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See also: ngombe and ngɔ́mbɛ́

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ChichewaEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ng'ombe class 9 (plural ng'ombe class 10)

  1. cow, ox

KikuyuEdit

EtymologyEdit

Hinde (1904) records ngombe as an equivalent of English cow in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also Kamba ngombe and Swahili ngombe as its equivalents.[1]

PronunciationEdit

As for Tonal Class, Armstrong (1940) classifies this term into moondo class which includes mũndũ, huko, igego, igoti, inooro, irigũ, irũa, kĩbaata, kĩmũrĩ, kũgũrũ, mũciĩ, mũgeni, mũri, mwaki (fire), ndaka, ndigiri, njagathi, njogu, Mũrĩmi (man's name), etc.[2] Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 1 with a disyllabic stem, together with ndaka, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

NounEdit

ng'ombe class 9/10 (plural ng'ombe)

  1. cow or ox
    ng'ombe yakwa - my cow/ox
    ng'ombe ciakwa - my cows/oxen

HypernymsEdit

HyponymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

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Related termsEdit

(Nouns)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 16–17. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. ^ 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. ^ Mugu, Muturi Anthony (2014). Antonymy in Gĩkũyũ: a cognitive semantics approach, p. 31.

MwaniEdit

NounEdit

ng'ombe class 9 (plural ng'ombe)

  1. cow, ox

SwahiliEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ng'ombe (n class, plural ng'ombe)

  1. cow, ox
  2. (derogatory) idiot

Usage notesEdit