ng'ombe

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See also: ngombe and ngɔ́mbɛ́

Chichewa[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ng'ombe class 9 (plural ng'ombe class 10)

  1. cow, ox

Kikuyu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Hinde (1904) records ngombe as an equivalent of English cow in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also Kamba ngombe and Swahili ngombe as its equivalents.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

As for Tonal Class, Armstrong (1940) classifies this term into moondo class which includes mũndũ, huko, igego, igoti, inooro, irigũ, irũa, kĩbaata, kĩmũrĩ, kũgũrũ, mũciĩ, mũgeni, mũri, mwaki (fire), ndaka, ndigiri, njagathi, njogu, Mũrĩmi (man's name), etc.[2] Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 1 with a disyllabic stem, together with ndaka, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

Noun[edit]

ng'ombe class 9/10 (plural ng'ombe)

  1. cow or ox
    ng'ombe yakwa - my cow/ox
    ng'ombe ciakwa - my cows/oxen

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 16–17. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. ^ Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).
  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.
  4. ^ Mugu, Muturi Anthony (2014). Antonymy in Gĩkũyũ: a cognitive semantics approach, p. 31.

Mwani[edit]

Noun[edit]

ng'ombe class 9 (plural ng'ombe)

  1. cow, ox

Swahili[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ng'ombe (n class, plural ng'ombe)

  1. cow, ox
  2. (pejorative) idiot

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