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ɩpa2ɪpaʔ(H) contractionpan.1hatMbʋ ɩpa kʋ. Nɩ nobun mʋ́ a, owí tamatɔ mɩ. I have a hat. If I put it on the sun never burns me.Bwii fʋ pa nwun.Take off your hat.5.3.1Men's clothingIdiom:kpantsapaflattery2the splintered end of a fufu mortarOplimbi ánɩ́ bʋ ɩpa a, ɩbʋ atɔ awɔlɛ. Ɩtɛha fufu tɔwa ɔsa pɩn dʋn oplimbi kpakpahɛ.The mortar that has a hat, is easy to pound with. It makes fufu smooth faster than a bald mortar.5.2.1.2.2Pound in mortar and pestle
ɩpabɔɪpabɔv.to ask someone to do something for payment6.9.2Work for someone
ɩpanɪpã́ʔ n.thanksNɩ ɔkɛ bakɛ fonu batɛ ɩbɔn a, mɩdɛ fʋ ɩpan da. Tomorrow at dawn when you hear a rooster's crowing I am thanking you.3.5.1.7.1Thankcomp.da ɩpanthank
ɩpɩnɪpɪ̃̂ʔcfpɩnsmoothadj.smooth; no lumps; of weeding, close to the groundWɔ fufu amʋ pɩn.Pound the fufu smooth.Dɔ ndɔ amʋ wanklaan ha mɩ ɩpɩn.Weed the farm well for me close to the ground.8.3.2.1Smooth5.2.1.2.2Pound in mortar and pestle
ɩpɔɪpɔn.swelling in the front part of the neckBʋtamamɔsɩ ɔha ánɩ́ ɔbʋ ɩpɔ.We don't laugh at someone that has goitre.2.1.1Head
ɩpɔnɪpɔ̃́ʔ contractionpɔn2cfpɔn1 1n.guiltOlegyi pɔn. He was found guilty.Fʋ Ee! bwɛ fʋ Ee!; fʋ O-o! bwɛ fʋ O-o!; mɛnɩ Bulu méegyi fʋ asʋn ha fʋ pɔn.Your yes make yes, your no, no so that God will not judge you and find you guilty.4.7.6.2Condemn, find guiltycomp.ha ɩpɔnguilty
ɩpʋ1ɪpʊ́ʔ contraction2n.forestKɩ alɩa ogya plɛnplɛnbi tɛtalɩ wa ɩpʋ yile ogya. See how a spark can set fire to a big forest.cfputubush1.2.1.6Forest, grassland, desert
ɩpʋ2ɪpʊʔ(L) pl.apʋcontraction2n.1groupcfɔdʋdʋɔ 1groupiku 1group8.1.3.3Group of things2a standard measure of somethingɔtatibi pʋ kʋlɛone length of loinclothHɔ ɔtatibi ba anɩ apʋ la oli. Buy one piece of loincloth so that we can make the funeral.
Ɩpwɛɪpʷɛtimeday of rest in Nkonya week; first day of Nkonya weekcfƆdɛkɛtrakɛSixth dayƖpwɛ ƆdɛkɛtrakɛThird dayƖpwɛ OdekeyikɛSecond dayKulihɛancestral day; Fourth dayKulihɛ Ɔdɛkɛtrakɛsixth dayKulihɛ OdekeyikɛFifth daypwɛ 1sculptYinkeThird day8.4.1.3.1Days of the week4.9.7.7Animism comp.Ɩpwɛ OdekeyikɛSecond daycomp.Ɩpwɛ ƆdɛkɛtrakɛThird day
Ɩpwɛ Odekeyikɛɪpʷɛ odekeyikɛcomp. ofƖpwɛɔ- -kɛyi1timethe day following Ɩpwɛ; the second day of the Nkonya weekcfƖpwɛ1st day8.4.1.3.1Days of the week4.9.7.7Animism
Ɩpwɛ Ɔdɛkɛtrakɛɪpʷɛ ɔdɛkɛtrákɛScomp. ofƖpwɛƆdɛkɛtrakɛcomp. ofɔ- -kɛtra 1timethe second day following Ɩpwɛ; the third day of the Nkonya weekcfƖpwɛ1st dayYinkeThird day8.4.1.3.1Days of the week4.9.7.7Animism
