Akoose–English Dictionary


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âbyémvto flowermbyêm
âbyɛ́ɛn1-ɛnvto be knownAbyɛ́ɛ́né ne bad híin.He is known by many people.
âbyɛ́ɛn2-ɛnvbecome soft forNchámɛʼ, éebyɛ́ɛ́ne me.I am cooking, it doesn’t become soft.
âbyɔnlɛn-lɛnv.adjbe weak; be exhaustedAbyɔnlɛ́né.He is weak.Píinyə̌ ebyɔnlɛ́né wê békétyemmé mə́ áte.
âcháaVar.ofâchyáaeʼcháafilial love
áchāādaːSpell.var.áchād1adv.lover there2aroundáchād híníí,around there.
âcháad-edv1be bornNcháádté á Nyɛ́səsé.I was born at Nyasoso.2deliver childNyaŋgú dógtɛɛ ádíī mod awě acháádɛʼ bebaád.The nurse is a person who delivers babies.The nurse is a person who delivers women.
âchábv.adj1be far2be tallAchábé.He is tall.3be long; have something longNɛ́ɛ achábé mebíi.My mother has long breasts.âchábted
âchab ámīnv.adj.phbe highNdáb echabé ámīn.The house is high.eʼchab
âcháb ásēv.adj.phbe deep
âchabe-evcross over waterBad béchabe edíb ákɛ á ahín.People cross the river to go to the bush.
âchabed-edvlengthenAchabté ebúm áte.He made the mat long.
âchabned-ned1v.adjbe high upMesáá méchábnédé á bwɛl-mîn.The plums are high up in the tree.2v.adjbe far, be at a distanceBwɛl bê éʼchábnédé.That tree is far away.Chabnéd kɔfí áte.Space out the coffee trees.3v.auxbe farAchabnédé melám ahɛ́ á ahín-tê.He put his traps far in the bush.
âchábted-tedvextend, lengthen
achádmechádn51yieldÁdê achád ábóó ḿmên mwɛ̌ bwâmbwam.The yield is very good this year.2offspring (derogatory)Achád áde Kɔmɛ́ atagté me.Kome’s children are a problem to me.3childbirthachád á nzib
áchadadv.ldirection indicated by pointing with hand
áchādSpell.var.ofáchāād
âchádvdeliver (a child)Mmwaád ambáá achádé mmwaád.The midwife delivered the woman of her baby.Achád álɛ́llédé mə́ áte.She has problems bearing children.
achád á nzibn5birth of nzib antelope (spaced out birth, only bearing again after a few years)
âchadtɛn-tɛn1vforgetNchadtɛ́né mə́ dǐn.I forgot his name.2v.auxforgetAchatɛ́né ahyɛ á nsɔ́n.He forgot to come to work.âchadtɛn yə̌l áte
âchadtɛn yə̌l átev.expbe forgetful
achágmechágn5/6back of the head, occiputachág dé nló
âchagv1invite2callChǎg baányoŋ nsɔ́n.Invite the people for work.Cf.nchágedachag dé nsɔ́nâchagedechagnedncháged
âchágv1hang2get stuckAchágé ébwɔ̄g.He is stuck outside.