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IGBO DICTIONARY

IGBO-ENGLISH-BEKEE

 

IGBO

Word

Continuous Meaning

ENGLISH

BEKEE

 

 

 

KP.

 

 

 

 

 

 kpa

 

  move with an instrument; propel; hence, in a more abstract sense, cause

 

 okpụkpa

 propelling

 

 kpa aka anị

 be mischievous; play tricks

 

 kpa akpa

 pick with an instrument

 

 kpa amụ

 cause laughter

 

 Ọ kpalụ amụ

 He made a joke

 

 O jị m akpa amụ

 He's making fun of me

 

 kpa bọọlụ

 dribble a ball

 

 kpacha

 scrape {e.g. roasted yam}; make neat

 

 kpacha anya

 do something purposely

 

 kpacha ji

 scrape yam

 

 kpachalụ anya

 be careful, warned, cautious; beware; take heed {clear the eyes}

 

 kpachapụ

  see kpapụ

 

 kpachapụ anya

 take care; be careful, vigilant

 

 kpachapụta

 bring out with an instrument; to pick out, expose, bring out by scraping

 

 kpalachi

 be spread, strewn upon

 

 kpani

  raise, lift up {with instrument}; stir up; provoke; incite

 

 kpani iwe

 provoke to anger

 

 Biko akpanikwona m iwe

 Please do not anger me

 

 kpanye

 make a small present; give a tip

 

 gịni ka ị kpanyelụ nwata bịalụ kene gị?

 What did you give the child who visited you?

 

 kpa oke

 make boundary; move {objects} aside to show demarcation

 

 okpụkpa anị

 making of boundary

 

 kpa oke anị

 make boundary between lands

 

 kpa ọchị

 cause laughter

 

 Ife o kwụlụ kpalụ ọchị

 His remark gave rise to laughter

 

 kpa ọkụ

 strike a match; turn on a light

 

 mkpa ọkụ, mkpa nọkụ

 matches

 

 kpapụ

 shove off; brush off; set aside {normally with instrument}; pick out {with stick} and remove; push open by force, press open {e.g. burst door open}; push off {e.g. three persons lying on a bed, one of them being pushed off as a result of the others being selfish. The pushing is not done by the hand but by the body}

 

 Biko, kpapụ alịlị afụ ịlo

 Please take that millipede outside; push out {e.g. if one person is forced to leave house where he was living with others}

 

 kpasa

 scatter {with some care}; spread out {e.g. grains in sun, partly burnt firewood}

 

 kpasapụ

 spread wide open

 

 kpasu

 disturb; trouble; provoke

 

 mkpasu

 excitement; provocation

 

 kpasu iwe

 provoke to anger; annoy

 

 Asị ya na-akpasu m iwe

 His lies make me angry, or I am indignant at his lies

 

 Ada kpasụlụ nne ya iwe

 Ada annoyed her mother

 

 Ọ bụ gịnị kpatalụ i jị gbaka iru n'ụtụtụ? Ọ bụ Ada kpasụlụ m iwe

 Why did you frown in the morning? It was Ada who annoyed me

 

 mkpasu iwe

 provocation

 

 kpata

 cause

 

 Ọ bụ gị kpatalụ ife e jị pịa m ịtalị n'ụtụtụ a

 You were the cause of my being flogged this morning

 

 kpatụ

 rustle

 

 mkpatụ

 rustling

 

 {agwụ) kpa

 be mildly mentally deranged

 

 {ala} kpa

 be mad {be moved by madness}

 

 Ọọala na-akpa ị?

 Are you mad?

 kpa

 

 gather; search for

 

 kpa afịfịa

 collect herbs

 

 kpa akụ

 search for palm-kernels in the farm {usually by children}

 

 Ụmụ aka ejego ịkpa akụ

 The children have gone in search of kernels

 

 mkpa akụ

 the search for kernels; play a board game like draughts

 

 Bịa solu m kpaa akụ

 Come and play a {board} game with me

 

 kpakọ

 gather; collect

 

 kpakọba

 gather together into; heap up

 

 kpakọnye

 gather and give or put into

 

 kpakọta

 gather, collect {from different points but same area, e.g. farm} and bring

 

