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madnyáasɛ́vto be crazy, mad, insaneBaal la liŋ Najɩrɩa yʋgɛ a nyɩnyaasɛ.The man took too many `Nigerian' tablets and went mad.2.5Health2.5.1Sick
madnessnyɩnyɛrɩŋnmadness, insanity, craziness2.5Health2.5.8Mental illness
maggotdanduluŋnmaggot, earth caterpillar1.6.1.9Small animals
magistratesarɩyadiirenmagistrate4.7.4.1Legal personnel
maidlɩɩŋaarʋ/lɩɩŋaaranperson who looks after sb., maid2Person
main-baalɩŋ-adjmainboibaalɩŋmain door9.2.1Adjectives
main gateboibaalɩŋnmain gate, main door6.5.2.4Door
main supporting roof-timberdoluŋ 2nmain supporting roof-timber
maintainbeŋ 1vto watch, look after, maintainBibeŋ kɩalɩŋ dɩ ba sɩ́ lɛl.Watch the things so that they don't get lost.6.1.2.2.5Take care of something
majesticallygennivto walk proudly, majesticallyKuoro laalɛ ʋ gɛrɩbalɩŋ a lɩɩ gigenni.The chief wore his gown and walked about majestically.
makeŋaa 2vto make, doƲ ŋaa kʋdiilee.She prepared food.Bɛɛ kʋŋ nɛ ŋ jaŋ ŋaa?What are you going to do?tegivto make, kindle a fireBa tegi nyiniŋ.They made a fire.5.5Firevto form, model, makeMɩɩ mɛ pupoiŋ nɛ.I am making a pot.
make (a drum)po 1vto make (a drum)Má po gugoŋ.Make a drum.
make a knotgul 1vto make a knot, twistMɩ gul ŋmɛŋ la.I knotted the rope.
make a mistakeyeŋŋi 1vto make a mistakeMɩ yeŋŋe.I made a mistake.4.3.6.4Mistakeperigivto make a mistakeƲ vɛnɛ perigi.He took the wrong road.
make a noisedɔ́ŋvto make noiseSɩ́ kɩalɩŋ kaa dɔŋ daha.Do not make noise with the things here.2.3.2.2Soundchiesivto make a noiseNɩalɩŋ ka pɛrɛ nɛ aŋ pɛɛ chiesi.While the people are farming they are making noise.3.5.6.5Cry, tear
make a ropeŋmʋʋ 2vto make a rope, to form a webƲ jaŋ ŋmʋʋ ŋmɛnɩŋ.He will make a rope.
make known one's secret misdeedpuori 1vto confess publicly, make known one's secret misdeedBaal la puoro nɛ.The man confessed openly.
make millet-mounds (farming)gbaa 2vto make millet-mounds (farming)Ʋ gbaa parɩkpʋraa nɛ.He made millet-mounds.
make mounds (yams or millet) cf gbaa)yɩ̀ɩ 1vmake mounds (yams or millet)Má yɩɩ pɩɩpɩnyɩlaa.Make yam mounds!9.1.2.5Make
make much and confusing noise.girigi 1vto scrambleNɩaa nɩɩ girigi dɩa tʋɔŋ.People are scrambling into the room.
make ritually cleanpɩɩsɛnto purify, cleanse, make ritually clean
make round ballsdu 2vto make round ballsHaal la du kapala.The woman formed fufu-balls.dunsi 1vto make round ballsƲ dunsi kapala.She formed fufu-balls.5Daily life
make smoothmʋllɛ 1vto make smoothMʋllɛ dɩa la tinteeŋ.Make the floor of the house smooth.
make TZjiigivto make TZ ( cf. saa)Mɩ jaŋ jiigi kʋlʋŋ.I am going to make TZ.5.2.1Food preparation
make use of a fetishjʋʋ 4vto make use of a fetishMɩ jaŋ jʋʋ ŋ daaline.I will use your fetish.Mɩ jaŋ jʋʋ susu.I will join them with the contribution.