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witchn.songye; suoba pl. songyehi; suobihi; (also; ‘yiengdeme = nocturnal people).witchcraftn.biribu.witch-doctorn.nimbirinii.witcheryn.suolung; ‘leebu; tiing iibu.witchingadj.‘yiengdeme bii songyehi ‘yiibu/’diibu wagiri; ‘yienguu.
withprep.1(having; carrying)ang tari; daana.A man with four wivesdau ang tari pogiba ‘banu; pogiba ‘banu daana.A cup with a broken handle‘bonsu ‘nu-kau.with child (of a woman; poga)tari ‘puo.with young (of an animal; ‘dungo)tari ‘biihi2(indicating means or instrument)aning.Fill the pan with sandpaali a laa ning ‘biihee.The sack was stuffed with strawba daang diye moo tiebi a buora.See with your own eyesnye ning i minga ‘nimbie3(to indicate accompaniment)aning; lang ning.Live with your parentskpieraning i dogiriba. Is there anyone with you or are you alone? I ‘yong la bii i ning nie (kanga) la ‘bibe?4(indicate antagonism; opposition): ning. Fight/struggle with somebody: jeura/moora ning nie5(to indicate cause): (a)ning. Trembling with fear: ‘miine ning dabieng6(to indicate care, charge or possession)…. seng; ‘bi …. ‘jieng; ning.Leave the child with its auntbahi a ‘bie u ‘puree ‘jieng.The key is with mea saafii ‘bi n ‘jieng/seng.It rests with you to decidea ‘bi (i)na seng7(in regard to; concerning)aning8(in spite of)anaa jaa; a lang ning.
withdrawv.1withdrawsth/somebody (from); (take out/away)‘ihi pc. ‘ihe.withdraw a boy from school‘ihi ‘bi-dau sa’kuuring2(take back a statement, an accusation)‘lugihi (nuori/yeli)3(cause to) move back or awayleu ‘puori; nuuri pc. leura; nuura.withdrawaln.‘ihibu; leubu; nuuruu.withdrawnadj.(of person; their looks; nie; ‘beree) ba lannaning niba.
witherv.wither something up; wither away: ‘kpi; juoli; nyuong; ‘nyaariThe hot sun withered (up) the cropsa ngminaa kuye a bum’buno.
withersn.pl. (yohu) jiga/’nyuu.
withholdv.withhold something (from)mong; legi; ta ‘ku.He tried to withhold the money from usu daang buorang ka u mongti a ‘libie.
withinprep.(inside): (‘bi) ‘puong; (not beyond): pieli. within call/reach: pieli.
withoutprep.1(not having)ba tari; kong.You can’t buy anything without moneyI kung tuong da bung jaa ka i ba tari ‘libiri.Please don’t leave without menang ta gaa che chehima2(outside)‘yengeng; ‘puoring3(before gerunds)ka … ba; che … ba.He passed without my seeing himu da wa pariyeng ka n ba nyiu.
withstandv.(resist): chiihi pc. chiiha; (hold out against pressure; attack): tuong.Can this variety of millet withstand drought?A kabuurii nga na tuongye wari bi?
witness1n.1(often eye witness)‘sieree daana; dansie daana2(evidence)‘sieree3(to a document)‘sieridire; ‘po-tiiha4(somebody or something that is a sign/proof)‘sieree.
witness2v.1nye (ning ‘nimbiri)2witness to something/doing something‘di ‘sieree; ‘wuli3(of an agreement)i dansie daana; ahi (nie) ‘puoring; seu ‘yuori ‘dining ‘sieree.
witticismn.yengyela; nyaabu; (humour)puuhi; sie.
wittinglyadv.bang che i; ira ‘pu-too.
wivesn.pl. pogiba.
wizardn.1(magician): ‘diidii daana; (male witch): dausongye2(person with amazing abilities)danga daana; songye.
wizenedadj.‘ko (fig) bungkogu; bung’kogilii.
wobblev.beging pc. begina; (eg. leg of a table); gbegihi; pc. gbegiha.
woen.1(sorrow): nimiha; laa’dimii; (grief; distress): dogee; wuuri2pl. wuuri; wahala.woefuladj.nimboo nimboo.
wolfn.‘gbonggbori; pl. ‘gbonggboe.
womann.poga pl. pogiba.womanhoodn.a) pogiba; (women in general): poga b) (state of being a woman): pogilung.womanishadj.pogiyela.womanizev.bo/seng/pieng pogiba.womanizern.pogibuora; dausensena; daujentira.womankindn.pogiba.woman-likeadj.a’wo poga.
wombn.‘puo; ‘bie jeng’jie poga ‘puong.
womenfolkn.pogiba; (women of one’s family)pooyaahi.
wonder1n.1sielii; a’be; yeli’nyaasii; nomaa;It is a wonder that…sielii/nomaa la ka …They were filled with wonderba noe jaang da maa2(thing/event)yeli/tung sielii; tungkanaanii.
wonder2v.1wonder (at something)(nie) nuori maaning yeli; (yeli); i (nie) sielii/a’be.It is not to be wondered atsielii naani2wonder (about something)‘beenhi; ira ‘sige.I was just wonderingN turi da ‘beenheng3(ask oneself)‘beenhi; jeri; ba …. bang.wonderfuladj.yelisielii; yeli’nyaasii; bungsielii; tari/i a’be.wonderfullyadv.sielii sielii; ‘nyaasii ‘nyaasii.wondermentn.nomaa; sielii.
wondrousadj.‘nyaasii; sielii.