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laxadj.dache daana; (pers) bahi yeng.laxityn.dache; yengbaraa/yeng baribu; yeng bahibu (W).
laxativeadj.(med; drug); banjiraa; doori; selinga tiing; tiing nie ang mang ‘nyu chaari.
lay11v.‘bing; ‘binne; dogili; dogila2v.(of non-material things and fig uses): lay (ones) hands on something/somebody (a) bung/nie kpe (nie) ‘nu; nye (b) (do violence) di ‘nu siiri (D); fiinhi (c) (eccles): ‘so ing; maali; di ‘nu jegi. laying-on of hands: ‘nuuri (D); ‘nuuhi (W) di jegibu. lay the blame (for something) on somebody: di (yeli) ‘yobeu dogili nie ingang; ing nie jeriku. lay a burden on somebody: ing nie wahalang/tuorang. lay one’s hope on: di nie tamaa jaa dogili (bung/nie/yeli) ingang3v.(cause to be in a certain state, condition, situation): lay somebody to rest: ‘ung; sogili nie. lay somebody under contribution: firi nie ka u chiehi. lay something to one’s charge: ‘tuo nie ‘yobeu; di ‘yobe-tuma ‘ku nie4v.cause to be in a specified condition) lay something bare: ‘ihi; ‘wuli; ‘uori (D); ‘uohi ‘olo; ‘yuo ‘wuli. lay something open: ‘uori; ‘uohi ‘olo; ‘yining gbanggbali; ngmaa; weri. lay something waste: yangli; yaling bung; veng ka bung we5v.(of birds and insects) nye jelii; jela (esp. 1st egg) loo; loora jelii6v.(place or arrange by laying ready for use)maali ‘bing; maala (D); maana ’binne; segiri; segira (D); segihi; segiha7v.(cover; coat)yari pagi; yeri pogi8v.(with9adv.particles): lay aside (a) nyori ’bing/bari; bahi; ‘bing cheliha wagiri kanga (b) ‘bing; ‘binne (c) (abandon; give up): zagiri bari; jaanhi bahi; je bari; veng; tong bahi. lay somebody/oneself down: gang; jeng; gaali (D); jieli. lay down one’s life: kong nie ‘nyivori; di minga ‘ihining sarika. Lay off: veng; bari; bahi.
lay2adj.(attrib. only) (non professional; not expert)ba bang ta.
layern.1(bung) tali pl. tala2(of hens) (nopogiba); jelinyiera; nyiira; pl. jelinyieriba; nyiiriba.
laymann.ningkpali.
lazev.laze (away) ira ‘zi-nyagi yela; ira ‘di- nyagi yela; zing zaala/kpali; kpali (D); ‘jing jaala.
lazinessn.yaani; ingbaari (D); ‘di-nyagiri; ingbaahi.
lazyadj.yaani daana; ing baahi daana; ‘zi-nyagiri daana (D); ‘di-nyaga; ‘di-nyagihi.
leachv.1‘chuori; ‘chuoro2leach out/awayyiili bari; bahi; yiila bara; yiina baha.
lead1n.1(chem.) kpana; leedi2(black) pensili bunmaanuu; kala.
lead2n.1‘yie diebu; ‘yie; ‘nimbi-toori. take the leaddie ‘yie2the lead‘yie; ‘nimbi-toori; dang iibu.
lead3v.1die (ning); diera (ning) ‘yie; dang i; danna ira2(conduct somebody)‘ti; tagi; tagira; ‘wuli; ‘wulo (D); ‘wuno sori3(act as chief)i ‘yi-diera4(have the 1st place; go 1st) diera ’yie5lead (to) suori ing; suora inna6(be a pathway to)gaa; gara (‘zie) (fig) (as a result) waning; waananing (yeli).All roads lead homeA jaang gara ‘be.
leadern.‘yi-diera; pl. ‘yi-dieriba.leadershipn.‘yi-dieri tuma.
leading1adj.‘zu-daana; ‘ju-daana; bung/yeli tigiruu; tiinhuu; die taa jaa ‘yie2n.‘yie diebu.
leafn.vaabu; vaahu; pl. vaari. In leaftari vaari.leaf-budn.dau ‘nimbiri; (single sheet of paper) gbangtali; pl. tala; lierii; pl. liera (W).leafyadj.i/taa vaari zee.
leafletn.1(young leaf)vapora; pl. vapora2(printed sheet)gbangtali; pl. gbangtala; lierii; liera (W).
leaguen.1(agreement) langbuuri; nuori‘yeni langbu2(sports)boli ngmiibu.
leak1n.1vuori; ‘ziyuloo; ‘jiyunee (W); ‘zipuo; ‘jipuo2bung‘yuli barihi; bung ‘yunihi.
leak2v.1‘yuli; ‘yulo; ‘yuno2leak (out) (to) ‘wuo; ‘uohi ‘olo; miing ‘ku; miina ‘kuro.leakagen.‘yulibu; ‘oli-‘iri; ‘oli ‘ihi; (that which leaks out) bung’yulihi; bung’yunihi.leakyadj.bung’yuloo; bung’puoro; bung‘puoho; bung’yunoo.
lean2v.1‘churi; ‘churo; ‘go; ‘gore; ‘chugili; ‘chugilo; vogili (D); (all above are leaning forward). leaning backwards (pers. in a chair) deli; dela; dena; (gen) dengli; denla; ‘gbiili gaa ‘puori; (of head; backwards) gbuli (kpaari)2lean (on/upon) ‘churi; ‘churo (ingang)3cause to rest against and be supported by)(e.g a ladder); ‘tiili; ‘tiile; ‘tiine4lean on/upon; (depend)deli; dela; dena.
lean1adj.1(of persons; animals) (nie; ‘dungo) ngmiini; pl. ngmiima; kogi; pl. kogiri2(not productive; of poor quality) bung bung.leannessn.kogibu; ngmiingbu.
leap2n.egibu; ‘chinnuu; ‘chiinhibu (W); egi gambu.
leap1v.1egi; egira; egiha; (egi) ‘chinni (D); ‘chiinhi; (egira; egiha) ‘chinne; ‘chiinhe (W)2(jump over) egi gang.
learnv.1zanni; zanna; suong; suona (D); daanhi; daanha.2(be told; informed) ‘wong; ‘wono; tari (yeli) ‘duoro (D); ‘duoho.learnedadj.banna/bangina; kanni/zanni gaa toori daana; daanhi gaa toori daana.learnern.zanna; daanha; pl; iba.learningn.zannuu; daanhibu (W); kannuu; karingbu (W).