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Vocabulary of the Ibo language

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Title:
Vocabulary of the Ibo language
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Crowther, Samuel, 1806?-1891 ( Author, Primary )
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London
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Igbo
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109 p., 16cm

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Igbo language -- Dictionaries -- English ( lcsh )
English language -- Dictionaries -- Igbo ( lcsh )
Asusu Igbo -- Akwụkwọ edemede -- Bekee
Asụsụ Bekee - Akwụkwọ ọkọwa okwu - Igbo
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Dictionary
dictionary ( marcgt )
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Africa -- Nigeria
Eluàlà -- Naijiria
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8 x 10

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VIAF (Name Authority) : Crowther, Samuel, 1806?-1891 URI : http://viaf.org/viaf/39456173

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VOCABULARY
OP THE
IBO LANGUAGE.
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THE RIGHT REV. BISHOP CROWTHER.
LONDON:
SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE;
NORTHUMBERLAND AVENUE, CHARING CROSS.
1882.


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PREFACE.
The present production is the beginning of a large
and more comprehensive collection, in which words
conveying the same meaning, but differently pro-
nounced by other tribes, are clearly pointed out as
peculiar to that dialect, of all which that of Isuama
is the proper leading dialect of the Ibo language.
Hence it will be observed when any name, as
Onitsa, Asaba, or Bonny, is written against any of
them, it denotes that such words are peculiar to the
people of such a tribe, for instance—
In Isuama, Ala is Earth ; in Onitsa, it is Ana
„ „ Otu „ One; „ „ Ovu
„ „ Tsuku „ God ; „ Bonny; „ Tsineke,
Etc., etc.
Christian teachers who are moving about among
the various tribes must take notice of these differ-
ences. When these peculiar tribal pronunciations
are better known, there will not be much diffi-


vi
culty in forming a standard dictionary for the whole
nation.
Unless we adopt some such plans as the present
system, I am afraid we shall have to wait another
thirty-seven years before anything permanent is
done for the I bo language.
The Eev. J. F. Schon turned his early attention to
the reduction of this language, at the same time with
the Hausa, at Sierra Leone, in 1841 ; hut the latter
was found to possess greater advantages at that time
than the former, and as it was more extensively
spoken in the upper countries, it was more attended
to than the Ibo. Nevertheless, be has published
a grammar of the Ibo language which will serve
our present purposes, to lay the foundation of the
language.
I have been endeavouring to put this collection
into shape during the last three years; and I think
it is quite time to put it into type, for the following
reasons:—
1. After Mr. Schon had left the Coast, I took it up
in 1856, 1857, when I produced the first primer,
through the assistance of the late Simon JonaS, an
intelligent interpreter of the Isuama tribe; at which
time I commenced to make a collection of words for a
vocabulary, which I delivered up to Mr. Taylor, who
had joined the Nigor Mission, and I then laboured at


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the translations of portions of the Scriptures and
the Prayer-book at Onitsa. But it is now many
years since Mr. Taylor left the mission, and I
have failed to recover the manuscript copy of the
vocabulary.
2. During the last three years, I renewed the
attempt, with the staff of mission agents composed
into a Translational Committee, the senior ones
being masters of the dialects of the language which
they represented, and the result of which is the
present collection.
3. Considering the length of time that has elapsed
since the first attempts made by Mr. Schon at a
reduction of the language, and the removal of
several senior mission agents—masters of the lan-
guage in which they preached to the people—to their
rest, the separation also of others from the mission,
I cannot but feel very desirous that the present
vocabulary should be published, and in this way
be secured to the mission, and form the groundwork
of more extensive labours.
4. The possession of such a vocabulary is becoming
a necessity, since the mission among the Ibos has
been extending. There are four mission stations now
in this district instead of one ; and recent visits into
the interior countries will, we hope, ere long estab-
lish us beyond the edge of the river, where the


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present collection will not only be enlarged, but
found very useful to make one’s self understood
among them.
5. The encouraged efforts of present mission agents
to push forward more translations of the Scriptures—
especially the Book of Psalms, which will very much
contribute to the edifying of the congregations at
divine service—and the eager desire of the younger
adult members of the congregations to improve
themselves by learning to read at the evening school,
are other sufficient reasons why we. should place the
elements of their mother-tongue in their hands in
shape of a book for sale, as a medium of written
instruction and communication, as is now being
done in the Yoruba Mission.
6. The Ibo language is more extensively spoken
than it has been anticipated. It is known now that
it is spoken at Bonny, New Calabar, and Brass;
that in it we preach to the people; and Christianity
is being propagated by the converts in all these
places among the Ibos.
The dialects are different, we therefore must
secure what we can of all; when, in course of time, we
shall be able to produce one standard dictionary, as
we are now progressing in the Yoruba and Ilausa
languages.
S. A. CBOWTIIER.


VOCABULARY OF THE IBO LANGUAGE.
PART I. IBO-ENGLISH. A
A It is only by the context that the proper mean- ing or force of A is known. Thus in the proverb, “ Osu a de dsn nna,” “A slave cannot, or it is not usual for a slave to refuse a com- mand,” the particle a in ade means not* Again, “ Udene se anam eku miri nke mam tata nke etsi a?” here the particle a is a sign of interrogation
Aha Aba (Onitsa). Jaw See Agba Bargain, contract, cove- nant
* Compare §§ 34, 9, 30, “ Grammatical Elements of the ILo
Language,” by J. F. Schon. London, 1861.
B


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Abadi (Onitsa)
Abadi oka anno
Abaguma. See Ikoro-ato,
Igono,Okuko-tsiri-umu
Abali
Abanasiri (Onitsa)
Aba-okpukpu
Abara(Onitsa). $ee'Igu-
gu, Igbe
Abata
Abata-obi
Abe. See Ikpenta
Aboba-issi, Ntutu-issi
Abu (Onitsa)
Abu (Onitsa)
Abu
Abua (Abuo)
Abuba
Abubo-oro, (Onitsa) Mbu-
bo
Abuo (Abua, Nabo)
Abuzu
Ada
A bushel, a measure
A coomb, four measures of
corn
A constellation
Day, as distinguished
from night
Abandoned, forsaken
Jawbone
A dagger
A neighbourhood, vicin-
ity. Abata sometimes
means between, thus:
“Dkwa adaba efi na
abata npi,” “ Ukwa
falls between the horns
of a cow.” A proverb
used when a person fin ds
himself in a dilemma
A neighbour
Leprosy
The hair of the head
Band, bandage
A bond
Matter, substance thrown
out from a tumour or
boil
Two, a couple
Grease, fat
Chaff
Two
The animal called cricket
Eldest or first-born
daughter, an heiress


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Ada
A'daburu (Onitsa)
Adiro
Adiro-aroro-ala
Adsa
Adsa, (Onitsa) Unyi
Adsa (Adsi issi)
Adsa
Adsa (Onitsa)
Adsa (Onitsa)
Adsado (Onitsa)
Adsa-ani (Onitsa)
Adsi
Adsi
Adse (Onitsa)
Adsi-ezi
Adsi-iyi
Adso, for Odso
Adso-aguo
Adso-ala
Adso-diinba
A falling down
Declivity
Not, absence, the want of
something
Chastity
Dust
Dirt
Ilair
A sacrifice
A kind of fish
Corded grey baft
An aged widow
Literally, the dust of the
earth : a phrase usually
signifies one who was
born in, and whose an-
cestors were original in-
habitants of, a country
or land. Hence the
proverb, “ Obiarabia a
de bu issi adsa-ani,”
“ A stranger could not
be head over one born
in the country ”
Belt, girdle; properly the
bark of a tree used as
a girdle
Cuirass, breastplate
Title of a chief, second in
order
Bristle, hair of a swine
Crocodile, alligator
Bad, wicked
Asp, poisonous serpent
A kind of snake
Convulsion


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Adso-iwe
Adsg-gfia
Adsu
Adsu
Adsu-dsu
Afa (Onitsa). See Aha
A fa (Onitsa)
Afa
Afe
Afe-enu
Afe-obi
Afe-uku
Afia (Onitsa). See Ahia
Afifia (Onitsa). See Ahi-
hia
Afo, Ard
Afo
Afg
Afg-ike
Afo-ogu-ise, (Onitsa) Ogu-
aro-ise
Afg-gmma
Afufn (Onitsa). See Ahu-
hu
Aga
Animosity
Literally, a bad bush ; i.e.
a fetish bush where
twin-born children, and
bad medicines belong-
ing to dead persons,
are thrown in
A soft piece of cloth, grass,
or anythino; soft placed
first on the head in
carrying a load ; a pad
Dizziness
A question
A name
A rank next to a chief
Augury, divination
Clothes, array, dress,
attire
A coat
"Waistcoat
Trousers, breeches
Market
Grass, chaff
A year
Belly, stomach
The third day in native
reckoning of the week
Costiveness
A century, a term of one
hundred years
Bounteousness, bounty,
benevolence
Trouble, affliction
Barren


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Aga
Aga
Agaba
Agaba
Agada
Agadabu
Agadi
Agavu, Ngamuzo
Agba, (Onitsa) Aba
Agbado, or Ogbado (Oni-
tsa)
Aglia (Ogu)
Agliara (Onitsa)
Aghara-ala (Onitsa)
Aghara-ani
Agha-uno (Onitsa)
Agho
Agho
Agho-izizi
Aghugho
Aghugho, Nka; (Onitsa)
Owene
Agogo (Onitsa)
Agogo-aro (Onitsa)
Agu
Agu
Agu
Agugo
Adze
A kind of shrub
A lion
Razor
A seat
A net, a seine
An aged person
A bandit, banditti
A bargain, a contract, a
covenant
Corn
Battle, fight, war
Confusion
Anarchy
Confusion
Civil war
Accidental
A crop, harvest
First-fruits
Deceit, fraud, cheat, trick,
guile
Used in a bad sense, art-
fulness, cunning, arti-
fice, craftiness
Celebration
Anniversary
Leopard
Hunger
A namesake
A denial. Occasionally
this word means a
reasonable hope of es-
cape by means of a de-
nial of a fact, thus :
“ Agugo ada di ma nwa


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Agugu-mbotsi, or Agogo-
ubotsi
Agu-miri
Aguo
Alia, (Onitsa) Afa
Aliia, (Onitsa) Alla
Aliikia, (Onitsa) Afifia
Alionze, (Onitsa) Arinze
Aku, (Onitsa) Arn
Aku ; (Onitsa) Aru, Etn
Aku, (Onitsa) Avu
Akiiku, (Onitsa) Afufu
Aku-na-anya, (Onitsa)
Avu-na-anya
Aku-nfe, (Onitsa) Aru-nfe
Aku-oku, (Onitsa) Aru-oku
Aka (Onitsa)
Akad.se
Akakoro
Akala-aka
Akala-ogori
Akamara ,,
Akara
Akasi (Onitsa). See Ede
Akatakpo
mbeku ekwere osi,”
“Nwa mbeku would
not admit a tkeft, wken
ke could by denying,
escape detection ”
A cycle
Tliirst, tkirsty
An adder, a snake
A name
Market, merckandise,
commodity
Grass, ckaff, small dirt
To beseeck, to beg, to
supplicate
Elesk, skin
A kind, one of a kind,
Tkat
Trouble, affliction, dis-
tress
Beloved, dear
Agility, quickness of
motion
Ague, fever
Amber, tke colour amber
Scorn, contempt
Fig
A cup, a beaker
A boor, awkward fellow,
a lout, a blackguard
A rusk
A mark
Cocoa
Huge, immense, very
large, grand, august



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Akavu Last year
Akika Motli, white ant, or bug-
Akika a-bug Spotted, broidery
Akka The hand or arm
Akka-ekpe The left hand
Akka-ike Austerity, severity
Akka-nkume, (Onitsa) A millstone
Akkaokuta
Akka-nri The right hand
Akka-odo. A pestle
Akka-oru A division of men into com-
Akka-osisi panies for war or work A bough, branch of a tree
Akku Riches, wealth
Ako A slate-coloured clay
Akoko Corner, side, angle
Akoko Anecdote, annals, chro-
Ako-na-utse (akuru) nicles The conscience
Akpa A bag
Akpa A cluster
Akpa-anu A meat-bag
Akpa-ego (Onitsa), Akpa- A purse
ikpegi
Akpa-issi Plaiting of the hair
Akpam (Onitsa). See Impulse
Okpai
Akpa-nwa-miri (Onitsa) Bladder
Akpati (Onitsa). See A box, a chest, an ark
Ibe
Akpati-ozu (Onitsa). A coffin
A kpatu-oyi A chill
Akpawuru Trifling
Akpiri (Akwara, Mkpo- A root
rogu)


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Akpiri
Akpo
Akpokpo (Akpukpu)
Akpokpo-uku (Akpukpu-
uku)
Akpori
Akpu
Akpu
Akpu
Akpu (Onitsa)
Akpu-nkoro (Onitsa). See
Dsi-akpu
Akpu-onu
Akpu-osisi
Akriko
Aku
Aku (Onitsa). See Eku
Aku, (Onitsa) Ufere
Akukwo
Akukwo-onu-ogu
Akukwo-Tsi
Akum, (Onitsa) Otobo
Aku-oru,
Akuru (Ako-na-utse)
Akwa
Akwa
Akwa
Akwa
Akwa
Akwa-adsa
Akwa- anirn anu
Akwa-mbotsi, (Onitsa)
Akwa-mbatsi
Akwa-miri-ona
The throat, Adam’s apple
The chin
Leather, hide
Boot, shoes
Waves, swellings
Bump, protuberance
The cotton tree
Callosity, hardness
Clot, concretion
The cassada root
Bronchocele, goitre
Knot on a stick
Crust
The palm tree
Door
Arrow
A book, a leaf
An account-book
Cod’s book, the Bible
Hippopotamus, behemoth
The pine-apple
The conscience
Clothes, raiment
Bed
A cry
A bridge
An egg
Counterpane, corded grey
baft
A crib, an animal’s feed-
ing trough
A blind, a curtain
Chintz, highly glazed
cotton cloth


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Akwa-okpukpu
Akwa-okuku
Akwa-owu
Akwara
Akwara
Ala, (Onitsa) Ani
Ala, (Onitsa) Ani
Ala; (Onitsa) Ani-afo,
Ere
Ala-ede
Ala-eze
Ala-okpo, (Onitsa) Enu-
ani
Algmgna, Alozi (Onitsa)
Ama
Ama (Onitsa)
Ama
Ama
Amadi. (Onitsa) Nwadei
Amakobarim
Amamife (Onitsa). See
Amamihinye
Amamihinye - akukwo,
Amamife - akukowo
(Onitsa)
Amara
Amara (Onitsa), Ome-
me
Amara (Onitsa)
Amina (Onitsa). See Oro
Amoma
Amu (Onitsa)
Amu
Amuma
A covering, bed-clothes
Fowl egg
Calico, cotton fabric
The vein, the muscle
A root
The earth
Base, foundation, bottom
The belly, the abdomen
Earthquake
Kingdom
Dry land
A cushion, a bolster
Gateway
Ague-cake
A witness
A sign
A prince
Confederation, close alli-
ance
Wisdom
Book-learning, wisdom
derived from books
Grace, free gift, bene-
faction, favour
Behaviour
Paddle
Spotted, check
Prophet
Play, laughter
The testicle
Lightning


