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tsaâ1vtchewǹtsàâger9to chew; chewingǹtsààntə̂nchewing; to chew a littletsaantə̂vtchew a little
tsaâ2vtperform the rites to be initiated in a society or cult
tsààbɨ̀tsààn1/2parlour; reception room in elder/noble’s home
tsaa ɨkòòvtperform an initiation ceremony
tsaa tswegə̀vtsighǹtsaa tswegə̀sighingto sigh
tsaantə̂der. oftsaâ1vtchew a little
tsaʼâ1vtdespise; speak or act rudely, disrespectfullyàtsaʼàn7/8disrespect; rudeness
tsaʼâ2v.adjagitate; be distractedǹtsàʼâ2ger1agitating; being distracted; not paying attention2to be agitated; to be distracted
tsàʼâ11vtfind, look for, to search under fruit trees for windfalls, as in the morning or after a wind when one goes to see if there are any fallen fruits for one to gatherÀ ghɨ̀rə ŋghɛ̀ɛ̀ ǹtsaʼa byaa mbwɛɛ bi bi baà.He went to look for avocados under the tree and found two for himself.2vinspect traps to see if it has caught an animalÀ lǒ ŋghɛ̀ɛ̀ ǹtsaʼa bɨ̂mâtaà bi sii ŋko naà ji baà.He went and inspected his traps today and caught two animals.3vseek without finding someone (several times)A tsyanə a tsiʼi Taà Nɨ̀bàʼà a ndâ, mə̀ tsàʼà mə̂ yi ŋkaa.It is difficult to find Mr. Neba in his house, I am tired of looking for him.
tsàʼâ21vtdrink (from a container) which is used by others, (this will be inappropriate)Tsùu atəə ya kɨ tsàʼà.Do not drink dirrectly from the calabash2vtdrink (of the Fon, royal dialect)M̀fɔ̀ à kɨ sɨ tsàʼà mɨlùʼù nɨ̂ ànô yi.The Fon was drinking wine with his cup.
tsàʼà ghôvar.tsàʼà tsàʼâexclpleaseTsàʼà yô, lìʼìnə ɨfǎnsənnǔ bɔɔbɨmaà bo, bo bɨ̀ ɨbɨ̂ waa wa mə bi lɛ ŋghɨ̀rə̀ a nu wò aà.Please forgive the transgression of your brothers and their sin
tsàʼànə̂vigreet each other
tsàʼàsə̂vbeg; plead with someoneǹtsàʼàsə̂ger9to plead with; pleading with (for something)
tsàʼàtə̂1vgreet
tsàʼàtə̂2vpray to God
tsàʼàyôexppolite expression to oblige sb to do a favour
tsasə̂vtsearch
tsatə̂1vtcharter2vhire
tsevican ; (auxiliary)
tseenegnegative particle
tseêvtspit
tsèê1vtwatch; shepherd2viwaitǹstsèèn1/2watchman; guardǹtsèèn1/2watcher; guard; care taker; watchmanKaa mɨ̀kòò mɨ tɨ zi ǹtsèè kaa mɨ sɨ̀ bɔŋə̀.The “juju” (masquerader) that does not recognize its carer is not good.ǹtsèê1ger9watching; shepherding2moodto watch; to shepherd3ger9waiting4moodto wait
tseetawàrə̀bɨ̀tseetawàrə̀n1/2flag
tseetəwàrə̀bɨtseetəwàrə̀n1/2flag