Akoose–English Dictionary


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abaá1aːn11honeyBwɛl bê éʼwóó abaá á yə̌l.That tree has honey on it.2resin3sticky substance, produced by choóchogɛ
abaá2aːbɛbaán1/2small harmless insect (also produces honey)
abaá3aːmebaán5/61kind of vine2ropeabaá mbódɛ
âbaaɒː-evsewAmbaá mbɔ́té.He sewed a shirt.Abaŋgɛʼ mesîn.He is sewing with a sewing machine.
âbáadɒː-edvfrighten, scareAbáŋté mə́ á ahín-tê.He frightened him in the bush.
abaa dé mbébn5wickednessAne mod awóó abaa dé mbéb.That man is wicked. Lit.: That man has a bad liver.
abaá mbódɛaːn1rope for tying goats
âbáan1ɒː-ɛnv1be afraid2fear each other; respect each otherÁbé bad bébɛ bébâŋnɛʼ.Those two people fear each other. / They have mutual respect.
âbáan2ɒːnvrefuse somebody somethingAbáŋné me echi ndyééd.He refused to give me his food. / He was hiding the food from me.Bɛ́bāān mə́ ndyééd.They will refuse him food.
ábabposstheir; possessive pronoun third person plural, precedes nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19ábab bǎn,their children.ábab beken,their guests.
âbabv1peepAbabé epɔn é ndáb.He peeped through the hole in the house.2stalkAbabɛʼ mwǎləəŋ.He is stalking slowly.
âbábvwarm upSêbábé ekwan.We warmed up the ekwan.Syn.âwógeâbábed
âbábed-edvwarm somethingAmbábéd mekáá á muú.He warmed his hands by the fire.
abadmebadn5/61cloth2clothes, wrapper3curtain
âbádvaddAbádé kón áhed ámpē.He added more beans there.âbád áteâbáde1âbádɛnâbádnɛnmbádag
âbád átev.phrepeat
âbáde1-ev1add forBádé me chǒm ámīn.Add something for me.2glue, attach, pasteAbádté ediídiŋge á eʼsɛ́d éʼ ndáb.He pasted the picture on the wall of the house.3arrive secondAbádté nyam.He is the second to arrive at the hunted animal.
âbáde2-ev.auxbegin, be about toAwûmsɛn ábádté amaa.The holiday is about to end.
âbádɛn-ɛn1vadd to2vadd with3v.adjbe stuck with4vcome nextBádɛ́n mé ámbīd boŋ désɔ̂l asɔ́l ahɔ́g.Stand behind me so that we can enter together.
âbádnɛn-nɛnvinsist
âbagv1butcher2slaughterCf.eʼbɛ éʼ nyam
âbáged-edvverify, ascertainBágéd échê ehɔ́b bwâmbwam, baŋ ébɛl ké chéé éche éwémtɛ́né.Make sure about the conversation so that you know what to do.
âbagned-nedvto be givenCf.âbɛ
âbálv1lendAbálé mə́ mɔné.He lent him money.2borrowebálé