Kasem - English


cha₁ [R ] C3 (impf: chara; past: chaga) v treat (patients) or cook (meat, fish) with smoke { O mɛ nyoa kam o ma cha-o. He used the smoke to treat her. | O chage nɔne dem. She smoked the meat. } (domain: 2.5.7 - Treat disease, 5.5.5 - What fires produce, - Cooking methods.)
cha₂ [R ] C3 (impf: chara; past: chaga) v make a present with a view to obtaining a favour in the future; court a wife; contest chieftaincy { Ba sɛ se á ta-á tui á chare kaane wom. They (the parents) agree that you can be coming and giving presents to (courting) the woman. | Bia bam maama de wó tɔge ba cha paare dem. All the children will also contest the chieftanship. } (domain: - Arrange a marriage, - Cooperate with.)
cha₃ [M ] B1 (impf: chae; past: chaga) v cut in slices, butcher { Tuu na to tei to, ba wó cha-ko konto mo. In whatever way the elephant falls, that is how they will butcher it. i.e. Every problem has its solution. } (domain: 7.8.3 - Cut, - Steps in food preparation.)
cha₄ ideo bright white { Ko peere cha. It is bright white. } syn: chare-chare. (domain: - White.)
cha-dwoa (from chaara, dwoa) n pl early millet seeds (domain: - Food from seeds, 1.5.5 - Parts of a plant.)
chaa [L ] KO/TE n tree_sp. /fluegga_virosa ; dichrostachys cinerea / (domain: 1.5.1 - Tree.)
chaa-chaa [RR ] ideo torrential (of rain) (domain: - Rain.)
chaale [H ] A1 v snatch, grab, take by force (domain: - Take something from somewhere, - Kidnap, - Take by force.)
chaane [R ] A1 v 1be stretched out thin and long (domain: 8.2.2 - Long.) 2be blind, dazed { n yia chaane you are blind, unseeing } (domain: - Dazed, confused, - Blind.)
chaao [M ] KO/TE n earthenware pot with holes for drying ingredients (domain: - Food storage, 6.7.7 - Container.)
chaara [M ] -/YA n pl early millet { chaara chana July } (domain: - Food from seeds, 1.5.3 - Grass, herb, vine.) [ cha-dwoa ]
chaare [L ] A1 v 1winnow (domain: - Winnow grain.) 2have diarrhoea (domain: - Stomach illness, 2.2.8 - Defecate, feces.) 3abort { O chaare o puga o doge. She has aborted. } [ der. chɔrɔ ]
chaase v separate out good grains by winnowing (domain: - Winnow grain.)
chacha n challenge, contest { n mage chacha you contest | Kukura de manlaa mo mage chacha. Dog and chameleon had a contest. } (domain: - Attack, - Compete with.)
chake [L ] A1 v rejoice (domain: - Happy.)
chakomanfwolo [LLMM ] KO/TE n Senegal Galago (domain: - Primate.)
chakuna [MR ] KA/SE n Gambian squirrel (domain: - Mammal.)
chale [M ] DE/YA n piece of charcoal (domain: 5.5.6 - Fuel.)
chalechoa [MHR ] KA/SE (dialect: chelachoa) n star, heavenly body (domain: - Star.)
cham [L ] DE (other spelling: chane) n difficulty, hardship, trouble { Cham mo jege-o. He has a problem, difficulty. } (domain: 4.4.2 - Trouble.) [ chan-nɛro ]
chambora [MM ] KA/SE n house cricket (domain: - Insect.)
chamma variant of chana v st be unpleasant (sem. domains: 4.4.2 - Trouble, 6.1.3 - Difficult, impossible, - Bad.)
champulu dialect of kampulu n butterfly
chan-nɛro (from cham, na, -ro) n victim (domain: - Suffer, 2.5.3 - Injure.)
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, - 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: - Brave, - Not care, - Act harshly.) 3be important { Ko tiini ko chana ko pa-ne. It is very important for me. } (domain: - Important.) cf: -chɛɔ.