Definition of eina in English:

eina

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Pronunciation: /ˈeɪnɑː
 
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South African

exclamation

  • Used as an expression of pain or distress: prices are going through the roof—eina!

noun

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  • 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.

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