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tin1tĩʔ(L) v.1plug or close off an openingPʋ ɩbɩ tin asʋ. Plug your ears with your hands.Ɔdɔtɔpʋ amʋ lowun ánɩ́ kpasi bʋ ɔbɔ amʋtɔ sʋ oletin mʋ́ mɛnɩ ɔmɛ́ɛdalɩ.The farmer realised that there was a rat in the hole and he closed it so that it would not get out.Ɔkpasʋ agyʋma ayɔpʋ amʋ batin ɔkpa tsufɛ bʋdɛ agyʋma yɔ ɔkpa amʋsʋ.The road workers have blocked the road because they are working on the road.7.3.6.2Block, dam upcomp.isutin1deafph. v.ka X itinrebuke2to stick into somethingOwu amʋ tin ɩnʋ a, pio mʋ́ lɛ. The thorn has stuck into there so pull it out.
tin2tĩ(H)contraction ofitinshortened
tin ansɩtɪ̃ ansɪ́comp. oftɩn2 3ansɩ 1v.to be cleverƖlatɩnansɩ. It has made me clever.3.2.1.3Intelligent
tinsatínsaʔ v.to sneezeAlawa asɩra odetinsa. He has taken snuff and is sneezing.2.2.2Cough, sneeze
tintitintí dem.immediately besideBrɛ ánɩ́ anɩleyi opian ayɔ a, oyin anfɩ na mɩ tinti. When we made a line and were going, this man walked beside me.8.5.1.2Beside
titiritiititiritiː adj.numbBawɛn mʋ atɔ dʋbɩ sʋ mʋ ɔyɩlʋ labwɛ titiritii. They beat him too much so his skin has become numb.2.3.5Sense of touch2.5.6.1Pain
titriutitriu adj.especiallyNtekle fufu, titriu mʋ́a abɛ aputsu. I like fufu especially with palm nut soup.Sukuufɔ abi bʋbʋ akɩlɛ, titriu amʋ́ ayinbi.The school children are nice to look at, especially the boys.Nɛha mlɩ fɛ́ɛ́ itsia titriu nyebi amʋ. My greetings to all of you, especially the children.9.6.3.6Markers of focus
tɪ́ v.to call someoneTɩ oyin amʋ ha mɩ. Call the man for me.Osunapʋ amʋ lɛtɩ sukuufɔ abi amʋ fɛ́ɛ́ ada kɩ amʋ́tɔ odua mɛba. The teacher called all the school children's names to see who didn't come.3.5.1.4.1Call
tɩatɪ́á(H) v.1to lay in a hole or containerƖwɔ kpɔnkpɔntɩ ɔkʋ tɩa ɔbɔ amʋtɔ. A certain big snake is lying in the hole.Ntsu latɩatɩa ɔkpatɔ, sʋ mʋ́ sʋ ma atsʋnlɛ. Water has lain in the road (in the potholes) so it is not good for travelling on.8.5Locationph. v.kpa tɩagatherwɔɩ tɩaflop down2to place something in a hole or containerKwi ɔbɔ afʋpʋ ɔlɔ́ amʋ tɩa mʋ́tɔ mɛnɩ ɩmóosunki da. You should dig a hole and stand the pot in it so that it won't fall over.8.5Location
tɩkpɔtɪk͡pɔ́n.immunization needleNyebi tɩkpɔtɩn ɩbʋ alɛ, tsufɛ ɩtetɩn ɩlɔ tsɔtsɔɔtsɔ ɔkpa.Immunization for children is good, because it prevents a lot of diseases.2.5.7.2Medicine
tɩn1tɪ̃ʔ v.1to cut off the top or most valuable part7.8.3Cut7.5.2.4Remove, take apartcomp.tɩn nyɔpʋweantɩn ɔhabeheadtɩn ɔnɔexcuseph. v.tɩn ketecircumcisetɩn wudie early2to harvest bananas, plantain or palm nutsFɔyɔ ndɔtɔ a, tɩn kwadu ba mɩ. When you go to farm, harvest some bananas for me.6.2.5Harvestcomp.tɩnbɩharvest time3to happen suddenly8.4.8.3Suddenph. v.tɩn dacollapsetɩn lalafall face up
