• English word civet in the Shona Dictionary
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/d͡ʒ̤at͡ʃat͡ʃa/


  • noun , class(5)
  • synonyms:
  • dialects/origins: Zezuru
English translation
A substance, of the consistence of butter or honey, taken from glands in the anal pouch of the civet (Viverra civetta). It is of clear yellowish or brownish color, of a strong, musky odor, offensive when undiluted, but agreeable when a small portion is mixed with another substance. It is used as a perfume.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
jachacha iri this civet
jachacha iro that civet
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
jachacha rangu my civet
jachacha rako your civet (singular)
jachacha renyu your civet (plural)
jachacha rake his/her civet
jachacha redu our civet
jachacha racho its civet
jachacha ravo their civet
last updated: Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 12:40:50 PM Central European Summer Time

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