Akoose–English Dictionary


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âwúlɛnâwúlɛ̀n-ɛnvbend down, stoop downWúlɛ́n áse, boŋ éenyēnɛ̄ɛ̄ wɛ.Stoop down so that he will not see you.Syn.âkwɛme
âwúmɛnâwúmɛ̀n-ɛnv1be bentMinɛɛ á eʼlám awúmné.The stick of the trap is bent.Awúmné.He is bent over.2way of walking (of proud people)Cf.âkumɛnngumésuɛ
âwumnedâwùmnèt̚-nedv1honour2worship
awûmsɛnàwûmsɛ̀nmewûmsɛnn5/61rest2holiday, leaveNdé á awûmsɛn.I am on leave.
âwuneâwùnèDial.var.ofâhune1
awuséàwùsémewusén5/6mistake, wrong, errorMbɛlé awusé chǎn.I made a mistake yesterday.
âwuuâwùːv.adjget rotten (of wood)
âwúu1âwûːv1killAwúú kúb.He killed a chicken.2eliminateâwúɛnâwúɛ̀n-ɛnvkill withAwúɛ́né kúb páá.He killed the hen with a cutlass.âwúunedâwûːnèt̚vkill forâwúutɛnâwûːtɛ̀n-tɛnv1get into trouble (because of someone else)Awúútɛ́né mwaád.He got into trouble because of his wife.2serve as ransom3die forewúɛnèwúɛ̀nn7killingmod a ewúɛɛnmòɾ à èwúɛ̀ːnbad bé ewúɛɛnn1/2murderer, killernwúɛɛnǹwúɛ̀ːnn3murder
âwúu2âwûː-evkill forAwúúdé me nyə̌.He killed the snake for me.
âwúu3âwûːvmature, ripeEʼsɔg éʼ ngun éʼmáá awúu.The corn cobs are ripe.âwúɛn nló áteâwûːn nló átèv.expbe stubborn (towards)Epɔ́tɛɛ awúɛne me nló áte.Epote is stubborn towards me.âwúutedâwûːtèt̚-tedv.adjbe strongAwúútédé nɛ́ɛ aláá.He is strong as a rock.eʼwúúèʔwúːn14hardnessAbɛlɛ eʼwúú áyə̄le átómé bə́ kɔ̂d.He is intimidating them because he is older.Cf.âwúu átenyam e eʼwúuɲàm è èʔwûːn9largest share of meat given to one who kills the animalâwúu áteâwûː átè-ev.adj.ph1be strong2be ripe3intoxicatingMǐm méwúu áte.The wine is intoxicating.4severeEhɔ́b éwúu áte.The talk is severe.Cf.eʼwúúâwúu nló áteâwûː nló átèv.expbe stubbornEpɔ́tɛɛ awúú nló áte.Epote is stubborn.
âwúu áteâwûː átè-ev.adj.ph1be strong2be ripe3intoxicatingMǐm méwúu áte.The wine is intoxicating.4severeEhɔ́b éwúu áte.The talk is severe.
âwúudâwûːt̚-edvput on hot compressAwúutɛ sii.He is putting a hot compress on the wound.
âwuud áteâwùːd átè-edv.phcause to be seriousWuúd ehɔ́b áte.Make the talk serious.
âwúunedâwûːnèt̚vkill for
âwúu nló áteâwûː nló átèv.expbe stubbornEpɔ́tɛɛ awúú nló áte.Epote is stubborn.
âwúutedâwûːtèt̚-tedv.adjbe strongAwúútédé nɛ́ɛ aláá.He is strong as a rock.
âwúutɛnâwûːtɛ̀n-tɛnv1get into trouble (because of someone else)Awúútɛ́né mwaád.He got into trouble because of his wife.2serve as ransom3die for
âyáanâjɒ̂ːn-ɛnvfry, fry withAyáŋné súu mǒl.She fried the fish in oil.
âyagâjàk̚vcircumciseAyagé mwǎn.He circumcised the child.âyagɛnâjàgɛ̀n-ɛnvbe circumcisedAyagné.He is circumcised.meyagagmèjàgàk̚n6circumcisingyagjàk̚n9circumcisionYag echě ane mwǎn ewámsɛ́né amaa.That childʼs circumcision quickly healed.
âyagɛlâjàgɛ̀l-ɛlvthrowUB
âyagɛnâjàgɛ̀n-ɛnvbe circumcisedAyagné.He is circumcised.
âyále1âjálè-evshare outAyállé mɔnɛ́ ḿmē bébágé bə́.He shared out the money which they were given.
âyále2âjálè-evseparate people, make peace, resolve (argument), settle disputeAyállé bad áyə̄le ehɔ́b échāb.He made peace between them.
âyálledâjállèt̚-ledvbe unsteady, drift
âyamâjàmvspeak with an accentÁbé bad béyamɛʼ.Those people speak with an accent.