Akoose–English Dictionary


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nchebǹtʃèp̚n3charm, thing put at the middle or edge of a farm to protect it from thievesAhédé ncheb áyə̄le kaké.He put protective "medicine" on his cocoa.Ahédé ncheb áwī nzag.He put a protection on his farm.
nchébǹtʃép̚n31assembly hall; juju house with two doorsBédé á ndáb e nchéb.They are in the assembly house.2shrineCf.esâm
nchedntʃèt̚bechedn1/21baby nurse2peacemakerCf.eʼched
nchémǹtʃémnchémn3/4batNchém ḿpúmmé á ndáb-mîn.The bat flew on top of the house.
nchém ń ngɛ̂nǹtʃém ń ŋgɛ̂nnchém ń ngɛ̂nn3/4Angola fruit batLissomycteris angolensis
nchemtɛnǹtʃèmtɛ̀nDial.var.nchentɛnn31understanding2agreement, covenantNchemtɛn mə̂ ńdé edəŋge.Agreement is love.3reconciliation, harmony
nchentɛnntʃèntɛ̀nDial.var.ofnchemtɛn<âchem
nchɛdǹtʃɛ̀t̚n.mod3immature, very young, unripeApádé nchɛd mé achaŋ.He picked a young pineapple.
nchɛ́leǹtʃɛ́lèn3call, callingNchɛ́le ḿmē béchɛ́nlé wɛ méesaá mbéb.Them calling you is not bad.
nchə́geǹtʃə́gèn3climbingAkude mɔné áyə̄le nchə́ge ḿme áchə́ké.He was given money for the climbing he did.
nchəŋntʃə̀ŋbechəŋn1/2person who checks on traps for animal
nchə̌ŋǹtʃə̌ŋn3leaves from pumpkin plant used as a vegetable
nchə́ŋgɛ́lɛ1ntʃə́ŋgɛ́lɛ̀bechə́ŋgɛ́lɛn1/2swingBɛ̌ndem bédé á nchə́ŋgɛ́lɛ-mîn.The children are on the swing.
nchə́ŋgɛ́lɛ2ǹtʃə́ŋgɛ́lɛ̀ntraditional place of meeting; meeting place at NgussiBad békíí á nchə́ŋgɛ́lɛ.People went to the traditional meeting place.Bênkɛ̌ ekúú apim á nchə́ŋgɛ́lɛ.They went to Ngussi to get rid of ill-luck.
nchə̂ŋlɛnǹtʃə̂ŋlɛ̀nn31slow and sluggish movement, slowness2delayNchə̂ŋlɛn ḿme ábɛ́láá á nzii-tê ḿbɛ́lɛ́ mbúú etáné mə́.His trailing on the way made the rain catch up with him.
nchîbntʃîp̚bechîbn1/2thief, robberNchîb atómé mehélé.The thief quickly ran away.
nchii1ǹtʃìːn3boundaryBékíí nchii ń nzag atíi ḿme ńtɔ́gáá mbóó.They went to the farm to arrange the boundary that was in dispute.
nchii2ǹtʃìːn3poisonous yam-like fruit
nchírɛchəŋǹtʃírɛ̀tʃə̀ŋnchírɛchəŋn3/4small stinging wasp (lives in the bush)
nchogǹtʃòk̚Var.ofnchɔg
nchog a bɔ́ɔlntʃòg à bɔ̂ːlbechog bé bɔ́ɔln1/2football player
nchógmásíǹtʃók̚másín3forced labourBébɛ́nté mə́ nchógmásí.They made him do forced labour.
nchómǹtʃómPl.bechómn1/21male, man2husbandKɛ́lɛ akií wê nchóm á Kómbe.Kelle went to her husband in Kumba.3mainnchóm a edibntʃóm à èdìp̚bechóm bé edibn1/2male lakenchóm a eʼlɛlntʃóm à èʔlɛ̀ln1hardness, braveness
nchomɛ́ɛǹtʃòmɛ̂ːn1end wall of houseakon dé nchomɛ́ɛ,main pole supporting the roof.
nchóm ḿ bwɛlǹtʃóm ḿ bwɛ̀lbechóm bé mɛln3/2mahogany tree, sapelli treeEntandrophragma cylindricum