I    jēwe, je
(concerning me, I in contrast) jeho
(and I) nānje
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i     prep    1. at, 2. to
ici     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
  
(no pl.) dry season, summer
i bwīna    n    (no pl.) depths (water)
i muhira     adv    (no pl.) at home
I love you   ndagukūnda
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I don't know   ntavyonzi, sinzi
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 i : plural of...
ince (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
hymen
Imāna (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
God
idono (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
large bow like monochord instrument with calabashes as resonance body
ikado (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
gift, present (from Fr. cadeau)
ikawa (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
coffee (drink)
inaga (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
cooking pot
inivo (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
niveau, level (from Fr.)
inoni (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
finger snap
inoti (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
banknote (Fr.)
inuma (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
dove, pigeon
ināma (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. meeting, council, conference, 2. advice, consultation, counsel, 3. agreement, 4. suggestion
irake (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
one hundred thousand
iraki (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
one hundred thousand
isiha (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
cane rat
isima (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
cement (Fr. ciment)
isoni (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. shame, 2. respect, 3. timidity, 4. bashfulness
isupu (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
soup
urumogi (i-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
hemp
urumuri (i-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
light (not day light), torch
urunana (i-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
1. small ornamental axe, 2. bracelet worn on hand for special occasion
urunani (i-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
holding hands to form circle or line (gufatana urunani)
urunāna (i-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
rolling stone
urunāri (i-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
wire (not real coarse or real fine)
urunūka (i-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
any horrid, hateful thing
igūmba (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
sterile female (human or animal)
ikembe (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
lamellophone composed of a hollowed-out box on which are fixed strips of metal or bamboo of various lengths
imamfu (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
large monkey
ingoga (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. quickness, 2. agility, 3. eagerness, 4. speed, haste
inyāma (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. meat, 2. flesh, 3. muscle
inyōta (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
thirst
ināmbu (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
appetite, desire for a certain food
inānga (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
burundian zither, harp, musical instrument
iposta (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
post office
ipāmpa (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
cotton
itangi (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
tank (water)
itumba (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
rain season (about February to May)
urumbēte (i-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
trumpet
urumāmbo (i-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
nail, peg
urunyuzi (i-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
(Sw.) thread
idiyama (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
diamond
ifiriti (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
french fries, potota chips, pommes frites
inanasi (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
pineapple
indengo (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
milling song
ipapāyi (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
papaya
iposita (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
post office
iradiyo (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
radio (plural also amaradiyo)
isaradi (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
salad
isenema (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
cinema, movie theater
isereri (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
celery
ishīmwe (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. praise, 2. gift of thanks, 3. compliment
isinema (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
cinema, movie theater
isumaku (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
magnet
ivatiri (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
car, automobile (from Fr. voiture)
ifarmasi (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
pharmacy, drugstore, chemist's
imashīni (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
machine (Fr.)
inakwezi (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
kind of sweet potato
inangoma (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
kind of sweet potato
inanyaru (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
kind of sweet potato
inyēgamo (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. chair with back, 2. back of chair
ipansiyo (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
pension
urunyerere (i-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
fine metal bracelet
idayimoni (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
demon
ikompanyi (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
company (business)
imisiyoni (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
mission (station)
inabuderi (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
kind of sweet potato
indoromyi (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
calling horn or trumpet, musical instrument
inyakamwe (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
person living alone, one by himself
ipilipili (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
(Sw.) pepper
ipiripiri (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
(Sw.) pepper
ishwagara (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
lime
isosiyete (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
society, company
itelefone (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
telephone
iterefone (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
telephone
ivitamini (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
vitamin
urunyanyaga (i-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
light, fine rain
urunyenyēri (i-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
star
ihinguriro (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
factory
ikaburimbo (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
asphalt, tarmac, tar
irengarenga (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
a green leafy vegetable
-bi   adj    1. bad, 2. dirty, 3. ugly
-iwe     adj    his, her
-mpi   adj    both (bōmpi, twēmpi, mwēmpi, etc.)
-ndi   adj    other, another, more (uwūndi, abāndi etc., see also ukundi, ahandi)
-īza     adj    1. good, nice, fine, better, 2. beautiful, pretty, attractive, handsome, gorgeous, sexy, lovely, 3. clean, 4. correct
-biri   adj    two
-bisi   adj    1. raw, uncooked, 2. fresh, 3. cold, cool, 4. wet
-gari   adj    1. wide, broad, 2. spacious
-gufi     adj    1. short, 2. low, 3. shallow
gucisha bugufi to humble
-nini   adj    1. large, 2. big, 3. thick
-vivi   adj    gray
-īnshi     adj    1. many, 2. much, 3. several
kenshi often
guca i musozi   phr    to go by land rather than cross stream or lake
ndazi   phr    I know
ntavyonzi   phr    I don't know <i>(from -zi)i>
sinzi   phr    I don't know <i>(from -zi)i>
sindabizi   phr    I don't know
mfise   phr    I have
nītwa   phr    my name is ..., I am called ...
friend    umugēnzi
<i>(close ~)i
> umukūnzi
<i>(intimate ~, the one you share your last hidden food with)i> somambike
<i>(most intimate ~, ”you die - I die”)i> pfampfe
<i>(to visit a ~)i> kubūngirana
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vyantamije   phr    I can't do it! <i>(from gutamya)i>
kingdom    ubwāmi
<i>(at the king's court)i
> ibwāmi, i bwāmi
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interior    <i>(of earth)i> ikuzimu, i kuzimu
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misspeak    <i>(err in speaking)i> kuyoba
<i>('excuse me, I said a wrong word, misspoke myself')i> bambe
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left side   ubumoso, i bumoso
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sindūbaka   phr    I have not built yet <i>(I am not yet married)i>
ndabitāhūra   phr    I don't understand
ndabaramukije   phr    I greet you <i>(pl.)i>
sinūmva ikirundi   phr    I don't understand Kirundi
depth    amajēpfo, uburēbure
<i>(of heart)i
> ubwīgobeko
<i>(of water)i> i bwīna
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earth    <i>(world)i> isi
<i>(soil)i> agataka, ivu
<i>(hard-packed)i> urutare
<i>(interior of)i> ikuzimu, i kuzimu
<i>(of reddish brown color)i> inginagina
<i>(to shake, vi)i> gutigita
<i>(to slide)i> gutemuka, kunyika, gusiduka
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hole    <i>(deep ~ in ground in grassy place)i> igihuma
<i>(for planting beans)i> ibāngo
<i>(in paper, cloth, container)i> intoboro, icehere
<i>(in ground)i> ikuzimu, i kuzimu, ikinogo, icōbo, urwōbo, igishimu
<i>(small ones like rats make)i> umwōbo, umwēnge
<i>(to get a ~ in)i> gutoboka
<i>(to ahve ~ from insects)i> kunyengetērwa
<i>(to make ~)i> kunyengetēra
<i>(to make ~ in stone)i> gukorogoshora
<i>(to make a small ~ for setting out tree or plant)i> gukoba
<i>(to tear a big ~, vi)i> kumānyuka
<i>(to tie up ~ in sack)i> gutubika
<i>(to pierce a ~)i> gutobora
<i>(thing with ~ in it)i> umwēnge
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left hand   ukubāmfu, ububāmfu, ubumoso, ibubāmfu, i bumoso
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left    ukubāmfu, ububāmfu, ibubāmfu, i bumoso
<i>(~ arm)i
> ukuboko kw'ibubamfu, ukubamfu
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no    oya
<i>(adj.)i
> nta, ata
<i>(emphatic)i> oyāye, ishwi, eka, ekāye, wapi
<i>(to say ~)i> guhakana
<i>(euphemism for a polite No)i> nzokubarira <i>(lit. I will let you know)i>
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bambe     1. excuse me <i>(e.g. I said a wrong word, misspoke myself)i>, 2. but rather <i>(when correcting oneself)i>
jēho   emph    I in contrast, concerning me
jēwe     I, me
jeho I <i>(in contrast to another)i
>
nānje and I <i>(me)i>
nkānje like me
ndagukūmbuye   phr    I miss you <i>(from gukūmbura)i>
ntaco   phr    1. I don't mind, 2. never mind, 3. no problem
umēnga     I think, it seems, one might say, probably
umēngo   I think, it seems, one might say, probably
ndūbatse   phr    I have built <i>(I am married)i>
ndagēnda   phr    I am going to
ndahāze   phr    I am full, I am satisfied
ndaje   phr    I am coming
ndakomeye   phr    I am fine <i>(said as answer to the question: urakomeye?)i>
ndarushe   phr    I am tired
ndarwāye   phr    I am sick
ndagukūnda   phr    I love you, I like you <i>(from gukūnda)i>
nzoza   phr    I will come
pfampfe   1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
most intimate friend, <i>(lit. ”you die - I die”, from gupfa)i>
guhāga (-hāze)   v    1. to be satisfied, to be full, 2. to eat a lot
simpaze I am not satisfied
kurēnga (-rēnze)     v    1. to surpass, go beyond, 2. to break <i>(the law)i>, 3. to disappear, to set <i>(of sun)i>, 4. to be more
urēnge i Gitega! pass by Gitega! go beyond Gitega!
kwūbaka (-ūbatse)   v    1. to build, to construct, 2. to be married <i>(euphemism, to build own house is seen as prerequisite of mariage)i>
Ndubatse, I have built <i>(I am married)i>
Sindubaka, I have not built yet <i>(I am not yet married)i>
ki     what kind? what kind of
ni     1. it is, he is, she is, there is, <i>(negative si)i>, 2. if, when
si     1. it is not, 2. he, she is not, 3. there is not
amaki     phr    How are you? <i>(greeting)i>
kuvyukuri   adv    1. really, in reality, 2. actually
n'amabi   phr    I'm not fine <i>(from -bi)i>
n'amaki   phr    How are you? <i>(greeting)i>
amāzi  5    water
ici     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> 1. dry season, 2. summer
imigi    2    nits
ububi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> 1. evil, 2. ugliness
ubugi   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
tiny egg
ubūki   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> honey
ukuri     9  class 9
singular: uku-
  
