Akoose–English Dictionary


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ékedéʼkedn7/8puzzle, riddleBad béesadɛ́ɛ́ éʼked chii ngáne bɔɔ́b.People donʼt use riddles today as they did in the past.Éked émpée édé bán, húke húke.Another riddle is this: húke húke.
ekekídn7epilepsy
ekemeʼkemn7/81kind of knifeAwóó ekem éche átúbnɛɛ́ mod alɔ́g.He has a sharp knife with which he lances a personʼs boil.Ekem édíi kân e nnəké.Ekem is a kind of knife.2razor blade
eʼkenn141hosting guests, hospitalityAhyedé mə́ eʼken.He made him feel at home.2food, etc. brought by the guests, usually during a celebrationCf.nken1
ekɛ1eʼkɛn7/8journeyEkɛ édé sé sú éniin.We have a journey in four days.
ekɛ2eʼkɛ, mekɛn7/8~6honeycomb, wax
eʼkɛ́mekɛ́n14/61fence, wallEʼkɛ́ béekəlɛɛ́ áte.The fence is not big.2garden, enclosureSyn.gáádɛnebám é eʼkɛmbám mé eʼkɛ
ekɛ́dédn7alarm, call for help
ekɛ́leʼkɛ́ln7/8tree with hard wood used for firewood
ekɛneʼkɛnn7/8insect, ant, wormEʼkɛn éʼdé me ábum.I have intestinal worms.Cf.mwěkɛnekɛn é nkuuekɛn é tintinɛ
ekɛn é bûmeʼkɛn éʼ bûmn7/8assassin bugNularda spp
ekɛn é chyaáeʼkɛn éʼ byaán7/8leaf insect
ekɛn é eʼchɔ̂beʼkɛn bé eʼchɔ̂bn7/8cicadaLascetus spp
ekɛn é nkuueʼkɛn bé nkuun7/8mosquitoAnopheles spp
ekɛn é nlemeʼkɛn bé nlemn7/8bush cricketTettigoniidae
ekɛn é tintinɛeʼkɛn éʼ tintinɛn7/8fire fly
ekədeʼkədn7/8rope (used to tie animals)Nkɔɔd ḿme ńlɛ́lé méeboŋnɛ́ɛ́ ekəd é mbód.Hard ropes are not good for tethering goats.Ekəd é nzimbɛ́lé ékə́le wɛ áte.You nzimbɛle rope is very long.
ekə́dédeʼkə́dédn7/8coughAwóó ekə́déd.He has a cough.
ekə́déd é kudn7bad cough, whooping cough, tuberculosis
ekə́ə́ é ntuúeʼkə́ə́ bé ntuún7/8sandpaper treeFicus exasperata
éʼkə́ə́lénhairy-breasted barbetTricholaema hirsuta
ekə́gn7barrenness, sterility, barren woman (due to miscarriage or sickness)Syn.ekɔm
ekəgɛ́leʼkəgɛ́ln7/81shoulderMod apémé abámbé á ekəgɛ́l.The man carried the plank on his shoulder.Chě ényenɛɛ́ á ekəgɛ́l ámīn?Why are you proud?2relative (from wifeʼs motherʼs side); motherʼs motherʼs brotherʼs lineage
ekə́ke1eʼkə́ken7/8kind of tree with soft wood
ekə́ke2eʼkə́ken7/81lump of earth2thick spittle, mucousAsobé ekə́ke.He spat.Ekə́ke échóote mod nkóg.Thick spittle causes a man to vomit in the rainy season.