Akoose–English Dictionary


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achág dé nlómechág mé nlóDial.var.achad dé nlón5/6back of the head
achag dé nsɔ́nn5calling people together to work, communal workAchag dé nsɔ́n átómé áte bɔb.The group work (from which everybody benfits) has become too frequent.
âchaged-edvwelcome as guest
âcháged1-edvcause to hang
âcháged2-edv1reserve for, ask to be kept in reserve; make arrangementsNkálɛɛ achágté mǐm wê Nziɛ́.Nkale reserved wine at Nzieh’s.Achágté aŋgáké á mǐm áyə̄le mpined ḿme ńdé chii.He made arrangements for a jug of wine for the wake keeping which is today.2entertain (with food)
achakasálɛ́ɛn1siamweedChromolaena odorata
âchámvcook; prepare foodAchámé mbaaŋgé.She cooked cocoyams.âchámeâchámɛnâchámnednchám a ndyééd
âcháme-evcook forAchámmé wɛ ndyééd.She has cooked food for you.
âchámɛn-ɛnvcook withNchámné nsoke kón é nkáálé.I cooked beans with rice.
âchámned-nedv1cook for2cook with (spice, etc.)Téd ábé bepakɛɛ, échâmned nken ndyééd.Take that dried fish and cook some food for the guest.
âchanvbuyâchane
âchane-evbuy forChané mə́ ḿmên metámbé.Buy him those shoes.
achaŋmechaŋn5/61general name for plants like pineapple2lily; plant used for medical purposesAnanas sativusachaŋ á koŋgeachaŋ á mod aséachaŋ á nyanyagachaŋ dé eʼkánékánachaŋ dé esembeachaŋ dékumagachaŋ dé nkumɛ
âcháŋv1plead, beg, ask forSêcháá bán élagsɛn sé.We beg you to excuse us.Cháŋ nkamlɛn ńsudted wɛ nkɔgsɛn.Plead with the chief to reduce your punishment.Cháŋ mɔ́ ábɛ wɛ awíndé.Beg him to give you a pencil.Acháá mə́ áhyɛ mə́ á nsɔ́n.He begged him to come to work.2apologizemecháŋgé
achaŋ á koŋgen5leaves used as medicine on bullet wounds
achaŋ á mod asén5thorny, strong scented leaves (used in asâb and in protective medicine against poison)medicinal plant of the dead
achaŋ á ngən5medicinal plant, poisonous
achaŋ á nyanyagn5kind of plant (used in edim medicine for childhood sickness, e.g. ŋke dyobe)
achaŋ dé eʼkánékánn51dodder, parasite grown by putting them on other plantsCuscuta australisSyn.achaŋ dé nkumɛahaŋ3 12medicinal plant used after miraculous escape
achaŋ dé esembemechaŋ mé eʼsemben5/61pineappleAnanas comosusÁdén achaŋ ányinɛʼ híin.This pineapple is very sweet.Achaŋ áde déyəgɛ áwinte mod mesoŋ.An unripe pineapple puts oneʼs teeth on edge.2young cone (of palm tree)
achaŋ dékumagn5kind of leaves, striped, used to treat ngume swellings
achaŋ dé nkumɛn5dodderCuscuta australisSyn.achaŋ dé eʼkánékán 1ahaŋ3 1
achebmechebDial.var.acheebn5/6bell (for dog in hunting)Hɛ́ mbwɛ́ acheeb á nkə́ŋ.Put the bell on the dog.
âchebvsharpenNchebɛ páá.I am sharpening a cutlass.
achebɛ́bɛchebɛ́n1/2tree, seeds from fallen fruits used as groundnut substituteMagnistipula tessmannii