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owunfioŋʷuɱfɪ́n.the foreheadOyinbi amʋ owunfi bʋ akɩlɛ.The boy's forehead is nice to look at.2.1.1Head
owuntɔnlɩnowũntɔlɪ̃ʔn.wickednessBawa owuntɔnlɩn mʋsʋ. They were cruel to him.4.3.1.1Bad, immoral4.3.4.1Do evil tocomp.owuntɔnlɩnpʋwicked person
owuntɔnlɩnpʋowũntɔ̃nlɪ̃pʊpl.awuntɔnlɩnpʋcomp. ofowuntɔnlɩnɔ- -pʋn.a wicked person4.3.1.1Bad, immoral4.3.4.1Do evil to
owunyapʋder. ofwunya 1ɔ- -pʋn.someone who sprinkles water or sews seeds1.3.2.3Drip6.2.3Plant a field
owupʋowupʊ́ʔpl.awupʋn.a dead person; long dead not someone who has just diedƆha ánɩ́ alawu tsʋn a, bʋtɛtɩ mʋ owupʋ.The one that has already died (not recently) they call a dead person.cfifuli 1corpse2.6.6.8Life after death1.4.1Dead things
oyioyíʔ pl.nyin.1treeNɔ́pʋ limba kun oyi yile kʋ mɩ ndɔtɔ. I will take an axe and fell a big tree on my farm.cfoyibibistick1.5.1Treecomp.klenku oyishea butter treeoyi ibifruitoyi ɔmabarkoyi ɔnɔtreetopoyi-yɛsɛɛbushoyikpalihɛcross2a stickcfoyibibistick1.5.5Parts of a plantcomp.okpokployimaize coboyi yiahɛwalking stickɔma oyibispine3the main part of somethingAgode toswie mʋ́ oyitɔ, ɔkpɩtsatɔ.Coconut bears in its tree in a cluster.A coconut bears its fruit in a cluster at the trunk.2.1Bodycomp.atsulii oyimushroom stemnyankpʋsa oyihuman bodyɔwɔntɩ oyibibridge (of nose)Idiom:kpɔɩ mʋ Bulusʋ-oyidie
oyi ibioyí ibípl.oyi abicomp. ofoyi 1ibi 1n.fruit of a tree1.5.1Tree6.2.5.3Gather wild plants1.5.5Parts of a plant
oyi ɔmaoyi ɔmacomp. ofoyi 1ɔma 1n.bark of a treecfagya fwɩbark1.5.5Parts of a plant
oyi ɔnɔcomp. ofɔnɔ 4oyi 1n.the top of a tree8.6.2Top
oyi yiahɛoyiːyahɛcomp. ofoyi 2yia 4-hɛn.a cane or walking stick7.2.1.5Walk with difficulty2.5.4Disabled
oyi-yɛsɛɛoyí yɛ́sɛ́ːcomp. ofoyi 1n.bush1.5.1Tree
oyibibioyibibíʔ pl.nyibibin.small stick; straw of a broom; twigOsunapʋ amʋ ɔbɛɛ, nka oyibibi ba mʋ. Ɔpʋ nwɛn nyebi amʋ. The teacher says, I should cut a switch and bring it to him in order to cane the children.cf-biDIMINUTIVEoyi 1treeoyi 2stick1.5.5Parts of a plantIdiom:tswɩ oyibibi tsitsadefecate
oyikpalihɛoyik͡palíhɛpl.nyikpalihɛcomp. ofoyi 1kpali1-hɛn.a crossBɛda Yesu manta oyikpalihɛsʋ, olowu pʋ hɔ aha fɛ́ɛ́ nkpa.Jesus was nailed on to the cross, He died and saved all people.cfasenduacross4.9.7.2Christianity
oyikpluoyik͡plu(H) pl.ayikpluunspec. var. ofowikpluElders
oyinoyĩ(H) pl.ayin1contractionyin1cf-yinXern.man (male)Oyin tamada anyɔpʋ. A man doesn't grow breasts.Oyin amʋ ɔyɔ ndɔtɔ. The man has gone to farm.2.6.5.1Man2.6.4.4Adultcomp.natɩnayingreat-grandfatherph. v.meyin oyinbe a virgin
oyínoyĩ́pl.ayíncontractionyínn.motherMʋ yín gyi ɔtsɩ anfɩ, tsufɛ mʋ lɔkwɩɩ mʋ.His mother is this woman, because she gave birth to him.4.1.9.1.2Father, mother2.6.5.2Woman
oyinflɛoyiɱflɛʔdial. var.eyinflɛSpl.nyinflɛn.1space in between two teeth; gumsNyinflɛ onuto bʋ akɩlɛ.Natural gums itself is beautiful.2.1.1.5Tooth2teeth with gapsAha ánɩ́ bʋbʋ nyinflɛ, bʋtekle mɔsɩ.People who have space in between their teeth like to laugh.2.1.1.5Tooth2.1.1.4Mouth
oyipɛoyípɛ̂ʔn.writing stick3.5.7.1Writecomp.oyipɛ tatidyed cloth
oyipɛ tatioyípɛ̂ʔ tati(H)comp. ofoyipɛtatin.cloth dyed with tree barkGentaticlothcfɔmlawɩcloth8.3.3.3.6Change color6.6.1.1Cloth
oyitsuoyit͡suʔ pl.ayitsun.large eagleOyitsu gyi obubwi ánɩ́ olomoni. Ɔmʋ́a ɔlɛhɩɛ moni a, ototsu aha. An eagle is a large bird. The largest of them take people.1.6.1.2Bird