Akoose–English Dictionary


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abám1mebámn5/61bag2sheathEewóoʼɛ́ abám ádé áhágkɛ̄ páá áte.He doesnʼt have a sheath in which to put his cutlass.3something flat ?
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abám2mebámn5/61edgeNzumɛ́ aháŋgé mbód á abám dé eʼkɛ́.Nzume has tethered the goat beside the fence.Syn.nkin 22shore; alongCf.âbám1
âbamvsneak awayCf.mbâmtɛn
âbám1vwalk along, move alongAbamɛʼ á nkəg mé edíb.He is walking along the edge of the stream.Cf.abám2
âbám2vdodgeNzé wéebámeʼ, né bɛ́nyēn wɛ.If you donʼt dodge they will see you.âbameâbamedâbámlɛnmbame
abám á ndyɛ̌n5edge or side of ndyɛ̌Kɛ̌ épim á abám á ndyɛ̌.Go and throw it at the edge of ndyɛ̌.
abámbémebámbé1n5/6plank; board2n.mod5/6flatCf.ebámbɛ́l
âbame-ev1dodge2go aroundAbammɛ elɔɔb.He is going around the mud.Bamé á nkəg ń nzii.Pass by at the edge of the road.
âbamed-edv1dodge2bend; change the course or direction ofAbǎmté nzii.He changed direction.
âbámlɛn-lɛnvmove and dodge
abánmebánn5/6shrine
âbánv1put something on something, place onMbáné Kupɛ́ɛ ekáá, ngaŋlɛn ékóbé me.I put my hand on Kupe mountain and I became frightened.2accuseAmbǎn mə́ ekud é mekan á yə̌l.He accused him of many things.
âbán á nlóvput blame on
âbane-ev1putAbanné awíndé á tébelɛ.He put the pencil on the table.2keepAbanné etɔm ésaŋsé.He put the plantain under the bed.âbanned
âbáne-ev.auxbeginAbánné nsɔn abɛl.He began to work.
âbanned-nedv1put for2keep forBannéd me kálag á tébelɛɛ.Keep the book for me on the table.Bannéd me ndyééd á ntaŋ-mîn.Keep some food for me on the shelf.3serveChǎn awěm mwaád ambannéd sé tíi.Yesterday my wife served us tea.4aim atBannéd kém nkumbé, ébwêm!Aim the gun at the monkey and shoot!
âbántɛn-tɛnDial.var.âbámtɛnv1press, press downBántɛ́n mbɔ́té aláá ámīn.Press the shirt with the iron.2come closeAbântaan mə́ á yə̌l.He is coming closer to him.Bántɛ́n mə́ yə̌l!Come nearer to him!3approach4meet oftenAbântaan mə́ yə̌l.He is always meeting him.5pretendBántɛ́n wɛɛ́ mə́kullɛʼ boŋ wěekāg á nsɔ́n.Pretend that you are sick so as not to go to work.Abântaan aá mə́kunlɛʼ.He is pretending that he is sick.
abaŋmebaŋn5/6scarMebaŋ médé mə́ á yə̌l.He has scars on his body.Sii emaaʼ boŋ abaŋ áləgɛʼ.The wound has healed, but the scar remains.
âbáŋ1vfearMbáaʼ nɛ́n álɛwúú me.I am afraid he will kill me.Mbaaʼ nyóod élɛléd mɛ.I am afraid the bee will sting me.2vreject, desertBáŋ ḿmê mbɛntéd mé mbéb.Reject this bad action.3v.auxrefuseAbáá akɛ á esúkule.He refuses to go to school.âbáadâbáan1abáŋgé
abáŋgén51fear, frightAkií abáŋgé á nzum.He fled from the fight because of fear.2stampede
ábe1Sp.var.ábě1relwho, which; relative pronoun for nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19bad ábe béchagɛʼ,people who are invited.2prepof; possessive preposition (for nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19)bǎn ábe Akumɛ́,children of Akume.
ábe2posshis, her; possessive pronoun third person singular, precedes nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19Cf.ábi
ábéSp.var.ofábê
ábêSp.var.ábédem~that, those; distal demonstrative pronoun, precedes nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19ábê bad,those people.