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abawaabawápl.abawafɔFrom:Hausaabawamistressn.maidservant; young serving girlAbawa akʋ bʋtowun asʋn amʋ́ awie wa, tsufɛ awie amʋ akʋ bʋbʋ owuntɔlɩ.Some maidservants suffer under their mistress, because some of the mistress are cruel.4.5.4.3Serve2.6.5.2Woman
abebiabébi pl. ofibebipalm kernel
Abenaabɪ́ná (H)From:AkanAbenader. ofBrandapropn.name of a female born on TuesdayBranda bɔkwɩɩ mɩ sʋ bʋtɛtɩ mɩ Abena.I was born on Tuesday, so they call me Abena.Genkwɩɩdaday namecfKwabenaKwabena9.7.1.1Personal names8.4.1.3.1Days of the week
abɛ1abɛ́ n.palm fruitsNɩ fɔwɔ abɛ a, fɛ́lɛ abi pʋ́ mbepi lɛ mʋ́tɔ. When you pound palm fruits, you will take the kernels and the fibres out of it.cfatolipalm kernelbɛtɛpalm thornɔbɛpalm treeɔbɛkʋtʋpalm fruitibebipalm kernelibianpalm fruitkɛnkɛ2palm nutlɛbɛpalm fruitnkɩsɛseedless palm fruitopegyapalm fruit1.5.1Tree5.2.3.1.1Food from seeds1.5.5Parts of a plant6.2.1.7Growing trees
abɛ2abɛʔ(H)pl. ofɩbɛ1puff adder
abɛtɛabɛ́tɛʔpl. ofbɛtɛpalm thorn
abi1abi(H)n.palm kernelsNɛ́fɛ mɩ abi amʋ, ampʋ bwɛ abi ofobi. Tsufɛsɛ, ndekle ánɩ́ nɔ́bʋa iye.I will crack my palm kernels, in order to take(them) and make palm kernel oil, because I want that I will fry fish.6.2.1.7Growing trees
abi2abíʔpl. ofobichildcomp.abi-anádescendants
abi3abí (H)pl. ofibiseedcomp.abi atsuliiseed mushroomwaɩn abigrapes
abi atsuliiabi at͡sulîːcomp. ofatsuliiabi3pl. ofibin.seed mushroomAbi atsulii tɔkwɛ ɔsʋlʋsʋ. Nɩ fɔwa ndɔ ogya a, ɩtɔkɔkwɛ nʋ. Fɛtalɩ kwɛ mʋ́ wa oputsutɔ. Mʋ́ oputsu bʋ ɔdwɛ.seed mushrooms grow in the ground. If you set fire to the farm it sprouts. You can grind them and put them in soup. Its soup is good.Genatsuliimushroom6.2.5.3Gather wild plants1.5.4Moss, fungus, algae
abi-anáabianácomp. ofabi2pl. ofobianá1n.the descendants of a personSynasɩ1 5offspring4.1.9.1.5Grandson, granddaughter
abialɛabialɛ́(H) adj.easy to breakOyi ánɩ́ mʋ́tɔ mɔsɔ a, ɩbʋ abialɛ. A stick that is not flexible is easy to break.7.8.1Break6.1.3.1Easy, possible
abibiabíbipl. ofbibiblackder. ofbi1REDUP2
abielɛabíelɛ (L) adj.easy or pleasant to bathe inabielɛeasy to batheOkunkutɔ a, otsulu bʋ abielɛ. In hot weather, cold water is good for bathing.3.4.1.2Happy5.6.2Bathe
abiolɛabíolɛ adj.easy to butcher (open and gut – remove the intestines)Ɔbwɩ ánɩ́ aladan a, ɔbʋ abiolɛ dʋn ɔmʋa ɔmɔkʋ dan. It's easier to butcher an adult animal than a young one.6.3.4Butcher, slaughter6.1.3.1Easy, possible
abitɛpʋabitɛpʊʔpl. ofbitɛpʋnephew / niece / uncle
abɩnabɪ̃ʔn.a person's sideFʋ abɩn gyi tsu fʋ klɛtɔ bɔfʋn fʋ ɔmɛtɔ.Your side goes from your armpit to your abdomen.2.1.2Torso8.5.1.2Besidecomp.abɩn iwuribder.abɩntɔside
abɩn iwucontractionabɩnwucomp. ofabɩniwun.rib boneNɩ fʋ abɩnwu ibia a, fʋmɛkɩ wanklaan fówu.If your rib breaks and you don't take care, you will die.2.1.6Bone, joint2.1.2Torso
abɩntɔabɪ̃ntɔ(H)der. ofabɩn-tɔ 2n.the side of a person or a thingBapʋ ɔdayi amʋ wɔ ɔprakuo amʋ abɩntɔ.They have stabbed the side of the pig with the knife.Obia amʋ tse ɔswɩ amʋ abɩntɔ.The stool is beside the hearth.Ntsu amʋ ɩna ɩbʋ amʋ abɩntɔ.The stream passes beside the mountain.2.1.2Torso8.5.1.2Beside
abɩsɩ1abɪ́sɪ(H)n.sweet fizzy brown drink without alcoholAbɩsɩ nta tɛha nyankpʋsa tenya awútɔ.Cola drink makes people to become healthy.5.2.3.6Beverage