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pace (in measuring)naakieliŋ 1na pace (in measuring, roughly one meter)
pack belongings and movekɔlɩmɛ 1vto pack belongings and move, to ransackGaaraa jʋʋ kɔlɩmɛ ʋ dɩa kɩaa kala.Thieves ransacked his whole room.
padlockkɔrɔkɔrɔn(Hs.) bolt, padlock
pairdaalɩɛrɩŋ 1ntwins, a pair2Person
pair of sth.kparɩŋna pair of sth.-kpɛrɛbarta pair of sth.nɛntɛŋkpɛrɛbapair of shoes
palm of handnachalanpalm of hand2.1Body
palmnutkpaakpanpalmnut
paniczigili 1vto panicDɩa nɛ tele mɩ nyuŋ zigili.A house colapsed and I panicked.7.3.1.3Shake
pantskpuŋkpelenshorts, pants
paperteniŋ 2npaper, letter, postcard, book
parablenamaganriddle, proverb, parable
paralysedsʋʋ 2vto be paralysedBatɔŋ nɩsɩŋ sʋba nɛ.Batong's arm is paralysed.
parapet with openings round a flat roofvaŋkuŋnparapet with openings round a flat roof6.5.2.1Wall
parasite (tree) [sp.]hadaahiimiŋntree parasite[sp.]1.5.7Plant diseases
parasite on treesjɩlanyʋnparasite on trees
parent's younger brothernyɩmma kʋbienfather's or mother's younger brother, uncle2Person
parrotdaasɩangreen parrot1.6.1.2Bird
partpɔɩ 2vto part, separateMɩ naambiiriŋ dɩa kɛŋ dɔŋɔ pɔɩ nɛ.My brothers separated from each other yesterday.wagɛ 1vto part, open sth. a littleDʋʋlʋŋ kɛŋ pɩpaarɩŋ wagɛ a jʋʋ pɩŋ doŋ.The python pushed the leaves apart and settled down to sleep.toruŋnportion, part, share4.3.4.5Share withpɛrɩgɛvto part, to forkwombii la pɛrɩgɛ nɛ.There is a fork on the road.pɔrɛ 2vto part, separateLa dɩ mɩ nandɔŋɔ pɔrɛ dɔŋɔ lɛ nɛ.I and my friend separated from each other.pɩɛgɛ 2vto part, to get away fromBɛɛ nɛ tɩɩ ŋ wʋwalɩmɛ ŋ pɩɛgɛmɛ bal?Why are you trying to get away from me?
part of sth.nyɩlɩlɩadjto be clearWɩɩ la ŋaa nyɩlɩlɩ nɛ.The matter is very clear.
part of the bodynandaaŋnpart of the body2.1Body
particlenɩ́ɩ2ptcparticle used to mark continuous in affirmationƲ nɩɩ kɔ.He is coming.
particles of ashes flying aroundnyimpʋgʋmʋŋnparticles of ashes flying around
parti-colouredŋmʋna ŋmʋna/ŋmʋnʋ ŋmʋnʋadv.parti-coloured, tabbyGelii la ŋaa ŋmʋna ŋmʋna nɛ.The cat is tabby.
partitionkɛ́rɛ́nlow wall, partitionBa saa kɛrɛ nɛ a golli dɩa la.They have built a wall a around the house.
passbalvpassMɩ chɩna nɛ, ka luori kʋ bal.I was standing there when the car passed by.7.2.3.1Move away