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lorigo laav phrto seize, to confiscate, to take by forcePuwuolo yie kɛŋ ʋ kʋa, nɩduoŋ lorigo laa nɛ.When a weak man has sth., a strong man takes it from him.
lorumuŋncockroach1.6.1.7Insect
loruŋcfjaarandiscount, dash
loruŋkpʋrʋŋninsecticide
losuŋn1hunger2lack of sth.
losuŋ/losumonhungry person, poor person
lɔgɛv1to take part of sth. (soft)Lɔgɛ kapala.Take some of the fufu.2to pinch sb.Sɩ́ mɩ kaa lɔgɛ.Do not pinch me!3to scratch violentlyMɩ kori bile, aŋ ka ʋ lʋlɔgɩmɛ.I held the child and he scratched me severely.
lɔgɔ taidto runBa kire to baal la harɩŋ ʋ lɔgɔ ta.They chased the man and he run.
lɔgɔdɩnlɔgɔna thorny tree1.5.1Tree
lɔgɔgɔadjwide openƲ niiŋ ŋaa lɔgɔgɔ nɛ.His mouth is wide open.
lɔlcfbugiv1to be tiredMɩ lɔlɔ nɛ.I am tired.2to do sth. and failBa chol fuo la lɔl nɛ.They tried to cross the river but failed.
lɔllɛcfchʋɔlɛvto greet, thankMɩ jaŋ lɔllɛ kuoru la.I will greet the chief.
lɔlʋŋn1welcome! (greeting, also used to express gratitude)Ŋ lɔlʋŋ!You are welcome!2tirednessLɔlʋŋ kɛmmɛ nɛ.I am tired.
lɔrɛv1to be ugly, bad lookingBaal la lɔrɔ.The man is ugly.2to be bad, harmful, dangerousWombiiŋ lɔrɔ.The road is bad.
lɔrɔna kind of insect
-lɔrʋŋadjsfxugly, unpleasant, bad, dangerous balɔrʋŋugly man8.3Quality
lɔsɛcfdukpɩɩnɛluosiv1to harvest (yams), dig outBaal la lɔsɛ ʋ pɩaa kala.The man harvested all his yam.2to scrape, to hollow outƲ lɔsɛ gugoŋ.He hollowed out a drum.3to point out, draw sb.'s attention toBile sɩ kɛŋ luori la aa ŋaa, ba lɔsɛmɛ dɩ mɩ beena.When the child was touching the lorry, they drew my attention to it.
luv1to blow (the wind, cf. du)Peliŋ luo nɛ.The wind blew.2to dig deepƲ lu bʋa.He dug a deep hole.
lugivto be cloudy, dense, thickLeriŋ kala lugo nɛ jɩnɩŋ.It is cloudy today.
lugisicfnyiiriv1to tickleMɩ lugisi bile ʋ mɔŋ.I tickled the child and he laughed.2to wash the mouthJoŋ yɩsɩŋ hɛ lɩɩŋ lɛ a lugisi a kpʋra ta.Take salt water, rinse your mouth, gargle and spit it out.
-luguŋadjsfxthick, denseyaluguŋthick undergrowthtɩɩlugunuŋjungle
lunloronbedbug
luŋvto be deep; Vil la luŋie.The well is deep.
luobii-kparaancolon