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oathŋmɩaŋn, oath
obligationfʋgɩnan, obligationƲ bɩ fʋgɩna ŋaa dɩ la dii kʋlɩchiliŋ.We are not compelled to eat left-over TZ.
oblonggoŋŋuloŋadjoblong, out of shape, bentŊ nyuŋ goŋŋuloŋ.Your oblong head (insult).
obscene-hɔrʋŋ-adjlewd, obscenebachɔrʋŋimmoral man9.2.1Adjectives
obstinacynyuduoŋn, stubbornness, obstinacy
occasionallychɛɛ chɛɛadv.irregularly, occasionally, sometimesChɛɛ chɛɛ nɛ mɩɩ mʋ yɔbɔ.Sometimes I go to the market.8.4.1.2Day
occiputnyuŋgolon, occiput, back of head2.1.1Head
o'clockkerifin, (Hs.) hour, o'clock
odoursʋ̀ɔrán, smell, odour2.3.4Smell
of agepʋ́ɔsɛ́vto grow, be grown up, of ageMɩ jaŋ jaa haala pɩ mɩ bile, ʋ pʋɔsa nɛ.I will get a wife for my son, he is grown up now.
of or pertaining to waterlɩɩ--nounof or pertaining to waterlɩɩfooluŋbathing water
of usebarɩka 1n, (Hs) usefulnessƲ bɩ barɩka kɛnɛ.He is useless.6.1.2.2.1Useful
offencejomuŋn, insult, offence3.5.1.8.2Insult
offer a gift in order to praise sb.siilivto offer a gift in order to praise sb.Mɩ gʋa nɛ ba siili.I danced and people gave me gifts.
offspring-dòhó2-nounfamily, offspring, tribe4.1.9.8Family, clan
often used for supporting shrines.chɛrɩgɛɛn, stick with three or four branches, often used to support shrines6.6.3.2Wood
ohakurokuexcloh, what a wonder!
oh!asee!excloh!Asee ŋ kɔ nɛ! Oh, you have come!
oh! (excl. of astonishmentpatɩexcloh! (excl. of astonishment)Patɩ, wʋtɩtɩɩ?Oh, really?
oilnʋʋŋn, oil, fat, grease, butter, margarine1.5Plant
okraŋmɛ̀nɩ́ŋn, okra5.2.3.1Food from plants1.5.3Grass, herb, vine1.5.5Parts of a plant
oldhɩ́ɛsɛ́vto be old, to age, to get oldBaal la jɩsɩŋ yʋga, ʋ hɩɛsa nɛ.The man has lived for many years, he is old.-bɩnɩɩ-adjoldchaambɩnɩɩold lamp8.4.6.5.4Old, not new
old (animate-hɩaŋ 1-nounold thing/person (animate)
old clothgɛrɩkɔsʋŋn, old cloth, rag, scanty cloth
old horse kerichihɩaŋ-hɩaŋ 3-nounleader of a group, foremantɛmpɛnduuru-hɩaŋhead of talking-drums playerstɩntɩnnɩhɩaŋforeman