A Hausa-English Dictionary by Paul Newman

By Paul Newman

This up to date quantity, the 1st Hausa-English dictionary released in 1 / 4 of a century, is written with language freshmen and functional clients in brain. With over 10,000 entries, it basically covers general Nigerian Hausa but in addition contains quite a few types from Niger and different dialect components of Nigeria.

The dictionary comprises new Hausa terminology for items, occasions, and actions of the fashionable international. Its definitions exhibit using Hausa phrases in context, and specific recognition is paid to idioms, figurative meanings, and certain usages. As a consultant to pronunciation, headwords and illustrative sentences are totally marked for tone and vowel size. The publication adopts a different method of the presentation of verb types that clarifies lexical relationships and their right usage.


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See Moccasins). Lasso, a lariat, a rope with a loop at one end, in use among the cowboys for catching wild horses and cattle. Also used as a verb. Last Best West, a favourite term for describing a new district beyond which one must not dream of anything better. Launder, to wash and iron. Laundered, the condition of clothes and linen newly-arrived from the laundry. Lean-to, an outhouse attached to the main structure, usually a back-kitchen or a wood-shed. Legislative Assembly, the official name of the parliaments of the provinces, except those of Quebec and Nova Scotia, which are officially known as Legislative Councils.

Grain elevator, the high, towering erection for the storage of grain seen near most of the railway stations in the wheat-growing provinces. The largest elevator in the world Is that of the Canadian Northern Railway Company at Port Arthur, Ontario, with a capacity of 7,500,000 bushels. Graingrower, a person growing grain exclusively, and usually extensively. Granite State, New Hampshire. Grass widow, a married woman whose husband is absent. Grass widower is also used in reference to the husband when the wife Is absent on duty or on a holiday.

Hudson's Bay Company, pioneer fur traders of Canada with great territorial possessions and now becoming famous as proprietors of large departmental stores. Hudsonlan, relating to Henry Hudson, the discoverer, or the bay which bears his name, or the Hudson Bay Company. " To make a. business bum is to stir it up and keep it bounding on successfully. " Hump, move, get along. Hump yourself, get out, or get on your journey. Hunch, a premonition, a presentiment, or an instinctive feeling for which one can give no reason.

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