Akoose–English Dictionary


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âbónv1shout2screamBón esaád éche échábé ámīn!Shout, scream loudly!âbóned
abón á hómmebón mé hómn5/6uncultivated placeMeewóoʼɛ́ me abón á hóm ké ahɔ́g.I donʼt have even one uncultivated place.Ádê abón á hóm abóó.That uncultivated place is good.
âbóned-edvcause to shout, screamEbúdɛ abóntɛ me.Ebude makes me scream.
âbónled-ledvrush at, attack
abóŋmebóŋn5/6section, segment
áboŋpossyour (sg.); possessive pronoun second person singular, precedes nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19
âboŋ1v.adjto be goodSáŋgwɛ́ɛ́ aboó nlém bwambí.The Lord is very kind. Lit.: The Lord is good heart very much.2v.auxto be goodTíi eboó amwɛ́.Tea is good to drink.âboŋnedeʼboŋeʼboŋ bé nlémmboŋmboŋ
âbóŋled-ledvattack suddenly
âboŋned-nedvbe good for, be satisfactory, be satisfied withAloŋgé áde Akwɛ́ɛ ábóŋnédé bad.People are satisfied with Akwe’s behaviour/character. Akwe’s character is pleasing to people.Metámbé mébóŋnédé me.The shoes fit me. I am satisfied with the shoes.
âboŋsɛn-sɛnv.aux1prepare2be prepared, readyAboŋsɛ́né akɛ á Kómbe chǎn.He is prepared to go to Kumba tomorrow.mboŋsɛn
âbóo1-evcare forAbóŋgɛ mwǎn.He cares for the child.
âbóo2ɤːv1abandon (e.g., village)2go into exile3fleeing a fight
âbóo3ɤː-ev1breakApom ábóódé.The calabash is broken.Abóó ḿmi mɛné.He broke his glasses.Mbóó akii á kúb.I broke the egg.2scatter3disperse4divorceEʼwóŋgé éʼbóódé.The marriage broke down.Abóó eʼwóŋgé.He divorced. Lit.: He broke the marriage.5spoil6beginAbóódé awɛ́.He broke into a cry.âbóoted
âbóo awɛ́ɤːv.expbreak into a cryNɛ̂ sáá áwédé, hɛ̂ ábóó awɛ́.When father died, then he broke into a cry.
âboon-ɛnv1be good for2suitSənze ebǒŋné Kɔmɛ́.The cloth suits Kome well.3arrange wellAboŋné sənze.He tied the cloth nicely.
âbóonɤː-ɛnv1break with2crack with
âbootedɤː-ted v.auxbeginAbootédé akɛ.He began to go.Abootédé ndyééd adyɛ́.He began to eat food.
âbóotedɤː-tedvbreak, destroy
âbɔ́dvlose; get rid ofAbɔ́dé ehón.He lost an axe.Abɔ́dé eʼləg bé nlém.He lost hope.Cf.âbɔ́ɔ
âbɔ́ded-edvcause to disappear
abɔgmebɔgn5/6pumpkinAbɔg ábóó ndyééd.Pumpkin is good to eat.
abɔlmebɔln5/61neckSyn.mbɔl2apex (of roof)abɔl á ndábmbíd e abɔl
abɔl á ndábmebɔl mé ndábn5/6apex of round houseEkudkud éhúdé abɔl á ndáb.The storm removed the top of the house.Syn.ebom (é ndáb)mbɔl ń ndáb
âbɔmv1beat, hit, slap, kickBɔ̌m mə́ abɛ̂n.Slap him.2shootCf.Ebɔmâbɔm ásēâbɔmɛnâbɔmɛn nlóâbɔmtedâbɔmted yə̌l áse
âbɔ́mvgo softByaá éʼdé á enyɛn-tê ábɛl nɛ́n éʼbɔ̂m.The leaves are in the sun so that they should go soft.âbɔ́mɛn