epiti, impitiShow more Also epiti, impiti, ipiete, ipite, iputi, peetie, peté, piti, pootie.
Zulu, XhosaShow more Zulu iphithi, Xhosa iphuthi.
The blue duiker (see duiker sense 1 b), Philantomba monticola. Also attributive.
1836R.M. MartinHist. of S. Afr. 138They display considerable taste in the arrangement of their dress, particularly for the head, which is covered by a turban made of the skin of the ‘ipiete’, a species of antelope.
1870C. HamiltonLife & Sport in S.-E. Afr. 67We made a permanent stand for a few days to hunt ipiti buck, the smallest of all South African antelopes.
1878T.J. LucasCamp Life & Sport 101Immediately around Pietermaritzburg the game is comparatively scarce, consisting principally of the small Ipite Bok, a graceful little antelope.
1879R.J. AtcherleyTrip to Boërland 26There is little shooting to be obtained near Durban, except in the shape of birds and small buck...I shot a few small buck known as impiti,..not much larger than a hare, and of a mouse-grey colour, with short spiked horns.
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