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gerisivto belchƲ vɔgɔ nɛ a gigerisi.He ate his fill and belched.
vto turn off from the way, divert (cf gɛbɛ)Luori la fa vɛŋ ŋɩɩ nɛ a guu mʋ gɛ gɩrɩŋ.The car was moving and suddenly diverted into the bush.
gɛ̀bɛ̀v1to turn off from the way, divert, curvedKobie wombiila gɛbɛ nɛɛ?Is the Kobie road twisty?2to make way, move asideGɛbɛ ka mɩ bal.Get out of the way so that I can pass.
gɛlɛnleft-handed, the wrong way roundSɩ́ buku la gɛlɛ kɛŋ.Do not hold the book upside down.
gɛlɛ tɩɩnanleft handed person
gɛlɩbɛvto warp, bend, twistYibiiniŋ nɛ daa la gɛlɩbɛ.The wood warps during the rainy season.
gɛllɛ...tav phrto leave something undoneBa kɩɩlɛ kuorimɩaa nɛ aŋ gɛllɛ dɔnsʋŋ ta.They harvested the maize and left some.
gɛnɛcftembiiŋnxylophone-thong4.2.3.5Musical instrument
gɛrɛvto stumble, trip, knock againstBɛɛ nɛ tɩɩ ŋ joŋ daa la gɛsɛ wombiiŋ lɛ dɩ mɩ kʋ gɛrɛ?Why did you put that stick across the road so that I tripped?
gɛrɩbɔsɔncovercloth
gɛrɩbʋɩŋnshrink1.6.1.3.2Lizard
gɛrɩdɩanmosquito net
gɛrɩfehenpocket
gɛ̀rɩgɛ̀vto grind, grate, file, rub roughlyNɩɩka nɩɩka lɛ nɛ ba gɛrɩgɛ kpalɩmɩaa.In the grinding mill they grind millet.
gɛrɩhɛmɩŋnneedle
gɛrɩjʋʋlʋŋndress, upper garment
gɛrɩkɔsʋŋnold cloth, rag, scanty cloth
gɛrɩlaalɩŋndress, upper garment, shirt
gɛrɩmagɩlɩŋna special, very beautiful garment (different from others)
gɛrɩŋ, gɛrʋngarment, cloth, material, fabric, shirt, dress
gɛrɩŋmɛnɩŋnthread
gɛrɩŋmɛŋyuoronspinner of cotton
gɛrɩpɛɛŋnstrip, roll of cloth
gɛrɩpɛfʋla-fʋlansilk, silky cloth
gɛrɩpɛpʋlancalico, white cloth