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With singular and plural concord. In traditional Nguni societies: the council or inner circle of advisers of a chief or other eminent person; the members of this council, regarded collectively. Also: (in singular) a member of such a council, a trusted and influential adviser (rare).
Mid 19th century. From Xhosa amaphakathi, plural from ama- plural class prefix + -phakathi.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.