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dunsicfduv1to make round ballsƲ dunsi kapala.She formed fufu-balls.5Daily life2to throw down (in wrestling)Ʋ dunsi baal la yagɛ nɛ.He threw the man down.
duocfduomuŋtempthe day before yesterday, recentlyMɩ duo lɩɩ mɩ jaŋ nɛ kɔ.I came from my village the day before yesterday.8.4.1Period of time
duo deeŋ tɛgɛɛtemprecentlyDuo deeŋ tɛgɛɛ nɛ mɩ nyɩmma sʋʋ.My father died recently.8.4.1Period of time
duombɩlɩmbaanɩŋncloud1.1.3.2Cloud
duomivto be tall, high, longTɩa la duomo.The tree is high.8.2.2Long
duompuso nearly rains1.1.3.3Rain
duomuŋcfduo1tempthe day before yesterday, recentlyDuomuŋ nɛ mɩ lɩɩ Kʋmasɩ kɔ.I came from Kumasi the day before yesterday.8.4.1Period of time2nheight, length
duonchɔŋɔnsmall cloud of rain1.1.3.3Rain
duonlɩɩŋnrain water
duonluruŋnrain-medicine, medicine applied to sb. stroke by thunder.1.1.3.3Rain
duonsɩanrainbow1.1.3.3Rain
duontabɩɩŋnhailstone1.1.3.3Rain
duontimbinendark rain clouds1.1.3.2Cloud
duonuŋnrain1.1.3.3Rain
duoŋ1adjstrong thing/personnɩduoŋperson in his prime8.3.6.1Strong, brittle2-adjcourageousƲ kɛŋ bɔɩduoŋ.He is courageous.
duoŋkpɩalana kind of plant [sp.]2.4.3Energetic
duoŋkpɩanɩŋnthunder
dúorívto heal, get better, get wellBile ka chɛ ʋ duori nɛ.The child is getting better.2.5Health
dùorìcfpuŋŋiv1to rowLɩɩndaboro nɩɩ duori lɩɩŋ nyuŋ.The boat in rowing on the water.2to swimƲ jʋʋ lɩɩndaboro a duoro chol fuo la.He got into the boat and rowed across the river.Mɩ jaŋ duori chol fuo la.I will swim across the river.7.2.4.2.2Swim
dùosìvto dreamMɩ dɩa duoso la mʋ Kʋmasɩ.Yesterday I dreamt we were going to Kumasi.5.7.2Dream
dùosónannouncement, news, notice3.5.2.2News, message
duuvto sow, plantMá leŋ la mʋ duu mɩaa.Let us go and sow millet.6.2.3Plant a field
-duuluŋcfjenduuluŋnsfxbeater used for playing a musical instrumenttɛmpɛnduuluŋtalking drum beaterjenduulooxylophone mallets4.2.3.5Musical instrument
duumpʋlanwhite-breasted vulture1.6.1.2Bird
duuŋncommon vultureid. Mɩ ŋaa duuŋ nɛ.I have a bad name/reputation1.6.1.2Bird