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yɛɩyɛ́ɪ́v.spread over top ofMmɛtalɩ yi mɩ ngyoyi ofienɩ sʋ mɩ igyo afla layɛyɛɩ wa mɩ ndɔ amʋtɔ fɛ́ɛ́.This year I could not fix trees to support my yams so the vines have spread all over my farm.1.5.6Growth of plants
yi1yiʔ(L) v.erect; settingBʋdɛ obu yi. They are building a house.Bʋdɛ ɔka yi. They are setting a boundary.Beyi sukuu obu amʋ manta asɔrɩ obu amʋ. They built a school building next to the church building.cfkpa1fall8.3.1.4.1Vertical6.5.1Buildingcomp.Ɩpwɛ OdekeyikɛSecond dayKulihɛ OdekeyikɛFifth dayph. v.kpayiland uprightcomp.yiyi1gossipph. v.kpa yifall erectkpla yiheapsay.tsu mʋ́ asɩ otsukpa yeyi mʋ́ ɔkafrom end to end
yi2yiʔ(L) v.to pull fluid or semi-solid from somethingYi ofobi amʋ kʋ ha mɩ. Cut some of the pomade for me.Igye neyi ɩbɛ. Yesterday, I tapped palm wine.Aba bayi kɩaɩ amʋ ɩwɩ fɛ́ɛ́.Ticks have stuck all over the body of the dog.7.3.2.7Take something out of something
yi ayɛyi ayɛ From:Akanyi ayɛunspec. comp. form ofayɛ 2v.to praise someone, particularly GodNɩ ansɩ dɛ ɔkʋ gyi a, ɔha amʋ ɔpʋ ɩlʋ wa yi Bulu ayɛ. If someone is happy. That person should sing and praise God.3.5.1.7Praise
yiayíâʔv.1to press on somethingOleyia opuli wa kɛntɛtɔ. He stuffed cotton into a bag.7.7.4Press7.3.2.9Pushcomp.iyabwigrinding stone2to squeeze a soreOteyia kebi amʋ ɔlɔ wanklaan.He washes the child's sore very well.2.5.7Treat disease2.5.7.5Traditional medicine3to sharpen a bladeYia mɩ krantɩɛ ha mɩ. Sharpen my cutlass for me.8.3.2.3Sharp6.6.2.3Working with metal4to walk with a cane/walking stickƆdɛ oyi yia.He is using a walking stick.7.2.1.5Walk with difficultycomp.oyi yiahɛwalking stick
yibiyibi(H) pl.ayibicontractioniyibin.1machine, usually lorryƆdɛ yibi amʋ kan.He is driving the lorry.Yibi amʋ dɛ keke bɩtɩa buo mʋ́.The car is pulling a trailer behind it.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.7.2.4.1.1Vehicle2trapYibi kpa a, ɔma iteyinki. When a trap sprung, it always goes back.When the time comes things go back to where they have come from.Yibi lakpa kɩta kpasi amʋ. A trap has sprung and caught the bush rat.6.4.2Trap
yileyilé(H) pl.ayileadj.1good; wellFɛdɩ yile? You slept well?Yile, yile ɩbwɛ anɩ klɛ. Only good should be ours.Fɔbwɛ yile a, fénya mʋ́sʋ mfasʋ tsɔtsɔɔtsɔ.If you do good you will get a lot of profit from it.cfalɛ 1good8.3.7.7Right, proper2bigawulu yilebig townsIbwi yile.big stoneibwi yileyilea very big stone8.2Bigcomp.ɔha yilegood person
yin1yĩ(H)contraction ofoyinman
yin2yĩʔ(L) v.to have knowledge of somethingMʋ ɩtsatɔ bʋ akɩlɛ, tsufɛ oyin tsa. Her dancing is beautiful because she knows how to dance.Nɩ fʋyin akwɛ da a, ɩbʋ adalɛ. If you know how to drum, it is easy to drum.Alɩa lɔbwɛ asa ɔyɩ lɛba a, Bulu pɛ yin. How things were before the world came only God knows.cf1 1know3.2.3Knowph. v.meyin oyinbe a virgin
