Nkonya - English


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ɔkpantaɔkpántan.forked objectder.ɔkpantabi
ɔkpantabiɔk͡pantabipl.nkpantabider. ofɔkpanta-bin.prong of a forked object
ɔkpatakuɔk͡pataku(H)pl.nkpatakuFrom:Akanpatakun.hyenaCrocuta crocutaƆkpataku lomoni. Ogyi fɛ ɔprakuo. Mʋ ɔnɔ bʋswɩ. Ɔtɛkɩta mbwɩ fɛ akufa, akpala aná wɩ.An ɔpataku is big. It is like a pig. It's mouth is long. It catches animals like sheep and goats and this sort and eats them.1.6.1.1.2Carnivore
ɔkpatapʋder. ofkpata1 2ɔ- -pʋn.one who stops people from fighting3.4.2.3Angry4.8.4.8Make peace
ɔkpayibin.fork5.2.2.8Eating utensil5.2.1.3Cooking utensil
ɔkpɛ1ɔk͡pɛ́(H) n.witchcraftBʋtɔpʋ ɔkpɛ mɔ aha. They use witchcraft to kill people.Nɩ fʋdɛ fʋ ba lu a, igyi ɔkpɛ.If you hate your neighbour, is witchcraft.4.9.4.1Sorceryder.ɔkpɛpʋwitch / wizard
ɔkpɛ2ɔk͡pɛ(H) pl.nkpɛn.1trumpetApolisifɔ amʋ bɔfʋlɩ nkpɛ pʋsi amʋ́ pio amʋʋ alawu amʋ ɔkpa. The police blew trumpets to send their brother that has died on his way.4.2.3.5Musical instrumentcomp.ɔkpɛ ɔfʋlɩpʋtrumpeter2horn of a vehicleYibi ɔkanpʋ amʋ lɔfʋlɩ ɔkpɛ ha aha bɛtsɛ. The car driver is blowing his horn in order to make people move out of his way.7.2.4.1.1Vehicle
ɔkpɛ ɔfʋlɩpʋcomp. ofɔkpɛ2 1fʋlɩ 1ɔ- -pʋn.trumpeter4.2.3.4Musician
ɔkpɛpʋɔk͡pɛ́pʊ́ pl.akpɛpʋder. ofɔkpɛ1ɔ- -pʋn.witch / wizardMegyi ɔha ánɩ́ ototsu asuma aha sʋ pɛ gyi ɔkpɛpʋ. Ɔha ánɩ́ otolu mʋ ba, blɩ mʋ ɩwɩ asʋn lalahɛ pʋ kpɔɩ mʋ ɛ a, ɔkpɛpʋ ogyi.It isn't a person who uses juju against people who is only a witch. A person who hates his neighbour and says evil things against him to spoil his name is also a witch.4.9.4.1Sorcery
ɔkpɩɔk͡pɪ(H) pl.ɩkpɩnkpɩNn.fetishAkɔmfɔ bʋtɔtswɛ ɔkpɩ. Fetish priests worship fetish.Mʋ ɔkpɩ laba. Mʋ akɔm laba.His fetish has come. His fetish dancing has come.Ɔkpɩ dɛ mʋ han, ntɛ ɔŋɛ lalahɛ dɛ mʋ han.Fetish is troubling him, or evil spirit is troubling him.Nɩ ɔkpɩ dɛ ɔha han a, ɔpʋ tsʋn Bulu ɔkpasʋ ntɛɛ asɔrɩsʋ a, otesi mʋ han. Tamɛ nɩ ɔmɔpʋ tsʋn alɩ ɔkpa anfɩsʋ, ɔpʋ tsʋn ɔkpɩ ntɛɛ akpɩpʋsʋ a, otebemli ɔkpɩpʋ.If a fetish is troubling a person and he takes it through God or the church it stops troubling him. But if he doesn't deal with it like this way and he takes it to the fetish or the fetish priest he will become a fetish priest. (or if he does neither he will remain as though he were mad).4.9.7.7Animism der.ɔkpɩpʋfetish priest
ɔkpɩpʋɔk͡pɪpʊ́pl.akpɩpʋder. ofɔkpɩɔ- -pʋn.fetish priestƆkpɩpʋ tɛha ɔkpɩ igyi nɩ.It is the fetish priest who gives sacrifices to the fetish.Ɔkpɩpʋ amʋ lawi batɛ mʋ́ sʋ bawa mʋ obu tsra nu.The fetish priest has stolen fowl so he has been jailed for five months.4.9.7.1Religious person4.9.7.7Animism
