Dya - Eat V.

Dya is a Xitsonga word meaning "Eat" in English.

Oxford definition
Eat —v. (past ate; past part. Eaten.
- A take into the mouth, chew, and swallow (food). B consume food; take a meal. C devour (eaten by a lion).
- (foll. By away, at, into) a destroy gradually, esp. By corrosion, disease, etc. B begin to consume or diminish (resources etc.).

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Proverbs - Xinyenyana xo hubuta xi dya swivungu swo nona — An early bird catches the fattest worms
Proverbs - Ku dya ngopfu a hi ku hlula ndlala — Eating too is not to defeat hunger
Idioms - Ku dya marhambu ya nhloko — To eat bones of the head
Proverbs - Mbuti yi dya laha yi nga bohiwa kona — A goat eats where it is tied
Phrases - Ndzi dya vuswa — I am eating pap

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