 Acholụ m ka ụnụ jee kpakọta nkụ

 I want you to go and fetch firewood

 

 kpa mkpa

 seek diligently; search for carefully e.g. kpa mkpa akụ search for palm kernels in the farm {usu. by children}

 

 kpa nkụ

 gather firewood

 

 kpa nni

 {of animals} wander about in farm, forest, etc., in search of food

 

 kpata

 acquire; collect

 

 kpata akụ

 amass wealth

 

 kpata ego

 acquire money; pluck {leaves from plant}

 

 kpa akwụkwọ

 collect, pluck leaves {e.g. as herbalist}

 kpa

 

  walk; move; {of humans} wander, walk about; {of animals} wander about

 

 kpa agwa

 behave {usually in a bad sense}

 

 kpa agwa ọjọo

 behave badly

 

 kpa ajọ ụkpa

 make bad or disagreeable friendship {e.g. as when a person is intimate with another person whose morality and ways are bad or questionable}; walk with criminals or suspects; keep bad company

 

 kpabata

 walk, wander in{to}

 

 kpafụ

 go astray; stray and get lost

 

 mkpafụli

 negligence; going astray

 

 kpago

 walk up; stray up

 

 kpaghalị

 a walk about; stroll; wander about

 

 kpakọ

 walk together {of friends}

 

 mkpakọ

 intercourse

 

 kpakwudo, kpakwụdo

 encounter each other suddenly; overtake

 

 kpanarị

 forsake; leave behind

 

 kpa ndu

 walk together; be companions; escort

 

 kpapụ

 go out for a walk

 

 kpa ụkpa

 be friends, companions

 

 kpa ụkpa oriị

 be friends with a thief or thieves

 

 ọkpa nnaka ya, ọkpa nnịka ya

 person who is fond of going alone, who is never found going anywhere in company of friends; solitary person

 

 ụkpa

 walk; friendship; communion

 kpa

 

  speak

 

 kpa aghala

 cause disturbance

 

 kpa amụ

 jest; trifle; amuse

 

 kpagozi

 teach

 

 kpalị

 insult; show disrespect to

 

 mkpalị

 an insult

 

 kpa ṅgaṅga

 joke; be boastful

 

 kpa nkata

 talk; converse; chat

 

 Biko nye mụ na Ibe efe nime ụnọ ụla maka na anyị chọlụ ịkpa nkata nebe afụ

 Please leave the room for Ibe and myself, for we want to chat there

 

 kpazi

 show; teach; direct

 kpa

 

 buy {oil}

 

 kpa manụ

 buy oil; rub oneself with something greasy

 

 kpa ụde

 rub on pomade, grease, ointment, cream

 kpa

 

  rear {child, animals}

 

 Akpa m mkpa n'aka

 I am nursing a baby

 

 kpa ife enunu

 keep livestock

 kpa

 kpa mkpa

 be few; scarce

 kpa

 

  press together {in order to break or close up}

 

 ọkpụkpa

 suppression; compression

 

 kpa akpa = kpa mkpa

 be narrow, tight, pressed together, choked, crowded; restrict; oppress; ill-treat; deny freedom; capture; kidnap

 

 Fa akpalụgo eze anyị na mkpa

 Our chief has been kidnapped

 

 kpachibịdo

 lock in or out

 

 kpachisị

 lock up {many locks, doors, etc.}

 

 kpachi{ta}

 lock

 

 kpado

 pile up; store; board; cover up {lit. press upon}

 

 kpafanye

 intrude; force in between tight space; insert

 

 kpagbu

 choke; suffocate; do wrong to; oppress; harass; trouble

 

 mkpagbu

 tribulation; oppression; trouble

 

 kpaghe

 press open; unlock {with key}

 

 Biko kpagheelụ m ụzo

 Please unlock the door for me

 

 kpaji

 break; snap

 

 kpajipụ

 break, snap off

 

 kpajira

 break into two equal parts

 

 kpajita

 break and bring

 

 kpakọ

 be tight or packed; sit close together so as to leave little or no space in between

 

 kpa mkpa

  See kpa akpa

 

 kpa ntị

 listen carelessly; pretend not to hear; be obstinate {lit. close ear}

 

 kpa ọnụ

 become, render speechless; be dumbfounded

 

 Ife Ada melụ nebe anyị jelụ kpalụ m ọnụ

 What Ada did where we went left me dumbfounded

 

 anya akpa

 goggling eyes

 

 {ọnụ} kpa

 lose appetite

 

 Ọnụ kpalụ m

 I have no appetite; be speechless; be unable to speak much, or at all

 

 ọnụ okpụkpa

 speechlessness; exhaustion; utter weariness

 kpa

 

  be needful

 

 gịni na-akpa gị?

