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IGBO DICTIONARY

IGBO-ENGLISH-BEKEE

 

IGBO

Word

Continuous Meaning

ENGLISH

BEKEE

 

 

 

E.

 

 

 

 

 

 e, a

 

  {dependent, indefinite; harmonizes} one; ‘they' {indefinite}; often translated by English passive

 

 A na-esi nnị

 Food is being cooked

 

 E ji ya aka

 He has been arrested

 e, a

 

  {harmonizes} verb prefix marking negative

 

 Igbo enwe eze

 The Igbo have no kings

 e; a; ...m

 

  {dependent, 1st person singular; harmonizes} I

 

 Ana m eje

 I am going

 

 Elili m ife

 I ate food

 e, a

 

  {harmonizes; tone high before low tone root} verb prefix marking sequential mood

 

 Chi efoo

 Day breaks:

 

 Chi abọọ

 Day breaks

 e

 

  see a; e; o; ọ

ebe

 

where; Oracle; flying; place

 ebe bos steshon?

where the bus station?

 ebe hotel

the hotel

 ebe ka ugbo igwe na kushi?

where the train station?

 ebe ndi mbiambia

the consulate

 ebe nlenle kwanu?

sites to see?

 ebe

 

  place; where; while; since; whereas

 

 Aga m eje ebe ọ nọ

 I will go where he is

 

 Emena mkpọtụ ebe m na-agụ akwụkwọ

 Don't make a noise while I'm reading

 

 Ka anyị chelu ya n'ụzọ a ebe ọ bụ na ọ ga-esi ụzọ a gafe

 Let us wait for him here, since he will pass by this road

 

 ebe a

 this place

 

 n'ebe a

 here

 

 ebe afụ

  that place

 

 n'ebe afụ

  there

 

 ebe a na-amụ nnwa

 maternity home

 

 ebe a na-eni ozu

 burial ground

 

 ebe a na-esi nnị

 kitchen

 

 ebe dị {n'}iche {n'}iche

 different, various places

 

 ebe ịta nni

 pasture

 

 ebe mgbaba

 refuge

 

 ebe niịne

 everywhere

 

 ebe ṅzuzo

 secret place; retired spot

 

 ebe obibi

 habitation; dwelling place

 

 ebe ọbụna

 any place

 ebe

 

  yam beetle

 ebee

 

  where {to}?

 

 ebee ka ị jekọ?

 Where are you going?

 

 ebee ka ọ dị?

 Where is it?:

 

 ebee ka ọ nọ?

 Where is she?

 

 ebee zi?

 Where then? where else?

 ebele

 

  mercy; pity

 

 Ebelechukwu

 male name {mercy of God}

 

 dị ebele

 be kind-hearted

 

 me ebele

 have pity on; be sorry for; have mercy on

 

 Meelụ anyị ebele

 Have mercy on us

 

 nwe obị ebele

 be kind-hearted

 

 obị ebele

 kindness; mercy

 

 onye ebele

 the merciful {person}

 

 onye kasị ebele

 the most merciful

 

 Chineke Onye kasị ebele

 Most merciful God

ebem gi hi

 

hotels

 ebenebe

 

  extraordinary happening; disaster

 

 {ebenebe} –gbu

 happen {of disaster, scandal, something serious}

 

 Ebenebę gbụlụ

 It was a disaster

ebeobula

 

wherever

ebeobuna

 

moreover

ebeta

 

beetle

ebi

 

dwelling

 ebị

 

  lungfish {also known as salamanderfish are freshwater fish belonging to the subclass Dipnoi}; mudfish {Protopterus annectens} {= ekwum}

 ebi

 

  porcupine

 

 ebi nta

 Brush-tailed Porcupine {Atherurus Africanus Gray}

 

 ebi ogwu

 Crested Porcupine {Hystrix Cristata Senegal}

 ebili

 

  storm on water; wave

 

 tụ ebili

 be agitated; swell {as river or sea in gale}

ebo

 

mound; when one is accused of

 ebo

 

  the smallest kinship-cum-residential unit, a subdivision of

 

 ụmụ nna

  Kinsman {A kinsman is a male relative or plural Kinsmen}; kinship; {patrilineage}; sublineage

 

 Ebo unụ bụ gịnị?

