khaa [ `'][xàá] {SS::} vb. to say.: Vbe ọ khaa
hẹẹ?
―^^“What did he say?”

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khaan1 [ `'][xã̀ã́] {SS::} vb. to be fed up with;
to have had enough of (something):
Iwinna khaan mwẹn: “I have had
enough of work.: I don’t want any
more work.”

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khaan2 [ `'][xã̀ã́] {SS::} vb. to sift; to separate
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the undesirable parts from the good
parts (of something): Khaan ẹre
nii u ke muẹn ye akhe
“Sift those
beans before you put them into the
pot.”

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khaevbisẹ [ ` ` '][xàeʋìsɛ́] {SS::} vb. “to say what
comes to be”: to be in authority;
to govern.
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khamaa [ ` `'][xàmã̀ã́] {SS::} vb. to tell: Khamaa
rẹn
“Tell him” (also tamaa).

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kharha [ ` '][xàřá] {SS::} vb. to drop (of many
things). Alimoi kharha kua vbe okhuae
“The oranges have dropped from
the basket.”

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kherhe [ ` '][xèřé] {SM::} vb. 1. to be small; to be
little.

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kherhe [ ' '][xéřé] {SM::} adj. 1. (used with the
verb ye) small; little: Ọ ye kherhe ne
ọ kẹre
: “It is small that is left: What
is left is small.”
2. adv. a little bit;
slightly: ọ kan rẹn kherhe “It
touched it slightly.”

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kherhekherhe [ ' ' ' '][xéřéxéřé] {MM::} 1. adj. very
small, tiny (of many things). (used
with the verb ye). Iran ye kherhekherhe
“They are very small”; 2. adv.
slightly; a little: Ọ balọ kherhekherhe:
“It is painful a little bit.”

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khẹẹ [ `'][xɛ̀ɛ́] {SS::} vb. to await; to expect:
Ọ khẹẹ ruẹ vbe uwowa: “He is waiting
for you inside.”

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khẹkhẹ [ ` '][xɛ̀xɛ́] {SS::} vb. to be simple; to
be easy (usually occurs in negative
clauses)^^: Iwinna na i khẹkhẹ “This
work is not easy: It is tough.”

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khẹke [ ` '][xɛ̀ké] {SS::} vb. to be appropriate (in
the sense of “what should be”):
khẹke ne u rhie ígho ẹre nẹẹ
“It
is appropriate that you give him his
money: You ought to give him his
money.”

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khẹko [ ` '`][xɛ̀kóò] {SS::} vb. (< khọọ ― ẹko)
“to spoil stomach”: to irritate or
be irritated; to upset or be upset:
Ẹmwẹn ne ọ tae nii wa khọ mwẹn
ẹko
“Those things that he said
really upset me.”

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khia1 [ `'][xìá] {SS::} vb. to hurt: Obọ khia
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mwẹn “(my) hand hurts me.”

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khia2 [ `'][xìá] {SS::} vb. to scrape, to scratch
with a sharp object. (skin or bark of
something) khia ukpakọn na mẹ
“Scrape off the bark from this chewing
stick for me.”

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khian1 [ '][xyã́] {SS::} vb. to walk; to go by
foot. Imọto u la rre ra te u khiaẹn? ―^^
“Did you come by car or did you
walk?”

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khian2 [ '][xyã́] {SS::} adv. indicates that the
action in the main verb continues
over a period of time: Ọ viẹ khian
He is crying along
; Ọ rhulẹ khian:
he is running along
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khian3 [ '][xyã́] {SS::} aux. inceptive marker;
indicates that the action in the verb
is about to begin, or that it will take
place: it may be translated by: about
to; going to; or want to: Ọ khian gbẹe:
“^^He is going to beat him”
; I khian kpaọ
I am about to leave; I want to leave;
etc
.

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khian [ `'][xĩ̀ã́] {SS::} vb. to transform into some-
thing else; to change; (usually by
magical means): ọ khian enọwanrẹn
nẹ
“He has become an elderly
person; he has aged.”
; 2. to become.

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khianmwun [ ' `][xyã́ɱũ̀] {SS::} vb. to proceed;
to keep going: Ọ na khianmwun vbe
uwowa
“He proceeded into the
house.”

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khiẹ1 [ `'][xìɛ́] {SS::} vb. to mourn for; to grieve:
khiẹgbe “to mourn self”: to show
conventional signs of grief
.

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khiẹ2 [ `'][xìɛ́] {SM::} vb. 1. to obstruct a passage
with something; 2. to put a cork
on a bottle.

