Definitions starting with H

ID #2026

head (is) hard

[Gul. idem (Gonzales 1924:9); also Guy.; an African calque; cf, Twi tiri muden, Igbo isike, both (lit, head hard) stubborn (Bick-ford 1976:167)] phr. to be stubbornly disobedient. cf. HARD HEAD (Gen.)

958. hard-head

959. hard-head

Tags: anatomy, calque, phrase

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Last update: 2010-10-03 23:04
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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