 What are you in need of?

 

 kpa mkpa

 need; have need; be necessary; compel

 

 Enyo anya na-akpa m mkpa ṅke nnukwu

 I am seriously in need of glasses

 

 mkpa

 need; necessity

 kpa

 

  tie permanently; stack; plait; weave

 

 okpụkpa

 plaiting

 

 okpụkpa isiị

 plaiting of hair

 

 kpa akwa

 weave cloth

 

 kpa isi

 plait hair

 

 kpa ji

 stack yams {in the barn}

 

 kpa ṅkata

 make basket

 kpa

 

  trim, cut {hair}

 

 okpụkpa

 trimming; cutting

 

 kpacha cut; trim;

 barb; crop

 

 kpacha ajị

 crop, shave, cut hair

 

 kpacha ajị anụ

 crop, shave, cut hair of animal

 

 kpacha isi

 barb; cut hair

 

 kpachapụ

 crop, cut, trim off

 

 kpachasị

 cut, shave, etc., entirely

 

 kpachasị isi

 barb hair of head {less common than kpacha isi}

 

 kpa igwụ

 prepare palm fronds

 kpakalakpakala

  me kpakalakpakala

 be cranky and noisy {refers esp. to noise made by an old bicycle}

 kpakpaṅdo

 

  star

 

 kpakpaṅdo ụtụtụ

 morning star

 

 Na-agafe dịka kpa kpakpaṅdo ụtụtụ

 Passing away like the morning star {funeral hymn}

 kpa-kwu

 

  concern oneself with; make friendly advances to; befriend

 kpalakwu kwu

 

  pigeon

 kpamkpam

 

  entirely; completely

 

 Alụchago m ọlụ afụ kpamkpam

 I have finished the work completely

 kpamkpamkpam

 

  sound of knocking

 kpe

 

  report; judge

 

 O kpelị m

 He reported me

 

 Aga m ekpe gi n'aka nna gị ukwu

 I shall report you to your master

 

 okpukpe

 reporting; judging

 

 kpe ikpe

 judge a case

 

 kpejide

 judge unfairly; make unfair report

 

 mkpejide

 injustice

 

 ikpe

 case

 

 ndị ikpe

 the judges

 kpe

 

  pray; beg

 

 Ka anyị kpeelu Chineke

 Let us pray {unto God}

 

 O tego m jị ekpelu ya ka ọ rapụ m

 I have been begging him for a long time to leave me alone

 

 kpe ekpelu, ekpele

 say prayer; pray

 

 Ka anyị kpee ekpelu

 Let us pray

 kpe

 

  smear

 

 okpukpe

 smearing

 

 kpe mmanụ

 smear with oil

 kpe

 kpe ụgbọ

 steer canoe

 kpe

 kpe azụ

 be last; bring up the rear

 

 ịkpe azụ

 the last thing

 

 Ife ịkpe azụ ị ga-eme bụ ije kute mmiịlị dọbe n'ụọ

 The final thing you should do is to fetch water and keep it in the house

 

 oge ịkpe azụ

 the last time; at the end of the time; at the end of the world

 

 ụbọsị ịkpe azụ

 the last day; the day of judgment

 

 bịakpe azụ

 come last

 kpe

 

  backbite; slander; speak evil of {esp. indirectly and in the hearing of the person being slandered}

 

 kpecha

 slander

 

 mkpecha

 slandering

 

 kpe ịkpe

 backbite; slander; speak evil of. Much practised by the Egwu Ọja dancers many years ago. The soloist in the course of her singing spoke to evil-doers who had been committing evil in secret, e.g. a thief or people involved in adultery, thereby bringing their anti-social practices to light

 kpe

 

  scrape

 

 kpecha

 strip off {bark, skin, etc.}

 

 kpechalụ

 strip and take the bark

 

 kpechapụ

 strip off

 

 kpechasị

 strip off bark {entirely}; pare {everything off}

 kpelekpele

 

  in circles

 

