Origin of the name DUMISA.
the name DUMISA.
Meaning of the baby name DUMISA.
Zulu. From the vocabulary word dumisa, meaning "extol,
revere, honour, worship, thunder, venerate, reverence." (A Kafir-English Dictionary of the
Language, Perrin, 1855). Also see Dumisani.
"A few weeks since I spent
a night at the great kraal of Dumisa, a powerful old chief,
twenty miles inland from here, who is said to have obtained his power by
his prowess as a hunter, in the days when elephants and lions were the
terror of the people..." (Missionary Herald, at Home and Abroad,
DUMISA, caus. fr. 1. To
make or cause a noise or sound; to become very loud or noisy, as of loud
thundering;—2. To honor; to speak highly of; to speak with much
respect of, as: wa m dumisa umlungu wake, i.e.: he spoke much in
praise of his civilized master;—3.
To recite the honors or praises of others, especially of people of
former ages. (A Zulu-Kafir
Dictionary, Döhne, 1857).