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pɔpɔpɔpɔder. ofv.to soothe someone3.4.1.2.2Calm2.6.4.1.1Care for a baby
pɔpwɛpɔ́pʷɛʔ(L) pl.apɔpwɛadj.newFenya pɔpwɛ a, dada labwɛ fʋ nwunasʋ okpokployi. When you get a second wife you don't value the first.If you get new, you use the old for toilet maize cob.Atɔ pɔpwɛ bʋ akɩlɛ. New things are good to look at.Antdadaold8.4.6.5.3Newcomp.Bulu Ntam PɔpwɛNew Testament
pɔsɩɩpɔsɪː adj.very wetNyankpʋ lada mʋ. Alafɔ pɔsɩɩ. It rained on him. He was sopping wet.1.3.3Wet
prɛntʋaprɛntʊa(H) pl.aprɛntʋan.glass bottleBʋtamapʋ ansibi anyɔ kɩ prɛntʋatɔ. They don't use two eyes to look into a bottle.Fʋmɛ́ɛtalɩ dunka ntobi anyɔ ɔtsawʋlɛ.You will not be able to look for two things at once.Tsɛɩ nfɔ amʋ lɛ prɛntʋa amʋtɔ. Pour the oil out of the bottle.6.6.2.5Working with glass6.7.7Container
prɛtɩprɛ́tɪn.we eat inside plate5.2.2.8Eating utensil
prɩprɪ̂ʔ From:Akanprɩv.struggle to possess somethingPrɩ afʋgyisʋ. Struggle to win.Maprɩ ɔyɩtɔ atɔ tsufɛ fówu si mʋ́ fɛ́ɛ́. Don't struggle for worldly possessions because you will die and leave them all.6.1.2.3.2Work hard4.8.2Fight
prʋnprʊ̃ʔv.to strip seeds from the head of grain7.3.4.5Actions of the hand7.5.2.4Remove, take apart6.2.5Harvest
pu1púʔ(H) v.to show displeasure on the face; to frown; to poutAsʋn amʋ mɔwa oyin amʋ ɔdwɛ sʋ alapu. The matter didn't please the man so he has shown displeasure.3.5.6.3Facial expression3.2.5.9Approve of something
pu2púʔ v.grow mouldƆmɛda oputsu amʋ ogya sʋ lapu. She didn't put the soup on the fire (to keep it overnight) so it got mouldy.1.5.4Moss, fungus, algae
pulapúlá v.1buryBopula fuli amʋ. They buried the body.Nɩ ɔha owu a, anɩtopula mʋ, la mʋ oli. When someone dies we bury him and prepare his funeral.2.6.6.5Buryder.opulakpacemeteryopulapʋburier2to be under the groundKwi agbodi amʋ pula mɛnɩ ɩmóokun okude. Dig the cassava and bury it so that it will not spoil.Gyongyo kpɔnkpɔntɩ ɔkʋ lopula mɩ ɔlɔ́ asɩ odesu.A big toad is buried (half in the dirt) at the foot of my pot. He is croaking.7.8.6Dig
pulipúlí v.1to uproot a plantOlotsu ɔtɩ puli ɩfa mʋ́a mʋ́ nlin wa blawunutɔ. He took a hoe and uprooted some grass with its roots and put it in a makeshift basket.Ɔdɔtɔpʋ ɔkʋ lapuli oyi mʋ́a mʋ́ nlin fɛ́ɛ́ mʋ ndɔtɔ, mɛnɩ ɩmɛ́ɛtra pɔɩ tsufɛ oyi amʋ ma alɛ.A certain farmer has uprooted a tree with all the roots so that it will not sprout again because the tree is not good.cfpupuliplough7.3.2.7Take something out of something6.2.1.2Growing roots6.2.4.2Uproot plantscomp.ɩwɩtɔ pulinauseader.pupuliplough2to die, said of a large tree as metaphor for the death of a notable personNɩ kɛlɩ puli a, baflɛ tɔkɔkwɛ mʋ́ asɩ. When great man dies lesser men will spring up.When a silk cotton tree uproots, pawpaw trees grow up around it.2.6.6Die3to harvest food that bears fruit undergroundIgyo atɛ amʋ lawu sʋ bʋdɛ igyo amʋ puli. The leaves of the yam have died so they are harvesting it.Mɩ kɩtɩba lawɩ. Noyopuli mʋ́.My groundnuts have born fruit. I'm going to go harvest them.6.2.1.2Growing roots6.2.5Harvestunspec. comp. formatopulibɩharvest time
