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nyiisivto biteNyiisi pɩɩ la, ŋ jaŋ na ŋɩɩ ʋ sɩ sɩma. When you bite the yam, you will get to know how sweet it is.
nyilen1horn (of an animal)2musical instrumentsekelee nyilecorn-stalk 'horn'
nyile yɩɩlaanfuneral horn-music
nyilimivto peep, peer throughKɛŋ tokoro la suri dɩ mɩ nyilimi.Open the window so that I can look outside.
nyimpʋgʋmʋŋnparticles of ashes flying around
nyinhalɩŋnsmouldering, charring wood
nyiniŋnfireWɩa nyiniŋhell
nyiŋgeliŋnflame
nyɩbacfperibanyeŋuncrocodile1.6.1.3Reptile
nyɩɛv1to tell a lieƲ nyɩɛ wɩaa pɩmɛ.He told a lie about me.2to guess, presume, thinkMɩna nyɩa bʋl ŋ gɔllɛ nɛ.I thought that you were wandering about.
nyɩgɛcfchólv1to set fire to, burn sth., light a fireNyiniŋ nyɩgɛmɛ fol.The flames licked me and I got burnt.2to lickMá nyɩgɛ yaŋ la.Set fire to the grass.3to bake (pottery only) Ʋʋ nyɩgɛ pupoyee nɛ. He is firing.
nyɩgɩlɛvto be well armedBaal la nyɩgɩla nɛ aa mʋ nambagɩlɩŋ.The man has armed himsel to go hunting.
nyɩ́ɩgɛ̀vvanish, disappearChuoŋ la nyɩɩga nɛ. The rabbit vanished.
nyɩ̀ɩgɛ̀vprepare T.Z.Haal la ka nyɩɩgɛ kʋlʋŋ nɛ.The woman is preparing TZ.
nyɩɩsɛvto appear partiallyƲ dɩa joŋ pɩɩ la a hugi, ka ʋ nyɩɩsɛ nɛ.Yesterday he put the yam into the ground, but a little of it could still be seen.
nyɩlɩlɩadjto be clearWɩɩ la ŋaa nyɩlɩlɩ nɛ.The matter is very clear.
nyɩlɩmanfather's sister, aunt2Person4.1.9Kinship
nyɩlɩŋntooth2.1Body
nyɩmmanfather (or his brother or sister, cf. nyɩlɩma), husband's father2Person4.1.9Kinship
nyɩmma kʋbienfather's or mother's younger brother, uncle2Person
nyɩnawaranthe supposed big man amongst some people
nyɩnnɩaanhalf section of village, moiety2Person
nyɩnyɛrɩŋnmadness, insanity, craziness2.5Health2.5.8Mental illness
nyɩrɛvto fill, to cover up, to be crowdedNyɩrɛ bʋa la tɔ.Fill the hole. Cover up the hole.