Akoose–English Dictionary


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ebiíbiièbìː́bìːeʼbiíbiin7/8coucal, Senegal coucal, Blue-headed coucalCentropus senegalensis, C. monachusEbiíbii ésɔ́ɔ́mé á apag-tê.The coucal hides in the thicket.
ebilékamèbìlékàmn7kind of herbCrassocephalum montuosum
ebinèbìneʼbinn7/8farm no longer cultivated, fallowSyn.ekid 1Cf.nkunékūnē
ebíndéèbíndéeʼbíndén7/8dregs (of palm wine)Ebíndé é mǐm ébóŋné mod awě awóó mmwaád ekɔ́ɔ́lé.The dregs of palm wine are good for a man who has a new wife.Syn.mbite
ebin é hǒmèbìn é hǒmeʼbin éʼ hǒmn7/8farm, bush place not worked for years
ebóèbóeʼbón7/8treatmentNkag á ebó.I am going for treatment.Cf.mbɛl éʼbōabwɔ́g dé ebóàbwɔ́k̚ dé èbón5place for treatmentndáb e ebóndáb è èbóndáb é ebón9/10hospital
ebóbéèbóbéeʼbóbén.mod7/8dumb, dumbness, dumb personAkwedé ebóbé.He has become dumb.
eboblágèbòblák̚eʼboblágn7/8fontanelEboblág étɔnle mwǎn.The childʼs fontanel is pulsating.
ebodèbòt̚eʼbodn.mod7/8plain, flat placeEbod é hǒm éebudɛ́ɛ́ mendíb awóŋ eseb.A flat place usually does not have enough water in the dry season.
ebogèbòk̚eʼbogn7/8remaining part of oil, end of oil
ebógèbók̚eʼbógn7/81duty2obligation3mandate4responsibility (delegated to find solution in difficult decision)Abagé mə́ ebóg áyə̄le nkule ḿmē awi mwǎn.He gave a piece of bamboo to indicate responsibility for the sickness of his child.
ebómánèbómánDualaebómáSp.var.ofebómɛ́n
ebom (é ndáb)èbòm (é ndáb)eʼbom (é ndáb)n7/8ridge, crest of the roofAlóó ndáb, eehɛ́dɛɛ́ ebom é ndáb.He built a house without putting a proper ridge.Syn.abɔl á ndábmbɔl ń ndáb
ebómɛ́nèbómɛ́neʼbómɛ́nDualaebómán7/8woe, bad luck, curseSáá adé awɛ́ ambɛ́ mwǎn ebómɛ́n.The father wished the child bad luck before he died.
ebommagèbòmmàk̚eʼbommagn7/8hammer
ebomnedèbòmnèt̚eʼbomnedn7/8kind of hammerAbɛnlaad ebomned ne mbɛ́dé.He is using a hammer with a wedge.
ebondeèbòndèeʼbonden7/8bonfire, camp-fireBékónté ebonde.They made a camp-fire.ebonde é muúèbòndè é mǔːeʼbonde éʼ muún7/8huge fireebondɛɛèbòndɛ̀ːn.mod1red, very brightNzɛlɛ́ɛ́ ahédé ebondɛɛ a mbɔ́té.Nzele is wearing a very bright red dress.
eʼboŋèʔbòŋn.mod141goodness2handsomeness3beauty
ebóŋ1èbóŋeʼbóŋn7/8short stick
ebóŋ2èbóŋeʼbóŋn7/8wooden cushion, pillow, seatTédé me ebóŋ é atii.Take a wooden seat for me.Cf.ebóŋgémbóŋgéebóónlóèbóːnlón7wooden pillowpillow of headBɔɔ́b bad béhágáá ebóŋ á nló nɛ́ŋgāne mbóŋgé.In the past, people used a log under their heads as a pillow.ebóotiièbôːtìːeʼbóŋ bé metiin7/8old carved kind of stool
ebóŋ3èbóŋeʼbóŋn7/8bracelet, bangleAne mmwaád ahédé eboŋ á ekáá.That woman has put a bangle on her arm.Syn.mwɛɛn
eʼboŋ bé nlémèʔbòŋ bé nlém1n.mod14kindness2n14grace
eboŋgéèbòŋgéeʼboŋgén7/8roll (of thread), threadeboŋgé é nsiŋge,roll of thread.Mbaŋgɛ mbɔ́té ne eboŋgé éche épúbɛʼ.I am sewing a dress with white thread.
ebóŋgéèbóŋgéeʼbóŋgén7/8bridgeEbóŋgé ébógké áte.The bridge is broken down.Cf.ebóŋ2mbóŋgé