 What is your special sublineage?; {= ogbe} "village"; a constituent part of a "quarter" which is itself part of a "town" {ọbọdọ}, containing a number of patrileages {ụmụ nna}

 

 Ọnịcha Ebo Itenaanị

 the Nine Villages of Onitsha

 Ebo

 

  male name {short for Ebozinam, stop accusing me}

 ebụ

 

  mildew; mould

 

 ma ebụ

 grow mould

 

 Ụtala e lofụlụ n'ime akpati nnị amago ebụ

 The pounded fufu forgotten in the food-box has gone mouldy

ebu

 

hornet; getting fat

 ebụ

 

  wasp; hornet

 

 akpa ebu

 wasps' nest

 ebụbe

 

  marvel; wonder; majesty

 

 ife ebụbe

 a wonder

 

 kobe ebụbe

 honour {hang honour on}

 

 me ebụbe

 beautify; decorate

 ebụbe agụ

 

 African Bowstring Hemp or Leopard Lily {Sansevieria Liberica }, seen in Agwụ shrines and used as a charm against thieves or a medicine for pregnant women

 ebụbo, ebụbọ, ebụbo

 

  accusation; charge {bo accuse}

 

 bo ebụbo

 levy accusation; accuse

 

 E bọlụ ya ebụbo orị

 He has been accused of stealing

 

 Ebụbo ka onya mma

 A false accusation is worse than a matchet wound

 ebụnụ

 

  ram

 

 ebụnu Idemịli

 the ram of the Idemili god {This ram lives mainly in the Idemili god's shrine and its surroundings. Also roams about the village from compound to compound. The ram must not be beaten or killed by anybody, as it is believed that anyone who does this will automatically be visited and killed by the god.}

 echi

 

  tomorrow

 

 Echị dị ịme, Onwerọ onye ma ife ọ ga-amụ

 Tomorrow is pregnant, no one knows what it will bring forth

 

 echi niịne

 tomorrow {emphatic}

 

 echi ya

 the next day; the following day

 

 Ebele gbalụ akwụkwọ ụbọsị Krisimaasị, ọ lue echị ya ọ sie nnukwu olili

  Ebele wedded on Christmas Day; the following day he gave a great feast

 

 nwanne echị

 day after tomorrow

 

 ụtụtụ echị

 tomorrow morning

 echi

 

  old type of money in form of bent wires

 echiche

 

  thought

 

 che echiche

 think; ponder; meditate

 echichi

 

  title; titled man {general; mmụọ, ọzo}

echu

 

become bad; collecting (water)

 ede

 

  cocoyam; writing

 

 ede ana

 plant with spotted leaves and corn, the juice of which can be used to mark the body {Cynastrum cordifolium}

 

 ede ekọ

 cocoyam cooked like yam {Colocasia esculenta Schott}

 

 ede mmụọ

 Ground Arum, plants whose leaves resemble the cocoyam {Stylochiton hypogaens and lancifolius Kotschy and Peyr}

 

 ede ụmaka; {ede}

 cocoyam which requires boiling overnight, probably the oldest type {Xanthosoma mafaffa Schott.}

 

 mkpa ede

 room where cocoyams are stored

edi

 

Hyana

 edi

 

  African civet {Viverra civetta}, Genet {Genetta}, Two spotted Palm Civet {Nandinia binotata}

 

 ọsi edị

 genitals of edi, which smells and is used for medicines

edo

 

Yellow; raining

edo; ogulu

 

yellow

 edọ

 

  tree whose trunk is used for canoes and whose roots and bark are used as medicine {Terminalia glaucescens Planch. Possibly Distemonanthus benthamianus Baill.}

 edọ

 

  yellow vegetable dye; yellow {of colour}

 

 cha edo edọ

 be yellow

 

 Afe m na-acha edo edọ

 My shirt is yellow

 

 dị edo edọ

 be yellow

 

 ọna edọ

 gold

 

 ọna ọcha na ọna edọ

 silver and gold {fine luxuries}

 edọ

 

  divinity

edu

 

guiding (O na edu - he is guiding; i na edu -you are guiding)

 edụ

 

  wild grass {Udi}

 

 edụ agụ

 open grassland

 ee

 

 answer to a call

 ee'e {ee?e}, e'e

  no!

 

 ee e, eee

 

  yes

eehe

 

trimming a tree by cutting; thinking , meditating

 eeye!

 

  yes! certainly!

 eeyi; eeyị!

