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birisivto be dirtyGɛrɩ la birise nɛ.The cloth is dirty.2.5Health
bitinekɛnɛnrootless climber1.5Plant2.5Health
ptcnotƲ bɩ dɩa mʋa.He did not go home.
bɩ bana kɛnɛidbad/ugly thing/person/behavior id. Ʋ wʋŋaalaa bɩ bana kɛnɛ.His action are bad.8.3.7.1Bad
bɩala1nspotted grass-mouse1.6.1.1.4Rodent
bɩala2-adjbrown-black stripedgɛrɩbɩalabrown-black clothvabɩalabrown-black striped dog.
bɩalɩŋn1a kind of shrub1.5.2Bush, shrub2poison
bɩɛlɛv1to get marks, bruises or swellings due to beatingMɩ jaŋ vɩɩrɩŋ dɩ ŋ yaraa kala bɩɛlɛ.I shall beat you until your body is full of bruises.2.5Health2to poisonBa bɩɛlɛ lɩɩŋ nɛ.They put poison into the water (to catch fish).
bɩɛlɛ bɩɛlɛadjto be bruised, bloodyBa vɩɩrɛ bile, ʋ yaraa kala bɩɛlɛ bɩɛlɛ.They beat the child. His whole body is bruised.
bɩɛsɛvto butcherƲ bɩɛsɛ nɛŋ la.He butchered the cow.6.3.4Butcher, slaughter
bɩɛsɩŋvbutcheringƲ bɩ bɩɛsɩŋ jɩŋ.He doesn't know how to butcher.6.3.4Butcher, slaughter
bɩɩv1to ripenTɩɩnɛnɛɛ bɩa.The fruits are ripe.1.5.6Growth of plants2to be cooked enoughMiiriŋ ha bɩ bɩa.The rice is not cooked enough yet.3to be batteredMɩ jaŋ ŋmobuŋ dɩ ŋ kala bɩɩ.I am going to beat you very well.
bɩɩna yiv phrtake note of/rememberLɛɛlɛ nɛ mɩ bɩɩna yi ŋ lɛ.It is now I remember you.
bɩɩnɛv1thinkMɩɩ bɩɩnɛ wɩaa nɛ.I am thinking.2Person2to consider, think of or aboutƲʋ bɩɩnɛ dɩ ʋ mʋ Kʋmasɩ nɛ.He is thinking about going to Kumasi.3to expect, to assumeMɩ fa bɩɩna mɩ jaŋ laa teniŋ jɩnɩŋ.I was expecting to get a letter today.
bɩllɛ niiŋid1to eat breakfastMɩ jaŋ bɩllɛ niiŋ.I am going to have my breakfast.5.2.2Eat2to denyƲ bʋl wɩɩŋ nɛ ba pɩɛsʋ ʋ bɩllɛ niiŋ.He was questioned for what he said, but he denied.
bɩllɛ, bɩlla ... paidto restore sth. to its rightful ownerƲ bɩllɛ moribii la a pɩ ʋ tɩɩna.He returned the money to its owner.
bɩllɛ, bɩlla ... tav phrto wipe off; to clean, wipe Bɩllɛ ŋ niiŋ ta.Wipe your mouth out.
bɩmbʋanlatrine, lavatory toilet2.2.8Defecate, feces