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tsankasɩt͡sãŋkasɪ pl.atsankasɩn.1earthwormOrder MegadrilaceaTsankasɩ bʋ ɔsʋlʋtɔ ɔdɛkɔ, ɔbɛɛ ɔhaa mɛdɛ mʋ wun, tamɛ sa ɩdɛdalɩ. You can't do anything that will remain totally secret.An earthworm is in the ground, he is defecating, he says, no one is seeing him, unexpectedly it is coming out.1.6.1.9Small animals2worm; generic termAtsankasɩ bʋbʋ kebi amʋ ɩwɩtɔ. The child has stomach worms.2.5.5Cause of diseasecomp.tsankasɩ bibiblack earthworm
tsankasɩ bibit͡saŋkasɪ bibiʔ(L)comp. oftsankasɩ 2bibider. ofbi1REDUP2n.black earthworm1.6.1.9Small animals
tsankɩt͡sã́ŋkɪ́v.1spread, as fire or diseas;eOyin ɔkʋ lawa ogya, ɩlatsankɩ wie aha ndɔtɔ.A certain man has set fire and it has spread into people's farm.5.5.4Burn7.5.7Multiple things moving2.5.2Disease2jump from tree to tree7.2.1.1.3Jump
tsantsabwit͡sant͡sabʷin.gravel1.2.2.2Rock6.5.4.1Road
tsantsankʋt͡sant͡saŋkʊpl.atsantsankʋn.locustFamily: Acrididaecfgbablamagrasshopper1.6.1.7Insect
tsantsrakut͡sant͡srakun.centipede1.6.1.9Small animals
tsatsat͡sát͡sâʔ) Lcomp. oftsa2REDUP1v.to trample something7.2.1.1Walk7.7.3Kick
tset͡sen.instance; number of timesTse fɩnɩ fɔ́yɔ ntsu amʋtɔ? Ɔtsawʋlɛ pɛ.How many times will you go for the water? Only once.Alayɔ ntsutso tsesa. She has gone to the watering place three times.Tse fɩnɩ fɔ́yɔ ntsu amʋtɔ? Ɔtsawʋlɛ pɛ.How many times will you go for the water? Only once.cfɔtsawʋlɛ 1once8.4.6.6Once9.1.2.1HappenIdiom:tse-du tse-lafacomp.tsenyɔtwicetsesathree times
tse-du tse-lafaid. oftseidulafaadv.many multiple times
tsebit͡sébi(L)pl.atsebin.kidneyNɩ bɔmɔ ɔbwɩ a, nyebi bʋtekle mʋ atsebi tɔ wɩ.When an animal is killed, children like to roast its kidneys and eat (chew) them .Ɔhagyiɔha bʋ atsebi mʋ ɩwɩtɔ.Everybody has kidney in him / her.2.1.8Internal organs2.2.7Urinate, urineIdiom:akpʋn-atsebiclose relative
tsenyɔcftsenyɔ-tsesacomp. oftse-nyɔ2n.twicecfɔtsawʋlɛ 1oncetsesathree times8.4.6.6Once9.1.2.1Happen8.1.1.1.2Twocomp.tsenyɔ-tsesamultiple
tsenyɔ-tsesacomp. oftsenyɔcomp. oftse-nyɔ2tsesacomp. oftseasa2n.many times overcftsenyɔtsesa8.4.6.6.1Again8.1.1.4Multiples9.1.2.1Happen
tsesacftsenyɔ-tsesacomp. oftseasa2n.three timescfɔtsawʋlɛ 1oncetsenyɔtwice8.4.6.6Once9.1.2.1Happen8.1.1.1Cardinal numberscomp.tsenyɔ-tsesamultiple
tsɛ1t͡sɛ́ʔ adv.1to walk stealthilyƆlɛpɛtɩ tsɛ-tsɛ-tsɛ bɔtsʋn. He walked very slowly to pass (so that he wouldn't be heard).Ɔlɛpɛtɩ tsɛ-tsɛ-tsɛ-tsɛ. He walked very stealthily.cfpɛtɩsneak6.4.1.1Track an animal7.2.1.1Walk2to walk with a scuffling sound (said quickly)7.2.1.1Walk7.2.1.5Walk with difficulty
