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savto jump; splashShishi fe wùsfe ə sa nyɔʼ mi.A spark of fire has burnt me.salevsplashsase2vcause to splashsatevjump from place to place repeatedly
sesàn9/10spherical calabash with a neck sà sə mlɨ̀sè
sà2sà2sesàn9/10unit of measurement (equivalent to 10 litres)
sàfsàfsàfn9poison
salesálêvto splashKɨyte tɔ̀yn zɛ ə payn kɛ nə̀ salə fɨ mɨ̂sə̀.Cover that pot less all that pap splash out.Der. of sa
sam1sāmvto transfer; to relocateGhənə tə sam fumə əndɛ.They transferred from the house.asamv.n7transfersamkesamaesamnevmove away, migrate (many people/ths.)
sam2sāmv1to lendGhənə ə tə nə ə samə va mi èkɛu.They have refuse to lend me money.Syn.samə fo2to borrowM fè kyi pî va ə tə nə m samə va.I did not have but refused to borrow.Syn.samə fisamsev1borrow2to lendsamtev1borrow many ths. form/to one/more persons2to lend many ths. to one/more persons
sàmə̀sàmə̀vto swim; to floatGhàs ə sàmə̀ tyaŋ ə̀kɨ̂m.We have all swam across.
samə fisāmə̄fīv.pto borrowƏ ò samə fiə, ò zaŋsə̀ èghoke se ndàʼ.When you borrow, be quick to pay.Syn.sam2 2Ant.samə fo
samə fɨsāmə̄fɨ̄v.pto pack outNaʼà pîndè nyi mə è və sam fɨ fumə tə̀ʼ.Everyone has packed out of the quarter.
samə fosāmə̄fōv.pto lendNdùə chyate vəyn nə è sam fo gho ekɛu.Go and plead with him to lend you money.Syn.sam2 1Ant.samə fi
samnesámnêvto move away; migrate (many people/ths.)E və tsɨsə fumə naynnə tyâŋsə̀ ndùə tə̀ʼ zɛ ghənə samne ətəyn.He sat there and was looking across to the quarter where they have moved away from.Der. of sam1
samsesámsêv1to borrowƏ ò kyi va kɛ ətəyn ò samsə naʼàpî sê ndè ə fo sê mi.If you do not have the money, borrow from anyone and give me.2to lendƏ ò pa kyi èkɛ, ò samsə fo sê mi.If you still have money, you lend it to me.Der. of sam2
samtesámtêv1to borrow many ths. from one/more personsÒ kwì samte kɛm shiŋə̀ etaʼake ò tə nə kɨa ə̀ghɨ.You have gone round borrowing money and now that it's time to pay you are escasping from people.2to lend many ths. to one/more personsÈ və samte kɛm ghɨ ghɛ ghe tə nə ghe ndaʼà va.He has lend money to people and they do not want to pay back.Der. of sam2
sànjisàndʒin9pomposity
saŋ1sāŋsesaŋn9/10hand/bunch of bananasaŋse
saŋ2sāŋvto disappearƏ̂ m fè kyi ndom se saŋ mə̂ mə nə̀yn za mə.If I had the means to disappear, I would have done so.saŋsevto cause something to disappear
sàŋ1sàŋsesàŋn9/101assembly hall2auditoriumsàŋse
sàŋ2sàŋvto send away; to send out; to chaseSàŋ ghɨghɛ ghe chɔ̂ fɛ.Send away those who are making thath noise there.Syn.fɨse 1sàŋnèvwaste
sàŋàsàŋàvto set; to sink (move out of view)Ghàs nə̀ kwɨlə̂ mə zhwize ə sàŋà.We will come home after sunset.
saŋkwàsáŋkʷàsesaŋkwàn9/10granarysaŋkwàse
saŋnesáŋnêvto rejoiceGhàyn saŋnə ghè?Why are you rejoicing?esaŋnev.n51happiness2blessednesssaŋnêzèsaŋnêeesâŋnèv.n51wastefulness2act of scatteringsâŋnèzèsâŋnèe
sàŋnèsàŋnèvto wasteKə ò fɨyn saŋnè əmo mɛ.Stop wasting that water.Der. of sàŋ2
saŋnəsaŋnəvto be happy
Naʼà pîndè niə saŋnə kə gholze tso ndâyn.
Everyone is happy because it rained today.
sàŋnə màʼàsàŋnəmàʔàv.pto scatter(use carelessly)Kə ghàyn saŋne maʼà kwàŋ zɨm zɛ!Do not scatter tjose my planting seeds.Ant.ndə̀tə ndə̀m