 

  yes!

efe

 

flying; dress; spare time

 efe

 

  chance; opportunity; leisure

 

 Enwerọ m efe ịbịa ebe a

 I didn't have a chance to come here

 

 arụ efe

 unoccupied; at leisure

 

 dị efe

 be vacant

 

 fụ efe

 find time, chance, opportunity

 

 nwe efe

 have a chance, an opportunity

 

 nye efe

 give chance, opportunity

 efe

 

  see afe

 

 kwụ efe

 swing to and fro; be neutral

efere

 

plate

 efi

 

  cow

 efi afo; ehi afo;

cow's intestine {meat}

 

 efi alusị

 sacred cow {efi Igbọ type} owned by village; cannot be killed; if it dies, it is given burial like a human

 

 efi awụsa

 zebu cattle

 

 efi Igbo

 dwarf cattle

 

 efi ọfịa

 bushcow; buffalo {Syncerus caffer bedingtoni}

 

 ala efị

 cow's milk

 

 anụ efị

 beef

 

 ozu efị

 carcase of cattle

 efi

 

  kind of fish

 efifie

 

  afternoon; midday; middle of the day; heat of the day

 efifie nabo

noon

 

 efifie naabọ

  noonday

 

 azị efifie

 lunch

 

 gba {azị} efifie take lunch

 

 

 kwa efifie, kwa efifie

 every midday

 

 mgbe efifie

 during the afternoon

efo

 

Dawning; Chi elo - The day is dawning

efu

 

baseless; getting lost

 efụ

 

  emptiness; vanity

 

 Ọ melụ ya n'efụ

 He did it in vain

 

 efụlefụ, efụleefụ

 empty; vain; useless {of a person}

 efụrụ

 

  African nutmeg {Monodora myristica Dunal}

 egedege, egenege

 

  front

 

 egedege iru

 forehead

ege

 

listening

Ego

 

Money; cash; a girl's common name

 ego igwe

coins {sometimes refer to foreign currencies such as pounds, dollors, euros etc...}

 ego ole ka ihe a bu?

how much is this?

 ego ole ka tiketi nke na ga?

how much is a ticket to?

 

 ego akwụkwọ

 currency note; paper money

 

 ego ayọlọ, ayọ

  cowry

 

 ego edwọd

 money used during the reign of King Edward

 

 ego e nyelụ ya

 capital

 

 ego kịlịkịlị

 coins

 

 ego mgbụdamgbụ

 type of money made by blacksmiths

 

 ego naabọ

 twelve cowries {= ekpete naabọ}

 

 ego naatọ

 eighteen cowries

 

 ego nwunye

 bride-price

 

 akpa ego

  purse; a hundred pounds

 

 anya mkpul?ụ ego

 eye with pupil whitened by disease

 

 chọ ego

 seek for money by hook or by crook

 

 isi ego

 unit of six cowries {= ekpete}; capital

 

 kpata ego

 acquire money

 

 mkpụlụ ego

 a cowrie, coin, shilling

 

 oke ego

 fantastic riches

 

 zu ego

 steal money

 

 zụ ego

 build up, increase one's capital

 egụlọ, egụle

 

  weaver bird {ashaa}

 egbe

 

  hawk; kite; rogue {slang}

 egbe

 

  gun

 

 egbe adaka

 type of locally made gun

 

 egbe igwe

 thunder

 

 egbe ndụ

 cannon

 

 gba egbe

 fire gun

 

 ndị jị egbe eje orị

 armed robbers

 

 ntụ egbe

 gunpowder

 

 ọnụ egbe

 opening of a gun barrel

 

 pị egbe

 carve wooden part of gun

 

 sụ egbe

 load gun

 

 utụ egbe

 trigger {penis of the gun}

 egbe

 

  boundary mark

 

 Onye ropụ egbe ọ je ṅga

 Anyone who uproots a boundary mark will go to prison

 egbenu, egbene

 

  cock

 egbenụ

 

  warriors

 

 egbenu ọba

 warriors

 