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Amusu
Ana, or Ani (Onitsa).
See Ala
Animanu
Animanu-nta
Anno
Anno-nga-anno
Ano, (Onitsa) Manu-anwu
Ano, (Onitsa) Anwu
Anono
Aiiori (Onitsa)
Anu
Anunu (Onitsa)
Anu-okia, (Onitsa) Anu-
ofia
Anu-rerure
Anwu
Anwu
Anwu (Onitsa). See Ano
Anwuru
Anwuru (Onitsa)
Anya
Anya-anwu (Okoroko)
Anya-miri
Anya-mpia
Anya-uku
Witch, wizard, conjuror
magician, astrologer
The earth, the ground
An animal
Very small animals,
animalculee
Four
Fourfold
Honey
Bee
Bejoicing
A cheer
The flesh of animals.
Anu is also sometimes
put for living animals
whose flesh is eatable,
thus : “ Obere anu dsi
utsitsi a kpa nri,”
“Little animals gather
their food at night ”
Dye
Wild beast
Carrion
The sun
A seizure, an arrest
A bee
Snuff, tobacco
Smoke
The eye
A timepiece, clock, watch
Tears, eye-water
Blindness
Covetousness, avaricious-
ness


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Anya-uku-ego (Onitsa)
Anyi-nya (Onitsa). See
Enyi-nya
Anyike
Apa-uma
Apipia
Apiti
Aputi
Ara
Ara
Ara
Ariri
Ariri
Aro
Aro (Onitsa). See Afo
Ard, Aroro
Aroro-ala
Aroro-ala
Aro-uku
Aru (Onitsa). See Ahu
Aru
Aru-miri, ('Oyaro) Onitsa
Aru-nlo
Aru-nkuri
Aru-oku (Onitsa). See
Ahu-oku
Aruru (Onitsa)
Arusi
Aru-uso
Cupidity, too eager a
desire for gain
Horse
An axe, an adze
Sears left after wound,
cicatrice
A whip
Mud
Bog, fens, morass
Milk, the udder, wo-
man’s breast
Madness, insanity
Gimlet, a borer
Annoyance
Millipede
Heaviness
A year
A belching or ejecting
wind from the stomach,
eructation
Atrocity, wickedness
Adultery, fornication,
iniquity
Bandy leg, crooked limbs
Flesh
The surface of a thing
Dropsy
Affability, affableness
Decrepitude
Fever, ague, ague-fits
A canker
An idol
Concupiscence, Sensu-
ality


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Asa
Asa
Asa-ala
Asala
Asa-nga-asa, (Onitsa)
Asa-ibe-asa
Asato
Asato-nga-asato (Onitsa)
Asato-ibe-asato
A si
A si
Asi
Asisa
Aso
Asonso
Asusu
Asusu-issi
Ata
Ater-manu
Ato
Atsitsa
Atso
Atu (Onitsa)
Aturu
Atutu (Onitsa)
Avu (Onitsa). See Ah.ii
Avu-onu
Awo
Awo (issi)
Awo
A wore (Onitsa)
Aworo
Awiigawu
Ayitu
Seven
A kind of fish
Openness, candour
A title
Sevenfold
Eight
Eightfold
Falsehood, a lie
Dislike, abhorrence
Abomination, abomin-
ableness
Confession
Spittle
A deer
Language
Headkerchief
A kind of grass
Anointed, the Anointed
One
Three
Bread
Persecution
Buffalo
Sheep
Clamminess
That
The beard
Frog
Grey hairs
A kind of cloth
Luck
Leopard
Undying, everlasting
Night-fishing


irtihbiu.

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Azi
Azi
Azi (Onitsa). See Na
Aziba (Ofulu, Nfu)
Aziba
Aziza
Azu
Azu
Azu-osisi
Ba (Ba-uba)
Ba, or Ba-oso
Ba
Ba
Ba, or Bata
Ba
Ba
Ba
Ba-afa
Ba-akka
Ba-ama
Ba-azi-otutu
Babiri-anya
Bado
Bado-akpiri (Wutsie-
akpiri)
Badu
Bagha
Bagha
Bagha, (Onitsa) Gha-
aglia
Bagba-obi
Ill-luck
The present generation
Also
Woe, damnation
To accurse, accursed
A broom
The back, behind
Fish
Bai k of a tree
B
Plenty, plentiful
To run
To challenge
To wrestle
To enter
To enclose
To fire a gun-piece
To sting
To consult an oracle, to
augur
To be void of a thing
To attest
To breakfast
To wink the eye
To stand against
To choke
To refuse giving an
answer, to be silent
To exchange
To alter a thing
To confuse, to exchange
To convince



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Baghara (Bapu)
Baghara
Bahara, (OnitSa) Banasi
Ba-iyi (OnitSa)
Ba-izu
Bakiri-ani
Bako (OnitSa). See Mako
and Lapu
Balaga (Bapu, Bafue, Ga-
fue)
Ba-meh
Ba-mkporo-ose
Ba-na-ololo, Banye-na-o-
nono (OnitSa)
Banari (TSa-va)
Banasi (OnitSa). See Ba-
hara
Bando (Ka-aba)
Ba-ntSara
Ba-nye
Ba-nye
Ba-obondo
Ba-okrikri (Garube)
Ba-onya
To leave, forsake, re-
linquish
To forgive
To forsake, to abandon
To adjure, charge on oath,
enjoin earnestly
To hold consultation, to
consult, to confederate
To be anxious, to be so-
licitous
To cling, adhere close to,
to coalesce
To stray, to wander
To bleed
To curl, to twist, to form
into ringlets
To bottle, put in a bottle
Astonished, amazed; to
bewilder
To forsake
To contract, make a con-
tract or bargain
To corrode, eat up with
rust
To affuse, pour one thing
into another
To reckon one thing with
another
To fire a cannon, to can-
nonade
To surround, encircle, en-
compass, go round
To bait, give or take re-
freshment
——



untuu,
MMitititit
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Ba-oso
Ba-oto
Ba-oto
Ba-otsitsi
Bapu (Balaga)
Bara (Ba)
Basa
Basasi. See Kusasi (Oni-
tsa)
Bata
Bata
Bati, Kru-oto; (Onitsa)
Kruekresu
Bato
Batopu
Batsa
Ba-uba
Ba-uba (Ba)
Ba-uru, (Onitsa) Ba-elele
Ba-uyo
Bawa
Bawa
Bawa-dsa
Ba-woke-ba-wanyi
Be
Be
Be
Be (Kwa)
Be
Be-dika-aturu
Be-dika-nduri
Bedo-anya
Beke, (Onitsa) Oibo
Beku
To run away, to avoid, to
shun
To strip naked
Naked, nude, bare
To darken, put in darkness
To stray
To choke
To spread
To circulate
To redeem
To enter
Straight
To disentangle
To absolve
To abscind, cut off, pare off
To augment, to increase
Plenty, plentiful
To avail
To snap the fingers
To burst
To crack
A crevice, a cleft, a crack
A centipede
A dwelling-place
To cry out
To cut off
To crow
To cease, put a stop to
To bleat, cry like a sheep
To coo, cry like a dove
To blindfold
The civilized people
To appeal, to implore, to
beseech


SSHBHHI
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Benata (Onitsa)
Be-na-mbe, (Onitsa) Ekpo-
niekpo
Benata-onu.
Benile, Benine (Onitsa)
Be-nke-nke
Bentse-obuna
Bepu, (Onitsa) Weph
Bepu, (Onitsa) Beri
Bepu-issi, Bubie-issi
Bepu-uku, or Bepu-akka
Beri, Ta; (Onitsa) Benata
Beri-so (Onitsa). NeeKeti
Bern, Beri
Berugu (Onitsa)
Bi
Bi
Bi
Bia
Bia-dse (Bia-na)
To decrease, to lessen, to
diminish
Always, very often
the
To cheapen, lessen
price of goods
Ever, always
To shorten, to lessen, to
curtail
Continual, continually
To cut off, to abstract
To abstract, with the ex-
ception of
To behead
To amputate, cut off a
limb
To lessen. This word is
also used in the sense
of to respect or show
respect, thus: “ Nze beri
ibe ya otsie.” Nze (an
emblem of authority;
here used for the person
who is in, or about to
be invested with au-
thority) should respect
its peers to become re-
cognized
Unless, except
To deduct
To circumcise
To dwell
To cut
To press
To come
Coming


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Biadsie (Nyadsi)
Biakute
Biambia Obia
Bia-na (Bia-dse)
Bia-nye
Bibie (Mebie)
Bido
Bido (Si-na-izizi)
Biko
Bilie, (Onitsa) Binie )
Bilite; (Onitsa) Binie, >
Nisioto )
Binwuo Noagha
Bi to, Tetd
Bi-uya
Bo
Bo
Bo
Bo, (Onitsa) Bibo
Bo
Bo
Bo
Boa (Sie)
Boa
Bo-mbo
Bo-nkpa (Onitsa)
Bo-ogu
Boru-'bor, Mbentse (Oni-
tsa)
Bota
Botsia
'Brugudu (Onitsa). See
Olulu and Onunu
IBO.
To crush
To come to
An alien, a stranger, a
sojourner
Coming
To cram, to stuff
To spoil, to corrupt
To check, to keep down
To commence, to begin
To beg, to beseech
To arise
To decay
To dabble
To agonize
Ancient
To restrain, to check
Early, betimes
To rebuke
To bark like a dog
To accuse, to arraign
To anatomize, to dissect
To boil
To vomit
To be particular
To allay
To meditate, to quell dis-
turbance
Commonly, frequently,
' usually
To curb, to restrain
To turn one from a pur-
pose
A chasm
c


18
Bru-issi (Onitsa). See Bu-
uzd
Bu
Bu
Bua
Bu-agha
Bu-anu
Bu-aso
Bubie-issi, (Onitsa) Bepu-
issi
Buda
Bue
Bue (Butsa-sia)
Bu-ibu
Bu-ikpere (Sekpuru)
Buko
Bukode (Tsiko)
Bulie, (Onitsa) Bunie
Bunye-Eze
Buo (Bue)
Bu-onu
Bu-otsu
Bupu-na-mkporogu
Buru
Buru-'buru (Boru-'boru)
Buru onu
Buru-uzo (Buru-issi)
Bute
Butsa-sia (Bue)
First
To be
To cut, to cl op
To dig out
To wage war
To butcher
To spit upon
To behead]
To bring down
To kill
To bloat, to swell, grow
stout
To burden, put on a bur-
den
To kneel
To accumulate, to heap
up, to aggerate
To heap up, amass, to
gather together
To lift up, to aggrandize
To crown
To kill
To anathematize, to ac-
curse
Murder, to commit mur-
der
To take up by the root
To bear, to carry
Often, oftentimes
To fast
Aforegoing, aforehand
To fetch
To bloat, to swell, to be-
come big


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Buttie
Bu-uno, Tu-uno
Bu-ulo, Tu-ulo (Onitsa)
Bu-uzo, Bru-uzo
To cut down
To build a bouse
Aforegoing, aforeband
Da, or De
Da (Me)
Da
Da
Daba
Dabere
Dam a
Dana
Dan da
Dapu
Dapu (Tsia-azu)
Daru-ala
Datsi
D
Is generally used to de-
note what is usual or
customary, and is
mostly found with the
negative particle a,
thus : ‘f Ife on ye ade
di ya ndso,” “It is not
usual for a man to dis-
like what belongs to
himself”
To befall, to betide, to
happen
To fall
To place near
To comport, to suit
To accumb, to recline, to
lean
To try
To accede, to comply, to
accord, to make agree,
to grant
A small insect
To fall from
To backslide, to aposta-
tize
To fall down
To obstruct, to be an
obstacle


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Bawa
Be
Be
Be
Bebe (Bebere)
Bebe-na-ititi
Bebere (Onitsa). See Bo-
mere
Bemuri
Be na akukwo
Bepu
Berita
Be-ubotsi-ihinye mer, Be
ekpo ife mer (Onitsa)
Bi
Bi
Bi
Bi
Bi-afo-omma
Bi-afo-ike
Bi-afo-uku
Bi-aga
Bi-aghugho
Bi-ahuhu, (Onitsa) Bi-
afufu
Bi-akka-ike
Bi-akoko
Bi-akriko
Bi-amara
To crumble
To soak
To write
To press down
To keep, to preserve
To centre, place in a
centre
To preserve, to keep
To grumble
To book down, write in a
book
To obliterate, to cancel
To correspond, to answer
by writing
To date an event
The state or being of
something. Bi shows
the Adjective form
To be
A husband
To be patient
Bounteous, bountiful
Costive, restringent
Corpulent
Barren
Crafty, subtle, skilful,
cunning, artful
Afflictive
Austere, severe
Angular, having corners
Crustaceous, crusty
Affable, courteous, kind,
gracious


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Di-anya-uku
Di-atutu (Onitsa)
Libia
Dibia-okpukpu
Di-dike
Did si (Onitsa). NeeOnye-
onru, Woke-ubi
Di-ebere
Di-ebnbe
Di-efe (Di-oghere)
Di-egu
Di-ekureku (Onitsa)
Di-elu, (Onitsa) Di-enu
Di-eru, (Onitsa) Dina
Di-birimabi
Di-iguta-onu
Di-ika-anya
Di-ike, Di-aro
Di-ike
Di-ike
Di-ike-na-abu, Di-ike-na-
aru (Onitsa)
Di-ikpo-issi-ala, Di-ikpo-
issi-ani (Onitsa)
Di-ikuku
Di-ima-ikpe
Covetous, avaricious
Clammy, sticky, glutin-
ous
A doctor. In tbe New
Testament tbis word is
used by Mr. Taylor as
tbe Ibo for “ priest; ”
bow be came by that
meaning, though, it is
not easy to say
A bone-setter, doctor of
bones
Brave, courageous
Farmer, agricuiturer
Merciful, pitiful, compas-
sionate
Admirable, wonderful
Commodious, suitable,
convenient
Awful, fearful
Churlish
An ascent, a going up
To lie down
Circular, round, ball
Computable
Audacious, bold
Cogent, forcible, strong
Firm, solid, close, compact
Able, strong, powerful
Able-bodied
Adorable, adorableness
Breezy
Condemnatory


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Di-ime
Di-ime-ebere
Di-inetsar-anya (Onitsa)
Di-iru-uka
Di-isu-nabe
Di-itsinti
Di-iwe (Onitsa)
'Dika
Dika-ahu-oku, Dika aru-
oku (Onitsa)
Dika-animanu; Dika-a-
nu-ohia, Dika-anu-ofia
(Onitsa)
Dika-mba-akka
Dika-nwa-nne
Dika-nwata
Dika onye ayiyo, Dika
etse-nni (Onitsa)
Dika-onwu
Dika-uta, (Onitsa) Di-
ndsudsina
Dike
Dike
Di-manye (Di-owawa)
Di-mbagha
Di-mbagha
Di-mesi
Di-miri
Di-mma-na-oriri
Di-mmelita
Pregnant
Commiserable, deserving
pity
Circumspective
Deniable, contradictory
Biform, two-faced
Deaf
Baleful, wrathful
Like, similar to
Aguish, feverish; like
an ague
Like a beast, beastly,
bestial
Annular,having the form
of a ring
Like a brother, brotherly
Like a child, childish
Beggarly
Death-like
Like a bow, curved
Adventurous, able
Strength, bravery, cour-
age
Assailable
Complete, perfect, fi-
nished
Alterable, subject to
change
Finishable
Aquatic, watery
Nutritious, nutritive,
good for food, alible
Conquerable


