Akoose–English Dictionary


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ndakendàkènassignment
ndamndàmntufts at top of nzyɔg e mal costume
ndambundàmbùndambun9/10catapult, slingshotAbɔmne menɔn ndambu.He is shooting birds with his catapult.
ndam e ekalé1ndàm è èkàlén9noise made with tinsBétɔgtɛ ndam e ekalé.They are making a roaring noise.
ndam e ekalé2ndàm è èkàlén9juju cap
ndándáándándáːDial.var.ndyándyáánargumentAhédé táŋtáá.He is refusing.Ahâg dyam ndyándyáá.He argued about it.
ndándúndándún1discrimination, kind of disagreement2main theme, main topic
ndáŋndáŋngreat respect; superior prideCf.ndáándumɛ
ndeDial.var.ofndɛ
ndelɛɛndèlɛ̀ːbedelɛɛDial.var.ndɛlendəlen.mod1/21importantndelɛɛ a mod,an important man.2reliableCf.âdel
ndém e soŋndém è sòŋndém é soŋn9/10lateral hole in graveBébɛ́láá ndém é soŋ bɔɔ́b.Long ago, they used to make a grave with a side hole.
ndɛndɛ̀Dial.var.nden9favour, gift, sacrificeDyǒb ábɛ́lé mə́ ndɛ.God was favourable to him.Syn.mendɛ 3
ndɛdendɛ̀dèndɛden9/10garden eggSolanum sp.; S. melongena; S. anguivi
ndɛde e nzyɔ́gndɛ̀dè è nzjɔ́k̚ndɛde é nzyɔ́gn9/101shrub with thorns bearing inedible garden eggsSolanum nodiflorum; S. torvum2turkey berry (highly toxic)Solanum torvum
ndɛlendɛ̀lèDial.var.ofndelɛɛ
ndɛlébwɔgndɛ̀lébwɔ̀k̚n9/101cardinal woodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens2little green, brown-eared woodpeckerCampethera maculosa, C. caroli
ndɛ́nendɛ́nèndɛ́nen9/10Bosmanʼs potto; golden potto, bush babyCf.dunɛ́
ndə́kendə́kèndə́ken9/101storey, levelBélóó ndáb e ndə́ke móom méláán.They built a house with five stories.2deck3steps4shelf5stage
ndəlendə̀lèDial.var.ofndelɛɛ
ndə́lɛ́ɛ́ndə́lɛ́ːn1pneumonia, asthma, bronchitisNdə́lɛ́ɛ́ awâg mə́.She has pneumonia.
ndəŋgendə̀ŋgèndəŋgen.mod9/10deep sorrow, sadness, gloominess
ndə́ŋgéndə́ŋgénin line
ndəŋgɛ́lndə̀ŋgɛ́lndəŋgɛ́ln.mod9/10big thingAkóbé ndəŋgɛ́l e súu.He caught a big fish.
ndibndìp̚ndibn9/10pool, deep part (of stream, etc.)Anyaŋ ádé á ndib-mîn.There is a hammock bridge over the deep part of the river.ndib e nlóndìb è nlón9??ndib e yógndìb è jók̚n9place in the Mungo river near Mahole, pool of no retrieval
ndib e ahɔnndìb è àhɔ̀nn9place of Ahon where all the secret things are kept; unfathomable things