Akoose–English Dictionary


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âbid2v1pass something through a holeBǐd nsiŋge á ndɔnde.Thread the needle.2put (hand) intoBǐd ekáá á ekwɛ-tê!Put your hand into the bag!
âbídDial.var.âbwídv1go out, come outBíd me á ndáb-te!Get out of my house!2let out; give out (liquid, odour)3rise (of the sun)4come from; originate from5to be related to somebodySúmə̄ debídé.We are related.Ábé bǎn bébɛ bébídé.Those two children are related.âbíd dúuâbídedâbídɛnâbídnedâbídted
âbíd ásēv.phbe luckyAbídé ásē.He is lucky.
âbíd dúuv.expbe prominent, notorious, famous, popular
âbíded-edv1bring outAbídté metii ébwɔ̄g.He brought the chairs outside.2drive out; send outBídéd bǎn á ndáb-te!Send the children outside!3produce (as farm)
âbíded mbakúv.expdeclare judgement
âbídɛn-ɛnvgo out with, come out with, bring outBídɛ́n echoŋ mbód!Come out with your goat!
âbídned-nedvcome suddenly; meet suddenlyBídnéd mə́ təléd!Meet him unawares!
âbídted-tedv1come out, cause to come out, releaseAbídtédé me nguu á eʼkɛ́-te.He made my pigs come out of the fence.2produceBídtéd sé bewɔlɛɛ!Produce some greens for us!
abiimebiin5/6cola nut, kola nutCola acuminata; cola sppBédyâg abii.They eat cola nuts. / Cola nuts are eaten.abii dé mehyə́lág
abíi1Pl.mebíin5/6breastMebíi mébídé ene ngɔndéde.That girl has developed breasts.Mod-tɛ́ akídémwāŋ abíi áde nyaá.Everyone has sucked their motherʼs breast.
abíi2n5ceremony held nine days after birth of a child
âbii-evweave the edge of a basket or matAbiide ebúm.He makes the edges of the mat.mbiined
âbíi11vknowEbíí nɛ́n weé, dɛ̌kɛ̌ á ahín chǎn.You know we will go to the bush tomorrow.2v.auxknowAbíí atel.He knows how to write.âbyɛ́ɛn1eʼbíimbyɛ́ɛn
âbíi2v.adj1be soft2cookedEʼtɔm éʼbíí.The plantains are cooked.3be ready to eat
abíi á mbɔrɛ ?nkind of weedPhaulopsis angolana
âbii áte1v.phburp2vbelchAdyédé ndyééd kə́ə́ŋ abií áte.He ate food until he belched.
abii dé mehyə́lágn5welcome cola nut given to visitor
âbiined-nedvhelp each otherBúmə̄ bébiinaad.They help each other.
abin1mebinn5/6testicle
abin2mebinn5/6plantain blossom (purple coloured)Syn.mbôd etɔm
âbin átev.ph1cut into big pieces, cut out greedily, stupidly2peel extravagantlyEtánɛ́ abiné mbaaŋgé áte.Etane peeled the cocoyams extravagantly.
ábíníídem~1that over there, those over there; far distal demonstrative pronoun, precedes nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19;2the other one, the others (for nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19)
abísémebísén5/61fashionSyn.ekə̂ŋ2way of dressing, attireÉbɛlé abísé.He dresses gorgeously.Abísé ábébé mə́ yə̌l.The way he dressed is not good. His clothing got spoiled.
âbóbvshrink