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wasɛidto do wellƲ wasa nɛ ʋ sɩ kɛŋ bile mʋ asibiti.She did well to take the child to hospital.
wasɛ (followed by an object)cfmʋsɛv1to equip, decorate, furnishMɩ jaŋ wasɛ mɩ dɩa.I will furnish my house.2to repairMɩ jaŋ wasɛ mɩ tɩɛla.I am going to have my sewing machine repaired.3to put properlyKɛŋ teibilba la wasa bil.Put the tables right.4to do sth. againWasa dɩɩsɛ ŋ pɩaa.Count your yams again.5to bakeƲʋ wasɛ boroboro nɛ.He is baking bread.6to roastLaa nammɩa kaa mʋ wasɛ.Take the meat and roast it.
wasɛ yɩlɩŋidto suck the breastBile wasɛ yɩlɩŋ.The child sucked (his mother's) breast.
wawɛɩcfkpeyen, leopard
weivto be aliveMɩ naaŋ bɩ sʋba, ʋ weye nɛ.My mother is not dead, she is alive.
werigivto be wild, to run wildNambagɩla chɛ ʋ yuo bagɩla, dɩ bagɩla werige.The hunter aimed at the antelope, but it run wild.
wɛmborurothief, robber
wɛnchemen, ceremony outdoors when a woman is pregnant for the first time
wɛnchɛŋŋɛɛn. pl.cross road
wɛnɩŋcfwombiiŋn, way, path
wɛyɛn, (Eng.) wire
wielen, age-mate
wiemen, duiker
wienivto warm oneself (in the sun or at the fire)Ba hɔnɔ wieni nyiniŋ.They sat and warmed themselves by the fire.
wieriv1to harden a metalBa wieri hɔɔ la nɛ.The metal has been hardened.2to fortify with jujuBa wieru nɛ, ŋɩɩ nɛ tɩɩ sɩa bɩ ʋ lɛ ka dii.They have fortified him with juju, that is why a cutlass cannot inflict a wound on him.
wiesen.sg.breath, respiration
wiesiv1to breatheBile fá lɔl nɛ a wiesee puri.The child run and got tired and was gasping.2to rest, have a holidayMɩɩ wiesi nɛ.I am resting. I am on holiday.3to be safe from (worry, trouble)Ŋ nɛ fá mʋ gɩrɩŋ, ŋɩɩ nɛ ŋ jaŋ wiesi porisiba nɩsɩŋ lɛ.If you run away from home, you will be safe from the police.
wiesimʋan.sg.comma
Wɩan, God
wɩan, sun
Wɩa jaŋn, heaven
wɩa neniiŋn, forefinger, index finger