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KikuyuEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 2 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩgunyũ, njagĩ, kiugũ, and so on.

NounEdit

ndoo class 9/10 (plural ndoo)

  1. waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)
    Synonym: kurũ[1]

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Swahili ndoo.[2]

PronunciationEdit

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 2 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩgunyũ, njagĩ, kiugũ, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

NounEdit

ndoo class 9/10 (plural ndoo)

  1. bucket, pail

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leakey, L. S. B. (1977). The Southern Kikuyu before 1903, v. I, p. 452. →ISBN
  2. ^ “ndoo” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 297. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  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.

MwaniEdit

NounEdit

ndoo class 9 (plural ndoo)

  1. bucket, pail

SwahiliEdit

NounEdit

ndoo (n class, plural ndoo)

  1. bucket, pail

DescendantsEdit