Vernacular - English
piito 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 ... lɛto be too difficult for sb.Ʋ pii nɩaa balɩa lɛ nɛ.It is too difficult a task for just two people.
piinemahogany (Lat. Khaya senegalensis)1.5.1Tree
piisito threshƲ piisi mɩaa nɛ.He threshed millet. pilimi1to 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. -pilimiŋcomplete, wholedɩɩpilimiŋthe whole housenaapilimiŋwhole, undamaged leg
piliŋfig tree (ficus sycamorus)1.5.1Tree
pille laadeceive, to get by cheatingBaal la pille laa moribii la nɛ.The man got the money by cheating. pilli1to denyƲ nyɩɛ wɩaa nɛ aŋ pilli.He told a lie by denying it.2to be cunningBadɛrɛ ŋaa pipilli tɩɩna nɛ.The spider is cunning. pimeelarge, very bigƲ luoruŋ ŋaa pimee nɛ.His stomach is very big.Ʋ luoruŋ yʋga pimee.His stomach is big.
pimperibulazy person, jack of all trade2Person
pineyinagbotadpole (mosquito larva) pipthud! (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.
piri piricfbasa basawoso wosohurriedly, superficiallyƲna bɩ wɩɩ fɩɛla ŋaanɩŋ jɩŋ, see piri piri.He cannot do things slowly, he always does them hurriedly.4.3Behavior
pirigito meet suddenly, to bump intoMɩ kʋ pirigi ma lɛ nɛ.I bumped into you. pirim1without having eatenƲ dɩa pɩŋ pirim.Yesterday he slept without having eaten.2suddenly without knowing the causeBʋʋŋ la sʋʋ pirim.The goat died suddenly.
pisimito have weals on the bodyBa vɩɩrʋ nɛ woruŋ, ʋ yaraa kala pisimi.They beat him, his body had weals.2.5Health