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fa1fáʔ(H) v.go across through waterAlafa ntsu amʋ yɛlɩɩ mʋ́ ɔbɩn. He has crossed the river and stood on the far bank.Lembu lɔpʋ Nkonya Wurupongfɔ fa Ɩlɩn.Turtle brought the Nkonya Wurupong people across the Volta.cfnyankɩ2cross (over)1.3.1Bodies of water7.2.3.5Move past, over, through
fa2fáʔ(H) v.1to burstApubeble dɛmɔsɩ alɩɩ mʋ apu lɛfa. Big-belly was laughing so hard that his belly burst.Mɩ kɛklɛ lafa.My boil has burst.7.8.1Break2to start suddenlyƖtrɛ lafa. A quarrel has broken out.8.4.6.1Start something8.4.8.3Sudden
fa3fáʔ(H)v.to charm someoneOsumani amʋ lɛfa otsibi amʋsʋ odewu nɩ.The magic practitioner charmed the girl that was why she died.8.3.7.1Bad4.9.4.1Sorcery
faan1fãː adv.freelyFapʋ kie mɩ faan. You have given me freely.cfawɩtɔlɛgenerosity6.8.3.2Generous
faan2fã̂ː(L)v.to disable a crabs claws by placing a tip of another claw in the claw; to tie the arms of a prisoner with a stick behind the back and in front of the elbowsFɛkɩta ɔkɔtɔ a, lehian ánɩ́ fɛ́faan mʋ ablɩba. Mɛnɩ ɔmɛ́ɛkpa kɩta fʋ.If you catch a crab, it is necessary to disable its claws. Then it won't pinch you.7.2.6.2Prevent from moving
faasɩfaːsɪ (H) pl.afaasɩn.water yamDioscorea alataFaasɩ tɔyɔpɔn dʋn igyo, sʋ megyi mʋ́ fɛ́ɛ́ bʋtɔpʋ wɔ fufu. Ɩbʋ alɛ ha nyɔmba. Water yam goes softer than yam so not all of it is used for making fufu. It is good for nyɔmba.5.2.3.1.5Food from roots6.2.1.2Growing roots1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
Fabwɛ atɔ!fabwɛ́ átɔ́pl.Mlɩlabwɛ atɔ!say. of1 1la-bwɛ 1atɔ 1interj.expression of thanksIgye, fɔbwɛ atɔ!Thanks for what you (sg.) did yesterday.Igye, mlɩlɔbwɛ atɔ!Thanks for what you (pl) did yesterday.3.5.1.7.1Thank
Fadafádan.Catholic father4.9.7.2Christianity4.9.7.1Religious person
fakaafákáː (H)adj.light in weightAtɔsʋrahɛ amʋtɔ gyi fakaa sʋ kebi amʋ ɔbɛ́talɩ tsu mʋ́ sʋra.The load is light, so the small child can carry it.cffontroolight(weight)8.2.9.2Light in weight
fanfanfã́fã́adj.aromatic2.3.4Smell
fantɩfãntɪʔ pl.afantɩn.cricketFamily: GryllidaeOtsu lɛkɩta afantɩ. Abɔ́wɩ! He has come from catching crickets. We will eat!1.6.1.7Insect
fatafataʔFrom:Akanfatav.worthy; befitting; becoming; suited to youMahan fʋ wɩ, mmɛfata ánɩ́ fɛ́ba mɩ woyitɔ.Don't trouble yourself, I am not worthy that you should come to my house.cfkana 1proper8.3.7.5Important
1fɛ́ʔ(H) v.to sellFɛ́ mʋ́ fɛ́ɛ́. You will sell it all.Ndɛ atɔ fɛ biasʋ. I am selling things at the market.Nɛfɛ mɩ kpoli lɛ mʋ́ nkpokployisʋ, an mʋ́ ha kpoli ahɔpʋ. I shelled my maize and removed the cobs in order to sell it to a maize dealer.6.8.4.2Sellder.atɔ ɔfɛpʋtrader
2fɛ́ʔ(H) v.1to crack (palm kernel)Fɛ bebi ha mɩ anwɩ. Crack a palm kernels for me to chew.5.2.1.2.1Remove shell, skin2to remove maize from the cob mɩ kpoli lɛ mʋ́ nkpokployisʋ, anfɛ mʋ́ ha kpoli ahɔpʋ. I shelled my maize and removed the cobs in order to sell it to a maize dealer.5.2.1.2.1Remove shell, skin
