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mʋapɩlɩɩ/mʋatʋlɩɩcfbaŋmɛnɛmuuri1adv.a little Mɩ jaŋ dii mʋapɩlɩɩ.I will eat sparingly.2tempin a short time, little while, soonMʋapɩlɩɩ ʋ jaŋ kɔ.He will come soon.
mʋasʋaatempshortly afterwards, soonMʋasʋaa mɩ nandɔŋɔ jaŋ kʋ namɛ.In a little while my friend will come to see me.
mʋgacffuoŋnlake, river
mʋgɛvto be rotten Daa la mʋga nɛ.The wood is rotten.
mʋgʋbalɩŋnsea
mʋgʋlʋŋngrub (larva of an insect)
mʋla mʋlaadj/advvery smoothTinteeŋ ŋaa mʋla mʋla nɛ.The floor is very smooth.
mʋllɛv1to make smoothMʋllɛ dɩa la tinteeŋ.Make the floor of the house smooth.2to have no groove or treadLuori naa la mʋlla nɛ.The tyre has no groove or tread.
mʋmɔnnʋnscoffer
mʋnlɩanbiting black ant
mʋnlɩɩchelibiena kind of tiny red ant1.6.1.7Insect
mʋnlɩɩpʋgʋmʋŋnflying ant
mʋnnɛvto eat at somebody's expenseMɩ mʋnnɛ nɩalɩŋ kʋdiilee nɛ.I have eaten part of the people's food.
mʋntʋʋkacfluorin(Eng.) motorcar, lorry, truck
mʋɔlɛv1to plaster, go over lightlyKɛŋ vʋchɔɔ mʋɔlɛ jeeŋ.Plaster the wall with mud.2not to do thoroughly wellƲ kɛŋ gbansɩ la mʋɔlɛ nɛ.She did not wash the bowls thoroughly.
mʋɔlʋŋndark smock worn by men
mʋɔraanimmoral behaviour of a man towards sb.'s wife
mʋɔrɛv1to be well cooked, donePɩɩ la mʋɔra nɛ.The yam is well cooked.2to be well kept, neatMɩ joŋ mɩ gɛrɩ la a bil ʋ mɩɩra mʋɔrɛ nɛ.I put my dress away and it has kept neatly.3to tauntŊ mʋɔrɛmɛ ŋ sɩ pɩɛsɛmɛ moribiee wɩaa.You taunt me when you keep asking me for money.4to ripen properlyMoŋgo la ha bɩ mʋɔra.The mango is not properly ripe.1.5Plant
Mʋɔsɛn1member of the Moshi tribe2Moshi (language)
mʋsɛvto suck (not breast, cf. wasɛ 4)Bile mʋsɛ tɔfɩ.The child was sucking a toffee.
mʋsʋŋexclwelcome, well done
mʋtʋrʋŋnshrew
mʋ́ʋrɛ́cfkpʋsɛvto pluck (fowl)Mʋ mʋʋrɛ suu la.Go pluck the guinea fowl.
mʋ̀ʋrɛ̀vto sink inVʋchɔɔŋ yʋga, ŋ jʋa ŋ jaŋ mʋʋrɛ.There is a lot of mud there, if you go there you will sink in.