 Ndi {ọtu} egbenu ọba

 society of warriors. They are not necessarily warriors who go to battle. But their society is a warrior-like one. Members dress like warriors with helmetlike hats stuck full of long feathers, with cutlasses in their hands. They are usually invited to grand traditional ceremonies, funerals of great men and of course to funerals of their dead members. They greet each other by knocking the blades of each other's swords together

 egbili

 

  fish {= igbenụ}

 egbọ

 

  boundary around compound or village; more especially the entrance, shaped like goalposts, of bamboo palm leaves or ọgilisi, which bears protective medicines

 egbu

 

  tree; bark used medicinally for cure of different kinds of ịba or akọm

 

 egbugbele ọnu

  lip{s}

 egbugbu

 

  tattoo; mark

 

 gbu egbugbu

 tattoo; mark

egu

 

a kind of edible caterpillar

 egwe

 

  wall of beaten earth

 egwu

 

  drum; dance; play; entertainment

 

 egwu alusị

 sacred dances

 

 egwu card

  card trickster; An Igbo music tracks of Artist Leonard Okpala alias "Peace Maker" Iwere nkea iri mụ ego and Uwam ya diba.{ Album Long Time No see has tracks: Long Time No See, Peace Maker Jelu Mmụọ, oyoyo Nwa[Ego N'ejeije Special]

 

 egwu ọta

 ritual drum

 

 egwu ụdụ

 music in which ụdụ features prominently

 

 gba egwu

 dance

 

 ọgba egwu

 dancer

 

 gwụ egwu

 play

 

 gwuli egwu

 play about

 

 gwụsọ egwu

 play with someone

 

 nnwa egwu

 doll

 

 ọtụ egwu

 dancing club

 

 ọgụ egwu

 singer; minstrel

 

 te egwu

 dance in a peculiar way

 

 gwọ egwu

 dance very well in type of dance in which back muscles come into play

 egwụ

 

  fear; fearful, terrible or fierce-looking thing; dangerous thing

 

 abanị dị egwụ

 bandit

 

 atụ egwụ

 courage; bravery; boldness

 

 dị egwụ

 be dangerous, dreadful

 

 tụ egwụ

 fear; respect; be afraid of

 

 yi egwụ

 frighten

egwu igbo

 

Igbo music

 egwugwu

 

  the most elderly and most venerated form of the incarnate dead, of Igala origin {Igala egwụgwụ, = mmụọ ogonogo}

 egwusi

 

  water-melon seeds {Yoruba egụsi}

 

 ofe egwusi

 melon, egusi soup

ehe

 

underbelly; (ehee/ehepu - removing excrement)

Ehi

 

Cow in the autochthon dialect

ehihie oma

 

greeting: good afternoon

 

ehihie oma

reply: good afternoon

ehu

 

bending down

ehuo

 

bowing in reverence

Eie

 

Deer; God - EI

eje

 

going

Ejeagha;
Mike Ejeagha;
mike ejeagha music;
gentleman mike ejeagha

  Gentleman Michael Ejeagha and his Premier Music Dance Band.

Legends of Nigerian Igbo Music Chief Mike Ejeagha's music can be said to epitomize the soul of Ndi Igbo - the Igbo people of South Eastern Nigeria, it is Mike Ejeagha; born on August 1932 in Imezi Owa, Eziagu LGA in Enugu State.
                   gentleman chief mike ejeagha
Ejeagha is very much in the "deep" Igbo folktales, folklore, folk songs & folk stories of Igbo cultural traditions of native Enugu area. Chief Mike Ejeagha's lyrics are full of the parables and shaded meanings that are the essence of Igbo culture. His arrangement and guitar work, in addition, are sublime best songs. Ejeagha songs playlist online includes:-
Agbata Obi Onye Bu Nwanne Ya
Agolum Age
Akuko Na Egwu
Akuko Na Egwu Vol4
Akuko N'egwu Original Vol.1
Akuko N'egwu Original Vol.2
Akwa Achaa
Ani fulu Ozu enu
Atualu Omalu
Ebinu New Ude
Elulube Lube
Gentleman Mike Ejeagha
Gentleman Mike Ejeagha EP 1
Gentleman Mike Ejeagha EP 2
High Life Kings Vol 1
High Life Kings Vol.4
Highlife Kings Rolling Back The Years Series 1
Ife Nji M' Ogi
Ife Uwa Bu Ana Eme Odi Ka Ada Eme
Igwe Okada, Part. 1
Igwe Okada, Part. 3
Igwe Okada, Part. 4
Ikpechakwa a Kam Kpe e
Ikpechakwa A-Akem Kpe.E
Ka Esi Le Onye Isi Oche
Lagos All Routes
Living The Highlife EP 2
Living The Highlife EP 5
Living The Highlife EP 7
Mgba Enwude Akpulu
Mike Ejeagha
Nke Onye Adi Ayanjo
Nwa Bu Onyinye Chukwu
Nwa Bu Onyinye Chukwu {Obianuju}{Children are gift from God}
Nzoji Nku
Obiako
Obiako Nnwan Omenani No 2
Ome Ka Agu Omenani No 1
Omeka Agu
Omenani Special
Onye Lua Nya Lia
Onye Mkpesa
Onye Ndidi N'eli Azu Ukpoo
Onye New Ona Ebe Onye, Enwero Ona Ebe
Onye Ori Utaba
Suzzana Merringue
Udo Ka Nma
Uwa Ngbede Ka Mma
Welu Nwaya Sobe Ihe Uwa a {Yayampe}
Welu Nwaya Sobe Ihe Uwa.A
When Cock Crows

