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IGBO DICTIONARY

IGBO-ENGLISH-BEKEE

 

IGBO

Word

Continuous Meaning

ENGLISH

BEKEE

 

 

 

I.

 

 

 

 

 

 i

 

 see ị

I gi were?

 

would you take?

I na awo bu mu

 

you are cheating me

I na ele mmanya?

 

do you serve alcohol (drink)

I na su beke?

 

do you speak English?

I nwere ula di?

 

do you have any room available?

 I nwereiki me ka o di ufe, biko?

can you make it lite, please?

I nweriki kpotem na

 

can you wake me at ...

I nye

 

If you give

iba

 

Fever

ibe

 

part (of); piece (of); wanting to cry

 ibe akwa

piece of cloth; crying

 ibe akwaukwo

sheet, piece, of paper

 ibelibe

a small peice

 ibelibe ite

potsherd

 ibelibe nku

splinter

 ibe naabo

2 pieces; two pieces

 Ite afu e tiwalu ibe naabo

the pot broke into two pieces

 ibe nku

plant; piece of wood

 ibe nni

a piece of food (like cocoyam, yam, plantin, etc.)

 Welu ofu ibe nni

Take a piece of food

 ibe oloma

segment of orange

 ibe osisi

part of tree (split from main body)

 n'ibe n'ibe

in pieces; to pieces; piece by piece

 wa ibe

break, smash, into pieces

 ibe

 

  part {of}; piece {of};

 

 ibe akwa

 piece of cloth;

 

 ibe akwụkwọ

 sheet, piece, of paper

 

 ibelibe

 a small piece

 

 ibelibe ite

 potsherd

 

 ibelibe nkụ

 splinter

 

 ibe naabọ

 two pieces

 

 Ite afụ tiwalụ ibe naabọ

 The pot broke into two pieces

 

 ibe nkụ

 plant; piece of wood

 

 ibe nni

 a piece of food {like yam, cocoyam, etc.}

 

 Sụlu ofu ibe nni

 Take a piece of food

 

 ibe ọjị

 diction or cotyledon of kola

 

 ibe oloma

 segment of orange

 

 ibe osisi

 part of tree {split from the main body}

 

 n'ibe n'ibe

 in pieces; to pieces; piece by piece

 

 wa ibe

 break, smash, into pieces

 ibe

 

  pledge; security; pawn; hostage

 

 gba ibe

 pledge; give as security

 

 Ejili m ewu gba Obi ibe

 I pawned my goat to Obi

 

 Ejili m ụnọm gbalụ ibe

 I gave my house as security/mortgaged my house

 

 Ọ gbalụ ndụ ya n'ibe

 He insured his life

 

 O ji m gba ibe?

 Am I a pawn at his mercy?

 

 jide n'ibe

 hold as hostage

 

 E jidelụ ya n'ibe

 He's a hostage; bet

 

 Ibe fielụ m

 I lost the bet

 

 ma ibe

 bet; stake

 ibe

 

  companion; neighbour;

 

 ibe anyị

 comrades; friends; compatriots; companions;

 

 ikwu na ibe

 relatives and neighbours; kinsfolk and friends

 

 sochi ibe n'azụ

 walk in single file; follow immediately behind each other; follow immediately behind or after companions

 ibeli

 

  instrument with cane handle and many cords, used for flogging or for killing flies

 ibi

 

  swelling of the scrotum; hydrocele

 

 amụ ibi

 hydrocele {A hydrocele is a collection of fluid in the scrotum or a pocket of watery liquid that has built up around your testicle}

 

 da ibi

 have hydrocele

 ibili

 

  adult woman; married woman

 

 ibili achi

 adult woman; married woman

ibo

 

accusing falsely, placing {a load} on {a head}

ibola chi

 

greeting: good morning

{ Ibola chi - reply: good morning/ morning}

 ibome, ubom

 

  metal gong used by town crier {announcer}, or by titled man on feats days to summon the ancestors

 ibu

 

  load { bu - carry}

 

 ibu alọ

 heavy load

 

 O bụ ibu alọ

 He is carrying a heavy load

 

 {ibu} nyị

 weigh heavily {of load}; be heavy-laden {of person}

 

 Ibu na-anyị m

 I am weighed down by a load

 

 {ibu} nyịgbu

 weigh heavily on {of load}; be heavy-laden {of person}

 

 Ibu na-anyịgbu onyebulu na-ebugalụ anyị ibu n'ụgbọ

 The load is weighing heavily on the carrier who is carrying our luggage to the lorry

 

 anụ ibu

 beast of burden

 

 anyịnya ibu

 donkey; mule; ass

 

 bo ibu

 lift a load on to someone's head

 

 kwa ibu

 pack loads, belongings, luggage

 ibụ

 

  bigness; size

 

 bụ ibụ

 be big

 