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Dina
Dina-akoko
Dina-ime
Di-na-nna
Di-na-nna ('Otu)
Dina-umu-nna
Dina-nwata
Di-iiara, (Onitsa)
Di-na-ogu, (Onitsa) Di-
na-agha
Di-na-oke-okporo (Oni-
tsa)
Di-ndokwa
Di-ndozi, Di-nkwatsi
Di-ndsisi
Di-ndso
Di-ndso
Di-ndu (Do-ndu)
Di-ndumodu
Di-ngozi
Di-ngwota
Di-nhonre, (Onitsa) Di-
ifere
Di-nmesu
Di-nka, (Onitsa) Di-
owene
Di-nkpotsa, Di-nsapu
Di-nkuri, (Onitsa)
Di-nkwenye
Di-nkwenye
Di-nleli, (Onitsa) Di-
nneni
To lie down
Besides (prep/
To comprise
A relative on the father’s
side
Brotherhood
Akin, related
Boyhood, childhood
To cool
Belligerent
Bachelorship
Concordant, suitable,
agreeable
Corrigible, corrective,
punishable
Containable
Badly, wickedly
Dislike
Alive
Advisable, advisable-
ness
Blessed, blest
Curable
To be ashamed
Agitative
Artificial
Consumptive
Claimable
Creditable
Concurrent, conformable
Contemptible, contemp-
tuous


24
Di-mmelita, (Onitsa) Di-
mmeri
Di-nlo (Onitsa). See Du-
nro
Di-nmanyeta (Onitsa)
Di-nmeru
Di-nrebu
Di-nronye (Onitsa)
Di-nsapu, Di-nkpotsa
Di-nsedebe
Di-ntatsie
Di-nwere, Di-onana
Di-nwupe
Di-nwupu
Di-nyere
Di-nzobe
Di-obi-ike (Di-dike)
Di-obi-omma
Di-obo (Onitsa)
Di-obodobo (Di-nuku)
Di-ogo
Di-oghagha (Onitsa)
Di-ohia, (Onitsa) Di-ofia
Di-okaka
Di-oke-obi
Di-okuku
Di-pkukwe
Di-ola, Di-ona
Di-onu-ani (Onitsa)
Di-onunu
Di-onunu
Di-onwu
Di-onyonyo
Di-opara
Conquerable
Tender
Compulsive, compulsory
Contaminated, corrupt
Consumable
Chargeable
Consumptive
Conciliatory
Consolable, comfortable
Acceptable, pleasing
Contractible
Abolisliable
To ally, to confederate
Concealable
Courageous
Benevolent, charitable
A concave
Capacious
Decent, decorous
Changeable
Bushy, grassy
Assignable
Ambitious
Allegable, affirmable,
declarable
Admittable
Brassy, brazen, made of
brass
Cheap
Audible
Gay, cheerful
Deadly
Curious, inquisitive
First-born son


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Di-otse
Di-otsitsi
Di-dtuto
Pi-oyi
Di-ozaza
Diri, Tse-utse (Onitsa)
Diri
Diri, Dinyere
Diriri
Disi
Disiba
Disike (Mesike, Sirike)
Diso-meh
Diso-ndo
Di-udso
Di-uke
Di-ukwe
Di-upa
Di-ure
Di-uru, (Onitsa) Di-elele
Di-uru
Di-uta
Di-uto, (Onitsa) Di-uso
Di-utse
Di-utsu
Di-uzo-nabo
Do
Do
Do
Palm wine maker
Dark
Commendable, worthy of
praise
Bleak, cold
Answerable
To concern or interest
oneself
To appertain, to belong to
To adhere to, cleave to,
stick together
To continue
To recover from illness
Convalescent
To consolidate
Bloody, stained with
blood
Bowery, full of bowers
Cowardly
Ambiguous
Credible, worthy of belief
or credit
Argillaceous
Corruptible
Available, profitable
Advantageous, advanta-
geously
Blameworthy, blamable
Charming, pleasant
Considerate
Assiduous
Bifold, Bifarious
To be ; I am, I exist
To conceive, to think, to
imagine
To draw


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Do-anya
Do-isi (Duru-isi)
Dokpu (Onitsa)
Dokwa
Dokwa (Onitsa). See Dsi-
kwa, Dozie
Dokwa
Dokwasa
Dokwata
Do-oku
Doputa
Dor (Onitsa). See Tse
Doru-uma
Dota, Sera
Dota-oso
Do-uno (Onitsa). See Me
Do-un o-nku (Onitsa)
Dowa, Sewa
Dozi
Dozi
Dozi
Dozie (Onitsa)
Dozie (Pia-itari)
Dse (Onitsa). See Ga
Dse
Dse-edse (Akadse)
Dse-idse (Onitsa). See
Ga-idse
Dseko
Dseku (Onitsa). See Gaku
Blink
To swear
To constrain, to force
To amend, grow better,
make better
To decorate, to adorn, to
bedeck
To adjust, to prepare
To heap upon
To compromise
To argue a point at
full length, to stretch
a quarrel
To escape
To await
To unsheath
To draw
To captivate
To construct, to build
To pile wood by cords
To tear, to rend
To compose
To better, make better; to
ameliorate
To adjust
To arrange
To correct, chastise,
punish
To go
To walk
To scorn
To travel
Agoing, in motion, ready
to go
To advance, to proceed


27
Dse-okrikri
Dserube
Dsewayo
Dsi
Dsi (Ri)
Dsi-akpu, (Onitsa) Akpu-
nkoro
Dside
Dsidsu
Dsikere (’Keru)
Dsikuo
Dsikwa (Dokwa)
Dsi-nkukuru-isi (Onitsa)
Dsi-ngwa, Dokwa-aru
Dsi-odsi
Dsi-oru (Onitsa)
Dsi-tsi
Dso-udso
Dsu
Dsu (Kpo)
Dsu
Dsu (Go)
Dsu-adsudsu
Dsudse
Dsu-oyi (Onitsa). See
Ma-ebu
Dsu-oyi (Mabe, Kpobe)
Dsu-oyi
'Dsuru
Dsuta
To encircle, to enclose in
a circuit
To circumambulate
To amble, to pace, to
move easily or quietly
Yam
To hold, to contain
The cassada root
To detain, to hold
To have to the full
To prepare
To fold
To decorate, to adorn, to
bedeck
To confiscate
To dress pompously, to
caparison
To blacken
Busy
To last till night
To depress with fear, to
cow down
To decline, to refuse
To ask
To be full, to fill
To abnegate
To catechise
To bend, to make
crooked
To damp
To calm, to still
Cold, damp, algid
To abound .
To request


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Du (Nye-akka)
Duga
Duhon
Dum
Dumodu
Dunro, (Onitsa) Di-nlo
Du-odu,
Dupu
Duru
Duru-isi (Doisi, Nuisi)
To assist, to aid, to give
help
To convoy
To submit
Universal
Advisedly, advisedness
Tender
To advise, caution, warn
To accompany
A heathen chief, priest
To swear
E
Ebavu (Onitsa). See
Ngahun
Ebe (Onitsa). See Ele
Ebe
Ebe
Ebe-ebe
Ebe-ebe
Ebe-elu, (Onitsa) Akpa-
ala
Ebe-ikuku
Ebena (Onitsa). See
Ngana
Ebenine (Onitsa). See
Nga-na-naga
Ebenu (Onitsa)
Ebere
Ebigebi
Ebinta
Ebiri, (Onitsa) 'Ota
There
Where
A hawk
A gun
Endless, boundless
Creeping
Thunder
The air-gun
Here
Everywhere
A chaser, a hunter
Mercy, compassion, com-
miseration, pity, sym-
pathy
Everlasting
The porcupine
A company



IT it Till nIHiim


Edsiro-ntasie
Edsiro-ntatsi
Edsu
Edsuna
Efe Oghere
Ebiri
Ebu, Ekuko; (Onitsa)
Dsu-oyi
Ede, (Onitsa) Akasi
Ede (Onitsa)
Ede
Edom, Edemuri (Onitsa).
See Kpe Okpu-kpe,
Ndokwa
Edse, (Onitsa) Kotsa
Edsigi-ala, (Onitsa)
Ewenro-ani
Edsiro
Efere
Efi (Onitsa). See Ehi
Efie
Efu, Nfu, Ofufu. See Iyi
Efurefu
Egheri
Effberi
Egbu, (Onitsa) Ewu
Ego (Onitsa). See
Ikpegi
Ego-akka (Onitsa)
Egu
Egu
Tempest, storm
Damp
Cocoa
Title of an under chief
To echo
Grumbling
Peace
Mockery
Bottomless,
sounding
Used in composition,
showing the want of a
thing
Comfortless
Without patience
Potsherd
Snail
Commodious, convenient
One initiated, a foolish
person
A dish
Cow
Gonorrhoea
Loss, destruction
Foolishness
Preposterous, absurd
Antics, oddity, buf-
foonery
Goat
Money, coin, cowries


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Egu-atu
Ehinhie (Evivia)
Eke
Eke
Ekele, (Onitsa) Ekene
Ekele, (Onitsa) Eekne
Ekete
Ekiti; (Onitsa) Etiti, Ititi
Ekpe
Ekpegi, (Onitsa) Ego
Ekpenta
Ekpere
Ekpo (Onitsa). See 'Mbe
Ekpo-avu (Onitsa). See
Mbe-aha
Unawed, fearless, daunt-
less
Day, as opposed to night;
daylight
Falsehood
The first day in the Ibo
week. The Ibos reckon
four days in their week,
viz. Eke, Oye, Afo,
Nkwo. In the interior
of the Ibo country Eke is
the general day of rest;
the natives engage in
no warfare or any kind
of contest in it; enemies
would shake hands to-
gether, although they
might kill each other
the next day. Perhaps
it is for these reasons
that Mr. Taylor gives
Eke as a translation for
the Sabbath in the
Prayer-book
Thanks
A mode of salutation
A basket
Centre, middle
Mourning
Money, cowries, cash,
coin
Leprosy
Prayer
When
At that time


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Ekpobo (Onitsa). See
Mbebo
Ekpo-edsi-edina (Onitsa).
See Mbe-nlapu
Ekpo-ife-mer
Ekpomekpo (Onitsa). See
Ekpo-mbena-mbe
Ekpo-omer (Onitsa). See
v Mbe-omer
Ekresu
Ekri (Onitsa)
Eku, (Onitsa) Iko
Eku, (Onitsa) Aku
Ekureku
Ekwe
Ekwe
Ekwegi-ekwe
Ekwegi-me, (Onitsa)
Ekwero-me
Ekwekwe
Ekwe-uta
Ekworo (Onitsa). See
Nke
Ele, (Onitsa) Ebe
Elele (Onitsa). See Uru
Elu, (Onitsa) Enu
Elu-aru, (Onitsa) Enu-aru
Elu-igwe, (Onitse) Enu-
igwe
Elu-issi, (Onitsa) Enu-
issi
Elu-ubo, (Onitsa) Enu-
ubo
Emuo
Enu (Onitsa). See Elu
Aforetime
Bedtime
A date
Always, oftentimes
By-and-by
Aright, straight
A comet
A drinking-cup
A door
Talkativeness, broacher
Rope made from cane
rush
A sort of drum
Unbelief
To be unable
Affection
Bowstring
Jealousy
Where
Gain, profit
Top, altitude, height
Cuticle, outer skin
Heaven, the heavens
Coxcomb, top of the head
Deck of a ship
To shine
Top, altitude, height


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Enu-issi (Onitsa). See
Elu-issi
Enu-aru (Onitsa). See
Elu-aru
Enwe
Enwegi-aha, (Onitsa) En-
wegi-afa
Enwegi-nwa (Ba-akka-
nwa)
Enwu
Enyi-nya, (Onitsa) Xnyi-
nya
Enyinya-agha (Onitsa),
Anyinya-agha
Enyodo, (Onitsa) Enyu-
nyo
Eo, (Onitsa) Eye
Epum (Onitsa). See 0-
nye-ani
Eriri
Ero, (Onitsa) Iro
Ero
Eru-uru
Esemoku (Onitsa). See
Uka
Esi
Esi, in composition
Esi-anwuru Jesus Kristi
Esi-eke
Eti-akwa (Kwa)
Etfti, or Itfti (Onitsa).
See Ekiti
Etse
Crown of the head
Cuticle, outer skin
Monkey
Anonymous
Childless
Bright, brilliant, shining
Horse
Charger, war-horse
A shadow
Yes, yea
A citizen, an aborigine
Twine, rope, cord
Malice, enmity
Mushroom
An ant
Angry dispute, alterca-
tion, quarrel, brawl,
controversy
Since
Day
Christmas day
Eke day; used by Taylor
for the Sabbath day
To bemoan, to bewail,
lament
Middle, centre
A watch


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Etse-aru
Etse-aturu
Etse-nri (Onitsha)
Etsirile, etsi
Etu
Etu
Evivia (Onitsa). See
Ehinhie
Evivie-nabo (Onitsa)
Ewengi-avu-onu (Nwa-
okorobia
Ewerego (Onitsa)
Ewu (Onitsa). See Eghu
Eye (Onitsa). See Eo
Eye
Eyi
Eyin, or enyi; (Onitsa)
Oyi
Eze
Eze-ubo
Ezi
Ezi
Ezi
Ezibo
Ezibo
Ezie
Ezi-uka, (Onitsa) Ezie-
ou
Ezie-oku (Onitsa). See
Ezi-uka
1B0.
The beginning of con-
ception in the womb
A shepherd
A beggar
To-morrow
So, as, the like
Leech
Day
Daytime
Beardless, youth
A cashier
Goat
Yes, yea
Plague
Babbit, cony
A friend. At Onitsa the
word 'Oyi is never
used but to one of the
same sex. When speak-
ing to one of the oppo-
site sex, Nuno is used
A king
Captain of a ship
Outdoors
Proper
Menstruation
Correct, accredited, true,
finished with exactness
Benign
True
Truth
Truth
D


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Ezi-obi
Ezi-oru
Ezi-ndiri
Eziri-ezi
Amenity, agreeableness
of situation
Beneficence
Constant, firm
Lawful
Fa, Va (Onitsa). See
Ha
Fe
Fe
Fe
Fe
Fe
Feru
Feta
Fe-wusa
Fie (Onitsa)
Fie
Fie-abu
Fie-aru
Fie-ngugu
Fiko (Norube, Onitsa)
Fitsa (Onitsa). See Hinsa
Fo, Fota
Fo-adso-ufo
Fodu (Onitsa). See Foro
Foputa
Foro, (Onitsa) Fodu
They, them
To fly
To inspect
To bound, to leap
To pay tribute
To brandish
To cross a passage
To come over
To besprinkle
To band
To miss, to baffle, to con-
found
To bind
Hard to accomplish
To bundle, tie up in a
bundle
To begird, to surround,
to alii gate, to tie one
thing to another, to
bind
To wipe
To speak of
To backbite, to slander
To remain
Weed
To remain



