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chɛŋgbɛɛŋnfrog [sp.]1.6.1.4Amphibian
chɛŋŋɛɛn1scissors6.7Tool2tongs
chɛ́rɛ́na kind of hard wood tree1.5.1Tree
chɛ̀rɛ́cfmagɛv1to fitMɩ dɩ gɛrɩ la chɛrɛ nɛ.The shirt fits me.2suitableƲ dɩ porisi chɛrɛ.He is suitable to join the police.
chɛrɩgɛɛnstick with three or four branches, often used to supporting shrines6.6.3.2Wood
chɛ̀sɛ̀vto washƲʋ chɛsɛ ʋ gɛnnɩŋ nɛ.She is washing her clothes.5.6.4Wash clothes
chɛsʋbʋŋnday of death2.6.6Die
chɛviiriŋnday of departure8.4.1.2Day
chɛwiesiŋnday of rest, Sabbath8.4.1.2Day
chichiribiŋnmagic4.9.4Miracle, supernatural power
chichiribungenius4.9.2Supernatural being
chìé1temptomorrowƲ chie jaŋ kɔ.He will come tomorrow.8.4.1.2Day
chìé2n1a type of hawk1.6.1.2Bird2a kind of tree
chiesicfbunsichɩɩrɛyelvto make a noiseNɩalɩŋ ka pɛrɛ nɛ aŋ pɛɛ chiesi.While the people are farming they are making noise.3.5.6.5Cry, tear
chietuotempday-after-tomorrowMʋ dɩa aŋ mɩɩra kɔ chietuo.Go home and come again the day after tomorrow.8.4.1.2Day
chigiv1to capsize, be upside downKɛŋ gbaŋa la chigi.Capsize the bowl.2to grip, snap at, catchVaha la mʋ chigi nɛŋ la.The dog snapped at the cow.3to gather togetherBa chigi jembiiŋ.They danced the funeral dance together.4to coverƲ chigi jiŋŋee arɩ chigiŋ.He covered the fowls with a basket.5to wear a hat, a dressƲ chigi nyunchuulo.He put on a hat.6to decorate beautifully, to design richly, to lay foundation, to placeBa chigi mɩ gɛrɩ la nɛ.They embroidered my dress.Jɩnɩŋ nɛ baa chigi mɩ dɩa bʋbʋɔŋ.They are laying the foundation of my house today.7to take a handfulKɛŋ nɩsɩŋ chigi jisiiŋ pɩmɛ.Give me a hand full of groundnuts.
chigisivjump down and land squarelyƲ lɩɩ teebʋl la nyuŋ a chigisi tinteeŋ.He jumped off the table to the ground.
chikiŋcfjikɔrʋŋnwoven cover for chicks7.2.1.1.3Jump
chilcffɩɛlɛvto be cold (weather)Leriŋ kala chile nɛ jɩnɩŋ.It is cold today.8.3.4.1Cold
chimburinlemon, lime1.5.1Tree
chincheleŋecfluoruŋnupper abdomen, belly2.1Body
chinchelliŋcfwʋlɩmɩŋnimpatience4.3Behavior
chincheŋna kind of funeral dance by women4.2.4Dance