Akoose–English Dictionary


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ebɛ́chǔèbɛ́tʃǔbebɛ́chǔn1/21caterpillar with red anus, rare. Believed to be omen of death2small hairy crawling insect
ebɛ́dèbɛ́t̚eʼbɛ́dn7/81cover, lidHéé ebɛ́d é mbeé édíí?Where is the lid of the pot?2record (gramophone)ebɛ́d é nlóèbɛ́ɾ é nlóeʼbɛ́d é nlón7/8skull
eʼbɛ éʼ nyamèʔbɛ̀ éʔ ɲàmn14butcheryCf.âbag
ébɛɛ́ébɛ̌ːbébɛɛ́n1/2(cashew) pod with two seedsCf.élaánɛ́éniínɛ́éntoobɛ́épɔkɛ́lɛ́étaanɛ́
ebɛnèbɛ̀neʼbɛnn7/8unexpected death, accidental death, accidentAwédé ebɛn.He died unexpectedly, through an accident.nkánág mé ebɛnǹkánák̚ mé èbɛ̀nn3meeting to prevent further bad happenings
ebɛ́nèbɛ́nn7meeting to settle disputes, palaver, settling of a caseAchagé ebɛ́n.He called a meeting to settle a dispute.Saá ebɛ́n éhúɛʼ nɛ́n-ɛ?Is there not going to be a meeting?
eʼbɛ́nèʔbɛ́nn.mod14sourness, quality of food gone offEʼbɛ́n éʼ nzab bémwedɛɛ́ bán ndyâg ndyééd.The bad soup prevents me from eating the food.
ebɛ́ndɛɛèbɛ́ndɛ̀ːbebɛ́ndɛɛn1/2fruit with acidic taste
ebɛ́néèbɛ́néeʼbɛ́nén7/81corrugated roofing sheets, zincAchané eʼbɛ́né ábē álôŋnɛɛ́ ndáb.He bought pieces of zinc with which to build his house.2grater
ebɛ̂n é alááèbɛ̂n é àláːn.mod7flat stoneÉchêm ebɛ̂n é aláá chén.This is my flat stone.Cf.abɛ̂n
ebɛ́nébɛ́nèbɛ́nébɛ́nn7edible leaf
eʼbɛ́nébɛ́nèʔbɛ́nébɛ́nn141sourness, acidity2harsh talkEʼbɛ́nébɛ́n béebooʼɛ́.Harsh talk is not good.
ebɛ́ntédèbɛ́ntét̚eʼbɛ́ntédn.mod7/8acidic, sour (taste)ebɛ́ntéd é mmwɛ́,a sour drink.
ebɛnzúèbɛ̀nzún7kind of dance for menBad béságe ebɛnzú.People are dancing the ebɛnzú dance.
ebɛseèbɛ̀sèeʼbɛsen7/81congregation, denomination, churchBad bé mbóŋ e dyǒb bébɔ́dé ebɛse échāb.The Jehovaʼs witnesses have lost their church.2religionEbɛse é Báptistèbɛ̀sè é Báptìstn.ph7Baptist church, denomination, congregationEbɛse é Básɛlèbɛ̀sè é Básɛ̀ln.pr7Presbyterian Church in Cameroon
ebɛ́seèbɛ́sèeʼbɛ́sen7/8earringEbɛ́se ehɔ́g ébɔ́ɔ́ mə́.She lost one earring.
eʼbəkeèʔbə̀kèmebəken14/6braBebaád béhâg eʼbəke.Women wear bras.
ebə́keèbə́kèeʼbə́keDial.var.ebɔ́ken7/8cast iron pot, iron potEʼbə́ke béesaá ámpē.Cast iron pots are not found any more.
ebə́lèbə́ln.mod7/81kind, typeÉchê eʼbə́l éʼ kúb béebooʼɛ́.This kind of hen is not good.2special kind, unique, without precedent, peculiar, strangeNnyéné ebə́l é akan chii, éebooʼɛ́ me ahɔ́b.I saw an amazing thing today which it is not good for me to talk about.Ebə́l é akan éhéé étáné me nɛ́n?What kind of thing has happened to me?Bekáálé bédé eʼbə́l éʼ bad.Whitemen are different (incomprehensible).3surprise
ebəŋèbə̀ŋeʼbəŋn7/81marking on bird, snake, etc., stripes2colour
ebə́ŋèbə́ŋeʼbə́ŋn7/8pancreas, spleen
ebídèbít̚n.mod7/8useless, discardedebíd é mbeé,a discarded pot.
eʼbiièʔbìːmebiiDial.var.eʼbwiin14/6cola nut treeCola acuminata
eʼbíièʔbîːn14knowledgeEʼbíi bé akan ábī éʼdé nhəŋlɛ́n ne ábōŋ.His knowledge of the affair is different from yours.
ebííèbíːeʼbíín7/8depth, very deep holeebíí éche éewōoʼɛ́ asóg,deep hole which has no bottom.