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pa (pɩ if followed by an object)vto give, to do (sth. for sb.)Mɩ joŋ sɩa pɩ mɩ nandɔŋɔ.I gave my friend a knife.Lahadi nɛ yie dii aŋ ka pa Atanɩ.Sunday precedes Monday.Mɩ jaŋ tɩŋ tɩntɩŋŋaa pɩŋ.I will work for you.
pa... dɩaidto greet sb. at his house, to go and render thanks to sb. at his houseƲ kɔ ʋ pɩmɛ dɩa.He came to greet me.
pàav1to collectPaa bukuba hɛ dɔŋɔ lɛ.Collect the books and put them together.2to plaitHaalaa paa nyuŋ nɛ.The women plaited their hair.
paa fɛrɛidto run after sb. or sth. quickly, to chase Ba paa fɛrɛ gaarʋ la harɩŋ.They chased the thief.
paa tʋɔrʋŋcftʋɔrʋŋid1revengeBa ŋmoo ʋ ŋaana nɛ ʋ mʋ paa tʋɔrʋŋ.They have beaten his junior brother and he revenged.2sacrifice in order to appease an idolƲ chei wɩɩ nɛ a pɩpaa tʋɔrʋŋ.He did something wrong and was appeasing the gods.
paaacfpapapaadv.(Twi) very muchƲ zɔmɔ paaa.It is extremely good.
paalaptcevenMɩ paala bɩ jɩŋ.I do not even know.
paalɛv1to do deliberately, intentionallyŊ dɩa paala nɛ a bolimi bile.You wounded the child deliberately yesterday.2beware, watch, put an eye onPaalɛ ʋ wʋŋaalaa lɛ.Watch his behaviour.
paamaalɩŋn, (Lat.) Grossopleryx febrifuga1.5.1Tree
paanʋcfboroboron, bread5.2Food
paapuucfpɩ (plus object)vto follow up (sb), running afterPaapuu baal la a laa moribie la.Follow the man up and collect the money.
paaramɔln, burrowing snake1.6.1.3.1Snake
paarɩdɛnnɛn, praise for a farmer
paarɩyɩɩlɩŋn, song of praise for a farmer
paarʋcfbagɩdaarʋ/bagɩdaaran, farmer2Person
paasɛv1to peelƲʋ paasɛ pɩaa nɛ.She is peeling the yams.2to scratchKʋŋ nɛ dɩmʋ, ʋʋ paasɛ ʋ yaraa.Something stung him so he is scratching himself.3to sharpen (a pencil)Paasɛ pɛnsɩl.Sharpen the pencil.4to scrapePaasɛ pupoila woruŋ.Scrape the pot well.
pabɩlan, first weeding
pachɩmɩŋn, labour paid in advance or daily
pachɩndiiren, hired worker2Person
pachuruŋn, communal bride service performed with the help of the men from one's village
pagalan, short robe (mostly worn by Muslims)
pagɛ... lɛidto plot againstBaal la pagɛ mɩ lɛ nɛ.The man has plotted against me.
pagɩlɛv1to carry on the sideJoŋ bile pagɩlɛ.Carry the child on your side.2be full of cobsMɩ kuorimɩaa pagɩla nɛ woruŋ.My maize plants are full of cobs.
pagɩsɛvto competeBasikuuriba dɩa fa pagɩsɛ dɔŋɔ.There was a bicycle race yesterday.4.3.4.3.1Compete with