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Etymology 1

Possibly from Latin manus, From Proto-Italic *manus, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂-r̥ ~ *mh₂-én-. Numeral sense based on a numeral system often found in Australian Aboriginal languages.[1]



  1. hand
  2. physical labor



  1. five; 5


mani (transitive)

  1. to help


Conjugation of mani (transitive)
Realis Irrealis
Declarative Negative Immediate Emphatic Emphatic negative Imperative Optative Desiderative Jussive Interrogative
First person (singular) mi mani mi mani nye eleka mi mani mi mani mita mi mani mita nye - - mi muhe mani - mi mani dala
First person (plural) mimi mani mimi mani nye eleka mimi mani mimi mani mita mimi mani mita nye - - mimi muhe mani - mimi mani dala
Second person (singular) yo mani yo mani nye eleka yo mani yo mani mita yo mani mita nye mani yo mani yo muhe mani - ye mani dala*
Second person (plural) yoyo mani yoyo mani nye eleka yoyo mani yoyo mani mita yoyo mani mita nye mani yoyo mani yoyo muhe mani - yeye mani dala*
Third person mani mani nye eleka mani mani mita mani mita nye - mani muhe mani mani mani dala
  • *Absolutive pronouns ye/yeye must be used in interrogative mood.