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kpuŋkpelen, shorts, pants
-kpuŋkpere-adjsfxpeculiar, strange, funny, absurddiibiikpuŋkperestrange bird
kpuŋkpunsuŋcfkuŋkunsuŋn, fits, epilepsy
kputurun, (Hs.) leper
kpʋcfchɩmɩŋdii1vto killKpʋ dɩmɩŋ.Kill the snake.2idto beat (in a game)La yuo biee nɛ, ʋ kpʋmɩ.We played a game and he beat me.3idto clear (a field)Ba bɩ ba pɩɩyaŋ kpʋa.They did not clear their yam field.4idto beat, affect severelyKɛŋ gɛrɩŋ tɔ ŋ nyuŋ dɩ wɩa sɩ́ŋ kpʋ.Shade your head with a cloth so that the sun does not beat you.
kpʋ...tɩtɩaidto ruin oneself U kpʋ ʋ tɩtɩaHe ruined himself
kpʋlɩɩ-adjreallybaduokpʋlɩɩa really strong man
kpʋllɛempty-headed, unintelligent, stupid
kpʋŋkpajɩɛrɛn, swallow
kpʋra tɔv phrto close or cover up with soilOlii la kpʋra tɔ ʋ bʋa nɛ.The rat sealed off its hole.
kpʋrɛcfŋmɛrɛpʋ̀ʋsɛ̀v1to swellTabɩɩŋ nɛ yagɛ ʋ tile lɛ, ʋ kpʋrɛ.A stone hit his forehead, now it is swollen.2to gargleƲ yiikoro hɩla nɛ, ʋ kpʋrɛ daalusuŋ.His throat was dry, so he gargled with medicine.
kpʋrɩsɛv1to rinse the mouthkpʋrɩsɛ niiŋto wash one's mouth2to sprinkleŊaa lɩɩŋ kpʋrɩsɛ tinteela anna tii.Sprinkle water on the ground before you sweep.
kpʋrʋ kpʋrʋadv.very fastChuomoo yie fá kpʋrʋ kpʋrʋ nɛ.Rabbits run very fast
kpʋrʋŋn, small empty container (e.g. for tobacco)
kpʋsa kpʋsaadv.in disorder, not neatƲ nyupʋnaa ŋaa kpʋsa kpʋsa.His hair is unkempt.
kpʋsaaadv.1bushyBaal la nyʋ tɔŋŋɔɔ nɛ kpʋsaa.The man has a bushy beard.2in abundanceTɩa la nɛnɛ nɛ kpʋsaa.The tree has lots of fruit.
kpʋsɛcfmʋ́ʋrɛ́vto pluck, remove feathersƲ dɩa kpʋsɛ jimiŋ nɛ.Yesterday he plucked a chicken.
kpʋʋrʋwieHIV/AIDS
kuvcut with sickle (grass)Mɩ dɩa ku yaŋ.I cut grass yesterday.
kuchuruŋn, funeral sacrifice(a cow at a man's funeral, a sheep, goat, or hen at a woman's funeral)
kuivto be short Ŋmɛŋ la kunyie.The rope is short.
kukeriadv.(Hs.) well doneƲ ŋaa kukeri.He has done well.
kuliiŋn, shrill cry, ululation