"Mkono wa birika"

Translation:Miser

April 7, 2018

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Would anybody happen to know what the literal translation of these words is? The best that I can forge is "Arm of bridge", but I'd be lying if I claimed to see the connection.

April 7, 2018

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A birika is a metal vessel for water, like a kettle, etc. Maybe it's some kind of metaphore connected to controlling the amount something pours out?

April 9, 2018

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So a miser is a 'jug handle'. How would you say "jug handle" in Swahili?

June 16, 2018
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