• Shona word dzika in the Shona Dictionary
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/ɗ͡z̤ika/


  • verb
  • dialects/origins: Zezuru
English translation
1. To move or pass from a higher to a lower place; move, come, or go downward; fall; sink.
Dzika mu muti.

2. To come or go down in a hostile manner; invade, as an enemy; fall violently.

3. To proceed from a source or original; be derived lineally or by transmission; come or pass downward, as offspring in the line of generation, or as property from owner to heir.

4. To pass, as from general to particular statements: as, having explained the general subject.

5.To come doimi from a certain moral or social standard ; lower or abase one's self morally or socially: as, to descend to acts of meanness; to descend to an inferior position; hence, to condescend; stoop.



1. To move or pass downward upon or along; come or go down upon; pass from the top to the bottom of.
Imperative example
Shona English
dzika descend (singular)
dzikai descend (plural)
Simple future tense example
Shona English
Ndicha dzika I will descend
ucha dzika you will descend (singular)
mucha dzika you will descend (plural)
acha dzika he/she will descend
ticha dzika we will descend
vacha dzika they will descend
chicha dzika it will descend
last updated: Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 10:37:40 AM Central European Standard Time


/ɗ͡z̤ika/


  • ideophone
  • dialects/origins: Zezuru
English translation
last updated: Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 10:37:40 AM Central European Standard Time


/ɗ͡z̤ika/


  • dialects/origins: Zezuru
English translation
To make stable or firm; to fix immovably or firmly; to set (a thing) in a place and make it stable there; to settle; to confirm.
last updated: Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 10:37:40 AM Central European Standard Time

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