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See also: Mba, MBA, ḿbà, and mbà

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IrishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mba f pl

  1. Eclipsed form of ba.
    Blíonn siad a mba gach lá.They milk their cows every day.

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

mba (triggers lenition)

  1. Eclipsed form of ba.
    mba chapall méif I were a horse

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
ba bha mba
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

MalagasyEdit

ConjunctionEdit

mba

  1. to, in order to
  2. as

NzadiEdit

NounEdit

mbá (plural mbá)

  1. palm nut

Related termsEdit

  • ibá (palm tree)

Further readingEdit

  • Crane, Thera; Larry Hyman; Simon Nsielanga Tukumu (2011) A grammar of Nzadi [B.865]: a Bantu language of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, →ISBN

SwahiliEdit

NounEdit

mba (n class, plural mba)

  1. dandruff

SwaziEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nguni *-imba, from Proto-Bantu *-jìmba.

VerbEdit

-mba

  1. (intransitive) to dig

InflectionEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.


XhosaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nguni *-imba, from Proto-Bantu *-jìmba.

VerbEdit

-mba

  1. (intransitive) to dig

InflectionEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.


ZuluEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nguni *-mba, from Proto-Bantu *-jìmba.

VerbEdit

-mba

  1. (intransitive) to dig
  2. (intransitive) to burrow
  3. (transitive) to dig up, unearth, excavate

