• noun , class(5)
  • dialects/origins: Standard Shona
English translation
name
1. A word by which a person or thing is denoted ; the word or words by which an individual person or thing, or a class of persons or things, is designated, and distinguished from others: appellation: denomination: designation.

2. Figuratively, an individual as represented by his name ; a person as existing in the memory or thoughts of others.

3. That which is commonly said of a person; reputation; character: as, zita raka naka; zita re mhangamhanga; zita rino dadisa.

4. Renown; fame; honour; eminence; distinction, infamy.

5. The mere word by which anything is called, as distinguished from the thing itself ; appearance only, not reality: as, shamwari mu zita a (friend in name).

6. In grammar, a noun.

7. Right, ownership, or legal possession, as 'sumirwa ne zita rako', (represented by one's name): as, to hold property in one's own name, or in the name of another.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
zita iri this name
zita iro that name
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
zita rangu my name
zita rako your name (singular)
zita renyu your name (plural)
zita rake his/her name
zita redu our name
zita racho its name
zita ravo their name
last updated: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:29:19 PM Central European Summer Time


  • noun , class(5)
  • dialects/origins: Standard Shona
English translation
noun
A word used as the designation or appellation of a creature or thing, existing in fact or in thought; a substantive.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
zita iri this noun
zita iro that noun
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
zita rangu my noun
zita rako your noun (singular)
zita renyu your noun (plural)
zita rake his/her noun
zita redu our noun
zita racho its noun
zita ravo their noun
last updated: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:29:19 PM Central European Summer Time

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