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a long time and intensely
aardvarktãnturiã̀-ú-ìnaardvarkorycteropus afer1.6.1.1Mammal
abandonyaage2 2á-èvnot visit any more, leave alone, abandonA maana bõe tɩ b yaag-a n pa le kẽnd a nengẽ.What did he do that they don't go to him any more?base 2àvabandon, to throw away, to dispose ofbase 1àvleave, cancel, cease, stop, abandonNed kõn bas kur n pʋgd kãan-woabg ye.We do not abandon the turtle to chase a lame guinea fowl. (Proverb: when opportunities present themselves to someone, he must seize the one that is most accessible to him and not the one that seems better to him but difficult to access, otherwise he will lose both)
abandon the waybʋdge 1ʋ́-èvabandon the right way, to get lost, to go astraya bʋdgame n bas sor t'a looge.
abandoned houseraboogoà-ónabandoned house because the family head has died, house of which the head of the family has diedKõn yi n bas f ba raboog, yaa sẽn yɩɩd f ba n pa wa.If you refuse to leave the ruins of your father's yard, it's because bigger than your father is not dislodging you. (proverb: whatever the attachment to our habits, there are circumstances which oblige or which give reason to abandon them)
abandonmentbasgonabandonment, desertion
abbreviationkʋʋg-n-gʋlsgaʋ̀-ʋ́-ánabbreviation, short form«Yagre» kʋʋg-n-gʋlsga, yaa «yag».The short form of the word «plural» is «pl.»gom-biis kʋʋsgonabbreviation, short form9Grammar
abdicatebare4ávlet fall, get tired, abdicatemam barame, m ka le tõe ye.I give up, I can't any more.
abdomenpʋ-roogoʋ̀-ò-ónabdomen, lower part of the body, belly2.1Body1.6.2Parts of an animal
abdomen (lower)pende 1è-énbelly, lower part of the body, pubes, lower abdomenNed meta neer n zems a pag pende.Each builds the grindstone to his wife's size. (Proverb: everyone must live according to their realities and not do something that is beyond them. We need realism.)2.1Body
abdomen, tummypʋga1 1ʋ́nabdomen, tummy, stomach (interior)F pʋg gõe la f gõe.It's because your belly is sleeping that you sleep. (Proverb: as long as there are difficulties (hunger, lack of peace, unemployment, sickness, worries), you have to run to find the solutions. You cannot sit back and do nothing.)2.1Body
abidepa2àvremain, stay, abide, lastPa la f ra wa ye.Stay there and don't come.
abilitytõogo1ṍ-ònpower, strength, might, force, ability, means
able to (to be)tõog n maan bũmbuexpr.to be able to
ablutions (perform one's)yõg koomvto perform one's ablutionsMoeembã yõgda koom n yaool n sɩng pʋʋsgo.Muslims perform ablutions before praying.
abnormalpeoogo3éadjuntimely, ill-timed, inappropriate, abnormalTʋʋm-peoogo.Inappropriate work.
abolishkiisi1 2ìvabolish
abominable thingwɩɩbdonabominable thing, infringement / transgression of a forbidden thing to do, sacrilege, scandalBaag wɩɩb-yɛng pa dʋʋd-a ye.You don't kill a dog for just a first scandal. (proverb: when a person makes a mistake for the first time, he must be granted leniency.)
abortvɩdgeɩ́-èvabort, perform an abortion, extract sth., miscarryB kʋʋ peosgã n mik t'a yaa pʋg tɩ b kong n vɩdg a kambã n yiisi.They killed a sheep and noticed that he has got babies, but they couldn't extract them.yiis pʋgaexpr.abort, miscarry, to have an abortionvibgi1vhave a miscarriage, abortsynfabe22.3.2Disease
abort (animal)fabe2ávabort, miscarry (of animal)synvibgi1fabge 2á-èvabort (animal)
abortedvaalleáadjthat didn't take place, abortedSa-vaalle.Rain that didn't happen (though it did look like it would happen).
abortionpʋ-yiriʋ̀-ínmiscarriage, abortion2.3.2Disease
abortive (be)vaale 1àvto fail to come off, fail to happen, not take place, be abortiveSaagã kʋɩɩme la a ka ni ye, a vaalame.The rain prepared but eventually it didn't rain, it didn't take place.
aboutpoorẽ 1about, apropos of, speaking ofYaa bõe poorẽ?It is about what?
about to untiebel-beleadvrickety, about to untieA yẽndã yaa bel-bel n dat n lʋɩ.His loose tooth is about to come out.