Akoose–English Dictionary


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âbám1âbámvwalk along, move alongAbamɛʼ á nkəg mé edíb.He is walking along the edge of the stream.Cf.abám2
âbám2âbámvdodgeNzé wéebámeʼ, né bɛ́nyēn wɛ.If you donʼt dodge they will see you.âbameâbàmè-ev1dodge2go aroundAbammɛ elɔɔb.He is going around the mud.Bamé á nkəg ń nzii.Pass by at the edge of the road.âbamedâbàmèt̚-edv1dodge2bend; change the course or direction ofAbǎmté nzii.He changed direction.âbámlɛnâbámlɛ̀n-lɛnvmove and dodgembamembàmèndigression
abámbéàbámbémebámbé1n5/6plank; board2n.mod5/6flatCf.ebámbɛ́l
âbameâbàmè-ev1dodge2go aroundAbammɛ elɔɔb.He is going around the mud.Bamé á nkəg ń nzii.Pass by at the edge of the road.
âbamedâbàmèt̚-edv1dodge2bend; change the course or direction ofAbǎmté nzii.He changed direction.
âbámlɛnâbámlɛ̀n-lɛnvmove and dodge
abánàbánmebánn5/6shrine
âbánâbánv1put something on something, place onMbáné Kupɛ́ɛ ekáá, ngaŋlɛn ékóbé me.I put my hand on Kupe mountain and I became frightened.2accuseAmbǎn mə́ ekud é mekan á yə̌l.He accused him of many things.
âbaneâbànè-ev1putAbanné awíndé á tébelɛ.He put the pencil on the table.2keepAbanné etɔm ésaŋsé.He put the plantain under the bed.âbannedâbànnèt̚-nedv1put for2keep forBannéd me kálag á tébelɛɛ.Keep the book for me on the table.Bannéd me ndyééd á ntaŋ-mîn.Keep some food for me on the shelf.3serveChǎn awěm mwaád ambannéd sé tíi.Yesterday my wife served us tea.4aim atBannéd kém nkumbé, ébwêm!Aim the gun at the monkey and shoot!
âbáneâbánè-ev.auxbeginAbánné nsɔn abɛl.He began to work.
âbannedâbànnèt̚-nedv1put for2keep forBannéd me kálag á tébelɛɛ.Keep the book for me on the table.Bannéd me ndyééd á ntaŋ-mîn.Keep some food for me on the shelf.3serveChǎn awěm mwaád ambannéd sé tíi.Yesterday my wife served us tea.4aim atBannéd kém nkumbé, ébwêm!Aim the gun at the monkey and shoot!
âbántɛnâbántɛ̀n-tɛnDial.var.âbámtɛnv1press, press downBántɛ́n mbɔ́té aláá ámīn.Press the shirt with the iron.2come closeAbântaan mə́ á yə̌l.He is coming closer to him.Bántɛ́n mə́ yə̌l!Come nearer to him!3approach4meet oftenAbântaan mə́ yə̌l.He is always meeting him.5pretendBántɛ́n wɛɛ́ mə́kullɛʼ boŋ wěekāg á nsɔ́n.Pretend that you are sick so as not to go to work.Abântaan aá mə́kunlɛʼ.He is pretending that he is sick.
abaŋàbàŋmebaŋn5/6scarMebaŋ médé mə́ á yə̌l.He has scars on his body.Sii emaaʼ boŋ abaŋ áləgɛʼ.The wound has healed, but the scar remains.
âbáŋâbáŋ1vfearMbáaʼ nɛ́n álɛwúú me.I am afraid he will kill me.Mbaaʼ nyóod élɛléd mɛ.I am afraid the bee will sting me.2vreject, desertBáŋ ḿmê mbɛntéd mé mbéb.Reject this bad action.3v.auxrefuseAbáá akɛ á esúkule.He refuses to go to school.âbáadâbɒ̂ːt̚-edvfrighten, scareAbáŋté mə́ á ahín-tê.He frightened him in the bush.âbáan1âbɒ̂ːn-ɛnv1be afraid2fear each other; respect each otherÁbé bad bébɛ bébâŋnɛʼ.Those two people fear each other. / They have mutual respect.abáŋgéàbáŋgén51fear, frightAkií abáŋgé á nzum.He fled from the fight because of fear.2stampede
ábe1ábè1relwho, which; relative pronoun for nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19bad ábe béchagɛʼ,people who are invited.2prepof; possessive preposition (for nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19)bǎn ábe Akumɛ́,children of Akume.See:éche
ábe2ábèposshis, her; possessive pronoun third person singular, precedes nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19Cf.ábi
ábéSp.var.ofábê
ábêábêdem~that, those; distal demonstrative pronoun, precedes nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19ábê bad,those people.See:échê
áběSp.var.ofábe1
âbebâbèp̚vtieBěb eʼkɛ́!Tie the fence!âbebɛnâbèbɛ̀n-ɛnvtie withAběbné eʼkɛ éʼ nguu mesisoŋ.He tied the pig fence with elephant grass.
âbébâbép̚v.adjspoil; be badNdiŋgé ebébé.The guitar is spoilt.abébed á modàbébèɾ á mòt̚n51giving wrong advice, teaching wrong things -2destroying somebody3hypnosisspoiling of personâbébedâbébèt̚-edvspoil, destroy, harm, wasteAbébteʼ.He spoiled (it).âbébɛnâbébɛ̀n-ɛnvbe bad forâbébtedâbébtèt̚-tedv1spoil2destroy something for somebodyBébtéd me chə́!Destroy it for me!eʼbéb (bé nlém)èʔbép̚ (bé nlém)n.mod14wickednessebébtédèbébtét̚eʼbébtédn7/81cruelty, harmAbɛllédé me ebébtéd áyə̄le echêm nguu.He did harm to my pig.2evileʼbéb yə̌l áteèʔbép̚ jə̌l átèn14ill-luck, not blessed, cursed, misfortuneâbébed nlém á abumâbébèt̚ nlém á àbùmv.expmake to feel badâbéb nlémâbép̚ nlémv.expbe evilâbéb nlém á abumâbép̚ nlém á àbùmexpbe wicked
âbebɛnâbèbɛ̀n-ɛnvtie withAběbné eʼkɛ éʼ nguu mesisoŋ.He tied the pig fence with elephant grass.
âbébɛnâbébɛ̀n-ɛnvbe bad for
âbéb nlémâbép̚ nlémv.expbe evil