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IGBO DICTIONARY

IGBO-ENGLISH-BEKEE

 

IGBO

Word

Continuous Meaning

ENGLISH

BEKEE

 

 

 

GB.

 

 

 

 

 

 gba

 

  move; independent movement run

 gba na aka ekpe; gba leftu

turn left

 gba na aka nri; gba raitu

turn right

 

 gba aghala

 riot; be disorderly; be rascally

 

 gbaba

 run into, in; trust in; confide

 

 Gbabaanụ ime ụnọ

  Run {you} into the house

 

 ebe mgbaba

 refuge

 

 gbabata

 run in, into towards the speaker

 

 Ụmụ aka, gbabatanụ ime ụnọ!

 Children, run into the house

 

 gbabe

 stop running; run out of breath

 

 Mmili ga-agbabe n'elekele isii

 The water will stop running at 6 o'clock

 

 gbabido

 enclose; cut off; ambush; waylay

 

 gbada

 run down; descend

 

 mgbada

 slope; descent

 

 gbadebe

 stop running

 

 gba egwu

 dance

 

 ọgba egwu

 dancer

 

 gba ekwolo

 compete {in envy}; be jealous, envious

 

 gbafo

 disperse; scatter; clear {of people, e.g. from market, or of clouds}

 

 Nwee ṅdidi, chi gafụ agbafo

 Be patient, the weather will soon clear up.

 

 Afịa agbafogo

 The market has cleared

 

 gbafụ

 escape; run away; miss

 

 gbafụ obi, gbafụ ume

 take the breath away; startle; shock; make shudder

 

 gbago

 ascend; run up

 

 mgbago

 ascent

 

 gbagota

 ascend {towards the speaker}

 

 gbagha

 overtake

 

 gbaghaga

 run past

 

 gbaghalị

 run about

 

 gbaghalụ

 pardon; forgive; leave; let alone

 

 mgbaghalụ, mgbayalụ

 forgiveness

 

 gbaje

 run to

 

 gbajebe

 run somewhere

 

 gbakili anị

  run hither and thither without anything being done; make fuss; dilly-dally

 

 gbakọ

 run together

 

 mgbakọ

 gathering; meeting

 

 gbakoba

 meet together; come, run, together

 

 Gbakobanụ n'ofu ebe

 Come {you pl.} together in one place

 

 gbakoba ọnụ

  meet together; assemble, run together

 

 gbakute

 run to {someone}

 

 Gbakute nna anyị

 Run to our father

 

 gbakụ {rị}ta

 neglect; turn back on

 

 Ọ gbakụrịtalụ m azụ ọge m nọ na nsogbu

 He turned his back on me when I was in trouble

 

 gbakụta azụ

 turn back; desert; neglect

 

 gbakpụ

 obscure; move across and cover {as clouds the sun}

 

 gbalụ ọsọ

 dodge; avoid

 

 Emeka na-agbalụ m ọsọ

  Emeka is running away from me, or Emeka is dodging me, or Emeka tries to avoid me

 

 gba m`bibi

 borrow; go about borrowing

 

 gba mbọ

  strive; attempt; try hard, persist; be enterprising, industrious

 

 gbana

 run home

 

 gbana n'osu

 seek refuge with a deity

 

 gbanarị

 outrun; run away from; forsake; abandon

 

 Nkịta m agbanarịgo m

 My dog has run away from me

 

 Aga magbanarị gị n'ọsọ

 I can outrun you

 

 gbanata

 run home {from another place towards the speaker}

 

 gba ṅje

 run to and fro; be going to and from a place {including the world of spirits}

 

 ọgbaṅ je

 see main entry ọgbaṅje

 

 gba nrịra

 run from husband to another man

 

 gbanụ

 be in a hurry; hurry

 

 mgbanụ

  hurry; haste

 

 me mgbanụ

  be in a hurry

 

 Ọ na-eme mgbanụ

 She is in a hurry

 

 gba odibọ

 work as servant; serve; wait on {on a master-servant basis}

 

 gba ọsọ

 run; run away; abscond; run race

 

 gbapụ

  run away, out

 

 gbapụta

 run out, away

 

 gbarapụ

  forsake; abandon

 

 gbaso

 run to, after

 

 gba ụzọ

 go out very early in the morning

 

 gbawa

 run away; abscond

 

 Ọ chọlụ ịgbawa

 He wants to run away, abscond

 

 mgbawa

 running home, away

 

 gbawalụ

 run away; abscond

 

 Gwa ya ka ọ gbawalụ

 Tell him to run away

 

