1.5.3. Grass, herb, vine

ablimboablímbo(H)n.a vine-like grass with thornsNɩ ɔha ɩwɩtɔ bwɛ ɔlɔ a, ɔtɔkwɛ ablimbo sa.When a person has a sore in the stomach, he grinds ablimbo and uses it as a liquid enema.1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
afonflo2afoɱflo(H)n.forest vine named after a caterpillarAfonflo fla igyi fla kʋa mʋ́ ntsu lofuli. Ɩma ɔlɩn ha atɔ klɩ.This vine is a vine that has white fluid. It is not strong for tying.1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
bokitibókitiʔpl.abokitiFrom:Engbucketn.bucketOtsibi amʋ dɛ atɔ fwɩ bokiti amʋtɔ.The girl is washing in the bucket.6.6.7.2Conveying water1.5.3Grass, herb, vine6.7.7Container
dimbidimbí (H) n.1a kind of grassdimbisʋ ɩfagrassKufa amʋ dɛ dimbi wɩ. The sheep is eating grass.Dimbi gyi ɩfa kʋa ɩma tɔtɔ bwɛtɔ, tamɛ mʋ́lɔhɔ ɩda nɩ. Aklɔtɩ tɔpʋ la isia.This grass is a type that is not used for anything. But is well known. Mice use it for their nests.1.5.3Grass, herb, vine2grassland, wildernesscontr.dimbinɔwilderness edge
ɛwɛɛwɛ (H)dial. var.ɔwɛ1Npl.nwɛ1n.calabashKebi amʋ dɛ ntsu nun ɛwɛ amʋtɔ.The child is drinking water in the calabash.Tsu ɛwɛ amʋ ha mɩ ansa ntsu. Bring the calabash so that I can fetch water.cfonuwelarge drinking calabash5.2.2.8Eating utensil1.5.3Grass, herb, vine1.5.5Parts of a plant6.7.7Container
faasɩfaːsɪ (H) pl.afaasɩn.water yamDioscorea alataFaasɩ tɔyɔpɔn dʋn igyo, sʋ megyi mʋ́ fɛ́ɛ́ bʋtɔpʋ wɔ fufu. Ɩbʋ alɛ ha nyɔmba. Water yam goes softer than yam so not all of it is used for making fufu. It is good for nyɔmba.5.2.3.1.5Food from roots6.2.1.2Growing roots1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
finfɛfiɱfɛn.sisal like plant used to weave opuntu bags6.6.1Working with cloth1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
igyoiʤóʔ sg.ogyo*kI/I- joyamn.yamDioscorea cayennensis subsp. rotundataOfienɩ igyo kpalobi pɛ nada. This year I have only planted a few yams.6.2.1.2Growing roots1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
ipi2ipíʔ (H)n.kind of grass used in hatching housesIpi tamalɩɩ wa ɔpá. Bʋtɔpʋ bua obu.Thatch doesn't stay long. It is used for thatching.6.2.5.4Plant product6.5.3Building materials1.5.3Grass, herb, vine1.5.5Parts of a plant6.5.2.2Roof
ɩbʋsʋ flaɪbʊsʊ fla(H)comp. ofɩbʋ-sʋ 1ɩflan.forest vine that grows on the mountainƖbʋsʋ fla, Ɩbʋsʋ itekle tsia. Ɩbʋ ɔlɩn ha atɔ klɩ.It is mainly on the mountains. It is very strong for tying things.1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
ɩfa1ɪfáʔ(H) n.1grass; weeds; bushNyankpʋ tswie brɛ a, ɩfa tɔwa ɔsa kɔkwɛ dʋbɩ. In rainy season weeds grow too quickly.Mɩ kpoli nodu amʋ lakwɛ. Ɩfa ɛ, lakwɛ wa mʋ́tɔ. Sʋ, neyetsii ɩfa amʋ amba. The maize that I planted has sprouted. Weeds have also sprouted in it. So, I'm going to pull them and come back.1.5.3Grass, herb, vine2plants; especially medicinal plantscfafamedicinecomp.ɩbantɔ ɩfabathroom plant/wife
ɩfla pɛpɛɪfla pɛpɛʔcomp. ofɩflapɛpɛ 1n.kind of vine that grows in the forestƖfla pɛpɛ a, mʋ́ wɩ lɛpɛ. Ɩbʋ alɛ ha atɔ klɩ.Red vines are red. They are good for tying things.1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
ɩflaɪfla(H) pl.aflacontractionflan.vine for tying things; a sweet potato vineLɛ ɩfla ba mɩampʋ klɩ mɩ ngya amʋ ya bu asɩ. Remove a vine and bring it to me so I can tie up my firewood and bring it to my farm hut.1.5.3Grass, herb, vinecomp.sawun flatortoise vinewaɩn ɩflagrapevinecomp.ɩbʋsʋ flavineɩfla pɛpɛvineotuntufladescendants; generationIdiom:otuntufladescendants; generation