 O bụ ibu

 It is big

 

 tu ibụ

 be stout

 iche

 

  missile; stone for throwing or use with catapult

 

 iche ọkụ

 spark {missile of fire}

 

 tụ iche

 throw missile

 

 Ọ na-achọ ịtụṅgwele no n'enu aja iche

 She wants to throw something at the lizard on the wall

 iche

 

  used in

 

 iche okụ

 parrot

 iche

 

  difference; apartness; separateness

 

 iche iche

 various; different

 

 Ife dị iche iche dị n 'afịa Ọnịcha

 There are different kinds of things in Onitsha market

 

 bi iche

 live separately

 

 dị iche

 be different

 

 Ọ dị iche

 It is different

 

 ife dị iche

 a different thing

 

 n'iche n'iche

 different; various; differently

 icheke

 

  yam which turns red when cut

 icheku

 

 see chaleku

 ichele

 

  shells of palm nuts

 

 ichele akụ

 shells of palm kernels

 ichi

 

  marks on body and face

 

 gbu ichi

 cut ichi marks

 Ichie

 

  {also ndị Ichie, ndi ichie anị} titled people; wise old men; chiefs; king's counsellors

 ide

 

  post; doorpost {iso}

 

 Idebuani

 male name {pillar that holds the land}

 

 ide ji ụnọ

 chief person supporting family {pillar holding the house}

 ideele

 

  general name for fish of the family Schilbeidae {= ịjaarị}

 idei, ide

 

  flood; torrent; spate {caused by rainfall, iji for flooding of river}

 

 Idei likpụlụ ụzọ

 The flood has covered the road

 

 aja idei

 heap of sand collected by flood after rain fall

 

 ụzọidei

 trench; channel; gutter

 Idemmili

 

  an alusị with a cult, usually with one shrine on the land and another in the water; name of a stream

 

 Idemmili Obosi

 Idemmili stream at Obosi

 idide

 

  earthworm

idimkpa

 

usefulness

 ido

 

  brown "tailor ant"

idoaka nanti

 

warning

 ife, ịfe

 

  thing; anything; possession; article

 

 ife afịa

 small edible articles bought by women for their children

 

 ife agha, ife aya

 weapon

 

 ife alụ

 abomination

 

 Ọ melụ ịfe alụ

 He committed an abomination, sacrilege

 

 ife arịma

 token; sign; omen

 

 Ife arịma emego

 A significant thing has happened

 

 ife atụ

 example; sample {also used as female name}

 

 ife ebụbe

 a wonder

 

 ife ekike

 finery; adornment

 

 ife enunu

 domestic animals; cattle; poultry

 

 kpa ife enunu

 keep livestock

 

 ife galụ aga

 past event; past thing

 

 ife ibi ụnọ

 furniture

 

 ife ike

 violence

 

 ife ine ọlụ

 prize; reward

 

 ife iwe

 annoying thing

 

 ife ize, ozize

 thing to avoid; offensive thing

 

 ife ize ṅdo

 shelter {e.g. from rain}

 

 ife ịtụn'anya

 surprising thing

 

 ife mbelede

 chance; accident

 

 ife m bụ

 the first thing

 

 ife mfiedo

 girdle; belt

 

 ife mgbochi

 covering; veil; screen

 

 ife mgbu

 suffering; painful thing

 

 ife mkpalị

 scorn; mockery; disrespect

 

 ife mkpofụ

 offal

 

 ife mwuta, ife mwute

 painful, distressing thing

 

 ife ncheta

 memorial

 

 ife ndapụta

 event; occurrence

 

 ife nketa

 inheritance

 

 ife ṅkịtị

 nothing; useless, contemptible thing

 

 ife nsiji

 dye

 

 ife nso

  forbidden thing; holy thing

 

 ife ntụchi

 bolt

 

 ife ṅtụmadị

 accident; unexpected, sudden thing

 

 ife ṅzizo, ṅzuzo

 secret thing

 

 ife nomi

 pattern; example worthy of emulation

 

 ife nnwụta

 something borrowed

 

 ife oghughu

 abdominal discomfort after delivery

 

 ife olulo

 hurt; pain

 

 ife onu

 necklace

 

 ife onyinyo

 image; likeness; resemblance

 

 ife ori

 stolen goods

 

 ife ob ụna

 whatever; anything

 

 ife og ụ

 arms; weapon

 

 ife og bụgba

 post-partum haemorrhage PPH; menorrhagia {excessive loss at menstrual period}

 

 ife og hụgha

 changing of state of things for worse

 

 ife ọjọo

 bad, evil, thing or deed

 

 ife okụkụ

 anything to be planted

 

 ife olịla

 something drinkable

 

 ife ọlụ

 tool; instrument

 

 ife ọma

 nice, good thing

 

 ife onụnụ

 something drinkable

 

 ife oz ọ

 another thing

 

 ife uf ụ

 painful, distressing thing

 

 ajo ife

 abomination; defilement

 

 ama ife

 ignorance

 

 ba n'ịfe

 be useful; profit; benefit

 

 gbanye n'ife

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

 

 ma ife

 have sense; be wise

 

 oobo ife, obụbo ife

 heap of something

 

 pịa ife

 whip; flog; punish; chastise

 ife

 

  light {of day}; civilization

 

