Akoose–English Dictionary


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áwēdɛáwēdɛ̀Var.áwēdadv.lthereBad béwáné nzum, pǔlse ékíí áwēdɛ̄.People were fighting and so the police went there.
âwédned áteâwét̚nèd átè-nedv.phstrengthen
âwéd nlémâwét̚ nlémv.exptake courage, take heart
âwéd yə̌l áteâwét̚ jə̌l átèv.exptake courage, work hard, make an effort
awemàwèmpossmy; possessive pronoun first person singular, precedes nouns of class 1See:échem
áwemáwèmposs.lat my, in my; locative possessive pronoun first person singular, precedes nouns of any classáwem ndáb,at/to my house.See:échem
awem nyaáàwèm ɲǎːVar.ofnyaá
âwémtɛnâwémtɛ̀n-tɛnv1remember2remindWémtɛ́n me ene pɔ́le, nchatɛ́né chə́.Remind me of that conversation, I have forgotten it.Cf.mewêmtɛnnwêmtɛnmewêmtɛnmèwêmtɛ̀nDial.var.mewêntɛnn61thoughts, thinkingMewêmtɛn híin mékôŋte mod.Too many thoughts make a man thin.2mindAtagé á mewêntɛn.He suffered mentally.3remembrance4worriesAntag á mewêntɛn. He was very upset.Cf.âwémtɛnnwêmtɛnnwêmtɛnǹwêmtɛ̀nDial.var.nwêntɛnn31thoughts2memorial, remembrance, recallMbɛlɛ nwêntɛn ń kwééd ḿme echěm nyaŋ.I am remembering the death of my mother.3revisionCf.âwémtɛnmewêmtɛn
âwénâwénDial.var.âwónvplantAwéné eʼtɔm.He planted plantains.Cf.âkenednkenned1âwénnedâwénnèt̚-nedvbe sownâwéntedâwéntèt̚-tedvplantWéntéd mbonja hɛ́n.Plant a flower here.nwénagǹwénàk̚n3plantingNwénag ḿmem ńdé nhəŋlɛ́n ne ḿmōŋ.My planting is different from yours.
âwennedâwènnèt̚-nedvcondole, comfortCf.âwonnedmewennedmèwènnèt̚n6condolence(s)Cf.mewonnednwenned2ǹwènnèt̚n3condolences
âwénnedâwénnèt̚-nedvbe sown
âwéntedâwéntèt̚-tedvplantWéntéd mbonja hɛ́n.Plant a flower here.
âwéntɛnâwéntɛ̀nSp.var.ofâwémtɛn
awɛ́àwɛ́mewɛ́n5/6cryAchiɛ awɛ́.He is crying.Achií awɛ́.She cried.nsaad mé awɛ́ǹsàːt̚ mé àwɛ́n3dirge, the telling of the life history of a person who has diedntáde mé awɛ́ǹtádè mé àwɛ́n3dirge, the telling of the life history of a person who has diedCf.âtádeâbóo awɛ́âbɤ̂ː àwɛ́v.expbreak into a cryNɛ̂ sáá áwédé, hɛ̂ ábóó awɛ́.When father died, then he broke into a cry.
âwɛâwɛ̀FutNeg.êewaáImpf.awagPerf.awedé2v1hurt2painEkuu ébóótédé me awɛ.My foot has begun to hurt.Yə̌l ewag mə́ áte.He is hurting.Body pains him.Cf.âwii1eʼwɛèʔwɛ̀mewɛn14/61poisonEwóó eʼwɛ.It is poisonous.2pain, acheCf.âwagâwɛ áteâwɛ̀ átèv.adj.ph1be serious2be strictAne mod awag nkamlɛn áte.That man is strict in his orders.
âwɛ́âwɛ́FutNeg.êewááImpf.awâgPerf.awédévdieAwâg wɛ́ɛ́n.He has died.Ane mod ahɛdɛ awɛ́.That man is dying.That man wants to die.Syn.âhɔ́ɔ 3Cf.âwágmwǎnyamɛ́nwɛ́nwɛ́ɛnwúnyamɛ́ɛ́âwɛ́ɛnâwɛ̂ːn-ɛnvdie withMewɛ́ɛ́nɛ́ɛ́ akoŋ ahɔ́g.I donʼt die from one spear.
âwɛ áteâwɛ̀ átèv.adj.ph1be serious2be strictAne mod awag nkamlɛn áte.That man is strict in his orders.
awɛdàwɛ̀t̚possour; possessive pronoun first person plural, precedes nouns of class 1See:échɛd
áwɛdáwɛ̀t̚poss.lat our, in our; locative possessive pronoun first person plural, precedes nouns of any classSee:échɛd
âwɛ́dɛnâwɛ́dɛ̀n-ɛnvgive birth prematurely
âwɛ́ɛnâwɛ̂ːn-ɛnvdie withMewɛ́ɛ́nɛ́ɛ́ akoŋ ahɔ́g.I donʼt die from one spear.
âwɛlâwɛ̀lv1joke2provoke; make fun of; mock, teaseAwɛlɛ mod.He is teasing someone.âwɛltɛnâwɛ̀ltɛ̀n-tɛnv1joke, poke funBéwɛltaan.They are joking.Sé Sónɛɛ sêwɛltaan.Sone and I are poking fun at each other.2provoke
âwɛltɛnâwɛ̀ltɛ̀n-tɛnv1joke, poke funBéwɛltaan.They are joking.Sé Sónɛɛ sêwɛltaan.Sone and I are poking fun at each other.2provoke
awɛnàwɛ̀npossyour (pl.); possessive pronoun second person plural, precedes nouns of class 1awɛn mwǎn,your child.See:échɛn