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wag sth.viisi 2vto wag sth., move sth. aboutNɛŋ yie viviisi ʋ doho.The cow is always swishing its tail.
wagetimenwage, pay, reward
wailyel 1vto cry, weep, wail, to raise an alarmŊ ŋmoo bile, ʋ jaŋ yel.If you beat the child, he will cry.Ba dɩa yele yoho lɛ.They lamented at the funeral yesterday.3.5.6.5Cry, tear
waistkpachagɩsaa 2nwaist
waist band (usually of cloth worn by women)damɛrɛnbelt, waist band (usually with cloth dress)Ʋ vɔɔ damɛrɛ nɛ.She is wearing a belt.5.3Clothing
waist chainlurumbiiŋnwaist chain, bead, pearl
waitjegili 2vto wait, expectLaa jegilu jɩnɩŋ.We are expecting him today.gbɛrɛ 1vto waitLa gbɛrʋ aŋ ka ʋ bɩ kɔ.We waited for him but he did not come.
wait foryɩɛlɛvto expect, wait for, hopeMɩ dɩa yɩɛlɛ mɩ nandɔŋɔ deeŋ deeŋ, ka ʋ bɩ kɔ.I waited for my friend for a long time yesterday, but he did not come.3.2.7Expect
wake sb.chʋ́ʋlɛ́ 2vto wake sb. upƲ pɩŋ doŋ nɛ ba chʋʋlʋ.They woke him up.5.7Sleep
wake sb. up by touching his bodypɛɛsɛ 1vto wake sb. up by touching his bodyƲ pɩŋ doŋ nɛ mɩ pɛɛsʋ, ʋ sii.He was asleep and I touched him and he woke up.
wake somebodychɩsɛ 1vto wake somebody upMʋ chɩsʋ.Go and wake him up. 5.7Sleep
walkvɛŋvto walkƲ vɛnɛ mʋ dɩa.He walked home.7.2.1.1Walk
walk around aimlesslybàarɛ̀vto roam, walk around aimlesslyƲ bɩ tɩntɩmɩɩ kɛnɛ, ŋɩɩ nɛ ʋ bɩbaarɛ.He has no work that is why he is roaming around.7.2.2.8Move back and forth
walk fasttuosivto walk fastU faasa tutuosi.He is walking very fast.7.2.1.1Walk
walk proudlygennivto walk proudly, majesticallyKuoro laalɛ ʋ gɛrɩbalɩŋ a lɩɩ gigenni.The chief wore his gown and walked about majestically.
walk up and downvillivto walk up and down, round and round.Baal la mʋ chɩŋ lee la a vivilli.The man stayed there and walked up and down.
walk with a bent backduurivto walk with a bent backBa ŋmoo ʋ tɩŋa lɛ nɛ ʋ duduuri.They hit him at the waist, now he is walking with a bent back.7.2.1.5Walk with difficulty
walljeeŋnwall
wall geckodɩdaansʋʋŋnwall gecko1.6.1.3Reptile
wanderdʋʋrɛvto stroll, wander, roamVaha la mʋ yaŋ dɩ ʋ dʋʋrɛ.The dog has gone into the bush to roam.7.2.1.3Wandergɔllɛvto stroll, wander, roamMɩ tɩntɩŋŋaa dɛrɛ nɛ, ŋɩɩ nɛ mɩɩ gɔllɛ.My work is finished so I am taking a walk.
wanderernɩdʋʋrabaarɩŋnwanderer, nomad2Person
wantchɛ (plus obj.) 1vto want, desire, seek, look forMɩɩ chɛ moribiee nɛ.I want money.
wanted-chɛɛlɩŋ-adjwantedwʋchɛɛlɛɛwanted thing3.3Want
warlaalɩŋnwar, battle
war-gown (worn by warriors for magical protection)sɛbɩsɩŋ gɛrɩŋnwar-gown (worn by warriors for magical protection)4.8.3.7Weapon, shoot