Akoose–English Dictionary


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âbwɛɛn-ɛnv1pass with, go along withAbwɛɛ́né bə́ á nzii embáá.He walked with them via the main road.2empathize
âbwɛɛn ámīnv.phrejoice; congratulate (by knocking palms (of hands) together)Bébwɛɛne ámīn áyə̄le echáa.They rejoiced about the birth.Cf.âtɔ́m
âbwɛlvfetch, carry waterKɛ̌ ébwɛl mendíb á pɔ́mbe.Go and carry water from the tap.Syn.âbwəŋ 1âbwɛle
âbwɛle-e vfetch forǍbwɛlé sóo mendíb ngen pɔ́g.He will get us water once.
ábwɛle mînadv.lover, above... kə́ə́ŋ átyémmɛ́ á bwɛle-mîn.... until it stood over it.
âbwɛnled-ledSpell.var.âbwɛlledvdrink a lot, use a lotSébwɛnlédé ayɛn híin.We drank a lot of palm wine.
âbwə́g mebúbóŋvask for (in kneeling position)Awedɛ́ modɛ ambwə́g mebúbóŋ áʼsō wê Yésuɛ.That particular man knelt down before Jesus (to ask for something).
âbwəŋv1fetch, bringBwə̌ŋ mendíb/eʼtɔm.Bring some water/plantain.Syn.âbwɛl2scoop up; pick up
âbwídDial.var.ofâbíd
âbwiined-nedvcome throughSyn.âbwɛâpoŋ1 1
abwɔgmebwɔgn5/61concave area, hollow area2nest where hens lay eggsAbwɔg á kúb.Hatching place.3waist of animalAbwɔg á nguu.Place where bladder of pig is positioned.Syn.echǔ 24place where mushrooms are found
abwɔ́gmebwɔ́gn5/6place, a particular placeEpané abwɔ́g á hóm ádé ńlébpé wɛ hyǒn.You missed the particular place where I sent you for firewood.abwɔ́g dé ebó
ábwɔ̄gadv.timmediately
âbwɔg1v1supportSêbwɔgé echɛd ndáb áyə̄le ekudkud.We supported our house against the rainstorm.2stakeSɛ́ Nzumɛ́ abwɔgé etɔm.Mr Nzume has staked a plantain.3protect supernaturallyMod ngaŋ abwɔgé echi ndáb.The medicine man has protected his house from evil.4spellbind5cause to stand stillâbwɔgɛnâbwɔgnedâbwɔgnɛnmbwɔg3
âbwɔg21vbeginAmaá nsɔ́n abwɔg wɛ̂ álōŋgē ndáb.He has already begun work on building a house.2v.auxbeginBwɔ̌g akɛ ásō.Begin to go ahead.3vstart growing
âbwɔ́gvarrange (fire stones)Abwɔ́gé mésûd á kísim.She arranged the fireplace stones in the kitchen.âbwɔ́ge
ábwɔ̄g ábwɔ̄gadv.timmediately, instantly, at the same timeÁbwɔ̄g ábwɔ̄g ńhīdɛ̄ ásē.At the same time I got up.
abwɔ́g dé ebón5place for treatment
abwɔ́g dé mebúbóŋn5kneeling position
âbwɔge-ev1tighten2fastenAbwɔgké nsəl mé esyɔge.He fastened the edge of the basket.3hold down, pin down, subdueHɛ̂ kúlɛ ábwɔ́gké ngəə á ndɔɔb-tê ne eʼkɔbted abog.Then the tortoise pinned the leopard to the ground with nine hooks.4nurse plants; start off plantsAbwɔgké mpagɛ ń kɔfí.He started off coffee plants.Kaké éche ḿbwɔ́gké ékágé.The cocoa which he planted has germinated.
âbwɔ́ge-evset out, beginPóndé ehéé nyɛ́bwɔ̄gɛ̄ɛ̄?When will you set out?Sêbwɔ́gké esú.We began to go back.
âbwɔgɛn-ɛnv1pin down with2sit on, hatch (of hen)
âbwɔ́g mebúbóŋvkneel downMbwɔ́gé mebúbóŋ meé élagsɛn me.Please forgive me. / I plead forgiveness.Cf.âkɔ́g mebúbóŋ
âbwɔgned-nedvhold down with
âbwɔgnɛn-nɛnv1hold firmlyBwɔgnɛ́n mbód nló á ndɔɔb-tê.Hold the head of the goat on the ground.2sit on eggsKúb ebwɔgnɛ́né mekii.The hen sat on her eggs.