Akoose–English Dictionary


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mbísaŋn3huckleberry, black nightshade, leaves used in cookingSolanum nigrumMbísaŋ ḿbóŋné mbaaŋgé káa etɔm.Huckleberry leaves go well with cocoyam or plantain.
mbísɛ́lmbísɛ́ln3/4cane used for making basketsHypselodelphys scandensBélôŋne mbísɛ́l esyɔge.They make baskets with mbísɛ́l.Cf.esísɛ́l1
mbisoŋn3shoot of elephant grassSêedyákɛ́ mbisoŋ.We dont eat mbisoŋ.
mbiten3dregs, heavy part (of oil or other liquid which settles to the bottom)Syn.ebíndé
mbóbɛn3eyebrowsMbóbɛ ńkə́lé ane mod.That man has large eyebrows.
mbódmbódn9/101goat2sheepabaá mbódɛepálé é mbódetyógéd é mbódmbód e mbágedmbód e nkwɛ́dmbód e nsubennɔn ḿ mbód
mbôdn3kind of plant (used for making ropes)Béhíde mbôd áyə̄le nkɔɔd.They plait mbôd into a rope.
mbódekɛnɛ́bembódekɛnɛ́ ?n1/2grasshopper
mbód e mbágedn9sheep or goat (given to a society by one who wants to become a member)
mbódémbódɛbembódémbódɛ ?n1/21tree, shrub growing around the home. Fruit were used for gumHupericum roeperianum2fruit from gum tree
mbód e nkwɛ́dn9goat or sheep (given at death of mother or father, roasted and eaten on the spot)
mbód e nsuben9sheep slaughtered for sacrifice
mbôd etɔmnplantain blossom (purple coloured)Syn.abin2
mbódɛ́bódmbódɛ́bódn3/4black wasp, paper wasp (lives in houses and stings)Mbódɛ́bód ńlédɛ bad.The black wasp bites people.
mbogndried fruit of the alligator pepper familyformerly put on string and worn by nursing mothers
mbog etɔmn9/10petal from the flower knob of the plantain
mbolDial.var.mbəlnkind of tree
mbol e kábmbol é kábn9/101sitatungaTragelaphus spekii2bushbuck; antelopeTragelaphus scriptus
mbom1mbomn9/10money, unit of measure used for counting money (extinct, used in precolonial times)Abomté ekəle mbom.He paid thousand mboms as bride price.mbom é ngáb
mbom2n3meetingMbom ńdé sú ébɛ.The meeting is in two days.Syn.mbomagmiítimâkób mbom
mbom3Dial.var.ofmbon5
mbomagn3meetingMbomag ḿme débomɛɛ́ hɛ́n nɛ́n méesaá ngɛ̂n.The meeting which we held here was not in vain.Syn.mbom2miítim
mbómbɛɛPl.bembómbɛɛDualambómbon1/2namesakeMbómbɛɛ ǎhyɛ̌ áwêm.My namesake will come to my house.
mbom e kémmbom é kémn9/10Preuss’s red colobusPiliocolobus preussii