Akoose–English Dictionary


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ngəŋ3ŋgə̀ŋn9haircut, shavingNgəŋ echě ákə́ŋné eboó.The haircut which he gave me was a good one.
ngə́ŋŋgə́ŋngə́ŋn9/101bellNgə́ŋ ekwedé bɔ́ngɔ́lóŋŋ.The bell fell down bɔ́ngɔ́lóŋ.2time; o’clockngə́ŋ e saámbɛ́,seven o’clock.
ngəŋgəŋŋgə̀ŋgə̀ŋngəŋgəŋn9/10plant of the dracaena family
ngəŋgúŋgə̀ŋgú1n.mod9delicate, preciousWalé díse bwâm áyə̄le ádé ngəŋgú.Handle the dish carefully, because it is delicate.2n9sacred place, not to be defilednsɔ́n ń ngəŋgúǹsɔ́n ń ŋgə̀ŋgún3important, delicate work
ngəseŋgə̀sèngəsen9/101song to be chanted (usually with a refrain/response from the audience; melody; dirge; sad chanting at a deathAkɔnɛ ngəse.He is singing a song.2psalm
ngidechə́ŋŋgìdètʃə́ŋVar.ofngidichəŋ
ngidichəŋŋgìdìtʃə̀ŋngidichəŋVar.ngidechə́ŋn3/4stinging flyNgidichəŋ ńlédé mɛ.The stinging fly bit me.
ngii1ŋgìːngiin9/10lionPanthera leoNgii chə̂ edé kə̂ŋ e nyam.The lion is the king of the animals.
ngii2ŋgìːngiin9/101eggs (of fish, jigger, etc)Ene súu elóné ngii áte.This fish has a lot of eggs inside.2underdeveloped eggs of a henCf.akii
nginŋgìnn9thunder, lightningNgin ebɔmé mod.Lightning (lit.: thunder) struck somebody.Syn.dyǒb 2
ngíndéŋgíndéadv.tfor a long time, for everAlɛ́wēn ngíndé ne ngíndé.He has been here for a long time.Ǎbɛ́ wén ngíndé ne ngíndé.He will be here for a long time/for ever.
ngíneŋgínèn91strength, forceAdé ngíne áte wê ngo.He is as strong as a leopard.2heavily, stronglyNhéemaad ngíne ngíne.I am breathing heavily.Cf.mekambéekaŋ é ngíneèkàŋ é ŋgínèn7rage
ngiteŋgìtèn9large lump of fufu dipped in soupAsɛlé ngite e ésūbāg.He cut off a lump of fufu.
ngoŋgòngon9/10leopard (wrongly referred to as tiger)Panthera pardusSyn.ngəəngómesoŋgɛɛ 1
ngobŋgòp̚ngobn9/10skin, fleshngob e yə̌l.skin.Cf.ekob2nkob
ngóbeŋgóbèngóben9/10layer
ngob e dyǒbŋgòb è djǒp̚n9skyNgob e dyǒb ehíné ámīn, nɛ́-əə́ mbúú ěchə̄.The sky is black overhead, so it will rain.Syn.abobe á dyǒb
ngóbnédŋgóp̚nét̚ngóbnédn9/10acceptance; something held ontoAkəgé metóm akal boŋ ngóbnéd éesaá.He tried to tell lies but they were not accepted.Weewóoʼɛ́ ngóbnéd hǒmhom.You have no place to stay.Cf.nkóbnéd
Ngoɛŋgòɛ̀n.prmythical ancestor, believed to be the founder of Bakossi and related peoples
ngǒkumɛŋgǒkùmɛ̀neastSyn.ákuu 3
ngomŋgòmngomn9/10porcupine; brush-tailed porcupine, chuku chuku beafAtherurus africanusNgom esɔ́lé á súléd-te.The porcupine disappeared into the grass.
ngómbéŋgómbéngómbén9/10kind of insect (like small centipede)Cf.ngɔ́mbɛ́dǔm é ngómbédǔm é ŋgómbén5/6nest of ngómbé (used in the past to keep knives for circumcision)
ngoméŋgòménswarm (of grasshoppers)Cf.ngómɛ́ɛ́
ngómesoŋgɛɛŋgómèsòŋgɛ̀ːn1/21leopardPanthera pardusSyn.ngo2nickname of tigerNgomesoŋgɛɛ adé ehuhu.The "tiger" is untrustworthy.
ngómɛ́ɛ́ŋgómɛ́ːbengómɛ́ɛ́n1/2migratory locustLocusta migratoriaWeenyénɛ́ ngómɛ́ɛ́ ngen ébɛ.Locusts donʼt come often.You don't see locusts twice.Cf.ngomé