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lɛn2Mv1smash2trample; to step heavily with the feet so as to injure or destroykeelɛnlɛnɛlɛncilɛncìlɛnɛɛtay, foy, som
lɛnedilɛneML.MMLn5/13journey
lɛŋHadj1correct2right3accurate4without mistakes5proper; in accordance with an approved form of behaviourFí nu lɛŋ.That is right.Wvú nu ɛ jeme lɛŋ.He has spoken correctly.
lɛŋlɛŋHHadj1same fashion, whether correct or not2correct3rightƐ mwɛɛm mvunciim gɛne lɛŋlɛŋ ɛ wee bô wee yaa waale kɛ.Everything is going well and people are not quarreling with one another.
lɛŋseHHvmake a place such as a field or the area around the compound levelƐ bó tawse bine fó lɛŋse lo kɛŋ ɛ bvudvuu bvudvu tuken lɛŋse.They danced there so much they broke down the ridges, which became flat in those places.lɛŋselɛŋseelɛŋseèlɛŋsɛɛ
lɛseLHv1kill2end3become extinct4execute5bury the nfonkeelɛselɛselɛɛselɛɛsèlɛsɛɛnlɛse
lɛwHv1dodge or avoid someone2take asidekeelɛwlɛwɛlɛɛkelɛɛkèlɛwɛɛ
lɛweHHv1bring someone closer to you2attract or draw someone to come closer to youkeelɛwelɛwelɛwyilɛwyìlɛwyɛɛ
lɛy1Mv1nurture something to help it grow2nurse3domesticate animals4raise animals5raise cropskeeleylɛyɛlɛytelɛytèlɛyɛɛ
lɛy2Hvfloat on waterkeelɛylɛyɛlɛytelɛytèlɛyɛɛ
lɛysɛnHHvrinse with clean water after having washed something such as clothes, pots, disheslɛysɛnlɛysenelɛysenèlɛysɛnɛɛ
liciliciHLHLideosomething not yet matureKeŋgom nu licilici.The plantain is not yet mature.
lo1Ldisa verb marker which always follows a verb and is not attached to the verb in written form; it strengthens or intensifies the meaning of the verb it follows; it may also mark a contrast with a previous statementƐbvubwɛ nu ɛ jaŋ to she lo ɛ bokɛnɛ lem baay.On that day it did not rain and the women worked a lot.
lo2Mv1seize2take by force3grab hold ofkeeloloelooleloolèloɛ
lom1Mv1point at2point something out to distinguish it3accuse by pointing out wrongdoingkeelomlomɛlomtelomtèlomɛɛ
lom2Hvrub randomly or abundantlykeelomlomɛlomtelomtèlomɛɛ
lom3Hv1to spot2to blemish3stain4make dirty5defile
lon1bolonL.LLn1/21bad luck2curse; an evil action or intention for bad things to come upon a person
lon2dilonH.MHn5/13a row
lon3Hv1countless2innumerable3too many4swarm; how a large number of insects move togetherlonɛlonelonèlonɛɛnteen, yone
loŋboloŋhl.LhlEnglish:longn1/2trousers; an outer garment that extends from the waist to the ankle or sometimes only to the knee, covering each leg separately, worn especially by males and increasingly worn by females
looHvtarget something with a bow, spear, catapult or gunloolooleloolèlooɛ
loocɛHHloociadv1very much; a word which intensifies the action of the verb it follows2reallo; kebɛɛ
loocɛ kiɛɛHH HHv1know something very well2comprehend; to understandloocɛ kiɛɛlooci keeloocì keeloocɛɛ kee
low1Mvcurse or to bring a curse on someonekeelowlowɛlookelookèlowɛɛ