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Fu,Vu (Onitsa). See Hu To see
Fu, Fe To blow
Fu, Furu To lose
Funwuo, (Onitsa) Fun- To fan into a flame
wuru
Furu, Fu To amit, to lose
Futsata To examine closely
'Ga, or 'Ge
Ga, (Onitsa) Dse
Ga
Ga
Ga
Gafe
Ga-idse, (Onitsa) Dse-idse
Gaku, (Onitsa) Dseku
Gapuga (Napuga)
Garube (Norube)
Gata, Gapuga, Gaputa
Ga-uwa
Gbe-igbe (Be-ibe)
Ge
Ge, Gent!
'Ge, or 'Ga
Getsi
Gha (Nwogha)
Gha
Gha-agha (Bagba)
G
Shall, will
To go
To string, to pass through
Ago, past, gone
To succeed
Beyond
To travel
To advance, to proceed
To save
To surround, to encircle
To save
Capable of being split
To crawl, to creep
To expect
To listen
Shall, will. Ge is some-
times used as a sign of
the infinitive mood, e.g.
“ Adsekom ge me ife,”
“ I am going to do
something ”
To tie across
To change
To leave, to depart from
To exchange


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Gha-isu
Ghapu
Ghara, (Onitsa) Nrapii
Ghasa
Ghasa-idsiridsi
Ghe
Gho
Gho
Gho-aghugho
Ghota
'Ghotar (Onitsa). See 'Ho-
tar
Gi, Ngi .
Gini Ngini
Go
Go
Go
Go, Goru
Go-agogo
Gohie
Goru, Go
Goru-nri, (Onitsa) Zuanri
Gosimuzo, Obu-uzo (Oni-
tsa). See Onye-nziga
Gozie
Gu, Guo
Gu, Guo
Gu
Gu
'Gudor ('Dor)
Gudu
Gue
To convert, to turn the
face from
To barter
Forgiveness
To bespatter, to be-
sprinkle, to scatter
To bedew
To parch
To reap, to crop
To happen, to befall
To cheat, to impose on,
to intrigue, to conspire
To understand
To select
Thou, thee
What
To deny
To exculpate
To invoke
To buy
To celebrate
To open
To buy
To cater, provide food
A leader
To bless
To reckon, to calculate,
to make account
To read
To finish, to end
To swim, to dig
To prick
Since
To grind


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Gugo
Gu-ike
Guko
Gu-nri, (Onitsa) Kwe-
ukwe
Gu-nru
Gu-nye, Tinye
Guo, Gu
Guo
Guonguro
Gu-onu
Gu-dnunu
Guriegu
Gutsie
Guzo, (Onitsa) Kuru
Guzo-oto, (Onitsa) Kuru-
oto
Gwa
Gwa
Gwa-ngwa
Gwapue (Kupue, Kawa)
Gwara-gwa (Ogugwa)
Gwara-gwara (Onitsa)
Gwe
To coax
To weaken, to debilitate
To annumerate
To sing
To dispose
To add
To reckon, to account
To mix up many ingre-
dients, to compound
Bedrid
To calculate, to account,
to reckon
To burrow, to dig a bole
To dance, to play, to
amuse
To darn, to shut up
To stand
To stand up, to arise
To tell, to say
To announce
Indiscriminately, without
distinction
To comment, to explain
Announcement
Admixture
To grind to powder, to
commute
H
Ha, (Onitsa) Ea To set at liberty, to libe-
rate
Ha, (Onitsa) Va They, them
Ha, (Onitsa) Nra-anya Co-equal


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Ha-nabo
Hara, (Onitsa) Rapu
Hea
Hinsa, (Onitsa) Fitsa
Hirimahi
Homa-ama, (Onitsa) Si-
ama
Honru, Hu ; (Onitsa) Vu
Hotara, (Onitsa) 'Gbotar
Hota, (Onitsa) Rota
Hu, Honru ; (Onitsa) Vu
Huari, (Onitsa) Suaria
Hubo, (Onitsa) Vuvo
Hulalo, Huri-ala
Hu-na-anya, (Onitsa) Vu-
na-anya
Hunsi-anya, (Onitsa) Vu-
dsu-anya
Huri-ala, Hulalo
Huta, (Onitsa) Vutsa
Both, two of two
To leave, to forsake
Ah!
To wipe
A compass, a circle
To mark
To see
Select, chosen
To select, to choose
To see
To turn
Light
To stoop
Affection, love, charity,
benevolence
Tribulation
To stoop
To perceive
I, shortened form of Ngi
'Iba
Iba-azi-otutu
Iba-izu, Itu-alo
Iba-izu, Itu-alo
Iba-ndo, Ika-aba, Wupe
Ibe .
Ibe, (Onitsa) Okara
Ibe, (Otiitsa) Obo
Ibe, (Onitsa) Akpati
Ibe-ebe
Ibe-ebe
Used only in composition ;
thou, thee
A parlour
Breakfast
Concoction, consultation
Conference, counsel
A contract, a bargain
A place
A part
A companion, a comrade
An ark, chest, box, case
A cut
Ending


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Ibe-osisi (Onitsa). See
Mbo
Ibe-ozo
Iberugu (Onitsa). See
Ibi-ugu, Ibe-api
Ibo-mbo
Ibu
Ibu-anu
Ibu-di-na-ubo
Ibu-oke-madu
Ibu-onu
Iburu-onu
Iburu-uzo
l'dehe. (Onitsa) Idei )
Idei (Onitsa). See Idehe )
Idide, (Ouitsa) 'Okpo
Idi-ike
Idi-na-nga
Idi-na-nwata
Idi-nwa-nara (Onitsa)
Idi-ure
Idobora
Ido-uno (Onitsa)
Idse
Idse-okrikri
Idse-uku
Idse-wayo, (Ontisa) Idse-
nlo
A board
Elsewhere, alibi
Circumcision
Captious; to be very
exact, apt to find fault;
to be rather too par-
ticular
Burden, load
Butchery
Ship-load, cargo
Aggrandisement
Commination, threats of
punishment; an ana-
thema, a curse, a cen-
sure
Pasting
Antecedents
A gutter
A worm
Firmness, closeness,
compactness
Captivity
Childhood
Coolness
Conceited, fond of one’s
self
Calamity
Constructing a house
Walking, ambulation
A circuit
A foot
Amble, an easy pace


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Idsidsi
Idsiridsi
Idsi-yeme-nabo
Idsu-afo
Idsu-oyi
Iduma
(Onitsa). See Ihinye
Ife
Ife
Ife-agha (Onitsa). See
I'hinye-agha
Ife-akka
Ife-di-adi (Onitsa)
Ife-egii (Onitsa). See
I'hinye-egu
Ife-nwega
Ife-obuna (Onitsa). See
I'hinye-owella
Ife-okpukpu
Ife-oku (Onitsa)
Ife-ora (Onitsa)
Ifere (Onitsa). See
Nhonre
Ife-uso (Onitsa. See II11-
nye-uto and Otontori
Ifi (Onitsa). See Ihx
IfudsU-anya (Onitsa). See
Nhudsu-anya
A fly
Dew
Bigamy
Content, contentment
Damp, a damp
A deep ditch
A thing, anything, some-
thing. Ife is sometimes
used to denote the
reason why a thing is
done
What
Property
Implements of war,
ammunition, artillery,
arms, military stores
A beckoning with the
hand
Being, existence, a thing
that exist
A miracle (Taylor)
A conveyance
Aught, anything
A braid of hair
A blaze
Common
Shame
Dainty, daintiness
For the sake of, on be-
half of
Suffering


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'Ifnfe, for 'Ufufe
Ifuku
I'fnrifu (Onitsa). See
N'hurihu
Ifuru, (Onitsa) Ototo
Iga
Iga
Igenti
Igha-agha (Onitsa)
Igha-isu (Onitsa)
Igono (Okuko-tsiri-uma)
Igu
Igu-afo, (Onitsa) Igu-aro
'Igugu; (Onitsa) Igbe,
Abara
Igu-nku
Igu-onu
Igu-onu-ogu
'Igwe
Igwe
Igwe (Elu-igwe)
Igwe
Igwe (Igwe-otsa)
Igwe-ne-bu-ife
I hi, (Onitsa) Ifi
Ihinye, (Onitsa) Ife
Ihinye-agha, (Onitsa) Ife-
agha
Ihinye-ahia, (Onitsa) Ife-
afia
Ihinye-egu, (Onitsa) Ife-
egu
Ihinye-gozi
Ihinye-nyiri-madu
Wind
Foolish
‘ Flower
A leap, a caper, a bound
A chain
Attentive
Confusion, confusedness
Inversion
A constellation
Louse
A calendar
A dagger
Palm-branch
A computation
Arithmetic
Myriads
Iron
Heaven
The heavens, the sky
The clouds
A crane
For the sake of
A thing, anything, some-
thing. See Ife
Ammunition, war ma-
chinery, artillery,
military stores
Commercial
Miracle (Taylor)
Something blest, blessing
Mystery (Taylor)


Ihinye-ogu, (Ihinye-
agha)
Ihinye-osi, (Onitsa) Ife-
osi
Ihinye-owella, (Onitsa)
Ife-obuna
Ihinye-uto, Oto-ntori;
(Onitsa) Ife-uso
Ihinye-yiri, Ihinye-odo
Ihu, (Onitsa) Isu
Ihu, (Onitsa) Isu
Ihu-na-anya, (Onitsa)
Ivu-na-anya
Ihu-odso, (Onitsa) Isu-
odso
Ihurihu, (Onitsa) Ifurifu
Ika-aba
Ika-anya
Ike
Ike
Ike
Ike-agugi
Ike-ife
Ike-ogugu
I'kiri bisi
Ikiri-uku
Iko
Iko-miri
Ikoro-ato, Abaguma, Igo-
no (Onitsa)
Artillery, weapons of war
Booty, pillage, plunder
Aught, anything
Dainty, daintiness
Analogy, resemblance of
one thing to another
The face, the counte-
nance, the brow
The surface, the rear
Love, charity, affection
Cheerless, of a sad
countenance
Foolish
Covenant, agreement,
bargain, contract, con-
formity
Audacity
Strong, strength
Power, authority
The hinder part
Unweariness
The cutting or dividing
of a thing, carving
Debility, weakness
A stump
The heel
A cup
A drinking cup, water-
cup
A constellation


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Ikpa (Onitsa). See Okpo
Ikpa-amu, (Onitsa) £skpa-
ya
I'kpakana
Ikpa-hgirigo
Ikpa-nkata
Ikpe
Ikpe, (Nkpe-nkpe)
Ikpekere-beke, Ikpekere-
Oibo (Onitsa)
Ikpenta
Ikpere, (Onitsa) Uso
I'kpere-azu (Onitsa)
Ikpere-miri
'Ikpo
Ikpo-asi
Ikpo-issi-ani
Ikpo-isu, (Onitsa) Itse-na-
isu
Ikpo-na-onu
Ikpo-oku
Ikpo-nku
Iku-akka
'Ikuku (Onitsa)
Iku-ni-ibe
Ikuputa
Ikusike
Ikuta-ndu
Iku-ugwo (Imarsi-amar-
si)
A fist, a blow, a cuff
An affront
The ceiling
A bet
Conversation
Judgment, verdict
A complaint
Confection, sweetmeats,
ground corn
Leprosy
A confine, a limit, a boun-
dary, a corner, a brink
Behindhand, late in time
A coast, coast-line
A sort of grass used in
thatching houses
Aversion, antipathy,
strong dislike, abomi-
nable
Adoration
Confrontation
An aspersion
Animose
Adustion, act of burning
up
A clap of the hand
Wind, breeze, atmosphere,
air
A connection
A confession
Aloud
Animation, vivacity
Compensation, recom-
pense


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Iku-ume
Ikwa-ulo, (Onitsa) Ikwa-
uno
Ikwe-issi-ani
Ikwe-issi-ani
Ikwe-onu (Onitsa)
Ilele-nku (Onitsa)
111, (Onitsa) Ini
Illu, Inu (Onitsa)
Ilodi, (Onitsa) Inncli
Ima-atu
Imadsidsi (Onitsa)
Ima-ezi-ife
Ima-ikpe
Imakunye (Onitsa)
Imarsi-amarsi (Iku-ug-
wo)
Ime
Ime
Ime-nso
Imetsi
I me-ulo, ( Onitsa) I me-uno
Ime-uno winye-ofuru
Imi
Imimi (Onitsa)
Imimi-beke, Imimi-oibo
Imionu
Imo
Imu-abua (Onitsa)
Imu-nwa
Inetsar-anya
Breathing
Burglary
Allegiance
Capitulation
A bidding, an offer
Chips, bits of wood
The grave, burial-place,
churchyard
Proverb, adage, maxim,
parable
Marriage
An allegory
Avidity, eagerness, trem-
bling
Culture
Condemnation
Copulation, joining of two
bodies
Compensation
Pregnancy
Core, inner part of a thing
Consecration
Dawn
Chamber
Bride-chamber
The nose
A plant resembling coffee
Coffee
A kiss
Wayside grass
Biparous, bringing two
at a birth
Child-bearing
Circumspection


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Ino, for Anno
Ini (Onitsa). See Hi
Inotsipu (Onitsa)
Inn (Onitsa). See Illu
Inya-issi
Inye-akka
Inye-ndu
Iradi
'Ire
Ire
Ire-oku
Iii “
Iri-na-abuo
Iri-ni-asa
Iri-ni-ato
Iri-ni-issi
Iri-na-tegite, (Onitsa) Iri-
na-tenani
Iri-oro (Onitsa)
Iro (Onitsa)
Iro, (Onitsa) Ero
Irogo-elu, (Onitsa) Irogo-
enu
Iro-iwu-oso (Onitsa)
'Iroro
Iroro-nga
Iru-ubi, (Onitsa) Oru-ubo
Iru-uka (Onitsa)
Iru-uka (Onitsa)
Four
Grave, cemetery, church-
yard
Constipation
Proverb, parable, maxim
Brag, bragado, boast,
vaunting
Aid, assistance, help,
auxiliary
Animative, capable of
giving life or spirit
Adultery, fornication
Efficiency
The tongue
Burnt, scorched
Ten, a decade
Twelve, a dozen
Seventeen
Thirteen
Sixteen
Nineteen
Acquittal
Street
Malice
Ascension
A course, a race
Cogitation, meditation,
consideration, contem-
plation
Moss, any soft grass
Agriculture, farming
Confutation,contradiction
Argument, debate, public
discussion


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Isa
Isa, for Asa
Isato, for Asato
Isi (Onitsa). See Mpia,
Anya-mpia
Isi
Isi-ite
Isi-obi
Isirike
Issi
Issi (Mbu)
Issi
Issi-ani
Issi-ndsedebe
Issi ok po
Isu, (Onitsa) Ihu
Isu, (Onitsa) Ihu
Isu-obo (Onitsa)
Isu-ubo
Isu-ure
Itasi-obi
Ite
Ite-ola, (Onitsa) Ite-ona
'Iti “
Itikpo-oku
Iti-oma
'Itiri
Ititi (Etiti)
Ititi-miri
Ito, for Ato
Itoro-ime, (Onitsa) Itse-
arhu
Crawfish.
Seven
Eight
Blindness
Smell, scent
Cooking, boiling, decoc-
tion
Courageous
Consolidation
The head, the chief
The first, the principal,
the chief
Chapter, head of a dis-
course
Adoration, homage
Acme, height, top of a
thing
Bareheaded
Eace, countenance, front
Before
An amour
Aft, astern ; the stern of
a ship
Arrogant, arrogantly
Condolence, sympathy
A pot
Caldron, brass kettle
A sort of palm wine
Annunciation,declaration
An embrace
Darkness
Centre, middle
A channel
Three
Conception in the womb


