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lagɛvto apply (medicine)Joŋ daalusuŋ lagɛ ŋ dɩgɩlaa.Put some medicine into your ears.2.5Health
lagɩ lagɩcftɛtɛadv.quickly, fastPɛrɛ lagɩ lagɩ!Hoe fast, speed up!
lagɩsɛvto be spottedTʋɔlʋŋ lagɩsa nɛ.The bushcat is spotted.
lahanspoon, ladle
Lahadin(Hs.) Sunday8.4.1.3.1Days of the week
lahɔrʋmɔn(Hs.) grace, mercy, kindness
lambarɩkanveil{Ha.}
lampoon(Fr.) tax, revenue
lampoolaarantax-collector, revenue-collector
lanacfla1pron. emph.we (emph. form of la)
lantanmusket, flintlock gun
laŋŋɛv1to come together, to gatherNɩalɩŋ laŋŋa nɛ.The people have gathered.2to climbBile ka laŋŋɛ tɩɩsɩŋ nɛ woruŋ.The child knows how to climb trees.3to jump or swing from tree to treeŊmama jɩŋ tɩɩsɩŋ laŋŋɩŋ nɛ woruŋ.The monkey knows how to swing from tree to tree.
laŋŋɛ vto tie looselyƲ kɛŋ ŋmɛnɩŋ laŋŋɛ laŋŋɛ.He bound (it) with a string loosely.
larɩbakɔna yam species1.5Plant
lebinumhalf
leeficftaalɩn(Hs.) blame, fault
leenicfmaasɛv(Hs.) to have disrespect for, undermine, to despiseBile leeni nɩaa kɩŋkɛŋ.The child has no respect for anybody.
lenniv1to exchangeHaalaa yie jʋʋ yɔbɔ a joŋ chʋʋnaa lenni chenfilee.The women exchanges sheanuts for fish in the market.2to lickGelii la lenni dɩsɩ la kala.The cat licked up all the gravy.2.2Body functions
leŋcfta1v1to allow, permit, letLeŋ dɩ baal la mʋ.Allow the man to go.2to give up, stop doing, ceaseMɩ faa mʋ sikuuri nɛ, ama mɩ leŋe nɛ.I used to go to school, but then I gave it up.3to divorceBaal la leŋ ʋ haala nɛ.The man divorced his wife.4to abandon, leave behindBa dɩa bɩ sʋʋ la leŋe kaala lɛ.They did not leave the corpse in the compound yesterday.
lerigivto be injured, disabled, to interfereSɩ́ wɩaa lilerigi ŋɩɩ.Do not interfere in this business.2.5Health2.5.1Sick
leriŋn1place, room, space2weather, climateLeriŋ fɩɛla jɩnɩŋThe weather is cold today.
1post posin, atƲʋ ŋmʋnsɛ teniŋ nɛ ʋ dɩa lɛ.He is writing a letter in his house.
2vearthing upMá mʋ lɛ hɛ mɩa la.Go and earth-up the millet.
lɛbɩŋcfpalɩŋnshelter with thatched roof
lɛɛlɛtempa little while ago, now, soonMɩ jaŋ mʋ dɩa lɛɛlɛ.I am going home now.