Akoose–English Dictionary


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âbə́leâbə́lè-ev.auxburst into tearsAbə́nlé awɛ́.He burst into tears.Hɛ̂ ane mod ábə́nlé awɛ́.Then that person started to cry.
abəŋàbə̀ŋmebəŋn5/6rhythm (of drum), drumming
âbə́ŋâbə́ŋvtryBə́ŋ, nzé wɛ̌hɛ̌l!Try, if you can!Nyéebə́ə́ʼ kɛ́ bə́ə́n!Donʼt try!âbə́ŋgɛnâbə́ŋgɛ̀n-gɛnvventure, try
abə́ŋgɛ́làbə́ŋgɛ́lmebə́ŋgɛ́lEnglish ?banglen5/6rattles worn by juju round the waistSyn.kɔ̂l1 2Cf.bə́ŋgɛ́lɛ́ʼ bəŋgɛlɛʼmebə́ŋgɛ́l
âbə́ŋgɛnâbə́ŋgɛ̀n-gɛnvventure, try
ábiábìCntx.var.ábīposshis, her; possessive pronoun third person singular, precedes nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19Cf.ábe2See:échi
ábīCntx.var.ofábi
abibàbìp̚mebibn5/6blister, swelling (from filaria, insect bite, etc.)Abib ádé mə́ wê nyóod élédé mə́.He has a swelling where the bee stung him.Cf.nsyəg
âbid1âbìt̚v1rub ointment onBǐd mə́ bwɛl á ekáá éche éwag mə́ nɛ̂.Rub medicine on his hand where it pains him so.2sweep lightly
âbid2âbìt̚v1pass something through a holeBǐd nsiŋge á ndɔnde.Thread the needle.2put (hand) intoBǐd ekáá á ekwɛ-tê!Put your hand into the bag!
âbídâbít̚Dial.var.âbwídv1go out, come outBíd me á ndáb-te!Get out of my house!2let out; give out (liquid, odour)3rise (of the sun)4come from; originate from5to be related to somebodySúmə̄ debídé.We are related.Ábé bǎn bébɛ bébídé.Those two children are related.âbídedâbídèt̚-edv1bring outAbídté metii ébwɔ̄g.He brought the chairs outside.2drive out; send outBídéd bǎn á ndáb-te!Send the children outside!3produce (as farm)âbídɛnâbídɛ̀n-ɛnvgo out with, come out with, bring outBídɛ́n echoŋ mbód!Come out with your goat!âbídnedâbít̚nèt̚-nedvcome suddenly; meet suddenlyBídnéd mə́ təléd!Meet him unawares!âbídtedâbítèt̚-tedv1come out, cause to come out, releaseAbídtédé me nguu á eʼkɛ́-te.He made my pigs come out of the fence.2produceBídtéd sé bewɔlɛɛ!Produce some greens for us!âbíd dúuâbít̚ dûːv.expbe prominent, notorious, famous, popular
âbíd ásēâbíd ásēv.phbe luckyAbídé ásē.He is lucky.
âbíd dúuâbít̚ dûːv.expbe prominent, notorious, famous, popular
âbídedâbídèt̚-edv1bring outAbídté metii ébwɔ̄g.He brought the chairs outside.2drive out; send outBídéd bǎn á ndáb-te!Send the children outside!3produce (as farm)
âbíded mbakúâbídèt̚ mbàkúv.expdeclare judgement
âbídɛnâbídɛ̀n-ɛnvgo out with, come out with, bring outBídɛ́n echoŋ mbód!Come out with your goat!
âbídnedâbít̚nèt̚-nedvcome suddenly; meet suddenlyBídnéd mə́ təléd!Meet him unawares!
âbídtedâbítèt̚-tedv1come out, cause to come out, releaseAbídtédé me nguu á eʼkɛ́-te.He made my pigs come out of the fence.2produceBídtéd sé bewɔlɛɛ!Produce some greens for us!
abiiàbìːmebiin5/6cola nut, kola nutCola acuminata; cola sppBédyâg abii.They eat cola nuts. / Cola nuts are eaten.abii dé mehyə́lágàbìː dé mèhjə́lák̚n5welcome cola nut given to visitor
abíi1àbîːPl.mebíin5/6breastMebíi mébídé ene ngɔndéde.That girl has developed breasts.Mod-tɛ́ akídémwāŋ abíi áde nyaá.Everyone has sucked their motherʼs breast.
abíi2àbîːn5ceremony held nine days after birth of a child
âbiiâbìː-evweave the edge of a basket or matAbiide ebúm.He makes the edges of the mat.mbiinedm̀bìːnèt̚Dial.var.mbwiinedn3weaving the edge of a basketSêchagnédé mbiined mé esyɔge.We invited him to do the weaving of the edge of the basket.
âbíi1âbîː1vknowEbíí nɛ́n weé, dɛ̌kɛ̌ á ahín chǎn.You know we will go to the bush tomorrow.2v.auxknowAbíí atel.He knows how to write.âbyɛ́ɛn1âbjɛ̂ːn-ɛnvto be knownAbyɛ́ɛ́né ne bad híin.He is known by many people.eʼbíièʔbîːn14knowledgeEʼbíi bé akan ábī éʼdé nhəŋlɛ́n ne ábōŋ.His knowledge of the affair is different from yours.Cf.debyɛ́ɛ́mbyɛ́ɛnm̀bjɛ̂ːnn3being knownMbyɛ́ɛn ḿ bad ḿbóó.Being known by people is good.Mbyɛ́ɛn ḿme sóo débyɛ́ɛ́né mə́nkə́ə́ boŋ ńhâg wɛ hǒm.It is the relationship we have that made me give you the land.
âbíi2âbíìv.adj1be soft2cookedEʼtɔm éʼbíí.The plantains are cooked.3be ready to eat
abíi á mbɔrɛ ?àbîː á mbɔ̀rɛ̀ ?nkind of weedPhaulopsis angolana