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pɩlɩmadv.to be full to the brimPupoi la suo nɛ pɩlɩm.The pot is full to the brim.
pɩlɩŋn1flat mallet (for roofs and floors)2pond
pɩlɩp pɩlɩpadv.very bright (thunder lightening)Taŋ ka lɩgɩsɛ nɛ pɩlɩp pɩlɩp.It is lightning very much.
pɩnyɩlɩŋn1child's hoe2yam or millet mound1.5Plant
pɩŋvlie downMʋ pɩŋ godo nyuŋ.Go and lie on the bed.
pɩŋ doŋv phrsleepMɩ pɩŋ doŋ nɛ.I slept.
pɩŋ haalaidhave an affair with a womanƲ pɩŋ haala.He slept with a woman.
pɩŋgaasɩnpickaxe{Eng}
pɩpaajɩŋjɛɛŋhibiscus fruit
pɩpaaliŋiŋnbunch of leaves worn by women1.5.5Parts of a plant
pɩpaaŋnleaf (general term)1.5.5Parts of a plant
pɩ́páarɩ́ŋn(Lat.) Hibiscus sabdariffa, Roselle1.5Plant
pɩra ta1v phrto sharpen roughly, taperPɩrɛ daa la golli.Sharpen the wood round roughly.2reduce in sizePɩrɛ sontoŋ la naaŋ ta.Reduce the size of the hoe-handle.
pɩratan(Eng.) plate
pɩrɛcfbolimifirisi mirisiv1to be barrenHaal la pɩra nɛ.The woman is barren.2.5Health2to hurt, injure, bruiseDaa la tele pɩrɛmɛ.The log fell on me and injured me.2.5Health2.5.1Sick2Person
-pɩrɩŋrtsfxbarrenhapɩrɩŋbarren woman2.5Health
pɩrɩtɩtɩadv.very brightChɛnɛ pʋlla nɛ pɩrɩtɩtɩ.The moon is very bright.
pɩrrexclThere you are!
pɩsɛvto scatter, dispersePiesee kala pɩsa.The sheep all scattered.
pov1to make (a drum)Má po gugoŋ.Make a drum.2cut open into two equal halvesMá po gbaŋa la.Cut open the calabash into two.
polliv1to unfold sth., to remove clothes (cf wuri )Kɛŋ ŋ gɛrɩbɔsɔ la polli.Remove your cover-cloth.2clarifyBʋl wɩɩla bʋbʋɔŋ dʋʋ polli.Clarify the matter.3to be clearLeriŋ pollo nɛ.The weather is clear.4to be firm (e.g feet)Bile naasɩŋ ha bɩ pollo.The child's feet are not firm yet.
pololocfpóoríadjbaldƲ nyuŋ ŋaa pololo nɛ.He is bald.2.5Health
poluŋn1vein, blood vessel2.1Body2gristle2.1Body
pomuŋncricket (insect)1.6.1.7Insect
ponchɩɩrɛnkind of cricket1.6.1.7Insect