 Ọ na-agba kpelekpele

 It moves in circles

 kpị

 kpị isi

 cut hair

 

 kpịcha isi

 cut hair very short

 kpo

 

  gather; collect; pick

 

 okpukpo

 gathering; collecting; picking

 

 kpo agbụgbọ

 collect decayed compost for application to the crops

 

 kpocha

  clear {rubbish, refuse}; rid a place {of rubbish, refuse, filth}

 

 Anyị na-akwadebe iwu ụnọ n'anị a na-ekpocha

 We are preparing to build a house on the place which is being cleared; purify woman after childbirth.

 

 kpocha isi

 be bald

 

 Nwoke afụ kpochalụ isi

 That man is bald

 

 kpochapụ

 clean away; exterminate

 

 kpochi onụnụ

 fill hole

 

 kpofụ

  gather and throw away

 

 mkpofụ

 throwing away

 

 ife mkpofụ

 offal

 

 kpoju

 fill; gather and fill

 

 kpokọ

 gather together; collect

 

 kpokọ

 gather together; collect {in one place} {Emphasizes togetherness more than kpokọ}

 

 kpokọba {ọnụ)

  gather together; collect in one place

 

 kpokọlụ

 gather together and carry away; collect

 

 Ekpokọlụgo m oloma dị nenu tebụlụ

 I have collected {and taken away} the oranges on the table

 

 kpo{lụ} ọsọ

 rush; run quickly {collect running}

 

 kponita, kponite

 gather up

 

 kpopụta

 gather out

 

 kpo uzuzụ

 gather sand; play in and with sand {of children}

 kpo

 kpo lịlịlị

 swarm {of bees}

 

 kpowa

 rush away

 kpo

 

  be hot; smell pleasantly and hot {of well-prepared, spiced soup, mentholatum, etc.}; sting {of pepper}; hurt {of sting}

 

 kpo ekpo = kpo

  be hot; smell pleasantly and hot

 

 kpo nalanala

 be tepid, lukewarm; slightly warm, warmish, blood-hot, blood-warm, at room temperature, at skin temperature;

 

 kpo okpoofụfụ

 perspire; cause perspiration

 

 kpo ọkụ

 be hot; be lively {of season or place}

 kpo

 

  upon

 

 gbakpo

 spread upon

 

 kwukpo

 cover up with words

 

 yikpo

 cover the body with clothes

 

 zakpo

 sweep upon

 kpo-pụ

 

  extract

 

 kpopụ eze

 extract a tooth

 kpọ

 

  call; invite; summon; name

 

 okpụkpọ

 calling; vocation

 

 kpọ afa

 call by name; name

 

 Kpọọ onye oriị afa

 Call the thief by name

 

 Aga m akpọ ya afa

 I shall call him by name

 

 Kpọọ ya afa

 Name him

 

 kpọ aghala, ayala

 be in an uproar

 

 Ada ana-akpọka aghala

 Ada is very fond of causing an uproar, or creating a disturbance

 

 kpọ asị

 hate; dislike

 

 Ịkpọ mmadụ ibe anyị asị bụ ṅjọ

 Hatred towards our fellow men is sin

 

 Akpọlụ m ya asị

 I hate him, or I dislike him

 

 Chukwu Nna, biko zọpụta anyị n'aka ndị niiịne na-akpọ anyị asị

 God the Father, please deliver us from the hands of all that hate us

 

 kpọbata

 call in; welcome; admit

 

 kpọchịgha

 call back; recall

 

 kpọdebe

 call near; bring near

 

 kpọgopụta

 call up and out; escort up and out

 

 kpọ izu

 call meeting

 

 kpọkọlụ

 call together and take away {of humans and animals that are capable of following}

 

 Ọ bụlụ na ụnụ emechirọ ụzọ ọfụma nkịta m ga-abata kpọkọlụ ụmụ ya

 If you do not close the door properly my dog will come in and take away its puppies

 

 kpọkụ

 call upon; call to

 

 kpọlụ

 blaspheme

 

 kpọ mụụ

 take mụọ when assuming duties of ọkpala; invite masquerade to a ceremony

 

 kpọnaba

 call home; take home

 

 kpọ nzụkọ

 call meeting

 

 kpọ okụ

 call; call by name

 

 kpọ omịmị akwa

 sob

 

 kpọpụta

 lead out

 

 Kpọpụta nwata afụ n'anwụ ọsọọsọ!

