Used as an expression of pain or distress.
- ‘prices are going through the roof—eina!’
nounmass nounSouth African
Pain or trouble.
- ‘first aid without the eina’
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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