ndoo

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Kikuyu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 2 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩgunyũ, njagĩ, kiugũ, and so on.

Noun[edit]

ndoo class 9/10 (plural ndoo)

  1. waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)
    Synonyms: kurũ[1]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Swahili ndoo.[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 2 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩgunyũ, njagĩ, kiugũ, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

Noun[edit]

ndoo class 9/10 (plural ndoo)

  1. bucket, pail

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leakey, L. S. B. (1977). The Southern Kikuyu before 1903, v. I, p. 452. →ISBN
  2. ^ “ndoo” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 297. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  3. ^ 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.

Mwani[edit]

Noun[edit]

ndoo class 9 (plural ndoo)

  1. bucket, pail

Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

ndoo (n class, plural ndoo)

  1. bucket, pail

Descendants[edit]