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ŋaâvtmeet with fortune; stumble on something goodŋ̀ŋàâmeeting with fortune; stumbling on sth. good or badto meet one’s fortune; to stumble on sth. good or bad
ŋaantə̂vttake a big handful ofŋ̀ŋààntə̂1ger9taking a good handful of2infto take a good handful of
ŋààntə̂vtouch, eat a little (of large amount of food)Antmɔ̀ɔ̂ 1eat to satiation or overeatàŋààntə̀n7touching, feeling and playing with the fingers; touchBɨ buʼu àkàŋgɛ̀ɛ̀ aa nɨ nɨ̀lòŋ nɨ aŋààŋtə̀.The dance “akangeh” is performed on the Bafut country harp.
ŋaʼâvtopenSynghùgə̂openAnttsetə̂1close; shutŋaʼakə̂viopen (several); open in many places or pointsŋaʼanə̂v.adjopenŋ̀ŋàʼâ1ger9opening2infto open
ŋàʼâvbeat a little; do a little (of farming)
ŋaʼa aŋwàʼànə̂vtbegin the school term or yearAntsàŋə̂ aŋwàʼànə̀end the school term or year
ŋaʼakə̂der. ofŋaʼâviopen (several); open in many places or pointsŋ̀ŋàʼàkə̂opening (several)to open (several)
ŋaʼanə̂der. ofŋaʼâv.adjopen
ŋaʼatə̂vtopen; open a bit
ŋaʼatə abôph. v. ofŋaʼatə̂àbô 1v.adjbe generousŊù yìi mə a fa njoo a mbo bə̀ aa, tâ à ka ŋaʼatə abô.the one who contributes, in generosity.ŋ̀ŋaʼatə abôbeing generousto be generousgenerosity
ŋaŋnə̂visit (on the throne) (of the king)ŋ̀ŋàŋnə̂21ger9sitting on the throne2infto sit on the throne
ŋàŋnə̂vicrawl on the groundŋ̀ŋàŋnə̂11ger9crawling2infto crawl
ŋeêvtraise up (body, in pride)Nɨ̀ tsuu nû yùù kɨ ŋee.Do not be proud.ŋ̀gàŋŋee nûnproud peopleŋ̀ŋeê1gerraising up (the body/shoulders); being proud2infto raise up (the body/shoulders); to be proud
ŋèêvtcut a small pieceŋ̀ŋèê1ger9cutting a little piece2infto cut a little piece
ŋee nûvtproud; arrogantBə̀ ka yǐ tɨgə kɔ̀ŋə̀ aa bə mɨ̀bɨ̀ɨ̀ mɨ nû myaa, ɨ kɔ̀ŋə̀ nɨ̂ ŋ̀kabə, ɨ tə̀rə̀ nɨ̂ àdàŋə̀ dàŋə̀, ɨ ŋee nɨ̂ nû,People will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogantSyntə̀rə̂be proud; boast
ŋèèntə̂vtbreak off or cut off small piecesŋ̀ŋèèntə̂1gercutting or breaking off several pieces; cutting in dribs and drabs2infto cut or break off several in little pieces; to cut in dribs and drabs
ŋeʼesə̂advn secret; secretly; stealthily
ŋèʼèsə̂vtimitateŋ̀ŋèʼèsə̂1ger9imitating2infto imitate
ŋètə̂1vtlight (fire); kindleŋ̀ŋètə̂21ger9lighting (a fire)2infto light (a fire)
ŋètə̂2der. ofŋ̀ŋètə̂1vtcircumciseSyntsə̌ŋ ǹdə̀ə̀circumciseànnǔ ŋŋètə bə̀circumcisiontɨ̀ŋètə̀uncircumcised; Gentile
ŋɛɛ̂vtlift; carry; carry or take a child in the arms; take into the armsŋŋɛɛ bɔɔ bya ŋkweꞌe, nnɔŋsə mbô mi a atu bo, ǹnɨŋ mbɔ̀ɔnə a nu bo.And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.Mk 10:16ŋ̀ŋɛ̀ɛ̂1ger9lifting or picking up someone2infto lift or pick someone up
ŋɛ̀ɛ̀ŋkə̂v.adjcraving attention; sluggish and needing to be petted
ŋɛʼɛadjempty
ŋɛ̀ʼɛ̀kə̂vibe fastidious and demanding attention
ŋɛnə̂adjhigher; raised up