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sawaran(Hs.) discussion3.5.1.2Talk about a subject
seecj(Hs.) unless, except, only, until (in greetings)See chie.See you tomorrow.
sekeliŋnmillet or corn stalk1.5Plant
seŋke tɩɩnanselfish, deceiful person (also sɩŋgɩrɩŋ tɩɩna)2Person
seŋkeriŋnedge (also sɛŋkpɛrɛ)
sɛbɛntalisman, string necklace with leather locket4.8.3.7Weapon, shoot
sɛ́bɛ́v(Hs) to writeSɛbɛ teniŋ pɩmɛ.Write a letter for me.
sɛbɛɛadv.insipidDɩsɩ la ŋaa sɛbɛɛ nɛ.The soup is tasteless.2.3.3Taste
sɛbɩsɛv1to loose taste, be insipidDɩsɩ la sɛbɩsɛ nɛ.The soup has lost taste.2.3.3Taste2to supportBa sɛbɩsɛ baal la kaa mʋ dɩa.They supported the man so that he could get to the house.
sɛbɩsɩŋ gɛrɩŋnwar-gown (worn by warriors for magical protection)4.8.3.7Weapon, shoot
sɛgbɛyɛŋna door fan made with stalks
sɛhɛyɛnsour-water, saltpetre (made from burnt stalks)5.2.3.3.3Spice
sɛɩv1to believe, agree, approve, accept, consentDɩ ŋ nɛ sɛyɛ, mɩ jaŋ pɩŋ kʋŋ. If you agree with me I will give you sth.2to respond, answer, acknowledgeBaal la yɩrɛ bile, ʋ sɛɩ.The man called the child and he answered.3to confess, admitƲ sɛyɛ arɩ ʋ cheye nɛ.He confessed that he had done wrong.
sɛlɩmbʋangold mine
sɛlɩmɛngold1.2.2.4Mineral
sɛlɩnfɩɩrɩŋndross, impurities in gold1.2.2.4Mineral
sɛmbiiŋcfsɛmpɛrɩbiiŋnside (of human body)2.1Body
sɛmɛ1nside (of human body)Ba joŋ timiŋ tɔɔ Yesu sɛmɛ lɛ nɛ.They pierced the side of Jesus with a javelin.2.1Body
sɛmɛ2post posbesideƲ hɔŋ mɩ sɛmɛ.He sat beside me.
sɛmpɛɛŋnone half, side of sth., share
sɛmpɛrɩbiiŋcfsɛmbiiŋnrib2.1Body
sɛmpɩɩadv.1to move sidewaysMɩ dɩa mʋ dɩa a mʋ cheŋ dɩmɩŋ a mɩɩra mʋ sɛmpɩɩ.On my way home yesterday I came across a snake and moved sideways.2in secret (in order to escape)Bile cheŋ ʋ dʋndɔmɔ a mɩɩraa vɛŋ sɛmpɩɩ nɛ.The child saw his enemy and went back secretly.
sɛnɛmod vreally, trulyƲ sɛnɛ sʋʋ nɛ.He really died.
sɛnsɛvto attemptMá leŋ dɩ la sɛnsɛ naachigi la.Let us attempt to attack the lion.
sɛnsɩanchronic bronchitis2.5Health2.5.2Disease