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wɛ-toore (from wea, to) 1n late afternoon (domain: 8.4.1.2.3 - Time of the day, 1.1.1 - Sun.) 2loc west (domain: 8.5.2.8 - North, south, east, west.)
wɛ-wɛ adv up high; out loud { O chwoosi wɛ-wɛ. She cried out loudly. }
wɛ-zoore [ML ] (other spelling: wazoore) (from wea, zo) 1n sunset, late afternoon, evening (domain: 8.4.1.2.3 - Time of the day.) 2loc west (domain: 8.5.2.8 - North, south, east, west.)
wɛ-zwora n dusk, after sunset
wɛɛle A1 v overflow [ idiom ni wɛɛle ]
wɛɛne loc upwards
wɛleere [MM ] (dialect: waleere) n sin, offence (against God or the gods)
wɛyuu loc high_up
wi₁ A2 v winnow { Ko wi kabeila ne gare ko wi zon-kɔgɔ ne. To winnow using the sauce bowl is better than using an old calabash.; Family disputes are best kept private. }
wi₂ pl. of wua n pl flutes
wia impf. of wei, wei v
wiiri₁ [H ] A1 v kindle, blow a fire
wiiri₂ [R ] A1 v sting, cause sharp pain { Nanjua wiiri a ni. Pepper burnt my mouth. } [ ban-wira ]
wiiru [R ] O/BA n hyena, "wolf" [Gh.] { Wiiru we o kɔre gɛɛre mo se o ba kɔre chwo-dɔrɔ. Hyena says he fears failure (to find carrion) but he doesn't fear a long journey (to find it). | Bone ba zoore wiira yaga. Goats do not venture into hyenas' market.; One needs to be conscious of obvious danger. } (domain: 1.6.1.1.2 - Carnivore.)
wiisi A1 (dialect: sweese) v hiss from pain
wio [L ] (pl: weeru) n dirt, rubbish { Ba ba bwei tampuuri ye ba lwoi weeru. They don't ask the rubbish tip before they tip rubbish. | O ba jege wio. She is very clean. } (domain: 8.3.7.8.3 - Garbage, 4.3.1 - Good, moral, 5.6.1 - Clean, dirty.)
wo₁ [M ] (variant: we) v st be located (at) { O wo sɔŋɔ ne. He is at home. } (domain: 8.5.3 - Be at a place.) cf: wora. [ ph. v. wora ]
wo₂ [M ] (pl: wone) n 1stomach, innards, inside 2"heart", in idioms expressing emotions { wo-chɔgɔ sadness | wo-zɔŋɔ anger | wo-loŋo meanness | wo-dɛɔ hard heart | wopwolo happiness | n bere n wo you expose your feelings } [ wo-chechɔgɔ , wo-dɔga , wo-loŋo , wo-loŋo , wo-zuru , der. wo-poro , der. wopwolo , idiom wo-dedoa ]
wo₃ [L ] pt did not, past negative { Dé wo woli-ba. We didn't help them. | O ta wo vei. He hasn't yet gone. }
wo- pf class I singular prefix (domain: 9.2.9.4 - Class prefixes.) [ wolo , wodwoŋi , wonto ]
[H ] pt will, future tense affirmative { Dé wó woli. We will help. | Dé wó taa wora. We will be there. | Dé ya wó ba. We would have come. }
wo-chechɔgɔ (from wo, chɔge) n sadness
wo-chichiru KO/TE (dialect: wo-chuchuru) (from wo-, -chichiru) n amazing thing, magic
wo-choro KO/TE (from wo-, che) n trap for catching birds, fish, animal
wo-dedoa KA/SE (idiom of wo, dedoa) n faith, trust { Ke n wo-dedoa de Wɛ. Trust in God. }