Akoose–English Dictionary


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də́ledə́lePidgin Englishdollarn9/10five francsSyn.də́lɛɛ
də́lɛɛbedə́lɛɛPidgin Englishdollarn1/2moneySyn.də́le
dǐdmǐdn5/61eyeDǐd ahɔ́g áwag mə́.One eye causes him pain.2bud (of yam, etc)̣Cf.mǐd mé mbɔ́téndɔndé e dǐd
dǐd-á-mbwɛ́ɛmǐd-mé-mbwɛ́ɛn5/6kind of herbDorstenia barteri
diímiín5/6oil palmElaeis guineensisDií ádíi kə̂ŋ e mɛl.The palm tree is the king of trees.dií á máŋmpwed ń diíngaŋ e diítóó dií
dií á máŋmií mé máŋn5/6date palmPhoenix reclinataCf.anag
dímdimideorecklessly, foolishlyAsaltaad lǒn á ahín-tê dímdim.He is splitting firewood in the bush recklessly.
dǐnPl.mǐn1n5/6nameDǐn ádíi me bán Eboo.I am called Ebong.
díneEnglishn5dinnerDíne ádé chii nɛ́n.The dinner is today.
díníí~demthat over there, those over there; far distal demonstrative pronoun, follows nouns of classes 5 and 13dyad díníí,that town over there.
dǐsemǐseEnglishn5/6dishAhíídé me ndyééd á dǐse.He put food in a dish for me.
doŋgemongen.mod5/6some; groupDoŋge á bad áwédé áyə̄le ene nzum.Some people died because of that fight.Cf.monge
dɔ́gtɛɛ1bedɔ́gtɛɛEnglishdoctorn1/21doctor2nurse; medical personnelndáb eche dɔ́gtɛɛ
dɔ́gtɛɛ2medɔ́gtɛɛEnglishdoctorn5/6hospital; health centrendáb e dɔ́gtɛɛ
dɔ̌ŋdɔ̌ŋideosound of confused movementCf.dyôŋdyôŋ
drɔ̌semedrɔ̌sen5/6underwear
dǔ (á muú)n5fireplace
dúɛŋguɛ́n1kind of plantainnose of pig
dûmGermandummnstupidityAne mwǎn adé dûm á nló-te.That child is stupid.
dǔmPl.muúmn5/61nest; hiding place for animals2swarm (of bees)Dǔm dé eʼnɔn ádé á bwɛl-mîn.A birdʼs nest is in the tree.
dǔm é ngómbén5/6nest of ngómbé (used in the past to keep knives for circumcision)
dunɛ́bedunɛ́n1/2Bosmanʼs potto; golden potto, bush babyPerodictus pottoBad béwédé kwééd e dunɛ́.People get implicated in something, such as a court case. Lit.: People die the death of a bush baby.Cf.ndɛ́ne
dusémedusén5/6bamboo or wooden tray (suspended over the fire)Nɔ̌n nyam á dusé.Look for the meat on the tray.
dúumúun5/61noseAwóó dúu áde ákə́lé.He has a big nose.2teatsDúu dé abíi áhíne wɛ.Your nipples are dark.3end of a beam4point of cutlassâbíd dúuâwóg dúumpwɛd ń dúu