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seseiséséíder. ofREDUP2seitime1immediately; right nowS2nowNNefi agyuma amʋ asɩ sesei. I will start the work now.8.4.6.3.1Now
seseseisésésé́íNder. ofREDUP2REDUP2seitimeimmediately; right now8.4.6.3.1Now
1v.to hit with a slapNɩ atsɩ bʋdɛkɔ a, bʋtɛsɛ aba aba.When women fight, they slap each other.Sɛ mʋ aba.Slap him.4.8.2Fight7.7.1Hit
2sɛ̂ʔ(L) adv.very muchƆlɔmɔsɩ sɛ. He laughed hard.Oyin amʋ bʋalɛ sɛ. The man is very good.8.1.3.1Many, much
3sɛ́ʔv.to dry out1.3.3.1Dryder.ɔsɛkpadry place
sɛbɛsɛ́bɛ pl.asɛbɛAkansɛbɛamuletn.amulet made by MuslimsAsumafɔ akʋ bʋtɔwa sɛbɛ. Some juju practitioners wear amulets.Mʋ asɛbɛ amʋ ɔma o, bada mʋ.With all his amulets, he has been beaten.4.9.7.3Islam4.9.8Religious things
sɛmsɛmn.roof6.5.2.2Roof
sɛsɛ1sɛsɛʔ v.ringworm infectionSɛsɛ labwɛ kebi amʋ nwuntɔ. The child has ringworm on his head.cfbwɛ 3afflict2.5.2.2Skin disease
sɛsɛ2adj.a time reckoned from now8.4.5Relative time
si1síʔ(H) v.1to stopSi bwɛ!Stop doing that!8.4.6.1.2Stop somethingph. v.si lɩɩsi tsia2to leaveNasrɩ si mʋ wa nʋ. I have run away and left him there.Si kpada ɩnʋ.Drop it down there.7.2.3.3Leaveph. v.si kieforgivesi X yaɩomit 3to accompany part waysi fʋ ɔkpa.I will see you off.Nasi fʋ fʋn nfɩ.I've accompanied you to here (and you should go on alone).7.2.5Accompanycomp.si X ɔkpaaccompany partway
si2síʔ(H) v.to strike something precisely or in a single locationAlapʋ ɩbɩ si mʋ kantɔ. He tapped his chest. (A gesture or pride and boasting of strength). It is done with the fingertips and thumb gathered together.Si ɔdatobi amʋ wa oyi amʋtɔ.Hit the nail into the wood.Aprɛntʋa pʋ si nwuntɔ bwie a, aplanla igyi.Breaking a bottle against your head is an activity that can wound you.cfda1 1hit7.7.2Aim at a target7.7.1Hit
si3síʔ(H)v.to put on loin cloth (men)Atsɩ bʋtefio ɔtatibi; ayin ɛ bʋtesi ɔdanta.Women put on (fio) loin cloths (ɔtatibi) and men put on (si) loin cloths (ɔdanta).cfɔdanta2loinclothfiogird5.3.4Clothes for special occasions5.3.1Men's clothing
si kiesi kiéph. v. ofsi1 2kiev.1to forgive someoneSi asʋn kie fʋ aba, mɛnɩ Bulu obési fʋklɛ kie fʋ.Forgive your neighbour's case so that God will forgive yours.Si mʋ́ kie mʋ. forgive him of it.Nɩ nafʋm fʋ a, kokoli sikie mɩ.If I have offended you please forgive me.4.8.4.7Forgive2to aquit someone at courtOyin amʋ lɛka ɩwɩ lɛ asʋn ogyikpa ɩnʋ, mʋ́sʋ besi mʋ ɩwɩ kie mʋ.The man defended himself in the court and therefore he was set free.
si lɩɩph. v. ofsi1 1lɩɩ 2v.to delay proceeding with something
si tsiaph. v. ofsi1 1tsia2 2v.to delay acting on something
si X ɔkpacomp. ofsi1 3ɔkpa 1v.1to accompany someone partway as they go; see someone off7.2.5Accompany7.4.5.1Leave somethingIdiom:yesi ayabi ɔkpadefecate2to execute someone
si X yaɩph. v. ofsi1 2yaɩ 4v.1to spare someone8.1.7.4Remain, remainder2to omit someone, to leave someone out7.4.5.1Leave something3to leave something behind
sia1siáv.to insult someoneAbasia ma alɛ. Insulting each otherr is bad.3.5.1.8.2Insultder.isiabiinsult
sia2síá contraction ofosiain-law
sia3siaʔ(L)contraction ofisianest
Siasiápropn.Main land god of NkonyaBʋtɔtswɛ Nana Sia Ɩpwɛ.The worship Nana Sia on Ɩpwɛ (traditional Sabbath).4.9.2Supernatural being4.9.7.7Animism
siabisiabí (H) contraction ofisiabiinsultder. ofsia1-bi
siadɩɛsiadɪɛFrom:Akansiadɩɛn.valuable items, particularly those that have been hiddenSiadɩɛ gyi fɛ sika fututu, atanibi sika atɔ, sika pɛpɛ, abuto wʋlɩhɛ.Treasure is like silver, cowries, gold, old beads.Siadɩɛ gyi agyapadɩɛ ánɩ́ bɛtɛnya yaɩ.Treasure is valuable possessions they down for safe-keeping.Ɩkʋ a, akʋ bʋtɔpʋ ŋaɩn pututɔ, ɔsʋlʋtɔ, nɩ ɔkʋ ɔnɛntɩ mʋ́ a, labwɛ mʋ siadɩɛ.Some people hide theirs in the bush or ground. If someone unexpectedly finds it, it is treasure for him.6.8.6Money
sian1sĩã(H)v.1to hang somethingIgye mɩ atadɩɛ lesian ɔfɛsʋ. Ndɛ nasɩɛɩ mʋ́.Yesterday my shirt was hanging on the line. Today I've taken it down.Agyagya bʋtesian oyitɔ. Bats hang in trees.7.3.2.4.1Hangph. v.kpa sianfall and hang2to dangleSi ɩbɩ sian. Let your hand hang.3to execute someone by hangingFɔmɔ ɔha a, Aban obésian fʋ. If you kill someone the government will hang you.4.7.7.4Execute
sian2sĩã(H) v.to remain as a leftoverOyin amʋ lagyi atɔ amʋ sian. The man has eaten the leftovers.Tsu atɔ sianhɛ amʋ afʋwa mʋ́ ogya.Take the leftovers and burn them.8.1.7.4Remain, remainder