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gathĩrĩthĩrĩ

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KikuyuEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɣàðèɾéðèɾéꜜ/
As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 5 with a tetrasyllabic stem, together with kĩgorogoru, kĩĩhutaatĩ, and so on.

NounEdit

gathĩrĩthĩrĩ class 12 (plural tũthĩrĩthĩrĩ)

  1. something that is long and thin[1]
    Gathĩrĩthĩrĩ na njĩra ya bara... - A long thing on the high road? (riddle; the answer is Ngoma-cia-aka (whirlwind).)[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 “thĩrĩthĩrĩ” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 522. Oxford: Clarendon Press.