1. truth, 2. <i>(adv.)i> truly, really
urufi     6  class 6
singular: uru-
  
big fish
utuzi  7    little water <i>(from amāzi)i>
-ri   v    is, are <i>(verb without infinitive or past)i>
-rimwo contains
irahari available
-ti     v    says <i>(verb without infinitive)i>
ati he, she says
avug'ati he, she says that
-zi   v    to know <i>(verb without infinitive or past)i>
ati   v    he, she says <i>(from -ti)i>
hari   v    there is, there are <i>(from -ri)i>
iki     what?
itu     you don't say? is that really so?
iyo     1. if, 2. when
īno     adv    here, this side, this part
ahandi   adv    elsewhere, somewhere else
ime   yes
ibwāmi   phr    at the king's court, royal court
ubundi   adv    another time
ukundi   adj    1. again, 2. otherwise, 3. anymore
urimwīza   phr    you are beautiful
akāyi   7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
  
little tea, breakfast tea <i>(diminutive of icāyi)i>
amarwi    5    1. front teeth, 2. swarm <i>(bees, etc.)i>, 3. piles of grain
amavyi  5    excrement, dung
ico     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> dirt
ifi (ama-)     3   5  sg. class 3: i-,in-
pl. class 5: ama-
  
fish <i>(plural sometimes also i-)i>
ifu (ama-)     3   5  sg. class 3: i-,in-
pl. class 5: ama-
  
flour <i>(pl. used for speaking of different kinds)i>
igi (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
egg
ima (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
drop of liquid
ino (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
toe
isi (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. earth, ground, 2. world
itu (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
small package
ivi (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
knee
ivu   5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> soil, earth
icīra     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> melancholy
indimi  6    tongues <i>(pl. of ururimi)i>
ubūgi   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> edge of sword, knife, etc.
ubuswi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> very tiny baby chicks
ubwayi   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
alcohol for med. purpose
ubwāmi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
kingdom
ubwība     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> 1. thievery, 2. time woman spends in house between birth of child and time she goes out
ubwīra     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> 1. twilight, 2. earnestness at a task
ubwīza     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> 1. glory, 2. beauty
umwīza     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
<i>(pl. rare)i> darkness, dark
kwība (-īvye)     v    1. to steal, to thieve, 2. to rob
kwīca (-īshe)     v    to kill, to slay
kwīga (-īze)     v    1. to learn, to study, 2. to read
kwīha (--haye)     v    1. to give to oneself, get for oneself, 2. to steal
kwīma (-īmye)     v    1. to deny, to refuse to give, to withhold, 2. to become king, to ascend to the throne, 3. to go to male, to copulate <i>(only of female animals)i>
kwīra (-īje)     v    1. to get dark, to be night, 2. to get late
kwīta (-īse)     v    to name, to call
-kazi     suffix used to form the feminine <i>(imbwakazi – female dog, inkokokazi – hen)i>
basi   excl    enough!, it is enough, that's fine
cumi   adj    ten
hogi     phr    let's go!
hoji   phr    let's go!
hāfi   adv    near, nearby, close by, nigh, about, around, approximately, roughly, or so, around
hāsi     adv    on the ground, floor, down, below
ingo   come!
kuki     adv    why?
kuri     1. to, 2. at, 3. on, upon, 4. for
muri   prep    in, into, within, among
mūsi     adv    under, beneath, underneath
nābi     adv    badly, poorly
wapi   adv    <i>(from Sw. 'where')i> no, no way!, never
hagati   adv    between, in the middle, in the midst of, in the center
icumi     adj    ten, ten times
indwi     1. seven, seven times, 2. week
kabiri   adj    twice
umunāni     adj    eight, eight times
juzi   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
day before yesterday <i>(Sw.)i>
Ubudagi   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
Germany
agahiri     7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> cold in head
agatāsi     7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> season of early rains
ibiba     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> time for planting small grains
ibiro    4    1. office, 2. desk
ifīra     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> mold
ihwa (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
thorn
ijwi (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
voice
ikusi     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> <i>(Sw.)i> south
imisa   5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
  
mass <i>(catholic)i>
inābi     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> evil <i>(noun)i>
ipfa     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> greed
irima   5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> agriculture
isari    n    <i>(rare in pl.)i> extreme hunger or thirst, starvation
isho (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
flock, herd
ishu (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
cabbage <i>(Fr. chou)i>
iswa     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> flying ants <i>(edible)i>
itiro     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> sleep, sleepiness
ivya (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
testicle
ibisazi    4    craziness, madness, insanity, insaneness, lunacy
ikidagi     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
  
German language
imva (im-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. grave, tomb, 2. funeral mound
imvi (im-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
white hair <i>(from old age)i>
imvo (im-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
cause, reason
imihigo    2    threats
imihivu    2    long tassel, raphia
imisozi    2    elephantiasis
imisuzi    2    gas passed from body
inda (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. stomach, 2. pregnancy, 3. louse
inka (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
cow
inyo (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
maggot
inzu (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
house, building <i>(plural sometimes also amazu)i>
iryīnyo     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
tooth <i>(pl. amēnyo)i>
ivyātsi  4    grass of any kind <i>(sing. rarely used)i>
ubucuti   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
plural: ama-
  
friendship
ubugali   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
thick bread-like porridge <i>(Sw.)i>
ubugari   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
thick bread-like porridge <i>(from Sw. ugali)i>
ubugāri     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> width
ubuhizi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
1. handsomeness, 2. praiseworthiness, 3. skill, 4. courage
ubukumi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> marriageable <i>(trad.)i> age of young girl
ubunini     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
1. largeness, 2. size, 3. width
uburagi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> dumbness <i>(of speech)i>
uburezi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> 1. accusation <i>(old)i>, 2. education
uburozi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> 1. witchcraft, 2. poison, 3. acid
ubusazi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> folly, willful stirring up of trouble
ubutoni     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> favor, favoritism
ubutēri     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
uninhabited place
ubuvuzi   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
1. medicine <i>(practice of)i>, healthcare, 2. healing
ubwishu   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> payment
ubwānsi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> enmity
ubwātsi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> 1. grass, straw <i>(esp. for building)i>, 2. field
ubwīvyi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> robbery, thieving, stealing
urubu (im-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
1. turn, 2. yogurt, sour milk <i>(clabbered, unskimmed)i>, 3. sour taste
urufūri   6  class 6
singular: uru-
  
bad weather <i>(cloudy but not rainy)i>
urugo (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
1. kraal, 2. enclosure about house and yard, 3. household
uruhuni     6  class 6
singular: uru-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> forgetting one's skill or errand
urunigi   6  class 6
singular: uru-
  
necklace
uruti (in-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
1. column, pillar 2. shaft <i>(of a spear)i>
urutozi   6  class 6
singular: uru-
  
pincher ant
uruvi (im-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
white hair <i>(from old age)i>
uruvu (im-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
chameleon
kugira ishari (-gize)   phr    to be jealous
kuja impāri (-giye)   phr    to argue
kuja mu gashitsi (-giye)   phr    to shiver, shudder, tremble
kwīca inyōta (-īshe)   phr    to quench one's thirst
kwībwa (-ībwe)     v    to be stolen
kwīmba (-īmvye)     v    to dig
kwītsa (-īkije)     v    1. to reiterate, 2. reinforce the words of another, 3. to ask oneself
kwītwa (-īswe)     v    to be named, to be called
atāri   except
iyaba     if
kāndi     conj    and, and then, also, furthermore <i>(used for connecting clauses, not words in a series)i>
mūnsi   adv    under
ryari     when? <i>(in questions only)i>
shiti     except, unless
yambi   excl    hello <i>(greeting to small children or of women among each other)i>
yambiiii <i>(emphatic greeting to small children or among women)i>
īshwī     no! not at all!
itōto     adj    1. fat, 2. healthy <i>(plant or person)i>
kēnshi     adv    often, many times
ni mwicare   phr    Please sit down
Burundi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
Urundi, Burundi, <i>(litt. 'the other one', in reference to Rwanda)i>
agahanzi   7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
  
migraine
agati (udu-  7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
plural: utu-,udu-
  
twig, little stick
akazi (utu-  7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
plural: utu-,udu-
  
