Akoose–English Dictionary


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mbon mbinmbòn mbìnnblack fronted duikerCephalophus nigrifrons
mboŋ1mbòŋn9particles (of dirt in water)Edíb édé mboŋ áte.The stream has small particles of dirt in it.Mboŋ edé á medíb-te.The water has small particles in it.
mboŋ2mbòŋn.mod3goodness, goodmboŋ ḿ mod,a good person.
mboŋ3m̀bòŋn3helpAbɛlé me mboŋ ḿme mêchadtɛ́nnɛ́.I had forgotten about the help he gave me.
mbóŋ1mbóŋmbóŋn9/10witness (in court)Mə́ adé me mbóŋ áyə̄le nkáa.He is my witness in the case.
mbóŋ2mbóŋnpiece of a wood
mbôŋ1m̀bôŋmbôŋn3/41small hornbillMbôŋ ńdíi eʼnɔn ábe éʼkə́lé nló.The hornbill is a bird with a large head.2piping hornbillBycanistes fistulator
mbôŋ2m̀bôŋmbôŋn3/41central rafter, beam; beam supporting etágMbôŋ ń ndáb ḿbógké áte.The central rafter in the house is broken.2pole (used for carrying a corpse)
mbǒŋmbǒŋVar.ofmboómboó nsɛ̂dfruit like alligator pepperseed podgrain chewed at the burial of the placenta
mboŋɛmbòŋɛ̀ncliffUB
mbôŋgaŋ (e dií)mbôŋgàŋ (è dǐː)nkind of weedDiplazium samatii
mboŋgembòŋgènalbino
mbóŋgém̀bóŋgémbóngén3/41pillow, headrestAwóó mbóŋgé ḿbɛ.He has two pillows.2crossbar of old kind of latrineMbóŋgé mé ntom ḿbógké áte.The crossbar of the latrine is broken.Cf.ebóŋ2ebóŋgé
mbóŋgɛ́lembóŋgɛ́lèn1wood used for making cutlass handles; the bark was used for treating wounds/sores2small trees around the house for domestic birds to pitch onSyn.nhín ḿ páá 1
mboŋgwembòŋgwènlong explanation - meaning of the object found
mboŋmboŋmbòŋmbòŋadvreally well, very wellAbíí échê ehɔ́b mboŋmboŋ.He knows that language very well.
mbóŋmbōŋmbóŋmbōŋnlarge, round pieces of woodAsɛ́lé lǒn mbóŋmbōŋ.He cut the firewood into large pieces of a certain length.
mboŋsɛnm̀bòŋsɛ̀nn3preparation, readiness, ready, prepared
mboómbòː́Pl.bemboóVar.mbǒŋn1/2fruit like esɛd (whose seeds are tasty, used medicinally, for children)Mbǒŋ adíi nɛ̂ eʼlyɔ́gé boŋ anyine á nsəl.Mbǒŋ is like alligator pepper but it is sweet in the mouth.
mbóómbóːWB.mbúú1ndisputeBékíí nchii ń nzag âtíi ḿme ńtɔ́gáá mbóó.They went to sort out the boundary of the farm which was in dispute.
mboóŋgaŋmbɤ̌ːŋgàŋmboóŋgaŋDial.var.mbolóŋgaŋn9/10kind of fern
mboóŋgəəmbǒːŋgə̀ːn91fruit with five eyes2a peacemaking process introduced by Ngoe
mbootedm̀bòːtèt̚n3beginningMbooted mé akan ńlɛ́lé áte.The beginning of a thing is difficult.
mborórómbòróróbemborórónBororo person, Fulani cattle herder (live on Mt Mwanenguba)
mbote1mbòtèn91young ones of the same family, offspringAwóó mbote bwâm.She has lots of young ones.2generationMbote e Abraham.The generation of Abraham.3fruitfulAne mmwaád adé mbote.That woman is fruitful.4harvest