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fuontʋɔŋ-lorumuŋnwater bug1.6.1.7Insect
fuoŋcfmʋganriver, stream, lake, pool, swamp1.3.1.3River
fuoŋ cholonthe other side of a stream, river1.3.1.3River
fuoŋ niiŋ/ fuoŋ baŋŋaannear side of a stream, river1.3.1.3River
fuooadjempty, hollowƲ niiŋ ŋaa fuoo nɛ.His mouth is toothless.toothless8.1.8.1Empty
fuosivto come off, fall off (tool from handle)Pire fuosi santoŋuŋ lɛ nɛ.The hoe blade fell off the handle.6.7Tool
furisiv1to sniffWuruŋ nɛ kɛmmɛ, ŋɩɩ nɛ tɩɩ mɩɩ furisi mɩɩsɩŋ ŋɩɩ.I have a cold that is why I am sniffing.2.1.1.3Nose2to quaff, gulp downƲ furisi dɩsɩŋ.He quaffed the soup.5.2.2Eat
fuufuunchest-trouble (bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia)2.5Health
fuunivto snuffFuuni chaaŋ la dɩsɛ.Snuff the lamp.
fuuuadv.whee! (noise of falling through the air)Bile lɩɩ tɩa nyuŋ tuu tel fuuu pip.The child fell down from the tree - whee, crash!
fʋaaadv.in peaceƲ jʋʋ dɩa fʋaa.She went home in peace.
fʋfʋɩŋnspear grass1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
fʋfʋlʋŋnbombax ceiba, kapok1.5.1Tree
fʋfʋrana kind of herb1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
fʋfʋʋŋnscab, scar2.5Health2.5.1Sick
fʋgɛv1to crowd, be crowdedNɩaa fʋgɛ dɩa la nɛ.People are crowded in the room.4.2.1.7Crowd, group2to compel, forceMɩ fʋgʋ dʋʋ bʋl wɩaa.I forced him to speak.3.3.3.5Compel3to constrictGɛrɩ la fʋgɛmɛ nɛ.The shirt is too tight for me.
fʋgɩnanobligationƲ bɩ fʋgɩna ŋaa dɩ la dii kʋlɩchiliŋ.We are not compelled to eat left-over TZ.
fʋgʋmɛvto shrink (seeds)Jisiiŋ bii la fʋgʋma nɛ.The groundnuts have shrunk.
fʋgʋsɛvto force something through an openingƲ fʋgɩsɛ godo la nɛ ʋ to boi la a jʋʋ.He forced the bed through the doorway.
fʋɩɩcfkurumsiyeuusɔmsurumadv.very quietLeriŋ kala ŋaa fʋɩɩ nɛ.The whole place is very quiet.
fʋlcffilvto jump, leap, bounce, splashŊŋ nɛ joŋ tabɩɩŋ a yuo hɛ lɩɩŋ tʋɔŋ, lɩɩ la jaŋ sii fʋl.If you throw a stone into the water it will splash up.
fʋla chaalɛv phrto pounce onNaachigiŋ fʋla chaalɛ bʋʋna.The lion pounced on the goat.
fʋla fʋlaadjvery light, soft, thinGɛrɩ la ŋaa fʋla fʋla nɛ.The dress is very light.
fʋlʋŋnkind of herb, edible plant1.5Plant