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]

Noun[edit]

ng'ombe class 9/10

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

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Derived terms[edit]

(Proverbs)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 16–17. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. ^ 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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