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KikuyuEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Hinde (1904) records nyondo as an equivalent of English breast in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also Kamba noondo as its equivalent.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɲɔ̀ⁿdɔ̀(ꜜ)/
As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 1 with a disyllabic stem, together with ndaka, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

NounEdit

nyondo class 9/10 (plural nyondo)

  1. (woman's) breast
See alsoEdit

NounEdit

nyondo class 10

  1. plural of rũnyondo

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Swahili nyundo.[3]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɲɔ̀ⁿdɔ̀(ꜜ)/
As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 1 with a disyllabic stem, together with ndaka, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

NounEdit

nyondo class 9/10 (plural nyondo)

  1. hammer
See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 8–9. Cambridge: Cambridge University 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. ^ “nyondo” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 349. Oxford: Clarendon Press.