 Anyaanwụ na-enye ụwa ife

 The sun illuminates the world

 

 {ife} tiwa

  {of civilization} be widespread

 

 Ife etiwago na Naijiria, ndi mmadụ ada agbazilị ibe fa oru

  Civilization has become widespread in Nigeria; people no longer serve their fellow beings as slaves

 

 pụta ife

 come out into the open; be made manifest, not secret

 

 Ndi na-emebi iwu ada achọ ka ajọife fa na-eme pụta ife

 Criminals never want their bad deeds to come out into the open

 Ifejiọkụ

 

  Yam Spirit, who is worshipped before planting begins and for whom the New Yam Festival {owụwa ji} is held

 

 isi nni Ifejiọkụ

 to cook food, by a girl who is pregnant for the first time and presented to Ifejiọkụ

 ifele, ịfele

 

  shame; shyness; reserve

 

 Ifele ekwerọ ya ayọ ayiy ọ

 He was too ashamed {embarrassed} to beg

 

 enwe ifele

 unrestrained; unabashed

 

 iru ifele

 modesty, blushing

 

 me ifele

 put to shame

 

 menye ifele n'iru

 make ashamed of oneself {bring shame to one's face}

 

 nwe ifele

 be shy, restrained, reserved

 

 {ifele} me

 be ashamed

 

 Ifele melụ onye ori afụ oge fa jidelụ ya

 The thief was ashamed when he was caught

 ifi

 

  used in

 

 sa ifi

 confess voluntarily to crime, abomination, or other bad deed

 ifụlụ

 

  small fish with fins, caught when the Niger falls {November}

 ifulu

 

  flower; blossom {igugu}

 

 kpọ ifulu

 blossom; flower {kpọ igugu}

 

 ra ifulu

 blossom; flower

 igedu

 

  timber

 igiligi

 

  dew

 igo

 

  twisted foot

 igosi

 

  used in

 

 ụmụigosi

 children; young children

 igụ

 

  palm-branch

 

 igụ nkwụ

 palm-frond; large size of ọm ụ nkwụ

 igụgụ

 

  flower; blossom; {ifulu}

 

 kpọ igụgụ

 blossom; flower

 igụlụbe

 

  ladder

 igbe

 

  crawling

 

 gbe igbe

 crawl {like children}

 

 Ọ na-egbe igbe

 He is crawling

 igbe

 

  bow; casket

 igbenụ

 

  fish {Heterotis niloticus} {= egbili}

 igbili, igbi

 

  gum {of mouth}

 

 kwọ igbi

 rub the gums {of teething child}

 igbo, igbogidi

 

  general name for top minnows, family Cyprinodontidae

 Igbo

 

  the Igbo people in general; the Igbo language

 

 Abụ m onye Igbo

 I am an Igbo person

 

 sụ Igbo

 speak Igbo; {when qualifying another noun} indigenous, as opposed to something of outside origin

 

 afa Igbo

 Igbo name {versus afa Oyibo, European name}

 

 efi Igbo

 dwarf cattle {versus efi Awụsa, zebu cattle}

 

 ofe Igbo

 type of palm-oil; in a more restricted sense, the upland people to the east of the Niger {also ndị Igbo}, contrasted with Olu {also ndị Olu}, the riverain Igbo. The people of Onitsha itself do not classify themselves with either Igbo or Olu {Henderson 1972 40 - 41, 89 n.}

 

 Igbo Adagbe

 term for most of the peoples of Anambra Division

 

 Igbo Agba Enu

 term for the peoples of Idemmili, Aguata and Awka Divisions

 igbogidi

 

 see igbo

 igbụdụ

 

  imitation coffin containing plantain stem representing dead person, thrown away in the bush during the second burial

 igbụdụ

 

  trap for animals {esp. grasscutter}

 igwe

 

  sky; heaven; firmament, regarded as an alụsị created directly by Chukwu

 

 Igwe ka Anị

  title for an Obi or Eze; name of a very notorious and powerful Igbo cult, with which many important Igbos were connected. It has been banned by legislation

 

 Igwe na Anị

  {in Nri thought} the firmament and the earth, which together make up Ụwa, the visible world

 

 Igwe na-ezụlu ora

 praise-name for someone who has taken highest title

 

 enu igwe

 the sky; heaven

 

 enu igwe na ụwa

  heaven and earth; title for a king or chief

 

 iru igwe

 weather; sky {= iru anyaanwụ}?

 igwe

 

  salutation for a king

 

 F‚ na-etu ya igwe

 They are saluting him "Igwe!"

