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osunosṹpl.nsunn.clanOsun-gyi-osun mʋ́a mʋ́ ɔhandɛ. Fʋa fʋ osun abi mligyi apio dʋn osun bambatɔ abi.Every clan with it's head. You and the members of your clan are more related than other clan members.cfotintɔclan4.1.9.8Family, clancomp.osun ɔhandɛclan head
osun ɔhandɛosṹ ɔhandɛʔpl.osun ahandɛcomp. ofosunɔhandɛn.head of clanOsun-gyi-osun mʋ́a mʋ́ ɔhandɛ.Every clan with its head.4.5.1Person in authority2.6.4.5Old person4.1.9.8Family, clan
osunaosúnan.sign; a wonder4.9.4Miracle, supernatural power
osunapʋosunápʊ́ʔ pl.asunapʋder. ofsuna 2ɔ- -pʋn.teacherƆha ánɩ́ otosuna aha atɔ a, osunapʋ ogyi. The person that teaches people things is a teacher.3.6.2School
osupʋosúpʊ̂ʔpl.asupʋder. ofsu 1ɔ- -pʋn.1mournerGya asupʋ amʋ lɛ fuli asɩ nʋ, anya ɔkpa tsu mʋ ya asiɛɩ.Sack the mourners from around the corpse so that we have room to take him to the cemetery.2.6.6.4Mourn2a child who whines too muchKebi ánɩ́ tɔtɔ mɛdɛ mʋ bwɛ odesu dʋbɩ a, osupʋ bʋtɛtɩ mʋ.A child who cries too much without any cause is called "osupʋ".3.5.1.8.5Complain
oswie1osʷíe(L)n.side of faceBɛtɩn oyin amʋ timbi mʋ oswie.They incised tribal marks on the man's cheek.cfmpiecheek2.1.1Head
oswie2osʷie(H) pl.nswien.scaly anteater; tree pangolinPhataginus tricuspisNɛmɛntɩ oswie ánɩ́ ɔmɔkʋ wu, nɔpʋ mʋ ba woyitɔ, tsufɛ ɔtamadun. I came across a pangolin that had not died and brought it back to the house because he does not bite.1.6.1.1.6Anteater, aardvark
otebiotebiʔdial. var.etebiSpl.ntebin.ankleƆlɔ dɩn oyin ɔkʋ otebisʋ, mʋ́sʋ ɔlɔwa ntʋkʋta a, omenya anatɩlɛ.A certain man has a sore on his ankle, he put on shoes and could not walk well.2.1.3.2Leg
oteduoteduʔ comp. ofɩtɛ2 1odu2n.the tail of a birdBatɛ amʋ otedu labla dʋbɩ, sʋ tsitsii mʋ́, mɛnɩ ɔbɔ́wa akɩlɛ. The chicken's tail is too thick. So, pull some of it out so that he will become beautiful.Akoo otedu lɛpɛ ɩbʋ akɩlɛ.The tail of a parrot is red and beautiful.1.6.2.1Parts of a bird
otintɔotĩntɔ(H) pl.ntinn.clan; neighbourhoodAnɩ otintɔ aha ɔbɔ́yɔ agyʋma ndɛ, sʋ anɩmɔ́ɔyɔ ndɔ. Our clan has communal labour today, so we will not go to farm.cfosunclan4.1.9.8Family, clan
otobonotobõʔ(H)n.ant with a very bad smellPaltothyreus tarsatuscfɔtɔntrɔbwɩant1.6.1.7Insect
otonklootóŋklópl.ntonklon.tobaccoOtonklo nun maalɛ, tsufɛ ɩtɛha ɩlɔ.Smoking tobacco is not good because it causes sickness.6.2.1.5.2Growing tobacco5.2.4Tobacco
otrohweotróhweʔ(H)n.wheatOtrohwe nfuo bʋtɔpʋ bwɛ bodobodo.They use wheat flour to make bread.5.2.3.1.1Food from seeds1.5.3Grass, herb, vine6.2.1.1.2Growing wheat
otseot͡sépl.ntsen.cocoyam bulb which is used for plantingBʋtɔbɔ́ɩ mankani otse da mʋ́, tamɛ nɩ fetsii swie a, ɩtɔwa ɔsa wɩ dʋn mʋ́a babɔɩ mʋ́ da amʋ.They split cocoyam bulb to plant, but when you uproot the young ones and plant them, they grow faster than the split ones.5.2.3.1.5Food from roots6.2.1.2Growing roots1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
otsiot͡siʔpl.ntsin.a certain thick and strong vineOtsi gyi ɩfla kʋa tomoni. Nkɛtɩ fabɔbɔɩ mʋ́tɔ asa fɛ́talɩ pʋ klɩ atɔ. Ɩtɔwa swɩ dʋ klɛɩ dɩnka nyisʋ. Mʋ́ ɔfɛ amʋ ɛ bʋ alɛ ha ɩdɩn lʋ.This is a kind of vine that grows very thick. It is necessary to split it before you use it to tie things. It is long and climbs on trees. It's rope is also good for weaving mats.1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
otsiakpa1ot͡siák͡pá(H)n.sitting placeTsia mɩ otsiakpa.Take my place, (stand in for me.)7.1.2Sit
otsiakpa2ot͡siák͡pan.where a marriage is taking place2.6.1Marriage
otsibiot͡sibipl.atsibider. ofɔtsɩ-bin.girlcfɔyasubiyoung manobitebiyoung woman2.6.5.2Woman2.6.4.3Youth
otsinot͡sĩ́ʔ pl.ntsinn.vein; artery; blood vesselsNokun mɩ bɩ atɔ a, saa lɛka otsin. I cut my hand and unexpectedly cut a blood vessel.2.1.8.1Heart2.2.5Bleed, blood
otsitsieot͡ʃít͡ʃíéʔSdial. var. ofokikielake fish
otsobiot͡sobíʔpl.ntsobin.narrow hoe with no bend used for digging holesGbede dɛ otsobi amʋ ɔnɔ daɩ.The blacksmith is hammering the hoe blade (to sharpen it).Mɩ otsobi amʋ ɔnɔ lawu. Nɔpʋya abʋdaɩ mʋ́ ɔnɔ ha mɩ.My hoe's edge has become dull. I will take it there that they should hammer it's edge for me.6.2.8Agricultural tool6.7.1.2Digging tool7.8.6Dig
otsontsobiot͡sont͡sóbin.clitoris2.1.8.4Female organs
otsrimot͡srimn.fine clothing5.3.4Clothes for special occasions6.6.1.1Cloth
otsubunɔot͡subúnɔpl.ntsubunɔcomp. ofntsu 2ɔnɔ 5n.beach; river's edgeAnɩ ntsusʋ yibi amʋ lalɩɩ otsubunɔ nʋ.Our ship has landed at the beach.1.3.1.3River1.3.1.5Island, shore