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gbielengame, play, amusement
gbielicfchɩ́ŋv1play, have funLaa gbielu nɛ.We are playing.2to flirtBaalla arɩ ʋ hɩɩla nɩɩ gbieli dɩa lɛ.The young man and his girlfriend are flirting in the house.
gbieli dɔŋɔn1playmate2people in a joking relationship
gbienivto crawlBile gbieni tinteeŋ nɛ.The child crawled on the floor.
gbieni... sɩpaaŋidplead, begLa yie gbieni ŋ sɩpaaŋ nɛ.We are pleading you to forgive us,
gbig gbigadv.noise made when sb. hits a person or an object with a stickƲ ŋmoo mɩ harɩŋ lɛ nɛ gbig.He hit my back.
gbilvbluntSɩa la gbile nɛThe knife is blunt.
gbillicflaarɛlɛnnɛvto searchŊ joŋ mɩ gɛrɩŋ kaa mʋ dɩa, mɩ jaŋ mʋ gbilli ŋ dɩa.If you take my dress home I will come and search your house.
gbɩaŋnfishhook
gbɔɔvhalf, not full, incompleteKuorimɩaa bɔtɔ la gbɔbɔ nɛ.The maize bag is not full.
gbuv1chew the cud, to vomit deliberatelyNɛŋ gbu kɩaa chɩchaŋ nɛ.The cow chewed the cud.2to come out forcefully, gush outPɔmpɩ naaŋ yɛrɛ nɛ lɩɩŋ gbu lɩlɩɩ.The pipe-line is broken, and water is gushing out.
gbuŋgbogonbilly-goat, he-goat1.6.1.1Mammal
gburo gburoadv.to change colourNayɩl la nɛ tɩɩ tii la ŋaa gburo gburo ŋɩɩ.The tea has changed its colour because of the milk.
gbʋl gbʋl gbʋladv.swiftlyLɩɩ la pɛllɛ gbʋl gbʋl gbʋl.The water is flowing swiftly.
gbʋna gbʋnaadjmuddy (water)Lɩɩ la ŋaa gbʋna gbʋna nɛ.The water is muddy.
gbʋŋgbɛlɛnvegetable bed
gbʋra gbʋraadv.to change colourLɩɩ la kala ŋaa gbʋra gbʋra nɛ.All of the water is changing its colour.
gbʋrʋgbʋnana kind of tree [sp.]1.5.1Tree2.5Health
gbʋsʋmɛvin abundanceNammɩa gbʋsʋmɛ jaŋ kala nɛ.There was plenty of meat in the village.
geemcfdeeŋ deeŋhalɩɩwuuadv.for a very long timeMɩ gbɛrʋ aŋ ka ʋ ŋaa geem dɩa lɛ.I waited for him but he stayed for long in the house.
gel geladv.light-footedƲ fá gel gel.He is running light-footed.
geliŋcfdɩalʋɔrɛnambagɩlɩwiencat1.6.1.1Mammal
geliŋgeliŋcfgodonbed, hammock, stretcher
gennivto walk proudly, majesticallyKuoro laalɛ ʋ gɛrɩbalɩŋ a lɩɩ gigenni.The chief wore his gown and walked about majestically.
gentinen1tree trunk1.5.5Parts of a plant2foundation