 igwe

 

  iron; any type of machinery or mechanical contrivance

 

 igwe ịkwa akwa

 sewing-machine

 

 gba igwe

 ride bicycle

 

 ṅdele igwe

 iron rod used for fighting

 

 okpolo igwe

 rod of iron

 

 ọnya igwe

 steel trap

 igwe

 

  large number

 

 igwe atụlụ

 flock of sheep

 

 Igwe bụ ike

  Union is strength; Man's name

 

 igwe m madụ

  large crowd

 igwu

 

  louse

 

 igwu akwa

 cloth-louse

 

 igwu isi

 head-louse

 igwụ

 

  palm-fronds

 

 kpa igwụ

 prepare palm-fronds

 igwụlụbe, igụlụbe

 

  locust

 ije

 

  journey

 

 Nwayọọ bụ ije

 slow and steady wins the race {gentleness is the journey}

 

 buni ije

 start on a journey

 

 ije ọma

 farewell!

 

 pụ ije

 go on tour; travel

 

 ranye ije

 pick one's way; move on slowly; step; toddle

 

 setịpụ ije

 embark or continue on a journey

 

 onye ije

 traveller

 ijele [=ijere]

 

  soldier ant {elụuluu, the more typical Onitsha word}

 ijele

 

  a graceful masquerade with a very large complex mask

 ijele

 

  small round jingling metal bells worn while dancing; strung bells

 iji

 

  annual flooding of the Niger {contrast idei}. The signs of the flood are:-; atịta, loud bubbles in the river; Akele na-akpọ iji - The akele {frog} is calling the flood; Mmili na-erụghalị azụ - The water is flowing backwards {i.e. becomes sluggish}

 ijiji

 

  fly; housefly

 ike

 

  strength; authority; force; power

 

 ike ọgwụgwụ

 fatigue; tiredness; exhaustion

 

 aka ike

  rigid discipline; stinginess; force; violence

 

 Eze afụ ji aka ike welu achị ndi obodo ya

 The chief enforces rigid discipline in his town

 

 anya ike

  boldness; greed; fearlessness; axe

 

 arụ ike

 health

 

 fiedosi ike

 tighten

 

 gwụ ike

 tire; make weary, tired; sap energy {finish energy}

 

 ife ike

 violence

 

 isi ike

 rebellion

 

 onye isi ike

 a rebel

 

 je si ike

 salutation to one starting on a journey

 

 kedosi ike

  tighten

 

 kwasi ike

 push firmly

 

 kwusi ike

 speak strongly or loudly

 

 kwụsị ike

 stand firm

 

 lụsi ike

 work hard, energetically

 

 me isi ike

 be headstrong

 

 me n'ike

 do violently, forcibly

 

 ṅga ọlụ ike

 imprisonment with hard labour

 

 nwe ike

 be capable, strong, able

 

 enwe ike

 strengthless; a weakling

 

 obi ike

 hard heartedness, relentlessness

 

 ọchịchị aka ike

 tyranny

 

 si ike

 be strong, hard, difficult

 ike

 

  bottom; hinder part; buttock{s}; anus; rectum

 

 ike mmanya

 dregs

 ikei

 

  old man; old

 

 ndị ikei

 the elders

 ikekele

 

  used in

 

 ta ikekele eze

 grind teeth

 

 ike kwọ, ike kwe

 perhaps

 

 Ike kwọ aga m abịa

 Perhaps I will come

 ikele

 

  used in

 

 okpa ikele

 groundnut

 ikelike

 

  crumbs; fragments

 

 ikelike akwa

 eggshell

 

 ikelike ọkụ

 spark

 Ikeṅga

 

  personification of the strength of a man's right hand, symbolizing success; image representing Ikeṅga personal to a man and split at his funeral

 

 aka ikeṅga

 right hand

 ikeṅga

 

  jar for storing palm wine

 ikeṅga

 

  used in

 

 ikeṅga elụuluu

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

 ikenye, ikenya

 

  grown men; elders; principal men

 ikike

 

  used in

 

 ọkụkụikike

 

 ikili

 

  joint used in

 

 ikili aka

 elbow

 

 ikili eze

 part of jaw near molar

 

 ikili ụkwụ

 heel

 ikiti

 

  used in

 

 ikiti ụkwụ

 {sound of} footstep

 iko

 

  fish-trap

 iko

 

  cup; drinking vessel

 

 elele iko elele

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

 

 nju iko

 cupful

 ikolo, ukolo

 

  wooden drum, played on great occasions, e.g. when a great man dies, or as an alarm for war

 

 Nwaanyị adị agba ukolo

 Women cannot dance to the ikolo {because only men who have killed can dance to it}

 ikolobịa

 

  see okolo

 ikom

 

  male {opp. of inyom}

 

 ndị ikom

 males; men

 ikụ, ṅkụ

 

  eyebrow {also ikụ anya}

 ikụkụ

 

  breeze; wind; gale

 

 ikụku ọgbarụ

 south wind; breeze from down-river

 ikpe

 

  judgement

 

 ikpe kwụọtọ

 justice

 

