Akoose–English Dictionary


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mâylmâjlDial.var.ofmâl
mbaambàːmbaan9/10two-spotted palm civet, bush pussy,” (lives on ekagɛ́l fruits)Nandinia binotataEwúú nlém ngáne mbaa.You are hard hearted.
mbaá1mbǎːPl.bembaán1/2yam (general term)Awéné mbaá.He planted yams.
mbaá2mbǎːmbaán9/10calabash
mbáá1mbáːadv.mfrequently, againMbáá abɛlé.He has done it again.Bechîb mbáá bébɛ́lé akan.The thieves have again done something.
-mbáá2mbáːVar.-mbáambáa1adjbig (for nouns of classes 1-19)2senior (for nouns of classes 1-19)Cf.ambááámbáábémbááembááémbááéʼmbááḿbáámémbáá
ḿbááḿbáːadjbig (for nouns of classes 3 and 4)nsəl ḿbáá,a big mouth.See:-mbáá2
mbáádɛ́ɛmbáːdɛ̂ːbebáádɛ́ɛ ?Var.mbárɛ́ɛ́n1/2tadpole, becomes an edible frogSyn.mbɔɔdɛɛ
mbaalɛɛmbàːlɛ̀ːnkind of dance
ḿbaalomḿbàːlòmngiant fern grass
mbaambaambàːmbàːnrecklessaloŋgé á mbaambaa,reckless living.
mbaá mbɔ́témbɒ̌ː mbɔ́tébebaa bé mbɔ́tén1/2tailorSyn.tɛ́lɛɛ
mbaaŋgémbàːŋgémbaaŋgén9/10cocoyamXanthosoma sagittifolium; X. mafaffaMbaaŋgé édé á ekɔ́ɔ̄sē bwâmbwam.Cocoyams are plentiful in Bakossi land.nkómtéd ḿ mbaaŋgéǹkómtét̚ ḿ mbàːŋgén3cocoyam without meat
mbábémbábémbábén9/10kind of forest fruit (with oily seed like that of the fluted pumpkin)
mbábɛ́1mbábɛ́nkind of treeBerlinia grandiflora
mbábɛ́2mbábɛ́nglabrous annual herbPhysalis angulata
mbádagm̀bádàk̚n3addition
mbádag ngenm̀bádàk̚ ŋgènn3multiplication
mbagmbàk̚mbagn9/101cloudMbag ebɛlé bǐn éʼsuudɛ áte.The clouds made the day dull.2fogMbag édé hǒm ásyə̄ə̄l.Fog has covered the land.Mbag ésude ás̄e.It is foggy.Syn.mbembagmbimbag3steam
mbágm̀bák̚mbágn3/4bundle, parcelAlómmé mwǎn mbág.She sent a bundle for the child.Syn.mbɔ́ndé
mbâgmbâk̚mbâgn9/10stick thrown to knock down fruitAkɔdé máŋgo ne mbâg.He knocked down mangoes with a stick.Cf.mbid3nkwɛsɛl
mbakúmbàkún91decision2sentence, judgement, verdictBéebāgɛ̄ɛ̄ bə́ mbakú e nkáa.They have not yet been given the verdict.Éekobɛɛ́ mbakú e nkáa eché bébágé mə́.He has not accepted the judgement he received in the court case.3resultâbíded mbakúâbídèt̚ mbàkúv.expdeclare judgement
mbalembàlèn.mod31unripe, premature2pale, lightmbale mé etɔmm̀bàlè mé ètɔ̀mmbale mé eʼtɔmn3unripe plantain