Definitions

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  • noun South Africa Sour milk.

Etymologies

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From Zulu amasi.

Examples

  • Thus all her instincts always told her that though she had no cattle to lend, yet she had to find the means to ensure that all those in need and therefore part of her had their own small herd to acquire the calves, to have milk to feed the children, to have amasi to feed the adults, and in time to have a beast or two to slaughter in prayer to the ancestors.

    Oration of the President of The African National Congress, Thabo Mbeki, at the funeral of Adelaide Tambo

  • He said, "The one chap is saying, 'How is it that in this white area, you have got these bottles of milk lying there, obviously to make [amasi]' And the other one said, 'Yes, we better find out about it.'"

    Wolfie Kodesh

  • He opened the corn baskets and the calabash of _amasi_, and made a fairly good meal.

    The Sign of the Spider

  • My servant there will get you some _tywala_ (Kaffir beer) -- I mean some _amasi_ (curdled milk) at once, and I will have a calf killed for breakfast. "

    The Ghost Kings

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