Akoose–English Dictionary


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w-pfxprefix for nouns of class 1, preceding vowel initial stems (rare)waáb,their friend.
exclexclamation of surprise
wáā!wáā!exclexclamation of disappointment
waáb1wǎːp̚Pl.baábn1/21his friend2counterpart, the other3spouse
waáb2wǎːp̚ideomovement of net pulled up from water
waamwàːmnumeight
wááʼ wááʼwáːʔ wáːʔexclexclamation of surprise
wagalagwàgàlàk̚ideoexpressive of sound of something loose (e.g., if shoes are too big, or bamboo not properly tied)
wagɛ́lwàgɛ́lideosuddenly
wagtɛɛwàgtɛ̀ːbewagtɛɛn1/2kind of leaf (like sand leaf)Bébɛllɛ wagtɛɛ âlened mekií.Wagtɛɛ is used to stop bleeding.
wáŋgɛsɛwáŋgɛ̀sɛ̀bewáŋgɛsɛn1/2piece of fabric, headscarfwâŋgɛsɛ ekááwâŋgɛ̀sɛ̀ èkáːbewâŋgɛsɛ ekáá ?n1/2handkerchiefwâŋgɛsɛ nlówâŋgɛ̀sɛ̀ nlóbewâŋgɛsɛ bé nlón1/2headscarf
wǎŋ wǎŋwǎŋ wǎŋideosound of dog in pain
warɛdɛɛwàrɛ̀dɛ̀ːn1/2African iodineMelanthera scandensSyn.awagtɛɛ2 1
watalîfwàtàlîfEnglishnwaterleafTalinum triangulare
we-Infl.var.weé-pfxyou; verb prefix, second person singularwenkɛ̌,you went.
1Dial.var.wɛ̂2prepat, to, from; locative preposition, used especially with peopleCheé wenkɛ̌ abɛl wê Sylvester?What did you go to do at Sylvesterʼs?
2Dial.var.wɛ̂3adv.lthere, locative adverb, close to hearer, general locationNhúú wê.I have returned from there.Cf.hɛ̂hɛ́nwén
3preplikeAdé ngíne áte wê ngo.He is as strong as a leopard.
wedwèt̚adv.mfirmly
weé-Infl.var.ofwe-
weé1wěːDial.var.ofwɛɛ́1
weé2Dial.var.ofwɛɛ́2
wénwénadv.lhere, locative adverb, close to speaker, general locationNhyédé wén.I have arrived here.Cf.hɛ̂hɛ́n2
wɛ̀proyou; pronoun second person singular
wɛ̂1wɛ̂1prepat, to2advwhere