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hilimiŋcfchemiŋ/chemengathering (of people), meeting
hirigivto be startledVaha huosi, mɩ hirigi.When the dog barked I was startled.
hɩaŋcfnaambietanlɔŋɔnrelative
-hɩaŋ1nsfxold thing/person (animate)2nsfxelderjaŋ nɩhɩaŋelder of a community3rtsfxleader of a group, foremantɛmpɛnduuruhɩaŋhead of talking-drums playerstɩntɩnnɩhɩaŋforeman
hɩɛnɛ1vto crave for, have a desire for, long for somebody/something, yearnMɩɩ hɩɛnɛ nammɩa nɛ.I am craving for meat.
hɩɛnɛ2nto have a relationship with sb.Mɩɩ hɩɛnɛ Tumu nɛ.I have a relationship with the Tumu people.
hɩ́ɛsɛ́vto be old, to age, to get oldBaal la jɩsɩŋ yʋga, ʋ hɩɛsa nɛ.The man has lived for many years, he is old.
hɩ̀ɛsɛ̀v1to steam sth.Ʋ chɔ daalusuŋ a hɩɛsɛ ʋ yaraa.He boiled medicine to warm his body.2to heat sth.Ʋ kɛŋ ʋ gɛrɩŋ hɩɛsɛ nyiniŋ.He dried his cloth over the fire.
hɩɩlansweetheart
hɩɩlɛv1to courtBa hɩɩlʋ, ʋ vɩa.They courted her but she rejected their advance2to take as a mistressƲ haala na baanɩŋ nɛ arɩ ʋ sɩ hɩɩlɛ haala.His wife was angry because he took a mistress.
hɩɩlɩbaalan1wife’s father4.1.9Kinship2daughter’s husband
hɩɩlɩhaalanwife's mother4.1.9Kinship
hɩɩlɩpɛrɩŋnbride service
hɩɩsɛv1to disgraceƲ dɩa mʋ gaa kɩaa, ba kɛnʋ a hɩɩsʋ.He went stealing yesterday and was (caught and) disgraced.2to disappoint, fail sb.Ʋ dɩa sɩ bɩ hilime la kɔ, ʋ hɩɩsɛmɛ.He disappointed me yesterday for not coming to the meeting.
hɩɩsɩŋnshame
hɩlv1to be emptyAŋkʋra la hɩla nɛ.The barrel is empty.2to be dryMʋ yieni gɛnnɩŋ dɩ ba hɩl.Spread the clothes so that they will dry.3to be leanƲ yaaraa kala nɛ hɩla tapʋlaa deemba.He is lean these days.
hɩlacfnyɩsɩŋnwizard, witch
hɩlɩŋndryness, drought
hɩllɩŋnwitchcraft
holadv.to be worried, anxiousƲ ŋaa holo holo nɛ.He was troubled.
hollivto put into a sitting positionBa holli sʋʋŋ nɛ.They put the dead into a sitting position.
holona kind of big tree with edible leaves1.5.1Tree
holumomadv.completely worriedMɩ kala ŋaa holumom nɛ.I am completely worried.
horuŋn1hard outer covering or shell (e.g. of a sheanut, tortoise)1.5.5Parts of a plant2bud1.5.5Parts of a plant
hosivto run amokBa tʋʋsɛ baala, ʋ hosi.They insulted the man till he got really wild.