 Nwa odibọ m rapụlụ m gbawalụ ọge anyị nọ n'̉bodo Oyibo

 My servant left me and ran away when we were in the United Kingdom {i} move in vehicle; ride

 

 gba igwe

 ride bicycle

 

 gba ụgbọ

 go in a vehicle; move {as liquid} flow, run {liquid as subject}

 

 gbacha l

 eave off raining

 

 gbadebe

 stop running

 

 Mmili na-agbadebe n'elekele itenaanị

 Water stops running at 9 o'clock

 

 gbanye

 flow, pour into

 

 gbapụ {ta}

 exude; pour out {of liquids}

 

 me mgbafụ

 be poured away, off, to waste

 

 Ọgwụ m natalụ n'ụtụtụ melụ mgbafụ

 The drug I received in the morning was spilt

 

 {mmili} gba

 flow {of water}

 

 {mmili} gbafụsị

 flow to waste {of water}

 

 Eri ṅnyaafụ pọmpụ dị n'iru ụnọ anyị jilị mebi ka mmili ya ji agbafụsị n'ọkpọrọ

 Since yesterday, when the tap in front of our house broke down, the water from it has been running to waste pour, run, exude {liquid as object}; shed {tears}; bleed, perspire, etc.

 

 gba ajịlịja

 perspire

 

 gba anya mmili

 shed tears

 

 Ife na-eme n'oge kịtaa na-agba imeliime mmadụ anya mmili

 What is happening at the present time is making many people shed tears

 

 gba asọ

 spit

 

 gbafụ

 pour away, off; pour to waste

 

 Gbafụe mmili dị n'ime ite

 Pour off the water in the pot

 

 gba mmee

 bleed {gba ọbala}

 

 gba mmili

  pour water on {fainting or shocked persons as treatment}; bring out water, sap, etc. {as tree}

 

 Achọlụ m ka ị gbaa ododo mmili

 I want you to water the flowers

 

 A ga-agba onye dalụ enu mmili

 Water should be poured on the person who has fallen from a height

 

 Ana m eje ọsọ ọsọ iku#te mmili a ga-agba onye dalụ enu

  I am hurrying to bring water to be poured on a person who has fallen from a height

 

 gba mmili ala

 contain breast milk; have flow {of breast milk from the breast}

 

 gbanye

 pour {liquid} into a container

 

 gba ọbala {gba mmee}

 bleed; shed blood

 

 Ọ bụlụ na i zerọ ndị otu ayaka ma dabanye n'aka fa, fa tisịa ị fa agbaa yị ọbala tupu fa arapụ yị

 If you do not dodge the gang of thugs but fall into their grip, they will beat and make you bleed before they leave you

 

 gbapụ

 pour out

 

 Gbapụ mmili dị n'ime ite

 Pour out the water in the pot

 

 gbasa

 splash

 

 gbasị

 gush out {e.g. blood from wound}

 

 gbawụsa

 pour upon; sprinkle; splash

 

 ife ọgbụgba

 post-partum haemorrhage; menorrhagia {excessive loss at menstrual period}; project spit; inject

 

 gba asọ

 spit

 

 gba nnu

 spit salt on {e.g. wound}

 

 gba ọgwụ

 inject {drug with syringe}

 

 Ana m eje ụnọ ọgwụ ịgba ọgwụ

 I am going to the hospital to have an injection

 

 gbawụsa asọ

 spit upon sting; irritate the throat {sometimes painfully, as after eating fresh or improperly cooked cocoyam}

 

 gbaka arụ

 torment; afflict shoot; fire

 

 gba egbe

 fire gun

 

 gbafie

 shoot and miss

 

 gbagbu

 kill by shooting

 

 gbami

 shoot far

 

 gbasu

 startle by firing a gun

 

 Di nta afụ agbasugo ụmụ nnụnụ bekwasịlị n'enu osisi afụ dị n'etiti ubi

 The hunter has dispersed the birds on that tree standing in the middle of the farm

 

 gbatọ

 shoot badly {victim would be mutilated}

 

 gbatu

 shoot down; kick down

 

 gba ụta

 shoot arrow with bow

 

 ọgbaa tumtum

 see separate entry

 

 ọgba ṅta

 hunter snap {with sharp sound}; spring up {as corn} with a popping sound, as when roasting

 

 gba aka

 snap fingers to show interest kick

 

 gba ụkwụ

 kick {with foot} abort

 

 gba ime

 abort; commit abortion

 

 gbakwopụ ime

 cause abortion; abort; spread; scatter

 

 gba afa

 divine; practise divination

 

 gba ghalịị

 confuse

 