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Itsar-anya
Itse
Itse
Itseku, (Onitsa) Unyi
Itsinti, Itsirinti
Itsu
Itu-ade
Itu-alo (Iba-izu)
Itu-alo (Iba-izu)
Itu-utse (Utse)
'Ive (Evivie, Ehinhie)
Ivoko, Saka
I we
I we
Iwe-na-onoma
Iwepu-anya
Iworiwo
Iwu
lwu-anwu
Iwu-iri
Iwuri
Iyana
iyi
lyi, for Miri
Iyi-obuba (Onitsa)
'Izizi (Mbu)
Izendu
Conspicuousness
Apart, separately
A short handy stick, used
to be thrown at an an-
tagonist whilst fighting
Coal, charcoal, cinder
Deafness
Niggardliness
Abruptness, suddenly
Conference, council
Concoction
Anxiety, solicitude
Day
Chaos
’Vexation, wrath, anger
Sorrow
Eage, choler
Connivance, disregard
An allay, a narrow pas-
sage
Law, commandment, sta-
tutes, command, canon,
rule, code of law
To be dead, to die
The Decalogue, or Ten
Commandments
Destruction, annihila-
tion; nothing
Oath
Water
Abjuration
Beginning, commence-
ment
Cautiousness, carefulness


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'Izu Secret, secrecy
Izii A week. The Ibo week
e contains four days,
viz. Eke, Afo, Nkwo,
and Oye
'Izu A committee, a council
Izu-ahia,(Onitsa)’Izu-afia Commerce, trade, barter
Izuru-ike Rest
'Izuzube Convocation, assembly
'lzuzu-mezi A conflux, a confluence
K
A sign of interrogation,
showing doubt
To speak, to talk, to tell
Like, similar to
Let, to allow
To mark
As, so as
Mature, ripe, strong
Superior, excel, be more
than
To assign
To make a covenant or
agreement, to bargain
Pre-eminent
Where, what
Absurd, to act foolishly
Altogether
Rather than
A flask
To become old
Already, now, at this time
Be it so
Ka
Ka
'Ka (Dika)
Ka
Ka
'Ka
Ka
Ka
Ka
Ka aba (Ka-agba, Bando)
Kaba, Kabu
Kadi, Kari, Kedi
Kafie (Onitsa), Kahie
Kahaha, (Onitsa) Kavara
Kamia
K ana ma (Onitsa)
K a-nka
Ka-odiwo (Onitsa). See
Uduhu and Ubua
Ka-odi-otuahan (Onitsa).
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Karia
Karibe, Poni
Kata, Kita (Onitsa). See
Ubua and Katanwa
Ke
Ke, Kere
Ke, Yi-afe
Ke
Ke-abua (Ke-ibua)
Ke-agha
Kebuo-onya
Ke-dike
Ke-iriri
Kele, (Onitsa) Kene
Ke-nke
Kene (Onitsa). See Kele
Ke-nye
Ke-oku
Kera-abua
Kere, Ke
Keru (Dsikere)
Keta
Keti, (Onitsa) Beri-so
Kiri
Kita, Kata, See Ubua
Ko
K8
Ko
Ko
Ko-akoko
IBO.
To surpass, to excel
A cask, a puncheon
Now
To cut, to divide, to sepa-
rate, to deal, to carve
To create
To dress, to deck, to adorn
To bind, to tie up
To bisect
To arm, prepare for war
To heal a wound, to cica-
trice
To brave out, to be cour-
ageous
To cord, tie with a cord
To thank, to salute, to
accost
Concise, short, brief
To salute, to accost, to
thank
To allot
To adjudge, to sentence
Bifid, bifidated, two-cleft,
divided into two
To create
To prepare
To share, to have part
Unless, except
To look on, have a view of
Now, at present
To knock, to tap
To dry
To be scarce
To scratch
To chronicle, to tell a tale
E


50
Kobe (Onitsa). See Kume
Ko onu
Kgpu-avu-gnu
Korokg, Anya-anwu (Oni-
tsa)
Kgtsa
Kgtsa
Kpa
Kpa
Kpa
Kpa (Tu-alo)
Kpa-amu (Onitsa). See
Kpo-isu
Kpado
Kpadsie
Kpagharia-oke
Kpa-ikpakana (Onitsa)
Kpakpando
Kpa-ngirigo (Onitsa)
Kpa-nkata (Onitsa)
Kparatsie (Onitsa). See
Notsipu
Kparakuku
Kpasa
Kpaso, Mesu, (Onitsa)
See Lulu
Kpaso-iwe
Kpata ('Eutar)
Kpatar
' Kpatsa-anya (Zeru)
Kpaya (Onitsa)
To hang
To quarrel
To barb
A timepiece
To mock
To curse
To graze
To plait, to braid
To cause, to occasion, to
push into
To confer, to discuss with
To affront
To squeeze, to compress
To break
To stray, to wander, to
go astray
To ceil
A star
To bet
To converse, to chat, to
prattle, to talk idly
To cumber
Pigeon
To amplify, to scatter
To agitate, to disturb, to
com move
To anger, to annoy
To acquire
To be the cause of
To beware, take heed, he
cautious
To caAil, to carp, to cen-
sure with harshness


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Kpe
Kpe, Ogpukpe; (Onitsa)
Edom
Kpe
Kpe
Kpe-azu
Kpebue
Kpe-ikpe
Kpere
Kpo
Kpo
Kpoa
Kpoa
Kpo adsa, Te-adsa
Kpo-anwiiru
Kpo-asi
Kpobe, (Dsu-oyi, Mabe)
Kpodo
Kpodsu-onu
Kpogodur (Onitsa)
Kpo-ihu, Meya; (Onitsa)
Kpo-isu, Manye, Kpa-
amu
Kpo-issi-ani (Onitsa)
Kpo-iyi (Onitsa). See
Kotsa
Kpoko
Kpo-na-onu
To judge
Peace
To complain
To steer
The last
To win in a court of
justice
To judge, to lodge a
complaint
To pray
To call, to invite, to
summon
To knock
Scorched, burnt, adusted;
to dry
To make a noise, to cry
out
To bedaub, to besmear,
to throw away dirt
To besmoke
To hate
To calm, to still
To fasten, to nail down
Full to the brim
Aforenamed
To affront, to confront
To adore, do homage to
To curse
To convoke, to convocate,
to summon together, to
collect
To chide, to asperse


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Kpo-nye
Kpo-oba
Kpopu
Kpota
Kpote
Kpotsa
Kpotsa
Kpotsie
Kpotsie (Ratsie)
Kpotu
Kpu (Kpu-okpu)
Kpukpo. See Titue
Kpu-okpu
Kpuru-issi (Mpia)
Kputsie
Kru-ekresu (Onitsa). See
Bati and Kuru-oto,
Kru-oto
Ku, Kuo, Kue
Ku, Si
Kua-akka
Ku-akka
Kua-nsi, Ku-nsi
Kube
Kubie (Ra-oro)
Kubue, Kubuo
Kuda (Titii)
Kudebe
Kudsa
Kue, Kuo, Ku
Kufer
To ascribe, to consign, to
give up
To put in stock
To banish
To invite
To arouse, to awake one
To consume, to clear out
To cleanse
To cork a bottle
To make callous, to har-
den
To bawl or cry out
To cover
To demolish
To cover, to cap, put on
a hat
Blindness, Dimness
To cover
Straight
To speak, to talk, to affirm
To allege, to assert, to
utter
To wash the hand
To clap the hand
To poison
To cease to breathe
To decide
To beat to death
To beat down
To approach
To blench, to shrink
To speak, to talk, utter,
affirm
Aloft, suspended


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Kugo-'duru
Kukwapu
Kume, Kuru; (Onitsa)
Kobe
Ku-nri
Kunye
Kuo, Kue, Ku
Kuo
Kuo, (Onitsa) Tsekube
Ku-oku
Kuor-ime
Kupue, Gwapue, Kawa,
Kuputa (Kuta)
'Kur
Kuri
Kurie
Kuru (Onitsa). See Guzo
Kuru-oto (Onitsa). See
Guzo-otp
Kusa
Kusasi, (Onitsa) Basasi
Kuta
Kuto
Kuto-Tsuku, Kuto-onye
Kutsie (Metsie)
Kutsie (Kpotsie)
Kutsie-onu
Ku-uguo (Marsi)
Ku-ume
Kuziri (Do-ddu)
Aforementioned
To decbarm, to disen-
chant
To hang up
To board, give diet
To advocate, to plead
To talk, speak, affirm,
utter
To root out
To trust
To articulate, to speak
out
To suffer abortion, to
miscarry
To comment, to explain
To declare, to confess
To plant
To claim
Decrepit
To stand
To stand up or straight
To air, to expose to the
air, to ventilate
To circulate
To avow, to declare
To aggravate
To blaspheme
To shut
To cork, stop a bottle
To be silent
To compensate, to recom-
pense
To breathe
To admonish, to teach


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Kwa, Be
Kwa
Kwa
Kwa
Kwa
Kwa
Kwa-afo,(Onitsa) Kwa-aro
Kwada
Kwakusa-miri
Kwatue
Kwa-ukwara
Kwe, Kwere
Kwe, Kwere
Kwe
Kwe, (Onitsa) Dana
Kwe
Kwe, Ku
Kwe issi-ani
Kweko (Onitsa)
Kweine
To cry
To gather np
To crow, to caw
To press against with
force
Repetition
To clear a way
Annual, Annually
Daily
To christen, to baptize
To throw down
To cough
To obey, to he willing
To acknowledge
To believe
To accede, agree, consent,
comply, assent, yield.
From these Kwe de-
rives a secondary sig-
nification, meaning to
offer to pay; e.g. “ 0-
kwem ovu abadi,”
“ He offers to pay one
measure.” It also takes
in the idea of completion,
in regard to any length
of time less than a year;
e.g. “ Uia kwe izu hu
onwu,” “ The sleep
that, lasts a whole week
is death ”
To bend
To affirm
To capitulate
To cramp
To afford


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Kweme
Kwe-na-issi
Kwe-ndu
Kwe-nkwa, Kwere-nkwa
Kwenye
Kwenye (Nukuru)
Kwenyer
Kwe-onu
Kwerekwe
Kwesi, Kwesiri
Kwesiri
Kwe-ukwe (Onitsa). See
Gu-uri
I can, I am able; to be
capable of
To bow the head, to do
reverence by bowing
the head
To animate
To promise
To comply, to conform,
to acquiesce, to yield
To concur with, agree in
opinion
To corroborate, to con-
firm, establish
To bid, offer a price
Acknowledgment, agni-
tion
Adequate, proportionate,
equal to
Beseem, become, to befit,
suitable to
To sing
La, (Onitsa) Na
Laka (?), Dika
Laku; (Onitsa) Naku,
Bako
La-na-iyi, La-na-okporo
Lakpu
Lanye (Onitsa). See Leg-
ha
Lapii, Laputa
To go, to depart
Like, similar to
To cling, adhere close to
To perish, to destroy, to
annihilate
To pass the night
To entice, to allure
To seduce, to decoy to
cheat, to bamboozle, to
debauch


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Le, (Onitsa) Ne
Logha, (Onitsa) Negha
Lezianya, (Onitsa) Nezi
anya
Lie, (Onitsa) Nie
Lo (Onitsa)
Loda
Lu, (Onitsa) Nu •
Lu-ilu, (Onitsa) Nu-inu
Lulu
Luo, (Onitsa) Nuo
Ma
Ma
Ma, Wu
Ma (Muta)
Ma-akwa
Ma-ato, for Iri-na-ato
Ma-atu
Mabe (Pobe, Dsu-oyi)
Mado
Ma'dsidsi (Onitsa)
Ma'dsidsi (Onitsa)
Madu
Ma-ebu (Dsu-oyi)
Maferu
Mafeta
Ma-ikpe
To look, to inspect
To tempt
To beware, to be cautious
to be circumspect
To bury
Mature; something pro-
perly done
To descend
To abet
Bitter, acid, acrid
To commove, disturb,
agitate
To swallow
M
And, though, albeit
To entrap
To enact
To study, to know, to
con
To make a bridge, to
bridge over
Thirteen
To allegorize, to compare
To calm, to still
To attach, to clinch, hold
fast, make fast
To tremble
Ardency, eagerness, trem-
bling
A person
To damp
To bounce, to leap over
To leap into
To condemn


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Ma-iwu
Ma-iwu (Eonye, Manye)
Maka
Makarisiri (Onitsa)
Mako
Mako (Tigwa)
Makoba
Maku
Makunye
Makunye (Tigwa, Yi)
Ma-m'buru
Manu-ara
Manu-anwu. See Anwu
Manya
Manya-beke, (Onitsa)
Manya-oibo
Manya-nku (Onitsa)
Manya-ogoro (Onitsa)
Manye ( YVa)
Manyeta
Maia
Mara
Mar-akka, Mar-anya
Mar-akukwo
Mari
Mar si (Ku-ugwo)
Marube
To decree, pass a law
To charge, deliver a
charge
Concerning, on account of
Best
To agglutinate, cause to
adhere, unite, cleave to,
stick to
To blend
To confederate, to league
To affix
Toconjoin, unite, connect,
to copulate
To consort
To club, beat with a
heavy stick or cudgel
Cream, oily part of milk
Honey
A beverage, drinkables
Drinkables from civilized
countries, as wine, beer,
and other spirits
Palm wine
Bamboo wine
To attack, aggress, en-
croach upon with vio-
lence
To coerce, to compel
To serve
To. know
Conversant
Book-learned
To crush to the earth
To compensate, to recom-
pense
To shake, to churn


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Mata, (Onitsa) Si-na ta
Matsie
Mawulari, (Onitsa) Utse
nabo
Mawusia
Alba
Mba
Mba
Mba
Mba-akka
Mbabi-anya
Mbako (Nzuko)
Mbako-manya
Mbaku
M'bala, (Onitsa) 'Ogege
Mbara
M'barakata, Ngadaba, Ak-
ka-osisi
Mbata
Mbatsa
Mbatsi
Mbazie-obi
'Mbe, (Onitsa) Ekpo
Mbe
Mbe-agha-di
Mbe-aha, (Onitsa) Ekpo-
avu
Mbebo, (Onitsa) Ekpobo
Mbe-ihinye-mer, (Onitsa)
Ekpo-ife-iner
Henceforth
To bung, close with a
stopper
A doubt
To wither
A country
The negative, no, nay
A challenge, a defiance
A wrestling
A ring. Ola-akka, brass
ring
Twinkling of the eye
A concourse, an assembly,
a meeting,a convention
A large pot of wine about
two gallons
Fleeing to
A garden
A large open country or
field, a campaign
Branch of a tree
Redemption
An abscission, a cutting
off a paring off
A blind, a veil
Contrite
When
A cut
Time of war
At that time
Aforetime
Date of event


Supplication
Abatement
Bedtime
Mbeku
Mbenata. See Otata
Mbe-nlapu (Onitsa) Ek-
po-edsi-edina
Mbentse (Boru-'bor)
Often, frequently, com-
monly, usually
Afterwards, at another
time
Finally
Mbe-odo, (Onitsa) Elcpo-
ozo
Mbe-oruru, (Onitsa) Ik-
pe-azu
Mbepu, (Onitsa) Obebe
Abridgment, abbrevia-
tion, concission, ampu-
tation, a cutting off
Destruction
Resurrection
Abell
A heap, amassment, ac-
cumulation
Board
A bullet, a ball
A girl
A cliff, a steep place
First, chief, principal
Chaff
Mbibi
Mbilite-na-onwu
Mbiriba (Onitsa)
Mbuko
Mbo
Mbo
Mbo
M'brugudu (Onitsa)
Mbu (Issi)
Mbubo (Onitsa). See Abu-
boro
Mbubo
Mbudu-adsa
Mbu he
'Mburu (Onitsa)
Me, Mere
A deal, a quantity, a part
A partition, a wall
A cross
A club, heavy stick
To do, to perform, to act
To become
To betide, to befall, to
happen
Blood
To fructify, to bear fruit
To covet
Meh, Me ; Obara (Onitsa)
M ea
Mo-anya-uku


