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Mbyana - Dog

Mbyana is a Xitsonga word meaning "Dog" in English. Item has no rating. Help improve content quality by rating below.


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- Dog n
- A member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night" [syn: {domestic dog}, {Canis familiaris}]
- A dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman; "she got a reputation as a frump"; "she's a real dog" [syn: {frump}]
- Informal term for a man; "you lucky dog"
- Someone who is morally reprehensible; "you dirty dog" [syn: {cad}, {bounder}, {blackguard}, {hound}, {heel}]
- A smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll [syn: {frank}, {frankfurter}, {hotdog}, {hot dog}, {wiener}, {wienerwurst}, {weenie}]
- A hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward [syn: {pawl}, {detent}, {click}]
- Metal supports for logs in a fireplace; "the andirons were too hot to touch" [syn: {andiron}, {firedog}, {dog-iron}] v : go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit" [syn: {chase}, {chase after}, {trail}, {tail}, {tag}, {give chase}, {go after}, {track}] [also: {dogging}, {dogged}]
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Proverbs - Mbyana yo vukula a yi lumi — A barking dog does not bite
Proverbs - Nyuku wa mbyana wu helela evoyeni — The sweat of a dog finishes in it's fur.
Proverbs - Mbyana leyi hanyaka yi tlula nghala leyi feke — A living dog is better than a dead lion
Proverbs - Mbyana loko yi lava ku ku luma ya n'wayitela — A dog smiles when it intends to bite you

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