punpũʔv.to draw a large amount of water from a water sourcecfsa1draw6.6.7.2Conveying water1.3.1.4Spring, well
punicontraction ofopuni1womb; intestines
punyapúɲá v.to swellOwu lawɔ mʋ yabi, sʋ ɩlapunya. He has a thorn in his foot/leg, so it has swollen up.Awʋnsa basʋra mɩ ɩbɩ sʋ lapunya. Bees have stung my arm so it has swollen up.2.5.6.3Swell
pupupupu v.to mash yam, cocoyam, or plantain with oilBapupu igyo ha nyebi amʋ. They have mashed yam with oil for the children.Igyo pupuhɛ bʋ ɔdwɛ.Mashed yam with oil is sweet.cfnyɔmbamashed yam5.2.1.2Steps in food preparation
pupulipupulider. ofpuli 1REDUP1v.work up land before plantingƆdɔtɔpʋ amʋ lopupuli mʋ ndɔtɔ asa olodu atɔ, mɛnɩ ɩfa mɛ́ɛhan mʋ.The man ploughed his farm before he planted his crops in order that he will not be disturbed by weeds.Katapila ɔkanpʋ amʋ lapupuli ɔtsɩ amʋ ndɔ amʋ wanklaan ha mʋ.The tractor operator has ploughed the woman's farm for her nicely.cfpuli 1uproot6.2.1.1Growing grain
putapútá v.1to come in close contactMmotsu bɛnsɩ sʋ a, nɛlata atɔ amʋ puta. I didn't bring a head pan so I carried the things in my arms.Igye ɔlɛlata kebi amʋ puta.He embraced the child yesterday.cflata2embrace7.3.4.4Hold4.1.8Show affection2to rely on someoneOtoputa mɩ. He always leans on me,He always comes to me for what he needs.Bʋtoputa mɩ. They rely on me.7.1.6Lean4.3.5.3Reliable3to crawl on someoneNtɔntrɔbwɩ bʋ gyi mbwɩ ánɩ́ bʋtamadun, mboun bʋtoputa aha.Ntɔntrɔbwɩ are animals that don't bite but crawl all over people.1.6.4.1Animal movement7.2.1.1Walk4to crowd around someone4.2.1.7Crowd, group
putuputuʔ n.bushMbwɩ bʋtekle pututɔ tsia. Animals like to live in the bush.Ɔyasubi amʋ ɔyɔ pututɔ.The young man is going to the bush.cfɩpʋ1forest1.2.1.6Forest, grassland, desertcomp.pututɔ ɔbwɩanimal
putuputupútúpútúadj.small pieceMankani ánɩ́ igyi putuputu, fʋmɛ́ɛtalɩ sire mʋ́ a, bʋtɛnɩna mʋ́ afwɩtɔ. Mʋ́ gyi akaʋ nɩ.Cocoyam that is too small to peel, they boil it in its skin. This is akaʋ.cfkusubismall8.2.1Small
pututɔ ɔbwɩcomp. ofputu-tɔ 2ɔbwɩn.a wild animal1.6.1Types of animals
1pʊ́ʔ(H) v.1take / conveypʋ yatake it awaypʋ sɩsɩsend something to someone7.3.3Take somewherecomp.pʋ ɔkpatravel (short)Idiom:lowu lɔpʋ mʋdieph. v.pʋ dadippʋ framixpʋ fulisell on creditpʋ ɩbɩ datouchpʋ ɩla gyido evil topʋ tsɩaadd2to use somethingƖtswɛ bʋtɔ kɔ. A fist is used for fighting.Ɔkɔntɩ pʋ́ krantɩɛ anɩtɔ dɔ. Ɩtɛha ɩdɔ amʋ tɛpɩn.We use a wooden crook and a cutlass to weed. It make weeding smooth.Bʋtɔ agbodi bwɛ atogyihɛ tsɔtsɔɔtsɔ.They use cassava to make many foods.Bʋtɔ agbodi pʋ́ mankani wɔ fufu.They take cassava and cocoyam to pound fufu.6.7Tool6.1.2.2Use
2contraction ofɩpʋ1forestɩpʋ2group
3-pʊ / -pʊ́contraction ofɔ- -pʋAGENT
pʋ́pʊ́ cnj.and; used to join two dissimilar thingsAlapʋ nta pʋ́ ntsu ɔya ndɔ. He has taken palm wine and water to the farm.cf-a1and9.6.1.1And, also
pʋ daph. v. of1 1da1 2v.to dip something in a liquid7.3.2.6Put in1.3.4Be in water