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Pfxnoun cl. 2 prefix (plural)ŋù bǎmbììnperson of old; ancestor; ancient person; founder; person of accident days; ancient of days
1vwarm2vtto warm sth on a firebasə̂11vtto put over a flame; to warm a leaf in preparation for cooking2vheat up over a flame, by the heat of burning coals or fire; to melt oil with the heat of fire3vito hurt (as though under intense heat)
pronpossessive pronoun
baa1bɨ̀baan1/2measure (of oil)
baa2numtwo
baa31conjconditional marker“À ghɨ̀rə mbaa mbə mə ŋù ghû à wo aa nɔ̀ŋsə̀ kə̀ mə à bùʼù aa annû tsu a mûm àlaʼa boŋ mə̀ tswe nɨ̀ nòò a nyuʼutə ɨsaʼâ ghuu ghû m̀bâ baYuda.“If it were a matter of wrongdoing or vicious crime, O Jews, I would have reason to accept your complaint.Acts 18:142qwfocus markerBaa ò ghɨ̀rə nswoŋ mə o fɛ̀ʼ̀ɛ̀ aa a lɛ kə lɛ?When did you say you would leave>
baâvtto hold with both hands
bààbààn1/2type of tree
bàâvhate; abhor; detest
baanə̂1vito be crazy2v.adjmad, become3intoxicated, become
baanə mɨlùʼùviget drunk
baansə̂vcause to become mad; cause to become intoxicated
bǎburən2heavenly beings; (people) those who live in heavenAntbǎnsyɛ̂ 1people on earth
bǎdàŋ1pronothers2n2strangers; outsiders; people who do not belong
bǎdàŋə̀n2other people
bǎdɨgəbǎdɨgən2inhabitants
bagɨlən1pretend; act up
bagɨlə̂var.bagɨrəvito pretendm̀bàgɨ̀lə̂1ger9pretending2infto pretend
BaHeber1n.prop2Hebrews (the epistle to)2n.prop2Hebrews; Hebrew people
baʼa1bɨ̀baʼan1/2calabash dish; part of calabash cut and shapped to be used for various purposes, e.g., for sishing for, for eating, for dipping water, etc.
baʼa2n1/2fufu, oil dippers
baʼâ11v.adjgo stale/bad esp. food and other perishable item; sour; rancid; pall2viturn sour; ferment; pallǸjyà yâ ɨ̀ bàʼâ.The sauce has become sour.
baʼâ21vweave2vplait; braidÀ ghɛ̀ɛ a mbaʼa atû yi.She has gone to have her hair plaited.baʼatə̂vtto weave part of sth