ǂxãĩ-b (peace) in !Ora (South Africa)
"ǂxãĩ-b" (peace, to be peaceful) or "!nó" or "!nō" (to be quiet, silent) in !Ora, an extinct South African language. It is one of three branches of the Southern African Khoisan languages. Two main varieties have been distinguished: the first includes the extinct South African languages !Ora and Gri.
Proto-Khoekhoe—"ǂxĩ" (peace, to be peaceful), "ǂxoa" (to criticize obliquely), "!ae" (to calm, quieten down), "ǁʔu" (to be calm, at ease, undisturbed)—South Africa.
Nama—"ǂkhî" or "ǂkhîsa" (satisfied, contented), "ǂkhî-b" (peace); "ǂkî" (to be contented / zufrieden sein), "ǂkhoa" (to criticize), "ǂkhoa!nâ" (to mediate in (matter), "!gae" or"!gē"; "!gae" (to calm, quieten down), "ǁū" (to be calm, at ease, undisturbed)—South Africa.
!Ora—"ǂxãĩ-b" (peace, to be peaceful), "!nó" or "!nō" (to be quiet, silent), "!ae" "to calm, quieten down / "warten"), "ǁʔú" (to be calm, at ease, undisturbed, "müde sein") —South Africa.
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