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vaccinate (med.)kpɛ̀rɛ̀ 2vto operate, vaccinate (med.)Asibiti lɛ ba kpɛrɛ nɩaa.In the Health Centre they operate on people.2.5Health
vagilɛ)higi 2vto shudder (from exhaustion) cf. chel, vagɩLɩɩnyʋasʋŋ nɛ kɛmmɛ mɩ kala hihigi.I am so thirsty that I am quivering all over.
vaginamɛnɩŋnvagina2.1Body
vagina (obs. cf. mɛniŋ)lɛgɛ 1nvagina (obs. cf. mɛnɩŋ)
valleyfuonaaŋ 2nvalley
value sth.beŋ 4vvalue sth.Ʋ kɩalɩŋ ʋ sɩ kɛnɛ, mɩ bɩ baa beŋ.I don’t value his wealth.
vanishnyɩ́ɩgɛ̀vvanish, disappearChuoŋ la nyɩɩga nɛ. The rabbit vanished.
vegetable juicejɔgɩlɩɩŋ 1ngreen soup water, vegetable juice8.3.3.3Color
vegetable-bedpanyɩlɩŋna used up hoe blade
veilmayaafɩn(Hs.) veillambarɩkanveil
veinpoluŋ 1nvein, blood vessel2.1Body
vein on eyesɩɩpoluŋnvein on eye2.1Body
venomhuoŋnvenom, poison of animals (incl. rabies)
vent in flat roofviisenvent in flat roof5.1.2Household decoration
very beautiful garment (different from others)gɛrɩmagɩlɩŋna special, very beautiful garment (different from others)
very bigpimeeadv.large, very bigƲ luoruŋ ŋaa pimee nɛ.His stomach is very big.Ʋ luoruŋ yʋga pimee.His stomach is big.
very big (also weriŋ )woruŋ 1adj/advvery much, very big Tɩɩbal nɛ woruŋ..It is a very big tree.8.1Quantity
very blackfiri firiadjvery blackMɩ dɩa sɩ yɔɔ gɛrɩ la, ʋ ŋaa kʋbine nɛ firi firi.The dress I bought yesterday is very black.8.3.3.3Colortimadjvery black, darkLeriŋ ŋaa tim nɛ.The place is pitch dark.Leriŋ kala bire nɛ tim.The place is very dark.8.3.3.2Dark
very brightparatata 2adj/advvery brightChɛnwʋlaa kala ŋaa nɛ paratata.The stars are very bright.fagɛ fagɛ 2adv.very brightChɛnɛ pʋlla nɛ fagɛ fagɛ.The moon is very bright.
very bright (thunder lightning)pɩlɩp pɩlɩpadv.very bright (thunder lightening)Taŋ ka lɩgɩsɛ nɛ pɩlɩp pɩlɩp.It is lightning very much.
very crowdeddɛmɛ dɛmɛadv.very many, very crowdedNɩaa su kuoro jaŋ kala nɛ dɛmɛ dɛmɛ.The chief's compound was completely full with people.8.1Quantity
very dark (also tim)limadj/advvery darkLeriŋ ŋaa lim nɛ.The place is pitch dark.
very deadly diseasebasigenvery deadly disease2.5Health2.5.2Disease
very drykori koriadv.very dry, completely emptyViliŋ hɩla kori kori.The well is dried out.
very dustybʋgʋgʋadv.very dustyTafaaŋ leriŋ kala yie ŋaa bʋgʋgʋ.During the dry season it is always very dusty.