Akoose–English Dictionary


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abudàbùt̚mebudn.mod5/61desertedAbud á hóm.Deserted farm.2uncleared bush3isolated clump of trees, grass
âbudâbùt̚v.auxmuch, be much; have muchAbudé kón awén.He planted a lot of beans.Bǔd mesáá apád.Pluck a lot of plums.
abudeàbùdèn5kind of fern (hung in farm to forestall theft of crops, believed to give gonorrhoea to those who steal from it)
abudɛkoŋàbùdɛ̀kòŋn5kind of banana (short, hard in middle)
abugDial.var.ofabog
âbúlâbúlv1enter head first2run into3escape, flee, run awayAne mod abúlé á ahín-tê.The man fled into the bush.Awí mwaád abúlé.His wife ran away.âbúledâbúlèt̚-edvcause to enter, force into, push intoBúléd nló á ekob é móto boŋ ényên chǒm éche édé á mǒto-te.Put your head inside the vehicle and you will see what is inside the car.
âbule áteâbùlè átè-ev.phshake in dancingBebaád bébunle áte á mesáke.The women are shaking in the dance.
âbúledâbúlèt̚-edvcause to enter, force into, push intoBúléd nló á ekob é móto boŋ ényên chǒm éche édé á mǒto-te.Put your head inside the vehicle and you will see what is inside the car.
abum1àbùmmebumn5/61stomach; abdomen; bellyAbum áwag mə́ áte.His stomach hurts.2seat of emotion, thinking, etcNlém ḿbóŋ mə́ á abum.She is happy.Awóó eʼkul á abum.He has a lot of tricksabum dé ekoneekoneabum á ndábàbùm á ndáp̚mebum mé ndábn5/6family, family group descended from the same father, larger than pwɔ́g e ndáb, smaller than túmbéCf.atúmbéetúmbe2ndábpwɔ́g e ndábtúmbé
abum2àbùmn5cut (in tree to make it fall in a certain direction)Hɛ́ bə́ abum bwâam.Make a good cut.
âbúmɛnâbúmɛ̀n-ɛnvcover oneself withAbúmné ebúmé.She used an umbrella to cover herself.Cf.ebúmé
âbunâbùnv1scramble for something2fight for somethingAbune ahín.He is fighting for the land.
âbúnedâbúnèt̚vbe concerned
abúúàbúːmebúún5/61faeces, excrement, dung, diarrhoeaAbúú á nyag dén.This is cow dung.2punishment, curseAbúú á mwǎnkum áwag.The curse/punishment of Mwankum is terrible.mbon e abúúmbòn è àbúːn9rectum
âbuuâbùːv.auxbe much, have muchabuuàbùːn.mod51much2manyAbuu á bad áte də̂ ákə́ə́ boŋ ábáá bad.It was because of the many people that he was afraid.3muchnesseʼbuuèʔbùːn.mod14many
âbwáaâbwâːvhold (a child), carry with two handsâbwáadâbwâːt̚-edvcause to hold (a child), cause to carry with two handsBwáád mə́ mwǎn á mekáá.Let him carry the child in his arms for her.âbwáanedâbwâːnèt̚-nedvhold (a child for); hold forAbwáánédé mə́ mwǎn.He held the child for her.
âbwáadâbwâːt̚-edvcause to hold (a child), cause to carry with two handsBwáád mə́ mwǎn á mekáá.Let him carry the child in his arms for her.
âbwaam ásēâbwàːm ásēDial.var.âbaam ásēv.phcower down; bend down (usually in fear)
âbwáanedâbwâːnèt̚-nedvhold (a child for); hold forAbwáánédé mə́ mwǎn.He held the child for her.
âbwábedâbwábèt̚-edvstrollAbwâbte mekuu á dyad-tê.He is strolling in the town.
âbwágâbwák̚vroam, stroll, take a short walk, pass throughAbwágé á eʼkone-tê, ákwɛltáád yə̌l meláá.He roamed on the hills and wounded his body with stones.Bebaád bébwág me á nzag-tê.Women are passing through my farm.Abwágáá mə́ á nzag-tê, ánané kém.He was strolling in the farm and chased the monkeys.Cf.ebwágɛ́bwákéâbwágeâbwágè-evstroll forâbwágedâbwágèt̚-edvmake to walk aroundMeléedɛ abwágtɛ bɛ̌ndem áte aá bébɔnɛ mepab.The teacher is making the students to move to and fro to pick up papers.âbwágɛnâbwágɛ̀n-ɛnvstroll withAbwágné mwǎn á dyad-tê.He strolled with the child in the town.mebwágédmèbwágét̚n6stroll, journey, voyageAne mwǎn adé mebwágéd áte mbéb.That child is always travelling.
âbwágeâbwágè-evstroll for
âbwágedâbwágèt̚-edvmake to walk aroundMeléedɛ abwágtɛ bɛ̌ndem áte aá bébɔnɛ mepab.The teacher is making the students to move to and fro to pick up papers.
âbwágɛnâbwágɛ̀n-ɛnvstroll withAbwágné mwǎn á dyad-tê.He strolled with the child in the town.
âbwédâbwét̚v.auxmanageHéé ábwédé âpɛ hɛ́n?Where did he manage to pass to get here?