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tɔsɩ1tɔ́sɪ́ v.pick up one by oneMakpa kpoli amʋ, mboun tɔsɩ mʋ́ mɛnɩ ɩsɩ mówie mʋ́tɔ. Don't scoop the maize, instead pick it up one by one so that sand won't enter it.cffonflocaterpillarkpa2 1gatherkʋlacollecttsu1pick7.3.4.2Pick up
tɔsɩ2tɔsɪʔ(L) pl.atɔsɩn.a kind of caterpillar. It stings, and is green with long hairs. It live under leavesOrder: LepidopteraTɔsɩ tɛmanta afɩta sʋ, nɩ ɔtɔ fʋ a, ɩbʋ ɔsɩn. Caterpillar lives on leaves, if it should touch (burn) you it is painful.Mɩ kufa lawɩ ɩfa. Sa, tɔsɩ bʋ mʋ́ sʋ, sʋ odekle ánɩ́ obowu. My sheep has eaten grass. Alas, a caterpillar was on it, so it is dying.cffonflocaterpillar1.6.1.9Small animals
tɔtɔtɔtɔ n.nothingTɔkʋ bʋ ɔbɔ amʋtɔ? Oo! Tɔtɔ ma mʋ́tɔ. Is there anything in the hole? No, nothing is in it.Oyin ɔkʋ ma tɔtɔ mʋ woyitɔ.A certain man has nothing in his house.cfhwɩɩnothingkʋkʋ2nothingtɔtɔɔtɔnothing at all8.1.5.2None, nothingder.tɔtɔɔtɔnothing at all
tɔtɔɔtɔtɔtɔːtɔder. oftɔtɔREDUP2n.nothing, used with a negative verb constructionMlɩlaha ɔha ánɩ́ ɔmɔkʋ bwɛ lalahɛ ɩpɔn, mɔ mʋ. Ɔhaa mɛtalɩblɩ asʋngyiasʋn ntɛ bwɛ mlɩ tɔtɔɔtɔ. You have found guilty, a person who has done no evil, and killed him. Nobody could not say anything at all.Mlɩmaka Bulu, ɔsʋlʋ ntɛ tɔtɔɔtɔ ntam. You should not swear by God, the earth, or anything at all.Tɔtɔɔtɔ ma ɔbɔ amʋtɔ.Nothing at all is in the hole.cftɔtɔnothing9.6.3.2Markers of emphasis 8.1.5.2None, nothing
tratrá v.1againMatra bwɛ alɩ ɔkɛkɛɛkɛ. Don't ever do that again.Oyin amʋ ɔbɛ́tra ba nfɩ. The man will come here again.Tra wa fʋ ɩlʋ amʋ ɩkʋɛ.Repeat your song again.8.4.6.6.1Againcomp.ƆdɛkɛtrakɛSixth daytrahɛlast2stillNtɔ gyisʋ fʋtra fʋdɛsʋ?Why are you still crying?
trahɛtráhɛ pl.atrahɛcomp. oftra 1-hɛadj.1last; finalNkɛ trahɛ amʋtɔ a, aha lalahɛ bomoni.In the last days, evil doers will be many.8.4.5.1.4Lastcomp.ɔtrahɛlast person2others; the rest; remainderBulu obégyi anɩ asʋn kinkiinkin, bɩtɩ anɩ asʋ dʋn aha atrahɛ. God will judge us severely and punish us more severely than other people.8.3.5.2.4Other3the remaining ones8.1.7.4Remain, remainder
trɛ1trɛ́ʔ(H) v.to quarrelBɛɛ fʋa oyin amʋ nyɔ mlɩdɛtrɛ. Si, ɩtɩrɛ ma alɛ. They say you and the man are quarrelling. Stop, quarrelling is not good.3.5.1.6.2Quarrelder.ɩtrɛquarrel
trɛ2trɛʔ(L) v.arrange as on a tableAlatrɛ mbia yaɩ obu amʋtɔ. He has arranged seats in the room.cfbʋa1preparela1 2prepare7.5.5Organizeph. v.trɛ lɩɩline up
trɛ lɩɩph. v. oftrɛ2lɩɩ 2v.to line up, to prepare of battle7.5.5Organize
trʋtrʊ v.to thread a needle, beadsAtsɩ bʋtɔtrʋ abuto wa amʋ abi tsibi. Women string beads, and put them on their daughters.Mɩ ansibi layinta sʋ ntamatalɩ trʋ ɔbɩatɔ. My eyes are spoiled so I am never able to thread a needle.6.7.5Fastening tool6.6.1.2Spinning thread5.4.1Jewelry
