2.1. Body

abɩnabɪ̃ʔn.a person's sideFʋ abɩn gyi tsu fʋ klɛtɔ bɔfʋn fʋ ɔmɛtɔ.Your side goes from your armpit to your abdomen.2.1.2Torso8.5.1.2Besidecomp.abɩn iwuribder.abɩntɔside
abɩn iwucontractionabɩnwucomp. ofabɩniwun.rib boneNɩ fʋ abɩnwu ibia a, fʋmɛkɩ wanklaan fówu.If your rib breaks and you don't take care, you will die.2.1.6Bone, joint2.1.2Torso
abɩntɔabɪ̃ntɔ(H)der. ofabɩn-tɔ 2n.the side of a person or a thingBapʋ ɔdayi amʋ wɔ ɔprakuo amʋ abɩntɔ.They have stabbed the side of the pig with the knife.Obia amʋ tse ɔswɩ amʋ abɩntɔ.The stool is beside the hearth.Ntsu amʋ ɩna ɩbʋ amʋ abɩntɔ.The stream passes beside the mountain.2.1.2Torso8.5.1.2Beside
afʋfʋafʊfʊʔn.lungsAkpʋn bʋ ɔdwɛ dʋn afʋfʋ.Liver is sweeter (tastes better) than lungs.Nɩ fʋdɛ sigarɛtɩ nun a, fʋ afʋfʋ teyinta. Fʋtɔkɔsɩ wu.If you are smoking cigarette, your lungs spoils and you die quickly.2.1.8Internal organs
aklodobiaklodobí (H)dial. var.aklolʋɩSn.herniaNɩ fʋbʋ aklodobi a fʋtamatalɩ yɔ agyuma kʋkʋ.If you have a hernia, you can't do any work.cfɩlʋɩhernia2.5.6.3Swell2.1.2Torso
akpɩlɛak͡pɪlɛ́(H) adj.nice to sniff, e.g. Vicks, snuffTɔnsɩ ma akpɩlɛ, tsufɛ ɩbʋ ɔsɩn. Pepper is not good to sniff because it burns.2.1.1.3Nose2.2.2Cough, sneeze3.4.1.2Happy2.3.4Smell
akpʋnak͡pʊ̃́n.liverOlinkantɩ lafa wa akpʋn amʋtɔ, sʋ lawa ɔkɩta. The gallbladder has burst on the liver so it has made it bitter.2.1.8Internal organsIdiom:akpʋn-atsebiclose relative
akpʋn-mantaak͡pʊ̃́mantan.gall bladderAkpʋn-manta mʋ́a akpʋn fɛ́ɛ́ bʋ alɛ ha nyebi.Gall bladder and liver are all good for children.2.1.8Internal organs
ansibi klambiansibi klambicomp. ofansibipl. ofnsibiklambisg. ofaklambipl. ofnsibi klambieyeballcomp. ofnsibiaklambin.eyeball2.1.1.1Eye
ansɩansɪ́n.1general term for eye/face2.1.1.1Eyecomp.ansɩ dɩn Xsʋrely on Xansɩ pɛtroubledɩnka ansɩ Xsʋaware of Xtin ansɩclever2general term for facecomp.nwun-ansɩcomp.fwi ansɩshrewdkɩansɩintendph. v.tsu ansɩ fʋa kɩlook up
ansɩtɔansɪ́tɔ́ n.faceBulu tɛkɩ klʋntɔ ha pɔn, tamɛ nyankpʋsa tɛkɩ aha ansɩtɔ ha pɔn. God looks in the heart to judge guilt but humans look at people's faces to judge guilt.2.1.1Headcomp.ansɩtɔ bifaintIdiom:da ansɩtɔ ɩkpʋndisappointed, look
awutɔ nfɔcomp. ofiwu-tɔ 1nfɔ 2n.bone marrow2.1.6Bone, joint6.3.4Butcher, slaughter
awʋlɩawʊlɪn.skin of the bodyOyin amʋ awʋlɩ bʋ ɔnlɩn dʋbɩ.The skin of the man is too hard.cfɔwʋlʋ 1skinɔyʋlʋ 1skin2.1.4Skin
ayatɔn.between the thighs2.1.3.2LegIdiom:pʋ ɩbɩ wa ayatɔ
