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onyansapʋoɲã́nsapʊpl.anyansapʋder. ofnyansaɔ- -pʋn.wise personOwie amʋ tɔbwɛ mʋ atɔ fɛ́ɛ́ nyansatɔ, sʋ onyansapʋ ogyi.The chief does his everything wisely so he is a wise person.3.2.1.3Intelligent
onyawieoɲawíecontraction ofnyawiefriend
onyeoɲéʔ dial. var.enyeSn.nightMɩ nyawie labɛdɩ mɩ wa onye nkɛnsa. My friend has come and slept with me (in my house) overnight for three days.Ntsrakpabi tɛdɩnka onye.The stars come out at night.cfnyankɩ1morning8.4.1.2.3Time of the day8.4.1.2.1Night
onyeluluoɲelulúʔ dial. var.enyeluluSn.dewNɩ onyelulu itswie a, ɩtɔbwɛ obetsu dɩnka ɩfásʋ. When dew falls it makes dewdrops on the grass.cfobetsudewdrop1.1.3.3Rain
onyenɩoɲenɪn.tonight8.4.1.2.3Time of the day8.4.1.2.1Night8.4.6.3Present
oo1óːinterj.Oh! an exclamation indicating surprise3.4.1.3Surprise9.2.7Interjections
oo2óːadv.even8.1.3.1Many, much
opeopéʔn.a song of praise or to encourage young men to battle. Sung only by menAyin bʋtɔtswɩ ope owie woyi nkɛtɔ.Men sing war songs at the chief's house during celebrations.cfoseyeewar songs4.2.4Dancecomp.tswɩ opemake war cry
opegyaopeʤan.palm fruit about to ripencfabɛ1palm fruit1.5.1Tree1.5.5Parts of a plant6.2.1.7Growing trees
opiopiSdial. var. ofɔbɩatɔneedle
opianopĩã(H)n.marching ins several lines abreastBrɛ ánɩ́ anɩleyi opian ayɔ a, oyin anfɩ na mɩ tinti. When we made a line and were going, this man was beside me.Ɔkɛ ánɩ́ abéyi opian yɔtʋ amʋ́ ɩnʋa, ɔkɛ amʋ bówun anyankpʋsa odua anɩ gyi nɩ.The day that we shall make line to go and meet them there, that day, they will know the type of people that we are.8.3.1.2Line7.5Arrange
opieopieʔ n.vaginaOpietɔ bʋtɔkwɩɩ nyankpʋsa tsʋn. People are born through the vagina.2.1.8.4Female organs
opiki1opikiSdial. var. ofpipi2thatch
opiki2opikipl.mpikin.thatchdial. var.pipi1N6.2.5.4Plant product6.5.3Building materials1.5.3Grass, herb, vine1.5.5Parts of a plant6.5.2.2Roof
opiniopínîʔ dial. var.epiniSpl.mpinin.ring for finger; a metal ring type braceletSika pɛpɛ opini tɛkpa ogya. A gold ring shines.Kofi lawun mʋ sika pɛpɛ opini amʋʋ lɔfwɩ amʋ Yao osrebitɔ.Kofi has seen his lost gold ring on Yao's finger.5.4.1Jewelry
opioopíópl.apiocontractionpio1n.brother or sister. This includes all my grandfathers' and grandmothers' grandchildren.Mɩ pio kʋsʋ gyi Sami, tsufɛ nadan dʋn mʋ.Sami is my younger brother because I am older than he.4.1.9.1.3Brother, sister4.1.9.1.7Cousin
opitreopitre(H)pl.mpitren.mudfishOpitre amʋ nwun gyi pɛtɛplɛ. The mudfish's head is flat.Opitre ɩwɩ bʋ ɔplɩ, ɩnɩsʋ ɩbʋ ɔlɩn ánɩ́ fɔ́pʋ ɩbɩ kɩta mʋ.Mudfish is slippery, therefore it is difficult to catch it with your hand.Genklɛmɛtɩfish1.6.1.5Fish6.4.5Fishing
opleibader. ofplei 1ɔ- -ban.playmate3.4.1.1.1Enjoy doing something4.2.7Play, fun4.2.2.3Celebrate
oplimbioplimbi(H) dial. var.eplimbiSpl.mplimbin.a wooden bowl for pounding fufuOplimbi amʋtɔ bʋ okulu, sʋ fufu towie mʋ́tɔ tsɔtsɔ. The mortar is deep so it can hold a lot of fufu.Amponsa letsia sre oplimbi brɛ ánɩ́ ɔbʋ nkpa.Amponsah used to carve mortar when he was alive.5.2.1.2.2Pound in mortar and pestle
oplímbioplímbiʔ pl.mplímbin.pounding stickOplímbi ánɩ́ bʋ ɩpa a, ɩbʋ atɔ awɔlɛ. Ɩtɛha fufu tɔwa ɔsa pɩn dʋn oplímbi kpakpahɛ. The pestle that has a hat, is easy to pound with. It makes fufu smooth faster than a bald pestle.Nɔpʋ oplímbi kpɩsa buntisʋ, nɛba a, ɩlasunki da.I leaned the pestle against the fall and when I came back it had fallen over.5.2.1.2.2Pound in mortar and pestle
oplintibioplintíbin.a kind of small drum4.2.3.5Musical instrument
opotsuaopot͡sua(H)pl.apotuafɔn.greediness in the sense of gluttonyƆha ánɩ́ otegyi atɔ tsɔtsɔ a, ɔbʋ opotsua.The one who eats too much has gluttony.Batɛ ogyi atɔ ɔtamamwɛ sʋ ɔbʋ opotsua.A fowl eats and does not become satisfy so he has gluttony.5.2.2.4Manner of eating4.3.6.1Lack self-control
opulakpaopulak͡pader. ofpula 1ɔ- -kpa 1n.cemeterySynasiɛɩcemeteryntsangrave2.6.6.6Grave
opulapʋopulápʊ̂ʔpl.apulapʋder. ofpula 1ɔ- -pʋn.person ritually responsible for the funeral of someoneAkʋ bʋtɛlɛ amʋ́ apulapʋ yaɩ asa bʋtowu. Akʋ ɛ bʋtowu asa bʋtɛlɛ apulapʋ ha amʋ́.Some people choose those who will bury them before they die. Others too die before buriers are chosen for them.2.6.6.3Funeral
opuliopuliʔ n.cottonBʋtɔtswɩ opuli bwɛ ɔfɛ. They spin cotton to make rope.Opuli bʋtɔpʋ lʋ atati nɩ.The use cotton to weave clothes.cfopuli-mputɔcotton wool6.2.5.4Plant product6.6.1.4Weaving cloth6.6.1.2Spinning thread1.5.3Grass, herb, vine