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ka1káʔ(H) v.1to cutƆfɛ laka ɔkpa amʋtɔ. The rope stretched across the road.Ka fufu amʋ ɩkʋ.Take some of the fufu (from a larger portion).cfkakachopkun1cut7.8.3Cutder.kakachopph. v.ka X itinrebuke2to pay (a debt)ka ɩkɔ pay a debt6.8.5.4Repay debtcomp.ka ɩkɔpaymentka ɩwɩ lɛdefend oneselfIdiom:ka X yabiswear
ka2káʔ(H) v.to lay an eggAbatɛ amʋ fɛ́ɛ́ bɛ́ka tsɔtsɔɔtsɔ. All of the chickens will lay plenty of eggs.1.6.3.1Egg
ka3kav.to render; Akan loan word with meaning that varies with the object9.1.2Docomp.ka animrebukeka ntamswearka X hʋnjoinIdiom:ka X yabiswear
ka4kacontraction ofɔka1wife
ka animka animcomp. ofka3v.to rebuke someone for somethingkaanim.I rebuked him.4.8.4.1Rebukeder.animkarebuke
ka ɩkɔka ɪkɔ comp. ofka1 2ɩkɔ 1n.1payment of a debt incurred; reward; wageNɩ fʋmɔdɔ ta a, fʋma ɩkɔka.If you don't finish weeding you won't get wages.Nɩ fʋmɔdɔ ta a, mmɛ́ɛka.If you don't finish weeding I won't pay you.6.8.5.4Repay debt2to extract revenge4.8.2.5Revenge
ka ɩwɩ lɛká ɪwɪ lɛ́ʔ (H)comp. ofka1 2ɩwɩ 13n.to defend oneselfOyin amʋ lɛka ɩwɩ lɛ asʋn ogyikpa ɩnʋ, mʋ́sʋ besi mʋ ɩwɩ kie mʋ.The man defended himself in the court and therefore he was set free.4.7.5.4Defend against accusation
ka ntamka ntam From:Akanka ntamcomp. ofka3ntamv.to make an oathOwie pɔpwɛ amʋ ɛ ɔbɛ́ka ntam suna ahanden amʋ. The new chief also will swear an oath to the elders.4.7.5.7Take oath4.6.1Ruler
ka X hʋnka X hʊ̃ From:Akanka hʋncomp. ofka3v.to joinKa amʋ́ hʋn amlɩyɔ. Join them so that you(pl.) should go.Wie amʋ́tɔ amlɩyɔ.Join them so that you(pl.) should go.Tsufɛsɛ omedekle ánɩ́ ɔkʋ onya akpin amʋ ɩkʋ kahʋn. Mʋ́ sʋ ɔmɛha mʋ anyawie amʋ. Because he didn't want that someone should acquire the same garden eggs as he had he didn't give his friends any.Ɔlɔkʋlɩ mʋ nyawie amʋ blɔdɩbi, ɔlɛha mʋ, ɩkʋ ɛ ka mʋ́ hʋn. He begged his friend to give him one finger of plantain. He gave him one and added another to it.4.3.4.3Cooperate with4.2.1.6Participate
ka X itinph. v. ofka1 1tin1 1v.to rebuke; to stop someone8.4.6.1.2Stop something4.8.4.1Rebuke
ka X yabiká X yabi(H)id. ofka1 2ka3yabiv.to swear4.7.5.7Take oath
kabakabaʔ n.shirtƆtsɩ amʋ tati amʋʋ ɔlɔpʋ bɩn kaba amʋ letsia mʋ dʋbɩ. The woman's cloth that she took and sewed the blouse suits her.5.3.2Women's clothing
kabɛkabɛ adv.if it were onlyKabɛ mɩsʋ a, tɛkɩ mmótsula. Tamɛ mɩ kulu lɛha mʋ ɔkpa. If it were up to me I would not have agreed, But my husband allowed it.Nɩ kabɛ anyankpʋsa sʋ a, tɛkɩ nyankpʋ tamatswie wʋlɩ amʋ alupʋ atɔ sʋ. If it were up to humans rain would never fall on their enemies things.9.4.8Adverbial clauses
Kadjebikáʤábípropn.town on the main road; northernmost of the cluster of towns around Ahenkro.Located at: 7° 7'20"N, 0°19'38"E Although the name takes its spelling from the large town north of Jasikan, it is pronounced differently.9.7.2.3Names of cities
kafiakáfiav.to be everywhere around somethingƖsa-akɔpʋ amʋ bakafia wulu amʋ.The soldiers have surrounded the town.8.5.1.2.1Around7.2.2.7Move in a circle
kaikáîʔinterj.exclamation used to chase away animalsKai!Shoo!Gya batɛ amʋ fɛɛ "Swɛ!" Afʋ gya kpala amʋ fɛɛ "Kai!" Shoo the chicken by saying "Swɛ!" You should shoo the goat by saying "Kai!".cfswɛShoo!6.4.6Things done to animals3.5.1Say7.3.3.4Chase away
kaɩnkaɪ̃́ v.1to remember3.2.6Rememberph. v.kaɩn X sʋmiss2to remind s.o of somethingNɩ ayɔ ɔkpa amʋ a, kaɩn mɩ anhɔ mɩ atɔ amʋ. When we travel, remind me so that I can buy my things.3.2.6.4Remind
kaɩn X sʋkaɪ̃́ X sʊph. v. ofkaɩn 1-sʋ 1v.to miss someoneNɩ mlɛnatɩ a, abɛ́kaɩn mlɩ. When you go we will miss you.3.4.2.1.5Lonely3.2.6Remember
kakakakáʔ (L) der. ofka1 1REDUP1v.cut repetitively into small piecesNɩ bebio kufa amʋ a, bɛ́kaka aye amʋ ɩkʋtɔ putuputu wa fɩtatɔ ba mʋ. When they butcher the sheep they will cut some of the meat into small pieces and put them on a leaf and bring it to him.cfka1 1cutsieslice7.8.3Cut
kakaʋkakaʊ (H) n.stiff mat made from stripped palm branchesNɔ́yɔ 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.6.6.4.2Weaving baskets and mats6.5.2.1Wall
kakayikakayi n.mythical creature who frightens peopleMegyi kakayi ogyi sʋ manya mʋ ifu. He's not a bugaboo so don't be afraid of him.3.5.4.1Fable, myth
kakɔkakɔv.to give money for something bought6.8.5.4Repay debt
kalakálá v.to reduce somethingKala fʋ ɩdɔ sʋ mɛnɩ fʋ mɔ́ɔwa ɔsa wu. Reduce your farm work so that you won't die young.Fakala bʋ, Fakala sɩsɩ. You have lost weight.8.1.4.3Decreaseph. v.kala bwɛget better
kala bwɛkálá bʷɛ́ʔph. v. ofkalabwɛ 3v.to get healthierMɩ ɩwɩ lakala bwɛ mɩ. I am feeling better (recovering from illness).2.5.1.1Recover from sickness
kalikálíʔ v.to weigh two different thingsKali igyo anyɔ amʋ afʋkɩ mʋ́ ánɩ́ mʋ́tɔ bʋ odwin afʋtsu mʋ́. Weigh the two yams so that you see which one is heavy, and take it.cfkapʋsusu 1measure8.2.8Measure