Akoose–English Dictionary


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echumbulɛètʃùmbùlɛ̀bechumbulɛn1/2fleabane, kind of weedConyza sumatrensis
echuméchumètʃùmétʃùmVar.ofechum
eʼchumtédèʔtʃùmtét̚n.mod14smelling, stinking, rottingNzɛ́ abagé mə́ eʼchumtéd éʼ nyam?Who gave him rotting meat?
eʼchunèʔtʃùnn.mod14age, oldness, old ageNyub éesaá áyə̄le eʼchun.Gray hair does not mean old age.áʼchun-têáʔtʃùntêexpin old age
eʼchuuèʔtʃùːn141honeyEʼchuu bê éʼmáá abɛ́ áte.There is honey in the hive.Sêhudɛ eʼchuu.We are harvesting honey.2beehive
echwálètʃwáleʼchwáln7/8tree, with thorns and hollow, succulent trunk, resembling papaya, holes are made so bees can nestCylicomorpha somsiiEchwál éewóoʼɛ́ nhoŋ áte.An echwál tree is hollow.
echwogɛlchǔètʃwògɛ̀ltʃǔDial.var.ofechogelechə̌
echyáaètʃjâːeʼchyáaDial.var.echáan7/81birth2birth ceremony
-edCntx.var.-t1sfxcausative verb stem suffix (extension)âchumed,cause to smell.
-edésfxverb suffix indicating perfect aspect in minor verbsadyédé,she has eaten.
eʼdelèʔdèln.mod141weight, heavinessEʼdel bé metámbé éʼtómé eʼdel bé benyɔpyɛ̂.Shoes are heavier than socks.2importance, dignity
eʼdeltedèʔdèltèt̚n.mod14heaviness
edɛ́moèdɛ́mòDualaedɛmon7fashionCf.abɛ́âbɛ́-dédebɛ́
edəə́dəŋèdə̌ːdə̀ŋeʼdəə́dəŋn7/81spirit2shadowSyn.edogédogedəə́dəŋ é mbébèdə̌ːdə̀ŋ é mbép̚eʼdəə́dəŋ bé mbébn7/8evil spirit
Edəə́dəŋ éche Ésááèdə̌ːdə̀ŋ étʃè Ésɒ́ːn.pr7Holy Spirit
edəŋgeèdə̀ŋgèDial.var.ofedyəŋge<âdəŋ
edibèdìp̚eʼdibn7/8lakeNchóm a edib awě adé á ebwóge awóó ngíne tóma mmwaád a edib.The male crater lake is more powerful than the female lake.Cf.edíbmendíbmmwaád a edibmmwǎːɾ à èdìp̚n1female lake (one of the two crater lakes on Mt Mwanengubanchóm a edibntʃóm à èdìp̚bechóm bé edibn1/2male lake
edíbèdíp̚eʼdíbn7/81stream, riverÉchê edíb ékə́lé áte.That stream is big.2(body of) watereʼchɛ bé edíb,depth of the water.Cf.edibmendíb
edib é mmwaádèdìb é mmwǎːt̚n7female lake (on Mt Mwanenguba)
edib é nchómèdìb é ntʃómn7male lake (on Mt Mwanenguba)
edibɛnèdìbɛ̀neʼdibɛnn7/8seal
edibnedèdìp̚nèt̚eʼdibnedn7/81opener for bottle, can, etc2key3catch of door
eʼdiièʔdìːmediin14/6seat, place, positionEʼdii éʼ mod ambáá bə̂ bê.That is a seat for an important man.Eʼdii béebooʼɛ́ me hɛ́n.This seat is not good for me here.
ediídiŋgeèdǐːdìŋgèeʼdiídiŋgen7/8picture
edíímwɛèdíːmwɛ̀n7end of year, period of staying at home, has been replaced by Christmas