 Eze afụ kpelụ ikpe kwụ ọtọ

 The king administered justice

 

 chi ikpe

 complain; make complaint

 

 ke ikpe

 give judgement

 

 ma ikpe

 condemn

 

 A malụ ya ikpe ori

 He was found guilty of stealing

 

 amamikpe

 condemnation, conviction {in case}

 

 onye ikpe

 judge

 

 ụnọikpe

 court of law

 ikpe

 

  slander; bad things said about one with exaggeration or untruth

 ikpe azụ

 

 see kpe

 ikpele

 

  knee

 

 gbu ikpele

 kneel

 ikpele

 

  edge; border; bank

 ikpele mmili

 

 bank of the river

 ikpo

 

  collection, set {of things}; large crowd {of people} {contrast mkpụ}?

 

 ikpo afịfịa

 rubbish-heap

 

 ikpo akwụkwọ

 set of books

 

 ikpo mmadụ

 large crowd of people

 ikpo

 

  square bronze bell

 

 mmụọikpo

 masquerade covered with ikpo

 ikpo

 

  tall coarse tufted grass. Andropogon spp.

 ikpo

 

  see ụkpo

 ikpookpo

 

  general name for cichlid fish, Tilapia and Hemichromis genera, and extended to similar fish

 

 ikpookpo agụ

 Tilapia galilaea

 

 ikpookpo akasa

 Tilapia nilotica

 

 ikpookpo nkọlọ

 Cichlidae tenopoma kingsleyae

 

 ikpookpo ọnụ ogonogo

 Hemichromis fasciatus

 

 ikpookpo ụnọdị mma

 Tilapia aurea

 ikpụ

 

  hairy part in front of genitals of either sex; vulva

 ikpulu

 

  worm; maggot

 ikwe

 

  mortar

 ikwu

 

  relative {general term}

 

 Ọ kpọndị ikwu ya

 He summoned his relatives

 

 ikwu na anyị

 our people

 

 ikwu na ibe

 relatives and neighbours; kinsfolk and friends

 

 ikwu nne

 the home quarter of one's mother

 ikwuụ

 

  used in

 

 ụnọikwuụ

 moveable house; tent; booth

 ile

 

  tongue

 

 ile nkita

 Laportea aestrans {Urticaceae}

 

 ile ọkụ

 flame; spark; hot part of fire

 

 de n'ile

 taste

 

 ekike ile

 string of the tongue

 

 gwọile

 clip words

 

 lapụta ile

 put out the tongue

 ile

 

  power; potency; effectiveness {of thing}

 

 Ọgụ a dị žle

 This medicine is powerful

 ili

 

  ten

 iliili [ilighili]

 

  splinter

 ililo

 

  weed

 ilo

 

  enmity

 

 dị n'ilo

 be enemies

 

 Fa di n'ilo

 They are enemies

 

 Mụ na Obi dị n'ilo

 Obi and myself are enemies

 

 onye ilo

 enemy; person bearing malice towards one

 ilo

 

  outside; compound outside walls {= ezi ama, contrast mbala ezi}; area in village not occupied by houses {includes but is wider than ezi}

 

 bọ ilo

 clear the village square

 

 ezi ilo

 precincts of a house

 

 n'ilo

 outside; without

 

 okpolo ilo

 road, street {esp. in town}

 

 pụ ilo

 go out; go for a stroll

 

 pụ n'ilo

 go outside {and stay}

 ilolo

 

  deep thought {on a problem}

 

 lo ililo, ilolo

 think

 

 ọka ilolo

 adviser; counsellor

 ilolo

 

  used in

 

 ọnụ ilolo

 gutter; drain

 ime

 

  inside; interior

 

 imelime

 interior; inmost part

 

 imelime ụnọ

 an inner room

 

 ime obi

 name given to interior of the palace where the king mostly stays

 

 ime ụnọ

 room

 

 n'ime

  inside; in; within

 

 n'ime ụnọ

 inside the house; out of {a number}; pregnancy

 

 ime ọpụpụ, ọpụpụ ime

 miscarriage

 

 afọ ime

 pregnancy { pregnant abdomen}

 

 bu afọ ime

 be pregnant {carry pregnant abdomen}

 

 dị ime

 be pregnant

 

 Ọ dị ịme

 She is pregnant

 

 Ọ dịịme ọnwa ịtọ

 She is three months pregnant

 

 {Proverb:} Echi dị ịme

 Nobody knows tomorrow {tomorrow is pregnant}

 

 gbakwo ime

 abort; miscarry

 

 gbakwopụ ime

 abort; miscarry

 

 ke ime

 cause abortion

 

 me ime

 be in labour; travail

 

 nwaanyị ime

 pregnant woman

 

 tụba ime

 impregnate

 

