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piiadv.to be in excess, too much, too bigKʋdiilee yʋga pii.There is too much food.Daa la yʋga pie nɛ.The stick is too big.
pii ... lɛv phrto be too difficult for sb.Ʋ pii nɩaa balɩa lɛ nɛ.It is too difficult a task for just two people.
piinenmahogany (Lat. Khaya senegalensis)1.5.1Tree
piisivto threshƲ piisi mɩaa nɛ.He threshed millet.
pilenwater snake1.6.1.3.1Snake
pilimiv1to roof thatchMɩ jaŋ pilimi mɩ dɩa arɩ kaha.I will roof my house with grass.2to put on, to cover oneself with a coverclothKɛŋ gɛrɩbɔsɔ la pilimi.Cover yourself with the covercloth.
-pilimiŋrtsfxcomplete, wholedɩɩpilimiŋthe whole housenaapilimiŋwhole, undamaged leg
pilinyaŋankind of fig tree1.5.1Tree
piliŋnfig tree (ficus sycamorus)1.5.1Tree
pilisoluŋna fig tree1.5.1Tree
pille laav phrdeceive, to get by cheatingBaal la pille laa moribii la nɛ.The man got the money by cheating.
pilliv1to denyƲ nyɩɛ wɩaa nɛ aŋ pilli.He told a lie by denying it.2to be cunningBadɛrɛ ŋaa pipilli tɩɩna nɛ.The spider is cunning.
pimeeadv.large, very bigƲ luoruŋ ŋaa pimee nɛ.His stomach is very big.Ʋ luoruŋ yʋga pimee.His stomach is big.
pimperibunlazy person, jack of all trade2Person
pimpilliŋnuntruthfulness4.3Behavior
pineyinagbontadpole (mosquito larva)
pinin(Engl.) safety pin
pipadv.thud! (noise of sth. hitting the ground)Tabɩɩ la lɩɩ tɩa nyuŋ tuu tel pip.The stone dropped out of the tree and fell with a thud.
pirecfgɔgʋpiren1hoe for farming6.7Tool2musical hoe4.2.3.5Musical instrument
piri piricfbasa basawoso wosoadv.hurriedly, superficiallyƲna bɩ wɩɩ fɩɛla ŋaanɩŋ jɩŋ, see piri piri.He cannot do things slowly, he always does them hurriedly.4.3Behavior
pirigiadv.to meet suddenly, to bump intoMɩ kʋ pirigi ma lɛ nɛ.I bumped into you.
pirimadv.1without having eatenƲ dɩa pɩŋ pirim.Yesterday he slept without having eaten.2suddenly without knowing the causeBʋʋŋ la sʋʋ pirim.The goat died suddenly.
piripeniŋnshrimp
pirisaaŋcfvatoguŋnchopper, small axe6.7Tool
pisimivto have weals on the bodyBa vɩɩrʋ nɛ woruŋ, ʋ yaraa kala pisimi.They beat him, his body had weals.2.5Health