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qáe (tone II, class 3, plural qáe-tû)

  1. biological mother
  2. female
  3. suffixed to plant names, signifying a broader-leaved more substantial variety; {{suffixed to certain other objects, signifying more substantial size, weight}}
  4. used with the proper name of a person's child as a respectful form of address
    ǂíi ǀûa qâe
    mother of ǂíi ǀûa

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The plural is a member of Noun Class 4.

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