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kɛrɛ2v1to separateNɩaa nɩɩ yuo dɔŋɔ, mɩ mʋ kaa kɛrɛ.People were fighting, I went and separated them.2to breakƲ kɛrɛ ŋmɛnɩŋ.He broke the rope.3to stop, ceaseLɩɩŋ bɩra bɩ pɛllɛ, ʋ kɛrɛ nɛ.The water does not run any more, it is cut off.4to protectƲ kɛrɛ wɩa nɛ arɩ kantɔwɩa.He is protecting himself from the sun with an umbrella.5to block (road)Ʋ joŋ daaŋ nɛ a kɛrɛ wombiiŋ.He blocked the road with a log.
kɛ́rɛ́cfkiesi...tɔ, kiese tɔn, low wall, partitionBa saa kɛrɛ nɛ a golli dɩa la.They have built a wall a around the house.
kɛrɛ lɔlv phrto try and fail, to do sth. in vainMɩ kɛrɛ kɛrɛ lɔl nɛI tried my best and failed
kɛrɩsɩɩŋn, hipjoint
kɛsɛvto catch Má leŋ la tuu kɛsɛ chenfilee.Let us go and catch some fish.
kieli1cfbalv1to pass byƲʋ kieli dɩa nɛ.He is passing by the house.2to go or jump over sth. without touching, to crossƲ fɩla kieli kɛrɛ.He jumped over the wall.
kieli2adv.to do sth.very much, very deeplyƲ chomi kieli.He loves me very much.
kierivto enlarge
kieseveranda, porch
kiesi...tɔ, kiese tɔcfkɛ́rɛ́v phrto protect, shadeƲ joŋ nyuŋ chuulo chu a kiese tɔ wɩa.He wore a hat to shade himself from the sun.
kigisikiiadv.thick (substance)Sɩsaalaa gɛrɩpɛɛŋ nɛ ŋaa kigisigii.Sisaala cloth is thick.
kiikiadv.to gasp, to breath deeplyƲ pɩnaa kiiki nɛ.He lay down breathing upproariously.Ʋ mɔmɔ kiiki.He was killing himself with laughter.
kiliŋadv.with a clatterŊ yɩ zalɩŋ ʋ viviisi kiliŋ kiliŋ.If you hit the net with the calabashes they will rattle around.
kirecfkatahan, brown cobra
kiricftʋɔrɛvto chase, drive awayMá mʋ kiri vaha la.Go and chase the dog away.
kiri kiri kiriadv.forcefully, hurriedlyYɔbɔ gime nɛ, nɩaa kala fɩfá kiri kiri kiri.The people in the market rushed away quickly.
kɩala jɩŋv phridentifyLa kɩala jɩŋ wɩɩ la sɩ tɩɩ jɩmɩɩ la sʋʋ nɛ.We identified the cause of the fowl's death.
-kɩaŋcf-kɔsʋŋkpaaŋ-adjsfxbroken off, torn apart, fractionsnɛntɛŋkɩarɩŋworn out shoes kʋkɩarɩŋfractions
kɩɛlɛv1to stand in one line, to line upMá kʋ chɩna kɩɛlɛ dɩ mɩ keri ma foto.Come and stand in one line so that I can take a picture of you.2to place in linePaa daasɩ la kɩɛla tɔ boi la.Get sticks and arrange them across the doorway.
kɩɛrɛvto cut part offKɩɛrɛ ŋ neniifʋlaa ta.Cut your fingernails.
kɩɛrɛ golo golov phrcut zig-zagKɩɛrɛ gɛrɩ la golo golo.Cut the cloth zig-zag.
kɩɛrɛ gulo gulov phrcut in circleKɩɛrɛ gbaŋa la gulo gulo.Cut the calabash in a circular form.
kɩɛsɛv1to tear, tear offƲ kɛŋ gɛrɩ la kɩɛsɛ nɛ.He tore the cloth.2to contributeMa kɩɛsɛ mɩ teniŋ nɛɛ?Did you contribute to my funeral collection?3to collectBenin nɩɩ kɩɛsɛ yɔbɔ.Benin is collecting market money.