Swahili nouns, Class 7 - nouns indicating similarity or manner
- kisukari `very sweet banana'
- sukari `sugar'
- kipolepole `kind of butterfly'
- polepole `slowly'
- king'ong'o `nasal speech' [probably onomatopoetic]
- names of languages, e.g. kiswahili
- kisagaunga `crab that digs itself into the sand'
- -saga `grind' + unga `flour'
- kimulimuli `firefly'
- -mulika `shine'
- kichoma mguu `herb with barbed seeds'
- -choma `pierce' + mguu `foot/leg'
- kichwa `head'
- From Common Bantu *-cua `termite'; meaning changed to `termite mound' by metonymic extension, then to `head' by metaphoric extension, N + H
- kisamli `Pemba coconut palm, nuts only used for drinking'
- samli `ghee, clarified butter'
- kizuu `evil spirit that enters homes in the form of a rat'
- -zua `bore a hole, as a rat does'
- kinyozi 'barber'
- From -nyoa 'to shave off hair'
- kichinja mimba 'youngest child, last born'
- From -chinja 'cut' + mimba 'conception'. [Note that
this also fits into the "immature beings" category.]
Last Modified: Monday, 24-Apr-1995 11:13:43 EDT