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venena shrine, village idol4.9.8.1Idol
verigivto spread, get bigger (wound)Bile naawɩɩl la verige nɛ.The child's sore got bigger.2.5Health2.5.1Sick2Person
vɛŋvto walkƲ vɛnɛ mʋ dɩa.He walked home.7.2.1.1Walk
vɛrɩŋnearthworm1.6.1.9Small animals
vɛ́sɛ́vto grip and pull with force, to jerkKɛŋ ŋmɛŋ la vɛsɛ.Pull the rope.
viegivto faintBile tele nɛ a viegi.The child and fainted.
vigiv1to throw violentlyVige ta!Throw it away!7.3.1.1Throw2to fanMʋ vigi nyiniŋ.Fan the fire!
vigisivshake, form of vɩgɩlɛKasɩŋŋaa vigisi ba gugonnuŋ sɛmɛ dɔŋɔ.The Kasena people played the drums very loudly in another place.7.3.1.3Shake
viirivto go away, depart, go homeMɩɩ viiri nɛ.I am going home.7.2.3.2Go
viisenvent in flat roof5.1.2Household decoration
viisiv1to lash out, take a swing atƲ viisimi puri.He lashed out at me, but missed.2to wag sth., move sth. aboutNɛŋ yie viviisi ʋ doho.The cow is always swishing its tail.
vijenenbig clay pot5.1Household equipment
viliŋnwell, waterhole1.3Water
villivto walk up and down, round and round.Baal la mʋ chɩŋ lee la a vivilli.The man stayed there and walked up and down.
virecfbavirengranary6.2.6.4Store the harvest
vire dɩa a granary house
vɩ̀acfkɩsɛv1to refuse sth. ( cf. baanɛ 2)Ʋ saa kʋlʋŋ pɩmɛ, mɩ vɩa.She cooked TZ for me, but I refused it.2to tabooMɩɩ vɩa gɩlɩŋgaaŋ nɛ.I taboo the crow.
-vɩaraartsfxclan (with common taboo)hɛnvɩaraaclay pot clan4.9.5.6.1Taboo
vɩarɩŋnwaterlogged land
vɩgɩlɛvwriggle, thrash (head and shoulders, also vigisi)Mɩ kɛŋ bile ʋ vɩgɩla laa ʋ tɩtɩa.I caught the child, but he wriggled himself free.
vɩɩlɛvto be soakDuonuŋ kpʋmɛ mɩ kala vɩɩlɛ.Rain beat me and I am soaked with water.