 Okwu afụ gbalụ m ghalịị

 I didn't understand that word

 

 gbagwa

  mix; dilute; run together {of liquids and solids}

 

 gbagwoju anya

 be abashed; be confused by

 

 gbalụ iru

 look gloomy

 

 gbara

 leave and forget

 

 gbasa

 scatter; spread

 

 mgbasa

 dismissal; scattering; spreading; dispersal

 

 abụ mgbasa

 dismissal song

 

 gbasa akwa

 spread cloth

 

 gbasa iru

 look cheerful {"spread face"}

 

 gbasa Ozi Ọma

 spread the Gospel

 

 gbasapụ

 stretch out; spread out {as a bird its wings}

 

 gbasasị

 be scattered about

 

 gbasị

 rub off grains from cob

 

 gbasị ọgbadụ

 rub off grains from maize cob

 

 gbatị

 stretch; unroll

 

 gbatị arụ

 stretch oneself {e.g. for exercise}

 

 gbatị onwe

 stretch oneself {e.g. for exercise}

 

 gbatịpụ

  stretch out; wrestle; fight

 

 gba mgba

 struggle; wrestle

 

 ọgba mgba

 wrestler

 

 gba ọgụ

  side with; defend; fight for

 gba

 

  shine {of moon only}; burn

 

 gba ọkụ

 burn trans.

 

 ị ga-agba ụnọ ọkụ ọ bụlụ na ị kpachapụrọ anya

 You will burn {set fire to} the house if you are not careful intrans.

 

 Ụnọ na-agba ọkụ

 The house is burning {on fire}; {combined with another verb} make bright; do thoroughly

 

 Achọ m ka i figbaa akpụkpọ ụkwụ afụ efigbaa

 I want you to give those shoes a thorough polishing

 

 lụgba

 do thoroughly

 

 Ọ sị na nya ga-alụgba ọlụ afụ alụgba

 She said that she was going to do the work thoroughly

 gba

 

  crack; split; snap; break

 

 gbabe

 snap asunder; cut; die suddenly or unexpectedly

 

 Elili agbabego

 The rope has snapped

 

 Ofu nwa ikolobịa gbabeelụ ebe a ṅnyaafụ

 A young man died here suddenly yesterday

 

 gbabo

 break; break off part of wall, ground or anything of that consistency, such as anthill, mud seat, etc.

 

 Welụ nwayọọ maka ị gbabo aja

 Be careful lest you break off the wall

 

 gbabo anị

  kick up the ground

 

 Okwute ị debelụ n'ebe afụ ga-agbabo anị ụnọ

 The stone you placed in that place is going to break the floor

 

 gbaji

 break; snap {stick, bone, etc.}

 

 gbajipụ

 break off

 

 gbatọ

 break; cut; tear

 

 gbawa

 crack; split

 

 mgbawa

 crack; cracking

 

 obi mgbawa

 great anger; broken heart

 

 ụbụlụ mgbaka

 brain fatigue

 gba

 

  bend

 

 gbagọ

  bend; make crooked

 

 mgbagọ

 crookedness; sinuousness; bending

 

 me mgbagọ

  be bent, crooked, curved

 

 Osisi ṅke a melụ mgbagọ

 This stick is bent

 

 gbagọ agbagọ

  be bent

 

 gba ngọlọgọ

  be circuitous; have many bends

 

 gba ngọ

  be bent, crooked, curved

 

 Mkpịsị ṅke a gbalụ ngọ n'ọnụ

 This spike is bent towards the tip

 

 ṅke a bụ ụzọ gbalụ ngọ

 This is a crooked path

 

 gba ngọ

  be crooked, wrong, false

 

 Ụzọ gbalụ ngọ ka i si abịa okwu nwa m

 The way you are approaching me for my daughter {whom you want me to give you in marriage} is wrong. {The way through which you come for my daughter is crooked}

 

 Omụme afụ gbalụ ngọ

 That deed is wrong

 

 gbazi

 make straight; correct; advise; instruct

 gba

 

 speak {in certain special ways}

 

 gba aka ebe

 bear witness; stand surety

 

 gba ama

 act as informer; bear witness {in bad sense}; reveal secrets; betray

 

 gbabu okwu

 speak all together

 

 Welụ nwayọọ na-ekwu, rapụ ịgbabu okwu

 Speak a bit more slowly and stop jumbling your words

 

 gbagha

 contradict; argue

 

 onye mgbagha

 argumentative person

 

 gba izụ

 take counsel together; whisper

 

 gbakpọ izụ

 plot secretly against someone

 

 gbakpọ izụ

 consult well about a matter

 

 gba osialị

 bear witness

 gba

 

  tie; twine round; make basketwork frame

 

