Nhamo (being in need, lacking) zvinoreva kushayiwa chouviri kana chiraramiso.

Kurerutsa MutauroEdit

  • Kutama (being in need, lacking) apa kureva kushayiwa kana kuva mushayi.
  • .....nyama yangu yaonda nokutama mafuta: and my flesh is feeble from lack of fat. (Psalm 109:24, Bhaibheri reChiNdau).
  • Zvinoita sokuti zwi rokuti nhamo rine chiito chokuti kutama.
  • Pamweni vanozotamika vashanu kuita makumi mashanu evakarurama, unozoparadza dhorobha reshe here ngokutamika kwevashanu? What if the number of the righteous is five less than fifty? Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five people?(Genesis 18:28 Bhaibheri reChiNdau).

TsumoEdit

  • Nhamo haizivi pakagara imwe. A misfortune does not avoid another one.
  • Nhamo haityi imwe. A misfortune is not afraid of another one.
  • Nhamo urimbo inonamira. Misery is like bird-lime; it sticks (to men).
  • Nhamo ine dzimba dzayo. Misery haunts its (chosen) families.
  • Nhamo hadziiti mbiri. Misfortunes never come in twos.
  • Njodzi hadziiti mbiri. Danger never comes in twos.

Mitauro yeBantuEdit

  • VaVenda vanoti -tama (v. wish, crave, desire, eager, keen, envy, prefer).
  • VaBemba vanoti bula (lack) kureva kushaiwa.
  • VaDigo vanoti mbulwa kana mbulisi (a devoid of something; a person who lacks something) kureva munhu anoshayiwa chimwe chinhu. Ko panonzi mupurwa wemunhu?
  • VaDigo vanoti mbula mano kana mbulwa mano (death of a person lacking ideas or intelligence) kureva kushayiwa mano.