mũtwe

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Kikuyu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Hinde (1904) records mtue as an equivalent of English head in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also Kamba mtue and Swahili kitwa (pl. vitwa) as its equivalents[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mũtwe class 3 (plural mĩtwe)

  1. head
    Synonym: kĩongo

Derived terms[edit]

(Proverbs)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 30–31. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • twe” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 484. Oxford: Clarendon Press.