-yinyĩʔcfoyinmann.-zersfxa person who has a certain quality or does a certain thing; singular of -fɔcf-fɔ4.6.2Citizen9.4.2Agent-oriented modalitiescomp.ɔkwatayinleper
yínyĩʔcontraction ofoyínmother
yinhɛyĩhɛadj.maleopio yinhɛbrothercf-hɛADJECTIVEizer2.6.5.1Man1.6.7Male and female animals
YinkeyiŋkéNtimethe second day following Ɩpwɛ; the third day of the Nkonya weekcfƖpwɛ1st dayƖpwɛ ƆdɛkɛtrakɛThird day8.4.1.3.1Days of the week4.9.7.7Animism
yinkiyíŋkí v.1to return to a previous stateYibi kpa a, ɔma iteyinki. When the time comes things go back to where they have come from.When a trap sprung, it always goes back.7.2.3.6Return2to do something in returnNɛda mʋ. Oleyinki da mɩ mʋ ɛ. I hit him. He also hit me back.9.1.2.2React, respond7.3.3.2Return something9.5.2.4Each other
yinkiayíŋkɪ́av.to return something7.3.3.2Return something
yinta1yíntáv.to spoilAlayinta mɩ sika.He has wasted my money.cfplɔrot4.3.4.6.1Spoilcomp.ɩwɩ yinta Xdefile
yinta2yíntáv.to lick somethingAlanun nta debidebi sʋ ɔdɛ ɔnɔ asɩ yinta.He has drunk sweet wine so he's licking his lips.5.2.2Eat2.3.3Taste2.1.1.4Mouth
yintiyinti(H)pl.ayintin.stump of a treeAyinti bʋ mɩ ndɔtɔ dʋbɩ sʋ yinti lawɔ mɩ ayabitɔ.There are many stumps in my farm so a stump has pierced my foot.1.5.1Tree8.2.2.1Short, not long6.2.4.2Uproot plants1.5.5Parts of a plant
-yintseyint͡seclasssfxa woman from a certain townEsi Mansa otsu Nkonya Ntumda; Ntumdayintse ogyi.Esi Mansa comes from Nkonya Ntumda; she's an Ntumda woman..2.6.5.2Woman
yitsuyit͡suv.to heap something7.5.9.1Load, pile
yiyi1yiyîʔ(L) comp. ofyi1REDUP1v.gossip while sitting in one placeIgye beyiyi aba. Yesterday they gossiped to each other.cfkla1 3gossiptsii1gossip3.5.1.8.4Gossip
yiyi2yiyí(H) pl.ayiyin.shadow of someone or somethingNyankɩ pʋ́ ntʋpwɛ a, anɩ yiyi tɔwa swɩ, ɔpa a, fówun labwɛ kutukulu. In the morning and evening our shadows always become long, at noon you will see they have become short.8.3.3.2.1Shadow
yɩlɔwɩyɪlɔ́wɪʔv.take careYɩlɔwɩ kplɩ ɩbʋ amʋ, ɩnʋ bʋ ɔplɩ.Take care coming down the mountain it is slippery there.Ɔdɔtɔpʋ odua ɔtamayɩlɔwɩ a, otokun ɩwɩ atɔ.A farmer who does not take care, cuts himself.6.1.2.3.1Careful4.4.3.4Cautionph. v.yɩlɔwɩ mɔsɩlaugh secretly
yɩlɔwɩ mɔsɩph. v. ofyɩlɔwɩmɔsɩv.to laugh secretly3.5.1.5.3Hide your thoughts3.5.6.4Laugh
yɩrakayɪ́rákav.scatter and spread outNfɔ amʋʋ letsitsa amʋ a, layɩraka wa ɩnʋ fɛ́ɛ́.The oil which poured out. has spread all over there.Akonya bayɩraka wa woyitɔ ɩnʋ fɛ́ɛ́.Driver ants have spread all over the house there.7.5.1.1Separate, scatter