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woov.1woo (a woman)bo/pieng poga2(try to win)bo (fame; ‘yuori)3(try to get the support of)suori; mugili (nie).wooern.nie ang buora; piena (poga).
woodn.1(from trees): dau; pl. daari; sawn wood: taabuo; pl. taabuuhi2(pl.) of an area of landmoo; mo’sogo; daari ‘puo.woodpeckern.dachieraa’koko; dachieraa’ko (D).wood-pilen.da’loro.wood-shedn.da’loro.woodwindn.dau wie.woodworkn.a) (products): daari bungmaanihi b) (carpentry): kaapintee.wood-cuttern.dangmaara.woodedadj.(‘jie) tari daari.woodenadj.dau bung.
wooln.1pikooni; bukooni2(material: tani): ‘woning pikooni.woolenadj.pikooni tani; pikooni bungmaanuu.woollyadj.pikooni oori kparuu.
word1n.(of sound)yeli’biri pl. yeli’bie2n.(remark)yeliyaga; yeli.He didn’t say a word about itu da ba yeli yelijaa3n.(sing. without def. art.) news‘duoho4n.(sing. only with possessive) (promise; assurance)nuori; nuori imbu; tamaa.The goods will arrive on time; I give you my worda ‘tuobu na waye ‘wieng; N ‘kuriing bila nuori5n.(in Christianity); the word of God; God’s word: a) the Scriptures: Naangmini Yelihung b) title of Jesus Christ: ‘Yesu ‘Kristo ‘yo-daanhuu6v.yeli.wordlessadj.‘kono inna ‘puong.wordyadj.tari yeliyaga bii yelijemaa.
worept.of wearda(ang) yeri; ing.
work1n.1(contrasted with play or recreation)tuma.Are you fond of hard work?I mang nungye tungkpienhi tumbu bi?This is the work of the enemya doma tuma la (bila)2(employment): tuma (what one does to earn a living): chewali; i-bila ‘di.The men were on their way to worka daba da garaye ba tuma ‘jie.At work‘bi tuma’jieng3(sth to be done)tuma; yeli-iruu; yelitarihi4(that which is produced by work)(‘nu) tuma; tungtunuu5(pl. with sing. or pl)tuma’jie6(compounds)work benchn.tungtung’gbori.work-forcen.tuntuniba.workmann.tuntuna; libira.workmanshipn.a) (of something made): tuma; ‘nu tuma b) (person’s skill): bambu; tuma bambu; ‘kookerii.workroom,workshopn.tuma ‘jie; tuntung’deu.work-shyadj.‘di-nyaga; ingbaahi daana.
work2v.1(do work)tung; pc. tuna.He has been working hard all day‘jine jaa u tunang ‘nimbi-jieng2(of machine, bodily organ, etc: man’sing; inggbani ‘jibile): tuna; ‘chene sung.My brain doesn’t seem to be working well todayN ‘ju ba ‘yining ung tuna sung ‘jine.The charm workeda tiing da tungyeng3(cause to work)tung ning/di tung tuma; veng ka nie/bung tung tuma.workableadj.ang na bang tung/i; ‘bi tumbu; tuna; bungtunuu; tari ‘nimbiri.workern.tuntuna; pl. tuntuniba.workingn.(the way something works): tumbu; ‘chene. In work order: tuna; ‘chene sung; i kpiengaa; (attrib; in various senses);work clothestuma kpari bii bungyerihi.A hard-working womanpogituntung ‘nimbi-jie daana.The work classlibirihi.
worldn.1the worlddunee2(time, state or scene of existence)dunee ‘puo ‘biibu bii u kpiebu; ‘nyivori3(the universe; everything)dunee nga bungjaa; yelijaa4(the material things contrasted with the spiritual)dunihung; dunee; inggbanihung5(persons, institutions, etc connected with special class)‘deme; niba; iriba.worldlyadv.inggbani buunhu.worldlinessn.inggbanihung; dunee; ‘di-beu; dunihung.
