rraa1 [ `'][ràá] {SM::} vb. 1. to dab (something)
on; to smear with a cream or some
solution: (e.g. paint): Ọ ya orhue
rraa uhunmwun
“He dabbed chalk
on his head.”
; 2. to caress esp. (with
the palm); to rub back and forth:
gha ya obọ rraa ẹre egbe
“She is
caressing him with her hand.”

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rraa2 [ `'][ràá] {SS::} vb. (usually in combination
with fian ― to cut): to cross: Ọ fian
ukpo rraa
“He cut across the road:
he crossed the road.”

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rraa3 [ `'][ràá] {SS::} vb. to catch something that
was thrown into the air: Ọ rraa ibolu
ne a fi giẹe
“He caught the ball
that was thrown to him.”

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rraa4 [ `'][ràá] {SS::} vb. to commit a breach (of
the law); to fail in the application
of a rule: Ọ rra uhi “He broke the
law.”

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rraa5 [ `'][ràá] {SS::} vb. (with ikpowo ― por-
ridge) to prepare (porridge), to cook
(it).: Ọ ma rẹn vbe a rraa ikpowo
hẹẹ
“He did not know how to
prepare porridge.”

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rraan [ `'][rã̀ã́] {SM::} vb. 1. to heat up (e.g.
cold soup); 2. (of egbe ― body):
to be well, sound: Egbe ma rraan
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mwẹn “Body is not sound for me:
I am not well; I am ill.”
; 3. (of
weather) to be crisp and nice: ehe
hia rraanrẹn
“Everywhere is crisp
and bright”
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rrabọ [ ` '][ràbɔ́] {SS::} vb. (< rraa1 ― obọ) “to
rub hands”: to rub palms together
in a gesture expressive of supplication,
respect or praise.

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rre [ '][ré] {SM::} vb. 1. to be located at: Iran
rre ughugha nii
“They are in that
room.”
; 2. to be available at: Egbẹ
ọna vbe rre ẹvbo ima
“This variety
is also found in our town”
(when
there is no direct locative complement,
or when a prep. occurs before the
locative, the form used is rrọọ):
Eso vbe rrọọ vbe ughugha nii “There
are also some in that room.”

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rre [ '`][réè] {SM::} vb. 1. to arrive: Node ẹre ọ
rre
“Yesterday was when he arrived”
(with this sense, it usually does not
take a locative complement); 2. to
come (when there is a locative com-
plement it becomes rri): I rre, sokpan
i ma miẹ omwan rhọkpa vbe owa

“I came but I did not find anybody
at home”
; I rri emwan, sokpan . . .
“I came here, but . . . .”^^ (with this
sense, rre is replaced by dee in the
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progressive aspect)^^: I dee “I am
coming”
(when there is a locative
complement, dee becomes di): I di
owa ruẹ
“I am coming to your
house.”

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rree [ `'][rèé] {SS::} vb. to be distant; to be
remote (in both time and space):
Eko rree vbe Ẹdo “Lagos is far
from Benin”
; Ọ rreere ne a ghi ru
ẹre
“It is a long time ago that
it was done.”

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rri1 [ '][rí] {SM::} vb. 1. to tie a knot; to fasten:
Rri ere mu aberhan ne ọ ghẹ lẹ fua
“Fasten it to a branch so that it
may not run away.”
; 2. (with mu):
to tangle; to get stuck: Ọ mu rri
“It has tangled.”

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rri2 [ '][rí] {SM::} vb. 1. to tread upon; to trample:
ọ ya owẹ rri mwẹn ukpọn mu otọ
“She trampled over my cloth.”
(cf.
rrilo).

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rri3 [ '][rí] {SS::} vb. the transitive form of re
(1, 2 & 3): Ọ rri izẹ “He ate rice.”

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rria1 [ `'][rìá] {SS::} vb. to rinse out: Ọ rria
ukpọn hẹ ye ovẹn
“She rinsed
clothes and put them out in the
sun.”

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rria2 [ `'][rìá] {SS::} vb. to extrapolate; to inter-
pret into more familiar terms (e.g.
of a configuration in an oracle).

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rriabe [ ` '][ryàbé] {SS::} vb. (< re3 ― abe) to
be guilty (in a case).

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rriaikhi [ `` '][ryàìxí] {SS::} vb. to avenge; to take
revenge.

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rriara [ ` '][ryàɽá] {SS::} vb. to be bitter, un-
pleasant, sour.

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rriarria [ ` '][ryàryá] {SS::} vb. to hover around
(a person) with a craving for a share
of his/her food: Ọ gha rriarria ye
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ọre evbare “She is hovering around
with a craving for his food.”

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rriase [ ` '][riàsé] {SS::} vb. (< re3 ― ase) to be
innocent (in a case).

