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nyagɛ bɔyɛidcomfortƲ bie nɛ sʋba, mɩ mʋ nyagɛ ʋ bɔyɛ.Her child died and I went to comfort her.
nyagɩlɛv1to reprimandƲ dɩa nyagɩlɛmɛ mɩ sɩ joŋ ʋ baasikuuri.She reprimanded me for using her bicycle.2not to do properlyPɛɛrɛɛ dɩa nyagɩlɛ mɩ baga.The farmers did not weed properly at my farm.
nyagɩma nyagɩmaadv.to eat very little, slowly or nothingƲ dii kɩaa nyagɩma nyagɩma.He ate very little.
nyalv1to be fatigued, exhaustedƲ yaraa nyala nɛ.He is exhausted.2.5Health2to be sourYamɩŋ nyala nɛ.The sourwater is fermented.
nyalɩmanpatience
nyalɩmɛvto be patient, endure patientlyBa vɩɩrɛ bile, ʋ nyalɩmɛ.When they beat the child, he endured it bravely.
nyalɩŋndew
nyama nyamaadv.very sharpSɩa la kɛŋ niiŋ nɛ woruŋ nyama nyama.The knife is very sharp.
nyampʋnanbutterfly1.6.1.7Insect
nyanyalbieengerms or bacteria2.5Health
nyanyalɩŋnsickness2.5Health
nyàŋvto eat with little or no soupLa nyaŋ kʋlɩɩ la nɛ.We ate the TZ without soup.
nyáŋvto blameSɩ́ mɩ nyaŋ, mɩ dee bɩŋ kʋdiilee vɔmɔ.Don't blame me, I am not the one who refused to give you food.
nyaŋgeeliŋ(Lat.) Hibiscus cannabinus, kenaf
nyaŋgɩɩŋncrab1.6.1.3Reptile
nyaŋgɩrɩgɛngrasshopper1.6.1.7Insect
nyara nyaraadv.very roughWombii la ŋaa nyara nyara nɛ.The road is very rough.
nyɛto force sb. to bring a missing thingBa sɩ baal la nyɛ moribiila ʋ sɩ die.The man was forced to pay back the money he spent.
nyɛ bɩnɩŋvto excreteƲ nyɛ bɩnɩŋ.He defecated.id. Kʋdiilee nyɛ bɩnɩŋ.There was plenty of food.2.2Body functions
nyɛnɛnunpleasant, bad omen, misfortuneMɩ mɔl nyɛnɛ.I have a bad omen.
nyɛnyɛ (mɩanyɛ)nan insect with a scissor like mandible1.6.1.7Insect
nyɛsɛvto be hostile, very severe, extremeMɩ nyuwɩɩla la mɩɩra nyɛsɛ nɛ.My headache has become very severe.
nyɛsɩŋnsth which is filthy, horrible, abhorentBanjɩra la kɛŋ nyɛsɩŋ.The toilet is filthy.2.5Health
nyiiricflugisivto tickleSɩ́ mɩ naaŋ lɛ nyiiru.Do not tickle my leg.