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KikuyuEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Hinde (1904) records īrria as an equivalent of English milk in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also Kamba īya as its equivalent.[1]

PronunciationEdit

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 3 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩhaato, mbembe, kiugo, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

NounEdit

iria class 5 (plural maria)

  1. milk
    iria rĩa mwĩtha - fresh milk
Derived termsEdit

(Nouns)

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Bantu *ìdìbà.

PronunciationEdit

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 1 with a disyllabic stem, together with ndaka, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

NounEdit

iria class 5 (plural maria)

  1. place where water is collected
    1. lake, pond
    2. sea
See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 40–41. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Yukawa, Yasutoshi (1981). "A Tentative Tonal Analysis of Kikuyu Nouns: A Study of Limuru Dialect." In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 22, 75–123.
  • iria1”, "iria" in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, pp. 380–381. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

iria

  1. first-person singular (eu) conditional of ir
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) conditional of ir
  3. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of iriar
  4. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of iriar