The Alternative Swahili Dictionary: ng'ombe

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Entry definition

ng'ombe pronunciation
  • /ˈŋɔ.mbɛ/
noun: {{sw-noun}}
  1. cow (female domesticated ox or other bovine)
  2. (pejorative) idiot
  • Under animacy rules for Swahili, this noun take class 1/2 affixes: ng'ombe mzuri (nice cow, class 1) ng'ombe wazuri (nice cows, class 2) Ng'ombe anakula majani (The cow is eating grass)

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