Hinde (1904) records kutheka as an equivalent of English laugh in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also “Ulu dialect” (spoken then from Machakos to coastal area) of Kamba gutheka and Swahili kucheka as its equivalents.
theka (infinitive gũtheka)
- to laugh
- ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 36–37. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu, p. 360. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).
- Barlow, A. Ruffell (1960). Studies in Kikuyu Grammar and Idiom, pp. 90, 238, 247.
- Muiru, David N. (2007). Wĩrute Gĩgĩkũyũ: Marĩtwa Ma Gĩgĩkũyũ Mataũrĩtwo Na Gĩthũngũ, p. 45.
theka class 9/10 (plural ditheka)
- → Phuthi: lithega