• English word blight in the Shona Dictionary
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/kukuᵐɓa/


  • verb
  • dialects/origins: Zezuru
English translation
1. To affect with blight; cause to wither or decay; nip, blast, or destroy.

2. To exert a malignant or baleful influence on; blast or mar the beauty, hopes, or prospects of; frustrate.
Imperative example
Shona English
kukumba blight (singular)
kukumbai blight (plural)
Simple future tense example
Shona English
Ndicha kukumba I will blight
ucha kukumba you will blight (singular)
mucha kukumba you will blight (plural)
acha kukumba he/she will blight
ticha kukumba we will blight
vacha kukumba they will blight
chicha kukumba it will blight
last updated: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 2:48:10 PM Central European Standard Time


/t͡ʃikukuᵐɓé/


English translation
1. Some influence, usually hidden or not conspicuous, that nips, blasts, or destroys plants; a diseased state of plants caused by the condition of the soil, atmospheric influences, insects, parasitic plants, etc.; smut, mildew, or the like.

2. Figuratively, any malignant or mysterious influence that nips, blasts, destroys, or brings to naught; anything which withers hope, blasts one's prospects, or checks prosperity.

In medicine; A slight facial paralysis induced by sudden cold or damp.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
chikukumbe ichi this blight
chikukumbe icho that blight
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
chikukumbe changu my blight
chikukumbe chako your blight (singular)
chikukumbe chenyu your blight (plural)
chikukumbe chake his/her blight
chikukumbe chedu our blight
chikukumbe chacho its blight
chikukumbe chavo their blight
last updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 12:25:24 PM Central European Standard Time

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