nyondo

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Kikuyu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Hinde (1904) records nyondo as an equivalent of English breast in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also Kamba noondo as its equivalent.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 1 with a disyllabic stem, together with ndaka, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

Noun[edit]

nyondo class 9/10 (plural nyondo)

  1. (woman's) breast
See also[edit]

Noun[edit]

nyondo class 10

  1. plural of rũnyondo

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Swahili nyundo.[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 1 with a disyllabic stem, together with ndaka, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

Noun[edit]

nyondo class 9/10 (plural nyondo)

  1. hammer
See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 8–9. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.
  3. ^ “nyondo” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 349. Oxford: Clarendon Press.