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okunokṹʔpl.nkunn.handleKrantɩɛ amʋ okun labwie.The cutlass' handle is broken.6.7.8Parts of tools
okunkuokuŋkûʔn.heat, as in weatherOwi amʋ dɛlɩn dʋbɩ sʋ, laha okunku laba.The sun is shining too much so it has made the weather hot.cfblɩ ogyaheat8.4.1.2.3Time of the day8.3.4Hotcomp.okunkubɩhot season
okunkubɩokunkúbɪcomp. ofokunku-bɩtimehot season8.4.1Period of time8.3.4Hot
oliolíʔ dial. var.eliSn.funeralNɩ ɔha owu a, anɩtopula mʋ, la mʋ oli. When someone dies we bury him and prepare his funeral.Oligyioli anfɩ ɩbɛ́ba anfɩ atsɩ bɛɛ bʋhɔ oli tati.Every funeral that comes here, women say they should buy funeral cloths.2.6.6.3Funeralph. v.la oliperform funeral
olin1olîʔ pl.nlinn.root of a treeƆbɛ nlin tsɔ, sʋ nɩ fɛka olin lɛ mʋ́tɔ a, ɩmɔ́ɔmɔ ɔbɛ amʋ. A palm tree has many roots so if you cut a root out of it, it won't kill the palm tree.Bʋtɔpʋ oyi kʋ aná nlin bwɛ afa.Roots of some trees are used to make medicine.Bʋtɛnina akesia oyi nlin nun ánɩ́ igyi owisʋ afa.They cook akesia root to drink, it is fever medicine.1.5.5Parts of a plant
olin2olĩ́ʔ Ndial. var. ofelinvenom; poison
olinkantɩoliŋkantɪ dial. var.elinkantɩSn.1bileOlinkantɩ bʋ ɔkɩta. Ɩfa wa iyetɔ a, fʋmɛ́ɛtalɩ wɩ. Bile is bitter. If it should burst and get in the meat you will not be able to eat it.Olinkantɩ lafa wa akpʋn amʋtɔ, sʋ lawa ɔkɩta. The bile has burst into the liver so it has become bitter.2.2Body functions2.3.3Taste2gallbladder2.1.8Internal organs1.6.2Parts of an animal
olobiolobin.pipe for tobacco5.2.4Tobacco
ologyoolóʤó Spl.nlogyocfɔkɔmfɔbowuochameleonn.chameleonChamaeleo senegalensis1.6.1.3.2Lizard
olompleolompleFrom:Engaeroplanen.aeroplane7.2.4.3Fly
oloo1ólǒːʔpl.nlooFrom:Eweelon.crocodileCrocodylus suchusOloo ɔnɔ bʋswɩ. Ɔtɔpʋ kɩta aye ntsutso, sʋ mawie ntsu amʋtɔ. A crocodile has a long mouth that it uses to catch fish in the lake so don't enter the water.dial. var.lɛnkɛ1N1.6.1.3.4Crocodile
oloo2oloːSdial. var. oflɛnkɛ2crocodile
olu1oluʔ(H) dial. var.eluSn.hatred; envyAsi olu wa, nyankpʋsa megyi tɔtɔ. We should stop hating, people are nothing.Olu bʋ amʋ́ woyitɔ ɩnʋ wanklaan, mʋ́ sʋ tɔtɔ tamawa alɛ ɩnʋ.There is too much hatred in their house, and so nothing is good there.Asi olu wa. Nyanpʋsa megyi hwɩɩ; Lowu ma nkɛ; Mlɩha abwɛ apio. Nyanpʋsa gyi fɛ afú. Ɔyɔ ɔtra ɔmɛba. Song lyrics: Let us stop hating each other. A human being is nothing. Death can come any time (Literally, Death has no day). Let us be brothers and sisters. A human being is like the wind. He goes away and will not come again.4.3.3.1Hate, ill will
olu2olú(H)n.1noiseMlɩsi olu sʋra, annu asʋn. Stop making so much noise so we can hear a matter.Synokitikitiloud noise2.3.2.4Loud2to be luckyFʋ nwun lawa olu ánɩ́ fabɔtʋ anɩ, tɛkɩ abɛ́natɩ asa fɛ́ba.You are lucky that you have come to meet us, we would have gone before you came.4.4.5.1Luckycomp.nwun olulucky
olulukpaolulúk͡pader. oflwii 1ɔ- -kpan.shady placeOyi yile amʋ laha olulukpa wanklaan ha ɔkpʋnʋda.The big tree has given a fine shady place for resting.Foswie atɔ olulukpa ɩtamawa alɛ wanklaan.If you plant crops under a shady place, they do not yield well.2.4.5Rest8.3.3.2.1Shadow
olupʋolupʊ́pl.alupʋder. oflu1ɔ- -pʋn.enemy4.3.3.1Hate, ill will
omenyapʋomeɲapʊ́pl.amenyapʋder. ofnya ɔmɛ́comp. ofnya 1ɔmɛ́ 3ɔ- -pʋn.pregnant woman2.6.3.1Pregnancy2.6.5.2Woman
omeyiomeyiʔ n.throat, includes larynxSoholi omeyi bʋswɩ, tsufɛ mʋ oboyi ɛ bʋswɩ.Ostrich's throat is long, because his neck is also long.Soholi omeyi bʋswɩ. An ostrich's throat is long.2.1.1Head
omlewuomlewuʔ dial. var.emlewuSpl.mmlewun.elbowOmlewusʋ ɔlɔ bʋ ɔsɩn. The sore on the elbow is painful.Alɩ amʋʋ omlewusʋ ɔlɔ bʋ ɔsɩn amʋ a, alɩ kɛn kpawunusʋ ɔlɔ ɛ bʋ ɔsɩn nɩ.As a sore on the elbow is painful, so a sore on the knee is also painful.2.1.3.1Arm
omumuomúmuʔ(H) pl.amumun.muteOmumu ogyi. Ɔtamatɔɩ. He is a mute; he never speaks.Omumu-gyi-omumu tɔkɔsɩ nya ɔblɔ.Every mute, becomes angry quickly.cfmumute2.5.4.4Mute
oniabaoníaba(H)n.A variety of plantain with no black seeds.Oniaba is similar to apɩmba, but has no black seeds in the finger. It is good for ampesie.Genblɔdɩplantain5.2.3.1.2Food from fruit1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
onopionopiʔ dial. var.enopiSpl.nnopin.lipAkʋ onopi tɛba lɩlɩtɔ. Some peoples lips crack during Harmattan.Mapʋ onopi ɔsʋsʋpʋ tɔɩ kpla mɩ.Don't talk to me harshly.Don't use your upper lip to advise me.2.1.1.4Mouth
onopi sʋsʋpʋonopi sʊsʊ́pʊcomp. ofɔsʋsʋ 1onopin.1upper lip2.1.1.4Mouth2to use harsh words to speak to someone; harsh wordsMapʋ onopi sʋsʋpʋ bla mɩ asʋn.Don't talk to me with harsh words.4.8.4.1Rebuke4.7.9.5Act harshly
onumnyampʋpl.anumnyampʋder. ofnumnyamɔ- -pʋn.an honourable person8.3.7.5Important4.3.2Admire someone
onunpʋonúpʊpl.anunpʋder. ofnun 1ɔ- -pʋn.a person who drinks somethingƆtsɩ amʋ gyi nta fututu onunpʋ, tamɛ fʋmowun mʋa alabʋ kɩ.That woman is palm wine drinker, but you will never see her being intoxicated.5.2.2.7Drink