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tsiatɔt͡siátɔ́ʔ(L) sp. var.itsiatɔn.behaviourOyin amʋ tsiatɔ bʋ alɛ dʋbɩ. The man's behaviour is good.Tsiatɔ lalahɛ ma alɛ. Evil behaviour is bad.Mʋ tsiatɔ ma alɛ.His behaviour is not good.cftsia4 2behave9.1.2Do
tsiatsiaatsiat͡siat͡siat͡siav.to sit a long timecftsia2 1sit8.4.2.2A long time7.1.2Sit
tsiet͡siev.to be sitting- continuous aspectNtsie ɩwɩ sʋ.I am free.Bulu abɔpʋ dʋanyɔ bʋ tsietsie mʋ́ ɔnɔ.The twelve angels are sitting in charge of it.Mɩan mɩ ka nyɔ anɩtsie woyi kʋlɛtɔ.I am living with my in the same house.cftsia2 1sit7.1.2Sit
tsii1t͡siː v.to gossip about someoneBʋtamalɩɩ isinsʋ tsii kpasi. They never stand on an ant hill and gossip about the bush rat.Bʋtamatsii ɔha, tsufɛ igyi lakpan.They don't backbite people, because it is sin.cfkla1 3gossipyiyi1gossip3.5.1.8.4Gossip
tsii2t͡síːv.1to uproot; to pull out something connected at one endTsii batɛ amʋ ɩtɛ ha mɩ ampʋ lɛ mɩ asʋtɔ. Pluck a chicken feather for me so I can clean out my ears.7.3.2.7Take something out of somethingcomp.tsii opunistartleder.tsitsiipluck2to appear violently3to suddenly startƆlɔpʋ ansɩpɛ tsii ɔsrɩ gya Ologyo ɔkpa. He was desperate so he suddenly started running after Ologyo.8.4.6.1Start something4to blaze upOgya letsii kɩta paya oyi amʋ. Fire sprang up and caught (burned) the avocado tree.Ogya amʋ detsii ɔswɩtɔ. The fire is burning on the hearth.5.5Fire
tsii opunit͡síː opúni comp. oftsii2 1opuni1 2v.to be startledtsiiopunifrighten youBrɛa olonu okitikiti amʋ a, opuni letsii mʋ.When he heard the noise, he was frightened.3.4.1.3Surprise3.4.2.4Afraid
tsikitsikit͡sikit͡sikiadv.writhe on the ground7.2.2.8Move back and forth2.5.3Injure
tsingbinit͡siŋ͡mg͡binipl.atsingbinin.an edible snake that doesn't bite; a small pythonTsingbini gyi ɩwɔ ánɩ́ ɔtamatsula dun aha. Nɩ odun fʋ a, idesuna ánɩ́ fʋ ɩwɩ layinta.A tsingbini is a snake which does not like to bite people. If it should bite you it shows that you have been defiled.Tsingbini oputsu igyi afa ha awɩdwiin.Tsingbini soup is medicine for rheumatism.1.6.1.3.1Snake
tsinkit͡síŋkí v.to wake upNyankpʋ amʋ latsinki mʋ. The rain has woken him up.Odewu oo! Mlɩtsinki mʋ! He is dying (or has fainted)! Bring him back to life.Kebi amʋ letsinki lawa ɔpá.The child woke up long ago.cfkʋsʋ1rise5.7.3Wake upph. v.wan tsinki
tsintsiin bɔnɔt͡sint͡sĩː bɔnɔid. ofbɔnɔn.ruse; ploy; deception; mythical objectNɩ fɔwa ɔsa ba a, nɛ́ha fʋ tsintsiin bɔnɔ.I will give you (as a reward) a tsintsiin egg if you're quick about it.If you come quickly I will give you a tsintsiin egg.4.3.5.5Deceive3.5.4.1Fable, myth
tsitsa1t͡sít͡sá(H)v.throw awayFɛɩ afʋkpa ipi amʋ yetsitsa. Sweep so that you should gather the rubbish and throw it out.8.3.7.8.3Garbage7.4.5.2Throw awayIdiom:tswɩ oyibibi tsitsadefecate
tsitsa2t͡sit͡saʔ n.bad newsTsitsa kʋkʋ ma nʋ. There is nothing bad.Anɩmɛdɛ tsitsa. We have nothing bad.8.3.7.1Bad
tsitsi1t͡sit͡siʔpl.atsitsin.source; bottomayín tsitsiroot of the teeth (gum)asʋn tsitsithe root of the matter, the course of the matter.9.5.1.6.1Source (of movement)
tsitsi2t͡sit͡si v.1to clean somethingOtutu labwɛ atɔ amʋ ɩwɩ sʋ tsitsi mʋ́ ha mɩ. The things are dusty so clean them for me.5.6.1Clean, dirty5.6.6Wipe, erase2to rub something7.7.5Rub
tsitsi3contraction ofitsitsiunder
tsitsifɔtsitsifɔn.kind of flyOrder:Diptera1.6.1.7Insect
tsitsiit͡sít͡sîʔder. oftsii2 1tsii2 2REDUP1v.1to pluck multiple itemsBatɛ amʋ otedu labla dʋbɩ sʋ tsitsii mʋ́, mɛnɩ ɔbɔ́wa akɩlɛ.The chicken's tail is thick so pull some of it out so that it will become good to look at.7.3.2.7Take something out of something2to erupt in multiple places
tsitsitɔt͡sít͡sítɔn.a tree stump1.5.1Tree8.2.2Long6.2.4.2Uproot plants1.5.5Parts of a plant
tsɩt͡sɪn.womanhoodcftsɩhɛfemale1.6.7Male and female animals2.6.5.2Womancomp.tsɩdɛhɛntɔwomanhood, old
tsɩat͡sɪ́áv.add something to somethingTsɩa siminti mʋ́a ɩsɩ amʋ wa abatɔ ha mɩ.Mix the cement and the sand together for me.7.5.2.3Add to somethingcomp.ɩsɩ tsɩahɛmortar (masonry)ph. v.pʋ tsɩaadd
tsɩdɛhɛntɔcomp. oftsɩɔdɛhɛn 2-tɔ 1n.the state of being an old womanSynabrɩwaold woman
tsɩhɛt͡sɪ́hɛ́adj.femaleopio tsɩhɛsistercf-hɛADJECTIVEizertsɩfemale1.6.7Male and female animals2.6.5.2Woman
tsɩɩnt͡sɪ̃̂ːv.cease to growOyin amʋ dɛ nta nun dʋbɩ sʋ alatsɩɩn. The man is drinking too much so he has stopped growing.Nyankpʋ onya si tswie a, ndɔtɔ atɔ tɛtsɩɩn. As soon as the rains stop, things in the farm stop growing.2.6.4.6Grow, get bigger
tsolit͡soli v.1turn over; turn upside down; bowKo prɛntʋa tsoli.Turn the bottle upside down.Nɩ gyagya osian a, otoko nwuntɔ tsoli.When a bat hangs, it turns it's head upside down.8.3.1.4.1Vertical2to bow the headKo nwun tsoli. Bow your head.7.1.5Bow3to wash a baby's anusƆtsɩ amʋ dɛ mʋ bi amʋ tsoli. The woman is turning her child upside down.The woman is washing her child's anus.2.2.8Defecate, feces5.6.2Bathe
tsonkolit͡soŋkoli(H)n.valley with a cliff1.2.1.1Mountain1.2.1.4Valley