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Ashes - Nkuma.

Ashes is an English word meaning "Nkuma." in Xitsonga. Item has no rating. Help improve content quality by rating below.

Definition of ashes
- Ashes \Ash"es\, n. pl. [OE. asche, aske, AS. asce, [ae]sce, axe; akin to OHG. asca, G. asche, D. asch, Icel. & Sw. aska, Dan. aske, Goth. azgo.]
- The earthy or mineral particles of combustible substances remaining after combustion, as of wood or coal. [1913 Webster]
- Specifically: The remains of the human body when burnt, or when ``returned to dust'' by natural decay. [1913 Webster] Their martyred blood and ashes sow. --Milton. [1913 Webster] The coffins were broken open. The ashes were scattered to the winds. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
- The color of ashes; deathlike paleness. [1913 Webster] The lip of ashes, and the cheek of flame. --Byron. [1913 Webster] {In dust and ashes}, {In sackcloth and ashes}, with humble expression of grief or repentance; -- from the method of mourning in Eastern lands. {Volcanic ashes}, or {Volcanic ash}, the loose, earthy matter, or small fragments of stone or lava, ejected by volcanoes. [1913 Webster]
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