 Take the child out of the sun quickly!

 

 kpọte

 arouse; waken

 

 kpọtụ

 call upon; make noise

 

 mkpọtụ noise; uproar

 

 

 kpọwa

 pronounce clearly

 

 ọkpọ na-akpọ okụ

 echo

 

 kpọ

 lead; take along; go with {all referring to something capable of self-movement}

 

 Ọ kpo mmadụ naabo

 He comes with two persons

 

 Onye ka ị ga-akpọ je egwu?

 Whom are you taking to the dance?

 

 Ọ kpọ nkịta bịa nzụkọ

 He came to the meeting with a dog

 kpọ

 

 be dry; {of certain fruits} be ripe

 

 ọkpụkpọ

 drying

 

 kpọ akpọ

 be dry

 

 Wetalụ m ofu oko ọka kpọlụ akpọ

 Bring me a dry ear of corn

 

 kpọ anwụ

 wither

 

 mkpọ anwụ

 drought; extended dry season; severe dry season; long period without rain

 

 kpọkọlụ

 wither; dry up {completely}

 

 kpọ mbụ = kpọ mgbụ

 dry {e.g. of leaf}

 

 kpọ nkụ

 be dry

 

 Wetalụ m akwụkwọ kpọlụ nkụ

 Bring me a dry leaf

 

 Ọ bụlụ na ị ṅaa azụ ndụ afụ nọkụ ọ ga-akpọ nkụ ọsọ ọsọ

 If you place that fresh fish over the fire it will get dry quickly

 

 ọkpọn kụ

 dryness

 

 kpọnwụ

 dry up; shrivel; wither

 

 Ọ bụlụ na ị gbarọ ododo dị niru iịlọ mmiliị ọ ga-akpọnwụ

 If you do not water the flowering plant in front of the house it will wither

 

 akpịli ịkpọ nkụ

 intense thirst

 kpọ

 

  strike; knock; drive nail or stake in

 

 kpọbe

  cut; abrade; stub {toe by knocking it against something}; cut asunder by placing sharp pointed instrument like an anvil on top and knocking its head with the hammer

 

 kpọbe ụkwụ

 knock and cut, hurt, stub the toes

 

 kpọbo anị

 level ground; break ground

 

 kpọdo

 nail; fasten

 

 kpọdo n'obe

 crucify; nail on cross

 

 kpọ etụketụ

 hiccough

 

 Etụketụ na-akpọ m

 I have hiccoughs

 

 kpọgbu

 crucify; kill by nailing

 

 Onye a kpọgbụlụ n'obe

 The Crucified

 

 kpọ isi anị

 kneel and touch ground with head in humiliation and entreaty

 

 kpọji

 chop across grain

 

 kpọmị

 knock in {nail, peg, etc.}

 

 kpọmịna

 fasten; knock completely in

 

 kpọ mkpụkpọ

 to drive {a peg into the earth}

 

 Ana m eje ịkpọ mkụkpọ n'oke mụ na Ịba

 I am going to put pegs along the boundary between Ịba and myself

 

 kpọ n'ụbu

 shrug the shoulders

 

 kpọnye

 nail; drive a peg or skewer

 

 kpọ omịmị

 dive

 

 kpọpu

 force open; open by perforating with pointed object; break ground {as shoot}

 

 kpọ ụkwụ

 stub the toes

 

 kpọwa

 split; divide by splitting

 

 kpọ ụgba

 turn a somersault

 

 kpọwa isi

 part the hair

 

 kpọwalụ

 rush, run away {permanently; one is less likely to come back than with kpọwa, which simply means run away}; take {snuff} {lit. strike in}

 

 kpọ anwụlụ

 take snuff

 

 kpọ ụtaba

 take snuff

 kpọ

 

  suffer blindness {as a result of the destruction of an eye or both eyes}; destruction of an eye or both eyes due to injury, disease, etc.

