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saâ1vtsplit wood; chop woodǹsàâ31gersplitting (firewood)2infto split (firewood)
saâ21vileak2vileak out (of a container) to have leakagesǹsàâ11ger9leaking2infto leak
saâ31viquit the marital homeA sɔrə̀ ǹdâ yì ntsɨ̀m ŋ̀kwerə ntɨgə ŋghɛɛ nii tso ŋù a saa nii.He emptied the house of all his personal effects, just as one would do when he decides to leave home for good.2vquit in annoyance
saâ4vicause heart burn when eatenNɨ̀ŋgɔ̀ɔ̀ nî tɔ̀ɔ nya mə mə̀ ghɨ̀rə ŋkurə aa nɨ saa nàâ.The roasted plantain that I ate is causing me heartburn.
saâ51vtmiss; lose; forfeitÀyaŋə ntɔŋ a saà àyoò.He who is does not control his anger stands to lose.mə mbə mə̀ waʼà ka nswoŋə nɨ̂ ànnù Nwî a mbo bǎdàŋ, nyi bàŋnə̀ ǹsaa mɨyàrɨ̀nə̀ mɨ ŋguʼu myâ.lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.2vtlack; missǸloŋ mə àjàŋə mə nɨ̀ tswe nɨ̂ ànnù yî mɔ̀ʼɔ bu bɨ̀ Yesu Kristo aa, kaa nɨ̀ sɨ afùʼù yî tsu saà, ǹtswe nɨ̂ àfùʼù nɨ mɨ̀ghàà mɨ tsɨ̀m, bo bɨ̀ a nɨ mɨ̀tsyɛ̀ mɨ tsɨ̀m.that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge.3vtloseÀlwintɔŋ a saà àyoò.Anger causes one to lose something.ǹsàâ21ger9losing; forfeiting; missing2infto lose; to forfeit; to miss
sàâ1vdistinguishǸyèrə a tswe a atsə kaa bɨ waʼà sàà.When there is a thief in the family, all will be soiled without distinction. People will not seek to give out who the thief is.
sàâ2vtto open up one’s way through thick grass or undergrowthSynyàâblaze; open (path or trail)
saansə̂1vtshed; spill (blood)2vtcause to leakTsùù mɨlùʼù mya lǒ saansə!Do not cause the wine to leakǹsàànsə̂1ger9shedding (blood)2infto shed (blood)
saʼâ1vbear fruit (of palm tree)
saʼâ2virise (of the sun)Nòò à sàʼà mə̂.The sun has risen.Anttsô2set, of the sunǹsàʼâ41gerrising (of the sun)2infto rise (of the sun)comp.m̀bɨ̂ ǹsàʼa nòòm̀bɨ̂
saʼâ3vtrule (as a leader); judgeǹsàʼâ àlaʼà1gerinfruling the nationto rule the nationǹsàʼâ àlaʼà2nruler; judgeǹsàʼâ11ger9ruling2infto ruleǹsaʼàlaʼàn1/2leader; judge; authority
saʼâ41vtjudgeNòò yìi mə bɨ ka saꞌa ɨsaꞌa mbi ghu aa, à kùꞌù mə̂.Now is the judgement of this world.Jn 12:31Nɨ̀ sɨ̀ zi mə bìʼinə̀ ka yǐ saʼa bangel aa ɛ?Do you not know that we are to judge angels?1 Cor 6:32vtcondemnSynnɨŋ ɨsaʼà 1prosecute
saʼâ51vtnarrate2vttell a folk tale, storyBìʼinə̀ saʼa njyàlàʼà.Let us tell stories.ǹsàʼâ21gernarrating2infto narratecomp.ǹjyàlàʼà yî ǹsààǹjyàlàʼà
sàʼâ1v.adjlong, become
sàʼâ2vttear down; break down (a building)ǹsàʼâ31ger9scattering; demolishing; tearing down2infto scatter; to demolish; to tear downsàʼà nɨyɔʼɔ̂vidivorce
sàʼâ3vtpick for transplant
sàʼâ4vteat very quickly with the intention of depriving other people of the food
sàʼâ51vtseize by force; snatch2vtelope3vtestrange; part company
sàʼâ6vtpick or choose (for a wife)À ghɛ̀ɛ nsàʼa ŋgwɛ̂ yì a Ŋ̀kwenə̀.He has gone and take a wife for himself in Nkwen.
sàʼâ7vtscatter; search; spread out things
saʼa abɛ̀ɛ njɨ̀mph. v. ofsaʼâ4 1àbɛ̀ɛ̀2 1ǹjɨ̀mv.adjjudge with partiality; being partialKaa Nwì à sɨ abɛ̀ɛ njɨ̀m saʼa.God is not partial in his judgement.
sàʼa akòrəvirun fast; fleeSynsɛʼɛ akòrərun fastǹsàʼâ àkòrərunning fastto run fast
sàʼa akòrə̀vttake off in a flight in the face of danger
saʼa alaʼàvtrule the nationǹsàʼâ àlaʼà1ruling the nationto rule the nationǹsàʼâ àlaʼà2ruler; judgeǹsàʼâ àlaʼà2ruler; judge
sàʼa mfòn1the betrothed of the king