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penderengourd drum4.2.3.5Musical instrument
peniŋnpenis2.1Body
perekunnail
peribanyeŋucfnyɩbancrocodile1.6.1.3Reptile
peribivnot good at any workBile peribe nɛ.The child is not good at any work.
perigicfyeŋŋivto make a mistakeƲ vɛnɛ perigi.He took the wrong road.
pesiv1to flap (wings)Diibie la pese nɛ.The bird flapped its wings.2to hurry, to hasten, quickly Sɩ́ pesu.Don't be in a hurry.
v1to drive sth. intoƲ joŋ daasɩ la pɛ nɛ.He drove the stakes into the ground.2to get stuckLuori la pɛ nɛ.The car got stuck.3to add, in additionBile ka kesi nɛ aŋ pɛ chuchuuri ma.The child is coughing and he also has diarrhoea.
pɛ ... lɛv phr1to be with, join, accompany, help, assistPɛ mɩ lɛ la mʋ yɔbɔ.Accompany me to the market.2to blessWɩa jaŋ pɛ ŋ lɛ.God will bless you.
pɛɛnumseven (when counting, cf. balɩpɛ)
pɛɛmɩŋnumseventh
pɛɛŋnsheath for knife
pɛɛsɛv1to wake sb. up by touching his bodyƲ pɩŋ doŋ nɛ mɩ pɛɛsʋ, ʋ sii.He was asleep and I touched him and he woke up.2to mold bricksƲ pɛɛsɛ tiebiee nɛ.He molded bricks.
pɛgɛ1loc1between (place)Mɩ chɩŋ tɩɩsɩŋ balɩa pɛgɛ nɛ.I stood between two trees.2for, during (time)Tapʋlaa mara pɛgɛ ba bɩ ba jaŋ yie.They did not reach their village for twenty days.
pɛgɛ2nrelationshipLa dɩ foliba la pɛgɛ zɔmɔ.We have a good relationship with the white people.
pɛgɛ3ncornerBaal la nɛ hɔŋ pɛgɛ lɛ.The man is sitting at the corner.
pɛgɛ4locwithinjapɛgɛ within the village/town
pɛɩcfwogoadv.1freely, without chargeƲ joŋ gɛrɩ la pɩmɛ pɛɩ nɛ.He gave the shirt to me free.2in vainŊ baga la ŋ pɛrɛ pɛɩ nɛ.Your work on your farm was in vain.
-pɛɩcf-fuolo-yaayaartsfx1worthless, uselesswʋpɛɩuseless matter2ordinarychɛpɛɩweekday (no market, festival etc.)
pɛjʋʋranneighbor2Person
pɛllɛmod vto stand secretly or quietlyƲ pɛllɛ beŋ.He watched secretly.
pɛ́llɛ́cfyellivto lean againstƲ pɛllɛ jeeŋ nɛ.He leaned against the wall.
pɛ̀llɛ̀vto flow, run (liquid)Lɩɩŋ ka pɛllɛ nɛ.The water is flowing.id. Ba gʋa aa pɛllɛ lɩɩŋ.They were dancing and sweating.id. Sɩnɩŋ pɛllɛ nɛ.There was much pito.
pɛ̀llɛ́ ... lɛidto be dependent onƲ pɛllɛ ʋ nɩɛrɩma lɛ nɛ.He is dependent on his uncle.He is dependent on his uncle.