Akoose–English Dictionary


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abaá1àbǎːn11honeyBwɛl bê éʼwóó abaá á yə̌l.That tree has honey on it.2resin3sticky substance, produced by choóchogɛ
abaá2àbǎːbɛbaán1/2small harmless insect (also produces honey)
abaá3àbǎːmebaán5/61kind of vine2ropeabaá mbódɛàbǎː mbódɛ̀n1rope for tying goats
âbaaâbɒ̀ː-evsewAmbaá mbɔ́té.He sewed a shirt.Abaŋgɛʼ mesîn.He is sewing with a sewing machine.
âbáadâbɒ̂ːt̚-edvfrighten, scareAbáŋté mə́ á ahín-tê.He frightened him in the bush.
âbaam ásēâbàːm ásēDial.var.ofâbwaam ásē
âbáan1âbɒ̂ːn-ɛnv1be afraid2fear each other; respect each otherÁbé bad bébɛ bébâŋnɛʼ.Those two people fear each other. / They have mutual respect.
âbáan2âbɒ̂ːnnvrefuse somebody somethingAbáŋné me echi ndyééd.He refused to give me his food. / He was hiding the food from me.Bɛ́bāān mə́ ndyééd.They will refuse him food.
ábabábàp̚posstheir; possessive pronoun third person plural, precedes nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19ábab bǎn,their children.ábab beken,their guests.See:échab
âbabâbàp̚v1peepAbabé epɔn é ndáb.He peeped through the hole in the house.2stalkAbabɛʼ mwǎləəŋ.He is stalking slowly.
âbábâbáp̚vwarm upSêbábé ekwan.We warmed up the ekwan.Syn.âwógeâbábedâbábèt̚-edvwarm somethingAmbábéd mekáá á muú.He warmed his hands by the fire.
abadàbàt̚mebadn5/61cloth2clothes, wrapper3curtain
âbádâbát̚vaddAbádé kón áhed ámpē.He added more beans there.âbáde1âbádè-ev1add forBádé me chǒm ámīn.Add something for me.2glue, attach, pasteAbádté ediídiŋge á eʼsɛ́d éʼ ndáb.He pasted the picture on the wall of the house.3arrive secondAbádté nyam.He is the second to arrive at the hunted animal.âbádɛnâbádɛ̀n-ɛn1vadd to2vadd with3v.adjbe stuck with4vcome nextBádɛ́n mé ámbīd boŋ désɔ̂l asɔ́l ahɔ́g.Stand behind me so that we can enter together.âbádnɛnâbát̚nɛ̀n-nɛnvinsistmbádagm̀bádàk̚n3additionâbád áteâbád átèv.phrepeat
âbád áteâbád átèv.phrepeat
âbáde1âbádè-ev1add forBádé me chǒm ámīn.Add something for me.2glue, attach, pasteAbádté ediídiŋge á eʼsɛ́d éʼ ndáb.He pasted the picture on the wall of the house.3arrive secondAbádté nyam.He is the second to arrive at the hunted animal.
âbáde2âbádè-ev.auxbegin, be about toAwûmsɛn ábádté amaa.The holiday is about to end.
âbádɛnâbádɛ̀n-ɛn1vadd to2vadd with3v.adjbe stuck with4vcome nextBádɛ́n mé ámbīd boŋ désɔ̂l asɔ́l ahɔ́g.Stand behind me so that we can enter together.
âbádnɛnâbát̚nɛ̀n-nɛnvinsist
âbagâbàk̚v1butcher2slaughterCf.eʼbɛ éʼ nyam
âbágedâbágèt̚-edvverify, ascertainBágéd échê ehɔ́b bwâmbwam, baŋ ébɛl ké chéé éche éwémtɛ́né.Make sure about the conversation so that you know what to do.
âbagnedâbàk̚nèt̚-nedvto be givenCf.âbɛ
âbálâbálv1lendAbálé mə́ mɔné.He lent him money.2borrowebáléèbálén7borrowing, loanEbálé ébébtɛ asón.Borrowing spoils a friendship.
abám1àbámmebámn5/61bag2sheathEewóoʼɛ́ abám ádé áhágkɛ̄ páá áte.He doesnʼt have a sheath in which to put his cutlass.3something flat ?
abám2àbámmebámn5/61edgeNzumɛ́ aháŋgé mbód á abám dé eʼkɛ́.Nzume has tethered the goat beside the fence.Syn.nkin 22shore; alongCf.âbám1
âbamâbàmvsneak awayCf.mbâmtɛn