explain, interpret

The Greek that is translated as “interpreted” or “explained” is translated as “kulumbununa” — “to take-apart-a-pile” in Chokwe. “‘Kulumba’ is ‘to stack up in a pile’, ‘to pile up’, and ‘to unstack or take from a pile’ is ‘kulumbununa.’ But this is the word they use for explaining or expounding a subject, and how expressive it is. One who can expound is one who can take the great unordered pile of any truth and ‘unpile’ it, take it apart piece by piece, laying it out in order so that it can be understood.” (Source: D. B. Long in The Bible Translator 1952, p. 87ff.)