Translation of uhlamvu in English:

uhlamvu

monosyllabic word

noun (class 11, plural izinhlamvu)

  • 1

    Language
    monosyllabic word
    single word
    syllable
    ‘EsiNgisini nasesiBhunwini ziningi izinhlamvu eziphethe ongwaqa abalandelanayo njengakulezi zibonelo: brush, spoon, lamp, njl’ In English and Afrikaans there are many monosyllabic words that contain successive consonants: brush, spoon, lamp, etc
  • 2

    coin
    ‘Ufaka uhlamvu lwemali engamasenti ama-5 enkomishini engenalutho’ He puts a five-cent coin in the empty cup
  • 3

    seed
    grain
    ‘Kusasa, lithi lishona kube kungasekho nolulodwa uhlamvu lwebele olusele ensimini’ Tomorrow, when the sun sets, there will not be a single grain of corn left on the farmlands