ɔkpɩtsaɔk͡pɪt͡saʔpl.nkpɩtsan.clusterAgode toswie ɔkpɩtsatɔ wa mʋ́ oyitɔ.Coconut bears in a cluster in its tree.A coconut bears its fruit in a cluster at the trunk.cfimucluster8.1.3.3Group of things
ɔkplayiɔkplayider. ofkpla3oyi 2n.a yoke, crossbar, a stick or log that joins things together
ɔkpɔtɩpʋɔk͡pɔtɪ́pʊ́der. ofkpɔtɩɔ- -pʋn.someone who plucks something7.3.2.7Take something out of something6.2.5.3Gather wild plants6.4.5Fishing
ɔkpʋnɔk͡pʊ̃ pl.nkpʋnn.toilet (crude term)Abokwi ɔkpʋn ɔkɛ. Tsufɛ anɩ ɔkpʋn dada amʋ layinta. We will dig a toilet tomorrow because our old toilet has spoiled.2.2.8Defecate, feces2.2.7Urinate, urine
ɔkpʋnɔɔk͡pʊnɔ́ n.yard immediately outside the houseBɛdalɩ woyitɔ yɔ ɔkpʋnɔ bʋdɛkɔ. They went out of the house into the front yard to fight.6.5.1.4Yard
ɔkpʋnʋɔk͡pʊ́nʊ́ dial. var.ɛkpʋnʋSn.restKwasieda igyi ɔkpʋnʋ ɔdakɛ. Sunday is a day of rest.Fɔyɔ agyʋma ipian fʋ a, fada ɔkpʋnʋ.If you will go to tiring work, you must rest.2.4.5Restcomp.da ɔkpʋnʋrest
ɔkʋɔkʊ der. ofɔ-1 1ɩkʋ 1art.a certain person not previously defined in contextɔkʋ ɛanother personAmʋ́tɔ ɔkʋ lotsu atɔ amʋ gyi. One of them took the things and ate.Ɔkʋ laba nfɩ Some one has come hereAkʋ baba nfɩ; ɔkʋ ɛ ɔbɛ́tra ba. Some people have come, but one more will come.Ɔkʋ ɔba. Someone is comingcfɩkʋ 1certain9.2.3.2Indefinite pronouns
ɔkʋabiɔkʊ́abíʔpl.akʋabin.lake fish that can grow longer than a man's heightAkʋabi gyi klɛmɛntɩ ɔkʋ ánɩ́ olomoni.Akuabi is a fish that grows large.Ɔtɛtalɩ wa swɩ fɛ nyankpʋsa.It can grow to a man's height (and bigger).Sʋ nɩ bɛlɛ mʋ a, bʋtɛkaka mʋtɔ, asa bʋtɛfɛ.So if they catch them they cut them up into pieces before they sell them.1.6.1.5Fish6.4.5Fishing
ɔkʋkʋnʋadj.precious; unique8.3.5.3.3Unique
ɔkʋlɛɔkʊlɛʔunspec. var. ofɩkʋlɛone
ɔkʋnɔkʊ̃ʔdial. var.ɛkʋnScard. num.one, used in countingNɩ fɛ́kla atɔ a, féfi mʋ́ asɩ tsu ɔkʋn. When you will count things, you will begin from one.When you are counting things, start with one.cfɔtsawʋlɛ 1onceɩkʋlɛonewʋlɛ 1one8.1.1.1Cardinal numbers
ɔkʋsʋɔkʊsʊcontractionkʋsʋ2adj.younger, used with humansMɩ pio kʋsʋ gyi Sami, tsufɛsɛ nadan dʋn mʋ. My younger brother is Sammy, because I am older than he.Yakobo gyi ɔkʋsʋ.Jacob is the younger.Antɔdɛhɛn 1older siblingcfkusubismallogyamajunior8.4.6.5.1Young4.1.9.1.9Birth order4.1.9.1.3Brother, sisterder.kusubismall
ɔkwaɩɔkʷaɪ(H) pl.nkwaɩFrom:Eweekwɛnn.soapƆkwaɩ ánɩ́ bʋ ogya a, ɩtɛlɩn afu. Soap that is effective always makes foam.5.6.4Wash clothes5.6.2Bathe
ɔkwatayincomp. ofkwata-yinn.leper2.5.2.2Skin disease