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luobii-tɩɩnanglutton
luobiiŋn1intestines2.1Body2inner tube (of a tyre)
luoheeŋnfinger root or bush banana 1.5Plant
luopʋŋʋŋnconstipation2.5Health
luoricfmʋntʋʋkan(Engl.) lorry, car, truck
luoruŋcfchincheleŋen1stomach, lower abdomen, bellyƲ luoruŋ yʋga.Her stomach is big.2.1Body2pregnancyƲ kɛŋ luoruŋ.She is pregnant.2.5Health2Person
luosicfdukpɩɩnɛlɔsɛvto scrape, scoop out (sth. sticky)Luosi kʋlʋŋ hɛ gbaŋa lɛ.Scoop out the TZ into a bowl.
luosuuluŋnbloated stomach2.5Health2.5.2.3Stomach illness
luriv1pierceTɔɔ ʋ dɩgɩlɩŋ luri.Pierce his ear.2boreLuri sontoguŋ.Bore a hole into the hoehandle.id. Waarɩŋ luro nɛ.It is cold season.
luribiiŋntesticle2.1Body
luroonscrotum2.1Body
lurumbiiŋnwaist chain, bead, pearl
luruŋcfbombon1swollen scrotumBabɩnɩɩ kɛŋ luruŋ nɛ.Babinii has a swollen scrotum.2.5Health2gunpowderLa dɩa tugi luruŋ nɛ.We made gunpowder yesterday.
lusuncholsɩɩŋnstep on a stair case or ladder
lusuncholuŋnladder
lusuŋnmudroof
lʋga lʋgacflʋgʋgʋlʋŋa lʋŋanʋga nʋgaadjsoft (form of nʋga nʋga)Kumpuŋŋu la ŋaa lʋga lʋga nɛ.The mattress is soft.
lʋgʋgʋcflʋga lʋgalʋŋa lʋŋanʋga nʋgaadjsoft, lightNyuyelle ŋaa lʋgʋgʋ nɛ.The pillow is soft.
lʋgʋmamadv.feebleBile ŋaa lʋgʋmam nɛ.The child is feeble.
lʋgʋmʋŋncarnivore1.6.1.1Mammal
lʋ̀lcfnɛŋ1v1to give birth (people or animals)Ʋ lʋl bie.She gave birth.2.5Health2to bear fruit (crops)Mɩaa kɛŋ puosuŋ nɛ, ba jaŋ lʋl.The millet is flourishing, it will bear fruit.1.5Plant
lʋ̀lán1womb2.1Body2menstruation2.5Health2Person
lʋllanparent, father and mother4.1.9Kinship
lʋlʋŋnbirth2Person
lʋŋa lʋŋacflʋga lʋgalʋgʋgʋnʋga nʋgaadjsoft, delicateMoŋgo nɛ bɩa, ʋ yie ŋaa lʋŋa lʋŋa nɛ.When a mango is ripe, it is soft.