• noun , class(1a)
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  • dialects/origins: Standard Shona
English translation
king
1. A chief ruler; a reigning sovereign or monarch ; a man who holds by life tenure the chief authority over a country and people.

2. One who or that which is chief or greatest in any respect ; a holder of preeminent rank or power of any kind: as, a king of good fellows; the lion is called the king of beasts.

3. In games: (a) A playing-card bearing a picture of a king: as, the king of diamonds. An Ace of Hearts steps forth. (b) The chief piece in the game of chess.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
mambo ava this king
mambo avo that king
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
mambo vangu my king
mambo vako your king (singular)
mambo venyu your king (plural)
mambo vake his/her king
mambo vedu our king
mambo vacho its king
mambo vavo their king
last updated: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:29:19 PM Central European Summer Time

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