Akoose–English Dictionary


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dy-pfxnoun prefix for class 5, preceding vowel initial stems
dyab(UB), cf.dyad
dyaddjàt̚Pl.madmyadUB.dyabn5/61village2town3homeMad mékə́lé.The villages are big.
dyǎlabɛ́djǎlàbɛ́myǎlabɛ́Duala ?n5/6answerAbagé dyálabɛ́ dé mesoŋgé.He gave the answer to the sums.
dyamdjàmPl.mam1n5/6event2n.modthingÁdé dyam déebooʼɛ́.That thing is not good.3adv.degabout, approximatelydyam mal saámbɛ,about seven miles.Cf.dyamdyam
dyam dé abɛlɛndjàm dé àbɛ̀lɛ̀nn.ph1useless (with negative verbs)2something of value
dyamdyamdjàmdjàmn5nothing, always with the verb in the negativeMeewóoʼɛ́ dyamdyam.I have nothing.Cf.dyam
dyěmdjěmPl.měmmyěmn5/6pregnancyEne nguu edé dyěm.That pig is pregnant.Mbód édé měm.The goats are pregnant.dyěm dé ekɔmdjěm dé èkɔ̀mn5first pregnancy (opens the womb)pregnancy of barrenness
dyɛnɛ́djɛ̀nɛ́mɛnɛ́, myɛnɛ́n5/61mirror2glasses, spectacles3glass (for the window)Ádén dyɛné ábóódé.This mirror is broken.
dyɛ̌siddjɛ̌sìt̚Pl.mɛɛ́sidmyɛ̌sidn5/6crab
dyɛtedjɛ̀tèmɛten5/6big round basketAwóó dyɛte ádē áhágkɛ̄ nyam áte.He has a big basket in which he puts meat.
dyə̌gdjə̌k̚n5punishment, bad action, turnWédé atɔg, meléedɛ ǎlūmēd wɛ dyə̌g áde áhɛdɛɛ́.Continue making much noise/disturbance and the teacher will deal with you.
dyəŋgúdjə̀ŋgúPl.myəŋgún5/41secret society2language used by secret societyCf.myəŋgú
dyǒbdjǒp̚myǒb, mǒbn5/61sky2thunder, lightingDyǒb ákáné áté.It thundered.Dyǒb áhúmé ámīn.It thundered. / Lightning has struck. Lit.: The sky has fallen.Syn.ngin3heavenabobe á dyǒbàbòbè á djǒp̚n5/6sky, firmamentAbobe á dyǒb ásóŋtédé.Only a small part of the sky is seen.Syn.ngob e dyǒbmwǎn a dyǒbmwǎn à djǒp̚n1twilightMwǎn a dyǒb asudé ámbəŋ.The sun has gone down.ngob e dyǒbŋgòb è djǒp̚n9skyNgob e dyǒb ehíné ámīn, nɛ́-əə́ mbúú ěchə̄.The sky is black overhead, so it will rain.Syn.abobe á dyǒb
Dyǒbdjǒp̚n5GodDyǒb də̂ ánɔne mod asyə̌l á nkoŋsé.It is God who sees everyone on earth.Dyǒb áhə́gé bad.God has created man.Dyǒb á ngumDjǒb á ŋgùmn.pr5God of power, Almighty Godndáb e Dyǒbndáb è djǒp̚ndáb é Dyǒbn9/10churchSyn.ndáb e mǐtimngum e Dyǒbŋgùm è Djǒp̚n9power of God
dyômdjômPl.móomn.num5/6tenNwóó eʼkə́lé dyôm.I have ten thousand.Cf.móom mébɛ
dyǒmdjǒmPl.mǒmn5/61bundle2parcelAlómmé mə́ dyǒm á nyam.She sent him a parcel of meat.
dyôŋdyôŋdjôŋdjôŋideosound of movementMbód ebootédé ahuu dyôŋdyôŋ.The goat began to go back dyôŋdyôŋ.Cf.dɔ̌ŋdɔ̌ŋ
dyɔ̌gdjɔ̌k̚Pl.mɔ̌gmyɔ̌gn5/6oil for rubbingDyɔ̌g á wínsɔ ábóó.Windsor oil is good.
dyɔ̌g-á-kuddjɔ̌gákùt̚n5parasitic climbing stem with fruits producing sticky fluid
dyɔg dé etrúúkáŋdjɔ̀k̚ dé ètrúːkáŋn5kerosene
dyɔndjɔ̀nPl.mɔnmyɔnn5/6marketÁdɛ̄d dyɔn déekəlɛɛ́ áte.Our market is not big.
dyɔndedjɔ̀ndèPl.byɔnden5/6poisonous toad