Mwana wegomba inhimbanapasi sehwevera.

Word definitions

gomba: adulterer – lover of a married woman
nhimbanapasi: This term can be translated as ‘dig (timba) from below’
hwevera: cutworm


An illegitimate child is like a cutworm.


A cutworm destroys young plants by eating the stems near or just below the soil surface, eventually cutting them down. The term nhimbanapasi can be translated as ‘dig (timba) from below,’ and it brings out the manner and destruction of a cutworm.


Illegitimate children might assimilate well into a family but generally end up causing all kinds of problems.