Nooni - English



lem1Mv1work2cultivateƐ mami bvuu fey no gɛne, no wvú gɛne buysɛn yî bokɛnɛ le ɛ bó lemte nshii wɛne.The woman passed on and as she was going came upon women working a farm as a group.keelemlemɛlemtelemtèlɛmɛɛ
lem2Mv1slide; to move or cause to move over a surface, while keeping continual contact2slip; to slide along or cause to slide along smoothlykeelemlemɛlemtelemtèlɛmɛɛ
lem3Mvwear out; to use something until it is no longer usablekeelemlemɛlemtelemtèlɛmɛɛ
lemeɛlemMH.MMn5/61tongue; the freely moving organ in the mouth, used as an organ of taste and (in humans) in producing speech2lie or falsehood
leme di defeMHidlie or not tell the truthWvú kɛŋke leme di defe.He is a big liar/talebearer.
leme di finyo lɛMH M LM Hn5/6blade of a knife
leme di laba leMH M MH Hn5/6tongue of a shoe; the cloth, leather, or plastic piece of material under the shoe laces in a shoe
leme di ŋguy eMH M H Hleme ji ŋguy en5/6flames or tongues of fire
lemeleme1HLHLideosmoothYe wan nu lemeleme.The child’s body is smooth.
lemeleme2LLLLideofatŊkunyam nu lemeleme.The pig is fat.
lem fó gbwe fóL H L Hid1slip there and fall there2no progress or headway3disability
lemlemM MLv1be oily2slip; to slide along or cause to slide or skid along smoothly3slide; to move or cause to move over a surface while keeping continual contactJe lemleme lo.The road is slippery.keelemlemlemlemlemlemelemlemèlemlemɛɛnlemlem
lemmedilemmeML.MMLn5/131work2occupationBó gɛne fô lemme le.They go to work.lemme di can eML M M Hadjartificiallemme dì jeeML M HHadjeffective or successful worklemme di Nyoʼ ledilemme di Nyoʼ leML M L Hn5/131God’s work or something it is clear God has done2act of God
lemtɛnMLvslip or move away quietly and unnoticed by otherslemtɛnlemtenelemtenèlemtenɛɛ
lenteLHv1cross over2come overlentelencilencìlentɛɛdaŋ, lam
leseHHv1put in2immerse3insertkeeleseleseleeseleesèlesɛɛlese bvufeeHH LHHidpay attentionlese bvufeeleese bvufeeleesè bvufeelesɛɛ bvufeelese ɛkolɛ; gɛɛ bvufee; gɛɛ ŋkpwawcɛ; nya bitemlese diuwHH MMidintrude or meddle in others’ business or affairsFo wo elese diuw fô mwɛɛm mvu bonyii bomew e kɛ.Do not meddle in other people’s affairs.lese ɛboHH MHidbe involved; literally "put hand"Wvú nu ɛ lese ɛbo fô fiɛɛ fì befe le.He has involved himself in a bad thing.lese ɛ̂ jooHH L MLvbaptise; churches observe various forms of baptism including baptism by immersion or putting the person under the water and by sprinkling water on the personlese ɛ̂ jooleese ɛ̂ jooleesè ɛ̂ joolesɛɛ ɛ̂ joolese ɛkolɛHH MMMvpay attentionWan nu ɛ lese ɛkolɛ yî ŋwa’ le.The child is a serious student.lese ɛkolɛleese ɛkolɛleesè ɛkolɛlesɛɛ ɛkolɛlese bvufee; gɛɛ bvufee; gɛɛ ŋkpwawcɛlese gvune ɛntuŋtuŋHH ML LMHid1listen to advice2pay attention to instructions; lit. "put feather in the ear" with the meaning of paying attention and giving heedKɛ wo yaa leese gvune entuŋtuŋ nje la?Why don’t you follow my instructions?yekelese yî ŋgɛwid1condemn by finding a person guilty of a crime and placing him/her under sentence of punishment2implicate someone in a crime or wrong doing3the final condemnation and judgment referred to in the Bible
lew1Mv1make a strong statement or take an oath to refuse to do something, such as "I will never worship an idol."2prevent3to say No!keelewlewɛleekeleekèlewɛɛ
lew2Hadjsalty or salty water
lew3bolewH.LHn1/2clay pot used as a musical instrument; the drummer uses a piece of soft material to strike the opening to produce a bass soundkɛŋge, lew, nshaan mbom
lewtɛHHv1run2race3escapeBolemsɛ bò lewte keseen tɛmyi baay.The men who are running now are very strong.keelewtɛlewtɛlewtelewtèlewtɛɛfɛɛ
leyHv1enter2join a group3intersectMe nu ɛ nya keyoone yî kelum ke keyvuum kin e no kí nu ɛ ka wase ɛ beene nu eley yî kelum ke kefɛ le.I have thanked this old year as it has already finished and we would enter in the new year.keeliyleyɛleyteleytèleyɛɛ
ley fioo leH LLL Hv1owe2have a debt3become indebtedleyɛ fioo leleyte fioo leleytè fioo leleyɛɛ fioo le
ley kpwoonH LLvengagementleyɛ kpwoonleyte kpwwonleytè kpwoonleyɛɛ kpwoon
leynɛnHHɛkieɛv1be familiar with someone2to understand and love each otherkeeleynɛnleynɛnleyneneleynenèleynenɛɛ
1Hvdrown; to die from suffocation under waterkeelɛlɛɛlɛɛ̀lɛɛ