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daapɛhɛn1stake6.6.3.2Wood2peg
daarɛv1to prepare porridge,Mɩ dɩa daarɛ daarɩŋ nɛ.Yesterday I prepared porridge.5.2.1Food preparation2to cut, to harvest, to reap (millet, guinea corn)Mʋ daarɛ mɩaa.Go and reap millet.
daarɩŋnporridge, gruel5.2Food
daasɛv1to look out, watch forLá mʋ daasa na, bile kɔ nɛɛ?Let us look out for the child.2.3.1.1Look2to revisitMɩ jaŋ mʋ daasa na mɩ dɩa nɩaa lɛ.I am going back to see my people.4.2.1.4Visit
daasɩangreen parrot1.6.1.2Bird
daasɩɩgʋcfyuo ŋmɛŋnsuicide2.6.6Die
daaterigenpole6.6.3.2Wood
daatimiŋnblunt stickDaatimiŋ nɛ ba kaa chɔsɛ mɩɩpʋlʋmaa bʋɔsʋŋ.Blunt sticks are used in planting millet.6.6.3.2Wood
daavigenclub, throwing stick (fig.), weapon, strong point of an argument4.8.3.7Weapon, shoot
dabaŋadj/advdifferentLa gɛnnɩ la ŋaa dabaŋ dabaŋ nɛ.Our clothes are different.8.3.5.2.3Different
daboron1wood1.5.5Parts of a plant2bark of a tree1.5.5Parts of a plant
dadʋganset of pots for straining sour water (sɛhɛyɛ)5.1Household equipment
dadʋgɩhɛnɛnlower pot of dadʋga5.1Household equipment
dadʋgɩpupoiŋntop pot of dadʋga5.1Household equipment
dagan(Hs.) box5.1Household equipment
dagbɛsʋnfetish in Sɔnvɩɛra area (Bugobele area)4.9.8.1Idol
dagɛv1to show, illustrate, describeDagɛ baal la wombiiŋ dɩ ʋ mʋ.Show the man the way to go.3.6.1Show, explain2to teach, correct, educate, to disciplne, admonishDagɛ ŋ bile dɩ ʋ sɩ́ wʋbɔŋŋɔɔ ŋɩŋaa.Teach your child not to do wrong.3.6Teach3to criticizeTɩntɩnnɩhɩanla daga arɩ mɩ bɩ tɩntɩŋŋaa jɩŋ.My boss criticized me for not knowing how to work.3.5.1.8Criticize
dagɩndaboronblackboard/chalk board3.6.2School
dahalochereƲ hɛ daha.It is here.
damɛrɛnbelt, waist band (usually with cloth dress)Ʋ vɔɔ damɛrɛ nɛ.She is wearing a belt.5.3Clothing
danduluŋnmaggot, earth caterpillar1.6.1.9Small animals
dandʋlanpile of wood6.6.3.2Wood
dansarɩkan(Hs.) prisoner4.8.3.5Prisoner of war
dansɛnɛniron pot5.1Household equipment