Akoose–English Dictionary


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də́ə2də̂ːCntx.var.də́ə̄conjthen
də́ledə́lèdə́lePidgin Englishdollarn9/10five francsSyn.də́lɛɛ
də́lɛɛdə́lɛ̀ːbedə́lɛɛPidgin Englishdollarn1/2moneySyn.də́le
dǐddǐt̚mǐdn5/61eyeDǐd ahɔ́g áwag mə́.One eye causes him pain.2bud (of yam, etc)̣Cf.mǐd mé mbɔ́téndɔndé e dǐdndɔ̀ndé è dǐt̚ndɔndé é dǐdn9/10pupil of eye
dǐd-á-mbwɛ́ɛdǐɾámbwɛ̂ːmǐd-mé-mbwɛ́ɛn5/6kind of herbDorstenia barteri
diídǐːmiín5/6oil palmElaeis guineensisDií ádíi kə̂ŋ e mɛl.The palm tree is the king of trees.dií á máŋdǐː á máŋmií mé máŋn5/6date palmPhoenix reclinataCf.anagmpwed ń diím̀pwèt̚ ń dǐːn3young oil palmngaŋ e diíŋgàŋ è dǐːngaŋ é miín9/10young oil palm treetóó diítóː dǐːn9piece of a broom (removed to give to guests in symbolic gesture)
dií á máŋdǐː á máŋmií mé máŋn5/6date palmPhoenix reclinata
dímdimdímdìmideorecklessly, foolishlyAsaltaad lǒn á ahín-tê dímdim.He is splitting firewood in the bush recklessly.
dǐndǐnPl.mǐn1n5/6nameDǐn ádíi me bán Eboo.I am called Ebong.
dínedínèEnglishn5dinnerDíne ádé chii nɛ́n.The dinner is today.
díníídíníː~demthat over there, those over there; far distal demonstrative pronoun, follows nouns of classes 5 and 13dyad díníí,that town over there.See:chíníí
dǐsedǐsèmǐseEnglishn5/6dishAhíídé me ndyééd á dǐse.He put food in a dish for me.
doŋgedòŋgèmongen.mod5/6some; groupDoŋge á bad áwédé áyə̄le ene nzum.Some people died because of that fight.Cf.monge
dɔ́gtɛɛ1dɔ́gtɛ̀ːbedɔ́gtɛɛEnglishdoctorn1/21doctor2nurse; medical personnelndáb eche dɔ́gtɛɛndáb ètʃè dɔ́gtɛ̀ːndáb éche dɔ́gtɛɛn9/10hospital
dɔ́gtɛɛ2dɔ́gtɛ̀ːmedɔ́gtɛɛEnglishdoctorn5/6hospital; health centrendáb e dɔ́gtɛɛndáb è dɔ́gtɛ̀ːndáb é medɔ́gtɛɛn9/10hospital
dɔ̌ŋdɔ̌ŋdɔ̌ŋdɔ̌ŋideosound of confused movementCf.dyôŋdyôŋ
drɔ̌sedrɔ̌sèmedrɔ̌sen5/6underwear
dǔ (á muú)dǔ (á mǔː)n5fireplace
dúɛŋguɛ́dúɛ̀ŋgùɛ́n1kind of plantainnose of pig
dûmdûmGermandummnstupidityAne mwǎn adé dûm á nló-te.That child is stupid.
dǔmdǔmPl.muúmn5/61nest; hiding place for animals2swarm (of bees)Dǔm dé eʼnɔn ádé á bwɛl-mîn.A birdʼs nest is in the tree.
dunɛ́dùnɛ́bedunɛ́n1/2Bosmanʼs potto; golden potto, bush babyPerodictus pottoBad béwédé kwééd e dunɛ́.People get implicated in something, such as a court case. Lit.: People die the death of a bush baby.Cf.ndɛ́ne
dusédùsémedusén5/6bamboo or wooden tray (suspended over the fire)Nɔ̌n nyam á dusé.Look for the meat on the tray.
dúudûːmúun5/61noseAwóó dúu áde ákə́lé.He has a big nose.2teatsDúu dé abíi áhíne wɛ.Your nipples are dark.3end of a beam4point of cutlassmpwɛd ń dúum̀pwɛ̀t̚ ń dûːmpwɛd ń dúuPl.mpyɛd ń dúun3/4nostrilMpwɛd ń dúu nhɔ́g ńkɔ́lé mə́.One of his nostrils is blocked.âbíd dúuâbít̚ dûːv.expbe prominent, notorious, famous, popularâwóg dúuâwók̚ dûːv.exphear about, take note of, be notoriousNgáne áwógáá mə́ dúu...As he had heard about him...