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nyaa1ɲá̰a̰nyaasin.a type of tree. The wood is used for making canoesParinari macrophylla1.4.1TreeKA/SI
nyaa2ɲà̰a̰adv. prt.now, after that; used before the verbNaba la nyaa dikɛ a poyua la si.the chief now gave his daughter in marriage.
nyaabuɲà̰a̰bun.extreme sufferingNasa la nyɛ la nyaabu.the poor person suffered extremely.BU
nya'adaanaɲá̰ʔa̰'dáanà̰nya'aduman.elder, senior male, of a family or clan (Nankani).2Person
nyaalumɲa̰a̰lʋ̰mv.climb a tree or its branches to the topBaŋa la nyaalum la tia la wila.the lizard climbed to the top of the tree.nyaaleninyaaleŋɔnyaalena
nyaamaɲà̰a̰ma̰adj.1coarse, coarsely groundzom nyaama.coarse flour 2coarsely, of grinding grainsA nɛɛm zom la nyaama.she ground the flour roughly.BA
nya'anɛɲa̰?a̰nɛ̰adj.good looking in the traditional stylenɛrenya'anɛ.a good-looking, fine person.DI/'A
nya'aŋaɲa̰ʔa̰ŋa̰nya'asiadj.old, of persons and other animate beingsbudanya'aŋa.old man.KA/SI
nya'arɛɲá̰ʔa̰rɛnya'aran.between a woman's breasts2.1Body partsDI/'A
nyaasumɲa̰a̰sʋ̰mv.pluck several of sth., eg. leavesnyaseninyaseŋɔnyasena
nyabegɛɲa̰bəgɛv. compl. make a small tear or opening, eg. in a tyre, clothingnyabegerinyabegerɛ
nyaberɛɲá̰bərɛnyaban.underwear5.3ClothingDI/'Apetere
nyaɛ1ɲa̰ɛ̰v. compl. wear the traditional basic garment.Budaa la nyaɛ la lebere.the man wore a loin cloth.5.3Clothingnyaarinyaarɛnyaara
nyaɛ2ɲa̰ɛ̰v. compl. rekindle, revive a fire to prevent it from dying but without blazing up.Bugum la nyaɛ ya.the fire is revived.nyaarinyaarɛnyaagɛ
nyagelumɲa̰ɣəlʋ̰mv.1ooze pus from the eyes, have an eye infectionA nini nyagelum.his eyes oozed pus.2.2Disease2spoil, go badSagebɔ la nyagelum mɛ.the tz has gone bad.nyageleninyageleŋɔ
nyagesɛɲa̰ɣəhɛv. compl. quarrelBa nyagesɛ mɛ.they quarrelled.nyageserinyagesegɔnyagesera
nyagesumɲà̰ɣəhʋ̰mn.sth. interesting, entertaining, appealing to the ear.Diia la tari la nyagesum.the war dance is interesting.Nyagesum ka boi de'eŋo puan.there is nothing interesting in the entertainment.M
nyakɛ1ɲa̰kɛv. compl. shout, howl, esp. in anger.nyakerinyakerɛnyakera
nyakɛ2ɲa̰kɛv.flash, of lightningSaa la nyakɛ mɛ.lightning flashed.nyakerinyakerɛnyakera
nyalegɛɲa̰ləgɛv. compl. 1become partially blindBudaa la nyalegɛ mɛ.the man is partially blind.2be stretched, of elastic objectsTaya la nyalegɛ mɛ.the tyre has stretched.3be wet, of eyes; be cryingBia la nini nyalegɛ mɛ.the child's eyes are wet.nyalegerinyalegerɛnyalegera
nyalemaɲá̰ləma̰adj.inexplicable, unusual, surprising, funny, wonderfulyele nyalema.an inexplicable happening.bunnyalema.unusual or wonderful thing.A
nyamaɲá̰ma̰adj.very nice, attractive, neat in appearanceFuo la ani la nyama.the cloth is very nice.Pɔka la ani la nyama.the woman is neat.
nyanɛɲá̰nɛ̰nyanan.embarrassmentNyanɛ nyɔkɛ budaa la n lui la.the man who fell was embarrassed.DI/'A
nyaniɲa̰nɩ̰v. imperf.be better than, be preferable toTata nyani nasa.a wealthy person is better than a poor person.Mɛɛrɛ nyani kua.wrestling is better than weeding.Pɔka la dugeri nyana ka sira.the woman cooks better than her husband.hab: nyana
nyaŋɛ1ɲa̰ŋɛ̰v. compl. 1overcomeA nyaŋɛ e.he overcame, defeated him.2be able to do sth., be physically capable of doing sth. A nyaŋɛ lubɛ e.he was able to throw him down.