InflectionEdit

Tone L, latent i
Infinitive ukumba
Positive Negative
Infinitive ukumba ukungembi
Imperative
Simple + object concord
Singular yimba -mbe
Plural yimbani -mbeni
Present
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngiyemba, ngimba engimbayo, engimba ngimba angimbi engingembi ngingembi
2nd singular uyemba, umba ombayo, omba umba awumbi ongembi ungembi
1st plural siyemba, simba esimbayo, esimba simba asimbi esingembi singembi
2nd plural niyemba, nimba enimbayo, enimba nimba animbi eningembi ningembi
Class 1 uyemba, umba ombayo, omba emba akembi ongembi engembi
Class 2 bayemba, bemba abembayo, abemba bemba abembi abangembi bengembi
Class 3 uyemba, umba ombayo, omba umba awumbi ongembi ungembi
Class 4 iyemba, imba embayo, emba imba ayimbi engembi ingembi
Class 5 liyemba, limba elimbayo, elimba limba alimbi elingembi lingembi
Class 6 ayemba, emba embayo, emba emba awembi angembi engembi
Class 7 siyemba, simba esimbayo, esimba simba asimbi esingembi singembi
Class 8 ziyemba, zimba ezimbayo, ezimba zimba azimbi ezingembi zingembi
Class 9 iyemba, imba embayo, emba imba ayimbi engembi ingembi
Class 10 ziyemba, zimba ezimbayo, ezimba zimba azimbi ezingembi zingembi
Class 11 luyemba, lumba olumbayo, olumba lumba alumbi olungembi lungembi
Class 14 buyemba, bumba obumbayo, obumba bumba abumbi obungembi bungembi
Class 15 kuyemba, kumba okumbayo, okumba kumba akumbi okungembi kungembi
Class 17 kuyemba, kumba okumbayo, okumba kumba akumbi okungembi kungembi
Recent past
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngimbile, ngimbē engimbile, engimbē ngimbile, ngimbē angimbanga engingembanga ngingembanga
2nd singular umbile, umbē ombile, ombē umbile, umbē awumbanga ongembanga ungembanga
1st plural simbile, simbē esimbile, esimbē simbile, simbē asimbanga esingembanga singembanga
2nd plural nimbile, nimbē enimbile, enimbē nimbile, nimbē animbanga eningembanga ningembanga
Class 1 umbile, umbē ombile, ombē embile, embē akembanga ongembanga engembanga
Class 2 bembile, bembē abembile, abembē bembile, bembē abembanga abangembanga bengembanga
Class 3 umbile, umbē ombile, ombē umbile, umbē awumbanga ongembanga ungembanga
Class 4 imbile, imbē embile, embē imbile, imbē ayimbanga engembanga ingembanga
Class 5 limbile, limbē elimbile, elimbē limbile, limbē alimbanga elingembanga lingembanga
Class 6 embile, embē embile, embē embile, embē awembanga angembanga engembanga
Class 7 simbile, simbē esimbile, esimbē simbile, simbē asimbanga esingembanga singembanga
Class 8 zimbile, zimbē ezimbile, ezimbē zimbile, zimbē azimbanga ezingembanga zingembanga
Class 9 imbile, imbē embile, embē imbile, imbē ayimbanga engembanga ingembanga
Class 10 zimbile, zimbē ezimbile, ezimbē zimbile, zimbē azimbanga ezingembanga zingembanga
Class 11 lumbile, lumbē olumbile, olumbē lumbile, lumbē alumbanga olungembanga lungembanga
Class 14 bumbile, bumbē obumbile, obumbē bumbile, bumbē abumbanga obungembanga bungembanga
Class 15 kumbile, kumbē okumbile, okumbē kumbile, kumbē akumbanga okungembanga kungembanga
Class 17 kumbile, kumbē okumbile, okumbē kumbile, kumbē akumbanga okungembanga kungembanga
Remote past
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngāmba engāmba ngāmba angimbanga engingembanga ngingembanga
2nd singular wāmba owāmba wāmba awumbanga ongembanga ungembanga
1st plural sāmba esāmba sāmba asimbanga esingembanga singembanga
2nd plural nāmba enāmba nāmba animbanga eningembanga ningembanga
Class 1 wāmba owāmba āmba akembanga ongembanga engembanga
Class 2 bāmba abāmba bāmba abembanga abangembanga bengembanga
Class 3 wāmba owāmba wāmba awumbanga ongembanga ungembanga
Class 4 yāmba eyāmba yāmba ayimbanga engembanga ingembanga
Class 5 lāmba elāmba lāmba alimbanga elingembanga lingembanga
Class 6 āmba āmba āmba awembanga angembanga engembanga
Class 7 sāmba esāmba sāmba asimbanga esingembanga singembanga
Class 8 zāmba ezāmba zāmba azimbanga ezingembanga zingembanga
Class 9 yāmba eyāmba yāmba ayimbanga engembanga ingembanga
Class 10 zāmba ezāmba zāmba azimbanga ezingembanga zingembanga
Class 11 lwāmba olwāmba lwāmba alumbanga olungembanga lungembanga
Class 14 bāmba obāmba bāmba abumbanga obungembanga bungembanga
Class 15 kwāmba okwāmba kwāmba akumbanga okungembanga kungembanga
Class 17 kwāmba okwāmba kwāmba akumbanga okungembanga kungembanga
Potential
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngingemba ngingemba ngingembe ngingembe
2nd singular ungemba ungemba ungembe ungembe
1st plural singemba singemba singembe singembe
2nd plural ningemba ningemba ningembe ningembe
Class 1 angemba engemba angembe engembe
Class 2 bangemba bengemba bangembe bengembe
Class 3 ungemba ungemba ungembe ungembe
