• noun , class(5)
  • variant:
  • dialects/origins: Zezuru
English translation
spider
Any one of numerous species of arachnids comprising the order Araneida. Spiders have the mandibles converted into poison fangs, or falcers. The abdomen is large and not segmented, with two or three pairs of spinnerets near the end, by means of which they spin threads of silk to form cocoons, or nests, to protect their eggs and young. Many species spin also complex webs to entrap the insects upon which they prey. The eyes are usually eight in number (rarely six), and are situated on the back of the cephalothorax.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
buve iri this spider
buve iro that spider
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
buve rangu my spider
buve rako your spider (singular)
buve renyu your spider (plural)
buve rake his/her spider
buve redu our spider
buve racho its spider
buve ravo their spider
last updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 3:11:45 PM Central European Summer Time

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