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vaalaváalan. pl.heaps of rubbish on farmland.6.2AgricultureDI/'Athe singular form is rarevaalɛ
va'amvàʔa̰mvatɔ, vɔtɔn.farm land, usu. far from home1.2Earth6.2AgricultureBU/TU
vaɛ1vaɛv. compl. put on, build up a second course of a building after the foundation courseA vaɛ mɛɛŋa la.he built a course on the foundation. 6.5Buildingvaarivaarɛvaaravaagɛ
vaɛ2vaɛv. compl. 1collect sth. into a heap, bring things away from a sourcePɔgesi la vaɛ si la va'am la puan.the women collected the millet from the farm.A vaɛ yɛm mɛ.he is very wise (idiom).A vaɛ la zinnyagerɛ.she is very lazy (idiom).A vaɛ la dabeem.he is a coward (idiom).2bring in a bumper harvestSaa n ni ti kaareba vaɛ dia duna because of the rain farmers have brought in a good harvest this year. 6.2Agriculture3ritually collect one's wife and child, if she gives birth at her father's home. Ba vaɛ pɔka la bia la ka sɔ yire they have ritually brought the woman and her child from her father's house. 4.5Religion4take over family, clan property such as land, gods, as an elder of the family or the clanBudaa la n vaɛ kinɔ la a kiima zi'an.the man inherited the family property from his elder brother.vaarivaarɛvaaravaagɛ
vagelɛ1vaɣəlɛv.cover sth. looselyA vagelɛ muɔ la detine zuo.he thatched the hut loosely.vagelivagelegɔvagela
vagelɛ2vàɣəlɛvagelaadj.empty, barrenkevagelɛ.guinea corn with no seedDI/'A
vagɛva̰ɣɛv.devour food or meatKɔma la vagɛ nɛnɔ la mɛ.he children devoured the meat.5.2Foodvagerivakavagera
vakavàkavagesin.a place where guinea fowls lay eggs, usu. in the bushKA/SI
vakɛvakɛv. compl. rip off a roofKusebego vakɛ detine la muɔ.the wind ripped off the thatch of the room.6.5Buildingvakerivakerɛ
valegɛvaləgɛv. compl. shame, cause shame to someoneA valegɛ danyuura la.she shamed the drunkard.valegerivalegerɛvalegera
valekavàləkavalesin.1greedy person, glutton, one with an excessive desire for food esp. meat. Often compounded with the object of greedValeka la wa'am kalam.the greedy person came here.A de la nɛnvaleka.he likes meat too much.2greed, gluttonyNɛnvaleka ka suŋa.greed for meat is not good.KA/SI
valenmɔlegavàlen'mɔ̰̀ləgavalenmɔlesin.red waist band, worn by women5.3ClothingKA/SI
valeŋa1váləŋa̰valesin.spider1.5.7ArachnidsKA/SI
valeŋa2váləŋa̰valesin.1a waist band made of the stalk of elephant grass twisted into a rope, worn by women. It was a precious property for an older generation of women. Not used today, but when a woman dies it is put on her for burial.5.3Clothing2name of a game; also, the bands made of millet or elephant grass stalks used in the game. Played esp. by shepherdsKA/SI
valumvàlʋ̰mn.shynessPugela la tari la valum.the girl feels shy.M
ve'eveʔev. compl. pullNakɔɔsa la ve'e naafɔ la kiŋɛ da'a.the cattle dealer pulled the cow to the market.vueve'erive'erevɛ'ɛrave'ege
vɛgɛvɛɣɛv.make sth. dirty by spotting itBia la di dia vɛgɛ ka fuo.the child ate food and spotted his shirt. vɛgerivɛkavɛgera
vɛkɛ1vɛ̰kɛ̰v. compl. inflict, cause pain; hurtA dikɛ la bugum vɛkɛ mam.he hurt me with fire.A vɛkɛ la mam suure.he upset me very much. vɛkerivɛkerɛvɛkera
vɛkɛ2vɛ̰kɛ̰v. compl. 1take a very small amount of sth.. A vɛkɛ sagebɔ la.he took just a little of the tz.2put small amounts of sth. on a surface, make dotsA dikɛ la mu'uŋɔ vɛkɛ fuo la.she made dots of colour on the cloth.vɛkerivɛkerɛvɛkera
vi1viv.demand, payment, ask a debtor to pay back a debtKɔɔsa la vi la a sanɛ dabugera la zi'an.the trader asked for his debt from the drunkard.viiriviiaviira
vi2n.disgrace, embarrassmentVi di nayiga la.the thief was disgraced.
1vɩ̰ʔv.absent oneself, be absent, not be present.Bia la vĩ sukuu zina.the child is absent from school today.vi'irivi'avi'ira
2vɩ̰v.pile food, into a basket or any containerKaara la vĩ si la pi'ɔ ta bo tindaana.the farmer piled a basket full of millet and gave it to the priest.vi'irivi'avi'ira
Viavɩ̰́ɩapropn.Vea, a town in the Bongo district, where there is a large irrigation dam4.6Area, location
vibevibev.starve, suffer severe hungerA vibe la kɔm ki.he starved to death.viberivibegavibera