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kwaane [R ] A1 v try hard, do well, make an effort { O kwaane. he has done well. | O kwaane o ga. He tried unsuccessfully. | O kwaane se o ja chworo kom. She tried to catch the chicken. } (domain: 6.1.2.1 - Try, attempt, 6.1.2.3.2 - Work hard.)
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de₂ [M ] B2 (past: dea) v 1drop (domain: 7.3.2.5 - Lower something, 7.2.2.5.1 - Fall.) 2lay { Ko de chechara. It lays eggs. } (domain: 1.6.3.1 - Egg.) 3destroy, bring about someone's downfall { Ba kwaane se ba de-o. They sought his downfall. | Bukɔ ná wo de sɔŋɔ, o bu jwa wó de sɔŋɔ. If the daughter doesn't bring the family down, some day her child will do it. | Bonaga ná lage ka de-m, n ba nae ka zwa. When a donkey is about to throw you off, you don't see its ears.; The wise person takes note of warning signs. } (domain: 4.3.4.6.1 - Spoil, 7.9.3 - Destroy.) cf: dem. [ der. dem ]
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fe₂ [H ] A2 1v force { Ba fe-o se o vo. They forced him to go. } 2v st must, ought { Ko fe mo se dé kwaane. We must try hard. } cf: fefeo.
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ga₁ [M ] B2 (impf: ; past: gɛa) v 1fail, miss, come short, lack { Amo kwaane a ga. I tried and failed. | Sabu ná gɛa, mini mo wó di. When money fails, fire will succeed. } (domain: 6.1.3.3 - Fail.) Agɛboŋa, 2remain, be incomplete { Ko gɛ da fuga. There are ten days left. } [ der. gɛɛ , der. gɛɛre ]
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peese₁ A1 v clear out, wipe clean { Yiniga ná sɔge ka pwogo n yuu ne, kwaane n peese-ka n doge, se ka ná zo n sɔŋɔ, n báa-n wane-ka n ja. If poverty builds its nest on your head, try hard to get rid of it, for if it gets into your house, you will not be able to get rid of it.; Poverty is a vicious circle. }
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yiniga [H ] KA n poverty, wretchedness, misery { Yiniga jege-ne. I am in poverty. | Yiniga ná sɔge ka pwogo n yuu ne, kwaane n peese-ka n doge, se ka ná zo n sɔŋɔ, n báa n wane-ka n ja. If poverty nests on your head, try to get rid of it, for if it gets into your house, you will be unable to remove it. } (domain: 6.8.1.3 - Poor, 4.4.1 - Prosperity.) [ yini-keira , der. yini-gwia ]
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