 ọgbambụlụ

 anything round

 gba

 

  remain in a state

 

 gbachi ṅkịtị

  keep silence; refrain from answering; endure;

 

 gba duu

 keep silence; refrain from answering; endure; tolerate

 

 gba enu

  be shallow

 

 Mmili afụ gbalụ enu

 The stream is shallow

 

 gba ghologholo

 be watery

 

 gba ṅkịtị

  keep silence; refrain from answering {gba duu}

 

 gba mfe

 relieve; lesson; be light

 

 gba nke

 lie in wait

 

 gba nlo

 be soft; be watery {esp. of food}

 

 gba ọtọ

 be naked

 

 mgbalụ ọtọ

 state of nakedness, nudity

 gba

 

  cut

 

 gba akpụkpọ

  flay

 

 gba amụ

  castrate

 

 gbacha isi

 trim the hair {of head}

 

 gba mbọ

 pare nails {be mbọ}

 gba

 

  take meal

 

 gba azị

 take food, eat {esp. in early morning}

 

 gba {azị) anyasị

  take supper

 

 gba {azị) efifie

 take lunch

 

 gba azị ụtụtụ, gba ụtụtụ

 take breakfast

 

 gbacha afele

 clean the plate {of food}

 

 gbapụ azị ụtụtụ

  take breakfast {usu. a light one and taken in a hurry}; just breakfast

 gba

 

  sprout; spring out, up; grow out

 

 gba afụ ọnụ

  grow beard, moustache

 

 gba akụ

 grow pubic hair

 

 gba mkpọlọgwụ

  take root

 

 gbado mkpọlọgwụ {gwụ}

 take root

 

 gbakasị

 make spots or scars on

 

 ọgbakasị

 any disease that has spots that leave scars {chickenpox, smallpox, etc.}

 

 gbami mkpọlọgwụ {gwụ)

 send roots deep

 

 gbanye mkpọlọgwụ {gwụ}

 be rooted in; be connected with a place by birth

 

 gba ome

 send out shoot when yet unplanted

 

 gbapute

 break ground {of shoot}

 gba

 

  be without

 

 gba aka

 be empty-handed; go without

 

 gba aka nnwa

 be childless

 

 Ọkụkọ ji ofu gba aka nnwa

 A hen with one chicken is childless

 

 gba aka ọlụ

  be unemployed

 

 gba aka ọkpọrọ

 be empty-handed

 gba

 

  buy, pawn {person}; buy {land, tree, e.g. palm tree, etc.}

 

 gba afịa

 trade

 

 gbalụ

 recover pawn or pledge

 

 gba mmadụ

  buy, pawn person

 

 Mmadụ ada agbazị ibe ya n'oge kịtaa

 People no longer buy each other nowadays

 

 gba ngọ

  reckon up bride price

 

 gbapụ

  redeem; ransom

 

 gbapụ n'oru

 redeem from slavery, servitude

 

 gbapụta

 redeem; ransom

 

 mgbapụta

 ransom; redemption

 gba

 

  change; spoil; pollute

 

 gbadụba

 make dull; becloud

 

 gbadụba iru

 frown; scowl; make sour face; grimace

 

 gbaka

 go sour; stale {of soup, palm wine, etc.}; be spoilt {of person}; be grieved, sullen

 

 gbalụ

  foul; defile; be defiled, polluted {as when water containing sediment, standing in a jar, is stirred, or when the water of the stream is polluted by the activities of fish}

 

 mgbalụ

  pollution {of liquids}

 

 obi mgbalụ

  melancholy; trouble in one's mind

 

 gbalụ agbalụ

  change for worse; be polluted, fouled, defiled

 

 gbalụ iru

 sulk; scowl; lower {of sky}

 

 gbalụ mmili

 defile, pollute water

 

 gbalụ ọgwụ

  neutralize effect of poison

 

 gba nchala

 rust; corrode

 

 gbanwe

 change; exchange

 

 Gbanweelụ m ji ṅkaa

 Change this yam for me

 

 mgbanwe

 change; changing

 

 me mgbanwe

 be changed

 

 Iru igwe na-eme mgbanwe

 The face of the sky is changing

 

 gbato

  foul by treading on or stirring {e.g. with finger on pears or rod in akamụ}; rub bloom off {fruits}

 

 gba ụka

 be sour

 

 gba ụtụ

 be affected with boring grub {of wood}

 gba

 

  be fixed; fix

 

 gbado

 fix; stick {as an arrow}; hold tightly; choke; take by the throat; compress by pressing fingers firmly on

 

 Ọge Eke na Ọnyịdo na-anụ ọgụ n'ụtụtụ ṅnyaafụ Ọnyịdo butụe Eke n'anị gbado ya aka n'akpịlị

