muti

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See also: Muti, mutí, mūti, and mǔtǐ

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Zulu umuthi (shrub, tree, medicine), from -thi (tree).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

muti (countable and uncountable, plural mutis)

  1. (South Africa) Traditional African medicine. [from 19th c.]
    • 1978, André Brink, Rumours of Rain, Vintage 2000, p. 179:
      The witchdoctor shop with its muti, its vulture eggs, the skins and hair and nails and horns and unmentionable excretions, its useless whorl of incense; and the Indian owner glaring at one like a dark wooden mask.
    • 2012, Nadine Gordimer, No Time Like the Present, Bloomsbury 2013, p. 300:
      Lekota's handing on a plate ammunition against himself, scrapping our genuine African herb medicine, Affirmative Action, that national muti.

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

muti

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive form of mutar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive form of mutar
  3. third-person singular imperative form of mutar

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

muti m pl

  1. Masculine plural of adjective muto.

Verb[edit]

muti

  1. second-person singular present of mutare
  2. first-person singular, second-person singular and third-person singular present subjunctive of mutare
  3. third-person singular imperative of mutare

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mūtī

  1. nominative masculine plural of mūtus
  2. genitive masculine singular of mūtus
  3. genitive neuter singular of mūtus
  4. vocative masculine plural of mūtus

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

muti f

  1. accusative singular form of mute
  2. instrumental singular form of mute

Mwani[edit]

Noun[edit]

muti class 3 (plural miuti)

  1. tree

Old Prussian[edit]

Noun[edit]

muti

  1. Alternative form of mūti

Sicilian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

muti

  1. plural of mutu