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ofiebaofíébáʔ dial. var.efiebaScomp. ofofiɩ-2ba1 2n.hOfieba nɔ́dɔ tomantosi ndɔ. Next year I will make a tomato farm.Ɔhaa meyin tɔ ánɩ́ bɛ́ba ofieba.Nobody knows what will happen next year.Ofieba nɩ Bulu obotsula a, néfi mɩ obu yi asɩ.Next year if God will permit, I will start to build my house.8.4.6.4Future8.4.1.6Year
ofienɩofienɪ(H) n.this yearOfienɩ nadɔ kpoli ndɔ. This year I have made a maize farm.Ofienɩ klɛtɔ anɩyin tamɛ ofieba klɛ mʋ́ a, anɩ meyin.We know about this year but for next year, we do not know.Ofienɩ nyankpʋ tswietɔ latsɛ.This year the raining pattern has changed.8.4.6.3Present8.4.1.6Year
ofikʋofíkʊʔ(H) comp. ofofiɩkʋ 1n.last yearOfikʋ nyankpʋ motswie wanklaan, sʋ anɩ ndɔtɔ atɔ mɔwa alɛ. Last year the rain didn't come well so our crops were poor.Ofikʋ mbrɛ anfɩtɔ mɩ sɩ mʋ pio lowu nɩ.Last year around this time that my father's brother died.8.4.6.2Past8.4.1.6Year
ofinofĩ́ʔ pl.nfinn.1shincfkonti 1foreleg2.1.3.2Leg2lower leg; just below the kneeNna okluntɔ onye, nɔpʋ mɩ ofin kun ibwi pɩɛɩ. I walked in the dark at night, I bumped my shin on a rock and scraped it.Ndɩn ɔlɔ kpɔnkpɔɔntɩ mʋ́ ofinsʋ.I have a big sore on my shin.
ofobiofobí pl.nfobin.pomadeNɛfɛ mɩ abi amʋ, ampʋ bwɛ abi ofobi. Tsufɛ, ndekle ánɩ́ nɔ́bʋa iye.I will crack my palm kernels, in order to take(them) and make palm kernel oil, because I want to fry fish.Nɩ ɔkʋ dɛ lɔ mlɩtɔ a, ɔtɩ asɔrɩ ahandɛn abʋbɔ mpaɩ ha mʋ, abʋkpa mʋ ofobi, Anɩ Wie ɩdatɔ. If someone is sick among you, he should call the church elders in order to pray for him, and anoint him with oil (pomade) in Our Lord's name.Fʋ ofobi anfɩ bʋ ɔfan dʋbɩ. This pomade of yours has a very nice scent.Osrebi ɔkʋlɛ pɛ teyi ofobi ha atrahɛ fɛ́ɛ́.Only one finger cuts pomade for the rest to smear(idiomatic expression for "only one person causes a case for people)5.4.5Anoint the body
ofulaofúlaʔ der. ofifu1-lan.an act that is fearful and amazingBɛbla mʋ bɛɛ, ofula mɔmʋ fɔ́bwɛ suna anɩ abɔ́pʋ hɔ fʋ gyi? They told him, saying, what miracle will you make so that we will believe you.Sumbi ɔyɔpʋ Paulo ɛ lɔbwɛ ofula tsɔtsɔɔtsɔ Roma wulutɔ.Apostle Paul also did many miracles in Rome.Yesu wu kʋsʋ a, igyi ofula. Jesus' death and resurrection was a miracle.cfnsɛnkyrɛnɩmiracle4.9.4Miracle, supernatural power
ofuliofúlin.white powder sprinkled on some one to indicate they are specially chosen5.4.5Anoint the body
ofulifuliofúlífuliʔ pl.nfulifulin.egretArdea albaNɩ fɔyɔ ntsu ɔnɔ a, fówun ofulifuli. If you go to the lakeside, you will see an egret.Olofuli, mʋ ofin bʋswɩ. It's white, its legs are long.1.6.1.2Bird
ofumbiofumbi(H)pl.nfumbin.a small raffia bag used by womenƆtsɩ ɔkʋ ofumbi bʋ akɩlɛ tamɛ tɔtɔ ma mʋ́tɔ.A certain woman's raffia bag is nice but there's nothing is in it.Ɔtsɩ tegyi mʋ yín ofumbi, fɛ́kɩ oyin ɛ lagyi mʋ sɩ atɔ.It is a woman that inherit the mother's bag, and a man also inherit the father's properties.6.7.7.1Bag
ofunupʋofunupʊʔ pl.afunupʋder. ofafunuɔ- -pʋn.person who tells liesƆha ánɩ́ ɔtɛblɩ asʋn aha ɔma a, ofunupʋ ogyi. The person that talks evil of a person in his absence is a liar.Ɔha ánɩ́ omeyin tɔtɔ tsu tɔkʋ ɩwɩ, ɔdɛ mʋ́ asʋn blɩ a, ofunupʋ ogyi.A person who does not know anything about something and says something about it is a liar.3.5.1.3.2Tell a lie
ofunyaofuɲa(H) pl.nfunyan.1combOyin anfɩ ma ofunya, sʋ ɔtamafunya nwun. This man does not have a comb so he never combs his hair.5.4.3.1Comb hair2the fin of a fish1.6.2.3Parts of a fish1.6.1.5Fish