 When Eke and Ọnyịdo were fighting yesterday, Ọnyịdo threw Eke to the ground and squeezed his throat with his fingers

 

 gbado anya

 fix the eye on; persevere; be diligent; e.g. {greeting}

 

 Gbado anya

 Take care of yourself

 

 gbakọta

 hold all together

 gba

 

  stop up; close; enclose; obstruct by moving; open

 

 gbabido

 enclose {esp. with fence}; encircle; ambush; waylay

 

 gbachi

 foil; counteract; supplant; stop up {e.g. road or gap}; lock door; shut box or window; fence

 

 Gbachie ụzọ

 Lock the door

 

 Ọ na-abụ ebe ọbụna mụ ejena ịchọ ọlụ, Agụ ejee gbachie na ya

 Wherever I go in search of a job, Agụ goes there to mar my success

 

 Achọlụ m ma ị gbachie azụ ụnọ anyị

 I want you to erect a fence to screen our back yard

 

 gbachi ụgodi

 turn the key

 

 gbachibido

 waylay; ambush; fence round; stop up

 

 gbaghe

 open box or window; unlock door; untie {parcel}

 

 Bikọ gbagheelụ m ụzọ

 Please unlock the door for me

 

 gbaghepụ

  throw open {door, window, box, etc.}; untie and expose {parcel}

 

 gba ogige

 fence compound or farm

 

 Aga magba ugbo m ogige

 I shall fence my farm

 gba

 

  lean

 

 gbabe

 lean; be leaning against

 

 Ofu ọbe gbabe n'aja

 A ladder is leaning against the wall

 

 gbabebe

 {causative of}

 

 gbabe

 lean something against somewhere

 

 Bikọ gbabebe ọbe n'enu aja

 Please lean the ladder against the wall

 gba

 

  turn

 

 gbaghalị

 stir; turn round

 

 gbaghalị egọ

 {exchange money}

 

 gbaghalị nni

 stir food

 

 gbakụta azụ

 turn the back on

 

 gba ntị

  probe the ear

 gba

 

  cultivate {cassava and other plants propagated by cuttings}

 

 gba n'ugbọ

 cultivate adjoining farms; be farm neighbours

 

 gba enu

 be well-known

 gba

 

  lie across

 

 gbachi

 block by lying across

 

 gbado

 hold to the ground {by lying across, as wrestler}; pin down

 

 gbagha

 turn round {esp. of a boat}; spread {across, as mat, cloth, etc.}; lie {across}

 

 Achọlụ m ka ị gbaa akwa n'enu akwa

 I want you to spread cloth on the bed

 

 gbaba

 spread {as mats, etc.}

 

 gba ufie

 lie across or crosswise; spread {as of cloud over view}; becloud; become dark

 

 gba anya ọchịchịị

  dim the vision

 

 gbachi

 be cloudy, dark, gloomy, lowering

 

 gba ọchịchịị

  be dark, get dark

 gba

 

  give a hand in carrying

 

 ọgbụgba

 carrying

 

 Bikọ nyelụ m aka ịgbalụ ewu e kelụ eke dị n'ime ụkpa a n'ụnwa jee n'ụgbọ

 Please help me to carry the tied goat in this basket to the lorry

 gba

 

  join; pair; add

 

 gbakọ

 reckon; reckon up; take account of; count; add

 

 mgbakọ

  joining; seam; collection; joining together, gathering, flowing together {of liquids}; arithmetic; addition

 

 gbakwụnye

 add to; enlarge {e.g. a house} by addition of more rooms; extend

 

 gbakwụnye ụnọ

  enlarge, extend house {by adding more rooms at either or both ends or sides};

 

 Ana magbakwụnye ụnọ m ụnọ ụla naabọ

 I am enlarging my house by two more bedrooms

 

 gbanye

 reckon with; regard; care for; consider {as important}

 

 Agbanyerọ m ya n'ife

 I have no regard for him or I do not consider him/it important; mate {mammals}; wed; marry

 

 gba akwụkwọ

 marry by church and/or ordinance, esp. by church wedding

 

 Ndụ ga-agba akwụkwọ echi

 Ndụ will get married tomorrow

 

 agbamakwụkwọ

 wedding {church or ordinance, esp. church}

 gba

 

  wear any kind of ring or anklet, etc., on any part of the body {the object, of any material, must go round the particular part of the body}

