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  • noun , class(9)
  • dialects/origins: Standard Shona
1. That element or quality of form, manner, movement, carriage, deportment, language, etc., which renders it pleasing or agreeable ; elegance or beauty of form, outline, manner, motion, or act; pleasing harmony or appropriateness; that quality in a thing or an act which charms or delights.

2. Amenity of disposition or manner; sweetness or amiability; graciousness ; politeness; courtesy; civility.

3. A pleasing and attractive quality or endowment; beauty; adornment; embellishment.

4. Favour; goodwill; friendship; favourable disposition to another; favourable regard.

5. An act of kindness or favor accorded to or bestowed on another; a good turn or service freely rendered.

6. Virtue; power; efficacy.
English translation
grace
last updated: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 4:29:19 PM GMT-04:00


  • noun , class(9)
  • dialects/origins: Standard Shona
Forbearance to inflict harm under circumstances of provocation, when one has the power to inflict it; compassionate treatment of an offender or adversary; clemency.
English translation
mercy
last updated: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 4:29:19 PM GMT-04:00


  • dialects/origins: Standard Shona
The state or quality of being kind, in any of its various senses; manifestation of kind feeling or disposition beneficence.
English translation
kindness
last updated: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 4:29:19 PM GMT-04:00

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