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cfdienivto remainMɩ gbɛrɛ baal la aŋ ka ʋ wa dɩa lɛ.I waited for the man but he remained in his house.
wàav1to growBile lɛɛlɛ waa nɛ.The child is grown now.2to live, exist, surviveDɩ kudiilee tuo, nʋʋkala bɩ waa.Without food nobody can survive.
waabiiŋ/waaŋn, guinea worm disease
waadɩmɩŋn, intestinal worm
waafɩaŋn, rash
waalɛcfwaasɛwurisivto pour (liquid) on, over sth. Joŋ lɩɩ la waalɛ gaarɩ la.Go and water the garden.
waapʋʋŋn, rash (disease)
waarɩŋn.sg.cold, coldness
Waarɩŋ Chɛnɛn, cold month (roughly December/January)
waasɛcfwaalɛwurisiv1to pour overJoŋ dɩsɩŋ waasɛ miiri la.Pour soup over the rice.2to boilBa chɔ pɩaa nɛ ba wɩwaasɛ.They cooked yam and it is boiling.
waawulumbiiŋn, 1annona tree2small beetle
waawulumbiwien, an insect
waazun, (Hs.) Moslem burial rites
wagɛv1to part, open sth. a littleDʋʋlʋŋ kɛŋ pɩpaarɩŋ wagɛ a jʋʋ pɩŋ doŋ.The python pushed the leaves apart and settled down to sleep.2to rummage through sth.Mɩ jaŋ wagɛ bukuba la, a na buku la mɩ sɩɩ chɛ.I will rummage through the books to find the one I want.
wahalan.sg.(Hs.) trouble
wajɩan, 1champion2maker of powerful medicine, person who makes frequent use of a shrine
walɛsɩn, (Eng.) wireless, radio, tape recorder
walɩmamod vto try, attemptMá mʋ walɩma na.Go and try.
walɩmɛcfdaamɛvto trouble, bother, disturbSɩ́ baal la walɩmʋ.Do not trouble the man.
walɩŋn, a kind of catfish
wananacffagɛ fagɛparatataadj/advto be bright (a lamp)Chaaŋ la ŋaa wanana.The lamp is very bright.Chaaŋ la cholo nɛ wanana.The lamp shines very brightly.
wansɛcftorisivto pour sth. out (from a container)Wansɛ tɔbɔ pɩmɛ.Pour some tobacco powder out for me.
wanzaŋn, 1hair shaver2person who performs male or female circumcision
wara waraadv.rough, stonyLeela ŋaa wara wara nɛ.The place is very rocky.
wasa liisiv phrto reviseMá leŋ la wasa liisi wɩalɩŋ la sɩ gʋnna.Let us revise what we learnt.