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favgripÈ fa engɔ̀m ətəynze ə tə̂ àfa.He gripped the banana with a tongs.afaāfāv.n7/8tongs made of a raffia midrib used to remove things from the fireefafakefavefaafaeefaēfan5grippingfazèfaefasefásêvhold tied (urine)Njìnə̀ nuʼə mi m fasə kəndo, kumə̀ nə m kɔŋɔ̀ va se fɨ əpɨəyn ètuʼve.I have the feeling as to urinate but I am holding it tied because don't want go out in the night.fatefátêvtweak repeatedlyƏ fate mɨ̂sè tu ewə̀yn ətəyn.They have pinched off all the grasses.efateēfátêv.n51tweaking2trimmingfatêzèfatêe
vcock; close (a bottle); lockFɛte fà cho sòʼ zɛ.Cock that bottle well.Ant.chɔʼ1 1fàtèfàtèvlock-upƏ ghàyn piə ghàyn fɨə ndo ghàyn ə fàtə̀ əcho sendɛghe əkɨ̂m.When you will be about to go out, you lock all the doors.efâtèēfâtèv.n5locking upfâtèzèfâtèe
fàffàfvreduce; subtract; take awayWùzhɔyn ə̀təyn ə fàfə̀ shəyn zɨ̂m.The woman reduced the contain of my bag.efâfēfâfv.n51subtractionSyn.efâftèefâptè2reductionfâfzèfâfefàftèfàftèv1subtract, take away decrease (intr) diminish decrease (intr)Ə ò kyi fɨave ekwàʼ ə fàptə̀ etwə, ə ve faŋ eshɔ̀ʼɔ?If you have four things and take subtract three, how many will be left?2to diminish; to reduce in intensity; to subsideWiyn kasə təynve ə fàptè sechə.The fever has subsided a bit.efâftèēfâftèv.n5subtractionSyn.efâf 1fâftèzèfâftèefàptèfàptèv1subtract, take away; decrease (intr)Ə ò kyi fɨave ekwàʼ ə fàptə̀ etwə, ə ve faŋ eshɔ̀ʼɔ?If you have four things and take subtract three, how many will be left?Ndù è kaŋ kɛke ə fapte fɨae zhiə vɛ ə ndəm ətəyn zɛ.Go with your dish let them reduce the amount of food they have put on it.2diminishWiyn kasə təynve ə fàptè sechə.The fever has subsided a bit.efâptèēfâptèv.n5subtractionSyn.efâf 1fâptèzèfâptèe
fàftèfàftèDer. of fàfv1subtract, take away decrease (intr) diminish decrease (intr)Ə ò kyi fɨave ekwàʼ ə fàptə̀ etwə, ə ve faŋ eshɔ̀ʼɔ?If you have four things and take subtract three, how many will be left?2to diminish; to reduce in intensity; to subsideWiyn kasə təynve ə fàptè sechə.The fever has subsided a bit.
falàfálàFrom Englishfathern1/10Fathersefalàfalàse
famfāmvblow out water or medicine from the mouth on something as part of a ceremonyÈ və famə àzɔ̀ʼ ə̂ vayn ewìyn.He blow out (throw) mucus on the baby.efam1ēfámn5/131altar2shrinetefamfamzefameefam2ēfámv.n51act of protecting by blowing concoction on2act of empoweringfamzefame
faməfāmə́numeight
famtə mìfámtə᷇mìv.pgulpÈ nji nyàm ə̀təyn ə tsə̀ famtə miə kəndò ndɔ̀ʼɔ è zaʼ.He took the meat and gulped down without chewing.
fa mbomtefámbómtêv.ppress togetherKɨa mtùzè ə tyàŋ ətu ə fa mbomtə angwàŋ ngwaŋ ətəynke.A car wheel has crossed on it and compressed the tin.
faŋfāŋvremain permanently; stay for goodÈ və faŋa fumə naynnə tyâŋsə̀ ndùə kə tə̀ʼ zɛ ə ghənə ndô pə̂yn ətəyn.He remained there and was looking across to the village from where they came.efaŋēfáŋn5staying backfaŋzefaŋefaŋsefáŋsêvstay on foreverÈ tsɨ njàŋ ghàs ghɛ ə zhəm faŋse ke ndo.He intone the song and we sang nonstop.
