Akoose–English Dictionary


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bɛ̂nbɛ́nɛnkind of weedHeterotis roundifolia
bɛ́nzebɛ́nzeEnglishn9/10benchEníníí bɛ́nze ebébé.That bench over there is broken.
bə́1prothey, them, it, pronoun for nouns of classes 2,8,14 and 19
bə́21conjand2withBə́ ane mwǎn bénkɛ̌.He and the child went. / He went with the child.
bə́běnemph.demthemselves; emphatic pronoun (for nouns of class 2)
bə̂bídɛ́ɛ́n1beloved sister (used by woman)Awêm bə̂bídɛ́ɛ́ ěesaá á ndáb.My relative is not in the house.
bə́əprothey; emphatic pronoun for third person plural (class 2) and classes 8, 14 and 19
bə́ə̄prothey and them, 3rd singular and 3rd plural
bə́əbeprothey together with
bə́lébə́n2kind of danceSyn.bə́lɛ́ɛ́
bə́lɛ́ɛ́n1kind of dance (of children in moonlight)Bad béságe bə́lɛ́ɛ́.People are dancing the bélə́ə́ dance.Syn.bə́lébə́
bə́ŋgɛ́lɛ́ʼ bəŋgɛlɛʼideosound of rattlesAkag bə́ŋgɛ́lɛ́ʼ bəŋgɛlɛʼ.He goes wearing rattles.Cf.abə́ŋgɛ́lmebə́ŋgɛ́l
biíbquantvery many
bǐnn141day2weatherBǐn éʼhínɛ́.The day is dark.Bǐn éʼkag ngə́ŋ e saámbɛ́.It is getting towards seven oʼclock.Syn.epun 1mbwɛ1nsáa ḿ bǐn
bíníí~demthat over there, those over there; far distal demonstrative pronoun, follows nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19bad bíníí,those people.
blɔ̂gmeblɔ̂gEnglishblockn14/61brick2blockAbɛle me blɔ̂g.He makes blocks for me.
blúuEnglishn14blue for washing clothes
boŋ1conjthen2but3beforeSébé ésíi mbɔ́té, boŋ éwope mbeé.First iron the shirt and then wash the dishes.Cf.baŋ
bǒŋn14brainNgáne átómé akəgsɛn, awóó bǒŋ.Since he passed the exam, he is clever.... has brain
bóŋgólóŋideosound of falling tree or personAhúné bóŋgólóŋ.He fell down, bumm.Hɛ̂ búum éʼkwédé bóŋgólóŋ.Then the Buma tree fell down, bumm.
boŋkɛ̂n1conjthen2beforeChe énkə̌ŋ bonkɛ̂n éwané nzum?Why do you fight?
bootyaɤːprepstarting from; beginning with; fromBootya enén póndé meenyénɛ́ɛ́ wɛ.From that time on I never saw you.
booyideodescriptive of wafting...mwǎ elod a bwâm ásúɛ́ wɛ booy....a good smell reaches you.