ChichewaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mwaná class 1 (plural aná class 2)

  1. child

Derived termsEdit

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KikuyuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà.

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. Yukawa (1981) classifies this term into a group including bũrũri (pl. mabũrũri), ikara, ikinya, itimũ, kanitha (pl. makanitha), kiugo, kĩhaato, maguta, mũgeka, mũkonyo, mũrata, mbembe, mbũri, nyaga, riitho, riũa, rũrĩmĩ (pl. nĩmĩ), ũhoro (pl. mohoro), and so on.[1] Clements (1984) classifies this term into “HL class” corresponding to Armstrong's mbori class and Benson's disyllabic 3, together with mũgeka, mũrata, and Kamau.[2]

NounEdit

mwana class 1 (plural ciana)[3]

  1. child

AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

(Proverbs)

Related termsEdit

(Nouns)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  2. ^ Clements, George N. (1984). "Principles of tone assignment in Kikuyu." In Clements, G.N. and J.A. Goldsmith (eds.) Autosegmental studies in Bantu tone, pp. 281–339. Dordrecht: Mouton de Gruyter; Foris Publications. →ISBN
  3. ^ mwana” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 10. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mugu, Muturi Anthony (2014). Antonymy in Gĩkũyũ: a cognitive semantics approach, pp. 28, 48.

LingalaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà.

NounEdit

mwana class 1 (plural bana)

  1. child

Maore ComorianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà.

NounEdit

mwana class 1 (plural wana class 2)

  1. baby
  2. child

ReferencesEdit

  • mwana” in Outils & Ressources pour l'Exploitation de la Langue Comorienne, 2008.

MwaniEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà.

NounEdit

mwana class 1 (plural wana)

  1. child

ShonaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà.

NounEdit

mwaná class 1 (plural vaná class 2)

  1. child

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit


SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà.

NounEdit

mwana (m-wa class, plural wana)

  1. child (a son or daughter)
  2. In compounds, someone who does or has a relation to something.

See alsoEdit

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TumbukaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà.

NounEdit

mwana class 1 (plural ŵana class 2)

  1. child