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saaptcthen (emphasying a verb)Ʋ saa mʋa nɛ ba?Has he gone?
sàav1to buildƲ saa dɩa.He built a house.6.5.1Building2to cook TZƲʋ saa kʋlʋŋ nɛ.She is preparing TZ.5.2.1Food preparation3to carveƲ saa santoŋuŋ.He carved a hoehandle.6.1.6Made by hand
saabaasɛna black fish-eating bird1.6.1.2Bird
saachɔŋʋŋnhunter's 'human-headed' axe
saalanwood chips or shavings
saaŋnaxe6.7Tool
-saaracfmeesiŋ1nsfxmasondɩɩsaaramason, brick-layer2Person2rtsfxcarver, makertɛmpɛnsaaramaker of the talking drum
sabogundisaster, calamitySabogu nɛ jʋʋ.A calamity has befallen him.
safʋln(Eng.) shovel6.7Tool
sagana grass harmful to crops (striga)1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
sagbɛyɛŋna medicinal root1.5.5Parts of a plant
sagɛvto hang sth. upJoŋ puri la sagɛ.Hang the bag up.
sagɩmɛvto be leprous
sagɩrɩgalɩana kind of shrub1.5Plant
samasaman(Twi) sanitary inspector2.5Health{Twi}
sampɔrɔcfyɩbɩŋna toad1.6.1.4Amphibian
sampʋan(Twi) threepence (two and a half pesewas)6.8.6Money
sanɩan(Twi) scale, weighing machine8.2.9Weigh
saŋv(Eng.) to prosecute, take to courtMɩ nyɩmma ŋmoo baal nɛ, ba samʋ.My father beat up sb. and was prosecuted.4.7Law
saŋkara1rtdestructive personnuhuobiiŋ saŋkaradangerous and destructive person2Person2nworm found in cola nuts1.6.1.9Small animals
saŋkparɩmbiiŋnbullet4.8.3.7Weapon, shoot
saŋkpʋrʋŋnskin disease2.5Health
sarɩkan1(Hs.) prison4.7.7.3Imprison2alms
sarɩyancourt case4.7.4Court of law
sarɩyadiirenmagistrate4.7.4.1Legal personnel