faa [ `'][fàá] {SS:em:} vb. to disgrace; to embarass.

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fafa [ ` '][fàfá] {SS::} vb. to fade.

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fan [ '][fã́] {SM::} vb. 1. to release; to acquit,
to set free: A fan ọnrẹn vbe eghan
“He has been freed from imprison-
ment”
. fan ẹdin “to cut loose palm
nuts from the tree”
, 2. to fall; drop
suddenly: ọ fan fi iguẹ “he dropped
suddenly unto his knees”
; amẹn fan
fua
“the rain started to fall
suddenly”
.

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fannọ [ ` '][fã̀nɔ̃́] {SM::} vb. 1. to loosen; to
untie; to unfold: fannọ oko ne a ghe
emwin ne ọ rre uwẹre
“loosen
the parcel so we can look at what
it contains”
; 2. plural or reiterative
sense of fan: Iran fannọ avbe oleghan
kua
“They have released the
prisoners”^^
.

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fe1 [ '][fé] {SS::} vb. to escape; to become
free. Ẹwe fe vbe irri The goat has
escaped from the leash
; 2. to recover
from illness: Ọ fe nẹ vbe uhunmwonva
ne ọ te vae
“He has recovered from
the illness that had afflicted him”
.

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fe2 [ '][fé] {SS::} vb. to be wealthy; to be rich.

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fee [ `'][fèé] {SS::} vb. to make rich; to enrich.

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fenma [ ' `][fẽ́mã̀] {SS::} vb. (< fan ― ema)
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“free yam”: to remove yams from
the yam stack.

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fẹfẹrẹfẹ [ ' ' ' '][fɛ́fɛ́ɽɛ́fɛ́] {SS::} adv. (usually with
the verb fo) entirely; completely;
finally: (also, fẹrẹ) Ọ rri ọre foo
fẹfẹrẹfẹ
He ate it up completely.

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fẹghẹrẹ [ ' ' '][fɛ́ɣɛ́ɽɛ́] {SM::} adj. 1. (used with
the verb “ye”): very light; without
bulk or weight: ọ ghi ye fẹghẹrẹ
It has become very light
; 2. adv.
lightly; with little effort: Ọ ru ẹre
fẹghẹrẹ
“He did it with little effort”.

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fẹko [ ` '][fɛ̀kó] {SS::} vb. to be gentle, mild or
gradual in doing something: Iran fẹko
dee vbe umọdia
“They are gradually
approaching in the distance.”
(also
hẹko).

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fẹrẹ [ ' '][fɛ́ɽɛ́] {SS::} adv. completely; entirely:
Tue ẹre yọọ fẹrẹ “Pour it in com-
pletely: i.e. pour it all in”
.

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fẹrẹfẹrẹ [ ` ` ` `][fɛ̀ɽɛ̀fɛ̀ɽɛ̀] {SS::} adv. (occurs with
the verb mu) very sharp: Erọ na mu
fẹrẹfẹrẹ
“This knife is very sharp.”

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fi1 [ '][fí] {SS::} vb. to throw: ọ fi ígho fii
otọ
“he threw the money onto
the ground.”

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fi2 [ '][fí] {SM::} vb. 1. to beat (of the pulse)
Udu ere gba fi leilei “His heart is
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beating rapidly”. 2. to hit: Ọ fi
ẹre ubi
“He hit him a slap” i.e.
“He slapped him”
.

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fi3 [ '][fí] {SS::} vb. to shoot: ọ fi ahianmwẹn
vbe uhunmwun erhan
“He shot a
bird on the tree.”

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fi4 [ '][fí] {SS::} vb. to cover; to surround: Erhọn
fi ẹre egbe hia
“craw-craw covered
all his body: he is covered all over
with craw-craw”
, fi ekharha gue
ẹre
“Spread an umbrella over him:
cover him with an umbrella.”

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fi5 [ '][fí] {SS::} vb. to leave behind: Ọ fi ọmọ
yọ mwẹn otọ
“She left a child
behind with me.”

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fi-dọn [ ` '][fìdɔ̃́] {SS::} vb. “to throw and miss”:
to miss a target; to make a mistake.

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fiagba [ ` '][fyàgbá] {SS::} idiom, vb. an idiomatic
expression that means “to summon a
meeting” ― used mainly in folktales.