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rrie [ `'][rìé] {SM::} vb. 1. to retreat; to go away:
Ọ gha ru ẹre fo nẹ, ọ rrie “When
he has completed it, he will go away”
.;
2. to be in the process of going (to
a place); to be on the way to: Ọ rrie
uhunmwun ne a gie ẹre
“He is
on his way on the errand which he
was sent.”
Ọ rrie owa “He is on
his way home.”

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rriẹrriẹ [ ` '][ryɛ̀ryɛ́] {SS::} vb. (of something cook-
ing over an open fire) to turn over
or around; to adjust over the fire
(so that it doesn’t burn).

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rrievbare [ ` ` '][ryèʋàɽé] {SS::} vb. (< re1 ― evbare)
“to eat food” ― generally means
“to eat” when nothing specific is
indicated.

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rriẹ [ '][ryɛ́] {SS::} vb. to be smooth: Gie ẹre
rrie
“Let it be smooth.”

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rriẹ [ `'][rìɛ́] {SS::} vb. to make smooth; to cause
to be smooth: Ya okuta rriẹ ọre
“Smoothen it with a stone.”

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rriẹrriẹ́ [ ` '][ryɛ̀ryɛ́] {SM::} vb. 1. to loiter; 2. to
frequent a place ― Ọ rriẹrriẹ vbe owa
ọre
“He visits her house frequently.”

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rriẹrriẹ̀ [ ` `][ryɛ̀ryɛ̀] {SS::} adv. (of colour): pale:
Ọ baa rriẹrriẹ “It is pale red (i.e.
pink)”^^
; 2. (of temp.) mild, lukewarm:
Ọ tọn rriẹrriẹ “It is mildly hot:
it is lukewarm.”
(also rẹghẹrẹghẹ).

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rrii [ `'][rĩ̀ĩ́] {SS::} vb. to keep domestic animals
(not as pets, but as livestock):
rrii ẹwẹ
“She keeps goats.”

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rrilo [ ` '][rìló] {SM::} vb. 1. the plural or reitera-
tive sense of rri 1. and 2.: Ọ rrilo iran
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mu erhan “He tied them to trees.”
Ọ ya owẹ rrilo mwẹn ukpọn “She
trampled over my clothes.”
; 2. to
massage: Ọ ya amerhẹn rrilo ẹre egbe
“She massaged his body with hot
water.”

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rriokodẹ [ ` ' `][ryòkódɛ̀] {SS::} vb. (< re2 ― okodẹ)
“to acquire what one was entrusted
with” ― to embezzle.

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rriosa [ ` '][ryòsá] {SS::} vb. (< re3 ― osa) “to
incur debt”: to be in debt; to owe
(usually money): Ọ rri Ozo osa
“She owes Ozo money.”

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rriovan [ ` '][ryòvã́] {SS::} vb. (< re2 ― ovan)
“to acquire a nickname” ― to bear
as a nickname: Ọ ya Ọsa rriovan
“He has “Ọsa” as a nickname.”

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rrioya [ ' `][ryóyà] {SS::} vb. (< re3 ― oya) “to
incur insult”: to suffer.

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rriukhu [ ` '][ryùxú] {SS::} vb. (< re2 ― ukhu)
“to acquire inheritance” ― to inherit.

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rroo1 [ `'][ròó] {SS::} vb. to process by heating
(e.g. of pepper or okro).

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rroo2 [ `'][ròó] {SS::} vb. to be strong and in-
delicate (e.g. of pottery).
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rrọ́ọ [ '`][rɔ́ɔ̀] {SS::} vb. to exist; to be: Igho
ye rrọọ
“Money still exists: There
is still money”
; Emwan eso rrọọ ne
ẹi gua tie ebe
“There are some
people who cannot read.”

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rrọ̀ọ1 [ `'][rɔ̀ɔ́] {SM::} vb. 1. to endure; to bear:
Egbe mwẹn i-rrọọ ẹmwẹn ọnrẹn
“My body cannot endure his matter
i.e. I am not able to undertake re-
sponsibility for him”
; 2. to accom-
modate; to have capacity for (in
terms of volume): Ọgọ na i-rrọọ
ehia
“This bottle cannot accom-
modate all”
(also gua).

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rrọọ2 [ `'][rɔ̀ɔ́] {SM::} vb. 1. to stir, to turn over
(e.g. of soup) Rrọọ uwọnmwẹn nii
ne ẹi ghẹ giẹn
“Stir that soup so
it may not burn.”

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rrua [ `'][rùá] {SM::} vb. 1. to push; to shove:
rrua mwẹn gbotọ
“He pushed me
down.”
; 2. (usually of limps) to
bump; to knock (against something):
Ọ rrua owẹ “He bumped his foot.”

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rruan [ `'][rũ̀ã́] {SS::} vb. to afflict: Ẹbe rruan
rẹn
“Adversity has afflicted him.”

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rruọrruọ [ ` '][rwɔ̀rwɔ́] {SS::} vb. to talk in
coherently; to babble.

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