eji

 

holding on to

 ejiji

 

  dress; adornment

 ejima

 

  twin

 

 bụ ejima

 be twins

 

 nwa ejima

 a twin

 

 ụmụ ejima

 twins

 

 Mmadụ a naabọ bụ ejima

 These two persons are twins

ejim aka n'ubochi gi n'aga nke oma

 

I hope your day is going well

 ejọ

 

  see ọjọ

Eju

 

Snail

 ejụ

 

  broken pot; potsherd

 

 ejụ isị

 top of skull

 ejụna, njụna, njina

 

  edible snail { kọso, nsam}

 

 nkekele ejụna

 snail-shell

Eke

 

a name of one of the four Igbo market days; creation

 eke

 

  Royal Python {Python regius}, the smaller species of python, more common, lives in compounds and is freely handled, sacred in most parts of Igboland

 

 eke mmili

 water python

 

 eke na ogwụlụgwụ

 rainbow

 

 eke ukwu, eke ọgba

 the larger python; African or Rock Python; {Python Sebae}

 Eke

 

  a divinity; eke good luck, fortune

 eke, ekọ

 

  gizzard

 

 eke ọkụkọ

  fowl gizzard

 eke

 

  a day in the Igbo four-day week market {Orie, Afor, Nkwo, Eke}, following Nkwọ, personified as an alusị

 

 Mgbeeke

 female name {for child born on Eke}

 

 Nweeke, Ọkeeke, Ekeemezie

 male names {for someone born on eke market day}

eke/ekeh

 

eke market (Igbo speaking east main market)

ekelere m gi maka Keresimesi na ubochi izizi afo ozo

 

Merry Christmas

 ekene

 

  thanks; salutation; greeting; gratitude

 

 Ekene dịlị Chukwu

 Thanks be to God

 ekike

 

  adornment of the body; tie; belt; girdle

 ekike ile

 

  string of the tongue

 

 ife ekike

 finery; adornment

 

 ke ekike

 dress; adorn

eko

 

swelling

 ekọ

 

  blacksmith's bellows

 

 fụ ekọ

 pump bellows; blow bellows

 ekọ

 

  see eke

 ekọ mmịlị

 

  plant with large leaves, used for shelter or to wrap fish {Anchomanes difformis and Cyrtosperma senegalense} {Scott}

 eku

 

  spoon; ladle {ṅgaji}

Ekpe

 

a secret cult (iri ekpe -to inherit a dead person's property)

 ekpe

 

  inheritance

 

 ke ekpe

 make a will

 

 lite ekpe

 inherit

 ekpe

 

  earthwork constructed on the outskirts of a village for defence purposes, or on farm to mark boundary or check erosion

 

 ti ekpe

 make low mud wall, usually on farm, to mark boundary and/or check erosion

 ekpe

 

  left {hand}

 

 aka ekpe

 left hand

 

 ife dị n'aka ekpe

 something on the left

 

 anya aka ekpe

 the left eye

 ekpe

 

  time

 

 ekpe afụ

  then; at that time

 

 ekpe niịne

 always; {at} all times

 

 ekpe ọbụna

 whenever; {at} any time

 ekpele, ekpelu

 

  prayer

 

 kpe ekpele

 say prayer

ekpere

 

prayer

 ekpelu

 

  see ekpele

 ekpenta, ekpenta

 

  leprosy

 

 onye ekpenta

 leper

 ekpete

 

  see okpete

 ekpete

 

