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Used as an expression of pain or distress.‘prices are going through the roof—eina!’
nounmass nounSouth African
Pain or trouble.‘first aid without the eina’
Afrikaans, perhaps from Khoikhoi llé, interjection expressing pain, + llná, interjection expressing surprise, or perhaps from a nasalized pronunciation of Nama interjection llei.
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