Uma pamba

Meaning: To die

Origin: Unknown


Use: Mercy ali uma pamba = Mercy died

Period: Mid 2000

Synonyms: Manyuria Ukata

Pronounciation: (Verb) [ ooma-pa-mba ]

Relate: Maisha

Variations: -

History: This idiom is derived from the description of a dead body's final state wherein swabs of cotton are usually placed in the ears, nose and mouth. The idiom refers to the cotton wool that is placed inside the dead person's mouth. (This practice is not that common any more)

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