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kpalɩŋn, sling, catapult
kpalɩŋ tabɩɩŋn, sling-stone
kpallɛvto flatten a metalKpallɛ mɩ pire niiŋ pɩmɛ.Flatten the edge of my hoe blade for me.
kpamboiŋn, hole broken into a wall (used as entrance or window), exit
kpammulo1-nouna kind of yampɩɩkpammuloa kind of yam
kpammulo2n, a kind of bird with red feathers
kpanjaŋan, funeral bench on which the dead body is placed
kpantɩn, piles, haemorrhoids
kpaŋvbecome thick, hard, clotDɩ ŋ nɛ ŋaa daarɩŋ aŋ bɩ lɩɩŋ hɛ yʋgɛ, ʋ jaŋ kpaŋ.If you cook porridge and do not add enough water, it will go solid.
kpaŋ kpaŋ1adv.persistentƲ chɩŋ kpaŋkpaŋ nɛHe is persistent.
kpaŋ kpaŋ2adjsolid, hardTabɩɩŋ ŋaa kpaŋ kpaŋ nɛ.The stone is hard.
kpaŋ kpaŋ tɩɩnan, 1sb. who deals with fetishes2sb. who tries hard, does his best, winner
kpaŋŋɩlaŋadv.unmovableBaasikuri la vɛnɛ mʋ chɩŋ nɛ kpaŋŋɩlaŋThe bicycle stood there unmovable
kparaan.sg.body from waist downwards
kparɩmɛv1to patch, mendLaa mɩ gɛrɩŋ kparɩma tɩa.Patch the cloth for me.2to be deafid. Ʋ dɩgɩlaa kparɩma nɛ.He does not hear well.
kparɩŋn, a pair of sth.
kpasacfkuruŋn, 1chair, stool, bench2(pl.) furniture
kpegivto loose colour, to become very dirtyƲ gɛrɩŋ kpege nɛ.His shirt is very dirty.
kpegisivto gnawBile kpegisi haŋgbeliŋ.The child gnawed the bone.
kpellivbreak offMʋ kpelli tɩa la pɩpaarɩŋ kaa kɔ.Break off the branch with the leaves and bring it to me.
kpembelen, braggartƲ kɛŋ kpembele.She is a braggart.
kpenyɩlɩŋidsomething that is difficult to come by, a scarce commodity
kpeŋvfoldKɛŋ gɛrɩla kpeŋ.Fold the cloth.
kperiv1to puzzle, be impossible for a person to do or understand, funnyWɩɩ la kperimi nɛ.I find that matter impossible.2to compelBa kperu nɛ ʋ laalɛ gɛrɩkɔsʋmɔɔ.Situations compelled him to wear a worn-out cloth.3to get worseƲ nyanyalɩɩ la kpere nɛ.His disease is getting worse.
kperikivflirtBaal la arɩ ʋ hɩɩla ka kperiki nɛ.The man and his lover are flirting.