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EtymologyEdit

From Zulu impi.

NounEdit

impi (plural impis)

  1. A group of Zulu (or other Bantu) warriors; a detachment of armed men.
    • 1978, André Brink, Rumours of Rain, Vintage 2000, p. 212:
      And in the end he, as well as three of his four children, shared Retief's fate in the massacre of Trekkers by the Zulu impis of Dingane.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 26:
      But as grizzled as Chief Joyi often seemed, the decades fell off him when he spoke of the impis, or warriors, in the army of King Ngangelizwe.

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CatawbaEdit

NounEdit

impi

  1. fire

FinnishEdit

NounEdit

impi

  1. (dated) virgin

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of impi (Kotus type 7/ovi, mp-mm gradation)
nominative impi immet
genitive immen impien
partitive impeä impiä
illative impeen impiin
singular plural
nominative impi immet
accusative nom. impi immet
gen. immen
genitive immen impien
partitive impeä impiä
inessive immessä immissä
elative immestä immistä
illative impeen impiin
adessive immellä immillä
ablative immeltä immiltä
allative immelle immille
essive impenä impinä
translative immeksi immiksi
instructive immin
abessive immettä immittä
comitative impineen

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IndonesianEdit

VerbEdit

impi (used in the form bermimpi)

  1. to dream

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MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with mimpi, from Proto-Malayic *impi, *mimpi, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *hipi, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpi.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

impi (used in the form mengimpi)

  1. to dream (to hope, to wish)

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XhosaEdit

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NounEdit

impi? class 9 (plural izimpi class 10)

  1. army, regiment

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ZuluEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

împí class 9 (plural ízimpí class 10)

  1. war, battle
  2. army, regiment

InflectionEdit

Class 9/10
Singular Plural
Full form impi izimpi
Locative empini ezimpini
Singular Plural
Full form impi izimpi
Simple form mpi zimpi
Locative empini ezimpini
Copulative yimpi yizimpi
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
Modifier Substantive Modifier Substantive
Class 1 wempi owempi wezimpi owezimpi
Class 2 bempi abempi bezimpi abezimpi
Class 3 wempi owempi wezimpi owezimpi
Class 4 yempi eyempi yezimpi eyezimpi
Class 5 lempi elempi lezimpi elezimpi
Class 6 empi awempi ezimpi awezimpi
Class 7 sempi esempi sezimpi esezimpi
Class 8 zempi ezempi zezimpi ezezimpi
Class 9 yempi eyempi yezimpi eyezimpi
Class 10 zempi ezempi zezimpi ezezimpi
Class 11 lwempi olwempi lwezimpi olwezimpi
Class 14 bempi obempi bezimpi obezimpi
Class 15 kwempi okwempi kwezimpi okwezimpi
Class 17 kwempi okwempi kwezimpi okwezimpi

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