Akoose–English Dictionary


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áběSpell.var.ofábe1
âbebvtieBěb eʼkɛ́!Tie the fence!âbebɛn
âbébv.adjspoil; be badNdiŋgé ebébé.The guitar is spoilt.âbéb nlémâbéb nlém á abumâbébedabébed á modâbébed nlém á abumâbébɛnâbébtedeʼbéb (bé nlém)ebébtédeʼbéb yə̌l áte
âbébed-edvspoil, destroy, harm, wasteAbébteʼ.He spoiled (it).
abébed á modn51giving wrong advice, teaching wrong things -2destroying somebody3hypnosisspoiling of person
âbébed nlém á abumv.expmake to feel bad
âbebɛn-ɛnvtie withAběbné eʼkɛ éʼ nguu mesisoŋ.He tied the pig fence with elephant grass.
âbébɛn-ɛnvbe bad for
âbéb nlémv.expbe evil
âbéb nlém á abumexpbe wicked
âbébted-tedv1spoil2destroy something for somebodyBébtéd me chə́!Destroy it for me!
âbedvurge people to stop quarrelling, refrain somebody from quarrellingBěd bə́, béewānɛ̄ nzum!Urge them not to quarrel, they should not fight!
âbédvmould fufuAbédé ésūbāg.She moulded the fufu.
abédé2mebédén5/6behindabédé á ndáb
ábēdēdem~that one, those ones; anaphoric demonstrative pronoun, precedes nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19Nɛ́ɛ anlóm ábēdē bǎn.My mother sent the children already mentioned.
abédé á ndábmebédé mé ndábn5/6part behind the houseAkií ábēdē ndáb.He has gone behind the house.
abemmebemn5/6hut, shade, pen (for sheep, goats), stableMbód édé á abem-tê.The goats are in the hut.Cf.ebemmwěbem
ábempossmy; possessive pronoun first person singular, precedes nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19
âbemv1stay a long timeAbemé á ahín.She stayed a long time in the bush.2tarry3to last, be durableAbad á kaké ébemɛʼ.Khaki cloth is durable.âbemed
âbemedvmake to stay
ábênSpell.var.ábénDial.var.éʼbêndem~this, these; proximal demonstrative pronoun, precedes nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19
âben1vput oil in panCf.eben1
âben2vrefuse, divorce, deny, rejectAbené nchóm.She divorced, refused the husband.
âbén1v1bind; put a juju;” prohibit (by magic)Abéné nzag.He put a protective spell on the farm.2protect; prohibit contact with s.bBad bé Ngɔmbe bébéné Nkalɛ́.The Ngombo people prohibited contact with Nkale.ebéndémbéndé
âbén2vabstain from speaking; refuse to speak to somebody; avoid sbBaáb bébéné mə́.His friends do not speak to him.