A Zulu-Kafir Dictionary; Etymologically Explained, with Copious Illustrations and Examples, Preceded by an Introduction on the Zulu-Kafir Language

A Zulu-Kafir Dictionary; Etymologically Explained, with Copious Illustrations and Examples, Preceded by an Introduction on the Zulu-Kafir Language

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... &c., as: hambela, to walk for, (contracted from hamba-ila.) This compound is rather a peculiar conjugation, which, in the arrangement of this volume, is styled the qualifying form. (See Introduction.) LA, dem. pron. (From the root ila, see also letter L.) This; that. 1. It has reference to plur. nouns in ama, as: amahashe la, or prefixed and coalescing with the initial, --lamahashe, i. e.: these horses;--2. It is used as a kind of article, prefixed to, and coalescing with, the initial of the noun, as: lomuntu, i. e.: this man (from la-umuntu);--lento, i. e.: this thing (from la-into);--3. It has the power of a dem. adverb, prefixed in by the things which he beheld;--2. To ruin; to destroy, as: u lahlekisiwe ngokupuza ubutywala, i. e.: he was brought to destruction by drinking, or giving himself up to drink.--Lahlekisana, rcpr. fr. To cause one another to lose; to bring each other into difficulties, &e. i--LAHLE, n. pi. ama. (From labia.) 1. Literally: that which is thrown away, as one cannot hold it long; applied to a coal of fire;--2. Charcoal. (Ilahlana, dim., a little or small coal.) isi--LAHLEKO, n. pi. izi. (From lahla.) A loss; a wandering away. i--LAKA, n. pi. ama. (From ila, to strain, and ika, to get up.) The glottis, or epiglottis. u--LAKA, n. sing. (See i-Laka. Allied to jaka.) Violent agitation or excitement of mind; fierce anger; passion. uku--LALA, v. i. (From ila-ila, literally: to stretch out. Radically one with lila, lola, andlula. Allied to hlala. Dialectic: yaya-) 1. To lie down; to throw one's self down, as: lala elukukweni, i. e.: lie down at the bed;--2. To rest, as: u lele, i. e.: he is taking rest;--3. To sleep, as: ukuya kulala, i. e.: to go to sleep;--u lele, i. e.: he is asleep;--4. To lodge, as: sa lala ku..show more

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  • English
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  • 1236555597
  • 9781236555595