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/m̤uri/


  • noun , class(9)
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Manyika, Zezuru
English translation
  1. The collective body of persons who form one household under one head and one domestic government, including parents, children, and servants, and as sometimes used even lodgers or boarders.
    Mai Chinembiri vane mhuri ye vana va shanu.
  2. Parents with their children, whether they dwell together or not ; in a more general sense, any group of persons closely related by blood, as parents, children, uncles, aunts, and cousins: often used in a restricted sense only of a group of parents and children founded upon the principle of monogamy.
  3. In the most general sense, those who descend from a common progenitor ; a tribe or race; kindred; lineage.
  4. Any group or aggregation of things classed together as kindred or related from possessing in common characteristics which distinguish them from other things of the same order.
  5. Course of descent; genealogy.
  6. Descent; especially, noble or respectable stock.
    Musika ano bva ku mhuri yaka naka.
  7. In scientific classifications, a group of individuals more comprehensive than a genus and less so than an order, based on fewer or less definite points of physical resemblance than the former, and on more or more definite ones than the latter.
  8. A cluster of microscopic plants formed by the adherence of a number of individuals; a colony.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
mhuri iyi this family
mhuri iyo that family
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
mhuri yangu my family
mhuri yako your family (singular)
mhuri yenyu your family (plural)
mhuri yake his/her family
mhuri yedu our family
mhuri yacho its family
mhuri yavo their family
last updated: Friday, January 10, 2020 at 2:03:46 PM Central European Standard Time


/m̤uri/


  • ideophone
  • stem :
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Manyika, Zezuru
English translation
Plural of mhuri.
last updated: Friday, January 10, 2020 at 2:03:46 PM Central European Standard Time


/m̤uri/


  • ideophone
  • dialects/origins: Zezuru
last updated: Friday, January 10, 2020 at 2:03:46 PM Central European Standard Time

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