 

 Anya akpọgo nwoke afụ dalụ enu nkwụ

 The man who fell off the palm tree is now blind

 

 anya mkpọ

 blindness

 kpọ

 

  buy, purchase {clothes, pottery}

 

 kpọta

 buy, purchase {clothes, pottery}

 

 Akpotalụ m akwa ọfụụ

 I bought a new cloth

 

 Ana m eje ịkpota ịte ọzọ

 I am going to purchase another pot

 

 kpọ ute

 buy mat

 kpọ

 

  expose; display

 

 kpọba afịa

 expose, display wares for sale

 

 kpọ ịfulu

 blossom; flower {kpọ ịgụgụ}

 

 kpọ ịgụgụ

 blossom; flower

 kpọ

 

  clear by setting fire to; burn

 

 kpọ anị

 clear ground by burning

 

 kpọcha

 clear; clean by burning

 

 Jee kwanwue ọkụ a ga-eji kpọcha atụlụ a na-akwadebe igbu

 Go and make the fire with which the hair of the sheep that is about to be slaughtered will be burned off

 

 mkpọcha

 burning

 

 kpọnye ọkụ

 build up a fire; set fire to; burn off with fire

 

 Anyị chọlụ ịkpọ ewu ọkụ

 We want to burn off {the hair of} a goat

 

 Ana m eje ịkpọnye ọkụ a ga-eji mị azụ ndụ afụ

 I am going to build up the fire with which the fresh fish will be dried

 kpọ

 

  break {of something fragile, e.g. egg, bladder, eye}

 

 Akwa ị chọlụ isịị akpọgo

 The egg you want to boil has broken

 

 Ọ fọlụ nwantịntị ka o tikpọọ akwa m na-akwadebe isịị

 He almost broke the egg I am preparing to cook

 

 gbakpọ

 break {by itself}

 

 Akwa agbakpọgo

 The egg has broken {e.g. while being boiled}

 

 kpọlị

 grind dry thing {not thoroughly}; break into splinters or pieces

 

 mkpọlị

 grinding

 kpọ

 

  rub; pluck off

 

 kpọ ọka

 remove the grains from the ear of maize

 

 kpọsị

 rub, pluck off grains from cob, etc.

 

 kpọsị ọka

 rub off grains from cob

 

 kpọ ụbọ

 play musical instrument {sanza, guitar, organ}

 kpọ

 kpọ aghala

  cause confusion, riot, tumult

 kpọ

 

  denoting thoroughness arising from repeated action

 

 gbakpọ ịzụ

 discuss very thoroughly, again

 

 Anyị gbakpọlụ izu agbakpọ

 We really had a thorough discussion

 

 Jee nụ gbakpọ izu

 Go and discuss it again

 kpọ

 

  curse; abuse

 

 kpọ iyịị

 curse; abuse

 

 Iwu na-akpọ m iyịị

 Iwu is cursing me

 

 kpọlị

 reproach; abuse

 

 mkpọlị

 reproach; abuse

 

 kpọlụ

 abuse; reproach

 kpọ

 

  denoting thoroughness, proper performance

 

 Ji ada ekwe m iliị ma ọ bụlụ na o ghekpọrọ eghekpọ

 I can't eat yam if it is not thoroughly done

 

 Ọ na-agwa i Ada na nya chọlụ ka Ada gwekpọọ tanjele ọ na-egwe egwekpọ

 She is telling Ada to grind the galena stone that she is grinding very thoroughly

 

 kpọ-chi

 shut; be shut

 

 kpọchi

 shut; lock; turn {key}; imprison

 

 mkpọchi

 button

 

 kpọchibịdo

 shut out or in

 

 Ụzọ akpọchịbịdogo m

 The door has shut against me

 

 Ị na-achọ ịkpochịbịdo m ụzọ

 Are you trying to shut the door against me? or Are you going to shut the door against me? or Are you going to lock me out {or in}?

