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wraithn.(apparition of a person seen shortly before or after his death): ningsie; (after his death): ‘kpi che ‘yi; ‘koguu.
wrangle1v.wrangle (with somebody)ngmi nokpieni; gong; chiihi taa; ‘chogiri taa (D)2n.nokpieni; tachiihi; goma.
wrapv.1wrap (up) (in something)pori (pori); ‘mugili; ‘pili; ‘muuri; pogi p.c pora; ‘mugilo; ‘pile; pogira.wrap a child in a shawldi waje pori ‘bie.wrap up something in paperdi kadaahi pori (ning) bung.wrap oneself in a blanketDi ‘kuntung ‘mugili/’muuri minga2wrap something round somethingpori; ‘vili.3be wraped in‘pili/porining.
wrappern.1pegu; bungporuu2(gown)kparuu; waje.
wrappingn.1(sth used for covering)(bung) pegu; pl. pegiri2(material for covering)bungpogiruu; bung’piluu.
wrathn.‘su-kpiengaa; ‘su-tuluu.wrathfuladj.tari ‘su-kpiengaa; (person) ning too/’miihuu.wrathfullyadv.aning ‘su-tuluu.
wreakv.wreak something (on somebody): i (nie) yeli. wreak vengeance upon somebody: naa sani nie ingang.
wreathn.1da’puuri bii vaari bung panluu2kampannaa.
wreathev.1(cover) pogi; (encircle) ngmaa ‘gili; ngmaa ‘tuohi; giiri2(reflex): wreathe itself round: ‘vili; ‘guoli; mili; minihi (minga).The snake wreathed itself round the branchA waahu daang diye u minga ‘vilivili/mili a da’nu.
wreck1n.1(ruin or destruction)saambu; wiebu; bona (‘lee)2(ship that has suffered wreck)‘gbori-kpongjagu3(vehicle, building that has fallen into ruins)looli jagili; loolijagu; ‘de-jagu; da’boo (esp a house).
wreck2v.saang; jagili; ngmuri; chiehi.wreckagen.wrecked material: bungjagu/jegilii; (fragment): jegila; chieha; ‘purimo.
wrench2v.1(twist or pull violently)ngmieli; ngmiehi; tagi; p.c. ngmiena; ngmieha; tagira.2(injure (e.g one’s ankle) by twisting)(nie gberi) dang p.c danna3(fig): distort: jeri; garihi.
wrench1n.1(sudden twist or pull)dambu; ngmielibu; tagibu.He gave his ankle a wrench.U gberi da dangyeng2(pain caused by a) sad partingnimiha3(tool = spanner) supaana.
wrestv.1wrest something from/out ofngmieli/tagi faa.wrest a knife from somebodytagi/ngmieli ‘subile faa nie ‘nuuhing2wrest something fromgbari; ‘di dogee che nye3(twist or pervert)garihi; jeri (yela); ngma ‘girii.
wrestlev.(with somebody): moo (ning nie); moora. (fig) wrestle with a problem: moo/mooraning yeli; gbari/gbaraning yeli/tuora.
wrestlern.moomoora; pl. moomooriba.
wrestlingn.moori; moobu.
wretchn.1(unfortunate and miserable person)nimbaala; nimbonie; ‘dimii daana; ‘ju-beu daana2(mean person)nimbung; ninglaanii; pl. nimbuunhu; nimbumma; ninglaama.
wretched1adj.(miserable): nimboo (daana); nimbaala; ‘wonlo (D); nyira wuuri: living in wretched poverty: nyira wuuri/’wonlo nandaalung ‘puong2adj.(causing misery) bung jagu; bungsaanii3adj.(of poor quality)bumbeu; bunglaanii; bungjapaa. wretchedly4adv.nimboo nimboo; laanii laanii; jegilii jegilii.wretchednessn.nimbaalung; jegilibu.
wrick1v.rick: dang (fiing).I have wrick v rickdang (fiing).wricked my ankleN gberi dangyeng2n.dambu.
wrigglev.1(move with short quick twisting)lugiri; ngmigi; nugihi; ngmiena. ngmiena p.c lugira; ngmigira.The maggot is wriggling. A dan’duli lugirang. The tilapia wriggled out of my fingersA pegitiri ngmieli faa ‘yi la n ‘nuuhing2(move with a wriggling motion): ngmigi. wriggle onself free: ngmigi faa (minga).
wrigglern.‘danduli; (esp. mosquito larvae)‘kukurihi; titirihi.
wrightn.tuntuna; (in compounds): ira; maana; ship-wright: ‘gbori-kpong maana.
wring1v.(squeeze; twist): ngmiehi; ngmieli. wring the hen’s neck: ngmieli a nuo ‘nyuu ngmaa. wring the person’s hand: ngmieli nie ‘nu2v.wring something outngmieli; ngmiehi3n.ngmiehuu; ngmiehibu; ngmieluu; ngmielibu.
wrinkle1n.nyuribu; nyurihuu; ngmiinbu; (line) ‘jikenkienii.She is beginning to get wrinkles round her eyesU ‘nimbisogo ‘piili ngmiinang.She ironed the wrinkles in her dressU daang niengye/’duye u kparuu ni ang da nyurihi ni.something full of wrinklesbungnyurima nyurima2v.wrinkle (up)nyurihi; ‘wirihi; ngmiing.