trʋkpatrʊk͡pa(H) pl.atrʋkpan.male goatNdɛ trʋkpa dunka ɔbɔ́dʋ mɩ akpala ha mɩ. I am looking for a billy goat to service my (she) goats for me.1.6.7Male and female animals1.6.1.1.3Hoofed animals6.3.1.3Goat
tsa1t͡sáʔv.to add something to something else7.5.2.3Add to something
tsa2t͡sáʔv.to step on somethingKebi amʋ tɛtsa ogyasʋ dʋbɩ.The child steps on fire too much.7.2.1.1Walk7.7.3Kickcomp.tsatsatrampleIdiom:tsa afinfi mɔ
tsa3t͡saʔ v.to danceAlatsa osripekpa ɩnʋ wanklaan, ɩlawa akɩlɛ. She has danced well at the wake, it was beautiful to see.4.2.4Dance
tsa4t͡sáʔ v.1to helpOyin amʋ lɔwa mɩ nwɛ, sʋ nɛtsa mʋ agyʋma amʋ yɔ. I felt pity for the man so I helped him with his work.Synbʋa2help4.3.4.2Help2to healYesu lɛtsa alɔpʋ tsɔtsɔɔtsɔ ɩlɔ. Jesus healed many sick people.Nana Bulu gyi ɔha ánɩ́ ɔtɛtsa anɩ ɩlɔ nɩ.God is the one that heals our sicknesses.2.5.7Treat disease
tsa afinfi mɔt͡sa afíɱfi mɔ́id. oftsa2finfiv.to come again and again excessuvelyNatsa fʋ woyitɔ afinfi fɛ́ɛ́ , tamɛ fʋma ɩnʋ. I have stamped on all your house's ants and killed them, but you weren't there.I've been to your house over and over again but you were never there.
tsafat͡safa(H)n.to charm someoneKwame lawa Amba tsafa han mʋ ɔnɔ lakiki.Kwame has charmed Amba to make her mouth crooked.Nɩ fɛda ɔbwɩ yabi bia a, fawa mʋ tsafa nɩ.If you break an animals leg you have caused it to suffer.Tsafawa ɩma alɛ.Causing someone to suffer is not good.4.9.4.1Sorcery
tsakotot͡sákoto pl.atsakoton.underwearTsu kebi amʋ tsakoto wa mʋ, tsufɛsɛ otse yaya. Take the child's underwear and put it on him because he is sitting naked.5.3Clothing
tsala1t͡sálá(H) v.to feel something by passing your hand over itPʋ ɩbɩ tsala andɔ amʋ ɩwɩ afʋkɩ alɩ ánɩ́ mʋ ɩwɩ bʋ ɔplɩ. Take your hand and stroke the cat so that you can see how smooth its fur is.cftapʋfeel2.3.5Sense of touch
tsala2t͡salaʔ(L) pl.atsalan.previous year's farm which yields crops that take two seasons to matureMɩ tsala pɔpwɛtɔ labʋla sʋ nɔ́dɔ mʋ́tɔ. My last year's farm is overgrown with weeds so I will weed it.Kwasi ɔyɔ mʋ tsalatɔ Oduabone.Kwasi has gone to his old farm at Oduabone.8.4.6.5.4Old, not new6.2.9Farmlandcomp.tsala dadaolder farm
tsala dadacomp. oftsala2dadan.farm older than one year old8.4.6.5.4Old, not new6.2.9Farmland
tsalɩfwɩt͡sálɪ́fwɪ́n.to throw something away7.4.5.2Throw away
tsamboyit͡sámboyípl.atsamboyin.civet catCivettictis civetta1.6.1.1.2Carnivore
tsan1t͡sãʔ(L) v.hang from shoulderAlatsan kotokua. He has hung a bag from his shoulder.7.3.1Carry2.1.2Torso
tsan2t͡sãʔ(L) v.1to scratchAndɔ amʋ latsan mɩ akuti. The cat has scratched me with her claws.Owu latsan mɩ. A thorn has scratched me.7.3.4.5Actions of the hand2.5.3Injure8.3.7.8.2Blemish2to draw a lineOyin amʋ latsan laɩn amʋ tswii. The man has drawn the line straight.6.6.5.1Draw, paint