worm1n.‘danduli; (earth worm)salindielii; dalindielii (D); pl. salindiela2n.(usu name for larvae, insects etc)‘danduli; pl. ‘dandulo3n.(fig) (insignificant or contemptible person)nimbung; ninglaanii4v.(rid of worms)‘nyu salindiela tiing.wormyadj.bungpuonii; paning ‘dandulo.
wormwoodn.datoo kanga buurii.
worriedadj.tari ‘pu-saang; ‘kerikeruu; ingchuori.
worrisomeadj.tilahi daana; tilahi; ‘lolo daana.
worry1v.1(trouble)dang; tung ‘lolo; di tilahi pogining nie; ‘kering; ‘ku tuora.What is worrying you?‘Bo yeling dannii?She was always worrying her husband for moneyu da mang danniye u sira wagiri jaa ‘libie yela.Worry somebody with foolish questionsira nie tilahi2worry (about/over something)(bung yela/yeli) ye nie; ira ‘kerikeruu; (yeli/bung) dogiha nie; tari ‘pu-saang.
worry2n.1(condition)‘pu-saang; ‘kerikeruu; ingchuori2(pl) something that worriestuorihi; dogihuu; tilahiyela; ‘lolo; hiembu; yeliferuu; ngmiehuu; wahala; wuuri.What a worry that child isa ‘bie nga tari tilahi ‘to!
worseadj.1i beu gaa; i faa gang (D); (fig) kora jieri; ‘gaali.Is there anything worse than war?Yelikanga la ‘bibeng a i beu gaa taanhuu?2(pred. only) (of health): (baalung bii baala): ‘gehi; leu ‘puori; (fig) i beu yaga; i ‘nimbi-jie.The doctor says she is much worse todaya dogita yeliyeng ka u baalung ni leuye ‘puori/’gehiyeng/iye ‘nimbi-jie ‘jine.worsenv.saang; i beu yaga; ‘gehi.
worship1n.(reverence paid God): Ngmini ‘puohibu; hours of worship: Ngmini ‘puohibu wagiri2n.(admiration and respect)girima3v.give worship to: worship God: ‘puohi Naangmini; (attend church service): gaa Ngmini ‘deu; gaa ‘puohibu ‘jie. worshipper4n.Ngming‘puoho pl. ‘puohibo.worshipfuladj.tari girima; i tiinhuu.
worst1adj.bumbeubeu; beu minga minga ni; bung faafaa (D)2n.beu; ‘nimbi-jie.
worth21n.(value)tiinhuu; nanihung; sung2n.(of quality; something of specified value)tuori.I need ten cedits worthBuora ‘pihinu tuori mang buora. worthless3adj.bunglaanii; bungfaun; bung bung; (ang) ba tari tona; jaala. worthlessly4adv.laanii laanii. worthlessness5n.laanii; wiebu; bahibu (of a person).
worth1pred. adj.1(bung) tiinhuu; nanihung; tona; sung; (value equal to)(bung) daaIts not worth more than 30.00U daa ba pari ‘siidi pista2(possessing; having property to the value of): tari; (nie) ‘nu tari; tari a ’muniWhat’s the worth of the old man?‘Bo ka daunyaangaa ni tari?worthwhileadj.tari ‘nimbiri/tona/naafaa; worth + verb + ing: sigihining; siginingThe book is worth readingA ‘bugu sigihiningye karimbu.
worthilyadv.sung jaa.
worthinessn.nanihung; tiinhuu; tona; sigihuu.
worthyadj.worthy (of something/to be something)sigihining; sing (yeli bii bung);The Lord is worthy of trust)Daana sing la delibu.
wouldpt.of will: da naang; verb. He would have come: U da naang wang.
wound2v.piri; nye baalung.Some of the soldiers were killed and others were woundedBa daang kuye a ‘sojehi ‘mine che piri ba ‘mine ming.
wound1n.1(injury)natiri; dangii; fili pl. natie; filaThe dog was licking its woundsA baa da lenta la u natie2(injury to a plant, tree) (dau)natiri3(pain given to one’s feelings)‘jombiri; yelibieruu.