mwana

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Chichewa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mwaná class 1 (plural aná class 2)

  1. child

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Kikuyu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà.

Pronunciation[edit]

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 3 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩhaato, mbembe, kiugo, and so on. Yukawa (1981) classifies this term into a group including bũrũri (pl. mabũrũri), ikara, ikinya, itimũ, kanitha (pl. makanitha), kiugo, kĩhaato, maguta, mũgeka, mũkonyo, mũrata, mbembe, mbũri, nyaga, riitho, riũa, rũrĩmĩ (pl. nĩmĩ), ũhoro (pl. mohoro), and so on.[1] Clements (1984) classifies this term into “HL class” corresponding to Armstrong's mbori class and Benson's disyllabic 3, together with mũgeka, mũrata, and Kamau.[2]

Noun[edit]

mwana class 1 (plural ciana)[3]

  1. child

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

(Proverbs)

Related terms[edit]

(Nouns)

See also[edit]

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.
  2. ^ Clements, George N. (1984). "Principles of tone assignment in Kikuyu." In Clements, G.N. and J.A. Goldsmith (eds.) Autosegmental studies in Bantu tone, pp. 281–339. Dordrecht: Mouton de Gruyter; Foris Publications. →ISBN
  3. ^ mwana” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 10. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mugu, Muturi Anthony (2014). Antonymy in Gĩkũyũ: a cognitive semantics approach, pp. 28, 48.

Lingala[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà.

Noun[edit]

mwana class 1 (plural bana)

  1. child

Maore Comorian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà.

Noun[edit]

mwana class 1 (plural wana class 2)

  1. baby
  2. child

References[edit]

  • mwana” in Outils & Ressources pour l'Exploitation de la Langue Comorienne, 2008.

Mwani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà.

Noun[edit]

mwana class 1 (plural wana)

  1. child

Shona[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà.

Noun[edit]

mwaná class 1 (plural vaná class 2)

  1. child

Derived terms[edit]

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Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà.

Noun[edit]

mwana (m-wa class, plural wana)

  1. child (a son or daughter)
  2. In compounds, someone who does or has a relation to something.

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Tumbuka[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà.

Noun[edit]

mwana class 1 (plural ŵana class 2)

  1. child