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ba1ba(L) v.1to come to a placeNɛbla ɔtsɩ amʋ ánɩ́ nɛ́ba, tamɛ mmɛtalɩ. I told the woman that I will (would) come but I wasn't able.Mlɩ ɛ, mlɩnya klʋn amlɩkɩ Anɩ Wie ɔkpa. Mʋ ba lawie woyi.You also should patiently expect Our Lord. His return is imminent.You(pl.) also get your heart (be patient) and you should and watch Our Lord's road (expect him). His coming has reached the house (his return is imminent).7.2.3.2.1Comecomp.ba ɩwɩ asɩhumbleph. v.asɩbahumilitykpʋkpɛ bashift towards2to come to a timeƆhagyiɔha mʋ owukɛ bɛ́ba.For everybody, the day of their death will come.8.4.5.3.2On timecomp.bakɛpredawnofiebanext yearIdiom:ɩba mʋ́tɔyesder.ɩba1arrival
ba2báʔ v.to split; to crackLɩlɩtɔ mɩ onopi lɛba. In harmattan my lip cracked.Nɩ fʋdɛ ngya ba, fʋmɛkɩ wanklaan pɛ, fapʋ ɔfɛ bangya amʋ kun wɩ.If you are splitting firewood, and you are not careful, you cut yourself with the axe.Ɔtɩnɛ ánɩ́ ntsu tɛtɩa a, nɩ lɩlɩ dɛlɩn a, ɔsʋlʋ amʋ tɛbaba.Swampy ground cracks in the dry season.The place that water stands, when harmattan comes the ground cracks.cfhalacrack7.8.2Crackder.baba2cracks
ba3contraction ofɔbacompanion
ba ɩwɩ asɩcomp. ofba1 1ɩwɩ 1asɩ1 2v.to humble oneself4.3.2.2Humble
baagɩbaːgɪFrom:Engbagn.bagNtobi akʋ bʋ mɩ baagɩ amʋtɔ, lɛ mʋ́ ba mɩ. Some things are in my bag. Take them out and bring them to me.6.7.7.1Bag
baarɩbâːrɪFrom:Engbarreln.barrelNyankpʋ obotswie ndɛ, sʋ nafwɩ mɩ baarɩtɔ.It will rain today so I have cleaned my barrel.6.7.7Container
baba1babaʔpl.ababan.termiteInfraorder: IsopteraAbaba bʋtɔwɩ atati. Termites chew cloths.Ababatɔpwɛ isin tsia mʋ́tɔ. Bʋtɔkwɛ atɛ.They sculpt clay and live in it. They sprout feathers (wings).cfanantʋprɛdɛtermite queenɔtɔntrɔbwɩant1.6.1.7Insect
baba2babâʔ der. ofba2REDUP1v.to crack all overƆtɩnɛ ánɩ́ ntsu tɛtɩa a, nɩ lɩlɩ dɛlɩn a, ɔsʋlʋ amʋ tɛbaba. Where water gathers, when harmattan comes, the ground cracks all over.7.8.2Crack
baflɛbaflɛ́ʔpl.abaflɛn.papaya; pawpawCarica papayaAnyawie abasa amʋ bɔyɔtʋ baflɛ lapɛ bla oyi.The three friends went and unexpectedly came upon a pawpaw tree full of ripe fruit.Nɩ kɛlɩ ipuli a, baflɛ tɔkɔkwɛ mʋ́ asɩ. This old man cannot be replaced.When a silk cotton tree uproots pawpaw trees grow up around it.Mango oyi ɩbɛ́talɩ swie abɛ? Ntɛ baflɛ ɩbɛ́talɩ swie kwadu oyi sʋ. Can a mango tree bear palm nuts? Or can a papaw grow on a banana tree?6.2.1.4Growing fruit
baɩbáɪ́ v.to turn off of a pathAlabaɩ mʋ ɔkpabisʋ.He has turned off on his small path.Nɩ fowie nkwanta ɩnʋ a, baɩ tsʋn gyɔpɩsʋ. When you reach the junction there, branch, passing to the right.Abɔ́tsʋn laa, anɩmɛ́ɛbaɩ. We will go straight, we won't turn.Antlaago straight6.5.4.1Road7.2.2.6Turn
bakabakán.a basketScfblawunubasketlakpabasket6.6.4.2Weaving baskets and mats6.7.3Carrying tool
bakɛbakɛ comp. ofba1 2timeearly morning hours before sunriseNɩ ɔkɛ bakɛ fonu batɛ ɔbɔn a, mɩdɛ fʋ ɩpan da. When tomorrow at dawn, you hear a rooster crow, it is me thanking you.I won't be able to thank you tomorrow morning, take it that the rooster crow is me thanking you.cfnyankɩ1morning8.4.1.2.3Time of the day
balɩbálɪ́v.to tear somethingAlabalɩ tatida wa ɔkandɩɛtɔ.She has torn up a rag to make lamp wicks.7.8.4Tear, rip
bamba1bámbáadj.1different itemƐkɛ bamba abɔ́yɔ. Another day we will go.8.4.6.6.1Again8.1.4More2an additional itemAnɩbʋ oyi bamba ɩkʋ ha fʋ.We have another stick for you.
bamba2bámbaʔ (L)pl.abamban.the wing of a birdBatɛ bamba bʋ ɔdwɛ.A chicken's wing is sweet.Obubwi amʋ abamba amʋtɔ lafɔ sʋ ɔmɛtalɩ fuli.The wings of the bird is wet so it can't fly.1.6.2.1Parts of a bird
bambibámbiʔ pl.abambin.branchKa oyi wʋlɩhɛ bambi ha mɩ anpʋ wa ogya. Cut a dry branch for me to put on the fire.Cut a dry tree's branch for me so that I put it on the fire.1.5.5Parts of a plant
banbã (H)contraction ofɩbanfence
basaabasaː From:Akanbasaan.confusion that comes quickly on a personNonu mɩ sɩ lowu a, nɔbwɛ basaa. When I heard of my father's death, I was confused.cfgyigyaabaffled3.4.2.5Confusedder.basabasaconfusion
basabasa der. ofbasaaREDUP2n.confusion; disruptionƆtɩnɛ ánɩ́ olu pʋ́ ɔnsɩpɛ bʋ a, basabasa sɔɔn tetsia nʋ. Where there is hatred and jealousy there will be only confusion.The place that hatred and jealousy is, only confusion stays there.4.1.6Disunity
batafɔbatafɔʔ(H)pl.abatafɔn.red river hogPotamoccoerus porcusAbatafɔ bʋtɛhɩɛ yinta atɔ ndɔtɔ, titriu mankani pʋ agbodi.Bush pigs destroys things on farm very much, especially cocoyam and cassava.1.6.1.1.3Hoofed animals
batɛbatɛ(H) pl.abatɛn.domestic chickenGallus gallus domesticusMɩ batɛ dɛka. My hen is laying.1.6.1.2Bird6.3.6.1Chicken
batɛkokoyinbatɛkokoyĩn.big rooster1.6.7Male and female animals1.6.1.2Bird6.3.6.1Chicken
batɛtsɩhɛbatɛt͡sɪhɛn.a hen1.6.7Male and female animals1.6.1.2Bird6.3.6.1Chicken
be-be-allo. var. ofbɛ-come to
bé-bé-allo. var. ofbɛ́-FUT