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khiẹn [ '][xỹɛ̃́] {SM::} vb. 1. to sell; to trade
in: Ọ khiẹn ukpọn vbe eki He
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sells cloth in the market. Igari ọ khiẹn:
“She is a trader in garri: She is a
garri-seller.”
; 2. to defeat (somebody)
in a game. Ọ khiẹn mwẹn vbe isẹ ne
ima fii.
―^^“He defeated me in the
game of isẹ that we played.”

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khiẹn [ `'][xĩ̀ɛ̃́] {SS::} vb. to wipe off; to clean
off: Ọ khiẹn ameve hin aro rre
“She wiped off the tears from her
eyes.”

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khiẹn [ `'][xĩ̀ɛ̃́] {SS::} vb. to twist: ọ khiẹn mwẹn
obọ ghee iyeke
“He twisted my
arm to the back.”

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khin1 [ '][xĩ́] {SM::} cop. 1. to be: Ọvbokhan
rẹn i khin.
―^^“His wife I am: I am his
wife.”
2. to become; used with time
words to mean “till”: ọ khin akhuẹ
“It becomes tomorrow; till tomorrow.”

Ọ khin evbaghazẹkpẹe “It becomes
after some time: till later.”

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khinkọ [ ' `][xĩ́kɔ̃̀] {SS::} vb. (< khian4 ― iko)
“to become an impediment”; to
constitute a nuisance; an opponent
or an enemy: Ọ khin ere ikọ vbe isi-
iwinna rẹn
“He has constituted
himself into a nuisance for him at
his work place.”

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khinraan [ ` `'][xĩ̀ɽã̀ã́] {SS::} vb. I. to melt. (e.g.
of coagulated fat when heated).

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khirhi [ ` '][xìří] {SS::} vb. to do hurriedly; to
be in haste: Ọ khirhi le ẹre “He
was in haste in cooking it: He hastily
cooked it.”

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khirhikhirhi [ ` ` ` `][xìřìxìřì] {SS::} adv. in a hurry;
hurriedly: Ọ lee ẹre khirhikhirhi
“He cooked it in a hurry”
.

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khiokhio [ ` '][xyòxyó] {SM::} vb. 1. to scrape off
(e.g. the burnt sediment of food in
a pot.); 2. to scratch (with a sharp
edge) Ehọ ughegbe khiokhio mwẹn
obọ
“The edge of the mirror
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scratched my hand”.

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khọ [ '][xɔ́] {SS::} vb. to resemble; to look
like: Ọvbokhan na ma zẹdẹ khọ
evbibiọe
“This child does not
at all resemble his parents.”

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khọnu [ ` '][xɔ̀nú] {SS::} vb. (< khọọ ― unu)
“to be bad in the mouth”; to taste
bitter or sour. (cf. rriara).

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khọọ [ `'][xɔ̀ɔ́] {SS::} vb. to be evil; bad:
evbikhọọ “a no-good”; orukhọọ:
evil deeds; sins (in the Christian sense)
.
2, to be stern, strict, or severe: Etisa
na khọọ gbe
This teacher is very
strict
; 3. to be un-pleasant; to be
bitter: Ukhunmwun na khọọ unu
“This medicine is unpleasant (in) the
mouth: it is bitter.”

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khọọn1 [ `'][xɔ̃̀ɔ̃́] {SM::} vb. 1. to fight incessant-
ly: Te iran vbe ọvbokhan rẹn khọọn
sin
“He and his wife have been
fighting incessantly all this time.”
;
2. to fight a war with: Ẹvbo iran o
gu ẹvho ima khọọn.
―^^“It is their town
fighting a battle with our town.”

Ma ẹre ọ khian khọọn miẹ otọ “We
are the ones who shall fight and
receive the ground: We shall win.”

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khọọn2 [ `'][xɔ̃̀ɔ̃́] {SM::} vb. 1. to be desired;
to be craved: Iyan khọọn mwẹn:
“I have a desire for yam”
. Ibọru ne
a gbe khọọn mwẹn
: “I crave ball-
playing: I feel like playing ball”
;
2. to be inclined toward doing, to
feel like doing: Ọ gha khọọn ruẹn u
rhie nẹẹn deghẹ ọ ma vbe khọọn
ruẹn u hẹwẹ
“If you feel inclined
to do so, you give it to her, if you
are not so inclined, you leave it i.e.
if you like you may give it to her,
if not, you don’t.”

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khọrọ [ ` '][xɔ̀ɽɔ́] {SS::} adv. excessively; too
much: Ọvbokhan na viẹ khọrọ: “This
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khọrhiọn [ ` '][xɔ̀řĩɔ̃́] {SS::} vb. to be ugly: Aro
ẹre khọrhiọn gbe
Her face is very
ugly
.

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khu [ '][xú] {SM::} vb. 1. to chase; to run after;
2. to drive away: Iran khu mwẹn vbe
ẹvbo nii
“They drove me away
from that town.”

