mwambato

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Kikuyu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From kwambata (to come up).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /moàᵐbàtɔ̀(ꜜ)/
As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 1 with a trisyllabic stem, together with kĩberethi, mbogoro, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

Noun[edit]

mwambato class 3 (plural mĩambato)

  1. acclivity, rising slope, rise
    Antonym: mũikũrũko

Related terms[edit]

(Nouns)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yukawa, Yasutoshi (1981). "A Tentative Tonal Analysis of Kikuyu Nouns: A Study of Limuru Dialect." In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 22, 75–123.
  • mwambato” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 9. Oxford: Clarendon Press.