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deŋginecfsɩɩduoŋnpride3.5.1.7.3Boast
desichinsleeveless (African) smock5.3Clothing{Ha}
cfdɛllɛdʋɔrɛvto skim fatBa chɔ nammɩa ʋ dɩdɛ nʋʋŋ.When they were cooking meat he skimmed the fat off the gravy.1.2.3.2Oil
dɛlɛn1(birds) nest1.6.1.2Bird2bed
dɛllɛcfdʋɔrɛvto scoop (water) Mʋ dɛllɛ lɩɩŋ viliŋ lɛ.Go and scoop water from the well.1.2.3.1Liquid
dɛmɛ dɛmɛadv.very many, very crowdedNɩaa su kuoro jaŋ kala nɛ dɛmɛ dɛmɛ.The chief's compound was completely full with people.8.1Quantity
dɛnnɛcfbɛsɛyɩ́rɛ́vto praise, glorify, exaltKuoro nɛ baa dɛnnɛ.It is the chief they are praising.3.5.1.7Praise
dɛnnɩyɩrɩŋnpraise name given to individuals, clans, animals, fetishes, etc.9.7Name
dɛrɛvto finish, complete, endƲ tɩŋ tɩntɩŋŋaa dɛrɛ.He has finished his work.5Daily life
dɛ́rɛ́cfbieenmen's game (played with fruit seeds in 36 holes in the ground4.2.6.1Game
dɛrɩmɛv1to be partly dry,Tɩarɩ la dɛrɩmɛ nɛ.The top of the mortar is dry.5Daily life2not to be properly doneBa dɛrɩmɛ mɩ luori la nɛ. They didn't work on my car properly.
-dɛrɩŋ-adjsfxlastnɩdɛrɩŋlast person
dienicfvdelay, lastMɩ nɛ mʋ dɩa, mɩ jaŋ dieni.When I go home it will be for a long timeDɩ ŋ nɛ yɛrɛ ŋ gɛrɩla woruŋ, ʋ jaŋ dieni.If you sew your dress well, it will last.8.4.5.3.4Delay
diesivto reincarnateMɩ naaŋ ha bɩ diese.My mother has not yet been reincarnated.4.9.8Religious things
digivto touchSɩ́ mɩ luori la digu.Do not touch my car.2Person
digilivShake violentlyMɩ yaraa kala nɩɩ digilu.My body is shaking violently.2.2Body functions
digiriŋngreen tree snake1.6.1.3.1Snake
diiv1to eat (gen. term)Kʋ dii kɩaa.Come and eat.2Person2to consume, burnNyiniŋ dii gɛrɩ la.The fire burnt the dress.3to win, beat in a game,id. Ʋ diimi.He beat me.4to be sharp (cutting tools)id. Sɩa la ka dii nɛ woruŋ.The knife is very sharp.
dii bɩnɩŋidto suffer, to go through painBaal la dii bɩnɩŋ nɛ woruŋ la nɩsɩŋ lɛ.The man suffered a lot in our hands.