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wombiigɛsɛncrossroad6.5.4.1Road
wombiiŋcfwɛnɩŋn1path, way, road6.5.4.1Road2journey3permission, access, opportunity4way of action; deeds
wombiiŋ tʋɔŋ daagɛrɛnwayside roots (medicinal)2.5.7.3Medicinal plants
wombiiŋ tʋɔŋ pɩpaaŋnwayside leaves (medicinal)2.5Health2.5.7.3Medicinal plants
wombiivɛnnɛntraveller7.2.4Travel
woŋcfáŋkʋbɛɛinterr.who?Woŋ nɛ bʋla pɩŋ?Who told you?
worivto solve a problemKʋbɛɛ nɛ wori wɩɩ la lɛ?Who solved the problem?4.4.3.5Solve a problem
woruŋadj/adv1very much, very big Tɩɩbal nɛ woruŋ..It is a very big tree.8.1Quantity2wellBʋl wɩɩ la woruŋ.Say the matter well.
woso wosocfbasa basapiri piriadv.undisciplined, doing things hurriedly, superficiallyƲ ŋaa wɩaa kala woso woso nɛ.He does everything superficially.4.3Behavior
wotoexcl(Hs) so, well, what if?Woto, mɩ sɩɩ mʋ Kʋmasɩ, baŋmɛɛ nɛ ba jaŋ laa?What if I go to Kumasi, how much will they charge me?Hausa
wulv1to climb throughƲ wule to kɛrɛ jʋʋ.He climbed through the wall.2to press (on the side of the body) Ʋ joŋ kɩalɩŋ wul nɛ.He is pressing the things on the side of his body.
wulimicfkpɛ̀rɛ̀vto boil (water)Lɩɩ la wulimi nɛ.The water is boiling.5.2.1.1Cooking methods
wullivto turn over, somersaultKɛŋ chenfilii la kaa wulli.Turn the fish over.
Wulumbele/Wulunhiesintime when the big heat starts (roughly February )8.4.1Period of time8.4.1.4Month
wulumuŋnheat
Wulunnɩɩŋnbeginning of the farming season, hottest time (roughly March)8.4.1Period of time8.4.1.4Month
wuov1to be able to do sth.Mɩ jaŋ wuo jɩl basikuuri.I can ride a bicycle.2to afford, manageMɩ bɩ wuo.I cannot afford it.3to be stronger thanMɩ nɛ wuo baal la.I am stronger than that man.
wuoliv1to be emptyDɩa la wuolo nɛ, mɩ ha bɩ godo yɔbɔ.My room is empty, I have not yet bought a bed.8.1.8.1Empty2to be open, to be uncoveredMɩ dɩa la wuolo nɛ, kapɩnta ha bɩ kpaasa.My house is uncovered, because the carpenter has not put a roof on it.3to open (funeral)Mɩ jaŋ wuoli yoho jɩnɩŋ.I shall open the funeral today.
-wuolo-adjsfxempty thing
wuoocfasee!patɩexcloh! (excl. of astonishment)Wuoo, kʋla yʋga!Oh, how big it is!
wurivto remove, stripƲ wuri ʋ gɛrɩŋ a mʋ fo lɩɩŋ.He stripped off his clothes and had a bath.5.3Clothing
wurisicfwaalɛwaasɛv1to turn sth. over, tossKɛŋ suono la wurisi dɩ nʋʋŋ kʋ jɩl.Turn the beans so that oil will come up.2to pour sth. overƲ joŋ lɩɩŋ ari loŋ wurisi ʋ tɩtɩa.He poured water over himself from the gourd.
wuruvthe sound of a falling wallDɩa la tele wuru.The building fell with a great crash.
wuruŋcftuturuŋncold, catarrh2.5Health