  {= isi ego} unit of cowrie counting system, consisting of six single cowries {ego} mkpụlụ

 

 ekpete ili

 ten units of six cowries each {= ọfu ụkwụ}

 

 ekpete naabọ

 twelve cowries {= ego naabọ)

ekpu

 

wearing (a hat)

 ekwe

 

  wooden slit gong

 

 su ekwe

 beat the gong

ekwe

 

drum (ekwe ekwe - Stubborn)

 ekwe

 

  xylophone

 ekwe

 

  string from ana

 

 akpụlụ ekwe

 unsplit cane

 ekwe

 

  small uncarved stool

 ekwe

 

  occiput {also ọkpụ n'ekwe}

 ekweekwe

 

  stubbornness

 ekweeme

 

  impossibility

 ekwele

 

  tie-rope; cane; fibre for making fish traps

 ekweṅsu

 

  the malevolent spirits of those who have died a "bad death" and cannot reincarnate; malevolent non-human spirits; {Christian usage} the devil; a person who causes confusion and havoc

ekwo

 

being noisy

 ekwọ

 

  back of head; nape of neck

 

 ọkpụn'okwọ

 back of head; occiput

 ekwọlọ

 

  envy; jealousy

 

 gba ekwọlọ

 compete {in bad sense}; be jealous, envious

 

 kwọ ekwọlọ

 envy; contest enviously

ekwu

 

kitchen

ekwu

 

talking

 Ekwu

 

  hearth spirit, the domestic spirit of women, worshipped by head woman of household

 

 mma ekwu

 small kitchen knife

 ekwulekwu

 

  talkativeness; loquacity

 

 onye ekwulekwu

 a talkative

 

 kwu ekwulekwu

 be loquacious, talkative; tending to talk a great deal;

 

 oke ekwulekwu

 talkativeness; bragging

 ekwum

 

  lungfish; mudfish {Protopterus annectens} {= ebị}

Eku

 

Wooden spoon; spooning, shovelling

ekuschenji retu

 

exchange rate

elekere

 

clock

elekere abuo nabo

 

two o'clock pm

 elekere ise na ututu anyi e choo mmiri

five o'clock in the morning we go fetch water

 elekere itoolu na ututu

nine o'clock am

 elekere otu nabo

one o'clock pm

 eleghelu

 

 see elụuluu

 elele, elile

 

  profit; gain

 

 ba elele

 be useful; profit; benefit

 

 li elile

 gain

 elele, elile

 

  food prepared with beans {after the chaff is removed, the beans are ground with water into pulp, then wrapped in leaves in convenient bits with normal food ingredients added, then boiled till done}

 

 elele ịko

  elele boiled in tins {e.g. milk tins} instead of being wrapped in leaves

 elem

 

  fish-fry; small sprat-like fish caught when Niger rises

 elili

 

  rope {general term}; string to tie yams; shoe lace {ụdọ, ekwe, abụ} see elele and elili

 

 elili afọ

 intestines

 

 elili ọfịa

 snake {euphemism}

 

 gba elili

 wear strings round ankles

 

 kwụ elili

 commit suicide by hanging

 elili

 

  see elụlụ

elo

 

counsel; swallowing

 elo

 

  mushroom

 

 elo mmụọ

 poisonous mushroom sp. {spirits' mushroom} {see also mmụọ}

 

 pu elo

 grow fungus; live for ever

 elo

 

  Standard-wing Nightjar {Macrodipteryx longipennis} is a bird in the nightjar family.

 elu elu

 

  North {borrowed from Central Igbo}; very far away

elu

 

up

elu

 

high; heights

 elu ugwu

uphill

 elulu-ngwo; akpa elulu; akpa ngwo; erughulu ukwu ngwo

 Larvae raffia palm known in igbo language as Elulu ngwo or Akpa elule or Erughulu ukwu ngwo

See akpa elulu; Larvae raffia palm

 elụlụ, elili, olighili

 

  electric catfish {Malapterurus electricus} {= ṅdudụ}

 elụluu

 

  see elụuluu

 elụuluu, elụluu, eleghelu

 

  black driver ant; soldier ant

 

 ikeṅga elụluu

 giant ants, with very big heads, seen among smaller ones

e mechalam

 

I'm finished

e metulum aka!

 

don't touch me!

