Akoose–English Dictionary


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abɛ̂nmebɛ̂nn5/61palm2sole, footprintAwóó abɛ̂n áde ákə́lé.He has a large foot.3clap, sound made by clapping both hands togetherCf.ebɛ̂n é alááabɛ̂n á ndɔɔbâkud mebɛ̂n
ábɛnpossyour (pl.); possessive pronoun second person plural, precedes nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19
âbɛ́nv.adj1to be sourEne póŋ ebɛ́nɛʼ.That fruit is sour.2taste badEne nzab ebɛ́nɛʼ.That soup tastes bad.eʼbɛ́neʼbɛ́nébɛ́n
abɛ̂n á ndɔɔbmebɛ̂n mé ndɔɔbn5patch of land
âbɛne-ev1snap, break off (due to weight on it)2put ladder at a steep angleSyn.âtuled
abɛ́ ne abɛ́expforever
âbɛ́ ngɔlv.expbe sorry
abɛnledn5use
âbɛnled-ledv1happenChě ébɛ́nlédé wɛ nɛ̂?What has happened to you?Chě ébɛllaad wê bébónɛɛ́ nɛ̂?What is happening where they are shouting?2use, use up, make use ofAbɛnlédé eʼkə́lé éʼtáan á Kómbe.He used up five thousand in Kumba.
âbɛ́ nló ámīnv.expbe alive
âbɛ nsəl nhɔ́gv.expspeak with one voice, be in agreement
âbɛnted-tedvframe a lieAbantaad mə́ mam á yə̌l.He framed a lie on him.
âbə́gvtry, tamper
âbəg átev.ph1barkMbwɛ́ ebəgɛ áte.The dog is barking.2howl at somebody, speak in anger to somebodyWeebə́gké mɛ áte nɛ̂.Don’t howl at me. Do not speak to me with such anger.âbəge áte
âbəge áte-ev.phbark atMbwɛ́ ebəgké ane mwǎn áte.The dog barked at that child.
âbəlDial.var.ofâbɛl2
âbə́le-ev.auxburst into tearsAbə́nlé awɛ́.He burst into tears.Hɛ̂ ane mod ábə́nlé awɛ́.Then that person started to cry.
abəŋmebəŋn5/6rhythm (of drum), drumming
âbə́ŋvtryBə́ŋ, nzé wɛ̌hɛ̌l!Try, if you can!Nyéebə́ə́ʼ kɛ́ bə́ə́n!Donʼt try!âbə́ŋgɛn
abə́ŋgɛ́lmebə́ŋgɛ́lEnglish ?banglen5/6rattles worn by juju round the waistSyn.kɔ̂l1 2Cf.bə́ŋgɛ́lɛ́ʼ bəŋgɛlɛʼmebə́ŋgɛ́l
âbə́ŋgɛn-gɛnvventure, try
ábiCntx.var.ábīposshis, her; possessive pronoun third person singular, precedes nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19Cf.ábe2
ábīCntx.var.ofábi
abibmebibn5/6blister, swelling (from filaria, insect bite, etc.)Abib ádé mə́ wê nyóod élédé mə́.He has a swelling where the bee stung him.Cf.nsyəg
âbid1v1rub ointment onBǐd mə́ bwɛl á ekáá éche éwag mə́ nɛ̂.Rub medicine on his hand where it pains him so.2sweep lightly