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kesencough2.5Health2.2Body functions
kesivto coughBile bɔyɛ nɩɩ wɩɩ, ʋʋ kesi nɛ.The child's chest is hurting, he is coughing.2.2Body functions
kesibinentuberculosis, TB2.5Health2.5.2Disease
ketekun(Twi) a sum of one hundred pounds
ketienaaŋnkind of ant
ketiifɩaŋn kind of red ant
ketiiŋn1girl that accompanies a married woman2junior wife
cffʋŋv1to cut (hair), to barberKɛ mɩ nyuŋ pɩmɛ.Cut my hair.2to cut open a fowl from the chestBile bɩ jimii la woruŋ kɛ.The child did not cut open the fowl well.
kɛbɛvto shapeBaal la saa santoŋuŋ a kɛbɛ.The man carved a hoe handle and shaped it.
kɛɛsɛvto call fowls by moving the tongue up and down in a rapid motionKɛɛsɛ jiŋŋe la dɩ ba kʋ jʋʋ.Call the fowls to come in.
kɛlɛ kɛlɛadjvery light (in weight)Teŋ la ŋaa kɛlɛ kɛlɛ nɛ.The paper is very light.
kɛmɩsɛvto blinkƲ kɛŋ sɩaa kɛmɩsɛ.He blinked his eyes.
-kɛnɛcfkɩŋkɛŋyʋgɛ1-adjsfxmuch, plentybʋkɛnɛmany goats
kɛnyɛŋkʋna dance
kɛŋv1to catch, get, fetchMʋ kɛŋ bʋʋŋ la kaa kɔ.Go catch that goat.2to have, containChuomo kɛŋ nammɩa.The rabbit is meaty.
kɛŋ daaŋ lɛ.idto lead sb. (a blind person).2.5Health
kɛŋ nyɛnɛidto be in a pitiful state Ʋ wɩɩŋ kɛŋ nyɛnɛ nɛ.His problem is pitiful.
kɛrɛ1cfjusinupper leg and hip cf. tɩŋa 2)Ʋʋ vɛŋ kɛrɛ nɛ.He is limping.
kɛrɛ2v1to separateNɩaa nɩɩ yuo dɔŋɔ, mɩ mʋ kaa kɛrɛ.People were fighting, I went and separated them.2to breakƲ kɛrɛ ŋmɛnɩŋ.He broke the rope.3to stop, ceaseLɩɩŋ bɩra bɩ pɛllɛ, ʋ kɛrɛ nɛ.The water does not run any more, it is cut off.4to protectƲ kɛrɛ wɩa nɛ arɩ kantɔwɩa.He is protecting himself from the sun with an umbrella.5to block (road)Ʋ joŋ daaŋ nɛ a kɛrɛ wombiiŋ.He blocked the road with a log.