) classifies this term into ɲamo class which includes nyamũ, gũtũ, guka, mũguĩ, mũgwacĩ, mũtwe, rũkũ, ũta, taata (my aunt), Kariũki (man's name), etc.[2] Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 3 with a monosyllabic stem, together with rũkũ, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

Noun[edit]

iru class 5 (plural maru)

  1. knee[2][4]

Derived terms[edit]

(Proverbs)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 34–35. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Muiru, David N. (2007). Wĩrute Gĩgĩkũyũ: Marĩtwa Ma Gĩgĩkũyũ Mataũrĩtwo Na Gĩthũngũ, pp. 11, 34.
  • iru” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Old Saxon[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hiz.

Pronoun[edit]

iru

  1. her

Declension[edit]