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

mass nounSouth African
  • 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/