Definition of eina in English:

eina

exclamation

South African
  • Used as an expression of pain or distress:

    ‘prices are going through the roof—eina!’

noun

South African
  • [mass noun] Pain or trouble:

    ‘first aid without the eina’

Origin

Afrikaans, perhaps from Khoikhoi llé, interjection expressing pain, + llná, interjection expressing surprise, or perhaps from a nasalized pronunciation of Nama interjection llei.

Pronunciation

eina

/ˈeɪnɑː/