• English word cross in the Shona Dictionary
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/t͡ʃipijanisó/


  • noun , class(7)
  • synonyms:
  • dialects/origins: Zezuru
English translation
A gibbet, consisting of two pieces of timber placed transversely upon one another, in various forms, as a T, or +, with the horizontal piece below the upper end of the upright, or as an X. It was anciently used in the execution of criminals.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
chipiyaniso ichi this cross
chipiyaniso icho that cross
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
chipiyaniso changu my cross
chipiyaniso chako your cross (singular)
chipiyaniso chenyu your cross (plural)
chipiyaniso chake his/her cross
chipiyaniso chedu our cross
chipiyaniso chacho its cross
chipiyaniso chavo their cross
last updated: Monday, November 4, 2019 at 9:18:07 AM Central European Standard Time


/jaᵐɓuka/


  • verb
  • dialects/origins: Standard Shona
English translation
1. To pass from side to side of; pass or move over transversely: as, to cross a road; to cross a river or the ocean.
Imperative example
Shona English
yambuka cross (singular)
yambukai cross (plural)
Simple future tense example
Shona English
Ndicha yambuka I will cross
ucha yambuka you will cross (singular)
mucha yambuka you will cross (plural)
acha yambuka he/she will cross
ticha yambuka we will cross
vacha yambuka they will cross
chicha yambuka it will cross
last updated: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:29:19 PM Central European Summer Time

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