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biilɩɛrɛnsickly child2.5Health2.5.1Sick
biimulonbaby, infant2.6.4.1Baby
biiŋ1nseed, kernel1.5.5Parts of a plant
biiŋ2rtone single piece of sth.mɩnchɩsɩbiiŋone match8.1.1Number
biipʋɔŋspoiled child
biisimenorphan4.1.9.4Orphan
bilvto put downJoŋ gbaŋa la bil.Put down the bowl!Ʋ kɛŋ ʋ bie mʋ bil.She put her child to bed.
biledin(Eng.) razor blade
biliiŋnshady area with large trees4.2.1.5Meeting, assembly
bilimicfchuolivto rollBa bilimi tabɩɩ la a mʋ ta.They rolled the stone away.
bimbelimiŋnbell
-bine-adjsfxblack, dark-colouredgɛrɩbineblack clothpiebisiŋblack sheep8.3.3.3Color
bire birecflimtimadjto be black, to be darkBʋʋnaa kala bire bire nɛ.All the goats are black.8.3.3.3Color
birivto be black, to be darkDɩa la bire nɛ.The room is dark.8.3.3.2Dark
bírí (gɛrɩŋ) vto dye (cloth)5.3Clothing
biri biricfkɔtaaadv.no, not at allƲ gaa mɩ sɩa nɛ a bʋl biri biri, ʋ dee.He stole my knife and said it was him.
birige tav phrcancelƲ birigi la wɩalɩŋ kala ta nɛ.He cancelled all our plans.
birigiv1spoil (friendship)La nandɔsʋŋ birige nɛ.Our friendship is spoiled.4.1.1Friend2barren treeTɩa la birige nɛ.The tree has failed to bear fruit.1.5.1Tree
birimiv1to get darkƲ hɛ nyiniŋ dɩa la lɛ, nyʋɔsʋŋ ŋaa ʋ kala birimi nɛ.She set fire in the room, and smoke made it dark.8.3.3.2Dark2to change colourNammɩa-la birime nɛ.The meat was rotten (has changed colour).8.3.3.3.6Change color
birimiŋndarkness8.3.3.2Dark
biriŋn1herb [sp.]1.5.3Grass, herb, vine2afterbirth2.1Body3dye