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sʋramasʊramápl.asʋraman.wasp that make paper nest, social waspFamily: VespidaeAsʋrama bʋtekle atɔ debidebi, mʋ́sʋ bʋtetsia nta futututɔ.Wasps like sweet things that is why they stay around palm wine.1.6.1.7Insect
sʋrasʋrasʊrásʊráder. ofsʋra1REDUP2v.to sting very muchƆkpan odun fʋ a, ɩtɔhɔ ɔsɩn; ɩtɔ sʋrasʋra wa.If an ɔkpan ant bites you it brings pain, it stings a lot.2.5.6.1Pain
sʋsʋpʋ1sʊsʊ́pʊpl.asʋsʋpʋder. ofɔsʋsʋ 1ɔ- -pʋadj.upper one8.5.2.4Up
sʋsʋpʋ2sʊsʊ́pʊn.convulsionSʋsʋpʋ lakɩta kebi amʋ. Convulsion has grabbed the child.The child is having a convulsion.2.5.6.1Pain7.1.9Move a part of the body2.5.6Symptom of disease
sʋtasʊtav.to hold something over or above somethingƖka igyi dimbisʋ ɩfa kʋ ánɩ́ tamakɔsɩ wu. Bʋtɛtalɩ pʋ sʋta igyo. Mʋ́ bʋtɔpʋ da ekeyi nɩ.Elephant grass is a type of grass that does not die quickly. They can use it to stake yams. It is also used as a staff for questioning a corpse.8.5.1.3.1Above
sʋta Xsʋph. v. ofsʋta5-1-1-2 2-sʋ 1v.to hold something over somethingƆbɔ́pʋ abatɛ anyɔ amʋ sʋta onuwe amʋ. He will hold the chickens over the drinking calabash.7.3.4.4Hold
sʋta5-1-1-2sʊta v.1to catch a liquid, as in catch rain water, or oil in an oil changeNɩ nyankpʋ de tswie a, anɩtɔsʋta nyankpʋ ntsu wa ɔlɔ́tɔ. When it is raining, we catch rain water and put into a pot.7.3.1.2Catch2to slaughter an animalBasʋta kufa amʋ.The sheep is slaughtered.6.3.4Butcher, slaughter6.3.1Domesticated animalph. v.sʋta Xsʋhold over
sʋtinsʊtĩ́ʔn.deaf person2.5.4.3Deaf
swɛsʷɛ̂ʔ interj.exclamation used to chase away fowlsSwɛ!Shoo!Gya batɛ amʋ fɛɛ "Swɛ!" Afʋ gya kpala amʋ fɛɛ "Kai!" Shoo the chicken by saying "Swɛ!" You should shoo the goat by saying "Kai!".cfkaiShoo!6.4.6Things done to animals3.5.1Say7.3.3.4Chase away
swie1sʷieʔ(L) v.to plant or transplant, as in plantain, bananas, cassava, nursed plantsNaswie blɔdɩ pʋ́ agbodi. Netsii mɩ atɔ bunhɛ amʋ ɛ swie. I have planted plantain and cassava. I will uproot my covered things also and plant them.6.2.3Plant a field
swie2sʷie(L) v.to bear fruitƆbɛ amʋ laswie. The oil palm tree has born fruit.Nɩ oyi swie a, mʋ́ abi fɔpʋ bɩ mʋ́. When a tree bears fruit, its seed you will take and know it.Kankaba oyi mɛ́ɛtalɩ swie paya abi.The orange tree cannot bear avocado fruit.6.2.5.4Plant product1.5.6Growth of plants
swɩ1contraction ofɩswɩheight
swɩ2sʷɪ́ v.to be long or tallAgode oyi bʋ swɩ dʋn baflɛ oyi. cfɩswɩ 1height; length8.2.2Long
swɩɩsʷɪ̌ː v.1to lower something from someone's headMɩ atɔsʋrahɛ bʋ odwiin dʋbɩ. Ba bɔswɩɩ mɩ.My load is very heavy. Come unload it for me.cf1 4take7.2.2.5Move down4.4.4.7Relief2to remove from a cooking fireAtɔ amʋ lablɩ sʋ swɩɩ mʋ́ ha mɩ. The things have become hot so remove them from the fire for me.5.2.1.1Cooking methods3to grab or seize something by forceMaswɩɩ nyebi amʋ atogyi. Don't take the children's things from them and eat them.7.3.3.1Take something from somewhere4to lodge overnightƆkʋ dɛtsʋn ɔyɔ Krachi, owí lata wa mʋ nfɩ sʋ, alaswɩɩ mɩ. Someone is passing through to Kete Krachi. The sun has finished (nightfall came) on him here so he has stayed overnight with me.4.2.1.4.2Show hospitality7.2.4Travel5to deny falsely3.5.2.4Admit3.5.1.3.2Tell a lie
swɩtɔder. ofɩswɩ 2-tɔ 2n.height; lengthAmʋ́ swɩtɔ gyi kɛkɛ.They are the same height.8.2.2Long