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Sabbathchɛwiesiŋnday of rest, Sabbath8.4.1.2Day
sackbɔtɔn(Twi) sack, bag6.7.7.1Bag
sacrifice (to a fetish)kpaarɛ 1vto sacrifice (to a fetish)Bʋa bɛɛ nɛ ŋ yie kpaarɛ tɔmʋŋ?At what time do you sacrifice to the idol?
sacrifice in order to appease an idolpaa tʋɔrʋŋ 2idsacrifice in order to appease an idolƲ chei wɩɩ nɛ a pɩpaa tʋɔrʋŋ.He did something wrong and was appeasing the gods.
sadvʋgʋmɛ 2vto be sickMɩ vʋgʋma nɛ jɩnɩŋ. Today am sick.id. Ʋ tʋɔŋ vʋgʋma.He is sad.2.5.1Sick
sadnesstʋɔcheeŋnsadness, sorrow, anguish3.4.2.1Sad
safelyjoiiŋadv.safelyŊ jaŋ kɛmmɛ joiiŋ kaa mʋ dɩa.You will take me safely home.
safety pinpinin(Engl.) safety pin
saleyalɩŋnsale, selling price6.8.4.3Price
salivanantʋɔrʋŋnsaliva, spittle2.2Body functions
saltyɩsɩŋnsalt5.2.3.3.2Saltkeri 3vto be too much, too strong (e.g. pepper, salt, cf. hosososo)Nanjoho kere nɛ.The pepper is too hot.
salt and pepperkagbaanslices of cooked yam eaten with oil, salt and pepper
sametɩtɩa 2noneselfMɩ tɩtɩa nɛ mʋa.. I went there myself.
sandhagɩlansand1.2.2Substance, matterbombonsand1.2.2Substance, matter
sand)bʋ́gɛ́ 1vto dirty oneself (with mud, sand)Ba gbieli hagɩla la tʋɔŋ a kala bʋgɛ.While they were playing in the sand, they made themselves all dirty.
sandalnɛntɛbɩŋnsandal, shoe
sandflybonjonluronsandfly1.6.1.7Insect
Sanitary Inspectorsamasaman(Twi) sanitary inspector2.5Health
sarcasmnɩpɩrɩsɩŋnsarcasm
sarcastic personnɩpɩrɩtɩɩnansarcastic person2Person
sardineamanɩnsmall fish, herring, sardine5.2.3.2.1Meat
satisfiedvɔgɛvto be satisfied, full upMɩ dii kʋlʋŋ yʋgɛ, mɩ vɔgɔ nɛ.I ate lots of TZ, I am full up.2.1.8.2Stomach
SaturdayAsibirin(Hs.) Saturday8.4.1.3.1Days of the week
saucedɩsɩŋ2nsoup (gen. term) gravy, sauce5.2Food
saucepansɩlɩbansaucepan