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da1dáʔ v.1to hit; to beatDa mʋ! Hit him!cfsi2strike7.7.1Hitcomp.ɔkandaannouncementph. v.da X yaɩ2to touch something2.3.5Sense of touchcomp.da bubuexclaimda ɔnɔtasteph. v.pʋ dadippʋ ɩbɩ datouch
da2dáʔ v.to renderda oputsumake soup9.1.2Docomp.da ɩpanthankda ɩwɩsʋbe alertda ɔbʋngather aroundda ɔkpʋnʋrestph. v.da akpawunukneelda ɩkpʋntie knotda wacall fetishcomp.ɔladawarningph. v.da ɔlaprohibit
da3dáʔ v.1to plant a root vegetableda igyoplant yamMɩ atɔ dahɛ amʋ lada ɔbaan.My planted root vegetables have grown shoots.da kɩtɩbaplant groundnutsda mankaniplant cocoyamda sapʋradaplant onionOyin amʋ tɛda igyo tsɔtsɔɔtsɔ. The man always plants many yams.6.2.1.2Growing rootscomp.atɔdabɩplanting time2to sprout somethingOyin tamada anyɔpʋ.A man never has (grows) breasts.Mɩ atɔ dahɛ amʋ lada ɔbaan.My root vegetables have grown shoots.2.3.1.5Visiblecomp.atɔ ladagrow boil3build or make with temporary materialsBɛɛ abégyi nkɛ amʋ dɩnsʋ sʋ a, ayɛda kantankpa aba.They say we will make a festive occasion at Denso, so we are going to erect a palm shelter and come.Nada ibu mɩ ndɔtɔ.I put up a hut on my farm.Nɔ́yɔ kpa awaimbi da kakaʋ pʋ tin mɩ gyadɩ. I will go strip palm branches and make a palm branch mat and block my kitchen door with.da oputsumake soup6.5.1Building
da4dáʔ v.1to lie (prone)Nɛfɩtɛ Kwaku mbɛɛ, mɩ ɔtɩ amʋ mɛ? Ɔbɛɛ ɩda ɔsʋlʋtɔ. I asked Kwaku, "Where is my hoe?" He said it is lying on the ground.Kɔba amʋ da kebi amʋ adɩawun.The money is lying above the head of the child.Ɔlɩɩ ɔkpatɔ sʋ awɔlɩnpʋ akʋ bowuta mʋ da. He stood in the way so some strong men pushed him down.7.1.3Lie downcomp.da ɔfɛtɔtieddɩdafallph. v.dasaɩnscatterkpadadroptɩn dacollapse2to be fine or quietFunaa! Woyi da? Hi! How's your household?Agyʋmasʋ da? How's work?Asɔrɩ da? How was church?Anɩdɛ ɔkpa kʋlɩ. Yoo, ɔkpa da.We are asking for the road (taking leave). Response: OK, The road is there. (You are free to leave.)Anɩ wulutɔ da pisii.Our town is peaceful.Tɛkɩ asʋn amʋ lasi ɩda diin; tamɛ ɔkʋ layowuli mʋ́tɔ. The case would have remained quiet, but someone gone and stirred it up.3.4.1.2.2Calmcomp.da ɔkpacorrect, righteous3to remain somewherecftsia2 2stay7.2.7.2Stay, remaincomp.da akudastay on farm
da5contraction ofɩdaname
da akpawunuph. v. ofda2akpawunupl. ofkpawunuv.to kneelNɛda akpawunu wa ɔpá dʋbɩ, sʋ mɩ kpawunu dɛ mɩ dwiin. I knelt for a long time so my knee is sore.7.1.4Kneel
da akudacomp. ofda4 3akudav.to stay on one's farm rather than in town5.9Live, stay
da ansɩtɔ ɩkpʋndá ansɪ́tɔ ɪk͡pʊnid. ofda ɩkpʋnph. v. ofda2ɩkpʋnansɩtɔv.to look disappointed3.4.2.1.4Disappointed
da bubucomp. ofda1 2bubu1v.express surprise/dismay by tapping the mouth while saying "Uuuuuuuuuu"3.4.2.4Afraid3.5.1.1.1Shout
