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plastaplástaFrom:Engplastern.bandageIgye nɛmaɩn plasta amʋ a, ɔlɔ amʋ lata.Yesterday I removed the bandage, the sore has finished.2.5.7.2Medicine
plebiplébîʔ pl.aplebin.1scarMɩa oyin anfɩ anɩlɔkɔ, sʋ nɛdɩnka mʋ plebi.This man and I we fought so I scarred him.Plebi dɩn mɩ owunfinsʋ ansɩtɔ.There is a scar on my forehead.2.1.4Skin7.9.1Damage2to mark something in order to recognize itOyin amʋ lɛha mʋ ɔbwɩ amʋ plebi, mɛnɩ owun mʋ a, ɔbɛ́bɩ mʋ. The man has marked his animal so that should he see it he will know it.cfhɩɛ nsʋ 1notice7.7.7Mark6.3.1Domesticated animal
pleipléí v.1to playNyebi amʋ bʋdeplei mmua nʋ. The children are playing behind the house there.Plei dɛsɔ a, owí dɛ nkudasɩfɔ.Because of play the sun has set on those who have to return to their villages.cfpleiadandle3.4.1.1.1Enjoy doing something4.2.7Play, fun4.2.2.3Celebratecomp.pleiadandleder.opleibaplaymate2to make musicApleipʋ amʋ bʋdeplei olitɔ nʋ. The dance groups are playing at the funeral there.3to not be serious3.1.2.3AttentionIdiom:plei Xtɔnot take seriouslyph. v.plei Xsʋbe rude
plei Xsʋph. v. ofplei 3-sʋ 1v.to be rude to someoneKofi ladan dʋn fʋ, sʋ maplei.Kofi is older than you so don't be rude to him.4.3.7.1Impolite
plei Xtɔid. ofplei 3-tɔ 2v.to underestimate someone or somethingƆtɔwa ɔsa nya ɔblɔ. Maplei.He gets angry quickly. Don't underestimate him.3.1.2.3Attention
pleiapléíáʔ(L) comp. ofplei 1-a2v.to dandle an infantKebi amʋ desu; sʋ mʋ pio bepleia mʋ. The child was crying, so his sibling cane and dandled him.Deyi mʋ́a kɩaɩ amʋ́nyɔ bʋ aba pleia.The monkey and the dog are playing with each other.cfplei 1play2.6.4.1.1Care for a baby4.2.7Play, fun
plɛnplɛnplɛ̃plɛ̃ʔ adj.flame part of a fire5.5Fireder.plɛnplɛnplɛnplɛnflamecomp.ogya plɛnplɛnflameder.plɛnplɛnbisparks
plɛnplɛnbiplɛ̃plɛ̃bi(H)der. ofplɛnplɛn-bin.sparksKɩ alɩa ogya plɛnplɛnbi ɩtɛtalɩ wa ɩpʋ yile ogya.See how a spark can set fire to a big forest.5.5.5What fires produce
plɛnplɛnplɛnplɛnplɛ̃plɛ̃plɛ̃plɛ̃ʔʔder. ofplɛnplɛnREDUP1adj.to flame high5.5.5What fires produce
plɩplɪ́ʔ v.to be smoothOyi amʋ ɩwɩ laplɩ. This wood is become smooth.8.3.2Texture8.3.2.1Smoothder.plɩplɩplɩ1very smooth
plɩplɩplɩ1plɪ́plɪ́plɪ́der. ofplɩREDUP2adj.very smoothIgyo ɩwɩ gyi plɩplɩplɩ; Imi bʋ faasɩ mʋ́ ɩwɩ. Some yams are very smooth; But, water yams are hairy.Oyi amʋ ɩwɩ gyi plɩplɩplɩ. The wood is very smooth.8.3.2Texture
plɩplɩplɩ2plɪplɪplɪadv.completely9.3.2Completely
plɔplɔ́ v.to become rottenIye amʋ laplɔ wa anyambi. The meat has gotten rotten and has maggots.cfyinta1spoil8.3.7.8Decayder.plɔhɛrotten
