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kɛ́rɛ́cfkiesinlow wall, partitionBa saa kɛrɛ nɛ a golli dɩa la.They have built a wall a around the house.
kɛrɛ lɔlv phrto try and fail, to do sth. in vainMɩ kɛrɛ kɛrɛ lɔl nɛI tried my best and failed
kɛrɩsɩɩŋnhipjoint2.1Body
kɛsɛvto catch Má leŋ la tuu kɛsɛ chenfilee.Let us go and catch some fish.
kieli1cfbalv1to pass byƲʋ kieli dɩa nɛ.He is passing by the house.2to go or jump over sth. without touching, to crossƲ fɩla kieli kɛrɛ.He jumped over the wall.
kieli2adv.to do sth. greatlyƲ chomi kieli.He loves me very much.
kierivenlarge
kiesicfkɛ́rɛ́vto protect, shadeƲ joŋ nyuŋ chuulo chu a kiese tɔ wɩa.He wore a hat to shade himself from the sun.
kigisikiiadjthick (substance)Sɩsaalaa gɛrɩpɛɛŋ nɛ ŋaa kigisigii.Sisaala cloth is thick.
kiikiadv.gaspƲ pɩnaa kiiki nɛ.He lay down breathing upproariously.Ʋ mɔmɔ kiiki.He was killing himself with laughter.
kiliŋadv.with a clatterŊ yɩ zalɩŋ ʋ viviisi kiliŋ kiliŋ.If you hit the net with the calabashes they will rattle around.
kirecfkatahanblack coloured cobra1.6.1.3.1Snake
kiricftʋɔrɛvto chase, drive awayMá mʋ kiri vaha la.Go and chase the dog away.
kiri kiri kiriadv.forcefully, hurriedlyYɔbɔ gime nɛ, nɩaa kala fɩfá kiri kiri kiri.The people in the market rushed away quickly.
kɩala jɩŋv phridentifyLa kɩala jɩŋ wɩɩ la sɩ tɩɩ jɩmɩɩ la sʋʋ nɛ.We identified the cause of the fowl's death.
-kɩaŋ cf-kɔsʋŋkpaaŋrtsfxbroken off, torn apart, fractionsnɛntɛŋkɩarɩŋworn out shoes kʋkɩarɩŋfractions
kɩɛlɛv1to stand in one line, to line upMá kʋ chɩna kɩɛlɛ dɩ mɩ keri ma foto.Come and stand in one line so that I can take a picture of you.2to place in linePaa daasɩ la kɩɛla tɔ boi la.Get sticks and arrange them across the doorway.
kɩɛrɛvto cut part offKɩɛrɛ ŋ neniifʋlaa ta.Cut your fingernails.
kɩɛrɛ golo golov phrcut zig-zagKɩɛrɛ gɛrɩ la golo golo.Cut the cloth zig-zag.
kɩɛrɛ gulo gulov phrcut in circleKɩɛrɛ gbaŋa la gulo gulo.Cut the calabash in a circular form.
kɩɛsɛv1to tear, tear offƲ kɛŋ gɛrɩ la kɩɛsɛ nɛ.He tore the cloth.2to contributeMa kɩɛsɛ mɩ teniŋ nɛɛ?Did you contribute to my funeral collection?3to collectBenin nɩɩ kɩɛsɛ yɔbɔ.Benin is collecting market money.
kɩɩadv.to be more than, above, exceedƲ kɛŋ doluŋ kɩɩmɛ.He has more power than I have.
kɩɩlɛvto harvest (corn), to split into pieces (e.g. sugar cane)Ʋ kɩɩlɛ kuorimɩaa.He harvested corn.1.5Plant