Class 4 ingemba ingemba ingembe ingembe
Class 5 lingemba lingemba lingembe lingembe
Class 6 angemba engemba angembe engembe
Class 7 singemba singemba singembe singembe
Class 8 zingemba zingemba zingembe zingembe
Class 9 ingemba ingemba ingembe ingembe
Class 10 zingemba zingemba zingembe zingembe
Class 11 lungemba lungemba lungembe lungembe
Class 14 bungemba bungemba bungembe bungembe
Class 15 kungemba kungemba kungembe kungembe
Class 17 kungemba kungemba kungembe kungembe
Immediate future
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngizokumba engizokumba ngizokumba angizukumba engingezukumba ngingezukumba
2nd singular uzokumba ozokumba uzokumba awuzukumba ongezukumba ungezukumba
1st plural sizokumba esizokumba sizokumba asizukumba esingezukumba singezukumba
2nd plural nizokumba enizokumba nizokumba anizukumba eningezukumba ningezukumba
Class 1 uzokumba ozokumba ezokumba akazukumba ongezukumba engezukumba
Class 2 bazokumba abazokumba bezokumba abazukumba abangezukumba bengezukumba
Class 3 uzokumba ozokumba uzokumba awuzukumba ongezukumba ungezukumba
Class 4 izokumba ezokumba izokumba ayizukumba engezukumba ingezukumba
Class 5 lizokumba elizokumba lizokumba alizukumba elingezukumba lingezukumba
Class 6 azokumba azokumba ezokumba awazukumba angezukumba engezukumba
Class 7 sizokumba esizokumba sizokumba asizukumba esingezukumba singezukumba
Class 8 zizokumba ezizokumba zizokumba azizukumba ezingezukumba zingezukumba
Class 9 izokumba ezokumba izokumba ayizukumba engezukumba ingezukumba
Class 10 zizokumba ezizokumba zizokumba azizukumba ezingezukumba zingezukumba
Class 11 luzokumba oluzokumba luzokumba aluzukumba olungezukumba lungezukumba
Class 14 buzokumba obuzokumba buzokumba abuzukumba obungezukumba bungezukumba
Class 15 kuzokumba okuzokumba kuzokumba akuzukumba okungezukumba kungezukumba
Class 17 kuzokumba okuzokumba kuzokumba akuzukumba okungezukumba kungezukumba
Remote future
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngiyokumba engiyokumba ngiyokumba angiyukumba engingeyukumba ngingeyukumba
2nd singular uyokumba oyokumba uyokumba awuyukumba ongeyukumba ungeyukumba
1st plural siyokumba esiyokumba siyokumba asiyukumba esingeyukumba singeyukumba
2nd plural niyokumba eniyokumba niyokumba aniyukumba eningeyukumba ningeyukumba
Class 1 uyokumba oyokumba eyokumba akayukumba ongeyukumba engeyukumba
Class 2 bayokumba abayokumba beyokumba abayukumba abangeyukumba bengeyukumba
Class 3 uyokumba oyokumba uyokumba awuyukumba ongeyukumba ungeyukumba
Class 4 iyokumba eyokumba iyokumba ayiyukumba engeyukumba ingeyukumba
Class 5 liyokumba eliyokumba liyokumba aliyukumba elingeyukumba lingeyukumba
Class 6 ayokumba ayokumba eyokumba awayukumba angeyukumba engeyukumba
Class 7 siyokumba esiyokumba siyokumba asiyukumba esingeyukumba singeyukumba
Class 8 ziyokumba eziyokumba ziyokumba aziyukumba ezingeyukumba zingeyukumba
Class 9 iyokumba eyokumba iyokumba ayiyukumba engeyukumba ingeyukumba
Class 10 ziyokumba eziyokumba ziyokumba aziyukumba ezingeyukumba zingeyukumba
Class 11 luyokumba oluyokumba luyokumba aluyukumba olungeyukumba lungeyukumba
Class 14 buyokumba obuyokumba buyokumba abuyukumba obungeyukumba bungeyukumba
Class 15 kuyokumba okuyokumba kuyokumba akuyukumba okungeyukumba kungeyukumba
Class 17 kuyokumba okuyokumba kuyokumba akuyukumba okungeyukumba kungeyukumba
Present subjunctive
Positive Negative
1st singular ngimbe ngingembi
2nd singular umbe ungembi
1st plural simbe singembi
2nd plural nimbe ningembi
Class 1 embe angembi
Class 2 bembe bangembi
Class 3 umbe ungembi
Class 4 imbe ingembi
Class 5 limbe lingembi
Class 6 embe angembi
Class 7 simbe singembi
Class 8 zimbe zingembi
Class 9 imbe ingembi
Class 10 zimbe zingembi
Class 11 lumbe lungembi
Class 14 bumbe bungembi
Class 15 kumbe kungembi
Class 17 kumbe kungembi
Past subjunctive
Positive Negative
1st singular ngemba ngangemba, angemba, angangemba
2nd singular wemba wangemba, awemba, awangemba
1st plural semba sangemba, asemba, asangemba
2nd plural nemba nangemba, anemba, anangemba
Class 1 wemba wangemba, akemba, akangemba
Class 2 bemba bangemba, abemba, abangemba
Class 3 wemba wangemba, awemba, awangemba
Class 4 yemba yangemba, ayemba, ayangemba
Class 5 lemba langemba, alemba, alangemba
Class 6 emba angemba, awemba, awangemba
Class 7 semba sangemba, asemba, asangemba
Class 8 zemba zangemba, azemba, azangemba
Class 9 yemba yangemba, ayemba, ayangemba
Class 10 zemba zangemba, azemba, azangemba
Class 11 lwemba lwangemba, alwemba, alwangemba
Class 14 bemba bangemba, abemba, abangemba
Class 15 kwemba kwangemba, akwemba, akwangemba
Class 17 kwemba kwangemba, akwemba, akwangemba

Derived termsEdit

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