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sɛntɛrɩŋncarelessness
sɛntugonpneumonia2.5Health
sɛŋvto do sth intentionallySɩ́ sɛŋ aŋ ŋaa wɩɩ la sɩ bɩ zɔŋ.Do not intentionally do what is wrong.
sɛŋkɛrɛnedge (also seŋkeriŋ)
sɛŋkpɛnɛɛnscabies2.5Health
sɛ́rɛ́vreplant, resowMá mʋ sɛrɛ kuorimɩa la.Go and re-plant the maize.
sibiŋnhartebeest
sierivto tease, to make fun ofƲ bʋl wɩaa perigi, ba sisieri ʋ lɛ.He made a mistake and people are teasing him.
sige sigeadjuncertain, unclearSɩ́ sige sige ŋaa arɩ wɩɩ la ŋ sɩɩ bʋl.Don't be uncertain about what you are saying.
sigi sigiadv.1silent, motionless, stillLɩɩ la pɩŋ sigi sigi nɛ.The water is clear and still.2unconsciousBa ŋmobu nɛ ʋ pɩŋ sigi sigi.They beat him so much that he became unconscious.
sigilivto be calmLeriŋ sigile nɛ.The place is calm now.1.1.3Weather
sigiliŋnmasquerade performed at the funeral of an important man
sigisivto have the hiccupsBile ka sigisi nɛ.The child has the hiccups.
siiv1to get up, stand up, to rise, to erectSii doŋ lɛ.Get up from sleep.2to get up to do sth.Aamɩŋ nɛ sie a lʋl bie.The antelope gave birth to her young.
siileengift of praise to sb.
siilivto offer a gift in order to praise sb.Mɩ gʋa nɛ ba siili.I danced and people gave me gifts.
SiiŋnMonth of April8.4.1.4.1Months of the year
siiŋnbambara bean1.5.5Parts of a plant
sikelena kind of herb1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
sikeleŋkiiŋnneem tree (Azadirachta indica)1.5.1Tree
sikirin(Eng.) sugar
sikuudɩrɩban(Eng.) screwdriver
sikuurin(Eng.) school
silen(Eng.) shilling (10 pesewas)6.8.6Money
simbʋŋnfresh bambara bean