 Ifeanyi ga-atụba gị ime ọ bụlụ na ị kpachapụrọ anya

 Ifeanyi will get you pregnant if you are not careful

 

 tụ ime

 become pregnant; be pregnant

 

 tụlụ ime

 become pregnant; become pregnant illegitimately and accidentally {e.g. of girl in school}

 

 Ada m nọ n'ụnọ akwụkwọ akwụsigo akwụkwọ maka na ọ tụlụgo ime

 My first daughter who has been in school has stopped schooling because she has become pregnant {Ďillegitimately' implied}

imela

 

well done

imelu-ani

 

spoiling the earth

imionu; isuonu

 

kiss {agbobia isuonu - lady's kiss}

 imeju

 

  liver

 imeliime

 

  much; plenty; a large number

 

 Imeliime mmadụ bịŗlụ ebe a

 A great crowd of people came here

 imi

 

  nose; mucus {of nose}

 

 imi mpia

 nose partly or wholly destroyed by disease; depressed nostril

 

 mapụ imi

 blow the nose

 

 oghele imi

 nostril

 

 su imi

 wrinkle nose in direction of person in disdain {usually not allowing the victim to know, but allowing others around to know}

 

 te imi

 rub, coat, with mucus

 

 zi imi

 blow the nose

 imilikiti

 

  many

 imụlimu

 

  tiny, minute size

 

 O kpụte imụlimu aja

 He brought some fine sand

 ini

 

  grave; burial place {from - ni bury {corpse}}

 

 O sigo n'ini kụnie

 He has risen from the dead

 

 ini ozu

 cemetery; burial ground; burial place

 inine

 

  green leaf vegetable, Ďgreen amaranth'

 

 inine mgboloko

 variety of Amaranthus hybridus

 

 inine mmee

 wild or green amaranth {Amaranthus lividus Linn. and A. viridis Linn.}

 

 inine ogwu

 spring or prickly Amaranth {Amaranthus spinosus Linn.}

 inu

 

  bitterness {of taste}

 

 nu inu

 be bitter

 

 Ọgwụ ṅkaa na-enu inu

 This drug is bitter

 inu

 

  proverb; parable; riddle

 

 Inu bụ mmanụ e ji esuli okwu

 Proverbs are the oil for eating speech

 

 kọwa inu

 interpret a proverb or parable

 

 nụ inu

 propound riddle, proverb

 

 tụ inu

 speak proverb, parable

 inyege

 

  appearance of something not seen clearly, either because of darkness or dazzling light

 

 fụ inyege

 see faintly

 

 gbu inyege inyege

 glisten {as water or glass in sun}

 

 Ọ di žnyege, oge ọ fụlụ ya

 It was very faint when he saw it

 inyegee

 

  fish {Alestes baremose}

 inyeme

 

  wives {plural of nwunye}

 

 chị inyeme

 marry a number of wives

 inyi

 

  dirt{iness}

 

 lu inyi

 be dirty, filthy

 

 O lụ inyi

 It is dirty

 inyo

 

  foolishness

 

 okwu inyo

  foolish talk

 inyom

 

  female {opp. of ikom}

 

 ndị inyom

 women; females

 ipete

 

  moonfish; a general name for fish of the genus Citharinus

 

 ipete arịlị

 Citharinus distichoides

 

 ipete eriri

 Citharinus latus

 

 ipo

  fish {Alestes nurse}

 

 ipo anwali { = anwali}

 fish {Alestes leuciscus and Alestes macrolepidotus}

 ipopo

 

  {also ipopo osisi} sapling {= opopo}

 iro

 

  story told in song; fable

 

 akụkọ iro

 fable; myth

 iru

 

  face; front; forward part

 

 iru aka

 fore-arm

 

 iru anyanwụ

  sun; sky

 

 iru ifele

 modesty; blushing

 

 iru igwe

 weather; sky

 

 iru mma

 edge {of a knife}

 

 iru naabọ

 hypocrite; hypocrisy {with double face}

 

 Nwoke afụ bụ onye iru naabọ

 That man is a hypocrite

 

 iru na azụ

 backwards and forwards; up and down; to and fro

 

 iru na iru

 face to face

 

 iru ọcha

 cheerfulness;

 

 Ọ bụ mmadụ iru ọcha

 He is a cheerful person

 

 iru ọjọọ

 bad omen

 

 iru ọma

 favour; goodness; good omen

 

 bo iru

 stare at

 

 chagha{lị} iru

 sulk

 

 che iru

 be opposite

 

 chelịta iru

 face; direct gaze against, towards

 

 che n'iru

 present; place before

 

 do iru

 face; turn face to incline towards

 

 egedege iru, egenege iru

 forehead

 

 fo iru

 be open, clear, spacious

 

 gabulu n'iru

 go before

 

 ga n'iru

 go forward; go in front; progress; be progressive

 

