kwa-

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See also: kwa, Kwa, and -kʷa

Northern Ndebele[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *kwá-, from Proto-Bantu *kʊ́á-

Prefix[edit]

kwa-

  1. of; class 15 possessive concord.

Swazi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *kwá-, from Proto-Bantu *kʊ́á-

Prefix[edit]

kwa-

  1. of; class 15 possessive concord.

Tocharian B[edit]

Verb[edit]

kwa-

  1. to call out
  2. to invite

Further reading[edit]

  • Adams, Douglas Q. (2013) A Dictionary of Tocharian B: Revised and Greatly Enlarged (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 10), Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, →ISBN

Xhosa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *kwá-, from Proto-Bantu *kʊ́á-

Prefix[edit]

kwa-

  1. of; class 15 possessive concord.

Zulu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *kwá-, from Proto-Bantu *kʊ́á-

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kwa-

  1. of; class 15 possessive concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *kwá-, from Proto-Bantu *kʊ́á-

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kwa-

  1. of; class 17 possessive concord.

Etymology 3[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

kwa-

  1. at/to/from the home/place of
Usage notes[edit]

Unlike other prepositions, kwa- is not attached to the full form of the noun, but rather to the stem (without the noun prefix). When attached to pronouns, the pronouns take the possessive combining form when it exists (-ithu instead of -thi and so on).

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