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pulon1gathering of people2a powerful juju3ring around the sun
-pumuŋadjsfxenclosed, sth. without an openingdɩɩpumuŋa walled-up room
puŋŋicfdùorìvto play in water, swimHambiisi la dɩa tuu puŋŋi lɩɩŋ nɛ.The children went swimming yesterday.
puon1pregnancy2bud
puopuonhide-and-seek4.2.7Play, fun
puoriv1to confess publicly, make known one's secret misdeedBaal la puoro nɛ.The man confessed openly.2baldBaal la nyuŋ puoro nɛ.The man is bald-headed.
puoruŋnconfession
puosiv1to see through (a trick), discover (a secret)Suuŋ nɛ puosi badɛrɛ bʋbʋɔŋ.The guinea fowl saw through the spider.2to play hide and seekHambiisiŋ ka puosi nɛ.The children are playing hide and seek.
puosonfontanel (soft spot on the head of a baby)
pupoiŋnpot
pupomɛɛrɛnpotter2Person
pupucfmotonmotorcycle
Pupulipaanwindy month (roughly January)8.4.1.4Month
pupuluŋnrubbish-heap
puriv1to untiePuri bʋʋŋ la.Untie the goat.2to skinPuri bʋʋŋ la.Skin the goat.3to missMɩ ŋmoo bile puri.I hit out at the child but missed.
puruŋn1skin-bag2bark (of tree) cf. daboro1.5.5Parts of a plant
-puruŋ1nsfxuncut skin2rtsfxpeel, husk or other waste partmɩɩpuruŋhusk of millet
purutɩsɩrantanner of leather
pusadv.smash!Pupoiŋ tele yɛrɛ pus.Smash! The pot fell down and broke.
pusiv1to be out of controlWɩɩ la mɩɩra pusi nɛ.The matter is out of control.2to boil overSuono la pusi nɛ.The beans are boiling over.
puuv1to catch up withVɛŋ lɩma mʋ puu.Go quickly and catch up with him.2to meetMɩ jaŋ puu Hayugo dɩa lɛɛ?Will I meet Hayugo in her house?
puwuolocfgbɛ̀rɩ́gɛn1disabled or handicapped person2.5Health2.5.1Sick2Person2.5.4Disabled2sick person2.5Health2.5.1Sick3weakling2.5Health2Person
pʋ̀av1to rot, spoil, decayNammɩa la pʋa nɛ.The meat is rotten.2to be spoilt (a child)Bile pʋa nɛ.The child is spoilt.id. Ʋ nyuŋ pʋa.He is softheaded, stupid.
pʋgɛvprocess of adding ingredients to vegetable leaves as foodLa dɩa pʋgɛ ŋɩŋɛrɛɛ arɩ kɩŋkɛsɩmɛɛ nɛ.Yesterday we prepared black plum leaves with bean cakes.