Akoose–English Dictionary


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dy-pfxnoun prefix for class 5, preceding vowel initial stems
dyab(UB), cf.dyad
dyadPl.madmyadUB.dyabn5/61village2town3homeMad mékə́lé.The villages are big.
dyǎlabɛ́myǎlabɛ́Duala ?n5/6answerAbagé dyálabɛ́ dé mesoŋgé.He gave the answer to the sums.
dyamPl.mam1n5/6event2n.modthingÁdé dyam déebooʼɛ́.That thing is not good.3adv.degabout, approximatelydyam mal saámbɛ,about seven miles.Cf.dyamdyam
dyam dé abɛlɛnn.ph1useless (with negative verbs)2something of value
dyamdyamn5nothing, always with the verb in the negativeMeewóoʼɛ́ dyamdyam.I have nothing.Cf.dyam
dyěmPl.měmmyěmn5/6pregnancyEne nguu edé dyěm.That pig is pregnant.Mbód édé měm.The goats are pregnant.dyěm dé ekɔm
dyěm dé ekɔmn5first pregnancy (opens the womb)pregnancy of barrenness
dyɛnɛ́mɛnɛ́, myɛnɛ́n5/61mirror2glasses, spectacles3glass (for the window)Ádén dyɛné ábóódé.This mirror is broken.
dyɛ̌sidPl.mɛɛ́sidmyɛ̌sidn5/6crab
dyɛtemɛten5/6big round basketAwóó dyɛte ádē áhágkɛ̄ nyam áte.He has a big basket in which he puts meat.
dyə̌gn5punishment, bad action, turnWédé atɔg, meléedɛ ǎlūmēd wɛ dyə̌g áde áhɛdɛɛ́.Continue making much noise/disturbance and the teacher will deal with you.
dyəŋgúPl.myəŋgún5/41secret society2language used by secret societyCf.myəŋgú
dyǒbmyǒb, mǒbn5/61sky2thunder, lightingDyǒb ákáné áté.It thundered.Dyǒb áhúmé ámīn.It thundered. / Lightning has struck. Lit.: The sky has fallen.Syn.ngin3heavenabobe á dyǒbmwǎn a dyǒbngob e dyǒb
Dyǒbn5GodDyǒb də̂ ánɔne mod asyə̌l á nkoŋsé.It is God who sees everyone on earth.Dyǒb áhə́gé bad.God has created man.Dyǒb á ngumndáb e Dyǒbngum e Dyǒb
Dyǒb á ngumn.pr5God of power, Almighty God
dyômPl.móomn.num5/6tenNwóó eʼkə́lé dyôm.I have ten thousand.Cf.móom mébɛ
dyǒmPl.mǒmn5/61bundle2parcelAlómmé mə́ dyǒm á nyam.She sent him a parcel of meat.
dyôŋdyôŋideosound of movementMbód ebootédé ahuu dyôŋdyôŋ.The goat began to go back dyôŋdyôŋ.Cf.dɔ̌ŋdɔ̌ŋ
dyɔ̌gPl.mɔ̌gmyɔ̌gn5/6oil for rubbingDyɔ̌g á wínsɔ ábóó.Windsor oil is good.
dyɔ̌g-á-kudn5parasitic climbing stem with fruits producing sticky fluid
dyɔg dé etrúúkáŋn5kerosene
dyɔnPl.mɔnmyɔnn5/6marketÁdɛ̄d dyɔn déekəlɛɛ́ áte.Our market is not big.
dyɔndePl.byɔnden5/6poisonous toad