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EnglishEdit

NounEdit

iru (uncountable)

  1. A West African condiment made from fermented locust beans.

AnagramsEdit


EsperantoEdit

VerbEdit

iru

  1. imperative of iri

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

iru

  1. Rōmaji transcription of いる

KikuyuEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

As for Tonal Class, Armstrong (1940) classifies this term into ɲamo class which includes nyamũ, gũtũ, guka, mũguĩ, mũgwacĩ, mũtwe, rũkũ, ũta, taata (my aunt), Kariũki (man's name), etc.[2] Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 3 with a monosyllabic stem, together with rũkũ, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

NounEdit

iru class 5 (plural maru)

  1. knee[2][4]

Derived termsEdit

(Proverbs)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 34–35. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Muiru, David N. (2007). Wĩrute Gĩgĩkũyũ: Marĩtwa Ma Gĩgĩkũyũ Mataũrĩtwo Na Gĩthũngũ, pp. 11, 34.
  • iru” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Old SaxonEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *hiz.

PronounEdit

iru

  1. her

DeclensionEdit