1. work, job, 2. task <i>(from Sw. kazi)i>
amōsozi    5    tears
ibaba (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
wing
ibabi (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
leaf
ibara (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. spot, 2. woe, 3. suffering, 4. dishonor
ibase (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
basin <i>(Fr. bassin)i>
ibavu (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
callus, blister
ibega (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
stoop shouldered
guheta amabega to be hunch shouldered
ibeto   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
concrete <i>(Fr.)i>
ibido (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
can, canister <i>(from Fr. bidon)i>
ibisi (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
bus, coach
iboma    n    <i>(Sw.)i> judgment hall, government offices
ibuji (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
candle <i>(from Fr. bougie)i>
iburi (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
hill of earth to plant something in
ibushi    n    very, very far away
ibuye (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
stone
ibāti (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
sheet of metal <i>(for roof)i>
ibēre (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
breast
ibōbo (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
beseeching
gukoma ibōbo to beg earnestly
icumu (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
spear
icupa (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> bottle
ideni (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
debt
idiva (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
couch, divan
idubu    n    bear
iduka (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
little shop <i>(Sw.)i>
idāri (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. ceiling, 2. attic
idēbe (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> square tin container
idēri (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
pretty girl
idīni (ama-)     3   5  sg. class 3: i-,in-
pl. class 5: ama-
  
religion
ifero   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
iron <i>(for ironing cloths)i>, <i>(Fr.)i>
ifoto (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
photograph, photo
ifuhe     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> earnestness to accomplish
ifuku (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
mole <i>(animal)i>
ifuni (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
worn out hoe
ifuro (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. froth, foam, 2. stove, oven, 3. fireplace
kubīmba ifuro to froth at the mouth
ifuti (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
mistake, error
ifēza (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
silver
igato (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
cake <i>(from Fr. gateau)i>
igera (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
fish hook
igesa (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
time of harvest <i>(millet)i>
igezi (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
middle of lake or sea or jungle
igono (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
grudge
igufa (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
bone
igugu (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
crowd <i>(esp. that's running)i>
igāre (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. bicycle, bike, 2. wagon, carriage
igāri (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. bicycle, bike, 2. wagon, carriage, fiacre
ihaha (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
lung
ihasa (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
twin
ihebe   5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
  
ram, billy goat
ihera (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
money, currency <i>(from German Heller)i>
ihero (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
end
ihuba (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
dry banana leaf
ihēma (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> tent
ijana (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
hundred
ijeri (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
<i>(insect)i> cicada
ijigo (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
back teeth <i>(all double teeth, bicuspids, molars)i>
gutwengera mw ijigo to be secretly amused, to laugh at secretly
ijoro (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
night
ijuru (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. heaven, 2. sky
ijīsho     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
  
eye; <i>(pl. amaso)i> face
mu maso hiwe in his face
kuba maso to watch, to be alert, to be on guard
urw'amaso before others but not in private <i>(e.g. being nice to someone)i>
ikara (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
charcoal, coals
ikaye (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
notebook, exercise book <i>(Fr. cahier)i>
ikeki (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
cake <i>(from Sw. keki)i>
ikoma (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
framework of branches on which smaller ones are interlaced in building a house
ikosa (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> mistake
ikoti (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
coat, jacket
ikuga (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
barking
ikuta (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
ten centime piece
ikāze     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
<i>(noun, no pl.)i> welcome
ikēba    n    1. jealously <i>(esp. between wives of same husband)i>, 2. speaking evil of another with whom you share work
ikēte (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
letter
ikīza (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
a calamity <i>(such as a bad disease or plague)i>, severe illness
ikōfe (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> slap, punch, jab, hit, thump, thwack, slam
ikōri (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
taxes
imeya (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
-centime piece
imeza   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> <i>(Sw.)i> table
imāri (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> gain, profit, riches
inota (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
score, mark, school grade, point <i>(on grading scale)i>
inusu (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
half <i>(Sw.)i>
inēza     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
<i>(noun)i> good
ipaki (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
pack <i>(of goods at market etc.)i>
ipanu (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
frying pan
ipata (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
hinge
ipepu (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
pressure <i>(as in tyre of car, etc.)i>
ipera (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
guave
ipine (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
tire <i>(Fr. pneu)i>
ipāsi (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> iron <i>(for ironing clothes)i>
iragi (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. promise, 2. heritage
iriba (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
well, valley with water
irido (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
curtain <i>(Fr.)i>
irobe (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
loaf of bread, big portion of food
irobo (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
a quarter <i>(Sw.)i>
irore (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. mirror, 2. <i>(in pl.)i> glasses, spectacles
irozi (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
<i>(used in pl.)i> spell, charm, hex, magic formula, conjuration
irugu (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
nape of neck
irāro (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. dormitory, 2. accommodation, 3. shelter for cows
irīnde    n    <i>(no pl.)i> danger
irīro (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. dining room, 2. eating place
isage (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
pistil of flower
isaha (ama-)     3   5  sg. class 3: i-,in-
pl. class 5: ama-
  
hour, clock
isaho (ama-)     3   5  sg. class 3: i-,in-
pl. class 5: ama-
  
sack, bag
isahu (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
spoil, plunder
isano     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
  
1. resemblance, similarity, 2. relationship
isasa (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
floor tile
isase (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
spark
isaso (ama-  3   5  sg. class 3: i-,in-
pl. class 5: ama-
  
1. grass mattress, 2. tiling <i>(of floor)i>
isata (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
~ burēnge word that remains in heart causing sorrow or anger, lasting grudge
isato (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
python
isefu (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
hiccough
isega (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
early corn
isesa   5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
  
research
isevu (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
hiccough, hiccup
ishari   5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
  
jealousy
isoko (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
market, general marketplace
isosi (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
sauce
isoya   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
soy
isozi (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
neck
isuka (ama-)     3   5  sg. class 3: i-,in-
pl. class 5: ama-
  
hoe
isuku (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. hygiene, 2. cleanliness, 3. care of something <i>(body, house, etc.)i>
isumu     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
acid
isāke (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
rooster
isāzi (ama-)     3   5  sg. class 3: i-,in-
pl. class 5: ama-
  
fly <i>(insect)i>
isōgi (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
edible weed <i>(for greens)i>
isōko (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
fountain, spring, source
isūmo (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
waterfall
itako (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
buttocks, thighs
itama (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
cheek
kwitangira itama put one's face in one's hands in deep thought
itara (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. lamp, lantern, 2. light <i>(not natural daylight)i>
iteke (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
small edible root similar to yams
itike (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
ticket
itoci (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
torch, flashlight <i>(from Fr. torche)i>
itora (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
vote, <i>(pl.)i> elections
itupa    n    <i>(no pl.)i> file <i>(tool)i>
itābi (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. tobacco, 2. cigarette
itēka (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. law, decree, order, 2. judgment, justice, 3. <i>(pl.)i> amateka word <i>(or commands)i> sent out by king and spread by chiefs, subchiefs, etc., 4. prescription
itūro (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
offering, gift, present
ivoka (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
avocado
ivuka   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
birth, delivery
ivutu   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> 1. terror, 2. horror
gucika ivutu 1. to lose one's head, 2. to be terrified
ivūbi (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
wasp
iwabo  n    at their home, their home
iwācu   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
at our place, our home
iyebe (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
rattle, musical instrument
iyera   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> harvest time
iyugi (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. copper or leather shells at the ankles of intōre dancers, 2. white shell charm worn around the neck by eight-born child <i>(called Mayugi)i>
izeze (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
traditional fiddle, small monochord instrument played with a bow
iziko (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
burial, funeral
izina (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
name
umunsi ur'izina on a certain day
amazina y'inka poetry praising cattle
amazina y'ubuhizi poetry praising courageousness
amazina y'urugamba war poetry
izosi (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
neck
kugōnda izosi to bow the neck, to be submissive
izīko (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. traditional fireplace, consisting of three stones <i>(see amashiga)i>, 2. stove, cooker
izūba (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
sun
izūka   5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> resurrection <i>(from kuzūka)i>
izūru (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
nose
ibija    4    <i>(no pl.)i> servitude, bondage
ibirashi    4    <i>(no sing.)i> stuff in eyes when one wakes up, 'sand'
ibirimwa  4    produce, harvest
ibise    4    1. childbirth, travail, 2. giving up after trying several times
ibīse    4    a lot of manure
icāgo (ivy-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. trouble, 2. misfortune, 3. bad luck, 4. accident, 5. risk
icāha (ivy-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. sin, fault, 2. crime
icāna (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. colt, 2. young of some large animals
icāri (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
nest
icāyi (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
tea <i>(pl. used for different kinds of tea)i>
icēma (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
peanut, groundnut
icēte (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
letter
icēyi (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. spot <i>(in sense of dirt)i>, 2. disgrace
icībo (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
flat, small basket
icīru (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
reparations, gift to make up for offending someone
icīto (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
place of another
icīza (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
the good
icōbo (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. hole in ground, 2. grave
icōgo (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
large deep place of water, stream
icūbi (ivy-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
wing <i>(of chicken)i>
icūma (ivy-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. knife, 2. metal, iron, 3. tool
icūya (ivy-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. civet cat, 2. perspiration, sweat
kubira icuya to perspire
igice (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. half, 2. part, fraction, division, 3. piece, slice, 4. chapter
igico (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
division, section, segment, group, troop
igicu (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
cloud
igihe (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. time, 2. season, time period, 3. circumstance <i>(in pl.)i>
igika (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
paragraph
igise (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
ardour, fervour
igiti (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. tree, 2. strong stick, 3. rank, position
igito   4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
  
concrete
ikibi (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
that which is bad, evil
ikigo (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
enclosed backyard <i>(private place)i>
ikija (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
thing of no value
ikime   4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> dew
ikiro (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
kilo, kilogram
ikirundi     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
  
