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gbanfɩaŋncalabash in which food is kept for eating5.1Household equipment
gbanjɔɔban.plload of cooking utensils5.1Household equipment
gbanloŋncalabash with small opening5.1Household equipment
gbaŋancalabash, bowl, utensil5.1Household equipment
-gbaŋacfzɔlɔ-adjsfxstandard batch of one hundred itemsguogbaŋa100 kola nuts (gift to chief)
gbaŋkon(Twi) cassava1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
gbaŋkoguŋncalabash used for winnowing5.1Household equipment
gbaŋkʋʋlʋŋnthe substance inside a calabash5.1Household equipment
gbegecfdayalɩmanleper2.5Health
gbege tav1to disgraceƲ mʋ bɛ zɛmbɛ a pɩpa kuoro, kuoro yie gbegu.He betrayed someone to the chief, so the chief disgraced him.2to disregardMɩ sɩ ʋ kʋ dii kʋdiilee, ʋ yie gbegimi.I invited him to eat but he disregarded me.
gbegivto strip bareBʋʋnaa gbegi tɩala kala.The goats have stripped the tree bare.
gbegilegena kind of tree1.5.1Tree
gbegisiv1reduce in wealth, become poorBaal la lɛɛlɛ gbegise nɛ.The man has now become poor.2to remove all leaves from a treeBʋʋnaa gbegisi tɩa la kala nɛ.Goats have stripped the whole tree.1.5.1Tree
gbelem gbelemcfkalamɩa mɩaadv.completely, with no remainderBa paa jisii la kala gbelem gbelem.They collected all the groundnuts, leaving none behind.
gbese tav phr1to brush offKʋŋ nɛ mɛrɛ mɩ nɩsɩŋ lɛ mɩ gbese ta.Something stuck on my hand and I brushed it off.2to snobMɩɩ bʋl wɩaa ʋ teeŋ ʋ gbesimi ta.I was talking to him and he snobed me.3to kick sth. accidentallyƲ gbesi gbaŋa la arɩ naaŋ ta.He accidentally kicked the bowl.
gbɛlɛ gbɛlɛadv.very loose, flexible, pliableTɩɩbie la ŋaa gbɛlɛ gbɛlɛ nɛ.A young tree is pliable.
gbɛlɛɛadjlimpƲ nɩsaa ŋaa gbɛlɛɛ nɛ.His hands are limp.Nɩsaa gbɛlɛɛ nɛ.Your limp hands. (an insult)2.5Health2.5.1Sick
gbɛnzɛbɛnleather worker, shoemaker, shoe repairer
gbɛrɛcfjegiliyɩɛlɛv1to waitLa gbɛrʋ aŋ ka ʋ bɩ kɔ.We waited for him but he did not come.2to remove someGbɛrɛ daarɩŋTake some of the porridge3to tie the legs of an animal closeBa gbɛrɛ jaaba la nɛ.They have tied the legs of the horse in order to disable it from walking well.
gbɛrɛgbɛrɛnaaŋna herb1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
gbɛ̀rɩgɛ̀v1to be crippledMɩ nyɩmma gbɛrɩgɛ nɛ.My father is crippled.2.5Health2.5.4Disabled2to be retarded (walking)Bile gbɛrɩgɛ nɛ.The child is slow in learning to walk.2.5Health2.5.4Disabled
gbɛ̀rɩ́gɛcfpuwuoloncripple, disabled person2.5Health2.5.1Sick
gbɛrɩmɛɛadv.helpless, sit in a relaxed mannerMɩ kala lɔlɔ nɛ gbɛrɩmɛɛ.I am very tired.
gbɛrɩmɩŋneggplant1.5Plant
gbɛsɩŋnmane (of lion, horse)