abaá 1 a ː 1 honey Bwɛl bê éʼwóó abaá á yə̌l. That tree has honey on it. 2 resin 3 sticky substance, produced by choóchogɛ
abaá 2 a ː bɛbaá small harmless insect (also produces honey)
abaá 3 a ː mebaá 1 kind of vine 2 rope abaá mbódɛ
âbaa ɒː -e sew Ambaá mbɔ́té. He sewed a shirt. Abaŋgɛʼ mesîn. He is sewing with a sewing machine.
âbáad ɒː -ed frighten, scare Abáŋté mə́ á ahín-tê. He frightened him in the bush.
abaa dé mbéb aː wickedness Ane mod awóó abaa dé mbéb. That man is wicked. Lit.: That man has a bad liver.
abaá mbódɛ a ː rope for tying goats
âbáan 1 ɒː -ɛn 1 be afraid 2 fear each other; respect each other Ábé bad bébɛ bébâŋnɛʼ. Those two people fear each other. / They have mutual respect.
âbáan 2 ɒː -ɛ n refuse somebody something Abáŋné 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.
ábab their; possessive pronoun third person plural, precedes nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19 ábab bǎn, their children. ábab beken, their guests.
âbab 1 peep Ababé epɔn é ndáb. He peeped through the hole in the house. 2 stalk Ababɛʼ mwǎləəŋ. He is stalking slowly.
âbáb warm up Sêbábé ekwan. We warmed up the ekwan. Syn. âwóge âbábed
âbábed -ed warm something Ambábéd mekáá á muú. He warmed his hands by the fire.
abad mebad 1 cloth 2 clothes, wrapper 3 curtain
âbád add Abádé kón áhed ámpē. He added more beans there. âbád áte âbáde 1 âbádɛn âbádnɛn mbádag
âbáde 1 -e 1 add for Bádé me chǒm ámīn. Add something for me. 2 glue, attach, paste Abádté ediídiŋge á eʼsɛ́d éʼ ndáb. He pasted the picture on the wall of the house. 3 arrive second Abádté nyam. He is the second to arrive at the hunted animal.
âbáde 2 -e begin, be about to Awûmsɛn ábádté amaa. The holiday is about to end.
âbádɛn -ɛn 1 v add to 2 v add with 3 v.adj be stuck with 4 v come next Bádɛ́n mé ámbīd boŋ désɔ̂l asɔ́l ahɔ́g. Stand behind me so that we can enter together.
âbag 1 butcher 2 slaughter Cf. eʼbɛ éʼ nyam
âbáged -ed verify, ascertain Bágéd échê ehɔ́b bwâmbwam, baŋ ébɛl ké chéé éche éwémtɛ́né. Make sure about the conversation so that you know what to do.
âbagned -ned to be given Cf. âbɛ
âbál 1 lend Abálé mə́ mɔné. He lent him money. 2 borrow ebálé