3fɛ́ʔ(H) adv.similar toƖdɛ mɩ bwɛ fɛ nɔpʋ tswɩ nfɩ. It seems as if I put it down here.Anyankpʋsa fɛ́ɛ́ bʋgyi fɛ akufa. All human beings are like sheep.8.3.5.2.2Like, similar
4contraction ofɩfɛhip
fɛ́ɛ́fɛ́ː(H) adj.allTsu fʋ nwʋlʋ amʋ fɛ́ɛ́ ba mɩ ankɩ. Bring all your papers here in order for me to look at them.Tsu fʋ atogyihɛ amʋ napʋ ha fʋ amʋ fɛ́ɛ́ ba mɩ ankɩ.Bring all the food that I gave you for me to look at.Fɛ́fɛ mʋ́ fɛ́ɛ́. You(s) will sell them all.Atɔ amʋ fɛɛ mbwɛ amʋ a, nabwɛ mʋ́ fɛ́ɛ́, tamɛ napan kʋlɛsʋ. The things you said I should do, I made, I made all but I missed one.8.1.5All
fɛflɛfɛflɛ(L)n.maize porridgeNɩ fɔpʋ trʋkpa wuli fɛflɛ a, ɩtɔwa ɔfan dʋbɩ. If you use billy goat (meat) and stir maize porridge, it has a fine scent.cfkookoporridge5.2.1.2.2Pound in mortar and pestle5.2.3.4Prepared food
fɛɩfɛɪ́ v.1sweepNɔ́hɔ ɔfɛsɩ, antsia pʋ fɛɩ obuto. I will buy a broom in order that I will always take it and sweep the room.Fɛɩ afʋkpa ipi amʋ yetsitsa. Sweep so that you can gather the rubbish and throw it out.cfɔtsrafɛɩmoonlightntsrakpabifɛɩstarlight5.6.5Sweep, rake2to shine; used of moon and starsƆtsra dɛfɛɩ. The moon is shining.Ntsrakpabi dɛfɛɩ.The stars are shining.cfɔtsrafɛɩmoonlight1.1.1.1Moon8.3.3.1Shine
fɛkɩfɛ́kɪʔ (L) cnj.then; logical connectionƆkɛ bakɛ a, ɩbwɛ fawa ɔsa ba fɛkɩ anɩayɔ. You should come early tomorrow morning so we can go.Synfówunso that9.6.2.8Condition
fɛnfɛ̃ʔ v.blow; used of liquids expelled from the nose or mouthNɛyɛfɛn ɩmɛ amba. I am going to blow my nose and come back.2.2.2Cough, sneezecomp.fɛn atsʋnɔspit to bless
fɛn atsʋnɔcomp. offɛnatsʋnɔv.to spit on something to impart spiritual power2.2.3Spit, saliva2.2.2Cough, sneeze4.9.4.1Sorcery
fi X asɩfí X asɪ ph. v. ofasɩ1 2v.to start somethingfi agyʋma amʋ yɔ asɩ tsu sesei. I will start the work now.Nɩ fɔ́wa ɔtɛ a, "Okploo!" bʋtɔpʋ fi mʋ́ asɩ. Fówun batsuda mʋ́sʋ bɛɛ, "Ɔmɩɔ". If you will tell a story, you start it with "Ogblo!!". Then they reply to it saying "Ɔmɩo".Mʋ́ sʋ nɩ bɔkwɩɩ ɔkʋ ndɛ a, ɩlɛhian ánɩ́ abéfi wɩ bʋabʋa asɩ ha mʋ lowu.Because of this if someone is born today, it is necessary to begin to prepare ourselves for his death.cfasɩ1 1aroundfʋn ɔkpatɔbegin8.4.6.1.1Beginningder.asɩfibeginning
fia1fiaʔ(L) v.1to meetƖlafia mɩ ɔmɛ. It has met my throat.It has satisfied my thirst.4.2.1.3Meet togetherph. v.ki fiago through exhaustivelyofi fiayear later2to meet together (multiple people), implies intentionNdɛ Nkonya awie bafia Ntumda.Today the Nkonya chiefs have met in Ntumda.Brɛ ánɩ́ nɔyɔ a, saa mʋ ɛ ɔba, sʋ anɩlefia aba ɔkpatɔ. The time that I went, unexpectedly he also came so we met each other on the road.cfofiakpameeting place1meet4.2.1.5Meeting, assemblyder.ofiakpameeting place
fia2fíav.to condense1.2.3Solid, liquid, gas