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kpaacfpɔɩpɔrɛvto share, divide, distributeƲ kpaa nammɩa.He shared the meat.
kpaakpanpalmnut
kpaalɩŋn1pot with a flat bottom 2one's share or portionƲ laa ʋ kpaalɩŋ nɛ.He collected his share.
kpaamagɛdɔŋɔnhalf, middleKeri chɛnfɛnɩɩ la kpaamagɛdɔŋɔ.Cut the soap in the middle.
kpaanɛv1be inquisitive, find outBaal la cho wɩaa kpaanɩŋ.The man is inquisitive.2investigate probeMá leŋ la kpaanɛ wɩɩ la na.lets investigate the matter.
kpaaŋcf-kɩaŋ -kɔsʋŋadjbroken, worn out, wretchedpupokpaarɩŋbroken potsluori kpaaŋrickety car
kpaarɛv1to sacrifice (to a fetish)Bʋa bɛɛ nɛ ŋ yie kpaarɛ tɔmʋŋ?At what time do you sacrifice to the idol?2to spill ontoLɩɩla bɩsa kpaarɛ mɩ nyuŋ lɛ.The water was spilling onto my head.
kpáasànwhip, rod
kpáásɛv1hit, strikeƲʋ kpaasɛ kpasa nɛ.He is hammering a nail into a chair.2to do carpentryMɩɩ chɛ dɩ mɩ kpaasɛ boro nɛ.I want to make a door.3to roof (with roofing sheets)Kapɛnta kpaasɛ mɩ dɩa.The carpenter roofed my house.
kpachagɩsaan1fork of a branch2waist
kpàgángravel
kpàgɛ̀vnear, close (to be)Má mʋ kpaga na.Go near it and see.
kpagɩnyɩlɩŋnrocky ground
kpagɩŋna kind of tree1.5.1Tree
kpalv1to bribeMɩ nyɩmma dɩa mʋ kpal sarɩyadiiru la nɛ.My father went to the magistrate yesterday and bribed him.2to get hardDɩ ŋ nɛ gbaa kparɩkpʋrʋŋ a joŋ kɩaa daŋ ʋ nyuŋ, ʋ jaŋ kpal.If you make a mount and put sth. on it, it will harden.
kpalanfinger bell
kpalaan.pl1payment for sth.2bribery
kpalɩmɩɩŋna kind of millet for brewing pito1.5Plant
kpalɩŋnsling, catapult
kpalɩŋ tabɩɩŋnsling-stone
kpallɛvto flatten a metalKpallɛ mɩ pire niiŋ pɩmɛ.Flatten the edge of my hoe blade for me.
kpamboiŋnhole broken into a wall (used as entrance or window), exit
kpammulo1na kind of bird with red feathers 1.6.1.2Bird
kpammulo2rta kind of yampɩɩkpammuloa kind of yam1.5Plant