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pace (in measuring)naakieliŋ 1n, a 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 1n.sg.twins, a pair2Person
pair of sth.kparɩŋn, a pair of sth.-kpɛrɛba-nouna pair of sth.nɛntɛŋkpɛrɛbapair of shoes
palm of handnachalan, palm of hand2.1Body
palmnutkpaakpan, palmnut
paniczigili 1vto panicDɩa nɛ tele mɩ nyuŋ zigili.A house collapsed and I panicked.7.3.1.3Shake
pantskpuŋkpelen, shorts, pants
paperteniŋ 2n, paper, letter, postcard, book
parablenamagan, riddle, proverb, parable
paralysedsʋʋ 2vto be paralysedBatɔŋ nɩsɩŋ sʋba nɛ.Batong's arm is paralysed.
parapet with openings round a flat roofvaŋkuŋn, parapet with openings round a flat roof6.5.2.1Wall
parasite (tree) [sp.]hadaahiimiŋn, tree parasite[sp.]1.5.7Plant diseases
parasite on treesjɩlanyʋn, parasite on trees
parent's younger brothernyɩmma kʋbien, father's or mother's younger brother, uncle2Person
parrotdaasɩan, green 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.toruŋn, portion, part, share4.3.4.5Share withpɛrɩgɛvto part, to forkWombii la pɛrɩgɛ nɛ.Ther road is forked.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.nyɩlɩlɩadv.to be clearWɩɩ la ŋaa nyɩlɩlɩ nɛ.The matter is very clear.
part of the bodynandaaŋn, part of the body2.1Body
particlenɩɩptcparticle used to mark continuous in affirmationƲ nɩɩ kɔ.He is coming.
particles of ashes flying aroundnyimpʋgʋmʋŋn, particles of ashes flying around
parti-colouredŋmʋna ŋmʋna/ŋmʋnʋ ŋmʋnʋadv.parti-coloured, tabbyGelii la ŋaa ŋmʋna ŋmʋna nɛ.The cat is tabby.
partitionkɛ́rɛ́n, low wall, partitionBa saa kɛrɛ nɛ a golli dɩa la.They have built a wall a around the house.
passbalvto passMɩ chɩna nɛ, ka luori kʋ bal.I was standing there when the car passed by.7.2.3.1Move away