Akoose–English Dictionary


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âbúlv1enter head first2run into3escape, flee, run awayAne mod abúlé á ahín-tê.The man fled into the bush.Awí mwaád abúlé.His wife ran away.âbúled
âbule áte-ev.phshake in dancingBebaád bébunle áte á mesáke.The women are shaking in the dance.
âbúled-edvcause to enter, force into, push intoBúléd nló á ekob é móto boŋ ényên chǒm éche édé á mǒto-te.Put your head inside the vehicle and you will see what is inside the car.
abum1mebumn5/61stomach; abdomen; bellyAbum áwag mə́ áte.His stomach hurts.2seat of emotion, thinking, etcNlém ḿbóŋ mə́ á abum.She is happy.Awóó eʼkul á abum.He has a lot of tricksabum á ndábabum dé ekone
abum2n5cut (in tree to make it fall in a certain direction)Hɛ́ bə́ abum bwâam.Make a good cut.
abum á ndábmebum mé ndábn5/6family, family group descended from the same father, larger than pwɔ́g e ndáb, smaller than túmbéCf.atúmbéetúmbe2ndábpwɔ́g e ndábtúmbé
abum dé ekonemebum mé ekonen5/6side of hill
âbúmɛn-ɛnvcover oneself withAbúmné ebúmé.She used an umbrella to cover herself.Cf.ebúmé
âbunv1scramble for something2fight for somethingAbune ahín.He is fighting for the land.
âbúnedvbe concerned
abuun.mod51much2manyAbuu á bad áte də̂ ákə́ə́ boŋ ábáá bad.It was because of the many people that he was afraid.3muchness
abúúmebúún5/61faeces, excrement, dung, diarrhoeaAbúú á nyag dén.This is cow dung.2punishment, curseAbúú á mwǎnkum áwag.The curse/punishment of Mwankum is terrible.mbon e abúú
âbuuv.auxbe much, have muchabuueʼbuu
âbwáaaːvhold (a child), carry with two handsâbwáadâbwáaned
âbwáadaː-edvcause to hold (a child), cause to carry with two handsBwáád mə́ mwǎn á mekáá.Let him carry the child in his arms for her.
âbwaam ásēaːDial.var.âbaam ásēv.phcower down; bend down (usually in fear)
âbwáanedaː-nedvhold (a child for); hold forAbwáánédé mə́ mwǎn.He held the child for her.
âbwábed-edvstrollAbwâbte mekuu á dyad-tê.He is strolling in the town.
âbwágvroam, stroll, take a short walk, pass throughAbwágé á eʼkone-tê, ákwɛltáád yə̌l meláá.He roamed on the hills and wounded his body with stones.Bebaád bébwág me á nzag-tê.Women are passing through my farm.Abwágáá mə́ á nzag-tê, ánané kém.He was strolling in the farm and chased the monkeys.Cf.ebwágɛ́bwákéâbwágeâbwágedâbwágɛnmebwágéd
âbwáge-evstroll for
âbwáged-edvmake to walk aroundMeléedɛ abwágtɛ bɛ̌ndem áte aá bébɔnɛ mepab.The teacher is making the students to move to and fro to pick up papers.
âbwágɛn-ɛnvstroll withAbwágné mwǎn á dyad-tê.He strolled with the child in the town.
âbwédv.auxmanageHéé ábwédé âpɛ hɛ́n?Where did he manage to pass to get here?
âbwémv1throwBwém kálag ébwɔ̄g.Throw the book outside.2shootBwém nkumbé.Shoot the gun.
âbwɛFutNeg.êebwaáImpf.abwagPerf.abwedévpass, pass along, come throughAbwedé á epɔn é nzii.He passed along the foot path.Syn.âbwiinedâpoŋ1 1âbwɛɛnâbwɛɛn ámīn