tsɛ2t͡sɛʔ(L)v.1to exchange one thing for anotherAnɩdɛtɔɩ alɩɩ a, bɛtsɛ ɔnɔ wa mɩ. As we were talking they changed their speech on me (so I could no longer understand).Fapʋ kutibi tsɛ ɩbá.You have exchanged a pinch for a slap.Tsɛ kɔba anfɩ ha mɩ.Change this money for me.6.8.4.9Exchange, trade2to change from one thing to anotherTsɛ fʋ atadɩɛ amʋ ayɔ ndɔtɔ. Change your shirt so that we (can) go to farm.Ɔyɩtɔ gyi fɛ ologyo ɔwʋlʋ, ɩtɛtsɛ.The world is like chameleon's skin it always changes.9.1.1.2Become, change state9.1.2.6Change something
tsɛ3t͡sɛ́ʔ(H) v.stand side to let someone passƆlɛtsɛ ha asrɩpʋ amʋ ɔkpa. He moved and gave the runners room (to pass).Yibi ba sʋ tsɛ wie wanklaan. A car is coming so give way well.Yibi ɔkanpʋ amʋ lɔfʋlɩ ɔkpɛ ha aha bɛtsɛ.The car driver is blowing his horn in order to make people move out of his way.7.3.6Open7.2.2.3Move sideways
tsɛɩt͡sɛ́ɪ́ v.1to pour a liquidTsɛɩ ntsu amʋ lɛ, afʋpʋ bokiti amʋ ha mɩ. Pour out the water so you can give me the bucket.1.3.2.2Pour2to have diarrhoeaFʋ bi amʋ ɩwɩtɔ latii sʋ ɔdɛtsɛɩ. Your child's stomach has opened so he is running diarrhoea.cfɩwɩtɔ tiidiarrhoeaɩwɩtɔ tudiarrhoea2.5.2.3Stomach illness2.2.8Defecate, feces
tsɛlɛ1t͡sɛlɛv.to moderate water that is too hot or coldNtsu amʋ lablɩ ogya dʋbɩ sʋ tsɛlɛ mʋ́tɔ ha mɩ.The water is too hot so add some cold water into it to make it warm for me.8.3.7.6Improve
tsɛlɛ2t͡sɛlɛv.to sprain an jointMɩ yabi latsɛlɛ mɩ.I have sprained my ankle/foot.2.1.6Bone, joint2.5.3Injure
tsia1t͡siáʔ v.to marryKɔmla letsia mʋ ka lawa ɔpá. Kwabena has been married to his wife a long time.cftsiabaspouse2.6.1Marriagecomp.okulu tsiamarriage
tsia2t͡síá v.1to sitNɛha mʋ obia, oletsia asɩ. I gave him a stool and he sat down.cftsiatsiaatsiasit a long timetsiesitting7.1.2Sitcomp.tsia obiatɔbe chairman2to live in a placeAbɔ́yɔ wulu yile kʋsʋ, yetsɛ ɩnʋ ofi ɔkʋlɛ gyi ibia nya ɩwɩ.We will go to a certain city, go stay there a year, trade and get rich.cfda4 3remain5.9Live, stayph. v.si tsiader.atsialɛcomfortable
tsia3t͡siáʔcontraction ofitsiagreetings
tsia4t͡síá v.1alwaysAha betsia tɩ mʋ, bɛɛ obégyi asʋn. People always call him, they say he should judge their case.Nɔ́hɔ ɔfɛsɩ antsia pʋfɛɩ obuto. I will buy a broom in order that I will always take it and sweep the room.8.4.6.6.4All the time2to behave a certain wayMatsia alɩ. Don't behave like that.cftsiatɔbehaviour4.3.9.2Habit4.3Behavior
tsia anaŋut͡síánaŋuv.to sit in someone's place; take someone's place; to representNɩ ɔha owu, ɔbʋ obi a, mʋ bi amʋ obétsia mʋ sɩ amʋ anaŋu.When someone dies and has a child, his child will take his place.Nɩ fʋ sɩ ma ɩnʋ a, tsiaanaŋu. When your father is not there, take his place.cfanamurepresent4.6.6.3Represent
tsia obiatɔt͡sia obíátɔ́comp. oftsia2 1obia1 2-tɔ 2v.to be a chairman at an eventOyin anfɩ gyi obiatɔ otsiapʋ nɩ. This man is the chairman.4.5.1Person in authority