va1 [ '][vá] {SM::} vb. 1. (of animal) to dissect;
to cut up; 2. to break into parts
along natural lines of partitioning
(e.g. the parts of a kola-nut): Va
ẹvbẹe na ne a rriọe
“Break this
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kola that we may eat it”; 3. (of
plantain) to peel; to split and remove
the peel: Ọ va ọghẹdẹ ye erhẹn:
“She peeled a plantain (and put it)
in the fire (to roast).”

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va2 [ '][vá] {SS::} vb. (of sickness): to be af-
flicted by illness (usually has “uhun-
mwun” as its subject): Uhunmwun
va mwẹn
“I am sick; I am not
well.”

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vaa [ `'][vàá] {SS::} vb. to split into two parts
(they need not be equal). to break
or crack: Ọ ya erhan vaa re uhunmwun
“He broke her head with a stick.”

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vaan [ `'][vã̀ã́] {SS::} vb. to call at a place, (by
way of digression from the main
destination); to make a side-call at
a place. Ọ vaan owa mwẹn vbe ọ ke
ẹki dee
“She called at my house
on her way from the market.”

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van [ '][vã́] {SS::} vb. to shout: Ọ van mu iran
“He shouted on them.”

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vabọ [ ` '][vàbɔ́] {SM::} vb. 1. to branch off; to
develop a branch: Erhan na vabọ
gbaa ehe hia
“This tree has branched
all over.”
; 2. to depart from a main
track; to digress; to change course.
(cf. vaan).

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vanbọ [ ` '][vã̀bɔ́] {SM::} vb. 1. to cease (from
doing something); to desist; to stop:
Ọ vanbọ vbe ayọn ne a da “He
has stopped drinking alcohol.”

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ve [ '][vé] {SS::} vb. to price something; to
bargain for: Ei gua ve emwin “He
does not know how to bargain for
something.”

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vẹ1 [ '][vɛ́] {SS::} vb. (of a secret; scheme) to
become exposed; to come to the open:
Ero ne iran ru vẹe gbe iran “The
trick or secret scheme that they
made got exposed on them.”
; 2. to
expose: Gha vẹe ero na? “Who
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vẹ2 [ '][vɛ́] {SM::} vb. 1. (of a sore) to deteriorate;
to break out: Ghẹ gi ẹtẹ na vẹ sẹ ọna
“Don’t let this sore deteriorate more
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than this.”; 2. to disperse (of a crowd)
Iran vẹe kpaọ “They all dis-
persed.”
; 3. to spill, to pour out:
Igarri vẹe kua vbe ẹbo “The garri
poured out of the sack.”

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vẹẹ [ `'][vɛ̀ɛ́] {SS::} vb. to disperse a crowd; to
chase away a large group of people
or animals in different directions:
Ọ vẹẹ avbe ẹwe nii kua “He chased
away the goats in different directions.”

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vẹn1 [ '][vɛ̃́] {SS::} vb. to wrestle.

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vẹn2 [ '][vɛ̃́] {SM::} vb. 1. (of a fire) to catch;
to break into flames: Hie erhẹn na
ne ọ vẹn
“Blow this fire so that
it may catch.”
; 2. to spark off; to
erupt; to break out: Ẹzọ vẹn ne iran
vbe odọ
“A quarrel has broken out
among them over there.”

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vẹn3 [ '][vɛ̃́] {SS::} vb. to swear (usually by
something deemed powerful or potent,
such as God or a special deity, etc.).

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vian [ `'][vĩ̀ã́] {SS::} vb. to grumble; to complain
(about misfortune or lacks.).

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viẹ [ '][vyɛ́] {SM::} vb. 1. to cry; to weep.; 2.
to crow (of a rooster).

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viẹn [ '][vỹɛ̃́] {SM::} vb. 1. to ripen (used mainly
of palm fruits); 2. (of eyes) to wear
a look expressive of a longing for,
(a strong desire for): Aro ẹre viẹn ye
ọmwẹn evbare
“His eyes are set
on my food: He longs for my food.”

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viẹnviẹnrẹnviẹn [ ' ' ' '][vyɛ̃́vyɛ̃́ɽɛ̃́vyɛ̃́] {SS::} adj.;
adv.
describes something extremely
small.

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vin1 [ '][vĩ́] {SS::} vb. to dart; to start very
rapidly in some direction: Ọ vin gberra
mwẹn
“He darted past me.”; 2. vin
rraa
“to jump over.”

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vin2 [ '][vĩ́] {SS::} vb. to cut with a sharp object
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(e.g. in vaccination); 2. to mark
(something): Ọ vin emwin ye egbeken
“He marked something on the
wall.”

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vinhẹn [ ` '][vĩ̀hɛ̃́] {SS::} vb. (< vẹn ― ihẹn) “to
swear an oath”: to swear (cf. vẹn3).

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vinnọ [ ` '][vĩ̀nɔ̃́] {SS::} vb. pl. and iter. sense
of vin 1 and 2.: 1. Iran vinno kua
“They darted away”
; 2. Ọ ya abẹe
vinnọ ọnrẹn uhunmwun
“He used
a pen-knife to cut marks on his head.”

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viọ [ `'][vìɔ́] {SM::} vb. 1. pl. sense of rhie (i.e.
implies that many objects (people
or things) are taken; or that many
people are performing the taking;
or both.): Iran viọ iran kpaọ “He
took them away”
; Iran viọ eso kpaọ
“They took some away.”
etc.

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vo [ '][vó] {SS::} vb. (of yams) to rot internal-
ly (usually from excessive heat):
Iyan na ne u dẹ rre voo “This
yam that you bought home has
rotted.”
Ghẹ gie iyan na vo “Don’t
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vu [ '][vú] {SM::} vb. 1. to root out; to dig up:
Ọ vu inian erhan nii hin otọe rre
“He dug up the roots of that tree
out of the ground.”

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vulo [ ` '][vùló] {SS::} vb. pl. and iter. sense of
vu: Iran vulo igari ke ugbo rre
“They dug up some garri roots from
the farm.”

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vuan [ `'][vũ̀ã́] {SS::} vb. to slip and fall from
a height: Ọ vuan vbe aga “He slipped
and fell from the chair.”

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vuọn1 [ '][vw̃ɔ̃́] {SS::} vb. to be full ― “Akhe
na vuọẹn ne amẹ”^^
“This pot is full
of water.”

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vùọn2 [ '][vw̃ɔ̃́] {SS::} vb. to fill ― Ọ sa amẹ
vuọn akhe
“He fetched water to
fill the pot.”

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vuuun [ '''][vṹṹṹ] {SS::} adv.; adj. describes
something very deep.

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