Burundian language, Kirundi
ikivi (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. piece of land, 2. certain measure of time or place <i>(e.g. that a person is to work, so long, or so big a place)i>, 3. moment
ikiza (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
disaster, famine, epidemic
imbwa (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
dog
imbwakazi female dog
impisho    n    <i>(no pl.)i> secretly, in hiding
imico    2    <i>(no pl.)i> 1. character, 2. habits, 3. mood
imisambi  2    women's dance, imitating the movements of the crowned crane, Kirimiro region
indya (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
food
ingwa (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
chalk, chalky rock
ingwe (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
leopard
ingwīza   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
multiplier
inkwi (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
firewood
innyo (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
anus
inshi (in-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
slap on the face
insya (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
grinding
inuma (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
dove, pigeon
inzya (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
pubic hair
inyeri (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. spit, spurted from between teeth as indication of scorn, 2. contempt, scorn
irigi (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
egg
ububēshi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> lying
ubugavyi   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
government
ubuhanzi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> bald headedness
ubukūmbi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> pile of mixed grain and chaff
ubukūnzi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> affection, charity
ubumenyi   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
1. science, knowledge, 2. acquaintance, 3. education
uburimyi   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> agriculture
ubutumbi   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(med.)i> swelling
ubutūnzi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> 1. wealth, possessions, riches, 2. economy, 3. treasure
ubweruzi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> evil language <i>(esp. of young girl)i>
ubworozi   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> livestock farming, animal husbandry
ubwībone     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> pride
udushami  7    branches
udutonzi  7    feeler, antenna <i>(of insect)i>
ukwēzi (am-)     9  class 9
singular: uku-
plural: ama-
  
1. moon, 2. month, 3. cycle
ukwīzera   9  class 9
singular: uku-
  
faith, belief
umubi (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
bad person
umubu (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
mosquito
umuce (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
division, section, group
umuco (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
1. light, daylight <i>(sunny)i>, 2. division, section, group, troop
umuga (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
crack
umuji (imi-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
city <i>(from Sw. mji)i>
umusi (imi-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
day
uyumusi today
uyumusi uyumusi this very day
umuti (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
1. medicine, medical drug, medication, 2. cure
umuvo (imi-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
ditch, path of water in heavy rain
umuza (imi-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
line of cream left on sides of container
umuzi (imi-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
root
umwāmi (ab-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
king, lord
umwījima     2  class 2
singular: umu-
  
darkness, dark
urūgi (inz-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
door
urūzi (inz-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
river, stream
uruhu (impu)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
skin
uruhumyi   6  class 6
singular: uru-
  
shortsightedness
urukwi (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
firewood
urupfu (im-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
death
urusyo (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
grinding stone
guhīnda agashitsi (-hīnze)   phr    1. to tremble, shake, shiver, shudder, quiver, 2. to have a chill
kwītsa umutima (-īkije)   phr    to have grief, be grieved
kwikira (-ikiye)   v    to intervene
kwirora (-iroye)   v    to look at
kwitaho (-itayeho)   v    to interest, to be interested <i>(vi, vt)i>
kwībana (-ībanye)     v    to steal from each other
kwībaza (-ībajije)     v    1. to ask oneself, 2. to wonder
kwībira (-ībiye)     v    1. to sink, plunge in, 2. to steal at, for
kwībiza (-ībije)     v    to submerge, plunge <i>(vt)i>
kwīboha (-īboshe)     v    to tie oneself
kwībona (-ībonye)     v    to be proud
kwībuka (-ībutse)     v    to remember
kwībuza (-ībujije)     v    1. to hinder oneself, 2. deprive oneself
kwībāna (-ībānye)     v    to live alone, by oneself
kwībūra (-ībūye)     v    1. to reveal oneself, 2. announce oneself
kwīcana (-īcanye)     v    to kill each other
kwīcara (-īcaye)     v    to sit
kwīcira (-īciye)     v    to kill at, for
kwīcura (-īcuye)   v    to dread
kwīcuza (-īcujije)     v    to regret
kwīdōga (-īdōze)     v    1. to fume and fret, 2. to be cross, 3. to gripe, 4. hold hard feelings
kwīfata (-īfashe)     v    1. to treat oneself, conduct oneself, have a certain bearing, 2. to control onself
kwīfuba (-īfuvye)     v    to clothe oneself
kwīfūza (-īfūje)     v    1. to wish, 2. to desire, 3. to covet, to envy
kwīgaba (-īgavye)     v    1. to rule oneself, be independent, 2. to do as one pleases
kwīgaya (-īgaye)     v    1. to hate oneself, 2. to regret
kwīgera (-īgeze)     v    1. to try on clothes, 2. to have done, 3. to arrive at <i>(e.g. har'aho wigeze kumubona? – have you ever seen him?)i>
kwīgina (-īginnye)     v    1. to rejoice in coming of another, 2. be very happy
kwīgora (-īgoye)     v    to make it hard for oneself
kwīgura (-īguze)     v    1. to sacrifice for, 2. give up everything
kwīgāna (-īgānye)     v    1. to imitate, 2. to replicate, to reproduce, to copy, 3. to study with
kwīgīra (-īgīye)     v    1. to go, 2. to depart, 3. make oneself to go, to depart
kwīhana (-īhannye)     v    1. to confess, 2. to correct oneself, to discipline oneself, be converted, 3. to repent
kwīhata (-īhase)     v    to force oneself
kwīhaya (-īhaye)     v    to praise oneself
kwīheba (-īhevye)     v    1. to be discouraged completely, to despair, to be desperate, 2. to sacrifice oneself to or for
kwīhēra (-īhēreye)     v    to give of one's own accord
kwīhūta (-īhūse)     v    to hurry, to speed, to be faster
kwīkiza (-īkijije)     v    to save oneself
kwīkora (-īkoze)     v    1. to prepare to go, 2. to touch oneself
kwīkūra (-īkūye)     v    1. to take oneself away, 2. to free oneself
kwīmana (-īmanye)     v    to be selfish, to refuse to give to another
kwīmbwa (-īmbwe)     v    to be dug
kwīmeza (-īmejeje)     v    to come up of itself <i>(plant)i>
kwīmika (-īmitse)     v    to make king, place on throne, to enthrone
kwīmira (-īmiye)     v    to refuse for <i>(a certain reason)i>
kwīmuka (-īmutse)     v    to move to new locality
kwīmura (-īmuye)     v    1. to move <i>(vt)i>, 2. to copy, 3. to take grain out of water
kwīmurwa (-īmuwe)     v    to be moved, copied
kwīniga (-īnize)     v    to strangle oneself, hang oneself
kwīnika (-īnitse)     v    1. to put to soak <i>(esp. grain)i>, 2. to cause to sprout
kwīnura     v    to take grain out of water
kwīpima (-īpimye)   v    to test oneself
kwīraba (-īravye)     v    to paint oneself
kwīrasa (-īrashe)     v    to shoot at oneself
kwīrega (-īreze)     v    1. to accuse oneself, 2. to confess
kwīriza (-īrijije)     v    to cause oneself to weep, weep without reason
kwīroha (-īroshe)     v    1. to go into danger without regard to oneself, 2. to put into the water <i>(river)i>
kwīruka (-īrutse)     v    1. to run, to hurry, 2. to have diarrhea
kwīrāba (-īrāvye)     v    to look at oneself
kwīrāta (-īrāse)     v    to glory in, to boast, to tell how one's affairs are going
kwīrāza (-īrāje)   v    to spend the night alone
kwīrīra (-īrīye)     v    to be overtaken by nightfall
kwīrūra (-īrūye)     v    1. to comfort, assist one in trouble of grief, 2. to encourage oneself
kwīrūza (-īrūje)     v    to encourage, strengthen
kwīsiba (-īsivye)     v    1. to swear, 2. to vow
kwīsīga (-īsīze)     v    1. to rub, 2. anoint oneself
kwītaba (-ītavye)     v    to answer when called
kwītako (-ītayeko)     v    to do with vigor, to devote oneself to a task
kwītara (-ītaye)     v    to warm oneself by the fire <i>(lit., roast oneself)i>
kwītega (-īteze)     v    1. to hope for, 2. to wait for
kwītira (-ītiye)     v    to name for
kwītuna (-ītunnye)     v    1. to be wrinkled, 2. to shrink, to shrivel up
kwītura (-ītuye)     v    to take load off one's own head
kwītāra (-ītāze)     v    1. to be determined to get what you want, 2. to be presumptous, 3. put yourself above where you belong
kwīvuga (-īvuze)     v    1. to talk of oneself, 2. to be proud
kwīvura (-īvuye)     v    to treat oneself
kwīvuza (-īvuje)     v    to go for treatment
kwīyama (-īyamye)     v    kwīyama isazi to switch off flies <i>(cow)i>
kwīyica (-īyishe)     v    to kill oneself
kwīyoga (-īyoze)     v    to bathe <i>(esp. the legs)i>
kwīyoza (--geje)   v    to bath oneself
kwīyāga (-īyāze)     v    to scratch oneself
kwīyōra (-īyōye)     v    to vomit, make oneself vomit
kwīyōrwa (-īyōwe)     v    to vomit, make oneself vomit
kwīzera (-īzeye)     v    1. to trust, 2. to believe, 3. to hope
kwīzerwa (-īzewe)     v    to be trusted
kwīzēza (-īzējeje)     v    to cause to believe
kwīzūra (-īzūye)     v    to resurrect oneself, to rise from the dead
evyiri     adj    two <i>(Rw.)i>
iburyo   adv    to the right, right-hand
imbere     prep    before, inside, in front of
imuhira   adv    <i>(no pl.)i> at home
inyuma   adv    1. behind, 2. outside, 3. at the back, 4. after
icēnda     adj    nine, nine times
ingene     how, as <i>(not in questions)i>
Noheli   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
Christmas <i>(Fr. noel)i>
hotēri (ama-  3   5  sg. class 3: i-,in-
pl. class 5: ama-
  