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Mebenata (Dsunata)
Mebie
Mebu
Medo
Medsu
Me-ebere
Me-ebube
Mefie (Onitsa). See Me-
lulu, Meruru
Mefie-akatakpo
Megbaria
Megi do
Meko (Onitsa)
Mekuru,
Mekwa
Melulu, Meruru; (Onitsa)
Mefie
Memionu, Me-imionu
Me-ngwa, (Onitsa) Osiso
Men so
Me-obe
Me-ogo
Me-ohia, (Onitsa) Me-ofia
Me-oko, (Onitso) Ke-dike
Me-omume
Me-otu
Me-otsa
Me-ovuma
Mepu-oghere (Onitsa)
Mere, Me
M erime
To lessen, to alleviate
To annul, to abolish, to
spoil
To deceive, to cheat
To confirm, to establish
To fill up
To commiserate, sympa-
thize with, to pity
To admire, to wonder at
To transgress
To blunder, to make great
mistake
To bestir
Against
To act together
To avenge
To replenish
To transgress
To caress, to kiss, to bill
Quickly, quick
To consecrate, to make
sacred
To cantonize
To befriend, be kind to
To turn into forest, to
afforest
To adventure
To behave
To associate
To bleach
To benefit, to do well
To bore a hole
To do, to perform, to act
Copious, full, plenty


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Merime-madu
Merua
Meruaru.
Meruo
Meruru. See Melulu
Mesi
Mesia
Mesike, Sirike
Mesu (Onitsa). See Lulu
Meta
Meto
Metsa, Mesia
Metsapu (Onitsa). See
W epuga
Metsiri
Metsu-uzo
Metu
Metu-onu
Meya, Manye, Kpa-amu
Mi
Mi-ara, Ra-ara
Miri
Miri-ara
Miri-ide, Miri-oruru
Miri-ide
Miri-oku
Miri-oku, (Onitsa) Ofe
Miri-oruru, Miri-ide
Mita
Mita-uma
Mitsa (Ratsa)
A crowd
To spoil, to blast
To bruise
To attain
To transgress
To complete
To consummate, to per-
fect
To consolidate
To agitate, to disturb, to
commove, to affect, to
move the passion
To achieve, to perform,
to execute
To befoul, to besmear
To accomplish
To blot out
To close, to shut fast, to
make private
To bolt or shut a door
To touch
To taste
To affront
To suck
To suck the breast
Water, rain
Milk
Flood
A gutter
Hot water
Sauce, soup
Flood
To draw out
To unsheathe
To absorb, to lick up


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Mkpa
Mkpa
Mkpebu
Mkpo (Onitsa)
Mkpo
Mkpotu
M'kprikpi, M'kprisi
M'kpri-uku
Mkpiikpi-nku, (Onitsa)
Onoko-nku
Mkpuru
Mkpuru-ose
Mma
Mm a
Mmakunye
Mmanye
Mmar-mma
Mmebi
Mmefie
Mmeri
Mmesi
Mo, Moa
Mga, Mo
Mongo (Onitsa)
Monye (Kuziri)
Mota
Mpia; (Onitsa) Isi, Kpu-
ru-isi
Mpiokiri (Onitsa). See
'Nzuzo
Narrow, strait
Difficulty
Condemnation
Snuff-box
A wedge
Ado, bustle, noise, an
outcry
Part, portion, a small bit
Ankle, joints
A chump
A seed
A curl, a twist, a ringlet
Beautiful, handsome,
comely
Goodness
Abstriction, annexation,
a binding fast, con-
junction, union
An assault, an attack
Beauteous, beautiful
A blast, a blight, a spoil-
ing
A mistake, transgression,
amiss
Subjugation
Completion, consumma-
tion
A spirit, ghost
To shine
A mug, a jug
To teach
To learn
Blind, dim
Secret, clandestine


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Mpoto, (Onitsa) Upo
Mpiive (Mpuru-ive)
Mu
Mu-amu, (Onitsa). See
Tsi-otsi
Muhu
Mu-nko
Mug, Muru
Na
Na
Na, (Onitsa) Azi
Na (Si)
Na-adaboro
Na-ahu, (Onitsa) Na-
arhu
'Na-akwa
'Na-ala, Na-ani (Onitsa)
Na-aria-gria, (Onitsa)
Na-aya-gya
Na-azu-ubo
Nabo (Abua)
Na-elu, (Onitsa) Na-enu
Na-elu-miri, (Onitsa)
Na-enu-miri
Na-etseta (Ntseta)
Nagara
Na-ihu, (Onitsa) Na-isu
Na-ike
Na-ititi
A raised seat, a throne
Bread
I, me, myself (emphatic)
To laugh, to deride
To enlighten
To sharpen
To beget, bring forth,
generate, to bear, to
produce
N
And, from, in, at, to, etc.
One, alone
Also
By, the means by
Aslope
Pertaining to the body
Abed
Ad own, down to the
ground
Ailing
Astern
Two
Atop, on top
Top of the water, afloat
Thinking, remembering
Ahead, in advance
With vehemence ; amain
Amidst, amid, in the
centre


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'Na-ive (Onifsa)
Na-izu
Naku, Bako (Onitsa).
See Lapu
Na-ndiri (Onitsa)
Na-ndo (Onitsa)
Na-ne-iyi (Onitsa). See
La-na-iyi
Na-ogologo, Na-ogonogo
Na-ohu, (Onitsa) Na-osu
Na-oku
Na-ozara
Napu (Onitsa). See
Wepu
Napu-ara
Nara
Nara, Nata
Natsa
Na-ubo
Na-udsisi, (Onitsa) Na-
utsitsi
Na-ura
Nbagba-obi
Nbanye
Nbasa, Nkusa (Onitsa)
Nbatsi (Onitsa)
Nbatsi (Onitsa)
Nbawa
Nberu (Onitsa)
Nbibi, Nmebi
Nbinwuo
Nbito
Nbodo-miri
Above-board, in open
sight
Aside, apart, in private
To cling, adhere close to
In a row
Amicable, friendly
To destroy, to perish
Along
Bondage, slavery, cap-
tivity
Afire, on fire
Afield, to the field
To hinder, to deliver, to
take away
To wean from the breast
To prevent, to hinder
To obtain
To rinse
Aboard
Anight, in the night
Asleep
Convincement
An affusion, a pouring
out
Circulation
A veil, a blind
Confinement, restraint
A crack
Deduction
A damage
A decay
An alloy
A dam, mole or bank to
confine water




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Ndaba
Ndamida, (Onitsa) Utu
Nclana
Nde
Nde-agha
Nde-ne-nuanu
Nde nwe (Onitsa)
Nde-odudu
Nderita
Nde-ubo
Nde-uko-Tsuku
'Ndidi ’
Ndi-nkuputa
Ndinye
Ndinye
Ndiom, Wanye : (Onitsa)
'Okporo
Ndi-otsie
Ndiride
Ndisi
'Ndo
Ndo
'Ndodo, (Onitsa) Ndo
'Ndodo-gando
Ndokpu (Onitsa)
Ndokwa
Ndokwa
Ndokwa, (Onitsa) Edom
Ndotsi
Ndozi, Nkwenye
Ndozi, (Ipia-itari)
IBO.
C orrespondence, agree-
ment, fitness
Motb
Accordance
Those
An army
An audience
A copy
A convoy
Correspondence by letter
A crew, ship’s company
The clergy, minister
Continence
Declarable
Alliance, confederation
Adhesion, a sticking to-
gether
A woman
A chief, ancient people
Constancy, firmness
Convalescence, recovery
A bower, an arbour
A mode of salutation
showing sympathy
A shade
A generation
Constraint, force, com-
pulsion
Concord, agreement, peace
Amendment
Peace
Amends
Consension, agreement
Correction, chastisement,
punishment



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Ndozi, (Onitsa) Ndokwa
Ndsedebe
Ndseku
Ndsi
Ndsiko
Ndsi-ngwa
Ndso
Ndsu
Ndsudsina (Onitsa). See
Uta
Ndsunata, Nmbonata
Ndu
Ne. See Le
Ne-eri-anu
Negha. See Legha
Ne-nwata
Netsaranya. See Nezi-
anya
Neziauya. See Lezianya
Nfe
Nfe
Nfiko
Nfu
'Nga
Ngadaba, M'barakata
Ngadaba-adiro
Ngabun, (Onitsa) E'bavu
Ngamuzo
Ngana, (Onitsa) Ebena
Decoration, adornment,
arrangement, amelior-
ation, improvement
A bnt, a fault
An advance, advance-
ment
Black, blackness
Folding
Ornaments
Evil, wickedness, some-
thing bad
Abnegation
A bow, a curve
Alleviation
Life
To look, to inspect
Carnivorous
To tempt
To canvass
Circumspect
To beware, be cautious,
be circumspect
A fan
To be light, light, not
heavy
A tying together, an
alligation
Amission
Where
Bough, branch of a tree
Branchless
There
Bandit, Banditti
Here




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Nga-n a-n ga, (Onitsa) Ebe-
nine
Nga-nga
Ngara (Onitsa). See
Oke-onu
Ngaruta
Nghara
Nghara, 'Uzu (Onitsa)
Ngi
Ngini, Gini
Ngiri-afo
Ngirigo
Ngogo
Ngo-ngo, Nkume; Okuta
(Onitsa)
Ngozi, Ngozie
'Ngu
Ngu
Ngugu (Onitsa). See Uku
Nguko
Nguko-onu
Ngusu (Onitsa)
Nguta-onu
Ngutsi
Ngwa, Oso-oso
Ngwa-ngwa, Osiso
Ngwota, Ozizo
Nhalo, (Onitsa) Ntogha
Nhonre, (Onitsa) Here
Nhudsuanya, (Onitsa)
Ifudsuanya
Ni, (Onitsa) Nri
Everywhere
Brambles, briers, thorns
Dear, beloved
Ambit, ambitude, circuit
Absolution
A crash
Thou, thee
What
Gut, intestines
Bent, crooked, zigzag,
curved
Triumphing, exultation
A rock, stone, crag
Benediction, blessing,
blessedness, beatitude
The lungs
The womb
Bunch, bundle
Annumeration, aggrega-
tion, the whole mass
A catalogue
A bat
Calculation
A darning
Briskness, swiftness,
celerity, quick
A pace, with speed
A cure, a healing
.Repentance
Shame
Suffering
Food


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Nibe-na-akwa
Nie, (Onitsa) Lie
Nine, (Onitsa) Nile
Nisi-oto
'Nka' '
Nka
'Nka, (Onitsa) Owene
Nkafie (Onitsa), Nkahie
Nkapu (Nkawa, Ngwapu)
Nkata
Nke
Nke, (Onitsa) E'kworo
Nke
Nke-ahu, (Onitsa) Nke-
arhu
Nke-a'kereke
Nke-asa
Nke-ato
Nke-bu-issi
Nke-di-afo-nabo, Nke-di-
aro-nabi (Onitsa)
Nke-foro, (Onitsa) Nke-
fodu
Nke-iri-na-asa
Nke-izizi, Nkembu
Nkena
Nkenke
Nke-obuna (Onitsa);
Nke-owella, Nke-owuua
Nke-ogu- ato-na-iri
Nklsi (Onitsa)
Ntklsi (Onitsa)
Nkita
To bed, to put to bed
To bury
All
To stand up, to arise
Enigmatical
Age
Art, skill, trade, craft
Folly, absurdity
A comment
Conversation, a chat
Of, belonging to
J ealous
A spy
Corporeal, corporal
A created being, a creature
Seventh
Third
Chiefly, first
Biennial
Remainder
Seventeenth
The first, commencement,
beginning
This
Brief, concise, short,
small
Any one
Seventieth
A stream, a brook, a
rivulet
Silk
A dog, a cur; term of
reproach


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Nktti, Mbara (Onitsa)
Nkfti
Nko
Nkolite
Nkotsa
Nkpado
N'kpagharia
Nkpatsi (Onitsa). See
Otoghe
N'kpaya. See Ikpa-amu
Nkpe-nkpe. See Ikpe
Nkpo
Nkpo
Nkpobe, Nmabe (Oyi)
Nkponye
Nkpopu
Nkpopu
Nkpopu
Nkpotsara
Nkpotsi
Nkpotu
Nkpu
Nku
Nku
Nku
Nku-bepu
Nkudo
Nkudo
Nkuku
Nkukuru-issi (Onitsa)
Nkume, Ukuta (Onitsa)
Nlanye
Open, blank
Without effect, vain
Acute, sharp
Leaven
Ridicule, curse
Compression
Wandering, straying,
aberration
A key
A slight, an affront
A complaint
A wedge
A cork, a stopper
Calmness, serenity, quiet-
ness
Consignment
A chisel
Banishment
An old sore
A cleansing, eaten up,
consumption
A button
A noise, a brag
An ant-hill, a hillock
Palm tree
Firewood
A wing
Breathless
Exhortation
Sheltering, defending
A blockhead, a stupid
person
Confiscation
A stone
Instigation, allurement


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Nlaputa, Nraputa
Nlegha
Nleli, (Onitsa) Nneni
Nlo (Onitsa). See Nrd
Nlo (Onitsa). See Nro
Nluhu
Nmabe
Nmako
Nmakoba
Nmanye
Nmanyeta
Nmari
Nmedide, Nmekuru
Nmedo
Nmefie
Nmefie-akatakpo
Nmerua
Nmesi
Nmesu
Nmetsi
Nmetsi-uzo
Nmetu
Nna
Nnadi-nnadi
Nnadi-uku
Nna-otsie
Nnapu-ara
Nne
Nne (Ezie)
Nne-animanu
Nne-oku (Ezie-okn)
Deception
Temptation
Contempt, scorn
Soft
Dream
Estate (?)
To embrace, calmness
Agglutination, adherence
Confederacy, a league
An aggression, assault
Compulsion, coercion
A crush
Avengement, vengeance,
revenge
Confirmation
Crime, sin, wickedness
Blunder, grave mistake
Contamination, corrup-
tion, defilement, pollu-
tion
Accomplishment
Agitation, perturbation
Closeness, privacy
A bolt
A touch, a contact
A father, a sire
Ancestry, pedigree, de-
scent, lineage
An ancestor, forefather
Grandfather
Weaning from the breast,
ablactation
Mother
True
A dam, mother of brutes
Truth


