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3Hadv1before; earlier or at an earlier time2prior toJiŋe sɛ daŋ.Look before you jump.
sɛcɛHHvremove corn fufu from potkeesɛcɛsɛcɛsɛcisɛcìsɛcɛɛ
sɛɛHHv1cut2slaughter or butcher an animal3murderkeesɛɛsɛɛsɛɛlesɛɛlèsɛɛlɛɛ
sɛɛ ɛsɛHH MMvharvest milletsɛɛ ɛsɛsɛɛle ɛsɛsɛɛlè ɛsɛsɛɛlɛɛ ɛsɛ
sɛɛ juwHH Ltfuse yewidcircumcise; to cut off the foreskin of the male sex organ, often as a religious rite
sɛɛnɛnHHv1refuse to do something while bringing your own ideas for the better way to proceed2rebel3be insolent or have an attitude of superiority which results in you treating others poorly or without consideration4be extremely disrespectful or rude5perseveresɛɛnɛnsɛɛnenesɛɛnenèsɛɛnɛnɛɛ
sɛfeHHvdip liquid out of a containerkeesefesɛfesɛɛtesɛɛtèsɛfɛɛ
sɛle1HHvrenew raffia palm for tapping after about three days of not tapping it; this is done in order to improve the quality and quantity of the winekeesɛlesɛlesɛɛyisɛɛyìsɛɛyɛɛ
sɛle2disɛleML.MMLn5/13shelf; some piece of wood, bamboo, or metal, fixed horizontally to hold books, dishes, and other things
sɛlɛLHvtearkeesɛlɛsɛlɛsɛɛtesɛɛtèsɛɛlɛɛsaa
sɛm1bosɛmL.LLn1/2wild tree; medicinally used for curing diarrhoea, its leaves are mixed with those of difilum (guava) and shefen and warmed in fire
sɛm2Hvshape or carve wood with a cutlasskeesɛmsɛmɛsɛmtesɛmtèsɛmɛɛ
sɛmlebosɛmleLL.LLLn1/2okra; a plant with edible green pods used to make okra sauce
sɛn1Mv1push down2crumble down3wreck or destroy something (such as a stool) under a person so that the person will fall4deal with treacherously5rely on someone only to discover that person has been taking your things or causing your downfallkeesɛnsɛnɛsɛnesɛnèsɛnɛɛ
sɛn2Hvsuddenly rush to a place in a mobkeesɛnsɛnɛsɛnesɛnèsɛnɛɛ
sɛnɛ1LHvcrack a wall or groundkeesɛnɛsɛnɛsɛntenesɛntenèsɛntenɛɛnsɛnɛn
sɛnɛ2bosɛnɛLL.LLLn1/2iron ring used to scrape a keŋkpwaa to make musickpwa; kɛŋkpwaa
sɛnɛnLHvworst state of a sick or aged personkeesɛnɛnsɛnɛŋsenenesenenèsɛnɛnɛɛ
sɛŋMvtap palm wineMe nto mbooke keeŋgɛn nsɛŋ biuw.I went down to go and tap in the raffia bush.keesɛŋsɛŋɛsɛɛŋkesɛɛŋkèsɛŋɛɛmbvuum, ntɛke, nsɛŋ, dione
sɛŋɛbosɛŋɛLL.LLLn1/21bracelet2anklet3handcuffs; a pair of metal rings connected by a short chain, fastened around a prisoner’s wrists to keep him from using his hands
sɛsɛLHsɛsɛndis1suddenly; a temporal focus marker that indicates a sudden and unexpected development in a story2unexpectedlyƐ Waante ke sɛsɛ ja we.Waante suddenly stood.kaŋ mwaaŋ
sɛw1Hn11benefit; the advantage, goodness, helpful effect or value coming from something2gain or profit3worth4meaning5outcome or result
sɛw2Mvreshape a toothsɛwɛsɛɛkesɛɛkèsɛwɛɛ
sɛwcɛ1HHv1threaten2stand against3to be obstinate about something in a negative way4compete with someonesɛwcɛsɛwcisɛwcìsɛwcɛɛ
sɛwcɛ2HHvscoop or dip liquidsɛwcɛsɛwcisɛwcìsɛwcɛɛ