 

 kpọchi ntị

 be deaf, stubborn {close ears to}

 

 mkpọchi ṅtị

 stubbornness; habitual disobedience {of young person}

 

 kpọchi mmiliị

 turn off {i.e. lock, shut} tap

 

 kpọchita

 close; shut

 kpọ-kọ

 

 see kpo{kọ} {result of assimilation}

 kpọ-le

 

  roll {of objects; tụlụ}

 

 mkpọle

 rolling

 

 kpọleda

 roll down

 

 kpọlefega

 roll across

 

 kpọlegota

 roll up {of an object that rolls}

 

 kpọlepụ

 roll away, off

 

 Oloma naabọ akpọlepụgo

 Two oranges have rolled away

 kpọm

 tụ kpọm

 strike a hard surface; drip {= tụ pọm}

 kpọọ!

 

  no! {mba}

 kpu

 

  in

 

 dakpu

 fall in

 

 nakpu

 go in

 kpụ

 

  cover; put on, wear {something on head}

 

 okpụkpụ

 covering

 

 kpụ akwa

 cover the body with cloth

 

 kpụchi

 cover; cover up

 

 kpụchibịdo

 shut in or out; confine by shutting up

 

 kpụchi ọnụ

 hush; shut one's mouth

 

 kpụchita

 cover up; shut up; shut; cover

 

 kpụdo

 cover; use one thing to cover up another

 

 mkpụdo

 covering

 

 kpụ enu ụnọ

 roof a house

 

 kpụghe

 uncover; reveal

 

 kpụ mmụọ

 put on a mask

 

 kpụ okpu

 put on, wear hat, cap

 

 kpụ okpu eze

 wear crown

 

 kpụ okpu ogwu

 wear crown of thorns

 

 kpụpụ

 uncover; take off {hat, cap, etc.}

 

 kpụpụ akwa

 take off coverlet

 

 kpụpụ okpu

 remove hat, cap, etc.

 

 sikpụ

 cover

 

 nsikpụ

 obscuring {e.g. of sun}; cover, sit on {eggs}

 

 kpụ n'akwa

 sit on eggs; brood

 

 Ọ kụkọ m ebidogo ikpụ n'akwa ya

 My hen has started to sit on its eggs; overturn; capsize

 

 kpụ ekpụ

 capsize; upset; overturn; sink

 

 kpụ iru

 upset; overturn; turn upside down

 

 Ị chọlụ ikpụ ofe iru?

 Do you want to overturn the soup?

 

 kpụ ụgbọ

 capsize a boat; be blind

 

 kpụ ịsị

 be blind

 

 Ị kpụlụ ịsị?

 Are you blind?

 

 onye kpu lu ịsị

 blind person

 kpụ

 

  lose flavour; be without flavour and go sour {of ogịlị ofe}; become bad

 

 Ogili a kpụlụ ekpụ

 This ogịlị is sour

 kpụ

 kpụ okwu

 be plentiful {i.e. as common as okwu in a village}

 kpụkpụ

 kpụkpụ aka

 motion with hands for silence

 

 O kpukpụlụ aka ọge m na-akwadebe ikwu ife ọ melụ

 He tried to silence me by gesturing with his hand when I was about to reveal what he had done

 kpukpulukpu

 

  stiffness; firmness

 

 Ọ bụ ụdị ọya gịnị ka Ọji na-aya afọ ya jị kwe kpukpulukpu?

 What disease is Ọjị suffering from that his abdomen is so stiff and distended?

 

 me kpukpulukpu

 become stiff, firm

 kpụ

 

  pull; draw

 

 okpụkpụ

 pulling; drawing

 

 kpụchịgha

 draw back; lead back {animals}

 

 kpụda

 pull down; move down

 

 kpụdebe

 draw; come nearer

 

 Achọlụ m ka ị kpụdebe ọkụ

 I want you to draw near the fire

 

 kpụdebe ṅso

 draw, come near

 

 kpụgo

 draw, pull up

 

 kpụgonita

 draw, pull up

 

 kpụkọ

 lead together

 

 kpụko

 pull together; pack closely

 

 kpụkọnata

 lead home together

 

 kpụkonata

 pull together {e.g. branches which have been cut}; compress; pack closely together

 

 kpụlụ

 pull away; pull away with rope, take, lead {of animals}

 

 Kedụ ụbọsị ị ga-abịa kpụlụ atụlụ gị?

 What day are you coming to take away your sheep?

