Akoose–English Dictionary


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âbii áteâbìː átè1v.phburp2vbelchAdyédé ndyééd kə́ə́ŋ abií áte.He ate food until he belched.
âbiinedâbìːnèt̚-nedvhelp each otherBúmə̄ bébiinaad.They help each other.
abin1àbìnmebinn5/6testicle
abin2àbìnmebinn5/6plantain blossom (purple coloured)Syn.mbôd etɔm
âbin áteâbìn átèv.ph1cut into big pieces, cut out greedily, stupidly2peel extravagantlyEtánɛ́ abiné mbaaŋgé áte.Etane peeled the cocoyams extravagantly.
ábínííábíníːdem~1that over there, those over there; far distal demonstrative pronoun, precedes nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19;2the other one, the others (for nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19)See:échíníí
abíséàbísémebísén5/61fashionSyn.ekə̂ŋ2way of dressing, attireÉbɛlé abísé.He dresses gorgeously.Abísé ábébé mə́ yə̌l.The way he dressed is not good. His clothing got spoiled.
âbóbâbóp̚vshrink
abobeàbòbèn5sky
abobe dé etɔmàbòbè dé ètɔ̀mmebobe mé etɔmn5/6outer layer of plantain stemNyíhɛ̂ abobe dé etɔm áyə̄le tânke é mendíb.Put the plantain layer as a gutter.
abodàbòt̚mebodn5/6mat for thatchingBɛ̌ me abod á mbuu.Give me a roofing mat.
âbód áteâbód átèv.ph1shrinkÉchê epɛd é abad ébōōtēdē abód áte.That patch of cloth will begin to shrink.2slim, be emaciatedEne ngɔndéde ébódé áte.The girl has slimmed down, is emaciated.
âbodɛn áseâbòdɛ̀n ásè-ɛn1v.phduck downBodɛ́n áse, boŋ eenyénɛ́ wɛ!Duck down so that he doesnʼt see you!Hɛ̂ ábódné ásē, boŋ koŋge étōmē ámīn.Then he ducked down and the cartridge passed above him.2vto be loaded down, weighed downMǒto mébódné áse.The car is weighed down. / The car has a low clearance.
abogàbòk̚Dial.var.abugnumnineAwóó nkute ń kɔfí abog.He has nine bags of coffee.
âbógâbók̚v1break, sprainAbógé ekuu.He broke a leg.2load a gunAmaá nkumbé abóg.He loaded the gun.âbógtedâbógtèt̚-tedvbreak into pieces, halvesabógàbók̚mebógn5/6fracture, dislocationSɛ́ Nkwɛlɛ mə́ asimɛʼ abóg á Nyɛ̄səsé.Mr Nkwele is the one who mends fractures in Nyasoso.âbógé ekuuâbógé èkùː-ev.expto have a dislocation, sprainSɔ́mbé ébógké ekuu.The bride has a dislocated/sprained foot.
âbógé ekuuâbógé èkùː-ev.expto have a dislocation, sprainSɔ́mbé ébógké ekuu.The bride has a dislocated/sprained foot.
âbógtedâbógtèt̚-tedvbreak into pieces, halves
âbólâbólvforce
abómàbómmebómn5/6penisSyn.nchɔg
âbomâbòmv1meetDébom hɛ́níí, boŋ déhɔ́bɛʼ.Letʼs meet over there and talk.2to be enough, completeAsaŋ dé eʼwóŋgé ábómé.The property/items needed for the wedding are complete.âbomedâbòmèt̚-edv1arrange a meeting2add, complete something, payBoméd mesoŋgé ḿme ńkálɛɛ́ wɛ.Complete the number of things requested of you.âbomɛnâbòmɛ̀n-ɛnvmeet withBomɛ́n nyoó á nzii!Meet with your mother on the road!Nzɛlɛ́ abomné Epyɛɛ á dyɔn.Nzelle met Epie in the market.âbomlɛnâbòmlɛ̀n-lɛnvattackâbomtɛnâbòmtɛ̀n-tɛnv1join together; bring together (things)2put at loggerheadsNziɛ́ adəə́ bad nló abomtɛn áte.Nzie likes to put people at loggerheads.
abom dé aloŋàbòm dé àlòŋn5traditional meeting of eldersmeeting of country
abom dé nloŋàbòm dé nlòŋn5traditional meeting of Elung elders
âbomeâbòmè-evnailAbommé abámbé á ndáb.He nailed a plank on the house.ebomnedèbòmnèt̚eʼbomnedn7/8kind of hammerAbɛnlaad ebomned ne mbɛ́dé.He is using a hammer with a wedge.âbomnedunspec. comp. formâbòmnèt̚-nedv1make something for somebody2nail toBomnéd me ádê abámbé.Nail that plank for me.
âbomedâbòmèt̚-edv1arrange a meeting2add, complete something, payBoméd mesoŋgé ḿme ńkálɛɛ́ wɛ.Complete the number of things requested of you.
âbomɛnâbòmɛ̀n-ɛnvmeet withBomɛ́n nyoó á nzii!Meet with your mother on the road!Nzɛlɛ́ abomné Epyɛɛ á dyɔn.Nzelle met Epie in the market.