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e.g. broken fingernailskɩɛrɛvto cut part offKɩɛrɛ ŋ neniifʋlaa ta.Cut your fingernails.
eaglechìé2 1n, a type of hawk1.6.1.2Birdkachuuŋn, eagle
eardɩgɩlɩŋn, earid. Ʋ dɩgɩlaa bɩ nɩɩ.He does not obey.id. Ʋ hɔŋ ʋ dɩgɩlaa nyuŋ.He did not hear.id. Yɩɩlla jʋʋ ba dɩgɩlɩŋ.They liked the song very much.2.1Body
eardrumdɩgɩlɩmbiiŋn, eardrum2.1Body
earlybuuroptcto be early, in young ageƲ buuro chɛ haala.He looked for a wife when he was very young.8.4.6.5.1Young
early afternoonwɩɩhɛyɛqnt.afternoon8.4.1Period of time
early hours of the morningtɩtafɩɛlaaqnt.early hours of the morningTɩtafɩɛlaa nɛ la dɩa kɔ.We came early hours of yesterday's morning.8.4.1Period of time
early milletnɔrʋŋn, early millet1.5Plant
early morningsɩɩpʋʋraa/sɩaapʋʋqnt.early morning, dawnMɩ jaŋ sii sɩɩpʋʋraa a mʋ baga.I will get up early in the morning and go to farm.8.4.1Period of time
earndʋàvto earn, gain by skill or ability,Baluo fɩɛsɛ sɩɩŋ nɛ dɩ ʋ dʋa kɩaa.Baluo is working very hard to get rich.6.8.2.7Earn
earringdɩgɩlɩŋkpɛnɛn, earring1.2.2.5Jewel
earthtinteeŋ 1n, earth, ground, floor1.2.1Land
earthwormvɛrɩŋn, earthworm1.6.1.9Small animals
earwigbʋbʋɔchɛbɛn, earwig1.6.1.7Insect
easelaa ... lɛidto ease, relieveDaalusuŋ jaŋ laaŋ lɛ.The medicine will relieve you.
eastwɩɩpɔsʋŋn, sunrise, east8.5.2.8North, south, east, west1.1.1Sun
easy-mɔlɩɩ-adjcheap, easy, commonkʋmɔlɩɩcommon or cheap thingmɔlɩɩ mɔlɩɩ 1adv.easy, simpleƲ ŋaa mɔlɩɩ mɔlɩɩ nɛ.It is very easy.
eatchaŋveat, chewƲ chaŋ nammɩa.He ate meat.2Person
eat (gen. word)dii 1vto eat (gen. term)Kʋ dii kɩaa.Come and eat.2Person
eat at somebody's expensemʋnnɛvto eat at somebody's expenseMɩ mʋnnɛ nɩalɩŋ kʋdiilee nɛ.I have eaten part of the people's food.
eat for the first timegàarɛ̀ 1adv.(to eat) for the first time, or after a long intervalLaa pɩɩfalɩŋ deeŋ dii gaarɛ.Eat some of this first new yam of the season.
eat very fastfirib firibadv.to eat very fastƲ dii kɩaa firib firib.He ate very quickly.5.2.2Eat
eat very littlenyagɩma nyagɩmaadv.to eat very little, slowly or nothingƲ dii kɩaa nyagɩma nyagɩma.He ate very little.
eat with little or no soupnyàŋvto eat with little or no soupLa nyaŋ kʋlɩɩ la nɛ.We ate the TZ without soup.
ebony treekalɩŋn, ebony tree1.5.1Tree