Contionary:afka

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Qino

Alternative forms

  • اڢک (Western Arabic script)
  • أفك (Eastern Arabic script)
  • አፍከ (Ge'ez script)

Etymology

Proto-Cushitic *af (Somali af, Afar af, Oromo afaan). Cognate to Proto-Semitic *pay, which gave rise to Arabic فَم (famm), Hebrew פֶּה‏ (pé), Aramaic פּוּמָא‏ (pūmā), Ethio-Semitic አፍ (af).

Pronunciation

(Qino) IPA: /ˈafka/ [ʔáfka]

Noun

afka m., sg. (plural afaani, afeeya)

  1. mouth
    Fakane afkas
    With an open mouth
  2. language
    Ka Qino afka
    The Qino language

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