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tɩtɩ1tɪ́tɪ̂ʔ v.to tear something- especially clothTɩtɩ latɩtɩ. The past has torn; (We don't live as our ancestors did).Ɔdatobi latɩtɩ mɩ atadɩɛ. A nail has torn my shirt.7.8.4Tear, rip
tɩtɩ2tɪtɪʔ(L) From:Akantɩtɩn.the far pastTɩtɩ amʋ a, aha betsia natɩ ayabitɔ tu ɔkpa. In the olden times, people always travelled by foot.Tɩtɩ amʋ a, aha bʋtɛdan dʋn ndɛ, tsufɛ bʋtegyi atogyihɛ wanklaan.In the olden times, people live longer than today because the eat good food.Synbɩmbɩancient times8.4.6.5.4Old, not newder.tɩtɩɩtɩlong ago
tɩtɩ3tɪ́tɪ̂ʔFrom:Akantɩtɩv.to train someoneTɩtɩ kebi wanklaan mɛnɩ ɔdan a, obémli ɔha wanklaan.Train a child well so that when he grows up, he will become a good person.Fatɩtɩ kebi amʋ ɔkpa lalahɛsʋ tsufɛ fʋmosuna mʋ tsiatɔ wanklaan.You have trained the child in a bad way because you didn't teach him to live a good life.cfyaɩ 1place4.5.3.3Discipline, train
tɩtɩfobitɪtɪfobín.a herb that cures many diseasesNɩ ɩtɔ da fʋ a, kwɛ tɩtɩfobi manta mʋ́ ɩbɛ́fa, fʋ ɩwɩ bólwii fʋ.If you have a boil, grind the herb on it and the boil will burst and you will feel fine.2.5.7.72.5.7.71.5.3Grass, herb, vine
tɩtɩɩtɩtɪtɪːtɪder. oftɩtɩ2REDUP2timelong ago8.4.6.5.4Old, not new
tɩtɩsʋtɪtɪsʊn.past eventsOyin amʋ otse ɩnʋ amʋ yin tɩtɩsʋ paa.The man sitting there, knows history very well.Brɛa amʋʋ aha betsia natɩ yabi kpan amʋ yɔ sukuu amʋ latsʋn igyi tɩtɩsʋ.The time that people walk bare foot to school is past events.3.5.4.6Verbal tradition
to-to-allo. var. oftɛ-HAB
togyitɔtóʤítɔ́pro.everythingTogyitɔ ánɩ́ nyankpʋsa ɔbwɛ a, obobu mʋ́ ɩwɩ akunta. Bɔ́mɔ ɔnɔ, tamɛ Bulu asʋn amʋ mʋ́, mɔ́ɔmɔ ɔnɔ ɛkɛkɛɛkɛ.Everything that a person does, he will account for it. Everything will come to an end, but the words of God will never end.cfɩtɔthing8.1.5All
tokukʋlɛtokukʊlɛn.1nothing againTokukʋlɛ gyi abɛ́kɩ ánɩ́ nyebi bayɔ ndɔtɔ.The only thing is, we have to see to it that the children go to farm.3.1.2.2Notice2only one thing
tomantositomántosi unspec. var.ntosetɔmantɔsɩFrom:Engtomaton.tomatoSolanum lycopersicumMbʋ tomantosi ndɔ kpɔnkpɔntɩ kʋ. I have a large tomato farm.5.2.3.1.3Food from vegetables5.2.3.1.2Food from fruit1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
1tɔ́ʔ(H) v.1cook over open fireNdɛ blɔdɩ pɛpɛ tɔ sʋ damli mʋ́ ha mɩ. I am roasting ripe plantain so turn it for me.Ɔdɛ bodobodo tɔ obun amʋtɔ. He is baking bread in the oven.5.2.1.1Cooking methodscomp.agyawunu ɔtɔpʋcharcoal makerder.tɔhɛroastedIdiom:tɔ ɩklʋngrieved2inform on someone; to tattle onMɩ ba agyuma ɔyɔpʋ amʋ la mɩ ha anɩ ɔhandɛ.My co-worker has reported me to our senior man.Fapʋ mɩ ya ɔ.You have informed on me.4.8.2.7Betray3.5.1.8Criticize3to die (Euphemism)2.6.6Die
2tɔ́v.to commit adulteryƆlɔtɔ mbʋa.She committed adultery.2.6.2.3Sexual immorality
3contraction ofɩtɔthingsg. ofatɔ 2
