izi-

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: izi, -izi, and ízí

Xhosa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni [Term?], from Proto-Bantu *jí-, plus augment. Originally the pronominal and verbal concord, it displaced the older Bantu noun prefix *bì-. The tone was lowered by analogy with other noun prefixes.

Prefix[edit]

izi-

  1. Class 8 noun prefix.

Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni [Term?], from Proto-Bantu *jí-, plus augment. Originally the pronominal and verbal concord, it displaced the older Bantu noun prefix *bì-. The tone was lowered by analogy with other noun prefixes.

Prefix[edit]

izi-

  1. Class 8 noun prefix.

References[edit]