 ọganiiru

 progress

 

 go iru

 be coy; hesitate to grant a request which one actually wants to grant

 

 gbadụba iru

 frown, scowl; make sour face; grimace

 

 gbalụ iru

 sulk; scowl; lower {of sky}

 

 gbasa iru

 look cheerful; smile

 

 ghakpụ iru

 turn upside down; lie face downwards

 

 je n'iru

 go forward; go in front

 

 kpụ iru

 upset; overturn; turn upside down

 

 menye ifele n'iru

 abash {bring shame to one's face}

 

 mkpọchi n'iru

 anything fastened on forehead or in front

 

 mkpọniiru

 anything fastened on forehead or in front of {something}

 

 n'iru

 forward; before {of place}

 

 n'iru ọra

 in public; publicly

 

 ṅke iru ka

  that to come is greater; personal name

 

 ṅkụ iru

 forehead

 

 nye iru

 face

 

 obodobo iru

 broad face

 

 ọdịniiru

 that which is to come; cult of the face, symbolizing one's commanding personality and influence, symbolized by a wooden chalice

 irụrụ mmanụ

 

  water lettuce {Pistia stratiotes Linn.}

 ise

 

  five

 

 ife ise, ife neese

 five things

 

 ili na ise

 fifteen

 ise

 

  So be it! Amen! {Edo {Bini}}

 isi

 

  head; chief; sense; meaning; issue

 

 isi aka

 thumb

 

 isi anwụlụ

  head of tobacco; bunch of prepared tobacco leaves {usually black tobacco} containing 5 leaves in one head

 

 isi awele

 good luck

 

 isi awọ

 grey hair

 

 isi ego

 unit of six cowries {= ekpete}

 

 isi ike

 stubbornness; bad luck

 

 O nwelụ isi ike

 She has bad luck

 

 isi mbido

 beginning

 

 A ma m isi mbido okwu

 I know the beginning of the case

 

 isi mmili

 source of a stream or river

 

 isi na ọdụ

  {head and tail} substance, meaning {of speech}

 

 isi njedebe

 end, finish

 

 Anyị elugo n'isi njedebe obodo afụ

 We have reached the end of that town

 

 isi nkwọcha

 baldness

 

 O nwe isi nkwọcha

 He is bald

 

 Isi Oji

 Africa; Africans; Black race

 

 Ndi Isi Oji

 the Africans

 

 Obodo Isi Oji

 Africa

 

 isi okwu

 meaning of a word or speech

 

 Ife o kwụlụ enwerọ isi

 What he said makes no sense

 

 isi ọjọọ

 bad luck

 

 isi ọma

 good luck

 

 isi ọwụwa

 headache; fever

 

 isi ọzala

 edge of grassland, wilderness

 

 isi ụkwụ

 big toe

 

 isi ụtaba

 head of tobacco

 

 ajọ isi

 ill luck

 

 akwụkwọ isi

 tax; tax receipt, payment {head-paper}

 

 anị isi

 skull of head

 

 bikwasị aka n'isi

 confirm {in church confirmation}

 

 bụ isi

 be horrible; be horrified

 

 bulu n'isi

 undertake

 

 bu n'isi

  be youthful, in one's prime; know by heart

 

 bụgodu isi

 be first, in the first place

 

 bụ isi

 be first, in the first place

 

 cha isi awọ

 turn grey {of originally black hair}

 

 dụ isi

 swear one's innocence by a deity

 

 ejụ isi

 top of skull

 

 enwe isi

 useless

 

 fufe isi

 shake the head

 

 gbacha isi

 trim the hair {of head}

 

 igwu isi

 head-louse

 

 ịchafụ isi

 head-tie

 

 kọcha isi

 shave

 

 kọ isi

 shave; barb

 

 kpacha isi

 crop, barb, shave hair

 

 kpa isi

 plait hair

 

 kpocha isi

 cut hair {of head} very low {gather and remove}

 

 kwakọ isi na isi

 set people at loggerheads

 

 kwe n'isi

 nod the head

 

 me isi ike

 be headstrong

 

 na akwụkwọ isi

 pay tax

 

 ndi isi

 chiefs; headmen

 

 nkonko isi

 the skull

 

 ntụtụ isi

 hair of head

 

 nụpụ isi

 be disobedient; rebel; revolt

 

 nwe isi

 be reasonable; be successful, fruitful

 

 nwe isi akwụkwọ

 be brainy, brilliant {at studies}

 

 nwe isi awele

 be lucky; have good luck

 

 nya isi

 boast

 

 ofili isi

 pillow

 

 okpokolo isi

 skull, cranium; empty-headedness; foolishness

 

 onye isi

 head; chief; champion; leader

 

 onye isi ọchịchị

 head of state {e.g. President; Prime Minister}

 

 Ya bụ onye isi ọchịchị ndi Fraṅs

 He is the Head of State of France

 

 osusu isi

 lock, coil of hair

 

 oti isi

 headache {head-knocker}

 

 owu isi

 black cotton thread used by women for plaiting the hair

 