 

 gba elili

 wear strings round ankles

 

 gba ugegbe anya

 wear glasses

 

 mgba aka

 ring

 gba

 

  force to drink liquid {e.g. drug, water, wine, etc.}

 

 gbagbu

 suffocate; choke; drown

 

 gba iyi

 bind with an oath; adjure

 

 gba mmanya {manya}

 make drunk

 

 gba mmili

 force to drink water {e.g. primitive way of feeding baby}; force to drink water by pushing the victim under water

 gba

 

  grow big or strong; grow, become stout; come of age; be fully-grown

 

 Mkpi gbalụ agba

 The he-goat is fully-grown

 

 ọgbụgba

 maturity

 

 gba arụ

 be stout

 

 gba okolobia

  become adolescent {of man}

 

 gba ọkpụkpụ

 become physically stronger {of growing young person} {toughen bones}

 

 gba ume

 encourage {strengthen the heart}; be so many years old, ago

 

 gba arọ

  be a year old; be so many years old

 

 Nnwa afụ agbago arọ ise

 The child is five years old

 

 mgba arọ

  a year {ago}

 

 mgba arọ naabọ

  two years {ago}

 

 Ọ dịgo mgba arọ naabọ alụ afụ melụ

 It is now two years since the tragedy occurred

 gbaa

 

  used in

 

 nwu gbaa

 shine, glitter, very brightly; be very white

 

 gba-do

  all; entirely {gba}

 

 bụgbado

 be entirely

 

 Ụmụ ya niine bụgbado ndi ori

 All his children are thieves

 

 ligbado

 eat altogether

 

 petụgbado

 concern all

 gbalagbala

 

  cleverness; smartness; agility

 gba-lị

 

  be slender, slim

 

 gbalị agbalị

  be slender, slim

 

 me mgbalị

  be slender, slim

 gbamgbam

 

  tin; enamel pan; anything made of tin; corrugated iron sheet

 

 ụnọ gbamgbam

 building with corrugated iron roofing, "zinc house"

 gba-ze

 

  melt; change consistency of

 gbe

 

  crawl; move stealthily

 

 ogbugbe

 crawling

 

 gbeba

 creep in; encroach

 

 gbechigha

 crawl back

 

 gbe egbe

 move stealthily, stalk

 

 gbefe

 crawl over, past

 

 gbe igbe, igbe

 crawl {like children}

 

 gbeleghalị

 loiter, creep {about}

 

 gbenata

 crawl home

 

 gbepụta

 crawl out

 

 mgbele

 stealthy walking; slow, snail-paced walk

 

 gbe anya

 steal a look at

 gbe

 

  mix, prepare {e.g. custard, cornflour, starch, or anything which thickens in hot water}

 

 gbe akamu

 mix, prepare liquid pap

 

 Achọlụ m igbe akamu

 I want to prepare hot pap

 

 gbe arụ

 tire completely {make body soft, weak, like pap}

 gbelele

 

  thinness

 

 dị gbelele

 be thin

 gbiigbii

 

  catfish {Clarias lazera}

 gbo

 

  prevent {aggravation}; stop; staunch {blood}; check or relieve, prevent {disease}; protect

 

 Achọl;ụ m ka ị gboo ọgbụgbọ ife si n'ọkụ na-agbọ

 I want you to check the bubbling of the thing on the fire

 

 ogbụgbo

 preventing

 

 gbobi

 part; prevent from fighting

 

 gbochi

 prevent; hinder

 

 gbo mkpa

 relieve need; satisfy want; suffice; be useful

 

 Igwe Nna ayị zụtaalụ m n'arọ galụ aga na-egbolụ m nnukwu mkpa n'arọ a maka na ọ bụ ya ka m jizi eje akwụkwọ n'ụnọ akwụkwọ m ọfụụ telụ aka ri nne

 The bicycle bought for me by our father last year is very useful to me this year, because it is the bicycle that I ride to my new school, which is very far away

 

 gbo ọgụ

  part {antagonists}; arbitrate and make peace

 

 gbosa

 part {antagonists}

 

 Anịegboka

 person's name {the land has offered very formidable protection}; cover in order to prevent; cover

 

 gbo akwa

 cover with cloth

 

 gbochi

 cover {so as to prevent looking in or attack}

 

 akwa mgbochi

 curtain

 

 ife mgbochi

 covering; veil; screen

 

 gbodo

 cover

 

 mgbodo

 protection; covering; shield

 

 gbopụ

  uncover

 gboo

 

  early; formerly; long ago; ancient; olden {times}

 

 Jee gboo

 Go early

 

 Naa gboo; Na gboo

 Go where you are going safely, and come back in time

 

 Ọ dị gbo

 It has been so for a long time

 

 gboo gboo

 long, long ago

 

 gboo li

 early; formerly; long ago; ancient; olden {times} {stronger than gboo}

 

 ndi gboo

  the ancients; {old timers}; {ancestors}

 gbọ

 

  vomit

 

 ọgbụgbọ

 vomit

 

 gbọ agbọọ

  vomit {vomit}

 

 Ọ gịnị kpatalụ ị ji agbọ agbọọ n'ụt?ụtụ?

