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favto grip; to clasp (usu. with tongs)È fa engɔ̀m ətəynze ə tə̂ àfa.He gripped the banana with a tongs.afav.n7/8tongs made of a raffia midrib used to remove things from the fireefafakefavefaafaeefan5grippingfazèfaefasevhold tied (urine)fatevtweak repeatedlyefatev.n51tweaking2trimmingfatêzèfatêe
vto cock; to close (keys); to lockFɛte fà cho sòʼ zɛ.Cock that bottle well.Ant.chɔʼ1 1fàtèvlock-upefâtèv.n5locking upfâtèzèfâtèe
fàffàfvto reduce; to subtract; to take awayWùzhɔyn ə̀təyn ə fàfə̀ shəyn zɨ̂m.The woman reduced the contain of my bag.efâfv.n51subtraction2reductionfâfzèfâfefàftèv1subtract, take away decrease (intr) diminish decrease (intr)2to diminish; to reduce in intensity; to subsideefâftèv.n5subtractionfâftèzèfâftèefàptèv1subtract, take away; decrease (intr)2diminishefâptèv.n5subtractionfâptèzèfâptèe
fàftèfàftèv1to subtract; to take away; to 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.Der. of fàfefâftèv.n5subtractionfâftèzèfâftèe
falàfálàsefalàn1/10FatherfalàseFrom Englishfather
famfāmvto blow out (water, mucus 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.efam1n5/131altar2shrinetefamfamzefameefam2v.n51act of protecting by blowing concoction on2act of empoweringfamzefame
faməfāmə́numeight
famtə mìfámtə᷇mìv.pto gulp (without chewing)È nji nyàm ə̀təyn ə tsə̀ famtə miə kəndò ndɔ̀ʼɔ è zaʼ.He took the meat and gulped down without chewing.
fa mbomtefámbómtêv.pto press together; to compressKɨa mtùzè ə tyàŋ ətu ə fa mbomtə angwàŋ ngwaŋ ətəynke.A car wheel has crossed on it and compressed the tin.
faŋfāŋvto remain permanently; to 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.efaŋn5staying backfaŋzefaŋefaŋsevstay on forever
faŋafáŋavto tether; to tie (animal)È 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.efaŋân5tetherfaŋâzèfaŋâefaŋtevtie (sth.)
fàŋ fàŋà ~fàŋfàŋà~v.auxto act fraudulentlySe fàŋfàŋa nə̀yn.To act improperly.
faŋkofáŋkósefaŋkon1/10giantSyn.ndom ə̀ wùətifɔ̀faŋkose
faŋsefáŋsêvto stay on non stopÈ tsɨ njàŋ ghàs ghɛ ə zhəm faŋse ke ndo.He intone the song and we sang nonstop.Der. of faŋ
faŋtefáŋtêvto tether; to tie (many ths.)Ə pfɨse ndàyn ndù faŋte ndè?Who tethered the goats today?Der. of faŋa
fàŋtèfàŋtèvto stumble; to ruffle; to tangle (on sth.)È tàŋte eghàŋ ə fekàʼe.He stumbled on a tree root.efâŋtèv.n5stumblingfâŋtèzèfâŋtèe
fàŋtə kwìfàtə̄kʷìv.pto obtain 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.
fàptèfàptèv1to subtract; take away; to 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.2to diminish; to reduce in intensity; to subsideWiyn kasə təynve ə fàptè sechə.The fever has subsided a bit.Der. of fàfefâptèv.n5subtractionfâptèzèfâptèe
fasefásêvto hold 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.Der. of fa
fasfefásfépossour (excl.) (for nouns of cl. 19)
fatefátêvto pinch; to tweak repeatedlyƏ fate mɨ̂sè tu ewə̀yn ətəyn.They have pinched off all the grasses.Der. of faefatev.n51tweaking2trimmingfatêzèfatêe
fàtèfàtèvto lock-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.Der. of efâtèv.n5locking upfâtèzèfâtèe
fàyn1fàɲadvhere (this place)Pə̀yn fâyn m fe nə ə̀ kyànə̀ pə̂ ghè.Come here let me see what is about to happen.Ant.fɛ̂
fàyn2fàɲvto fear; to be afraidNdùə tsàyn sê vəyn nə ghàs kɛsə fânə̀ va vəyn.Go and tell him that we are not longer afraid of him.Syn.chɨŋ2efâynn5/13feartefâynfâynzèfânèefâynsèv.n5act of instilling fearfâynsèzèfâynsèefàynsèvfrightenfàyntèvfear
fàyn3fàɲvto fineTsàyn sê vəun nə ə è tàʼa mbasə pə̀yn ə fàyn vəyn. Tell him that if he does not come quickly, he will be fined.