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guŋgumbana kind of yam1.5Plant
guŋgummiena kind of insect
guŋguŋndummy
guŋguronhyena1.6.1.1Mammal
guogbaŋahundred pieces of cola nuts
guoliv1to mingle withBile mʋ guoli nɩaa tʋɔŋ nɛ.The child mingled with the crowd.2to mix something, diluteŊaa lɩɩŋ guoli daalusu la lɛ.Dilute the medicine with water.
guomivto wipe the face with one's handƲ kɛŋ nɩsɩŋ guomi ʋ sɩaa.He wiped his face with his hand.
gúorín(Hs.) kola nut5.2.6Stimulant1.5.5Parts of a plant
gúorìvto huddle, curl, coil upWaarɩŋ dɩa kɛmmɛ mɩ guori.I was cold yesterday so I huddled up to keep warm.
gùorìvto embraceMɩ naambie dɩa lɩɩ Kʋmasɩ kɔ, mɩ guoru.My brother came from Kumasi yesterday, I embraced him.
gurigivto grip, catchGurigi bʋʋŋ la dɩ la kpʋ.Catch the goat so that we kill it.
-gurumo-adjsfxyoung male animal without hornspiegurumohe-lamb
Guruŋn1an ethnic group of people of in Northern Ghana and Burkina Faso2African
guu1vto speed, to ride a horseMɩ dɩa guu luori nɛ woruŋ.Yesterday I was speeding in the car.
guu2mod vimmediatelyHambiisiŋ na kerichi dʋʋ kɔ, ba guu fá mʋ hɔŋ.When the children saw the teacher coming, they immediately ran to sit down.
gʋav1to danceMá kɔ la gʋa.Come and let us dance.Ʋ dɩa gʋa dʋgʋ.He danced the wedding dance yesterday.2to marchSikuuri hambiisiŋ dɩa gʋa golli jaŋ tʋɔŋ kala nɛ.The school children marched round the whole town yesterday.
gʋachesiŋnfuneral dance for an old person
gʋalan1dance2march
gʋalɛv to be dimƲ sɩaa gʋala nɛ.His eyes are dim.
gʋaŋgʋŋnsieve, fishing basket
gʋarandancer
gʋaraa kuorondance leader4.2.4Dance
gʋgʋranhernia2.5Health2.5.2Disease
gʋlvto keep in one side of the mouthMɩ gʋl chʋʋnʋŋ mɩ chaŋkpaŋɩŋ lɛ.I kept a sheanut inside my cheek.
gʋlʋŋmʋlʋŋntortoise