mwaan1 [ɱã̀ã́] vb.
to measure; to gauge; to weigh:
Mwaan ọnrẹn ne a rẹn vbene ọ tan sẹ hẹẹ ― “Measure it so that we may know how long it is.”
mwaan2 [ɱã̀ã́] vb.
to perform a surgical operation on; to cut open the body as part of an operation:
Te iran mwaan ẹnrẹn egbe vbe asokito ― “He was operated upon at the hospital.”
(Also used of corpses to describe the process of an autopsy).
mwaanmẹ [ɱã̀ã́mɛ̃̀] vb.
(< mwẹẹn + amẹ) to be juicy; to contain much fluid:
Ivin-ebo na waa mwaanmẹ ― “This coconut has much milk.”
mwan [ɱã́] pron.
a form of the 1st pers. pl. pron. used mainly in religious contexts: our; us:
orukhọ mwan ― “our sins”
miẹn mwan fan ― “save us”
mwanmwan [ɱã̀ɱã́] vb.
to arrange (things and people):
Ọ mwamnwan ukpọn ye ẹkpẹtin ― “He arranged clothes into the box.”
mwẹẹn [ɱɛ̃̀ɛ̃́] vb.
to have; to possess:
ọ mwẹẹn emọ eva ― “She has two children.”
mwẹn-ígho ― “to be affluent.”
mwẹn [ɱɛ̃́] pron.
a form of the 1st pers. sg. pron: me; my:
ọ gbe mwẹn ― “He beat me.”
Ọse mwẹn ― “my friend.”
mwọọnghae [ɱɔ̃̀ɔ̃́ɣaè] vb.
(< mwẹẹn + ọghae) to be warm in temperature (e.g. water, or the body, etc.).