tɩn2tɪ̃ʔ v.1to be clearNsaɩntɔ latɩn. The weather has cleared.Nyankpʋ onya bila a, lasa ɔbɛɛ, ɔkɛ obéyi obu. Tamɛ nyankpʋ amʋ onya tɩn a, alatan mʋ́ sʋ. When rain threatens the vulture says, tomorrow he will build a house. But when the rain stops he has forgotten.1.1.3Weather2to be pure7.5.3.1Pure, unmixed3to be obvious3.2.3.1Known, unknown3.2.4.2Understandablecomp.tin ansɩclevertɩn adɛndɛstand alone4to be understandableMʋ Nkonya ɔblɩ mɛtɩn. His Nkonya speech is not clear.He doesn't speak good Nkonya.Ɩlatɩn mɩ ansi. I have come to see the matter clearly.3.2.4.2Understandable3.5.1.1.7Speak well
tɩn adɛndɛtɪ̃ adɛndɛ(H)comp. oftɩn2 3v.stand without support; stand aloneKwame dɛ adɛndɛ tɩn.Kwame is standing alone.Fatɩn adɛndɛ.You are carrying without holding your load.7.1.1Stand7.3.4.6Support
tɩn datɪ̃ʔ daph. v. oftɩn1 3da4 1v.to collapse; to fall down suddenly8.4.8.3Sudden7.2.2.5.1Fall
tɩn ketetɪ̃ ketéph. v. oftɩn1 1ketev.to circumcise someone5.4.6.1Circumcision
tɩn lalaph. v. oftɩn1 3lala1 2v.to fall suddenly face-up7.2.2.5.1Fall8.5.2.4Up
tɩn nyɔpʋcomp. oftɩn1 1nyɔpʋ1v.to stop suckling2.1.8.4Female organs2.6.4.1.1Care for a baby
tɩn ɔhacomp. oftɩn1 1ɔhav.to behead a person2.6.6.1Kill4.7.7.4Execute2.1.1Head
tɩn ɔnɔcomp. oftɩn1 1ɔnɔ 6v.to make a false excuseƆplɔɩ bʋtɔpʋ tɩn ɔnɔ wɩ nyambi.They take rotten meat to stop protests, eat maggots.Mmekle a nɔ́yɔ agyʋma amʋ. Ndekle a nɔ́yɔ ndɔtɔ sʋ napina pʋ sumbi amʋ tɩn ɔnɔ yɔ ndɔtɔ.I don't want to go to the communal labour. I want to go the farm so I pretended to have an errand to make an excuse to go to the farm.Mapʋ kebi amʋ tɩn ɔnɔ, ba ayɔ.Don't use your child as a false excuse, let's go.4.3.5.5Deceive4.7.5.4Defend against accusation
tɩn wutɪ̃ʔ wúph. v. oftɩn1 1wu 1v.to die unexpectedly2.6.6Die8.4.8.3Sudden
tɩnbɩtɪnbɪcomp. oftɩn1 2-bɩn.time of harvest8.4.1.5Season6.2.5Harvest
tɩnkɩtɪ́ŋkɪ́ v.to stretch outƖnɩ sʋ kpakpahe na ɔdɛ mʋ oboyi tɩnkɩ nɩ. That is why the duck stretches its neck when it walks.Tɩnkɩ afudɩnkɩ atɔ amʋ anwunsʋ ha mɩ. Stretch so that you should bring the things down from up top for me.8.3.1.9Stretch7.3.4.7Extend
tɩnŋɛtɪ̃ŋːɛ́ v.become unconsciousOyin amʋ latɩnŋɛ, brɛa amʋ́ yibi amʋ lɛdɩda.The man became unconscious when their vehicle had an accident.Oyin amʋ latɩŋŋɛ, tamɛ alayinkia ɔŋɛ. The man became unconscious, but he returned to consciousness.2.5.6.4Lose consciousness
tɩntɩntɪ̃́ntɪ̃́ʔ adj.tall; longNótu ɔkpa tɩntɩn ɩkʋ. I will go on a long journey.Bɔ mpaɩ ánɩ́ Bulu ɔha anɩ nkpa tɩntɩn.Pray that God should give us long life.8.2.2Long8.2.2.2Tall
tɩpɛbatɪpɛ́baʔn.age mates8.4.6.5Age2.6.4.8Peer group