Akoose–English Dictionary


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âbedâbèt̚vurge people to stop quarrelling, refrain somebody from quarrellingBěd bə́, béewānɛ̄ nzum!Urge them not to quarrel, they should not fight!
âbédâbét̚vmould fufuAbédé ésūbāg.She moulded the fufu.
abédé2àbédémebédén5/6behindabédé á ndábàbédé á ndáp̚mebédé mé ndábn5/6part behind the houseAkií ábēdē ndáb.He has gone behind the house.
ábēdēábēdēdem~that one, those ones; anaphoric demonstrative pronoun, precedes nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19Nɛ́ɛ anlóm ábēdē bǎn.My mother sent the children already mentioned.See:échēdɛ̄
abemàbèmmebemn5/6hut, shade, pen (for sheep, goats), stableMbód édé á abem-tê.The goats are in the hut.Cf.ebemmwěbem
ábemábèmpossmy; possessive pronoun first person singular, precedes nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19See:échem
âbemâbèmv1stay a long timeAbemé á ahín.She stayed a long time in the bush.2tarry3to last, be durableAbad á kaké ébemɛʼ.Khaki cloth is durable.âbemedâbèmèt̚vmake to stay
âbemedâbèmèt̚vmake to stay
ábênábênDial.var.éʼbêndem~this, these; proximal demonstrative pronoun, precedes nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19See:échên
âben1âbènvput oil in panCf.eben1
âben2âbènvrefuse, divorce, deny, rejectAbené nchóm.She divorced, refused the husband.
âbén1âbénv1bind; put a juju;” prohibit (by magic)Abéné nzag.He put a protective spell on the farm.2protect; prohibit contact with s.bBad bé Ngɔmbe bébéné Nkalɛ́.The Ngombo people prohibited contact with Nkale.ebéndéèbéndén7prohibition, rule forbidding something (like not talking to someone as punishment)Ebéndé étómé bán mod ěekǎg á hɔspíta/waspíta.A rule has been passed that no-one should go to hospital.mbéndémbéndémbéndén9/10law, prohibitionAkwédé mbéndé éche bênhɛ́ mə́.He trespassed the prohibition which was put on him.
âbén2âbénvabstain from speaking; refuse to speak to somebody; avoid sbBaáb bébéné mə́.His friends do not speak to him.
abendéàbèndémebendén5/61kettle2jug (with or without cover)Abendé ádé á dǔ.The kettle is on the fire.Bewúúsá bébɛnlaad abendé áwobe mekuu.Hausa people (Muslims) use a kettle to wash their feet.3flask
abende dé esáléàbèndè dé èsálémebende mé esálén5/6giant frog (large hairy frog)
abepéàbèpémebepén5/6veranda, covered front area
abɛ́àbɛ́mebɛ́n5/61habit2characterAbɛ́ déebooʼɛ́ mə́.His habit is not good.3moral (of a story)Cf.âbɛ́-dédebɛ́edɛ́mo
ábɛábɛ̀numtwo (for nouns of class 13)See:éʼbɛ
âbɛâbɛ̀FutNeg.êebagkɛ́Impf.abagɛʼPerf.abagévgiveBag mə́!Give (it) to him!Cf.âbagnedâbɛ mendɛâbɛ̀ mèndɛ̀v.expto make a sacrificeâbɛ nsəl nhɔ́gâbɛ̀ nsə̀l ŋ̀hɔ́k̚v.expspeak with one voice, be in agreement
âbɛ́âbɛ́FutNeg.êebááImpf.abâgPerf.abédé11vto beMenláá mə́ meé ábɛ̂ nsɔ́n áte ḿmē baáb bébɛlɛɛ́.I told him he should join the work his friends were doing.2vexist3v.auxstill; continueAne mod adé/adíī abónɛʼ.The man is still shouting.4v.auxto be supposed toNzyɔg aá, mə̂mbɛ́ mə́chāā bǎn bébɛ, aá ken mə́cháaʼɛ?The elephant says that he is supposed to bear two children but does he?Cf.abɛ́-dédebɛ́edɛ́moâbɛ́ɛnâbɛ̂ːn-ɛnvbe withAbɛ́ɛ́né mwǎn á dɔ́gtɛɛ wén.He is here at the hospital with the child.âbɛ́ etɔmâbɛ́ ètɔ̀mexpbe obliged toEdé wɛ etɔm âkɛ á dyad.You are obliged to go home.Ébɛ́ wɛ etɔm âkɛ ...It will be necessary for you to go ...âbɛ́ ngɔlâbɛ́ ŋgɔ̀lv.expbe sorryâbɛ́ nló ámīnâbɛ́ nló ámīnv.expbe alive
ábɛdábɛ̀t̚possour; possessive pronoun first person plural, precedes nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19See:échɛd
âbɛ́dɛn áteâbɛ́dɛ̀n átè-ɛn1v.phlean backwardsAbɛ́dné áte nɛ̂ epəə́ étɔm.He walks upright like the peelings of a plantain. I.e., with the chest pushed forward.Abɛ́dné áte.He pulls his shoulders back.2v.adj.phbe flatPân ebɛ́dné áte.The pan is flat.
âbɛ́ɛnâbɛ̂ːn-ɛnvbe withAbɛ́ɛ́né mwǎn á dɔ́gtɛɛ wén.He is here at the hospital with the child.
âbɛl1âbɛ̀lv1doAbɛlɛ nsɔ́n ngíne.He is working hard.2makeâbɛleâbɛ̀lè-ev1do for2make forAbɛllé me bwɛl ábē ḿmwákɛ̄.He made me some medicine which I drank.3serveâbɛledâbɛ̀lèt̚-edv1work2make3treatBɛléd ane mod nkule boŋ ádyɛ bwâam.Treat that man so that he gets well.âbɛlɛnâbɛ̀lɛ̀n-ɛnv1do2useBɛlɛ́n echem páá nsɔ́n!Use my cutlass for work!3worshipAbɛlle ngii nɛ́ɛ dyǒb.He is worshipping a lion as god.âbɛnledâbɛ̀nlèt̚-ledv1happenChě ébɛ́nlédé wɛ nɛ̂?What has happened to you?Chě ébɛllaad wê bébónɛɛ́ nɛ̂?What is happening where they are shouting?2use, use up, make use ofAbɛnlédé eʼkə́lé éʼtáan á Kómbe.He used up five thousand in Kumba.âbɛntedâbɛ̀ntèt̚-tedvframe a lieAbantaad mə́ mam á yə̌l.He framed a lie on him.mbɛntédm̀bɛ̀ntét̚Sp.var.mbɛltédn31behaviour, way of doing things2deeds, actionsMbɛntéd ḿmī méebooʼɛ́.His behaviour is not good.3Acts of the apostlesâbɛl mendɛâbɛ̀l mèndɛ̀v.expto show favourEbɛlé me mendɛ.You did me a favour.
âbɛl2âbɛ̀lDial.var.âbəlv.auxalwaysÁbɛlɛ́ʼ akag á ahín.He always went to the bush.