Akoose–English Dictionary


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âbomlɛnâbòmlɛ̀n-lɛnvattack
âbomnedâbòmnèt̚-nedv1make something for somebody2nail toBomnéd me ádê abámbé.Nail that plank for me.
âbomtedâbòmtèt̚-tedvcollect money, complete the amount, give full sumBomtéd me ḿmem mɔné.Give me the full amount of the money.
âbomtɛnâbòmtɛ̀n-tɛnv1join together; bring together (things)2put at loggerheadsNziɛ́ adəə́ bad nló abomtɛn áte.Nzie likes to put people at loggerheads.
âbomtɛn mekəg áteâbòmtɛ̀n mèkə̀g átèv.expkissHɛ̂ bébómtɛ́né mekəg áte.Then they kissed.
abónàbónmebónn5/61shrine, sanctuary2reserved place
âbónâbónv1shout2screamBón esaád éche échábé ámīn!Shout, scream loudly!âbónedâbónèt̚-edvcause to shout, screamEbúdɛ abóntɛ me.Ebude makes me scream.
abón á hómàbón á hómmebón mé hómn5/6uncultivated placeMeewóoʼɛ́ me abón á hóm ké ahɔ́g.I donʼt have even one uncultivated place.Ádê abón á hóm abóó.That uncultivated place is good.
âbónedâbónèt̚-edvcause to shout, screamEbúdɛ abóntɛ me.Ebude makes me scream.
âbónledâbónlèt̚-ledvrush at, attack
abóŋàbóŋmebóŋn5/6section, segment
áboŋábòŋpossyour (sg.); possessive pronoun second person singular, precedes nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19See:échoŋ
âboŋâbòŋ1v.adjto be goodSáŋgwɛ́ɛ́ aboó nlém bwambí.The Lord is very kind. Lit.: The Lord is good heart very much.2v.auxto be goodTíi eboó amwɛ́.Tea is good to drink.âboŋnedâbòŋnèt̚-nedvbe good for, be satisfactory, be satisfied withAloŋgé áde Akwɛ́ɛ ábóŋnédé bad.People are satisfied with Akwe’s behaviour/character. Akwe’s character is pleasing to people.Metámbé mébóŋnédé me.The shoes fit me. I am satisfied with the shoes.eʼboŋèʔbòŋn.mod141goodness2handsomeness3beautyeʼboŋ bé nlémèʔbòŋ bé nlém1n.mod14kindness2n14gracemboŋmboŋmbòŋmbòŋadvreally well, very wellAbíí échê ehɔ́b mboŋmboŋ.He knows that language very well.
âbóŋledâbóŋlèt̚-ledvattack suddenly
âboŋnedâbòŋnèt̚-nedvbe good for, be satisfactory, be satisfied withAloŋgé áde Akwɛ́ɛ ábóŋnédé bad.People are satisfied with Akwe’s behaviour/character. Akwe’s character is pleasing to people.Metámbé mébóŋnédé me.The shoes fit me. I am satisfied with the shoes.
âboŋsɛnâbòŋsɛ̀n-sɛnv.aux1prepare2be prepared, readyAboŋsɛ́né akɛ á Kómbe chǎn.He is prepared to go to Kumba tomorrow.mboŋsɛnm̀bòŋsɛ̀nn3preparation, readiness, ready, prepared
âbóo1âbôː-evcare forAbóŋgɛ mwǎn.He cares for the child.
âbóo2âbɤ̂ːv1abandon (e.g., village)2go into exile3fleeing a fight
âbóo3âbɤ̂ːâbɤ̂ː-ev1breakApom ábóódé.The calabash is broken.Abóó ḿmi mɛné.He broke his glasses.Mbóó akii á kúb.I broke the egg.2scatter3disperse4divorceEʼwóŋgé éʼbóódé.The marriage broke down.Abóó eʼwóŋgé.He divorced. Lit.: He broke the marriage.5spoil6beginAbóódé awɛ́.He broke into a cry.âbóotedâbɤ̂ːtèt̚-tedvbreak, destroy
âbóo awɛ́âbɤ̂ː àwɛ́v.expbreak into a cryNɛ̂ sáá áwédé, hɛ̂ ábóó awɛ́.When father died, then he broke into a cry.
âboonâbòːn-ɛnv1be good for2suitSənze ebǒŋné Kɔmɛ́.The cloth suits Kome well.3arrange wellAboŋné sənze.He tied the cloth nicely.
âbóonâbɤ̂ːn-ɛnv1break with2crack with
âbootedâbɤ̀ːtèt̚-ted v.auxbeginAbootédé akɛ.He began to go.Abootédé ndyééd adyɛ́.He began to eat food.
âbóotedâbɤ̂ːtèt̚-tedvbreak, destroy
âbɔ́dâbɔ́t̚vlose; get rid ofAbɔ́dé ehón.He lost an axe.Abɔ́dé eʼləg bé nlém.He lost hope.Cf.âbɔ́ɔ