tɔ-tɔ-allo. var. oftɛ-HAB
-tɔ post.sfx1inside; intoAye bʋbʋ ntsu amʋ. Fish are in the water.Kɩ ntsu amʋ fówun lɛnkɛ amʋ da mʋ́.Look into the water you will see the crocodile lying in it..8.5.1.4Insidecomp.awutɔ nfɔmarrowɩbantɔ ɩfabathroom plant/wifeɩsʋtɔ ifinear waxtsɩdɛhɛntɔwomanhood, old Idiom:futi fɩtatɔ kɩdiscriminate2location marker, with greater specificityNɔyɔ woyi. Nɔyɔ woyitɔ.I am going home (hometown). I am going home (to my house).comp.awutɔhealthbrɛkʋtɔusuallydamli ɩklʋntɔrepentfʋn ɔkpatɔbeginibwi ɔbɔtɔcaveɩfʋntɔ fʋnquarterɩklʋntɔ kpitiianger, extremeɔkɛtɔ asʋnpututɔ ɔbwɩanimaltsia obiatɔbe chairmanwoyitɔhousewulutɔder.abɩntɔsideafulitɔthe deadIdiom:ɩba mʋ́tɔyeskɩta bɩnatɔmistreatplei Xtɔnot take seriously
tɔ ɩklʋntɔ ɪklʊnid. of1 1ɩklʋn2 2v.to be grieved3.4.2.1.1Dislike
tɔátɔ́ácontr. ofɩtɔsg. ofatɔ 2ánɩ́pro.the thing thatTɔá nyankpʋsa tamakle a, bʋtamapʋ bwɛ mʋ.Some thing that a person does not like, don't do it to him.The thing that humans don't like, they don't do it to him.Kɩ tɔá amʋʋ ɩda ɩnʋ amʋ afʋtsu mʋ́ ha mɩ.Look at the thing that is lying there and bring it to me.9.2.3.5Demonstrative pronouns
tɔhɛder. of1 1-hɛadj.something roasted5.2.1.1Cooking methods
tɔɩtɔ́ɪ́ v.talkNyebi amʋ bʋdɛtɔɩ dʋbɩ, bla amʋ́ abʋkasʋ. The children are talking too much so tell them they should be quiet.Owie tamakɔsɩ tɔɩ tsufɛ onya tɔɩ a, ɔhaa tra ma ɔkpa blɩ asʋn kʋkʋ tsu asʋn amʋʋ bʋdɛ blɩ amʋ ɩwɩ.A chief is never quick to speak because once he has spoken no one has the right to speak again.3.5.1.2Talk about a subjectph. v.tɔɩ kplaadvisecomp.ɔnɔsʋ ɔtɔɩpʋspokesmander.ɩtɔɩspeech
tɔɩ kplatɔ́ɪ́ k͡plá(H) ph. v. oftɔɩkpla2v.to advise someoneTɔɩ kpla mʋ osi mʋ lakpan amʋ bwɛ. Advise him that he should stop his evil doings.Tɔɩ kpla mʋ osi mʋ bwɛhɛ lalahɛ amʋ.Advise him that he should stop his evil doings.Tɔɩ kpla mʋ fɛɛ, ɔmákpla mʋ sʋ osi kie mʋ.Advise him that he shouldn't mind him but forgive him.Synɩfʋadvicecfafutuoadvice3.3.3.2Adviseder.ɔtɔɩkplapʋcounsellor/adviser
tɔkʋtɔkʊ n.something; a certain thingNdɛ atɔ kle; ndɛ tɔkʋ kle. I am amassing wealth; I want something.Tɔkʋ bʋ mɩ atadɩɛtɔ ɩdɛ mɩ dun.Something is inside my uniform biting me.tɔkʋ kʋlɛone thingcfɔlɔkʋsomeoneɩtɔthing9.1.3Thing9.2.3.2Indefinite pronounscomp.atɔkʋ anyɔtwo things
tɔkʋtɔkʋtɔkʊtɔ́kʊ̂ʔ(L)n.something, but the speaker doesn't want to say what it is9.1.3Thing9.2.3.2Indefinite pronouns
tɔmantɔsɩtɔmántosiunspec. var. oftomantositomatoes
tɔnsɩtɔnsɪ(H) n.small hot peppersNɩ tɔnsɩ ma atogyihɛtɔ a, ɩma agyilɛ. If pepper is not in the food it is not tasty / easy to eat.6.2.1.3Growing vegetables5.2.3.3.3Spicecomp.tɔnsɩ kwɛbwigrindstoneIdiom:gyɔɩ tɔnsɩgossip; harvest
tɔnsɩ kwɛbwitɔnsɪ́ kʷɛ́bʷícomp. oftɔnsɩkwɛ2ibwi 1n.grind stoneMama tɔnsɩ kwɛbwi amʋ la kpɔɩ dʋbɩ.Mama's grinding stone is too dirty.5.2.1.3Cooking utensil