 Why were you vomiting in the morning?

 

 gbọpụ

  vomit out

 

 gbọtọ

  vomit and leave the mess

 gbọ

 

  bark; roar

 

 Anụlụ m oge nkịta na-agbọ ọdụm na-agbọ n'ọzala

 I heard when the dog was barking at the lion that was roaring in the wilderness

 

 gbọja

 shout at suddenly {so as to frighten}

 

 gbọ ụja

 bark; roar

 gbọ

 

  remain; be over { fọ}

 

 gbọ agbọ

 remain over; be left

 

 gbọfọ

 remain over; be spare

 gbọ

 

  break off {forcibly and roughly}

 

 gbọkapụ

  cut up meat; prune {tree}; break off with force {e.g. as tree branch breaking during a storm}

 

 gbọkwo

 pluck {unripe fruit}; miscarry {esp. of animals, but also of humans}

 

 gbọkwopụ

  break off; pluck off; miscarry {very severe and accidental}

 

 gbọwa

 split; hew {wood}

 

 mgbọwa

 crack; spliting

 

 gbọwapụ

  split up

 gbọ

 

  boil {of water}; bubble; foam; froth

 

 Mmili na-agbọ

 The water is boiling

 

 ọgbụgbọ

 foaming

 

 gbọ agbọ

 steam and bubble

 

 Ite na-agbọ agbọ

 The pot is steaming and bubbling

 

 gbọ ụfụfụ

  foam; froth

 gbọọ

 

  word asking for confirmation or denial of a report; e.g. A narrates to B something concerning C, and B turns to C saying "Gbọọ", which implies "You have heard what A has said. Is it true?" B then expects C to confirm or deny A's statement

 gbọ-to, gba-to

 

  lay down

 

 Ebe a ka ọ gbọtọlụ okpu m na-achọ

 It is here that he abandoned the hat I was looking for

 gbu

 

  kill; cut; chop

 

 ogbugbu m madụ

  manslaughter; murder

 

 gbu afịfịa

 clear weeds

 

 gbu akwụ

 cut palm fruit

 

 gbube

 cut off, across; chop off

 

 Gbubee ya isi

 Cut off his head, or Behead him

 

 Egbubego m agwọ afụ ịbụọ

 I have cut the snake into two

 

 gbucha

 cut side of something; trim hedges; peel bark

 

 gbudo

 cut and place; fix firmly

 

 gbudo anya

 perceive; observe

 

 gbu egbugbu

 tattoo; mark

 

 gbufo

 hack a way through

 

 gbugwo

  cut open {of pot or pot-like object, e.g. coconut, or something breakable, e.g. plate, with knife or matchet}

 

 Achọrọ m ka i gbugwoo akụ oyibo afụ

 I do not want you to break that coconut {by cutting}; till {something hard}

 

 gbu ichi

 cut ichi marks

 

 gbuji

 cut off with knife or matchet; cut across

 

 Ada na-achọ igbuji ọdụ

 Ada is going to cut the pestle {into two}

 

 gbujipụ

  break off; cut off; chop off; {with knife, matchet}

 

 gbujira

 cut into two

 

 gbukasị

 hew; cut to pieces

 

 gbuli

 till {something soft}

 

 gbu mgbu

 clear prospective farm; clear bush of trees

 

 gbunye

 cut up and bring together into

 

 gbunye akpụ

 steep, soak cassava in water

 

 gbunye ọgwụ

  cut up and bring together into a pot various herbs, roots and other ingredients of native medicine

 

 Achọl;ụ m igbu nye ọgwụ ịba

 I want to brew malaria medicine

 

 gbu ọchi

 draw blood with horn or horn-shaped calabash from any part of the body to relieve pain, swelling, congestion; get rid of impure or stagnant blood

 

 gbu ọchụ

  commit murder {or manslaughter, but strictly murder}

 

 gbu ọkika

 tattoo

 

 gbupụ

  kill outright; cut off

 

 gbusịsị

 annihilate

 

 gbutọpụ

  massacre; complete the killing or cutting

 

 gbutụ

 fell; cut down {e.g. trees}

 

 gbu ugbọ

 farm, cultivate

 

 gbuwa, gbuwe

 cut open, break into two {e.g. coconut}

 

 gbuwa ụzọ

  cut new road

 

 ogbu mmadụ

  "man-killer"; a much-coveted honour in the olden days conferred on anyone who possessed a human head; intoxicate

