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KikuyuEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From a verb kwara.[1]

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

kĩara class 7 (plural ciara)

  1. dunghill, midden, compost pit
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From a verb kwara.[1]

Hinde (1904) records kiarra as an equivalent of English finger in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu[3].

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

kĩara class 7 (plural ciara) (diminutive kaara[4])

  1. finger
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(Proverbs)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 ara” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 14. Oxford: Clarendon 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.
  3. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 24–25. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  4. ^ Stump, Gregory T. (2005). "Word-formation and inflectional morphology", p. 64. In Pavol Štekauer and Rochelle Lieber (eds.) Handbook of Word-Formation, pp. 49–72. Dordrecht: Springer. →ISBN
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Gathara, Janeesther Wanjiru (2015). A cognitive approach to Gikuyu polysemy, pp. 23–24.