hotel
sayiri     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
barley
tagisi  n    taxicab
tifusi   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
typhus
agashitsi     7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> 1. chill, 2. trembling
guhīnda agashitsi to tremble, shake, shiver, to have a chill
akarwi (utu-)     7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
plural: utu-,udu-
  
group of people, pile of wood
amāngati    5    belching
amahereni  5    earrings
ibanki (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
Bank
ibwēna (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
cuspid tooth
ibāmba (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
anything bitter, cross person
ibāmfu   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
left hand, left side, left
ibānga (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
secret, mystery
ibāngo (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. hole as for planting beans in, 2. mark made by hoe or axe, 3. chips, 4. assigned task
ibēnga (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
gulf
ibūmba (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
clay
icumbi (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. dormitory, 2. guest room
icunga (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
orange <i>(fruit)i>
idonzi (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
deep jungle
idāmba     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> in the middle <i>(lake, river)i>
idūshi (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
slate pencil
ifanta (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
Fanta, soft drink
ifundi (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
small sparrow <i>(red or blue)i>
ifyigo (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
kidney, hips
iganya (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. trouble, 2. anxiety, 3. grief
igenya (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
harvest <i>(esp. millet)i>
ihonda (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
sorghum
ihunja   5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
  
spectacular women's dance, with sudden rapid movement in an arc, led by the head and shoulders, Mugamba and Kirimiro region
ihānga (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. nation, 2. foreign country
ihēmbe (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. horn <i>(of animal)i>, 2. lot <i>(in casting lots)i>
kurwara amahembe illness resembling demon possession
ihūmbi (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
materials for building a house
ihūndo (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
sorghum <i>(sing. refers to one grain)i>
ijāmbo (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. word, 2. term, <i>(pl. also amagambo)i>, 3. good discursive condition
ijānja (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
paw, foot of animal <i>(also used of person carrying something in one hand when it should be two: urafashe mw ijanja)i>
ijūnja (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. size, height, 2. value, 3. good physical condition
ikamyo (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
lorry, truck <i>(Fr. camion)i>
ikanya (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> fork
ikinga (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> bicycle
ikonje (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
vacation, holidays <i>(from Fr. congé)i>
ikosha (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> mistake
ikuzimu    n    hole in ground, interior of earth
ikānda (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
footprint, track
ikānzu (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> 1. dress, 2. robe, 3. gown
ikēkwe     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> mistrust, doubt
ikōmbe (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
in center of the council
imoketi   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
fitted carpet, wall-to-wall carpet
imānga (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
cliff, ravine
inombe     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> soil with much clay in it
iperemi   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
permit, licence
ipfūhe    n    <i>(no pl.)i> anger <i>(rarely used)i>
ipirire   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
pill
irasiyo   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
ration <i>(from Fr.)i>
iresho (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
portable stove
irungu (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
loneliness, solitude
irāngi (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
color, ink, paint
irāngo (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. path, road, street, 2. whistle
irēmbo (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
gate, entrance
irēnga (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
reed
isabagi   5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
  
galaxy
isederi   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
cedar
isenga (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. cave, 2. perfume, nice-smelling oil
ishami (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
branch
ishano (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
poison
ishati (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
shirt <i>(Sw. shati)i>
ishavu (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
grudge, crossness, anger, sorrow
isheki (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
cheque, check
ishiga (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
<i>(usually used in pl., amashiga)i> three stones of traditional fireplace
ishike (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
yellow daisy
ishinga   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
continent
ishuka (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
bedsheet, sheet, blanket
ishāka (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. desire, 2. zeal
ishāyo    n    <i>(no pl.)i> muddy place <i>(deep mud)i>
ishūle (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
school <i>(from German, Schule)i>
ishūli (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
school <i>(from German, Schule)i>
ishūre (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
school
ishūri (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
young bull
ishūri (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
school <i>(from German, Schule)i>
isomwa (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
reading
isukari   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> sugar
iswingi   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
tipsyness <i>(see kwumva iswingi)i>
isēnge (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. ivory, 2. five centime piece
isīnzi (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
a great number <i>(about ten thousand and above)i>
isōnga (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
tip, point
isūnzu (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. topknot, bit of hair on top of head, hair tuft, 2. bunch of grass at top of hut, 3. crest of birds
itomati   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
tomato
itonde (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
nostril, nose
itsina (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
<i>(gram.)i> root or stem of word
itunda (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. passion fruit, 2. tree tomato
itōngo (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. cultivated field, 2. property, 3. real estate
itūnga (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
possessions, riches
itūntu (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. one who rules others, 2. cheekiness, 3. unwillingness to be told, 4. meanness
ivyāra   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
delivery <i>(of a child)i>, birth
ivūnja (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
jigger, chigoe flea, sand flea
iwanyu  n    at your home, your home
iyīnga (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
week, Sunday
izīnga (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
island
icansi (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
milk cup
icigwa (ivy-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
lecture, course
icāmba (ivy-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
bait
icāmbu (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
ford <i>(in river)i>
icāmwa (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
fruit, piece of fruit
icānga (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
taste, flavor
icānya (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
place surrounding great chief's kraal, good pastures
icānzo (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
small opening in backyard enclosure for emergency exits or used by women and children
icārimwe     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> all together, in unison
icātsi (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
grass of any kind <i>(sing. rarely used)i>
icōmba (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
big boat, ship
icōmbo (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
cooking utensil
icūmba (ivy-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
room <i>(in house)i>
igipfu (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
foolish person
igishinwa   4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
  
Chinese language <i>(from Fr. chinois)i>
ikigereki   4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
  
