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chʋ̀ándawa-dawa condiment5.2.3.3.3Spice
chʋasa chʋasaadv.bit by bitBa bɩ moribie la kɩɛsa hɛ dɔŋɔ bala, ba kɩɛsɛ chʋasa chʋasa. They did not contribute the money at once, they did it bit by bit.8.1Quantity
chʋbagɩlɩmbuguluŋnheart2.1Body
chʋbɩalɩɩŋnwater in which dawadawa seeds have been washed
chʋbʋanclay-pit1.2.1Land
chʋchɛbiiŋnkidney2.1Body
chʋchɔgbampumuŋna kind of tree with edible fruits [sp.]1.5.1Tree
chʋchʋɛbinenlanna (a tree)1.5.1Tree
chʋchʋɛŋna kind of tree with edible fruits [sp.]1.5.1Tree
chʋchʋɔfɩɛlanearly morning
chʋchʋɔŋtempmorningƲ suomi tɩntɩŋŋaa chʋchʋɔŋ nɛ.He started work in the morning.8.4.1Period of time
chʋfʋʋsʋŋnlung2.1Body
chʋganload, luggage, baggage7.5.9.1Load, pile
chʋgɛcfsorivto take down (e.g. a load on head) remove (a pot from fire)Kʋ pɛ mɩ lɛ dɩ la chʋgɛ mɩ kɩaa.Come and help me to take the things (off my head).7.5.9.1Load, pile
chʋgʋsɛvto crush, to breakDɩa la tele ŋmoo ʋ nyuŋ kala chʋgʋsɛ.The house fell and crushed his head.7.8.1Break
chʋɩŋn1dawa-dawa seed2liver2.1Body
chʋkerikiŋnhard dawadawa seed among cooked ones6.2.5.4Plant product
chʋlʋlʋcfchʋrradjpointed, sharp (also churr)Pɛnsɩl niiŋ ŋaa chʋlʋlʋ nɛ.The pencil is pointed.9.2.1Adjectives
chʋnʋnʋadv.very coldLeriŋ fɩɛla chʋnʋnʋ.The weather is very cold.
chʋŋv1to carry on the headJoŋ sime la chʋŋ.Carry the basket on your head.7.3.1Carry2help to a load somebody's headKaa chʋmmɛ.Help me put the load on my head.
chʋɔgɛvto remove outer shells of hard fruit by pounding it in a mortarKɔ la chʋɔgɛ chʋʋnaa.Let us go and shell sheanut.5.2.1.2.2Pound in mortar and pestle
chʋɔlaan1acknowledgement, greeting, thanksMá laa chʋɔlaa.I am greeting you.3.5.1.4.3Greet2apology6.8.3.4Beg
chʋɔlɛcflɔllɛv1to greetLa mʋ chʋɔlɛ kʋhɩaŋ la.Let us go and greet the elder.3.5.1.4.3Greet2to prayLa chʋɔlɛ Wɩa.We prayed to God.4.9.5.2Pray3to apologizeLeŋ la mʋ chʋɔlɛ nʋhʋɔra la, a tɩŋ ŋɩɩ la sɩ cheme laa ba.Let us go and apologise to the visitors, because of the way we received them.6.8.3.4Beg
chʋɔrɛvto heap upŊaa hagɩla chʋɔrɛ.Heap up the sand.7.5.9.1Load, pile
chʋɔsɛcfbuuvto mix building-clay,Mʋ kɛŋ tɩarɩ la kaa chʋɔsɛ.Go and get the clay and mix it.7.5.3Mix