ɩsaɪsáʔn.war4.8.3Warph. v.kɔ ɩsafight warph. v.sin ɩsadie in battle
ɩsa ɔkɔpʋɪsá ɔkɔpʊ́pl.ɩsa akɔpʋcomp. ofkɔ ɩsaph. v. of1 2ɩsaɔ- -pʋn.warrior4.8.3War
ɩsɛɪsɛdial. var.ɩsɛnSn.the tusk of an elephant or boar1.6.1.1.3Hoofed animals1.6.2Parts of an animal
ɩsɛnɪsɛ̃ʔSdial. var. ofɩsɛtusk
ɩsɩɪsɪ (H) n.dirtAfu latsʋn ɩsɩ wa mɩ atogyihɛtɔ. Wind has blown dirt into my food.Synɔsʋlʋtɔgroundcfɔtsatsagravelŋɛsɩ1 1sandosublusandotutudust1.2.2.1Soil, dirtcomp.ɩsɩ tsɩahɛmortar (masonry)
ɩsɩ tsɩahɛɪsɪ t͡sɪáhɛ́comp. ofɩsɩtsɩa-hɛn.mortar used in brickwork6.6.2.8Working with bricks6.5.3Building materials
ɩsɔkɩɪsɔ́kɪʔ der. ofɩ-1sɔ kɩph. v. of3 11 2n.1to test something mʋ́ bɛɛ ɩbʋ alɛ́.Test it and see if it's good.cfɔsɔhwɩɛtrial3.2.2.3Evaluate, test3.6.7Test3.6.2School2to tempt someoneMa. Don't tempt me.Ɩsɔkɩ itsu nyankpʋsa onuto ɔwɔlɩ lalahɛ watɔ. Temptations come from a person's own evil desires.3.4.1.4.4Attract
ɩsʋɪsʊʔ (H) dial. var.ɩsʋn1Spl.asʋearsn.earBaka ɔbwɩ amʋ ɩsʋ pʋ hɩɛ mʋ nsʋ. They have cut the animal's ear to mark it.ha asʋproclaim innocent2.1.1.2Earcomp.isutin1deafɩsʋtɔ ifinear waxph. v.tila asʋturn deaf earcomp.ɩsʋbɩtɩpunishment
ɩsʋbɩtɩɪsʊbɪtɪ́(H) comp. ofɩsʋbɩtɩ 1n.punishment; to treat badly for doing something wrongKwasi lɛsin ɔma yɔ sukuu sʋ, alanya ɩsʋbɩtɩ.Kwasi was late to school so, he has received a punishment.Nɩ fɔ́bwɛ lakpan a, fʋtenya ɩsʋbɩtɩ.If you commit sin, you receive a punishment.Ɩsʋbɩtɩ dɩn fʋsʋ. It's your own fault.Punishment is on you.cfbɩtɩ 1pull (on)4.7.7Punish
ɩsʋgyiɪsʊʤíʔn.victoryBulu tɛha ɩsʋgyi.God gives victory.ɩsʋ ogyia victor, also a rulerGhana ɔmá ogyipʋ gyi J. J. Rawlings.J. J. Rawlings is the ruler of the country, Ghana.Ɩsʋ ogyipʋ gyi ɔha ánɩ́ alagyi mʋ ba; ɩsatɔ ntɛ asʋn gyihɛtɔ.A victor is the one that has won over another in war or in a legal case.4.8.3.2Win
ɩsʋn1ɪsʊ̃Sdial. var. ofɩsʋear
ɩsʋn2ɪsʊ̃́ʔ n.catarrh; common coldƖsʋn lakɩta mɩ, sʋ mmɛtalɩ fʋ ɔŋɛ wanklaan. I have a cold, so I can't breateh well.Catarrh has caught me so I can't breathe well.2.5.2Disease
ɩsʋraɪsʊraʔder. ofɩ-1sʋra2 2n.period of mourningBʋ tɛdɩda tati bibi su sʋra.They put on black cloths when they mourn.Ɔha ánɩ́ mʋ ka ntɛɛ mʋ kulu owu a, ɔsʋrapʋ ogyi. Obósu ɩsʋra. The one whose wife or husband should die is a widow/widower. He/She will perform widowhood rites.2.6.6.4Mourn
ɩsʋtɔ ifinɪsʊtɔ ifĩcomp. ofifinɩsʋ-tɔ 1n.ear wax2.1.1.2Ear