 

 {mmanya} gbu

 be intoxicated by alcohol

 

 Mmanya na-egbu Ọjị

  Ọjị is intoxicated

 

 gbu ọgụgọ

  gladden

 gbu

 

  plant {tubers}

 gbu

 

  blow {musical instrument}

 

 gbu okpolofifie

 whistle

 

 Ụfọdụ mba na-asọ igbu okpolofifie ṅsọ

 Some towns forbid whistling

 

 gbu opi

 blow horn, bugle

 

 gbu ọja

 blow flute, whistle

 

 Afụlụ m ndị na-egbu ọja

 I saw some people playing flutes

 gbu

 

  build, lay, mud wall

 

 gbu aja ụnọ

  build walls of mud building

 gbu

 

  place {knees, elbows} against

 

 gbudo ṅkụ aka

 place the elbows against

 

 Egbu#dozina ṅkụ aka n'enu oche nni

 Stop putting your elbows on the table

 

 gbu ikpele

 kneel

 

 Bịanụ ka anyị gbue ikpele n'anị

  come and let us kneel down

 

 gbu ikpele ụkwụ

  fall on one's knees; kneel

 gbu

 

  coat, permeate {as paint, oil, dye, etc.}

 

 gbu ncha

 soap oneself

 

 gbu ụli

 mark parts of the body with ụli

 gbu

 

  flash; glitter; shine

 

 gbu fịafịa

 flash; glitter

 

 gbu inyege inyege

 glisten {as water or glass in sun}

 

 gbuke

 shine

 

 gbu malamala

 shine; glitter

 gbu

 

  hurt

 

 gbu mgbu

 hurt; cause pain

 

 Ụkwụ na-egbu m mgbu

 My leg is hurting me

 

 gbu mgbu obi

 pain in the heart

 

 arụ mgbu

 pains; difficulty; agony; illness

 

 ife mgbu

  ailment

 

 gbu egbu

 intoxicate

 

 Mmanya ike na-egbu egbu

 Local gin is intoxicating

 gbụlụgbulụ

 

  roundness; surroundings

 

 Onye ndi ilọ gbalụ gbulugbulu na-eche be ya nche mgbe niine mgbe niine

 A person surrounded by enemies always keeps watch over his house

 gbụ

 

  shed {leaves}; remove

 

 Ọjị dị n'iru ụnọ anyị na-agbụ akwụkwọ

 The iroko tree in the front of our house is shedding its leaves

 

 gbụ agbụ

  be slippery, slip on or off {of rings, bracelets}; be shed {leaves}

 

 gbụcha

 shed leaves; slip; be slippery

 

 gbụcha ọnụ

  wash, rinse mouth

 

 Oge ọbụna ị tasịlị atụ gba mbọ gbụchaa ọnụ gị

 Whenever you finish using your chewing stick, try and rinse your mouth

 

 gbụchapụ

  slip off; be out of joint

 

 gbụ mgbụ

 shed leaves; strip

 

 Osisi dị na mbala afịa adị agbụ mgbụ

 The tree in the market place never sheds its leaves

 

 mgbụ akwụkwọ

 fallen leaves

 

 gbụnye

 put on {ring, bracelet}

 

 Gbụnye mgbanaka ṅke a ka m fụ etu ọ ga-adị gị

 Put on this ring and let me see how it fits you

 

 gbụ ọnụ mmili

 spit

 

 gbụpụ

 take off {e.g. shoe, ring}; fall off {of leaves}

 

 Achọl;ụ ka ị gbụpụ mgbanaka gị tupu ị bata ụnọ

 I want you to remove your ring before you enter the house

 

 Ọjị dị n'obi na-agbụpụ akwụkwọ ọge ṅcha

 The iroko tree {Milicia excelsa} in the court sheds leaves at all times

 

 gbụtọ

  slip off and abandon

 

 Afụgo m ebe ọ gbụtọlụ akpụkpọ ụkwụ ya

 I have seen where she {slipped off and} abandoned her shoes

 gbụ

 

  lose appetite for; have eaten sufficiently and want no more off; be fed up

 

 Nni gbụlụ m

 I have no appetite for food {in general}

 

 Eligo m ji ogonogo ọge; kịtaa ọ gbụgo m

 I have eaten yam for a long time; now I am fed up with it {specific cause - monotony}

 

 gbụ agbụ

  be fed up; have lost appetite for; have no appetite for

 

 Ụdị ọlụ a na-agbụ agbụ ọsọ ọsọ

 This kind of work quickly becomes boring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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