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khua1 [ `'][xùá] {SS::} vb. to be heavy: Ihẹ na
khua mwẹn
“This load is heavy
for me (to carry).”

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khua2 [ `'][xùá] {SS::} vb. to catch on a hook;
to hang up: Khua ukpọn na ye ise
ne ọ rre egbekẹn
“Hook this cloth
on the nail on the wall.”
2. to clamp:
Ekhu khua mwẹn obọ “The door
has clamped my hand.”

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khuakhua [ ` '][xwàxwá] {SM::} vb. 1. to be tight;
to be insufficiently roomy: Aga na
khuakhua ima
“This chair is tight
for us”
; 2. to jostle one another (e.g.
in a crowd); to pack into a limited
space.

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khuan [ '][xw̃ã́] {SS::} vb. to earn money; to
make money: Ígho ne ọ khian ya
bọ owa ẹre ọ khuan.
―^^“It is the money
that he intends to build a house with
that he is making.”

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khuan [ `'][xũ̀ã́] {SS::} vb. (with isan: faeces):
to feel the urge to defecate: Isan
khuan mwẹn
“I feel the urge to
defecate.”

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khuankhuanankhuan [ ' '' '][xũã́xũã́ã́xũã́] {SM::}
adj.; adv. 1. very close; firm: Ọse
khuankhuanankhuan ẹre iran khin

“They are very close friends.”
; 2.
very securely: Ọ rhie ẹre lẹre
khuankhuanankhuan
“He hid it
away very securely.”

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khuarha [ ` '][xwàřá] {SS::} vb. to crack open
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khue [ `'][xùé] {SS::} vb. (of udu: “heart”) to
pound; to beat fast: Iran ghi mu
ẹnrẹn, udu ẹre na gha khue leilei
:
“When they caught him, his heart
was pounding very fast.”

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khuẹ [ `'][xùɛ́] {SM::} vb. 1. to bathe; to wash
(one’s body); 2. to swim.

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khuẹn [ '][xw̃ɛ̃́] {SS::} vb. (of ifi: trap) to set:
Ọ khuẹn ifi ye iyekowa “He set
a trap in the backyard.”

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khuẹnniẹ [ ` '][xw̃ɛ̀nyɛ̃́] {SS::} vb. to respond; to
reply.

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khuẹrhẹ [ ` '][xwɛ̀řɛ́] {SM::} vb. 1. to be soft. 2.
to be easy; not difficult.

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khuẹrhẹẹ [ ` ``][xwɛ̀řɛ̀ɛ̀] {SM::} adj. 1. gentle; peace-
ful. 2. (of ota ― “evening”) late.

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khuo [ '][xwó] {SS::} vb. to be slippery: Iba
na khuo gbe
“This slab is very
slippery.”
(also miọghọn).

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khui [ `'][xùí] {SS::} vb. to lock: Khui ẹkhu nii
“Lock that door”
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khuia [ '][xwyá] {SS::} vb. to become clear, (of
a person): Urhu ne ọ te din mwẹn
khuia nẹ
“My voice that was ‘lost’
is now clear.”

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khuikhui [ ` '][xwìxwí] {SS::} vb. to be black; to
be dark in complexion.

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khuiri [ ' '][xuíɽí] {SS::} adj. describes something
that is very dark.

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khuiwu [ ` `][xwìwù] {SS::} vb. to be jealous; to
begrudge: Ọ khuiwu ọrue ọre gbe
“She is overly jealous of her mate.”

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khulo [ ` '][xùló] {SS::} vb. iter, or pl. sense of
khu: Ọ khulo iran hia kua “He
chased all of them away.”

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khuorho [ ` '][xwòřó] {SS::} vb. to putrefy; to
rot.: Alimoi ne ọ de rre hia wa
khuorho
“The oranges that she
bought here have all rotted.”

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khuọn [ `'][xũ̀ɔ̃́] {SM::} vb. 1. (with ọka: maize):
to detach the grains from the cob:
Khuọn ọka yọ mwẹn ọkpan
“Detach some corn grains (and put
them) onto my plate.”
; 2. to pick
off (of leaves or fruits from a tree);
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e.g. of leaves from a tree: Ebe erhan
naa hia khuọn kua nẹ
“The leaves
of this tree have all been shed.”

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khuọnmwin [ ` '][xwɔ̃̀ɱĩ́] {SS::} vb. to be sick;
to be afflicted: I ma rẹn emianmwẹn
ne ọ khuọnmwin
“I don’t know
the ailment that afflicts him: I don’t
know what he is sick of.”

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khurhu [ ` '][xùřú] {SS::} vb. to be thick (of
sauce or soup).

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