ɩka pɛpɛɪka pɛpɛʔcomp. ofɩka2pɛpɛ 1n.red grassBʋtɔpʋ ɩka pɛpɛ bwɛ afa.The red grass is used for medicine.1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
ɩka2ɪka(H) contractionka5n.elephant grassƖka igyi dimbisʋ ɩfa kʋ ánɩ́ tamakɔsɩ wu. Bʋtɛtalɩ pʋ sʋta ɩgyo. Mʋ́ bʋtɔpʋ da ekeyi nɩ.Elephant grass is a type of grass that does not die quickly. They can use it to stake yams. It is also used as a staff for questioning a corpse.Nɩ natɩ bʋ katɔ a, bʋtamagyi mʋ bia. Don't buy a pig in a poke.When spider is hiding in the grass they don't bargain about his priceBʋtamagya obubwi ɩbansʋ tra yegya mʋ ɩkasʋ.They don't chase a bird from the fence and then again from the grass.Ka fʋ ɩka amʋ tin ha mɩ, anwɩ. Cut me a piece of your sugar cane to chew on.Cut your grass short for me, so I can chew.Mɩ owisʋ amʋsʋ a, bɛɛ nwɩ ɩka. Because of my fever, they say I should chew sugar cane.1.5.3Grass, herb, vinecomp.ɩka pɛpɛgrass, redɩka wɩhɛsugar cane
ɩtʋnɪtʊ̃́ʔn.spear grassƖtʋn tɔwɔ aha. Butokun mʋ́ pʋ bua obu.The spear grass pricks people. It is cut and used for roofing huts.1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
kɛnkɛ1kɛŋkɛ(H)pl.akɛnkɛn.a kind of wild grassKɛnkɛ tɔkɔsɩ dan dʋn dimbisʋ ɩfa trahɛ fɛ́ɛ́. Tamɛ, ɩtɔkɔsɩ wu. Ɩbʋ imi, ɩtɔwɔlɩ wɩ fɛ tʋnkpa.This wild grass grows quicker than all other grasses. But it dies quickly(six months). It has hairs on the leaves which makes you itchy like tʋnkpa.1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
kɩtɩbakɪ́tɪ́bá n.ground nut; peanut.Arachis hypogaeaKɩtɩba bɔahɛ mʋ́a bodobodo bʋ agyilɛ. Roast peanuts and bread go well together.Bɩnasʋ afʋn anyɔ amʋ ɛ a, bɔ́pʋ lɛ kɩtɩba oputsu. The two left sides also they will take and make groundnut soup with.5.2.3.1.1Food from seeds6.2.1.2Growing roots1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
klamataklamata(H)n.a strong, straight vine1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
konkolifi nkontokóŋkólifí ŋkõnto(H)id. ofkonkolifinkonton.a type of grass which looks like thatch but is not good for roofingKonkolifi nkonto gyi fɛ ipi, tamɛ ɩma alɛ ha obu bua. Ɩtɔkɔsɩ biabia."Praying mantis broken shin" grass is like thatch, but it is not good for thatching. It breaks easily.cfkonkolifipraying mantisnkontofracture1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
kpanpulik͡pãpulín.short grassKpanpuli tamafʋa fʋn akpawunutɔ. Ɩtɛka aha. Bʋtɔpʋ lʋ itu.This grass does not grow as high as the knee. It cuts people. It is used to weave a type of broom used inside rooms.1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
kpoli1k͡poli(H) n.maizeZea mays subsp. maysBʋtɔpʋ kpoli nɩna dɔkʋnʋ. They use maize to cook kenkey.6.2.1.1.3Growing maize1.5.3Grass, herb, vinecomp.bia kpoliharvest maizekpokplofwɩhusk, maizeokpokployimaize cobcomp.kpʋkpʋ kpoliwinnow
kpolibik͡polibin.kernel of maize6.2.1.1.3Growing maize1.5.3Grass, herb, vine1.5.5Parts of a plant
kwadutakʷadutan.a hand of bananas5.2.3.1.2Food from fruit6.2.1.4.2Growing bananas1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
kwadukʷadú pl.akwaduFrom:Akankwadun.bananaMango oyi ɩbɛ́talɩ swie abɛ? Ntɛ baflɛ ɩbɛ́talɩ swie kwadu oyi sʋ. Can a mango tree bear palm nuts? Or can a papaw grow on a banana tree?5.2.3.1.2Food from fruit6.2.1.4.2Growing bananas1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
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