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i-1i-allo. var. ofɩ-1NOMR
i-2i-allo. var. ofɩ-2it
ibebiibébiʔpl.abebicontractionbebin.palm kernelBebi dɩ ɔsʋlʋtɔ wa ɔpá a, ɩtɔkwɛ mli ɔbɛ.If a palm nut stays in the ground a long time it will germinate, turn into a palm tree.Abebi dɩ ɔsʋlʋtɔ wa ɔpá a, ɩtɔkɔkwɛ mli mbɛ. When palm nuts stay in the ground a long time, they germinate, turn into palm trees.cfabɛ1palm fruit1.5.1Tree1.5.5Parts of a plant6.2.1.7Growing trees
ibiibí (H) pl.abi3n.1seed of a plantKpoli abi amʋa, lɛ mʋ́tɔ ibi kʋlɛ ba mɩ. Of the maize seeds, remove one of them and bring it to me.1.5.5Parts of a plantcomp.oyi ibifruit2offspring of an animal4.1.9.1.4Son, daughter
ibiaibíá(H)contractionbia3n.1market6.8.4.4Bargain2the price of something6.8.4.3Price3value of something8.3.7.9Valuecomp.bʋ biavaluable
ibianibiãn.k.o palm fruitcfabɛ1palm fruit1.5.1Tree1.5.5Parts of a plant6.2.1.7Growing trees
ibieibíen.a bush with thorns1.5.2Bush, shrub
ibuibú contractionbu4n.hut made on the farmNada ibu mɩ ndɔtɔ. I put up a hut on my farm.cfakudavillageobu2building6.5.1.2Types of houses
ibunibṹʔ pl.abunn.well (water)Ibun amʋ bʋ oklu, sʋ mmɛ́ɛtalɩ sa ntsu amʋ. Tsufɛsɛ, mɩ ɔfɛ amʋ mɔ́ɔfʋn. The well is deep so I cannot draw water from it because my rope will not reach.6.6.7.2Conveying water1.3.1.4Spring, well
ibwiibʷi (H) pl.abwicontractionbwin.1stonesBalɛ mʋ ibwi. He has fallen into disrepute; no one bothers him. He has been declared an outcast.They have taken out his stoneNɩ bɔtswɩ abwi da fʋ a, fépilan.If they throw a stone at you, it will hurt you.1.2.2.2Rockcomp.afɔdɩɛbwialtarasubwistone pileibwi alatɔcaveibwi ɔbɔtɔcaveiyabwigrinding stonekwebigrinding stonetɔnsɩ kwɛbwigrindstoneIdiom:ɔprada ibwistone, special2slang term for money (plural only)6.8.6Money
ibwi alatɔibʷi alatɔ(H)pl.abwi alatɔcomp. ofibwi 1n.caveAbrɛ amʋ bʋ ibwi alatɔ ɩnʋ.The antelope is in the cave.Synibwi ɔbɔtɔcave1.2.1.5Underground
ibwi ɔbɔtɔibʷi ɔbɔtɔcomp. ofibwi 1ɔbɔ2-tɔ 2n.caveSynibwi alatɔcave1.2.1.5Underground
iduidúʔpl.aducontractiondu2card. num.ten8.1.1.1Cardinal numberscomp.awundu blanwɛnIdiom:tse-du tse-lafa
iduɔkʋnidúɔ́kʊ̃card. num.eleven8.1.1.1Cardinal numbers
idusɩidúsɪ́contractiondusɩord. num.tenth8.1.1.2Ordinal numbers
ifinifĩn.defilement; nominal form of defile4.9.5.6Religious purification8.3.7.8.2Blemishcomp.ɩsʋtɔ ifinear wax
ifu1ifúʔ(H) n.fearOlenya andɔ amʋ ifu. He was afraid of the cat.Bɔwa kebi amʋ sumbi mʋ sɩ woyi onye a, ɔbɛɛ ɔmɔ́ɔyɔ. Tsufɛsɛ, ɔdɛ ifu nya.They gave the child an errand to his father's house at night but he said he wouldn't go because he was afraid.Megyi kakayi ogyi sʋ manya mʋ ifu.He's not a bugaboo so don't be afraid of him.Manya ifu.Don't be afraid.Manya mʋ ifu.Don't be afraid of him.Ɔha ánɩ́ atɔ wa mʋ ifu a, ofupʋ ogyi.The person that is frightened by things, is a coward.Brɛá ɔlɛbla amʋ́ asʋn ánɩ́ ɩlaba a, fu lɛhɩɛ kɩta amʋ́.When he told them what had happented, they were very scared.cfwanwansurprise; amazement3.4.2.4Afraidder.ofulamiracleofupʋcowardcomp.nya ifufearph. v.wa ifufrighten
ifu2ifu(H)sg. ofafu2 1lumps
ifuliifúliʔ pl.afulicontractionfuli4n.1corpseKufa fuli da lɔɔrɩ ɔkpasʋ, lɔɔrɩ lamɔ mʋ. A sheep corpse lies on the road. A truck has killed him.Kebi amʋ lɔwa afunu ɔbɛɛ, olowun ifuli igye.The child lied that, he saw a ghost yesterday.Bopula fuli amʋ. They buried the body.cfowupʋdead person1.4.1Dead things2.6.6.2Corpse2ghost; dead personƆkɛ trahɛ amʋ a, afuli fɛ́ɛ́ bɔ́kʋsʋ. On the last day all the dead will rise.Akʋ bɛɛ fuli ma ɔyɩtɔ, akʋ ɛ bɛɛ fuli bʋ nʋ. Mɔmʋ gyi ɔnɔkwalɩ ngya a?Some people say there are no ghosts in this world, Others say they are there, which is correct now?
ifwieifwíeʔder. ofɩ-1fwie2n.pass wind
igyaniʤãpl.agyann.buttress root of a kapok tree1.5.5Parts of a plant
igyeíʤe timeyesterdayIgye nyankpʋ lebila tamɛ omotswie. Yesterday storm clouds threatened but it didn't rain.cfɔkɛ1tomorrowɩnwɛ 1day before yesterdayɩnwɛ 2last (day)klaɛ 1day after tomorrowndɛtoday8.4.1.2.2Yesterday, today, tomorrow8.4.6.2Past
igyiiʤín.eating; nominal form of to eat5.2.2Eat
igyihacomp. ofha 1gyi2 1n.priesthood4.9.7.1Religious person
igyoiʤóʔ sg.ogyon.yamDioscorea cayennensis subsp. rotundataOfienɩ igyo kpalobi pɛ nada. This year I have only planted a few yams.6.2.1.2Growing roots1.5.3Grass, herb, vine