Greek language
ikintu (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. thing, item, 2. something
imbata (im-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
duck <i>(Sw. bata)i>
imbazi (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
leaves used for perfume
imbeba (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
mouse, rat
imbeho (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. cold <i>(weather)i>, 2. winter
imbiga (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
edge, brim <i>(of dish, container)i>
imbizi (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. tiny stream of water, 2. spring, source
imboga (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
leafy vegetable
imbogo (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
buffalo
imbohe (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
prisoner
imboni (im-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
pupil of eye
imboro (im-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
penis <i>(Sw.)i>
imbuga (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
place for spreading out grain
imbugu (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
vaccination
imbuto (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. seed, 2. plant, 3. fruit
imbāti (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
duck
imfizi (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. bull, 2. male animal
imfura (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
first-born child
impaka (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. discussion, dispute, 2. questioning
kubigira ku mpaka to do it on purpose
impamo (im-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. truth, 2. reality
impeke (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
grain
impene (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
goat
impera (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
end
impeta (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
ring
impete (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
partition of reeds
impore (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
peace
impāno (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
gift <i>(nothing expected in return)i>, donation
impāri (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. argument, 2. discussion
impēra (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
reward
impūha (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
news
impūzu (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
clothing
imvaho (im-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
one who's been there, eyewitness <i>(inkuru z'imvaho)i>
imvubu (im-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
hippopotamus
imvugo (im-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. speech, 2. rhetoric
imvune (im-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. long garment <i>(trails on ground)i>, 2. break <i>(as bone)i>, fracture
imvura (im-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
rain
imvure (im-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
cow without horns
imvuru (im-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
huge fish
imvuto (im-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
ropes or whatever is used to bind a thief or criminal
imvuzi (im-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
spokesman
imvūkira   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
native, indigenous
imānza  6    <i>(sg. urubānza)i> 1. trial, 2. affair, 3. judgment, condemnation
imisabiko  2    herbal tea
imyīgīshe    2    teaching, doctrine
incuti (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. relative, 2. close friend <i>(old)i>
indabe (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
barkcloth with painted spots, used as a thing of worship
indagu (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
divination
indaha (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
big bag
indero (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. education, teaching, instruction, training, 2. rearing of children, 3. discipline
indigiti   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
traditional monochord fiddle
indimu (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> lemon
indobo (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
bucket, pail
indome (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. dot, spot, 2. letter, 3. spotted barkcloth used as a thing of worship
indono (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
large bow like monochord instrument with calabashes as resonance body
indāro (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
inn, lodging, accommodation
indāva (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. footstool, 2. very nice mat <i>(used by king or chief)i>
indēge (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> airplane
indōto (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
dream
indūru (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
shout of alarm, wail
gukoma induru to wail, give cry of alarm
inenge     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
secretly
kugenda ku nenge <i>(in reference to eating)i
>
ingabo (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. soldier, 2. army
ingafe (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
oar
ingano (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
wheat
ingata (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
grass ring or pad worn on head when carrying load
ingazi (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
ladder, stairs
ingemu (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. remuneration, gift, 2. fee payed to shaman
ingero (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. measure, 2. pay, 3. reward
ingese (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
rust
ingeso (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. habit, 2. custom, 3. trait
ingoga (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. quickness, 2. agility, 3. eagerness, 4. speed, haste
ingohe (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
eyelashes
ingoma (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. drum, 2. royalty, reign, kingship
kwima ku ngoma to come to the throne
ingoro (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
house of a king
ingoyi (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
rope, chain, bonds
inguru (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
little stones taken from bottom of stream and offered to spirits in a little house
ingwīzwa   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
multiplicand
ingāge (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
short stick, club
ingāma (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
tall, straight thing <i>(esp. person)i> <i>(e.g. umuntu w'ingama)i>
ingāre (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
one who gets cross easily but who gets over it quickly, one who talks a lot <i>(esp. to tell others what to do)i>
ingōho (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
gun
ingōna (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
crocodile
ingūge (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
ape, primate, monkey
inkara (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
crab
inkari (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. urine, 2. piss, pee <i>(slang)i>
inkazi (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
sharp instrument or person
inkoko (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
chicken
inkomi (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
walking stick
inkone (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
eunuch, castrated male
inkoni (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
walking stick
inkono (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
clay cooking pot
inkovu (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
scar
inkuba (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
thunder <i>(actually, the imaginary animal that makes the thunder)i>
inkumi (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. girl of marriageable age, 2. teenage girl
inkura   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
rhinoceros
inkuru (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. news, 2. story, 3. fame <i>(usually in pl.)i>
inkēre (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. berries, esp. blackberry, 2. strawberry
inkēri (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. berries, esp. blackberry, 2. strawberry
inkīko (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
boundaries of country
inkōko (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
flat basket with lid
inkōta (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
sword, long knife
inkūbi (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
storm <i>(wind and rain)i>
inkūka (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. slope of hill, 2. beach, shore, strand, coast, 3. ransom, redemption price
intare (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
lion
intebe (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
chair, stool
intege (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. calf of leg, back of knee 2. strength
intere   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. unconsciousness, 2. half-dead
intete (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
grain, seed
intore (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. plant with fruit like eggplant, aubergine, 2. lump of bread
intozi (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
pincher ant
intozo (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
hunting dog
intāhe (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
witness, judgment, oath
intāma (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
sheep
intāra (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
country, region, province
intēko (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
group <i>(esp. of people)i>, multitude
intōre (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. dancer, 2. youth, 3. traditional young warrior, 2. handsomeness and good character
inyōta (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
thirst
inzara (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. hunger, 2. famine
inzigo (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
grudge
inzika (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
resentment, grudge, bitterness
inzira (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. path, way, 2. direction, 3. process
inzobe (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
light colored African
inzovu (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
elephant
inzozi (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
dream
inzāra (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
fingernail
inzōga (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
beer
inzōka (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
snake, worm
inzūzi (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
grass poisonous to cows
ināmbu (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
appetite, desire for a certain food
inyoni (iny-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
bird <i>(small one)i>
inyāma (iny-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. meat, 2. flesh
inyāmo (iny-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. race, 2. ancestry, 3. origin
inyāna (iny-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
calf
iryōya (am-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
feather
ivyīnjira  4    income, revenue
mutoyi (ba-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
younger brother of boy, younger sister of girl
ubuherezi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> priesthood
ubuhēhēsi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> lustful thinking and practices
ubuhūmvyi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> deceit
ubukomezi   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
1. consistency, 2. strength
ubupagani     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> heathenism
uburakari     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> anger
ubusahuzi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
1. pillage, 2. thievery, 3. plundering
ubuyobozi   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
leadership, administration, management
ubwigēnge   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
1. freedom, 2. independence
ubwāmbuzi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> thievery, theft
ubwīcanyi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> murder
ubwīhisho     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> hiding place
ubwīkūnzi   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
self-respect
ubwīshaza     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> peas
ubwīshime     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> pride
ubwōnōnyi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> destruction, damage
ugutwi (ama-  9  class 9
singular: uku-
plural: ama-
  
ear
ukwīpfūza   9  class 9
singular: uku-
plural: ama-
  
envy, jealousy, enviousness, covetousness
umuhwi (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
ripe banana
umunanasi   2  class 2
singular: umu-
  
pineapple spirit
umunsi (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
day
uyumunsi today
uyumunsi uyumunsi this very day
umunsi ur'izina on a certain day
umunwa (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
lip
umunwe (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
hand <i>(esp. palm)i>
umunya (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
wrinkle <i>(as in face)i>, excessive thinness
umunyu (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
salt
umupfu (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
fresh corpse
umurwa (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
slope of hill, royal place
umurwi (imi-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
group, team
umurya (imi-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
tendon
umuswa (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
1. white ant, 2. termite
umuswi (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
baby chick
umutsi (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
1. blood vessel, 2. nerve, 3. muscle, 4. tendon
umutwe (imi-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
1. head, 2. mind
umwero (imy-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
harvest time
umweza (imy-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
stamen of flower
umwiko (imy-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
trowel
umwāka (imy-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
year
umwānsi (ab-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
enemy
umwāvu (imy-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
discarded things, trash, garbage
umwēru (imy-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
brilliance, something spotlessly white
umwīvyi (ab-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
thief
umwōbo (imy-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
hole <i>(esp. small one like rat hole)i>
umwōgo (imy-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
long tie worn at shoulder at certain dances
umwūga (imy-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
1. craft, art, special skill, 2. occupation, profession
umwūka (imy-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
steam
umwūna (imy-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
nose bleed, epistaxis
urubari (im-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
1. screen, 2. wire
urubavu (im-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
side <i>(of person)i>
urubeya (im-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
flame
urubibe (im-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
1. limit, 2. boundary
urubiga (im-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
edge, brim <i>(of dish, container)i>
urubobi (im-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
scum
uruboho (im-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
package, packet
urubona (im-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
transparent, shiny thing
urububi (im-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
scum
urubuga (im-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
1. web, 2. website
urubāho (im-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
board, slate
urubōyi (im-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
bee sting
urudadi (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
syllable
urudubi (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
that which a person says or does for which he may be convicted, result of failure to keep promise, dilemma, difficulty
urugata (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
big pad for pots of beer
urugero (in-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
1. measure, 2. pay, 3. reward
urugezo (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
measure
urugina (in-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
reddish, red
urugohe (in-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
eyelash
urugori (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
1. wreath, 2. crown, 3. charm worn on head or on stomach
uruguha (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
cattle tick
uruguma (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
1. wound, 2. cut
uruhogo (in-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
throat
uruhome (in-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
wall
urukebu (im-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
torticollis, stiff neck
urukero (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
saw
urukiko (in-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
court, tribunal
urukino (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
1. game, play, 2. game field
urukoba (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
skin
urukoko (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
cream, scum
urukumu (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
thumb
urupiya (im-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
coin
urusako (in-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
1. gossip, 2. curiosity
urusaku (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
1. gossip, 2. curiosity
urushi (ama-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
palm of hand
urusoro (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
shell <i>(of gun)i>
urusāgo (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
temporary house
urusāto (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
skin, hide
urusīka (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
partition, wall, room in house
urusōgo (in-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
edible weed <i>(for greens)i>
urutara (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
under a bed
urutare (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
hard packed earth, rock
urutaro (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
fan <i>(to blow out chaff)i>
urutete (in-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
grain, seed
urutoke (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
finger
urutugu (in-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
shoulder
urutāhe (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
wire <i>(coarse)i>
urutōke (in-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
banana plantation, banana farm
uruvivi (im-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
gray hair <i>(from old age)i>
uruvuto (im-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
string of bow
uruzogi (in-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
umbilical cord
uruyūki (inz-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
bee
urwāmo (inz-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
clamor, noise, racket
urwāra (inz-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
1. fingernail, 2. toenail, 3. claw, 4. hoof
urwāto (inz-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
cup
urwēgo (inz-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
1. prop, 2. aim, purpose, 3. target
urwīha (imp-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
flock of little birds
urwīrūngu   6  class 6
singular: uru-
  
