menya

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Kikuyu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

menya (infinitive kũmenya)

  1. to know[2]
    ndiramenya - I do not know

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 34–35. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. ^ Barlow, A. Ruffell (1960). Studies in Kikuyu Grammar and Idiom, p. 233.