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Northern NdebeleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nguni *índlovu, from Proto-Bantu *ǹjògù.

NounEdit

índlovu class 9 (plural izindlovu class 10)

  1. elephant

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


Southern NdebeleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nguni *índlovu, from Proto-Bantu *ǹjògù.

NounEdit

índlovu class 9 (plural iíndlovu class 10)

  1. elephant

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


SwaziEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nguni *índlovu, from Proto-Bantu *ǹjògù.

NounEdit

índlovu class 9 (plural tíndlovu class 10)

  1. elephant

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


XhosaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nguni *índlovu, from Proto-Bantu *ǹjògù.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [íⁿd̥ɮo̤ːvṳ]

NounEdit

índlovu class 9 (plural íindlovu class 10)

  1. elephant

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


ZuluEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nguni *índlovu, from Proto-Bantu *ǹjògù.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

índlovu class 9 (plural izíndlovu class 10)

  1. elephant

InflectionEdit

Class 9/10
Singular Plural
Full form indlovu izindlovu
Locative endlovini ezindlovini
Singular Plural
Full form indlovu izindlovu
Simple form ndlovu zindlovu
Locative endlovini ezindlovini
Copulative yindlovu yizindlovu
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
Modifier Substantive Modifier Substantive
Class 1 wendlovu owendlovu wezindlovu owezindlovu
Class 2 bendlovu abendlovu bezindlovu abezindlovu
Class 3 wendlovu owendlovu wezindlovu owezindlovu
Class 4 yendlovu eyendlovu yezindlovu eyezindlovu
Class 5 lendlovu elendlovu lezindlovu elezindlovu
Class 6 endlovu awendlovu ezindlovu awezindlovu
Class 7 sendlovu esendlovu sezindlovu esezindlovu
Class 8 zendlovu ezendlovu zezindlovu ezezindlovu
Class 9 yendlovu eyendlovu yezindlovu eyezindlovu
Class 10 zendlovu ezendlovu zezindlovu ezezindlovu
Class 11 lwendlovu olwendlovu lwezindlovu olwezindlovu
Class 14 bendlovu obendlovu bezindlovu obezindlovu
Class 15 kwendlovu okwendlovu kwezindlovu okwezindlovu
Class 17 kwendlovu okwendlovu kwezindlovu okwezindlovu

Usage notesEdit

This term may be used as a praise name for a king, such as Wena wendlovu! (You of the elephant!).

Derived termsEdit

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