Akoose–English Dictionary


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mbummbùmmbum1n9/10seed2n.mod9/10sth. round3n.mod9/10a single onembum e esid,single hair.4n.mod9/10whole (of sth.)mbum e nlémmbùm è nlémn9heartA mwɛ́ɛ̄, pɔ́le eché ékálé esoó me se á mbum e nlém.Friend, what you told me has impressed me very much.mbum e nsáŋmbùm è nsáŋmbum é nsáŋn9beadmbum e bwɛlmbùm è bwɛ̀lmbum é bwɛln9/10tablets
mbumbumbùmbùndust
mbúmbúm̀búmbún3ashMbúmbú ńdé á dǔ-te.There is ash in the fireplace.
mbumém̀bùmén31powdermbumé ń sɔ́pe,soap powder.2flourMbumé mé aŋgarí ńdé á ndáb.There is gari in the house.Cf.mbúdé ń taaku
mbum e nyóodmbùm è ɲôːt̚n9a single bee
mbúnmbúnmbúnn9/10bamboo pieces (used to attach palm leaves when making thatches)Mbwɛne ne mbún mə́ə bébɛlnɛɛ́ âtúbe mbuu.Mbwɛne and mbún are used to make thatches.Cf.mbwɛne
mbuu1mbùːmbuun9/10thatchAkwɛlé mbuu.He cut thatches.
mbuu2mbùːn.mod3manyMbuu ḿ bad á túmbé-te ńdé dyam á bwâm.It is good to have many people in the family.
mbúú1(WB), cf.mbóó
mbúú2mbúːn9rainMbúú echɔg.It is raining.mwǎnkum a mbúúmwǎŋkùm à mbúːn1rainstormMwǎnkum a mbúú achɔ̂g.Very heavy rain is falling.
mbwábagmbwábàk̚nblossom, floweringSyn.mbwêm
mbwad ń ndábm̀bwàt̚ ń ndáp̚n3trench, ditch (dug for the wall of the house)UB
mbwaŋDial.var.ofmbaŋ2
mbwaŋgem̀bwàŋgèmbwaŋgen3/4kind of animal, living in the bush
mbwaŋgém̀bwàŋgén3coconutCocos nuciferaMbwaŋgé ńlɛle akwog.Coconut does not grow easily.
mbweenedmbwèːnèt̚prepthroughCf.mbwɛɛn nembwiined ne
mbwêmmbwêmnblossom, floweringSyn.mbwábag
mbwendém̀bwèndén3kind of calabash (round, without neck); cup, made from clay, coconut, etcMbwendé ḿbâg áte bwâmbwam.Mbwendé calabash has a lot of capacity (lit.: takes much.)
mbwɛm̀bwɛ̀n3daymbwɛ ń Sátedé,Saturday.Syn.bǐn 2epun 11
mbwɛ́1mbwɛ́mbwɛ́Pl.mbyɛ́n9/10dogmbwɛ́ echě ekaaʼ,wild dog.mbwɛ́ e malmbwɛ́ è màlmbwɛ́ é maln9/10Mal dog in form of a masked mannsad ḿ mbwɛ́ǹsàt̚ ḿ mbwɛ́nsad ḿ mbwɛ́n3/4small dognyam e mbwɛ́ɲàm è mbwɛ́n9share of the animal killed, given to the dogsʼ owner
mbwɛ́2mbwɛ́mbwɛ́n9/10very small seeds
mbwɛdmbwɛ̀t̚Dial.var.ofmbid2
mbwɛ́dmbwɛ́t̚mbwɛ́dDial.var.mbwɛ́gn9/101rumour, discord2sizing up, giving inside informationAsalé me mbwɛ́d.He gave inside information about me. He sized me up.3dialectmbwɛ́d e ehɔ́b,a different language.Cf.mbíd2
mbwɛ́ e moosémbwɛ́ è mòːsémbwɛ́ é moosén9/10mole cricket (implies bad omen)Gryllotalpa africanaSyn.mbwɛ́ e ngémɛɛ
mbwɛ́ e ndoómbwɛ́ è ndǒːmbwɛ́ é ndoón9/10spot-necked otter, fish eaterLutra maculicollis