da ɩkpʋndá ɪk͡pʊ̃ʔ(L)ph. v. ofda2ɩkpʋnv.to tie a knot6.6.4.1CordageIdiom:da ansɩtɔ ɩkpʋndisappointed, look
da ɩpancomp. ofda2ɩpanv.to thank someonedaɩpan.I thank you.3.5.1.7.1Thank
da ɩwɩsʋ comp. ofda2ɩwɩ 1-sʋ 1v.to be alert or to be prepared3.2.7Expect6.1.2.6Prepare
da ɔbʋncomp. ofda2ɔbʋn2v.gather around to pay close attention to3.1.2.3Attention7.5.1Gather
da ɔfɛtɔcomp. ofda4 1ɔfɛ1v.to be tied upSankɩ ɔfɛ amʋ lɛ batɛ amʋ ayabi tsufɛ ɔda ɔfɛtɔ lawa ɔpá.Untie the rope from the chicken's legs because it has been tied up for a long time.7.5.4Tie
da ɔkancomp. ofda1 1ɔkanv.to beat gong-gong; to proclaim something3.5.1.2.1Announceder.ɔkan ɔdapʋtown crier
da ɔkpacomp. ofɔkpa 1da4 2v.1to be the correct oneAsʋn amʋ da ɔkpa wanklaan. That word is the right one.8.3.7.7Right, proper2to be righteousMʋ asʋn da ɔkpa.He is righteous.
da ɔkpʋnʋcomp. ofda2ɔkpʋnʋv.to rest2.4.5Rest
da ɔlacfɔladawarningph. v. ofda2ɔla
da ɔnɔcomp. ofda1 2ɔnɔ 1v.to taste something2.3.3Taste
da waph. v. ofda2wa2 2v.to "call fetish"; curseNadawa, ha ɔkpɩ ogyi mʋ. Ogyi mʋ́ ha anɩ. I have called fetish on him; having the fetish judge him. He (the fetish) should judge it for us.4.9.4.4Curse4.7.6Judge, render a verdict4.9.7.7Animism
da X yaɩph. v. ofda1 1yaɩ 4v.to hold someone back
dablundablũ(H) From:Ewedablun.a stew made with pieces of meat and water yam and with salt, pepper, tomatoes and onionsMmɛ́ɛtalɩ gyi ampesie kpan, sʋ bɔ dablun, mɛnɩ nénya oputsu nun. I will not be able to eat slice plain so cook dablun so that I will get soup and eat.Nɩ fówuli nyɔmba a, fégyankpa bɔ mʋ́ dablun, fówun fasa oputsu amʋ lɛ mʋ́tɔ, wuli faasɩ amʋ, wa nfɔ mʋ́tɔ, bwɛ nyɔmba.If you will make nyɔmba, you will first make dablun so that then you will take soup stock from it, and stir the water yam, and put oil in it, and so make nyɔmba.cfnyɔmbamashed yam5.2.3.4Prepared food
dadadáda pl.adadan.oldMɩ tati amʋ labwɛ dada, sʋ nɔ́pʋbwɛ tatida. Fɔkwɩɩ a, fapʋ kebi amʋ tswɩ mʋ́sʋ. My cloth has become old, so I will take and make it into rags. If you bring forth put the child down on it.Mɩ atadɩɛ labwɛ dada. Ɔkɛ nɔ́hɔ pɔpwɛ. My shirt is getting old. Tomorrow I'll buy a new one.Antpɔpwɛnew8.4.6.5.2Old, not youngcomp.tsala dadaolder farm
dadɩsɛɩndadɪsɛ́ɪ̃́pl.adadɩsɛɩnn.large cooking pot with handlesMɩ dadɩsɛɩn bʋ odwin dʋn fʋ klɛ, tamɛ fʋklɛ bʋ akɩlɛ dʋn mɩ klɛ.My aluminium pot is heavier than yours, but yours is looks nicer than mine.Mbʋ adadɩsɛɩn tsɔtsɔɔtsɔ mɩ woyitɔ, mʋ́tɔ ntɛnɩna atɔ nɩ.I have many large aluminium cooking pots in my house, in which I cook.5.2.1.3Cooking utensil6.7.7Container
daduanadaduanaFrom:Akanadaduanann.forty day celebration following a funeral.2.6.6.3Funeral