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Nne-otsie
Nnoko
Nnufu
Nnukuru
Nnumi
Nnunu. See Lulu
No, Node
Node
Node-ala, (Onitsa) Node-
ani
Node-omma (Nodumma)
Nohude, No-okrikri, Ba-
gkrikri
Ngkgte
Ngkwasa
Noma
Nonyere
Nonyeru
Noria
Noru
Norube
Nosa
Nosi-ike
Note
Notsipu (Kparatsie)
Notsupu
Npuru (Onitsa)
Nra-anya(Onitsa). Nee Ha
Nrapu (Onitsa). NeeGhara
Nrapu(Onitsa). NeeNzo-
bu, Nrobu
Grandmother
Union, communion
Instigation
Concurrence, a dashing
or clashing together,
a meeting of two oppo-
site bodies
To cope with
Abetment
To dwell, reside, abide,
to inhabit
To sit
To sit down
Adieu, farewell
To surround, to encircle
To approximate
To sit upon
Joy
To back, to support
To sit with
To cheer
To hear, to obey
To encircle, enclose, sur-
round
To sit apart
To be steadfast, be firm,
to stand fast
To sit aloof
To cumber
To crowd, to constipate
A crevice
Coequal
Forgiveness
To deceive


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Nrapu.
Nri, (Onitsa) Ni
Nri-anyans
Nri-nrifo (Onitsa)
Nro
Nro, (Onitsa) Nlo
Nrd, (Onitsa) Nlo
Nrobu, Nzobu
Nro-n.ro, Nlo-nlo
Nrota
Nrufu
Nruko (Onitsa)
Nrutsa
Nsapu (Onitsa). See U-
kwara-nduozi
Nsatsa
Nsedebe
Nsepu
Nsi
Nsiku, 'Otutu
Nso
Nso
Nsuku (Onitsa)
Nsutsa
Nsutu
Nta, (Onitsa) Obere
Nta
Ntatsi, Ntatsie
Nti
'Nti
Ntigwa
Ntinye
Ntisi
Ntiwa
Abstinence
Nourishment, food, ali
ment
Dinner
Crumbs
Pain
Dream
Soft
To deceive
To dream
A choice
An afflux
Co-operation
Cultivation, tilling, cul
ture
Consumption
To cleanse, make clean
Conciliation
A bow, an act of respect
Bane, poison
Compare, comparison
Forbidden
Holy, sacred
Condensation
Cleansing
Astringency
Little, small
A chase, a hunt
Comfort
The ear
The cheek
Adulteration, mixture
Adscititious, added
Store
A breach


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Ntsa
'Ntsa
Ntse
Ntse-awu
Ntsebe (Onitsa)
Ntsefu, (Onitsa) Nlozo
Ntsekube, (Onitsa) Idse-
akka
Ntsezo, (Onitsa) Nlozo
Ntudo
Ntufu
Ntunye, (Utu)
Nu
Nu (Onitsa). See Lu
Nu
Nu-anu
Nu-inu (Onitsa). See Luilu
Nu-iyi (Onitsa). See Du-
ru-isi, Doisi
Nuku
Nuku-afe-enu
Nuku-afo
Nuku-efere
Nuku-obondo
Nuku-okwanka
Nuku-oyi
Nukuru (Onitsa)
Nukuru (Kwenye)
Nuo, (Onitsa) Ba
Nuo (Onitsa). See Luo
Nu-ogu (Onitsa). See Lu-
ogu, Zo
Entirety, entirely
Soap
A watch, a guard
Ambuscade, ambush
Custody, imprisonment
Amnesty, oblivion
Confidence
Oblivion, amnesty
Accurate, accurateness,
accuracy, a settled rule
A cast, a throw
Contribution
Salt
To abet, to support
To actuate, put into action
To rejoice
Bitter, acrid
To swear
Great, big, large
A cloak, a large upper
covering
Corpulency, corpulence
A large dish, a charger
A cannon
An architect
Algidity, extreme cold
To clash
To concur with, agree in
opinion, to meet in a
point
To drink
To swallow
To contest for a prize


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Nu-onu
Nu-ohunu
Nuru, Nu (Onitsa). See
Norn
Nwa, Nwata
Nwa
N wa-animanu
Nwa-an wansi, Ta-amusu
(Onitsa)
Nwa-belubo, (Onitsa)
N wa-obara
Nwa-dike
Nwa-mbiri (Onitsa)
Nwa-nna
Nwa-nne
Nwa-nne-nne, or Nwa-
nne-nna
Nwa-nwa
N wa-nwa-okporo (Onitsa),
Nwa-nwa-wanyi
N wa-nwa-woke
Nwa-obo (Obogobia)
Nwa-oha, (Onitsa) Nwa-
ora
N wa-oy i
Nwase (Onitsa)
Nwata, Nwa
Nwatakiri
Nwata-oke-ehi, Nwata-
oke-efi (Onitsa)
Nwa-wanyi, (Onitsa) Nwa-
okporo
To kiss, to caress, to em
brace
To congratulate
To hear, to obey
A child
To try, to attempt
A cub, the young of i
beast
To practice enchantment
to conjure, to bewitch
A cat, a puss
An adventurer
Base-born, bastard
A relation by the father’!
side
A relation by the mothei’i
side
An aunt
A grandchild
A grand-daughter
A grandson
A damsel, young lady
A countryman, a com
patriot
Chilliness, slight cold
Almost
A child
A babe, an infant
A bullock
A daughter


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Nwa-woke
Nwa-woke (Okoro)
Nwe
Nweda (Onitsa)
Nweko
Nwepu
Nwogha, (Onitsa) Grha
Nwu
Nwude
Nwude (Anwu)
Nwupe
Nwupu
Nwuru
Nwutsa
Nwutsi
Nva-anwu
Nya-dsi, Biadsie
Nya-issi
Nya-oku
Nyawa
Nye
Nye Kpo-nye
Nye-ahuhu, (Onitsa) Nye-
afufu
Nye-akka (Du)
Nye-di (Onitsa)
Nye-ihu, (Onitsa) Nye-isu
Ny e-ike
Nye-iwu
A son
A boy
To possess, to have
Debasement
To join
Ablation, the act of taking
away, abstraction
To change
A prize, a capture
To catch, to arrest
A catch
A contraction
Abrogation, abolishment,
abolition
To buy
Ablution, to make clean,
to cleanse
Contraband, illicit
To bask
To crush
To brag, to boast
To break with the hand
To commit, to entrust, to
give, to bestow, to be-
queath, to cede, to give
up
To consign, to give up
To. afflict
To help, to assist, to aid
To betroth
To countenance
To authorize, to invest
with power
To give command or rule,
to command


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Nye-na-ala (nke-ubo)
Nye-nkiti, Turu (Onitsa)
Nye-nzo (Onitsa)
Nyi (Onitsa)
Nyi-nyar(s)i (Onitsa)
Nzado (Onitsa)
'Nze
Nzere
Nziko (Onitsa). See Zi,
Ziri
Nzobu (Nrapu)
Nzodo
Nzu (Onitsa)
Nziiko
Nzuko, Mbako
Nzuru-ike
Nzu -ulo, (Onitsa) N zu-un o
'Nzuzo
'Nzuzo, Mpio-kiri (Onitsa)
'Nzuzo, Ndo
To anchor
Ample, liberal, large, wide
To bet
To conquer
Crestfallen, dejected, low-
spirited
A brace, a buttress
Regalia
A title
To show
To deceive
An aim, purpose, inten-
tion
Chalk, whitening, white
clay
A church, a congrega-
tion, an assembly
A convention
Cessation, stop, rest
An apartment, a room
An absconder
Clandestine, secret, con
cealment
A covert, shelter, hiding
place
0
Oba
Oba-uta
Obe
Obe (Onitsa)
He, she, it
A step
An archer
A fruit
A canton, a small divi-
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Obe (Onitsa)
Obe (Onitsa)
Obebe (Onitsa). See
Mpepu
Obebe (Onitsa). See Uso
Obere (Onitsa). See Nta
Obere-uko-Tsuku
Obere-und (Onitsa). See
Ulo-nta
O'beya
Obi
Obi
Obi, Obibi
Obi
O'bia (Biambia)
Obibia
Obimbawa
Obi-miri
Obi-omma
O'biribi
Obo
Obo
Obo
Obo
Obo (Onitsa)
'Obobo (Onitsa)
Obobo
Obodi
Obodo
A county
A cross
Abridgment, abbrevia-
tion
A boundary
Small, little
A deacon
A cottage, a cot
Poor, poverty
The heart
A palace, a court
Abode, abiding
A darling, one much
beloved
A stranger
A coming, an advent
Compunction
Contrite
Benevolence, kind-heart-
edness
A dart
Equals in age, a com-
panion
Anatomy, dissection
A cavity
A barricade, an obstruc-
tion
Captiousness, revenge
A check, a restraint
Accusation, arraignment,
impeachment
A beginner, one uniniti-
ated
A village, a town, a
country


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Obodobo
Obogo
Obogobia
Obo-mma
'Oboma (Onitsa)
Obo-na-akukwo
Obo-na-uke
'Obondo
Obu
Obu-akka
Obu-anu
Obuba
Obubu
Obu-ibu
O'buma (Onitsa). See
Own ma
Obu-madu
Obunu
Obu-uzo, Gosim-uzo (Oni-
tsa). See Onyenziga
Odibo
Odika-odiryoa
Odiro
Odiro-nko (Onitsa)
Odiro-n guta-onu
Odo, (Onitsa) Ozo
Odd-do
Odogu
Broad, breadth
A lass, a girl
A damsel, a virgin
A sheath
A charmer
A book-mate, a fellow-
student
Contemporary
A cannon
Dumb
Palm of the hand
A butcher
A sting
Killing
A canier, a barrier
Wherefore
An executioner
Corrugation, furrows,
wrinkle
A leader
A servant, an attendant
A dissembler
Not, it is not, non-exis-
tent. When added to
another word it has
the negative force
Dull, blunt
Countess
Again, besides, afresh,
else, another
Bed, crimson
War-chief, captain,
champion


Odozi-okpukpu, Dibia-
okpukpu
Odsi-eze-nabe
Odsi-yeme-nabe
Odso
Odu
Odu
Odu (Nkuzi)
Odu-akka
Odu-odu
Odu-ura
Ofe (Onitsa). See Miri-
oku
Ofia (Onitsa). See Ohia
Ofogori
Ofufu, Nfu
Ofufu, Aziba
Ofuru (Onitsa). See
Ohunru
Ogarawuma
Oge (Onitsa). See Izu
'Ogege (Onitsa). See
Mbala
Ogele, (Onitsa) Mbiriba
Ogha-ibinye, Ogba-ife
(Onitsa)
Ogha-gha
Oghere, Nkite
Oghere (Onitsa)
Oghere-nkpotsi
Oghom
79
A bone-setter, a doctor
wbo sets to right dis-
located joints
Bidental, having two
teeth
A bigamist
Wicked, bad
Ivory
The tail, the last in order
Advice, admonition
Bracelet
An adviser
A nap
Sauce, soup
A bush
A foolish person
Damnation
Woe
New
Wherefore, therefore
A week. The natives
reckon four days to a
week
A garden
A bell
Alterant, causing change
Alteration, change
Blank, open
A hole made by boring,
a bore
A botton-hole
Accident, casualty


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Oghore, (Onitsa) Efe
Ogo (Onitsa)
Ogo
Ogodo, (Onitsa) Afe
Ogologo, (Onitsa) Ogonogo
Ogono (Asaba)
Qgoro
Ogozizi
Ogranya
Ogu
Ogn, (Onitsa) Osu]
Ogu
Ogu (Onitsa)
Ogu
Ogu (Agha)
Ogu-ala, (Onitsa) Ogu ani
Ogu-anno (Ogu-inno)
0 gu-anno-n a-iri
Ogu-oto (Ogu-ito)
Ogu-ato-na-iri
Ogugo
Ogugu-miri
Ogugwe (Onitsa)
Ogu-ise
Ogu-ise-nga-ogu-ise
Ogumagala, (Onitsa)
Ogumakana
Ogu-na-anno (Ogu-ni-
inno)
Ogu-nabo
Commodiousness, con
venience
Befitting, becoming, de-
cency, decorum
A relation by marriage
Clothes, wearing apparel
Long, length
A scimitar
Bamboo wine
Amazement
A rich man, a noble-
man
Thorns, prickles, briers,
thistles
Twenty
Medicine
A hoe
It is finished, it ends
A fight, an affray, a battle,
a contest, a combat
A digger
Eighty
Ninety
Sixty
Seventy
A coaxer
A well
Pulverization, comminu-
tion
A hundred, a cent.
A hundredfold, a centuple
A chameleon
Twenty-four
Forty


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Ogu-onu
Ogwa
Ogwaragwa (Tigwa)
Oka, (Onitsa) Ora
Okia, (Onitsa) Ofia
Oku, (Onitsa) Osu
Ohunru, (Onitsa) Ofuru
Oibo (Onitsa). See Beke
Oka
Oka-atsitsa
Okaba
Okara (Onitsa). See Ibe
O'karibe (Onitsa)
Oke-asonso
Oke-ehi, (Onitsa) Oke-efi
Oke-ezi
'Okeke
Okeke
Oke-manya-na-imi-obi
Oke-na-winye
Oke-obi
Oke-oku (Onitsa)
Oke-onu, Ngara
Oke-ufufe
O'keya
Oki-iso, Okiso (Onitsa)
Oko-'kporo
Okomi
Okonti (Onitsa)
Okoro (Nwata woke)
Okorobia
Okotsi
Okpa
1B0.
An accountant
A ntechamber
Mixed, various, divers
The nation, the common-
wealth, the body politic
A bush
A slave
New
The civilized people
Adroit, skilful
Bread-corn
Above all
A part
A barrel
A buck
A bull
A boar
The Creator, a dispenser
A division, allotment,
compartment
A cupbearer
A couple, man and wife
Ambition
A decider
Dear, costly, expensive
A blast, gust of wind
An adult
Boil, abscess, blains,
blotches
Celibacy
A vale
Cerumen, wax in the ear
A boy, male child
Youth, adolescence
Dry season
A cock
G


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Ok p a-a wapu-anu
Okpai, (Onitsa) Akpam
Okpa-na-akka
* Okpara
O'kpete (Onitsa)
Okpi (Onitsa)
'Okpo (Onitsa). Neeldide
Okpo (Onitsa). See Ikpa
Okpokoro-issi
Okpo-issi-ani
Okpo-nku
Okpo-odudu
Okporo (Onitsa). See
Wanyi, Ndiom
Okporo
Okporo, Nkiti; (Onitsa)
!yi
Okporo-osu (Onitsa). See
Wanyi-ohu
Okpu
Okpu-eze
Okpukpa
Okpukpe, (Onitsa) Edom
Okpukpu
'Opkukpu (Onitsa)
O'kpukpu
Okpukpu-adigi, (Onitsa)
Uru
Okpukpu-adsa
Okpukpu-oli, (Onitsa)
So-okpukpu
Okpu-ndi-otsie
Okpu-okporo, Okpuwa-
nyi
Okpuru
A capon
A cause, motive, reason
A crook, walking-stick
An eldest son, the lieir
Cane, the sugar-cane
Bigness
Worm
A blow, a stroke, a fist,
a cuff
The skull
An adorer, a worshipper
A dry, thirsty
A kind of bean
A woman
Vain
Nothing
A bondmaid
A hat, cap
A crown
A plait or fold, a crease
Quietness, peace
A bone
Adverse
A brood
Boneless
Brick
Bony, full of bones
Coronet
A bonnet, a lady’s hat
Below, under, beneath


