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damlɩɩjɩnana pool, dam, etc, which never dries up, sea
dam (in fishing)gɩbɛvto dam (in fishing)Má gɩbɛ lɩɩ la dɩ la kuoni aŋ kpʋ chenfilee.Dam up the pool and empty it to get the fish.6.4.5Fishing
damagewʋrɩgɛ 2vto damage, harm, punishMɩ jaŋ wʋrɩgɩŋ, ŋ bɩ kudiilee dii jɩnɩŋ.I will punish you, you shall not have any food today.
damage sb.dɔgɩsɛ 1vto hurt, harm, damage sb.Ʋ dɔgɩsɛ ʋ tɩtɩa.He punished, harmed himself.4.7.7Punish
damplɛɩvto be wet, dampTinteeŋ lɛyɛ nɛ.The ground is wet.
daŋjʋʋ 3vto go to bedMɩ jaŋ jʋʋ pɩŋ.I am going to bed.
dancegʋala 1ndance (gen. term)naagunnuna dancejenyɩɩlaanxylophone dancegʋa 1vto danceMá kɔ la gʋa.Come and let us dance.Ʋ dɩa gʋa dʋgʋ.He danced the wedding dance yesterday.kɛnyɛŋkʋna dance
dance (Gelibagiliŋ)fʋrʋgʋna kind of dance (gelibagɩlɩŋ)
dance [sp.]bayɩɩlaanwar dance 4.2.3Music
dance for womentɩntɛlɛɛndance for women4.2.4Dance
dance leadergʋaraa kuorondance leader4.2.4Dance
dance restricted to the funeral of a fv:gɔgɔgɔgʋyɩɩlɩŋndance restricted to the funeral of praise singers
dance to the rythm of a drummergugoyɩɩlaandance to the rythm of a drummer
dance to the talking drumtɛmpɛnyɩɩlɩŋndance to the talking drum4.2.3Music
dancergʋarandancer
dangerouslɔrɛ 2vto be bad, harmful, dangerousWombiiŋ lɔrɔ.The road is bad.werigivto be wild, dangerousNambagɩla chɛ ʋ yuo bagɩla, dɩ bagɩla werige.The hunter aimed at the antelope, but it run wild.4.3Behavior
darktigimeemadj/advvery darkLeriŋ kala ŋaa tegimeem nɛ.The place is very dark.8.3.3.2Darkbire bireadjto be black, to be darkBʋʋnaa kala bire bire nɛ.All the goats are black.8.3.3.3Colortimadjvery black, darkLeriŋ ŋaa tim nɛ.The place is pitch dark.Leriŋ kala bire nɛ tim.The place is very dark.8.3.3.2Dark
dark smock worn by menmʋɔlʋŋndark smock worn by men
dark-coloured-bine-adjblack, dark-colouredgɛrɩbineblack clothpiebisiŋblack sheep8.3.3.3Color
darknesstambirenday time is over
dashloruŋndiscount, dashjaaran(Hs.) discount, dashlo 3vto give a discount, dashLomi.Give me a discount!
daughtertolo 1ndaughter2Person
daughter’s husbandhɩɩlɩbaala 2ndaughter’s husband
dawa-dawa condimentchʋ̀ándawa-dawa condiment5.2.3.3.3Spice
dawa-dawa seedschʋɩŋ 1ndawa-dawa seed