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e.g. broken fingernailskɩɛrɛvto cut part offKɩɛrɛ ŋ neniifʋlaa ta.Cut your fingernails.
eaglechìé2 1na type of hawk1.6.1.2Birdkachuuŋneagle
eardɩgɩlɩŋnearid. 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
eardrumdɩgɩlɩmbiiŋneardrum2.1Body
earlybuuromod vto be early, in young ageƲ buuro chɛ haala.He looked for a wife when he was very young.8.4.6.5.1Young
early afternoonwɩɩhɛyɛtempafternoon8.4.1Period of time
early hours of the morningtɩtafɩɛlaatempearly hours of the morningTɩtafɩɛlaa nɛ la dɩa kɔ.We came early hours of yesterday's morning.8.4.1Period of time
early milletnɔrʋŋnearly millet1.5Plant
early morningsɩɩpʋʋraa/sɩaapʋʋtempearly 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
earndʋa2vto 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
earringdɩgɩlɩŋkpɛnɛnearring1.2.2.5Jewel
earthtinteeŋ 1nearth, ground, floor1.2.1Land
earthwormvɛrɩŋnearthworm1.6.1.9Small animals
earwigbʋbʋɔchɛbɛnearwig1.6.1.7Insect
easelaa ... lɛidto ease, relieveDaalusuŋ jaŋ laa ŋ lɛ.The medicine will relieve you.
eastwɩɩpɔsʋŋ 2neast8.5.2.8North, south, east, west
easy-mɔlɩɩrtcheap, easy, commonkʋmɔlɩɩcommon or cheap thingpɩɩmɔlɩɩcheap yammɔlɩɩ 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 2adv.to eat for the first time, or after a long interval.Laa 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 treekalɩŋnebony tree1.5.1Tree