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Okpu-uma
O'kroto
Oku' '
Oku
Oku
Oku, Illu; (Onitsa) Inu
Oku (Onitsa)
Oku-beke, (Onitsa) Oku-
oibo
Oku-di-na-winye
Oku-iyi
Oku-Jesus Kristi
Okuko-tsiri-umu. See
Ikoro-ato, Igono
Okuku
Okuku
'Okuku
Okukwe
Oku-moa (Oku-mo)
Oku-mo (Onitsa)
Oku-na-uka (Onitsa).
See Uka
Oku-ntado
Oku-obuba
Oku-odu
Oku-oku
Oku-uke
Okwa
A cutler, a cutlass
A banner, a standard
A word
Fire
A cork, a stopper
An adage, a maxim, a
proverb
A call
Anglicism, English words
Conjugal, matrimonial,
things pertaining to
marriage
An affidavit
Christianity
A constellation
A fowl
A cupping-glass or horn
used in drawing blood
An attitude
An acknowledgment, ad-
mission, compliance; a
belief, faith, an assent,
the creed
Hell
Rocket
A quarrel
An allegation, an affirm-
ation
A conflagration
A trumpeter
An affirmer, affirmant
Ambiguity, obscure words
A bowl


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Okwa-afere
Okwanka, (Onitsa) Owene
Okwantu
Okweka-kweriri (Onitsa)
Ola, (Onitsa) Ona
Ola-akka, (Onitsa) Ona-
akka
Ola-oku, (Onitsa) Ona-
oku
on
'Olili, 'Onini
Olu, (Onitsa) Onn
Olnlu, (Oniisa) Onnnu
'Oma
Omama-atu
'Omanyer-ogu
Ome-akka-nabo
Omeme, Amara
Omesia
Omi-iko
Omma
Omugo
Omume, Amara
'Omumu
'Omumu
Ona (Onitsa). See Ola
On ana
Onini (Onitsa). See Olili
Onodu
Onodu-agha
Onoko-nku
On oma
A cupboard.
An artificer, a mechanic
A bridle
Credulousness
Brass
Brass ring
Copper
Alone, only
Burial
The voice
A deep hole, a chasm
The bosom, the breast
Allegorical
An aggressor
One who uses both hands
alike, ambidexter
An action
Afterwards, at another
time
Lowly
Good, elegant, comely,
beautiful, handsome
An infant, one newly
born; childbed
Behaviour
Child birth
A breed
Brass
Acceptableness
Burial
A continuance
Battle array
A chump, firewood
Anger


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Onru (Oru)
Onru, Mbubo
Onru-nkunye
Onu
Onu (Onitsa). See Olu
Onu
Oiiu
Onu-ani (Onitsa)
Onu-ogu
Onunu
Onunu
Onunu
Onuno-nri
Onwa-nwa
Onwe-ayi
Onwe-ngi
Nnwe-ya
Onwu
Onwungi-anwu
Onwuwu
Onya
Qnya
Onya-ududo
Onye
Onye-a'buro-obobo
Onye-adotara
Onye-ad su-ugwo
Onye-adsudsu
Onye-aghugho
Otiye-agba, Onye-ka-aba
Onye-aghara
Onye-ahia, (Onitsa) 0-
nye-afia
A work
A deal, a quantity, a part
Advocation, office of
pleading
The mouth, the brim
The voice
Cost, price, charge
Bliss, a caress, an act of
endearment
Cheapness
Account, addition, addi-
tional
Gall
Edge, border, side, corner
Cheerfulness
First stomach of birds
An attempt, an assay
Ourselves
Thyself, yourself
Himself, herself, itself
Death
Undying
Dying
A trap, a snare
Sore
A cobweb
Who
A culprit, one accused
A captive
A creditor
A consulter
A conspirator
A covenanter, a bargainer
A bully; a noisy, impu-
dent fellow
A merchant


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Onye-akka
Onye-ald, (Onitsa)
Onye-ama, (Onitsa) Osia-
li
Onye-ani, Epum (Onitsa)
Onye-aviyo
Onye-dinye
Onye-ekwegi-ekwe
Onye-ese, (Onitsa)
Onye-ezi-oku
Onye-ibe (Onitsa)
Onye-ibe
Onye-ikpe
Onye-iro
Onye-iroro
Onye-'kar
Onye-ka-aba
Onye-ka-ngi
Onye-kpa-ngirigo
Onye-kuru
Onye-kwe-onu (Onitsa)
Onye-kwere-aba
Onye-kwere-ekwe
Onye-manyetar
Onye-mbenata (Onitsa)
Onye-mbepu
Onye-mbo
Onye-mbuko
Onye-mere-amara
Onye-metara (Onitsa)
Onye-mota, Onye-soga
An assistant, a helper
A counsellor
A witness
A citizen, an aboriginal
A beggar
An adherent
An unbeliever, an infidel
A brawler
A truthful, candid person
A borrower
A bail, a surety
An umpire, a judge
An enemy, an opponent
A contemplator
An assigner
A bargainer
Betters, a superior
A better
A buffoon, a low jester
A bidder, one who offers
a price
A bargainee
A believer
A compeller
An abater
An abbreviator, an
abridger
A contriver
An accumulator, a ga-
therer or heaper to-
gether
A benefactor
An achiever, a performer
A pupil, scholar, learner,
disciple


A bridegroom
A contender
Onye-na-lo-winye
Onye-na-lu-ogu, Onye-
ozuzo
Onye-na-nya-issi
Onye-na-onye-ne-derita
Onye-nara, (Onitsa) 0-
nye-nata
Onye-ndenwe
Onye-ndokpu
Onye-ndozi
Onye-ndseku
Onye-ne-gbe-igbe
Onye-ne-goru
Onye-ne-me-ebube
Onye-nghara, (Onitsa)
Onye-nrapu
Onye-ne-ny e-akka
Onye-nkapu
Onye-nke
Onye-iike
Onye-nkiri
Onye-nkpe-nkpe
Onye-nkpotsa
Onye-nkpukpo (Onitsa).
See Onye-ntitu
Onye - nkuku, (Onitsa)
Onye-nsoku
Onye-nkuputa
Onye-nkuto
Onye-nkuzi
Onye-nkwenye
Onye - nlanye, (Onitsa)
Onye-nlegha
Onye-nlaputa
A boaster, a bragger
A correspondent by letter
An accepter, an accipient
A copier
A constrainer
A composer, a corrector
An advancer
A creeper
A buyer
An admirer
A forgiver
A coadjutor, an assistant
A commentator
A betrayer
An acquaintance
A beholder
A complainant
A consumer
A demolisher
A blockhead, a dunce, a
stupid fellow, a blun-
derer
One who makes confes-
sion
A calumniator
An admonisher, a teacher
A conformist
An allurer, an enticer
A deceiver


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Onye-nlulu, (Onitsa) 0-
nye-nnunu
Onye-nmesu
Onye-nrapu (Onitsa). See
Onye-nghara
Onye-nsoku (Onitsa). See
Onye-nkuku
Onye-tasie
Onye-ntitu, (Onitsa) 0-
nye-nkpukpo
Onye-ntiwa
Onye-ntse
Onye-ntunye
Onye-nwupu
Onye-nziga; (Onitsa) Go-
sim-uzo, Obu-uzo
Onye-obi
Onye obo
Onye-obubo
Onye-obuna (Onitsa). See
Qnye-owuna
Onye-okeke
Onye-onru. See Woke-
ubi, (Onitsa) Didsi
Onye-ora. See Nwa-ora
Onye-otsu
Onye-owuna, Onye-obuna
Onye-ozuzu
Onye-ozuzo
Onye-ri-nwu
Onye-soga, Onye-mota
An abettor
An agitator, a disturber
of public mind
A forgiver
A stupid fellow, a dunce
A comforter
A demolisber
A breaker
A watchman, a sentinel
A contributor
An aboli slier
A leader
An abider, one who dwells
in a place
An anatomist, one who
dissects
An accuser
Whosoever
A dealer, a distributor
A farmer, an agriculturer
A compatriot, one of the
same country
An assassin, a murderer
Whosoever
A cheri slier, one who
brings up or rears
A competitor
A captor
A disciple, a pupil, a
scholar


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Onve-tsi-azu
Onye-tasie
Onye-ubo
Onye-ukpa
Onye-ure
Onye-uru-'bar
Onye-uso
Onye-war
Onye-wegar
Onyimuwa
Onyonyo
O-6-ya
Opapa
'Opi
Opia
Opunaka, Agavu, Aga-
muzo
Opupa
Oia (Onitsa). See Oka
Ora-manya
Ore-akukwo
Ore-azu
Ore-uta
Oria, (Onitsa) Oya
Ori-elu, (Onitsa) Ori-enu
Orika
Ori-madu
Ori-nke-uku (Ori-nkuku)
Oriri
Oro, (Onitsa) Amina
Oro
Ororo
Oru, Ose (Onitsa)
Oru (Onru)
A backslider
A comforter
A boatman, a sailor,
crew
Co-partner
A corrupter
A gainer
Borderer
A besieger
A conveyer
Trouble, adversity
Inquisitiveness
Alas ! aba!
Ground nut
A born, trumpet, bugle
A sword, cutlass, cutlery
A highway robber, a
bandit
Mean reverence
A nation
A drunkard, a tippler
A bookseller
A fishmonger
A bowseller
Sickness
A climber
Hope
A cannibal, anthropo-
phagi
A glutton
A feast, a banquet
A spot, spotted
A decision
An assortment
Buttock
Work, labour


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Oru-ubo
Oruru
Oru-uka
Ose-akka
Osebruwa
Osi
Osi-ali (Onitsa). See
Onye-ama
Osi-ami
Osiko
'Osimiri
'Osimiri-nu'
Osisi
Osisi-ite, Osi-ite
Osisi-unere, (Onitsa)
Osisi-ogede
Osiso, Oso-oso, Ososo
(Onitsa). See Ngwa-
ngwa
Oso
Osoma
Ososo (Onitsa). See
Ngwa
Ososo
Osu (Onitsa). See Ohu
Osusu-oku
Ota
Ota-krikri
Otata, (Onitsa) Mbenata
Ote-egu
Otinkpu
Otl-okpo
Otiti
Oto
Agriculture, farming
Arrival
A contradicter
An idle loafer, a foolish
person
A preserver
Theft
A witness, an alleger
An anvil
A crab, a lobster
A river
Salt water, the ocean,
the sea
A stick, a tree
Cookery
The banana tree
Apace, quickly, with
celerity
A run
Cares, troubles
Quick, with speed
After
A slave
A kindling, a flame
A shield, buckler
A bustler
Abatement, a lessening
A dancer
Ah alarmist
A boxer
A beating
Bare, naked, nude, callow


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'Otobo (Akum)
Otoghe, (Onitsa) Nkpatsi
Ototo (Ukana)
Ototo (Onitsa). /SeePfuru
Otsa
Otsa
Otse-ehi, (Onitsa) Otse-
efi
Otse-ikpe
Otse-obodo __
Otsi-agha, Otsi-ogu
Otsie
'Otsitsi
Otsu
Otu, (Onitsa) Ovu
'Otu (Onitsa). See Ebiri
'Otu (Onitsa)
Otu
Otu
'Otu-agba
Otu-aghugho (Onitsa)
Otu-'kwere, (Onitsa) Obu-
ru-ma
Otu-onye-di
Otu-owella
'Otuto
Otutu
Otutu, Merime
Otutu
'Otutu (Onitsa) Nsiku
Otuto, (Ekele, Ekene)
Otutu-madu
Otu-utu
Hippopotamus, behemoth
A key
Criticism
A flower
An antelope
White, a light colour
Cowherd
A judgment seat
A peace officer, a constable
A captain of war
Old, aged
Night, darkness
Murder, assassination,
bloodshed
One
A company, association,
corporation
A class, order, rank
An alliance
Anchorage
A corps, body of soldiers
Conspiracy
According to
A condition
Although
Praise, commendation,
glory
The morning
Many
A hammer
Compare, comparison
A compliment
People
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Otu-udd
Ovu, 'Otu
Ovu-mma
Ovu-oku
Owawa, Nmanye,
Owene (Onitsa). See
Okwanka
Owene (Onitsa). $eeNka
Owetar
'Owewe
Owori
Owuna, (Onitsa) O'buna
Owuru
Oya (Onitsa). See Oria
'Oyaro (Aru-miri)
Oye (Onitsa). See Orie
Oyi (Onitsa). See Enyi
Oyi
Oyibo, Oibo (Onitsa).
See Beke
Oza-oku
Ozara
Ozaza (Osasa)
'Ozeze
Ozi
Ozibo
Ozibo-ozibo
Ozizo (Ngwota)
Ozo, (Onitsa). See Odo
Ozodimba
Ozu
OzUZO
Oz uzo
A cord-maker
One
Kindness, benevolence
Artless, upright, straight-
forward
An assault
An artificer, a mechanic
Art, skill, artfulness
A bringer
An assumption
A creek, an arm of the sea
Wherefore
Cotton, thread
Sickness
Dropsy
A day in the week
A friend
Cold, bleakness
The civilized people
An answerer, a replier
A field
An answer
A defence
A commission, trust,
charge
Instantaneously, at once
With alacrity, cheerfully
A cure, a healing
Again, besides, else
Ape, Ourang-outang
A corpse, dead body
A refuge
Agonism, contention,
competition


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Ozuzu
Pa (Onitsa)
Palie
Pa-opapa
Para
Pia (Ti)
Poni (Onitsa). See
be
Pu-ara
Puba
Puo
Puo, (Onitsa) Sua
Puru
Ra
Ra (Onitsa). See Nuo
Ea
'Ea (Onitsa). See 'Ha
Ea-ara, (Mi-ara)
Eakide, Rapgde; (Onitsa)
Sokonye
Ea-oro (Onitsa). See
Ivubie, Kube
Rapu (Onitsa). See Ghara
Eapu (Nve)
Maintenance, breeding,
manners
P
To act, be in action
To lift up
To cajole, to flatter, to
cringe
To carry or take to
To flog, whip, beat,
chasten, punish, chas-
tise
l- A cask, a puncheon, a
butt
To be mad, insane, crazy
Away! begone !
To quit
To sprout, to spring
Able, capable
E
To cohabit
To drink
To prefer
A compeer, an equal
To suck the breast
To graff or engraft
To decide, to give judg-
ment
To cease, leave off, abstain
from
To cede, yield, make
concession


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Eaputa (OnitSa) Laputa
Ea-sura (OnitSa). See
Ea-ura
Eata (OnitSa). See Zie
EatSa
EatSie, (OnitSa) PotSie
Ea-ura, (OnitSa) Easura
Ee
Ee (Ee-ure)
Ee, Eu
Eebu
Eekpo (OnitSa)
Ee-oku
Eepu
Eepu-azu-osisi
Ei
Ei, (OnitSa) Ni
Ei (DSi)
Eie
Ei-elele
Eigoro
Ei-kasi
Ei-oriri-nso
Eo
Eo-anroa
Eo-ero
Eo-iroro
Eonye
Eota
To beguile, to deceive
To sleep
To send, to commission,
to empower
To absorb, to lick, to taste
To harden, to close up
To sleep
To deal, to sell
To get rot, to become
putrified
To burn
To consume by fire
To burn to powder, to
calcine
To be burnt
To take off
To strip the bark off a
tree
To climb
Food
To hold, to contain
To eat
To gain, to profit
To ascend
To spoil by chewing
To communicate, to re-
ceive the Lord’s Supper
To assort
Affable, easy of manners
To ache
To contemplate, brood
over a subject, consider
things seriously
To reckon with
To choose, to pick, make
a choice