Eme

 

happening

 emenjọ

 

  innocence; infallibility {from me do}

emesia

 

after

emi

 

deep (imi emt); omimi - mystery

emu

 

gossip

 emume

 

  custom; observance

 emumechị

 

  daybreak

ene

 

looking at

 ene

 

  Harnessed Antelope; bushbuck {Tragelaphus scriptus scriptus Pallas}

 eneke

 

  swallow {bird}

 

 eneke nti ọba

 swallow

eni

 

burying

eno

 

swallowing

enu

 

high; heights; top (migrant Igbo dialect)

 enu

 

  height; top

 

 enu anị

 Up town; dry land {as opposed to water}; high land between Asaba and Agbor

 enu igwe

Heaven; Sky
Going to heaven

 enu igwe na uwa

Heaven and Earth

 enu na ani

up and down; {O yi enu na ani - she is wearing an up and down, made of same material}

 enu ntulu

hardtime; misfortune

 

 enu igwe na ụwa

 heaven and earth

 

 enu na anị

 up-and-down; blouse and wrapper made of same material

 

 O yi enu na anị

 She is wearing an up-and-down

 

 enu ntụlụ

 hardship; misfortune

 

 enu ọghịgha

  changes in the world

 

 enu ụnọ

  roof

 

 enu ụwa

 whole world

 

 buni enu

 lift up; bring up; carry shoulder-high

 

 gba enu

 be shallow

 

 kọni enu

 hang up

 

 mani enu

 jump up

 

 n'enu

 above; upon

 

 nọ n'enu mmili

 be in trouble, difficulty

 

 se n'enu

 float; be ignorant of what is happening

 

 ụgbọ enu

 aeroplane

 

 ụkwụ enu

 by land; overland

 

 weni enu

 raise up

 

 weni aka enu

 raise hand

 

 wenita enu

 lift up; take up

 

 wụnị enu

 jump up

 Enugwu

 

  Enugu

 enwe

 

  monkey; useless person

 

 enwe ọfịa

 wild monkey

e nweghim I ke golu ya

 

I can't afford it

 enyi

 

  elephant

 

 ajị enyi

 severe dysmenorrhoea {see ajị}

 

 ọdụ enyi

 elephant's tusk

 enyi

 

  friend {less common than ọyị}

 

 enyi nwaayị

  girl-friend; woman friend

 enyọ, enyinyọ

 

  mirror; glass {= ụgọgbe}

 

 enyọ anya

 pair of spectacles

 eriri

 

  power of transforming oneself into an animal

 eriri

 

  wart

 erụlu

 

  red coral; coral bead

eruru ngwo;
akpa nkwu;
akpa agbugbo;
egu ngwo;
akpa ngwo

 Raffia palm wine Eruru Ngwo - Edible Weevil Larvae

Rhynchophorus phoenicis {Raffia palm wine (Ngwo) Edible Weevil Larvae}{A pupa in a palm wine tree}

 ese

 

  see ase

 esemokwu

 

  quarrel; dispute; bickering {se draw, pull}

 eso

 

  gum from tree

 esu

 

  {alịlị} millipede

 esuso, etuto

 

  blister; boil

 

 so esuso

 form boil abscess

 esusu

 

  contribution to revolving benefit fund, to which each member contributes regularly and from which members profit in turn

 ete

 

  rope for climbing trees

 eteke

 

  used in

 

 eteke uvịe

 fish {Hemichromis bimaculatus} {ikpoọkpọ}

 etete

 

  woven shield used in war by the Ada people

 etiti

 

  middle; centre

 

 etiti naabọ

  the middle, centre

 

 etitị uchichi, etitị abani

  midnight

 

 n'etiti

 amidst; in the middle

 

 n'etiti mụ na gị

 between you and me

etu

 

Vagina

 etu

how to; method

 etu

 

  manner

 

 etu a

 thus; in this manner

 

 etu afụ

  so; in that manner

 

 etu ọ di nọọfụ

 as it is so

 etu

 

  leech

 etụketụ

 

  used in

 

 kpọ etụketụ

 hiccough

 etum

 

  long bamboo used to propel a canoe

 etụm

 

  dust in the air

 etuto

 

 see esuso

 evi

 

  snakehead fish {Channa obscura}

EVi

 

wearing (a dress); notto resemble

evu

 

carrying (I ga evu - You will carry; will you carry?)

ewe

 

taking

ewi

 

rabbit

 ewị

 

 see eyị

ewoh!

