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-chɛɔ [L ] KO/TE (class variant: -chɛɛre) adj bound 1hard, brave, steadfast { nɔn-chɛɔ. a hard/ brave man | a badwoŋ-chɛɔ my close friend } (domain: 4.4.3.1 - Brave.) 2unpleasant, bitter (domain: 4.4.2 - Trouble, 2.3.3 - Taste, 8.3.7.1 - Bad.) 3important, serious { wo-chɛɔ important thing } (domain: 8.3.7.5 - Important.) cf: chana. [ der. nɔn-kachɛa ]
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aleefu KO/TE n green leaf vegetable (domain: 1.5.3 - Grass, herb, vine, 5.2.3.1.4 - Food from leaves.)
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bembea KA/SE adj clever, skilful, brave { bembea tu skilful, brave person } syn: babea 1. (domain: 3.2.3 - Know, 3.1.1 - Personality.) [ der. bembɛɛne ]
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bere₂ [L ] v aux definitely; never (with negative) { O bere o báa sɛ. He will never agree. } (domain: 8.4.6.6.6 - Never, 9.4.4.1 - Certainly, definitely.)
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bɛ₁ [M ] A2 v cross over, climb up out of, get on to firm ground (domain: 7.2.2 - Move in a direction, 7.2.4.6 - Way, route.)
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bɔɔlo [R ] O/BA (dialect: bala) n lover, friend of opposite sex { Bɔɔla ba pe natwonnu. Lovers do not shut roof lights. } [usually flirting relationship] (domain: 2.6.2.3 - Sexual immorality, 4.1.1.1 - Girlfriend, boyfriend, 3.4.1.1 - Like, love, 4.3.3 - Love.)
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buburu [LH ] KO/TE n steep bank of a river or lake (domain: 1.3.1.5 - Island, shore.) [ buburi-bɛ ]
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chana₁ [R ] (variant: chamma) v st 1be difficult, hard, unpleasant, bitter, expensive { Ko sabu chana. It's very expensive. | O kein chana. He is badly behaved. } (domain: 4.4.2 - Trouble, 6.1.3 - Difficult, impossible, 8.3.7.1 - Bad.) der. chanɛɛre, 2be brave, fearless, unfeeling, strict { O tiini o chana o bia baŋa ne. He treats his children very harshly. | O chana. He is brave. } (domain: 4.4.3.1 - Brave, 4.3.3.2 - Not care, 4.7.9.5 - Act harshly.) 3be important { Ko tiini ko chana ko pa-ne. It is very important for me. } (domain: 8.3.7.5 - Important.) cf: -chɛɔ.
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chaveera [MM ] -/YA n pl shame, disgrace, downfall, shyness { Chaveera jege-o. | O kɔre chaveera. He is ashamed, shy, diffident. | Chaveera ba goe se ya gwoori tiri. Shame does not kill but it causes the forehead to lower. } (domain: 3.4.2.2.1 - Ashamed, 3.4.2.2.2 - Embarrassed.)
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che₁ [L ] C1 (impf: choa; past: chega) v 1block, fence off, intercept, meet { Buga chege o chwoŋa. A river blocked his way. | O vei se o che o naao kom. he has gone to intercept his cow | ka-che-chwoŋa-ne meeting on the path (for conversation) } (domain: 7.3.6.3 - Limit, 4.2.1.2 - Encounter, 6.2.2 - Land preparation.) 2prevent, protect from, heed { N báa wane n che ba yiga. You can't prevent them doing what they want. | che n tete take heed, discipline oneself | Ta-á cho-na á tete. Be careful. } [ nachero , wo-choro , der. che-kwaŋa , der. chegero , der. chogo ]
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cheiŋi [M ] A1 v prevent, block, interrupt, usurp { Wɛ mo cheiŋi pa a wo go-o. God has prevented me from killing him. | Kua cheiŋi kabeila. A bone has usurped the soup bowl. | ga-cheiŋo invasive weed } (domain: 3.3.4.4 - Prevent, 7.2.6.2 - Prevent from moving.)
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choro [M ] KO/TE (dialect: chero) n 1brother, close relative; related through the mother 2kinship { Choro ye ŋɔn-lɔŋɔ mo, ko ba saara. Kinship is like a bad sore, it never disappears. }
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chɔɔle [H ] A1 v plunge, somersault, dive,stumble
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chweese A1 v make a sucking noise with the mouth to indicate disapproval or contempt
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chwo-veili (from chwoŋa, vo) n journey (domain: 7.2.4 - Travel.)
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chwo₂ [R ] C1 (impf: chua; past: chwoga) v 1dibble, make a hole in the ground with a stick for planting seed 2paddle a boat, drive a vehicle 3backbite, gossip, spread rumours [ der. chwoom , der. chwoonu ]
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chwoori₁ [M ] A1 v 1pile up, rake, cover with earth { O chwoori weeru. She piled up the rubbish. } 2wash away, douse with water
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dáane [HM ] loc there, over there, at a distance { Véi n zege dáane. Go and stand over there. } cf: da; cf: dáa, da.
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diga-veiru [L-M ] O/BA n flea
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digili v be insensitive, unfeeling { O bochare digili. He is stubborn, unresponsive. }
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faao₁ [M ] KO n harvest season (of millet, corn, etc.); festival associated with the harvest { faao wɛ harvest time | faa-ni chana November } (domain: 5.2.1.4 - Food storage, 6.2.5 - Harvest.)
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fane [L ] A1 v shave, cut the head or beard { yu-fanno barber } [ der. fanfanno ]
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faŋe₃ [L ] v aux 1do something always, never (with negative) { O ba faŋe o swia. He never forgets. } (domain: 8.4.6.6.4 - All the time, 8.4.6.6.6 - Never.) 2do something again, well, properly { O wo faŋe o ke. He did not do it well. } (domain: 6.1.2.3 - Work well.)
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fe₁ [L ] A2 v 1remove shells, hair, etc. 2be_mangy { Pia kam koro tem fe. The sheep's coat is mangy, losing hair. }
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gugwoli [MM ] A1 v curve, be bent, twisted; turn a corner { Chwoŋa kam gugwoli. The path is twisty. } (domain: 8.3.1.5 - Bend, 7.2.2.6 - Turn.)
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