ofupʋofúpʊ́ʔ pl.afupʋder. ofifu1ɔ- -pʋn.cowardOfupʋ ogyi.He is a coward.Ɔha ánɩ́ atɔ tɔwa mʋ ifu a, ofupʋ ogyi. The person that things frighten him, is a coward.Someone who is easily frightened by things is a cowardly person.Anɩ tosusu ánɩ́ Takyi bʋ klʋn, sa ofupʋ ogyi.We think Takyi is brave man not knowing he is a coward.3.4.2.4Afraid4.4.3.2Cowardice
ofutikokoniofutikókóníʔ(H) pl.nfutikokonin.antlion, an insect that digs pits in sand to trap passing antsFamily: MyrmeleontidaeOfutikokoni amʋ dɛ ɩsɩ tutu. The antlion is throwing up sand.1.6.1.7Insect
ofwiofwi(H) pl.nfwin.quail with brown beak and legs in the grasslandsPeliperdix albogularis ??A Quail is a wild bird that somehow resembles a chicken (because it is around the same size and lays its eggs on the ground.) It ruins maize farms.Ofwi gyi pututɔ batɛ. Oteyinta kpoli ndɔtɔ. An Ofwi is a bush chicken. It spoils maize in the farms.1.6.1.2Bird
ogbangbaog͡bã́ŋ͡mg͡baʔpl.ngbangban.a kind of lake fishAn ogbangba is a lake fish that is good for eating when it matures.Ogbangba gyi ntsutso iye, nɩ ɔdan a, ɔbʋ ɔdwɛ. Ogbangba is a lake fish. When it is grown it is sweet.Megyi aha fɛ́ɛ́ tekle ogbangba gyi.Not all people like to eat ogbangba.Genklɛmɛtɩfish1.6.1.5Fish
ogblooog͡blôʔ Ndial. var. ofokplooOPENING
ogbodooog͡bodôːn.grape fruit1.5.1Tree5.2.3.1.2Food from fruit
ogbonog͡bõʔpl.ngbonn.red headed agama lizardagama agamaTɛplɛ onun nfɔ a, Ogbon lahɔ nwun pɛ.The innocent get blamed for the work of the guilty.Cockroach drinks the (red) oil, but red headed lizard gets the red head.1.6.1.3.2Lizard
ogyaoʤáʔ(H) n.1fireMankɩnsɩ amʋ lakpa ogya. The match has caught fire.Ogyaŋɛ amʋ dɛ ogya kpa.The Firefly is flashing.Sika pɛpɛ amʋ dɛ ogya kpa. The gold is shining.Atɔ amʋʋ bʋ ogya amʋ lablɩ ogya dʋbɩ. The things that are in the fire have become very hot.cfotsugyahot water5.5Firecomp.agya fwɩbarkblɩ ogyaheatogya plɛnplɛnflameph. v.kpa ogyasparkleunspec. comp. formmpumpu ngyablister2interestƆbʋ ogya agyʋma amʋtɔ. He is interested in the work.3.4.1.4Interested3sharpnessƆdayi amʋ bʋ ogya klaklakla.The knife is very sharp.Krantɩɛ amʋ ɔnɔ lawa ogya klaklakla.The cutlass is very sharp.cfklaklasharp8.3.2.3Sharpcomp.wa ogyaset alight
ogya plɛnplɛnoʤa plɛ̃́plɛ̃́ʔcomp. ofogya 1plɛnplɛnn.flameOgya plɛnplɛn amʋ lɔtswɩ kɩta pipi amʋ hɔ mʋ́. The flame spread and caught the thatch and burned it.5.5Fire
ogyakpatinoʤak͡patĩ́ʔn.firewood log1.5.1Tree6.2.5.4Plant product5.5.6Fuel
ogyamaoʤamaʔ(H)pl.agyamacontractiongyaman.younger siblingMɩ dɛhɛn gyi Kwame, Kwame ɛ mʋ gyama gyi mɩ. My older brother is Kwame. Kwame's junior brother is me.Kwame agyama bʋtamabu mʋ, tsufɛ Kwame onuto tamabu mʋ ɩwɩ.Kwame junior brothers don't respect him, because Kwame does not respect himself.cfɔkʋsʋyounger8.4.6.5.1Young4.1.9.1.9Birth order4.1.9.1.3Brother, sister
ogyaŋɛoʤáŋɛ̂ʔn.fireflyFamily: LampyridaeOgyaŋɛ amʋ dɛ ogya kpa.The firefly is flashing.Nɩ aha akʋ bowun ogyaŋɛ amʋ dɛ ogya kpa a, bɛɛ bawun ɔkpɛpʋ.When some people see firefly flashing, they think they have seen a witch.1.6.1.7Insect
ogyasioʤásîʔ(L) n.smokeOgyasi ɩtegya kpasi. Smoke drives away bush rats.Ogyasi amʋ labi gyadɩ amʋtɔ ɩnʋ tuun. Smoke has completely blackened the kitchen there.cfŋɛsɩ2 1smoke (v)5.5.5What fires produce
ogyatinoʤatĩʔ pl.ngyatinn.a stick of firewoodNaka ogyatin kpɔnkpɔntɩ nɔ́pʋ sun ɔswɩ ɔnɔ. I have cut a large stick of firewood, and I will put it in my hearth as the central fire log.Nɔpʋ ogyatin amʋ dɩnka ɩta ba woyitɔ. I carried a stick of firewood homee on my shoulder.cfngya1firewood1.5.1Tree6.2.5.4Plant product5.5.6Fuel