ayintoayintón.semen2.1.8.3Male organs
biebieʔ(L) v.1to batheNɩ fotsu ndɔ ba, febie ntsu a, ipian amʋ tɔkʋsʋ fʋsʋ. When you bathe after coming from farm it refreshes you.When you come from farm and you bathe, the fatigue gets up from you.Féyebie afa amʋ nyankɩ, nkɛnsa. You will go bathe with the medicine for three mornings.Bʋtɛdɩda tati fututu pʋ bie ɔkla. They put on white cloths to wash their souls.Bʋtɛdɩda tati fututu ɔkɛ ánɩ́ bʋdɛ ɔkla bie.They put on white cloths on the day that they wash their souls.5.6.2Bathecomp.bie ɔklapurify2to menstruateNɩ atsɩ bebie a, bʋtamatsia akpɩpʋ woyitɔ, tsufɛ bʋtekisi.When women menstruate, they do not stay in fetish priests' house, because it is a taboo.2.1.8.4Female organs
bun ansibi comp. ofbun 1ansibipl. ofnsibiv.to close one's eyes2.1.1.1Eye
bwii ansibibʷiː ansibicomp. ofbwii 1ansibipl. ofnsibiv.to open one's eyesBwii ansibi afʋkɩ atɔ wanklaan. Open your eyes in order to see something well.2.1.1.1Eye
gedefegedéfen.the small of the back2.1.2Torso8.6.1.1Back
gyoli1ʤólív.to suck air in order to cool the mouthTɔnsɩ amʋ dɛ ɔsɩn, mʋ́ sʋ ndegyoli.The pepper is paining, so I am sucking in my mouth.5.2.2Eat2.2.1Breathe, breath2.1.1.4Mouth
ikwitɔikʷitɔ(H) contractionkwitɔn.1chincfɔdawuchin2.1.1Head2ceilingAndɔ amʋ ladʋ wie obu amʋ kwitɔ, ɔdɛ aklɔtɩ kɩta. The cat has climbed up into the ceiling and is catching mice.Agyagya kutibii bʋbʋ mɩ obu ikwitɔ. Sʋ bʋdɛ mɩ han. Small bats are in the ceiling of my room. So they are troubling me.6.5.2.2Roof
ikwiikʷi (H) n.beardOyin dɛhɛn amʋ ikwi lafuli fututuutu. The old man's beard has turned very white.2.1.5Hair2.1.1Head
imiimi(H) n.hair; fur of an animalAndɔ wɩ bʋ atapʋlɛ, tsufɛ mʋ imi bʋ ɔplɩ. A cat's fur is pleasant to touch because it is smooth.2.1.5Haircomp.dɩnkɩ imicut hairɩwɩ imibody hairɔtansʋ imimanecomp.ɔnsɩkunkusʋ-imieyebrow
ipuipu (H)pl.apun.1stomachNyimɛ ɔbwɩ amʋ ipu amʋ wʋlɩ pututɔ tsutsuutsu, mɛnɩ móobon ba woyitɔ.Squeeze out the animals stomach far away in the bush so that the stench will not come to the house.cfɔmɛ́ 2womb2.1.8.2Stomach2abdomenAtsɩ benya ɔmɛ a, amʋ́ apu tomoni. Pregnant women have big stomachs.Women who get pregnant, their abdomens are always large.2.1.8Internal organs2.1.2Torso
ipubiipubípl.apubin.small stomachMmenya Natɩ, ndɛ mʋ apubi.I didn't get what I want, but I have something I can hold.I didn't get Spider, I hold his small stomachs.2.1.8Internal organs
  • Page 1 of 7