Ukuhunyushwa kwe -zele e IsiNgisi

-zele

gave birth

isenzo

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    gave birth
    bore
    fathered
    begot
    ‘Udadewethu naye uzele izingane ezine’ My sister also gave birth to four children
    ‘UMpande uzele uCetshwayo, uzele uHamu, uzele uZiwedu’ Mpande fathered Cetshwayo, he fathered Hamu, and he fathered Ziwedu

Origin

< -zala

Usage

In most cases, the verb "-zele" is the stative form of "-zala" (give birth; to father). Infrequently, it can also be the past form of the applied verb "-zela" (come for).