 

oh no!

 ewo!, ewo!

 

  exclamation of surprise

 ewọọ!

 

  exclamation of sympathy or pity

ewu

 

goat{ reigning} in vogue

 anu ewu

goat {goat meat}

 ewu

 

  goat; {applied to person} fool; {Igbo provide says... Onye bu igwu ka ewu na-eso; Onye ji igwu ka ewu na-eso; - which means "He that has the palm fronds is he that the goat follows." Loos meaning of "More money, more friends"}

 

 anụ ewu

 goat-meat

 

 Ewu ka ọbụ

  He is a fool

 

 ewu-elị-ọkụkọ-atụ

  {goat-never-touches, fowl-never-pecks} a poisonous plant

 

 nwa ewu

 young goat; kid

 ewụ

 

  fame; report; rumour

 ewụụ!

 

  exclamation of regret, sympathy

 eyị, ewị

 

  Giant or Pouched Rat {Cricetomys gambianus Waterhouse; Yoruba ọkete}

 eze

 

  teeth; tooth;

 eze m di ocha

my teeth is clean

 

 eze nkwo

 loss of tooth, teeth

 

 aka eze

 toothache

 

 gado eze

 grip {but not bite into} with teeth

 

 ikili eze

 part of jaw near molar

 

 kpopụ eze

 extract a tooth

 

 kwo eze

 take out, extract teeth; lose tooth, teeth

 

 tachapụ eze

 grin; smile; laugh

 

 ta ikekele eze

 grind teeth

 

 wa eze

 file teeth

 eze

 

  king; chief:

 

 Igbo enwe eze

 The Igbo have no kings

 

 eze alusị

 priest {of a particular spirit that has a shrine and an organized cult}

 

 eze amoosu

  chief of wizards

 

 eze anị

  life-size image of carved wood

 

 eze kachasị akasị

 God in heaven

 

 eze mmụọ

  king of underworld

 

 eze nwaayi

  queen

 

 ada eze

 princess

 

 anị eze

 kingdom

 

 chi eze

 become, be installed chief or king

 

 Ndụbeeze, Ndụbeze

 male name {life is king or life is most important}

 

 oche eze

 throne

 

 ọkpu eze

 crown

 

 zọ eze

 contest for chieftancy title; the best or chief of its kind

 

 eze anụmanụ

  king of the beasts, the elephant

 

 eze azụ

  king of the fish {Gymnarchus niloticus}

 

 eze nnụnụ

  king of the birds, the eagle

 ezi

 

  goodness; truth; kindness

 

 n'ezie {shortened from n'ezi okwu} truly

 

 

 N'ezie onye orị ka ọ bụ

 Truly he is a rogue

 

 ezi ndụ

  health

 

 ezi okenye

 aged person

 

 ezi okwu

 truth

 

 kwu ezi okwu

 speak the truth

 

 ezi ọmụme

 good deeds; righteousness

 

 ezi udo

 perfect peace

 

 n'ezi okwu

 really; in reality; indeed; truly

ezi

 

pork; Outside; good

 ezi

 

  pig; domestic pig; dirty person

 

 ezi ọfịa

 bushpig; Red River Hog {Choeropotamus porcus porcus}

 

 anụ ezi

 pork

 

 ọkwụlụ ezi

 pawpaw; papaya

 ezi, ezi

 

  outside or precincts of a house

 

 ezi ama

 space in front of the compound outside the compound wall and beginning from the main gate; street

 

 ezi ịba

 court of a native house

 

 ezi ịlo

 precincts of a house

 

 ezi na ụnọ

  household headed by one man

 

 nwe ezi na ụnọ

  become a householder

 

 bọ ezi

 clear a path, road, of weeds

 

 mbala ezi

 compound inside walls {contrast ilo}

 

 ọkpụ ezi ụzọ

  middle of path or road; main road; permanent path

 

 ụzọ ezi ama

 main entrance to a compound

 ezi

 

  menses

 ezi

 

  loan

 ezigbo

 

  good; true; kind

 

 Ọ bụ ezigbo mmadụ

 He is a good person

ezi okwu bu ndu

 

truth is life

ezigbo ehihie

 

greeting: good afternoon

 

ezigbo ehihie

reply: good afternoon

 ezigbo mgbede

reply: good evening

 ezu

 

 stealing; being complete

 

 

 

 

 

 

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