haze, mist
urwūri (inz-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
herd of sheep, flock
utwininga    7    without pity, without regarding
gucīra inyeri (-cīriye)   phr    to show contempt by spitting out
gufyina ku kazi (-fyinye)   phr    to not work seriously
gukubita akamāri (-kubise)   phr    to gamble
kwumva bihurugūshwi (-umvise)   phr    to be unable to hear well
kwumva iswingi (-umvise)   phr    to feel tipsy
kwimanya (-imanye)     v    to be in heat <i>(animals)i>
kwībesha (-ībeshe)     v    1. to err, to be wrong, 2. to deceive oneself
kwībisha (-ībishije)     v    to cause to steal
kwībizwa (-ībijwe)     v    to be submerged
kwībutsa (-ībukije)     v    to remind
kwībwira (-ībwiye)     v    to put on new bark, new growth
kwībwiza (-ībwije)     v    to cause to put on new growth
kwībwīra (-ībwīye)     v    1. to tell oneself, 2. to conjecture, suppose
kwībūmba (-ībūmvye)   v    to be round
kwīcazwa (-īcajwe)     v    to be invited to sit
kwīcisha (-īcishije)     v    to cause to kill, to kill with
kwīcumba (-īcumvye)     v    to be wrapped up together
kwīfasha (-īfashije)     v    to help oneself
kwīfūzwa (-īfūjwe)     v    to be coveted, desired
kwīgamba (-īgamvye)   v    to brag <i>(about oneself)i>
kwīganza (-īganje)     v    1. to rule oneself, 2. to be independent, 3. to be emancipated
kwīgānwa (-īgānywe)     v    to be imitated
kwīgīsha (-īgīshije)     v    to teach
kwīgūnga (-īgūnze)     v    1. to be selfish, keep things for oneself, 2. to do something alone
kwīhamba (-īhamvye)     v    to bury oneself
kwīhisha (-īhishije)     v    to hide oneself
kwīhonda (-īhonze)     v    to strike oneself <i>(as with hammer)i>
kwīhonga (-īhonze)     v    to pay bribe to win one's case
kwīhwēza (-īhwēje)     v    1. to examine, to look at carefully, intently, 2. to search, 3. to contemplate, 4. to envision, to imagine
kwīhēnda (-īhēnze)   v    1. to be wrong, to err, 2. to deceive oneself
kwījīrwa (-ījīriwe)     v    to be sad, utterly downcast
kwīkanya (-īkanye)     v    to go walking <i>(esp. at night or of king)i>
kwīkwega (-īkweze)     v    to drag oneself along, go with difficulty
kwīkānga (-īkānze)     v    to fear, to be worried
kwīkēnga (-īkēnze)     v    to mistrust
kwīkīnga (-īkīnze)     v    to hide behind
kwīkūnda (-īkūnze)     v    to love oneself, be selfish, to be egoistic
kwīmbira (-īmbiye)     v    to dig at, for
kwīmbura (-īmbuye)     v    1. to harvest, 2. to put away the harvest, <i>(from umwīmbu)i>
kwīmburwa (-īmbuwe)     v    to be harvested
kwīmbuza (-īmbuje)     v    to help to harvest
kwīmenya (-īmenye)     v    to know oneself
kwīmikwa (-īmitswe)     v    to be made king, to be enthroned
kwīmosha (-īmosheje)     v    to have one's hair cut
kwīmyīra (-īmyīriye)     v    to blow one's nose, to wipe one's nose
kwīmānya (-īmānye)     v    1. to boast, be proud, 2. to split in two <i>(vi)i>
kwīmīsha (-īmīshije)     v    to cause to refuse
kwīnjira (-īnjiye)     v    to enter, to come into
kwīnjiza (-īnjije)     v    to cause to enter
kwīpfuka (-īpfutse)     v    to cover oneself
kwīpfūza (-īpfūje)   v    1. to wish, 2. to desire, 3. to covet, to envy
kwīrinda (-īrinze)     v    1. to be careful, 2. to protect oneself
kwīrirwa (-īririwe)     v    to spend all day, to last all day
kwīrunda (-īrunze)     v    to accumulate, pile up <i>(vi)i>
kwīshima (-īshimye)     v    1. to be proud, 2. to cheer up, 3. to be happy, glad, to be excited
kwīshura (-īshuye)     v    1. to answer, to reply, to respond, 2. to pay, 3. to pay a debt
kwīshurwa (-īshuwe)     v    1. to be answered, 2. to be paid
kwīshuza (-īshuje)     v    1. to ask to pay, to demand payment, 2. to cause to pay
kwīshōra (-īshōye)     v    to go oneself to drink
kwīshōza (-īshōje)     v    1. to quench one's thirst, 2. drink after a meal
kwītanga (-ītanze)     v    1. to offer oneself, 2. to consecrate oneself, to dedicate oneself, 3. to volunteer
kwītesha (-ītesheje)     v    to abstain from, hinder oneself
kwītomba (-ītomvye)     v    1. to love onself <i>(lit.)i>, 2. to have homosexual intercourse
kwītwāra (-ītwāye)     v    to go to chief or superior for something <i>(see ndakwītwāyeko)i>
kwītōnda (-ītōnze)     v    1. to be careful, 2. to be calm, 3. to not be in a hurry
kwīvyura (-īvyuye)     v    to get oneself up
kwīzezwa (-īzejejwe)     v    to be made to believe
bukumbi     suddenly <i>(as death or accident)i>
nyakuri   adj    1. true, truthful, 2. real, genuine, authentic, 3. actual
uyumusi   adv    today, this day <i>(from uyu musi)i>
imisi yose   phr    allways, alldays
inarugo (ba inarugo-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
wife <i>(as manager of the household)i>
kanseri   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
cancer <i>(Fr.)i>
kimyozi (ba-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
barber, hairdresser
kīgēnzi    n    infinitive
agahōri (udu-  7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
plural: utu-,udu-
  
grasshopper
agatabo (idu-  7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
plural: utu-,udu-
  
small book, booklet
akabāti (utu-)     7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
plural: utu-,udu-
  
cupboard
akagozi (utu-  7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
plural: utu-,udu-
  
string, rope
akamāri (utu-)     7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
plural: utu-,udu-
  
dice
ibakure (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> bowl
ibarizo (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. carpenter shop, 2. address
ibaruwa (ama-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
letter <i>(correspondence, from Sw. barua)i>
ibateri (ama-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
battery
ibohero (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
prison
iborēro (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
place of rotted things
ibutike (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
boutique, shop, kiosk
ibutura (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> shorts
ibāgiro (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
slaughtering place, slaughterhouse
ibāziro (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
carpenter shop
ibūrana (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
case, trial
icukiro (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
manure heap
idorari (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
dollar
igaduka   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
aridness <i>(of land)i>, barrenness, drought
iganūke (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
gift given on return from journey
igarame (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
gram
igarase   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
ice
igufuri (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> padlock
igunira (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> burlap, sack, bag
iguriro (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
marketplace for a specific good or product <i>(cloth market, etc.)i>
ihadābu   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
fine, fee <i>(Sw.)i>
ihambwa (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
burial <i>(used usually for animals)i>
iharifu (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
alphabet
ihariri (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
silk, rayon, shiny cloth
iherezo (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
end, extremity
ihoteri (ama-  3   5  sg. class 3: i-,in-
pl. class 5: ama-
  
hotel
ihūmure     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
comfort, peace
ihūriro (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. meeting place, 2. appointment
ikarabo (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
wash basin
ikaramu (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> pencil
ikarata (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
card, map
ikariso (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
underwear, slip, boxer shorts <i>(from Fr. caleçon)i>
ikarōti (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
carrot
ikebano (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
small pot girls put butter in
ikimputo     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> tick fever, recurrent fever
ikomine (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
town, commune <i>(Fr.)i>
ilitero (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
liter
imatera  n    mattress
imetero   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
metre
imodoka (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
car, automobile
imoteri (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
engine, motor
inarume (ba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
uncle <i>(brother of his, her, thei1r mother)i>
inyānya (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
tomato
ipaswari   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
sieve
ipfūndo (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. knot, 2. outer garment
ipirimu (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
pen
ipuderi (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
powder
ipurusa   5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
  
interest <i>(econom., from kuruta)i>
irabagu (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
spot, stain
irangiro    n    address
iremezo     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> 1. leader, one to be imitated, 2. beginning, foundation, 3. principle
irozari (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
rosary
irtyazo (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
grinding stone
isabuni (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> soap
isahāne (ama-)     3   5  sg. class 3: i-,in-
pl. class 5: ama-
  
