ubaba

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Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From u- +‎ baba.

Noun[edit]

ubaba (u class, no plural)

  1. fatherhood, paternity

Coordinate terms[edit]


Zulu[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *úbabá, from Proto-Bantu *bààbá.

Noun[edit]

úbabá class 1a (plural obaba class 2a)

  1. my father

Inflection[edit]

Class 1a/2a
Singular Plural
Full form ubaba obaba
Locative kubaba kobaba
Singular Plural
Full form ubaba obaba
Simple form baba bobaba
Locative kubaba kobaba
Copulative ngubaba ngobaba
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
Modifier Substantive Modifier Substantive
Class 1 kababa okababa wobaba owobaba
Class 2 bakababa abakababa bobaba abobaba
Class 3 kababa okababa wobaba owobaba
Class 4 kababa ekababa yobaba eyobaba
Class 5 likababa elikababa lobaba elobaba
Class 6 kababa akababa obaba awobaba
Class 7 sikababa esikababa sobaba esobaba
Class 8 zikababa ezikababa zobaba ezobaba
Class 9 kababa ekababa yobaba eyobaba
Class 10 zikababa ezikababa zobaba ezobaba
Class 11 lukababa olukababa lwobaba olwobaba
Class 14 bukababa obukababa bobaba obobaba
Class 15 kukababa okukababa kwobaba okwobaba
Class 17 kukababa okukababa kwobaba okwobaba

See also[edit]

  • uyihlo (your father)
  • uyise (his/her father)
  • umama (my mother)

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