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poŋŋivto spill overNʋʋŋ nɛ poŋŋo ta.The oil spilled over.
póorícfpololovto become baldƲ hɩɛsa nɛ, ʋ nyuŋ kala poori.He is old and his whole head is bald.2.5Health
-pooronsfxmaker or carver of drumspenderipooromaker of the gourd drum.gugopooromaker of the gugoŋ
popona kind of water plant1.5Plant
popotɩana kind of small treewith poisonous milky juice1.5.1Tree
porivto clear, widen esp road, enlargeMá pori wombiiŋ.Clear the road.
pórísívto clap one's handsƲ hɛ doluŋ, má porisi nɩsaa pʋ.He has done well, give him a clap.
pòrísìn(Eng.) police2Person
v1to look after, watchPɔ nɛsɩla.Watch the cows.2to take care, be carefulPɔ ŋ sɩ́ pupoila joŋo yerʋ.Be careful that the pot does not breakid. ŋ bɩ pɔperhaps
pɔɩcfkpaapɔrɛv1to divide sth. uncountable into equal partsKɛŋ nammɩa pɔɩ balɩa.Divide the meat into two pieces.2to part, separateMɩ naambiiriŋ dɩa kɛŋ dɔŋɔ pɔɩ nɛ.My brothers separated from each other yesterday.
pɔkɔŋnbare grassland, steppe, savannah1.2.1Land
pɔlɔ pɔlɔcffɛlɛlɛtɔlɔ tɔlɔadjtepidLɩɩla ŋaa pɔlɔ pɔlɔ nɛ.The water is lukewarm.
pɔmpɩn(Eng.) pump, spray-gun{Eng}
pɔŋn(Engl.) pound (British money)6.8.6Money
pɔpɔntowel5.3Clothing
pɔrɛcfkpaapɔɩv1to take part of sth.Baal la pɔrɛ nɩalɩŋ dɔnsʋŋ kaa mʋ ʋ baga.The man took some of the people to his farm.4.4.2.5Separate, alone2to part, separateLa dɩ mɩ nandɔŋɔ pɔrɛ dɔŋɔ lɛ nɛ.I and my friend separated from each other.
pɔsɛv1to burst, explodeBasikuuri naaŋ dɩa pɔsɔ.The bicycle tyre burst yesterday.6.6.2.9.1Explode2to rise, shine (sun)Wɩa pɔsɔ hɛ mɩ sɩaa lɛ.The sun was shining in my face.
pɔsʋŋnouter room or sitting room6.5.2.7Room
pɔtɩana place where hunters go to stalk wild animals
puv1to be very many, crowdedNɩaa nɛ dɩa pu yoho jaŋ kala.Yesterday there was a big crowd at the funeral.2to put into groups, heapsPu jisii la mɩ yɔɔ.Put the groundnuts into heaps and I will buy some.
pugivto hinder, impede sth.Ʋ pugi mɩ tɩntɩŋŋaa nɛ.He has hinder my work.
puguloon.plgrass which rats lie on1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
puguluŋnsheaf, set of sth.mɩɩpuguloosheaf of millet
púllícfbugumibumosuomivto start, commence, beginLaa sɩpaaŋ pulli sime la bʋbʋɔŋ.Start with the bottom of the basket first (when weaving it).
pùllìcfchallɛvto mix, add, diluteJoŋ yoŋ la pulli dɩsɩ la lɛ.Add the broth to the soup.