plate, dish <i>(Sw.)i>
isahāni (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. plate, dish, 2. container <i>(Sw.)i>
isambwe (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
mongoose
isekuru (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
mortar for grinding <i>(also isekuro)i>
iserumu   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
serum <i>(med.)i>
iseseme   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
nausea
ishusho (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
image, likeness, form
ishwāro (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
watering can
ishāmba (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
brush, jungle, rain forest
ishāmvu (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
inherited property, piece of land
ishānga    n    <i>(see ihānga)i>
ishāshi (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
male animal
ishūrwe (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
flower
isigara (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
cigar
isitimu (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
torch, flashlight <i>(from Sw.)i>
isogisi (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
sock
isomero (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
library
isuguru (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
ram
isunūnu (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
wart, mole
isābato (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
Sabbath
isēsero (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
place where water has flooded
itafāri (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
brick
itanure (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
furnace, kiln
itariki (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
date <i>(of month)i>
itegeko (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. command, 2. law, 3. rule
itegūra (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
tile
itorero (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
list of chosen ones, church roll
itāmbwe (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
measure <i>(by hand or by steps)i>
ivarise (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
suitcase <i>(from Fr. valise)i>
ivūriro (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
dispensary, clinic, small hospital, health center
iyimbura   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
<i>(no pl.)i> harvest time
izāhabu (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
gold
ibicuba  4    pastoral singing, traditional sung poetry in honor of cattle
ibihara    4    1. chicken pox, 2. measles
ibihogo    4    <i>(no pl.)i> dark yellow, brown
ibirare    4    1. effect of sleeping badly, 2. 'morning after' headache
ibirāre    4    an overdue payment or tax
ibitabu    4    bits of pieces of paper or cloth
ibitāro    4    dispensary, hospital
ibitēga    4    something supposed to be in a person making him sick
indwara y'ibitega person is bewitched and acts like a crazy person
icaduka (ivy-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
accident
icegera (ivy-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
lieutenant
icehere (ivy-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
hole in clothes
icemezo (ivy-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
prove
icuniro (ivy-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
slaughterhouse
icābona (ivy-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
witness
icēgamo (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
back of chair, chair with back
icībare (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. corner of field belonging to each child, 2. possession <i>(esp. fields or lands)i>, 3. chosen people
icīcaro (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
chair, any place to sit
icīfuzo (ivy-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
strong wish, desire, covetousness, coveting
icījīji (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. shadow, 2. reflection, 3. specter
icīrore (ivy-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. mirror, 2. <i>(in pl.)i> glasses, spectacles
icīrori (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. mirror, 2. <i>(in pl.)i> glasses, spectacles
icīvugo (ivy-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
slogan
icōmore (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
tree of which bark is used
icōtero (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
altar, fire built for cows
igicapo (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> 1. picture, 2. design
igicapu (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> 1. picture, 2. design
igiceri (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
coin <i>(Sw.)i>
igicugu (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
midnight
igicuri (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
part, half, premature arrival
igicīro (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. price, rate, 2. cost, 3. value
igifuka (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
pleurisy
igihamo (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
wide path or cleared place
igihano (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
punishment
igiharo (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
lima bean
igihaya (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
white potato
igihaza (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
pumpkin
igihefu (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
mushroom <i>(also igihefo)i>
igihere (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
bedbug
igiheri (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
bedbug
igihozo (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
lullaby
igihugu (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. country, 2. nation
igihuma (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
deep hole in ground in a grassy place where pregnant girls and lepers were thrown
igihuna (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
owl
igihute (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
boil, abscess
igihāri (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. argument, 2. discussion
igihēko (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
amulet, charm <i>(article supposed to have special power to protect)i>
igihōri (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
grasshopper
igihūme (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
spirit, superhuman thing, a one-armed and one-legged ghost with grass growing out of its ears that lives in the valley <i>(used as a serious insult)i>
igihūza (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
fool
igihūzu (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
very large cloth
igikaju (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
sugar cane
igikanu (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
nape of the neck
igikara (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
cheetah
igikera (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
cheetah
igikere (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
frog, toad
igikino (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
game, play
igikoma (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
porridge
igikopo (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> tin can
igikoti (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
cuttings for planting <i>(esp. manioc)i>
igikumu (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. thumbprint, 2. agreement <i>(gutera igikumu)i>
igikuri (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
dwarf, midget
igikuze (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
adult, grown-up <i>(from gukura)i>
igikāri (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. temporary house, 2. back yard, 3. private part of yard
igikōko (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
wild animal, insect
igikōna (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
crow
igikōni (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> kitchen
igipaca (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
a kind of banana for brewing beer
igipahu (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
shovel
igipawa (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
spade, shovel
igipesi (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
button on clothing
igipimo (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> measure
igisafu (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
wild goose
igisaka (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
bush, shrub
igisata (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
thorn, sliver, thorny bush
igisate (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
piece of something that has been cut, slate
igisebe (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
bad ulcer
igiseke (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
tall, pointed basket
igisigo (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
pain, constipation
igisoro (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
traditional board game for 2 players <i>('African chess')i>
igisozi (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
very big hill, large mountain
igisozo (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
blunder
igisuma (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
thief
igisuru (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. kind of bush <i>(leaves eaten during famine)i>, 2. women's dance celebrating the birth of twins
igiswahiri   4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
  
Swahili language, Kiswahili
igisābo (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
calabash
igisāga (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. things over above 10, 2. excess, surplus, 3. garment that is too big
igisīga (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. hawk, 2. falcon, 3. raptor, bird of prey
igisīka (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. partition, 2. wall, 3. room in house
igisōsa (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
thing that tastes good
igitabo (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. book, 2. altar, place to offer to the gods
igitabu (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
book <i>(Sw. kitabu)i>
igitare (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
any white thing, whiteness
igitega (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
plain, flat area
igitema (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
the pain from tropical ulcer <i>(one that develops rapidly)i>
igitiba (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
bee hive
igitigu (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
liver
igitiko (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
fairy story
igitito (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
singing, sung legend or story
igitoro (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. fuel, petrol, petroleum, 2. cartridge, cartridge case
igitovu (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
thistle
igituba (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
vagina, vulva
igitugu (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
shoulder
igituma (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. reason, 2. cause, 3. purpose
igitēbo (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
huge basket, woven stretcher, raft
igitēro (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. legion, division, 2. assault
igitēza (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
creeping vine <i>(almost impossible to kill)i>
igitōke (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
banana tree, banana, plantain
igitōki (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
banana tree, banana
igitūtu (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
shade, shadow
ikibabi (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
leaf
ikibaho (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. wooden board, 2. blackboard, chalkboard
ikibazo (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. question, 2. problem, challenge, 3. issue, matter, 4. test, exam
ikibege (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
piece or slice <i>(bread)i>
ikibero (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
upper thigh, lap
ikibibi (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
birthmark
ikibira (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
forest
ikibuga (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. courtyard, 2. playground, 3. grounds
ikibugu (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
big fly <i>(like horsefly)i>, tsetse
ikibuno (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
bottom, bum
ikibuye (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
rock
ikibēhe (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
basin
ikibēzi (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
axe
ikidage   4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
  
German language <i>(used in northern region of Burundi)i>
ikidigi (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
swamp, marsh
ikidode (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
fine copper wire
ikidodi (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
fine copper wire
ikigaga (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. populous tribe or family, 2. deformity <i>(from birth)i>, 3. corpse
ikigazi (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
palm tree
ikigega (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
storage place for grain
ikigiga (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
chunk of wood
ikigobe (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
winding stream, bay
ikigohe (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. eyebrow, 2. eyelid
ikigoti (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
cuttings for planting <i>(esp. manioc)i>
ikigoyi (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
famine
ikiguti (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
cuttings for planting <i>(esp. manioc)i>
ikiguzi (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. purchase price, 2. fare
ikigāba (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
headstrong person
ikigāga (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
crack in earth
ikigāra (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
mat made of split papyrus
ikigōri (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
corn, maize
ikihuha (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
calling horn or trumpet, musical instrument
ikijigo (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
corn <i>(kind with big kernels)i>
ikijōra (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
mean and quarrelsome person
ikijūju (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
fool
ikilito (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. singing, 2. sentimental evening song
ikimano (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
tongs used in forging metals
ikimasa (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
male calf
ikimaze (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
traditional gender-crossing priest
ikimazi (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. sacrifice, 2. profit <i>(not financial)i>, benefit, 3. value
ikimera (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
plant
ikimuga (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
cripple, handicapped person
ikimāka (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
person who frequently divorces
ikimōko (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
<i>(Sw.)i> whip, lash
ikinege (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
only child
ikinini (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. cinchona tree, 2. tablet, pill <i>(from Fr. quinine)i>
ikinogo (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
hole in ground
ikinure (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
fat meat <i>(usually used in pl.)i>
ikinōmo (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
hoof
ikinōno (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
hoof
ikiragi (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. deaf and dumb person <i>(esp. dumb)i>, 2. mute person
ikirago (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
mat <i>(kind used for sleeping)i>
ikiraka (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
a job, small contracted work
ikirare (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
forsaken field
ikiraro (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
bridge
ikiraya (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
white potato
ikirema (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
person born crippled
ikiremo (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
patch
ikirere (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
banana leaves
ikireta (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
bedspread
ikirezi (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
necklace
ikirohe (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
dirt in water, anything that falls in water
ikirori (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. festival day, 2. event, 3. celebration
ikirāto (ibi-)