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fián1 [ '][fỹã́] {SM::} vb. 1. (active sense): 1. to
cut; 2. to break (e.g. of string or
rope); (stative sense): to be cut or
broken; to be loose: Erọ fian mwẹn
obọ
“The knife has cut my hand.”;
Irri ne u ya dee ẹwe fiaẹn “The
rope with which you tied the goat
is broken.”
2. (of money): to change
into smaller denominations (cf. fingho).

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fian2 [ '][fỹã́] {SM::} vb. 1. to be salty; 2. to
have a sharp smell: Orere hia waa
fian ne ahiọ
“The entire yard has
a sharp smell from urine”
; Uwọnmwẹn
ne u lee waa fian.
“The soup you
cooked is too salty.”

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fian-re [ ` '][fyã̀ɽé] {SS::} vb. “cut eat”; to bite.

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fian-rraa [ ` ` ][fỹã̀ràa] {SS::} vb. “cut cross”: to
cross over (e.g. a river).

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fiangbe [ ` '][fỹã̀g͡bé] {SS::} vb. “cut in addition
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to”: to bless.

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fianmwẹn [ ` '][fỹã̀ɱɛ̃́] {SS::} vb. to hit (against):
Ọ rhie erhan fianmwẹn ọnrẹn
uhunmwun
“He took a stick hit
him on the head: He hit his head
with a stick”
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fianyaẹngbe [ ` ` '][fỹã̀ỹã̀ɛ̃gbé] {SS::} vb. (< fian-
yan-egbe) “to cut over body”. to
self-aggrandize; to over-estimate one’s
worth.

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fie [ `'][fìé] {SS::} vb. to clear a plot with
hoes and machets in preparation for
farming. This usually precedes the
felling of the trees on the plot.

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fieghe [ ` '][fyèɣé] {SS::} vb. to swing something;
to sway; to wave: Ọ fieghe obọ daa
mwẹn vbe ọ gberra
“He waved
hands to me when he passed.”

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fienwẹn [ ` '][fỹẽ̀w̃ɛ̃́] {SS::} vb. “to cut breast”:
to wean; to be weaned.

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fiemwin [ ` '`][fyèɱĩ́ĩ̀] {SS::} vb. “to hit some-
thing”: to hit (somebody).

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fiẹkun [ ` '][fyɛ̀kṹ] {SS::} vb. “to throw waist”: to
move the hips back and forth as in
the movements during coitus.

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fiẹnfiẹnfiẹn [ ' ' '][fỹɛ̃́fỹɛ̃́fỹɛ̃́] {SS::} adv. des-
cribes a sharp sucking noise, as that
produced when one tries to suck at
bone marrow; or the squeaking noise
of house mice.

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fifi [ ` '][fìfí] {SM::} vb. 1. to leer with a longing
for something: Ghe fifi yọ mwẹn
evbare
“Don’t leer at my food.”

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fiha [ ' `][fíhà] {SS::} vb. “to throw oracle”: to
cast oracle; to consult a diviner.

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fii [ `'][fìí] {SS::} adv. into: Ọ de fii ẹzẹ “He
fell into the river.”

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fikọ [ ` '][fìkó] {SS::} vb. to stand and stare.

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filo [ ` '][fìló] {SS::} vb. plural or reiterative sense
of fi1 and fi3: 1. throw or drop
things one by one; many people drop-
ping things at the same time; 2. to
shoot things one by one; or many
people shooting things at the same
time.

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findin [ ' `][fĩ́dĩ̀] {SS::} vb. “cut a grave”: to
dig a grave.

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fingho [ ' '][fĩ́ɣó] {SM::} vb. 1. “cut money”: to
fine; to issue a fine; 2. to change
money into smaller denominations;
to give change.

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finhue [ ' '][fíhué] {SS::} vb. “to cut nose” 1.
to have a deformed nose; 2. to have
excessive nasality in one’s speech.

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finve [ ` '][fĩ̀vé] {SS::} vb. “to cut a price”: to
price something.

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fioghofiogho [ ' ' ' '][fyóɣófyóɣó] {SS::} adj. (usu-
ally introduced by the verb ye) very
tall and thin.

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fioghoroko [ ' ' ' ][fyóɣóɽóko] {SS::} vb. to hop
about on one foot.