 

 kpụmị

 draw away; move further

 

 kpụmịga

 draw farther

 

 kpụnịta

 draw within, nearer

 

 kpụnita

 draw up; pull up

 

 kpụnye

 launch {a boat}

 

 kpụ ụkpụlụ

 mark, make trail {e.g. with the foot to mark out foundation}

 

 dọkpụ

 pull along {e.g. goat with rope round its neck}; pull oneself along without using legs; creep; shuffle; wriggle; glide {as snake}

 

 kpụ akpụ = kpụ

 Nwa m nwoke achọrọ igbe igbe, ọ bụ ọkpụkpụ ka o jị ike akpụ - My little boy does not want to creep; he is pushing himself forward on his buttocks

 

 Agwọ bụ ofu nime anụ na-akpụ akpụ

 The snake is one of the animals that move by gliding

 

 Afụlụ m onye oriị afụ oge ọ dalụ n'anị welụ afọ ya na-akpụ ka mmadụ welụ ghalụ ịfụ ya

 I saw the thief when he fell to the ground wriggling on his stomach in order to avoid being seen by people

 

 kpụghalị

 creep; glide, wriggle about

 

 kp'ụkonata

 contract in size {of something long and flexible, e.g. snake or worm, when it draws body together before expanding}

 

 kpụnye

 creep, crawl, glide, pull into

 

 kpụpụ

 creep, crawl, glide forth, out

 

 kpụpụta

 creep, crawl, glide out {to the open}

 

 kpụrụka

 move aside

 

 Biko kpụrụkalụ m

 Please move aside from me {i.e. without using legs}

 kpụ

 

  mould; make, manufacture {iron materials like a blacksmith}

 

 okpụkpụ

 moulding; making; manufacturing

 

 kpụ aja

 make mud wall

 

 kpụ egbe

 make a gun

 

 kpụghalị

 refashion; remake; alter

 

 kpụ mma

 manufacture cutlass

 

 kpụ ṅdele

 make track

 

 kpụ ụzụ

 work as blacksmith; make metal appliances in blacksmith's workshop

 

 ọkpụ ịte

 potter

 kpụ

 

  barb; shave

 

 okpụkpụ

 barbing; shaving

 

 kpụ afụ ọnụ

 shave beard

 

 kpụ isi

 shave hair-of head

 

 Ana m eje ịkpụ isi

 I am going to cut my hair

 

 ọkpụ iịsi

 shaver; barber; ring-worm of the head {tinea capitis}

 

 ọkpụ iịsi eliị ngo

 ring-worm of the head {barber who receives no pay}

 kpụ

 

  hold, carry {in mouth}; sip

 

 kpụ nọnụ

 carry in the mouth; be actually, still speaking

 

 Akpụ m akụ nọnụ

 I am holding palm kernels in my mouth

 

 kpụ okwu nọnụ

 be still speaking; be speaking {e.g. as contribution to debate or speeches during meeting}

 

 Ụnụ emezina mkpọtụ maka na mmadụ kpụ okwu nọnụ

 Stop making a noise, because somebody is speaking {during meetings}

 

 kpụ ọkụ nọnụ

 be smoking a pipe, cigarette, etc. colloq.

 

 Ibe kpụ ọkụ nọnụ

 Ibe is smoking at present

 kpụ

 

  smooth; shave; plane; scrape off

 

 ọkpụkpụ

 smoothing; shaving; scraping

 

 kpụba

 abrade; abrade by scraping or dragging rough object over the surface or skin

 

 Ị chọlụ ịkpụba m arụ?

 Do you want to scrape my skin off?

 

 kpụcha

 smooth; plane; scrape

 

 kpụchapụ

 scrape out

 

 kpụchapụta

 scrape out completely

 kpụ

 kpụmụlị amụ

 smile, laugh, chuckle, in a gentle way {as a sign of pleasure}

 

 Oge a gwalụ Ibe na nwunye nwa nne ya amụgo ọ kpụmụlịa amụ

 When Ibe was informed that his brother's wife had delivered {a child} he smiled

 

 kpụ-kpọ

 unroof; break up roof; be broken

 

 A ga-akpụkpọ ụnọ anyị ochiịe echi

 Our old house will be unroofed tomorrow

 

 kpụkpọpụ

 unroof; break up roof; be broken

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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