Akoose–English Dictionary


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âbwɔgnɛnâbwɔ̀k̚nɛ̀n-nɛnv1hold firmlyBwɔgnɛ́n mbód nló á ndɔɔb-tê.Hold the head of the goat on the ground.2sit on eggsKúb ebwɔgnɛ́né mekii.The hen sat on her eggs.
âbyémâbjémvto flowermbyêmm̀bjêmn3blossommbyêm ń kɔfí,coffee blossom.
âbyɛ́ɛn1âbjɛ̂ːn-ɛnvto be knownAbyɛ́ɛ́né ne bad híin.He is known by many people.
âbyɛ́ɛn2âbjɛ̂ːn-ɛnvbecome soft forNchámɛʼ, éebyɛ́ɛ́ne me.I am cooking, it doesn’t become soft.
âbyɔnlɛnâbjɔ̀nlɛ̀n-lɛnv.adjbe weak; be exhaustedAbyɔnlɛ́né.He is weak.Píinyə̌ ebyɔnlɛ́né wê békétyemmé mə́ áte.
âcháaâtʃâːVar.ofâchyáaeʼcháafilial love
áchāādátʃāːt̚1adv.lover there2aroundáchād híníí,around there.
âcháadâtʃâːt̚-edv1be bornNcháádté á Nyɛ́səsé.I was born at Nyasoso.2deliver childNyaŋgú dógtɛɛ ádíī mod awě acháádɛʼ bebaád.The nurse is a person who delivers babies.The nurse is a person who delivers women.
âchábâtʃáp̚v.adj1be far2be tallAchábé.He is tall.3be long; have something longNɛ́ɛ achábé mebíi.My mother has long breasts.âchábtedâtʃábtèt̚-tedvextend, lengthen
âchab ámīnâtʃàb ámīnv.adj.phbe highNdáb echabé ámīn.The house is high.eʼchabèʔtʃàp̚n14height
âcháb ásēâtʃáb ásēv.adj.phbe deep
âchabeâtʃàbè-evcross over waterBad béchabe edíb ákɛ á ahín.People cross the river to go to the bush.
âchabedâtʃàbèt̚-edvlengthenAchabté ebúm áte.He made the mat long.
âchabnedâtʃàp̚nèt̚-ned1v.adjbe high upMesáá méchábnédé á bwɛl-mîn.The plums are high up in the tree.2v.adjbe far, be at a distanceBwɛl bê éʼchábnédé.That tree is far away.Chabnéd kɔfí áte.Space out the coffee trees.3v.auxbe farAchabnédé melám ahɛ́ á ahín-tê.He put his traps far in the bush.
âchábtedâtʃábtèt̚-tedvextend, lengthen
achádàtʃát̚mechádn51yieldÁdê achád ábóó ḿmên mwɛ̌ bwâmbwam.The yield is very good this year.2offspring (derogatory)Achád áde Kɔmɛ́ atagté me.Kome’s children are a problem to me.3childbirthachád á nzibàtʃáɾ á nzìp̚n5birth of nzib antelope (spaced out birth, only bearing again after a few years)
áchadátʃàt̚adv.ldirection indicated by pointing with hand
áchādátʃāt̚Sp.var.ofáchāād
âchádâtʃát̚vdeliver (a child)Mmwaád ambáá achádé mmwaád.The midwife delivered the woman of her baby.Achád álɛ́llédé mə́ áte.She has problems bearing children.
achad dé nlóàtʃàt̚ dé nlóDial.var.ofachág dé nló<achágnló
âchadtɛnâtʃàtɛ̀n-tɛn1vforgetNchadtɛ́né mə́ dǐn.I forgot his name.2v.auxforgetAchatɛ́né ahyɛ á nsɔ́n.He forgot to come to work.âchadtɛn yə̌l áteâtʃàtɛ̀n jə̌l átèv.expbe forgetful
âchadtɛn yə̌l áteâtʃàtɛ̀n jə̌l átèv.expbe forgetful
achágàtʃák̚mechágn5/6back of the head, occiputachág dé nlóàtʃák̚ dé nlómechág mé nlóDial.var.achad dé nlón5/6back of the head
âchagâtʃàk̚v1invite2callChǎg baányoŋ nsɔ́n.Invite the people for work.Cf.nchágedachag dé nsɔ́nàtʃàk̚ dé nsɔ́nn5calling people together to work, communal workAchag dé nsɔ́n átómé áte bɔb.The group work (from which everybody benfits) has become too frequent.âchagedâtʃàgèt̚-edvwelcome as guestechagnedètʃàk̚nèt̚n71invitation for communal workSyn.atédnedechake2work shiftnchágedntʃágèt̚bechágedn1/21person responsible for the entertainment (feeding)2entertainmentCf.âchag
âchágâtʃák̚v1hang2get stuckAchágé ébwɔ̄g.He is stuck outside.