plɔhɛder. ofplɔ-hɛadj.having rotted8.3.7.8Decay
po adv.evenNɩ fɔyɔ po, fʋmɔ́tʋ mʋ, tsufɛ ɔma ɩnʋ. Even if you go, you will not meet him, because he is not there.9.4.8Adverbial clauses
polipoli n.a certain tree used to make bark cloth in the olden daysAtɩtɩfɔ bʋtɛda poli afwɩ bwɛ ɔdanta pʋ́ ɔsan. The olden times people used to beat poli bark to make loincloths and towels.1.5.1Tree1.5.5Parts of a plant6.6.1.1Cloth
posogloposoglo(L)pl.aposoglon.kind of waspOrder:Hymenoptera1.6.1.7Insect
potofipotofi(H) pl.apotofin.quail (francolin?) with red beak and legs in the forestPternistis ahantensis ??Potofi gyi pututɔ batɛ. Mʋ ɔnɔ pʋ́ mʋ ayabi lɛpɛ dʋn ofwi klɛ. Potofi is a bush chicken. It's beak and its legs are redder than those of ofwi..1.6.1.2Bird
pɔ́ʔ v.suffer from torpor from eating the wrong food or eating foodFegyi apondo nyankɩ fɔ́pɔ. If you eat leftover fufu in the morning, you will be lethargic.2.4.2Weakder.pɔpɔsoothe
pɔɩpɔ́ɪ́n.germinate6.2.1.1Growing grain1.5.6Growth of plants
pɔn1pɔ̃ʔ(L) v.1to become weakMɩ bi lɔpɔn, sʋ mʋ aba bʋtɛda mʋ. My son is weak, so his mates always hit him.cfɩpɔnwɔɩ2loosen8.3.6.5Soft, flimsy2.4.2Weakcomp.owi lapɔnlate afternoon2to become softMango amʋ lapɛ, pɔn, wa agyilɛ. The mango has become ripe and soft and good to eat.8.3.6.5Soft, flimsy3to slacken a ropeAlapɔn ɔfɛ amʋtɔ, sʋ aha banyankɩ tsʋn mʋ́sʋ. He slackened the rope; people have crossed over it.pɔnsoftened8.2.7.2Loose
pɔntɔpɔ̃ntɔ(H) pl.apɔntɔn.1shade tree, usually a fig tree1.5.1Tree2.4.5Rest8.3.3.2.1Shadow2figuratively, a chief or elderBrɛ ánɩ́ kɛlɩ lopuli a, ahandɛ bɛɛ bódunka pɔntɔ ka beyi. Ndɛ a, banya pɔntɔ pɔpwɛ ka. The time that the silk cotton tree uprooted, the elders said they should look for a shade tree to cut and plant. Today they have cut a new shade tree.4.5.1Person in authority4.6.1Ruler
pɔɔnpɔ̃ː From:Akanpɔɔnv.to close a meetingSukuufɔ abi amʋ bapɔɔn sukuu. The school children have closed from school.Anɩ tɔpɔɔn agyumatɔ dɔnatɔ.We closed from work at four o'clock.7.5.1.1Separate, scatter
pɔɔnʋpɔ̃̂ːnʊFrom:Engpoundn.a pound; colonial currency; two cedisTɩtɩ brɛ amʋ a, anɩ anain betsia pʋ pɔɔnʋ hɔ atɔ, tamɛ ndɛ mʋ́ a, sidi anɩdɛpʋ hɔ atɔ.In the olden days our grandfathers used pounds to buy things, but today we are using cedis to buy things.6.8.6.1Monetary units
pɔplɔtɩpɔplɔtɪ(H)n.broad leafed grass that resembles milletPɔplɔtɩ igyi dimbisʋ ɩfa fʋahɛ, tamɛ ɩtamalɩɩ dʋn ofi. Mʋ́ atɛ lɛtɛɩ, ɩtɛhɩɛ hɔ obetsu.This broad leafed grass is a tall grass, but it doesn't live more than a year. Its leaves are wide, it catches a lot of dew.1.5.3Grass, herb, vine