faŋafáŋavtether (sheep, goats); tieÈ vɛ è pə̀ è kwɨ̀l əvəyn zɛ ə faŋa zə ə nyam əchì emì.He came with that his rope and tied it on the elephant's neck.efaŋâēfáŋân5tetherfaŋâzèfaŋâefaŋtefáŋtêvtie (sth.)Ə pfɨse ndàyn ndù faŋte ndè?Who tethered the goats today?
fàŋ fàŋà ~fàŋfàŋà~v.auxact fraudulentlySe fàŋfàŋa nə̀yn.To act improperly.
faŋkofáŋkón1/10giantSyn.ndom ə̀ wùətifɔ̀sefaŋkofaŋkose
faŋsefáŋsêDer. of faŋvstay on foreverÈ tsɨ njàŋ ghàs ghɛ ə zhəm faŋse ke ndo.He intone the song and we sang nonstop.
faŋtefáŋtêDer. of faŋavtie (sth.)Ə pfɨse ndàyn ndù faŋte ndè?Who tethered the goats today?
fàŋtèfàŋtèvtangleÈ tàŋte eghàŋ ə fekàʼe.He stumbled on a tree root.efâŋtèēfâŋtèv.n5stumblingfâŋtèzèfâŋtèe
fàŋtə kwìfàtə̄kʷìv.pobtain something in an indirect but sincere wayTsàyn sê vəyn nə m faŋte kwi ndò se kyiə ekɛ ətəynve.Tell him I have obtained the money in and indirect but sincere way.
fàptèfàptèDer. of fàfv1subtract, take away; decrease (intr)Ə ò kyi fɨave ekwàʼ ə fàptə̀ etwə, ə ve faŋ eshɔ̀ʼɔ?If you have four things and take subtract three, how many will be left?Ndù è kaŋ kɛke ə fapte fɨae zhiə vɛ ə ndəm ətəyn zɛ.Go with your dish let them reduce the amount of food they have put on it.2diminishWiyn kasə təynve ə fàptè sechə.The fever has subsided a bit.
fasefásêDer. of favhold tied (urine)Njìnə̀ nuʼə mi m fasə kəndo, kumə̀ nə m kɔŋɔ̀ va se fɨ əpɨəyn ètuʼve.I have the feeling as to urinate but I am holding it tied because don't want go out in the night.
fasfefásfépossour (excl.) (for nouns of cl. 19)
fatefátêDer. of favtweak repeatedlyƏ fate mɨ̂sè tu ewə̀yn ətəyn.They have pinched off all the grasses.
fàtèfàtèDer. of vlock-upƏ ghàyn piə ghàyn fɨə ndo ghàyn ə fàtə̀ əcho sendɛghe əkɨ̂m.When you will be about to go out, you lock all the doors.
fàyn1fàɲadvherePə̀yn fâyn m fe nə ə̀ kyànə̀ pə̂ ghè.Come here let me see what is about to happen.Ant.fɛ̂
fàyn2fàɲvfear; be afraid, fearNdùə tsàyn sê vəyn nə ghàs kɛsə fânə̀ va vəyn.Go and tell him that we are not longer afraid of him.Syn.chɨŋ2efâynēfâɲn5/13fearSyn.echɨŋtefâynfâynzèfânèefâynsèēfâɲsèv.n5act of instilling fearfâynsèzèfâynsèefàynsèfàɲsèvfrightenKə ghàyn za nə ghɛ zhîse faynse ghàyn.Do not allow anything to frighten you people.fàyntèfàɲtèvfearÈ wàmnə̀ sê ghɨghe ndəʼə̀ fâyntə̀ tso va.He talks to people without being afraid, not even a bit.
fàyn3fàɲvfineTsàyn sê vəun nə ə è tàʼa mbasə pə̀yn ə fàyn vəyn. Tell him that if he does not come quickly, he will be fined.