Kasem - English


b


ba₁ (impf: beena) v come { O daa bá ba. He won't come again. } (domain: 7.2.3.2.1 - Come.) cf: tu.
ba₂ [M ] B1 (impf: bae; past: baga) v 1wrap, bind, wind around, roll up (domain: 7.3.7.2 - Wrap.) 2accuse, blame (domain: 3.5.1.8.1 - Blame, 4.7.5.3 - Accuse, confront.)
ba₃ [M ] B2 (impf: bae) v gossip, tell tales, interfere (domain: 3.5.1.8.4 - Gossip.) [ der. baro , der. bebara ]
ba₄ [M ] KA/SE (pl: 7) n neck { ba-zɔŋɔ necklace | Yuu ba koe ba. The head is not older than the neck.; Apparent seniority does not rule out mutual dependence. | ka-ba-ywolo long-necked (bird or animal) } (domain: 2.1.1 - Head.)
ba₅ [L ] BA pn they, their (domain: 9.2.3 - Pronouns.) [ bam , bamo , der. -ba ]
ba6 [M ] pt not (continuous aspect) { O ba sɛa. He does not agree. } (domain: 9.4.6.1 - No, not.) [ der. -balea , der. banegero , ph. v. baŋwae ]
ba- [L ] BA pf pl Class 1 plural prefix (domain: 9.2.9.4 - Class prefixes.) cf: bam. [ bagera , badaara , badwonna , balei , bana , banto , banu , baredo , barepɛ , batɔ ]
[H ] pt will not (negative future) { O bá sɛ. He will not agree. } (domain: 9.4.6.1 - No, not.)
ba-kana [MM ] KA/SE (from ba-, -kana) n effeminate man syn: bayɔlɔ. (domain: 2.6.5.1 - Man, 4.1.2 - Types of people.)
baane₁ [L ] A1 v invite a visitor to share your meal (domain: 5.2.2 - Eat, 4.2.1.1 - Invite.)
baane₂ [H ] A1 v scorch, burn { n bochare baane chest pain, heart attack } (domain: 5.5.4 - Burn, 2.5.6.1 - Pain.)
baare₁ [H ] A1 v pass round, go behind { O baare sɔŋɔ kom kwaga. He went behind the house. | baare nɔɔno kwaga betray someone } syn: bebare. (domain: 7.2.3.5 - Move past, over, through.)
baare₂ [M ] DE n bravery, courage, manhood (domain: 4.4.3.1 - Brave.)
baaro [M ] O/BA (stem: ba-) n man { ba-doŋo young man | ba-kana, bayɔlɔ effeminate man } (domain: 2.6.5.1 - Man.) [ der. -baaro ]
babam [LH ] BA (dup. of bam) dem pl other(s) { nɔɔna babam bam the other people } (domain: 9.2.1.2 - Demonstratives.)
babea [MM ] KA/SE 1adj brave syn: bembea. (domain: 3.1.1 - Personality.) 2n brave, courageous, skilful (person) (domain: 3.1.1 - Personality.)
bachangaao [MMM ] KO/TE n Pied Crow (bird) (domain: 1.6.1.2 - Bird.)
bachono KO/TE n stone slab set in the courtyard for pounding shea-nuts before frying them to make shea butter (domain: 5.2.1 - Food preparation.)
badaara [LL ] BA (from ba-, -daara) dem pl some, others { nɔɔna badaara some people } (domain: 9.2.3.2 - Indefinite pronouns.)
badeim [ML ] O/BA (variant: badeinu; pl: badeina) n bachelor, single man, widower { badein-dwoŋo old man who has never married } (domain: 2.6.1.3 - Unmarried.) cf: kadeim.
badunu [MH ] KO/TE n Abyssinian Ground Hornbill (bird) { Badunu ze bugi tei, ko báa jeini gaa baŋa ne. No matter how tired the badunu is, it will not settle on a blade of grass.; We are all different and have different needs and standards. } [very large bird] (domain: 1.6.1.2 - Bird.)
badwonna₁ pl. of badwoŋi n pl friends
badwonna₂ [LL ] BA (from ba-, -dwonna) dem pl certain, some { nɔɔna badwonna some people } (domain: 9.2.3.2 - Indefinite pronouns.)
badwoŋi [MM ] O/BA (pl: badwonna) (from dwoŋi) n friend { badwoŋ-swono close friend } [of the same sex and generation] syn: chilwoŋi; syn: yuudwoŋi. (domain: 4.1.1 - Friend.) [ der. badwoŋo ]
badwoŋo [LM ] KO (der. of badwoŋi) n friendship { di badwoŋo become friends } (domain: 4.1.1 - Friend.)