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jaacfbʋ̀gɛ̀v1to marryMʋ jaa haala.Go and marry.2to pick (vegetables)Mʋ jaa dɩsɩŋ.Go and pick vegtable.1.5Plant3to gather (firewood)Mɩ jaŋ mʋ jaa daasɩŋ.I will go and gather firewood.1.5Plant
jaabanhorse1.6.1.1Mammal
jaagɛvto stretch out one's hands
jaaŋyoexclwell done
jaaracfloruŋn(Hs.) discount, dash
jaarɩŋcfbʋbʋɔŋ kɩaahajaarɩ kɩaan1marriage2dowry, bride price
jaasɛcfmɩsɛvto scatter, sow, broadcastBa dɩa jaasɛ mɩaa ta.They sowed the millet yesterday.
jaban(Hs.) man's long gown
jabalɩŋtown or city
jabien1colt (young horse)2village
jachigiŋnquarter, section of a town, compound clan
jafalɩŋnnew settlement
jafɩɩrɩŋnyellow fever2.5Health2.5.2Disease
jagagaadv.hard to break, elastic (like stringy meat)Nammɩa la ŋaa jagaga nɛ.The meat is tough.
jagɛvto be lean, thin, sicklyHaal la ka wɩɩlʋ nɛ a kala jagɛ.The woman is sick and very thin.id. Ba yaraa jagɛ nɩaa kɩaa lɛ.They are envious.
jagɛgɛnaaŋna medicinal plant1.5Plant2.5Health2.5.7.3Medicinal plants
jagɩmulocfjantɩratuutuunprostitute
jagɩsɛcfchɩgɩsɛjigisiv1to shake a tree (e.g. for fruit)Mʋ jagɩsɛ babɩlaa.Go and shake the sheafruits down.2to shrink
jalvto be big, large, wide, broadYɛrɛ mɩ gɛrɩ la dʋʋ jal.Make a big dress for me.
-jalɩŋ-adjsfxbig, largedɩɩjalɩŋbig house
jamansesame1.5Plant
jamaan(Hs) crowd{Ha}
jambaaadv.not specificŊ yie bʋl wɩɩla jambaa nɛ.You are not specific in what you said.
jambalɩŋnsection of a village (not one's own)
jambasʋgʋlʋŋna tree of which the leaves resemble dawadawa tree plant 1.5.1Tree