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fiokin [ ' `][fyókĩ̀] {SS::} vb. “to throw circles”:
to turn round and round on the same
spot (often leads to giddiness).

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fionrueghe [ ' ` `][fỹṍɽwèɣè] {SS::} vb. “to cause
disturbance”: to harass.

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fionsughu [ ' `][fỹṍsuɣù] {SS::} vb. “to cause
trouble”: to inflict trouble or pro-
blems.

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fionvan [ ` '][fỹõ̀vã́] {SS::} vb. “to throw a pro-
verb”: to quote a proverb at some-
body, expecting the latter to deter-
mine its meaning.

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fiunu [ ` '][fyùnú] {SS::} vb. “to throw mouth”:
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to speak disrespectfully of, or to,
one’s superior.

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fiweriẹ [ ` ` '][fìwèriɛ́] {SS::} vb. to change; to
transform.

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fiya [ ` '][fìyá] {SM::} vb. 1. to die; 2. to abandon.

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fiyekegbe [ ' ` ` '][fíyèkègbé] {SS::} vb. “to throw
back against”: to ignore; to neglect.

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fo [ '][fó] {SS::} vb. to finish; to end: evbare
foo vbe owa
“food is finished in
the house.”

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foo [ `'][fòó] {SS::} adv. completely; totally: I
tie ebe nii foo
“I read that book
completely”
.

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fọ [ '][fɔ́] {SS::} vb. (used with ọfọ as subject)
to perspire: ọfọ fọ mwẹn “Per-
spiration is perspiring me”: I am
perspiring
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fọrhiọn [ ` '][fɔ̀řyɔ̃́] {SS::} vb. “to finish strength”:
to faint; to pass out.

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fu [ '][fú] {SS::} vb. to be gentle; docile: ekita
naa fu gbe
This dog is very docile.

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fua1 [ `'][fùá] {SS::} vbl. part (usually occurs with vbs
such as rhie, mu, fi, de, etc.) and
indicates that the relevant object/
subject of the main verb is thrown
away, or out: ọ de fua “It fell
out”
: it dropped.

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fua2 [ '][fwá] {SS::} vb. to be white or whitish
(also fuọfua).

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fuan [ `'][fũ̀ã́] {SS::} vb. to perish; to be an-
nihilated.

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fuegbe [ ` '][fwègbé] {SS::} vb. “to be gentle to
body”: to suit; to be agreeable for.

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fuẹko [ ` '][fwɛ̀kó] {SS::} vb. “to be gentle in the
belly”: to be of a gentle disposition.
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fuẹn1 [ '][fwɛ̃́] {SS::} vb. to stamp and roll about
in: Ibieka nii gha fuẹn vbe ekhuọrhọ
“^^Those children are stamping and
rolling about in the mud.”

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fuẹn2 [ '][fwɛ́] {SS::} vb. to waste; to squander:
Ọ fuẹn igho erhae hia foo “He
squandered all his father’s money
completely.”

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fuẹnfuẹn [ `` ``][fũ̀ɛ̃̀fũ̀ɛ̃̀] {SS::} adv.; adj. (usually
introduced by the vb. ye) 1. very
weak; almost lifeless e.g. a dying
fire; 2. (with hẹwẹ) fast; repeatedly:
Ọ hẹwẹ fuẹnfuẹn “He is panting”.

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fuẹnrhẹn [ ` '][fwɛ̃̀řɛ̃́] {SS::} vb. to smear on:
ya uwọnmwen fuẹnrhẹn egbe hia

He smeared himself all over with
soup
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fuozu [ ' '][fwózú] {SS::} vb. to be blind. (also
fuezu).

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fuọfua [ ` '][fwɔ̀fwá] {SS::} vb. to be white or
whitish (also fua).

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furhu [ ` '][fùřú] {SS::} vb. to grab; to snatch, to
rush for, (usually of many objects
and by more than one participants):
Iran furhu ehia foo “They have
grabbed it all completely”
. (also fuu).

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furhẹmwẹn [ ` ' `][fùřɛ́ɱɛ̃̀] {SS::} vb. “to rush
words”: to stutter. (also furhuẹmwẹn).

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fuu [ `'][fùú] {SS::} vb. (usually in relation to
large quantities): to grab; to appropri-
ate greedily; to snatch.

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