abɛ̂n mebɛ̂n 1 palm 2 sole, footprint Awóó abɛ̂n áde ákə́lé. He has a large foot. 3 clap, sound made by clapping both hands together Cf. ebɛ̂n é aláá abɛ̂n á ndɔɔb âkud mebɛ̂n
ábɛn your (pl.); possessive pronoun second person plural, precedes nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19
âbɛ́n 1 to be sour Ene póŋ ebɛ́nɛʼ. That fruit is sour. 2 taste bad Ene nzab ebɛ́nɛʼ. That soup tastes bad. eʼbɛ́n eʼbɛ́nébɛ́n
abɛ̂n á ndɔɔb mebɛ̂n mé ndɔɔb patch of land
âbɛne -e 1 snap, break off (due to weight on it) 2 put ladder at a steep angle Syn. âtuled
âbɛnled -led 1 happen Chě ébɛ́nlédé wɛ nɛ̂? What has happened to you? Chě ébɛllaad wê bébónɛɛ́ nɛ̂? What is happening where they are shouting? 2 use, use up, make use of Abɛnlédé eʼkə́lé éʼtáan á Kómbe. He used up five thousand in Kumba. 3 drink a lot Sébwɛnlédé ayɛn híin. We drank a lot palm wine.
âbɛ nsəl nhɔ́g speak with one voice, be in agreement
âbɛnted -ted frame a lie Abantaad mə́ mam á yə̌l. He framed a lie on him.
âbəg áte 1 bark Mbwɛ́ ebəgɛ áte. The dog is barking. 2 howl at somebody, speak in anger to somebody Weebə́gké mɛ áte nɛ̂. Don’t howl at me. Do not speak to me with such anger. âbəge áte
âbəge áte -e bark at Mbwɛ́ ebəgké ane mwǎn áte. The dog barked at that child.
âbə́le -e burst into tears Abə́nlé awɛ́. He burst into tears. Hɛ̂ ane mod ábə́nlé awɛ́. Then that person started to cry.
abəŋ mebəŋ rhythm (of drum), drumming
âbə́ŋ try Bə́ŋ, nzé wɛ̌hɛ̌l! Try, if you can! Nyéebə́ə́ʼ kɛ́ bə́ə́n! Donʼt try! âbə́ŋgɛn
abə́ŋgɛ́l mebə́ŋgɛ́l English ? bangle rattles worn by juju round the waist Syn. kɔ̂l 1 2 Cf. bə́ŋgɛ́lɛ́ʼ bəŋgɛlɛʼ mebə́ŋgɛ́l
ábi Cntx.var. ábī his, her; possessive pronoun third person singular, precedes nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19 Cf. ábe 2
abib mebib blister, swelling (from filaria, insect bite, etc.) Abib ádé mə́ wê nyóod élédé mə́. He has a swelling where the bee stung him. Cf. nsyəg
âbid 1 1 rub ointment on Bǐd mə́ bwɛl á ekáá éche éwag mə́ nɛ̂. Rub medicine on his hand where it pains him so. 2 sweep lightly