 ọkịlị mgbawa isi

 very severe chronic headache {= ọya isi}

 

 ọkọ isi

 barber

 

 ọkpụ isi

 shaver; barber; ringworm of the head {tinea capitis}

 

 Ọkpụ isi adịrọ n'isi m

 There is no ringworm on my scalp

 

 ọkpụ isi eli ngo

 ringworm of the head {tinea capitis} {barber who receives no pay}

 

 ọya isi

 chronic severe headache {= ọkịlị mgbawa isi}

 

 pionye isi

 push the head in through small opening

 

 ra isi

 comb {hair of head}

 

 rube isi

 incline the head; obey; submit; be loyal to; give respect to

 

 sụ isi n'anị

  fall headlong; throw oneself headlong

 

 ti isi

 butt, knock with head {like fighting man}

 isi

 

  scent; smell

 

 ma isi

 smell

 

 nụ isi

 smell; scent

 isi

 

  blindness

 

 kpụ isi

 be blind

 

 ndi isi

 blind people

 

 sọ isi

 walk as though blind

 isii

 

  six

 iso

 

  pillar of house

 

 ukwụ iso

 base of a pillar of house; pillar of house

 ite

 

  pot

 

 ite Agbaja

 very large pot which can hold some 40 gallons of wine for feasting

 

 ite alụsị

 charm for protecting the family, kept inside the shrine

 

 ite mmanya

 pot for wine

 

 ite mmili

 water pot

 

 ite ofe

 soup pot

 

 ite ọkụ

 lamp {= ụtụkpe}

 

 ibelibe ite

 potsherd

 

 osi ite

  cook; metal cooking tripod

 

 ọkpụ ite

 potter

 

 si ite

 cook; boil

 iteghete

 

 see teghete

 itenaanị

 

  nine {teghete}

 iti

 

  wine from base of crown of nkwụ

 iti

 

  {slang} novice, beginner {at a game, etc.}

 iwe

 

  anger

 

 iwe obi

 ill-nature; malice

 

 chekwa iwe

 bear malice

 

 dị iwe

 annoy

 

 Ife o melụ dị m iwe

 What he did annoys me

 

 ife iwe

 annoying thing

 

 kpani iwe

 provoke to anger

 

 kpasu iwe

 provoke to anger; annoy

 

 mkpasu iwe

 spite; provocation

 

 sụ iwe

 sulk

 

 we iwe

 be annoyed, angry

 

 wewụsa iwe

 be annoyed, angry against

 

 mwewụsa iwe

 anger, vexation {with a person, etc.}

 iwolo

 

  peeled-off skin, slough, of snake

 iwu

 

  law

 

 akwụkwọ iwu

 law book

 

 dị n'iwu

 be forbidden, illegal, forbidden by law

 

 ma iwu

 make, enact law

 

 mebi iwu

 commit crime, offence; break law; sin

 

 ti iwu

 make, enact law

 

 wu iwu

 make law

 iyaji

 

  dyed cloth

 iyeli

 

  earring

 iyi

 

  oath; spirit on which oath is sworn

 

 do iyi

 place object{s} like charm or something obnoxious on property in the belief that the charm will bring evil on a person who defies the charm and steals the property; protect an object by a fetish

 

 gba iyi

 bind with an oath; adjure

 

 nụ iyi

 take an oath

 

 ọnụnụ iyi

 oath-taking; stone or any other article used in oath-taking; swearing at {someone}; abuse; insult; curse

 

 kpọ iyi

 curse; call on oath; abuse

 

 Ọ kpọ m iyi

 He abused me

 iyi

 

  water springing from rock; spring; stream

 

 agụ iyi

 crocodile

 

 chu iyi

 go to a spring or stream to draw water

 iyi

 

  loss; waste; destruction

 

 na n'iyi

 be useless

 

 ọ na n'iyi

 He's no use

 

 Afịa ọ je na n'iyi

 The trade he did was a loss

 izizi

 

  sharpness, tartness {to taste}

 

 li izizi

 tickle

 

 Ọ na-eli izizi n'ọnụ

 It is sour to his taste

 izizi

 

  the first; the beginning

 

 n'izizi

 at first

 

 ṅke izizi

 first

 izụ

 

  week

 

 izụ afịa

 market week of 4 days

 

 izụ ụka

 week of 7 days {i.e. of church}

 

 kwa izụ

 weekly

 

 ṅkwe izụ

 one Igbo week; period of 4 days

 

 afịa ṅkwe izụ

 weekly market {Igbo week}

 izụ

 

  meeting; council; consultation; plot

 

 izu ṅzuzo

 secret plot

 

 gba izụ

 take counsel together; whisper

 

 Ka anyị je gba izụ

 Let us go and have a consultation

 

 gbakpo izụ

 plot secretly against someone

 

 gbakpọ izụ

 consult well about a matter

 

 kpọ izụ

 call a meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

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