aanthe first letter of the Borna languageBorni fideli wotat nababiyiru "a" etefo.The first Borna letter and vowel is "a".
abductbuta1vto take someone away by force or deceptionB'ni'i bbutetsok'owa bíísh bí'ar.Her father believes his daughter has been abducted.
abductionp'uriyanto take someone without permission, to snatch away with forceBaar p'uriyo gond doya.Abduction is a harmful traditional practice.
abettingushiyavassist in doing something illegal, teaching how to do things illegallyPoolisots keewtsok'on bankiyo b'tiitsetuwok'o na'o ushiyitso b'nihi.The police said that the father abetted the child to rob the bank.
abhormiiyavstrong dislike, hate with a passionBiin t miiyefok'o ash jámo danfe.All people know that I abhor her.
abilityfalanshowing skillMoteri jooki falo detsfe.He has an amazing biking ability.
abortionshabá 2nseventyShab kumon moo kewere.He bought the house with seventy thousand birr.shabá 1nkilling of unborn babies, destroying the fetus within the wombNa'a shabiyo itiyop'iyotse wonjeliyeya?Is abortion a crime in Ethiopia?
abroadaatse bak'etsaadvto or in another country;overseasAatse bak'ets danosh amre.He went abroad to further his education.
absenceaalannot being there, not being present, nonexixtenceJebatse bi'aalona naano aatra.She apologized for her absence in the last meeting.
absentooravnot present, gone from locationAber dani moo oorere.Aber is absent today at school.
abundancefananhaving plentiful of anythingWaamicoke ushonat moo fana btesh.At the wedding there was food and drink in abundance.
abyssgop'anblack hole/ opening in space/ nothingnessMiinz beero gop'ots dihire.The ox fell into the abyss.
acaciaegahana tree that grow in a dessert which has thorn and small leafNotarotso egaho fa'e.There is acacia in our field.
acceptdek'avget something, agree with opinion, marriage,Biiye eenots keewo dek'fe.He accepts order from his elders.
accidentsababiyanmishap, crash of two or more cars not on purpose, chance meetingsMotobili sababiyo awureya b'bod?When did the car's accident happen?
accidentaldingataadjunexpected eventBmenes'eriyo b́tiish dingatona b́tesh.Breaking her eyeglasses was accidental.
accompanydeena 2vsee offB'tohowots motobilok bodfetso deener.His friends accompanied him to the bus station.deena 1vto go with someoneGuuyu deenere!Accompany the bride.
accordinglyhan weeronaadvin a way that is appropriate/ the expected, correct or right wayEeg nk'alituwok'o keewure han weeron fiina.I have told you what to do; so act accrodingly.
accountabilityaatiyitkanresponsible to somebody or for somethingFiinan isho nok'azal noon aatiyitka.Accountability was placed on us to complete the task.
acerbmuukaadjsharp and biting acid flavor, similar to bitter and sour combinationsMúúno muuka.This medicine is acerb tasting.
aches'adanpain in the head cause by hitting or vessel blockage or tension and stressAdel tooko s'adre.Adelo's head is aching.koyana sense of little pain, feeling of enough discomfort to cause one to pause and think about the cause of discomfortT wos'ora koyo b'shiyefo.When I run, I ache.
acidicasiidiyancontaining or having the properties of an acidBeer beer etiru aatso asidiyo detsfe.Salt water have acidic content.
acknowledgementudavpraise, thanking, recognizingAshanots taash bodabtsotse ayidek' udere.I give acknowledgement to these men for their help.
acorusmoc'iirana long stem grass with a pleasant smellMoc'iri maaro s'úwiyosh bodre.The acorus grass is ready for use.
acquisitivetewud gondaadjeager to aquire things like possessionsTewud gond asho b'tookisha bako ashosh eraka.An aquisitive person thinks only about himself.