wa [ `][wà] {SS::} pron. a form of the 2nd pers.
pl. pron.: you.: Wa ghẹ gui “You
(pl.) don’t be angry: Don’t be angry.”

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waa1 [ `'][wàá] {SM::} vb. 1. to lay out; to
display; to spread out: Ọ waa emwin
ne ọ khiẹn ye atẹtẹ
“She displayed
what she was selling on a straw tray.”
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2. to divide into parts or groups:
waa iran ye ihi-eha
“She divided
them into three parts.”

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waa2 [ `'][wàá] {SS::} vb. to castrate (e.g. goat
or dog).

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waa3 [ `'][wàá] {SS::} vb. (in wabọ) “to ex-
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terminate” (the branches or offspring):
A wabọ ọre “His lineage has been
exterminated.”
A gha wabuaa (a
common curse) “May your lineage
be exterminated.”

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waan1 [ `'][wã̀ã́] {SM::} vb. 1. to grow up; to
mature: Ọ ma he waan “She is
not yet matured.”

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waan2 [ `'][wã̀ã́] {SS::} vb. to be wise; to be
intelligent: Ọvbokhan na waan gbe
“This child is very intelligent.”

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waan3 [ `'][wã̀ã́] {SS::} vb. (of the day) to dawn;
to grow light: Ẹdẹ waan nẹ “The
day has dawned.”

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wagha [ ` '][wàɣá] {SS::} vb. to disintegrate; to
crumble: Ukpudu umwẹn ne ọ mu
mwẹn wagha ye ọre obọ
“The
lump of salt that she was holding
has crumbled in her hands.”

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waghawagha [ ` ` ` `][wàɣàwàɣà] {SS::} adj. crumbly.

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wanmẹ [ ' `][w̃ã́mɛ̃̀] {SS::} vb. (< wọn ― amẹ)
to drink water.

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wannawanna [ ` ` ` `][w̃ã̀nã̀wã̀nã̀] {SS::} adj.; adv.
describes anything with a sheen;
flashy: Ọ fi wannawanna “It is
shining brightly”
. Ọ ye wannawanna
“It is flashy”
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wanniẹ [ ` '][w̃ã̀nỹɛ̃́] {SM::} vb. 1. to respond; to
reply.; 2. to argue with: Ohan i gi
a wanniẹ ọnrẹn ẹmwẹn
“One does
not argue with him for fear.”

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wannọ [ ` '][w̃ã̀nɔ̃́] {SS::} vb. to isolate; to se-
parate: Ọ wannọ iran “He separated
them.”

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wanwan [ ' `][w̃ã́w̃ã̀] {SS::} adv. right now (cf.
wanwanna).

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wanwanna [ ' ' '][w̃ã́w̃ã́nã́] {SS::} adv. just now;
right now: Wanwanna ọ kpaọ “He
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left only just now.” (also wanwan).

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wanwanwan [ ` ` `][w̃ã̀w̃ã̀w̃ã̀] {SS::} adj.; adv. cf.
wannawanna.

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we [ '][wé] {SS::} vb. to order (something); to
send for something from the market:
Ọ we mwẹn izẹ “She ordered for
rice through me.”

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wee1 [ `'][wèé] {SM::} vb. 1. to open by lifting
the lid; to uncover: Ọ wee ọkpan
ne ọ ghe emwin ne ọ rọọ
“He
opened the dish to see what is in it.”
;
2. (of hat) to lift off (from the head);
3. (of book) to open.

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wee2 [ `'][wèé] {SM::} vb. 1. (of a crowd) to
shout in applause; to shout in unison.;
2. to shout upon in contempt (e.g.
a thief or criminal); to boo at: Iran
gha wee oyi nii khian
“They are
booing the thief along.”

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wegbe [ ` '][wègbé] {SS::} vb. to be strong; to
be energetic.

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werriegbe [ ` ` '][wèriègbé] {SS::} vb. to turn back;
to go back; to return: Ọ werriegbe
gha rrie ẹvbo ẹre
“He went back
to his country”
; (with another verb
in a serial construction, it usually
has the adverbial meaning of “again”).

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werriẹ [ ` '][wèriɛ́] {SS::} vb. to roll; to turn over:
Ọ werriẹ fi uvun “He rolled into
a hole.”

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wẹẹ [ '`][wɛ́ɛ̀] {SS::} vb. to say (usually doesn’t
require a complementizer): ọ wẹẹ ọ
foo nẹ
“He said (that) it is finished.”

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wẹiwẹi [ ' ' ][wɛ́iwɛ́i] {SS::} adv.; adj. 1. (of a
walk): briskly; with agility; 2. de-
scribes tiny or under-sized objects.

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wẹnrẹn [ ` '][w̃ɛ̃̀ɽ̃ɛ̃́] {SS::} vb. thin, narrow, lean.

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wẹro [ ' `][wɛ́ɽò] {SS::} vb. to be resourceful;
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sensible.

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wẹwẹ [ ` '][wɛ̀wɛ́] {SS::} vb. to drizzle.

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wẹwẹrhẹ [ ' ' '][wɛ́wɛ́řɛ́] {SS::} adj. wide and
shallow.

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wẹwẹwẹ [ ' ' '][wɛ́wɛ́wɛ́] {SS::} adj. (of speech or
talk) whispered; ọta-wẹwẹwẹ
“gossip.”

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wia [ `'][wìá] {SS::} vb. to smell: ehe hia wia
“Everywhere is smelling.”

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wie [ `'][wìé] {SS::} vb. to collapse; to fall in a
heap: Ekẹn wie rhu iran “The
wall collapsed on them.”

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wiẹn [ '][w̃ỹɛ̃́] {SM::} vb. 1. to wear out some-
thing (to use roughly); 2. to be worn
(e.g. from friction, or from being
rubbed against something else); 3.
to be rumpled: Ukpọn mwẹn hia
wiẹnrẹn vbe ẹkpẹtin
“All my clothes
are rumpled in the box.”

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wii [ `'][wìí] {SS::} vb. to get lost; to be missing:
Igho mwẹn wiiri “My money is
missing.”

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wika [ ' `][wíkà] {SM::} vb. 1. to struggle along;
to make a great effort: Ọ wika lele
iran
“He struggled to keep up
with them.”
; 2. to be hardened; to
be tough: Ọ wika gbe “He is very
tough.”

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winhin [ ` '][w̃ĩ̀hĩ́] {SS::} vb. to scent; to give off
a pleasant smell (e.g. of food). Uwọn-
mwẹn ne ọ le wa winhin sẹ ediran

“The soup she is cooking has scented
this far.”

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winna [ ` '][w̃ĩ̀nã́] {SS::} vb. to work; to labour:
Ọ winna gbe “He works very hard.”

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wio [ `'][wìó] {SM::} vb. 1. to slip out (e.g. of
beads on a string); to drop from
a string: Emiegbe mwẹn wioro “My
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beads have dropped from the string.”
(also used of things tied together.)

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wiolo [ ` '][wyòló] {SS::} vb. pl. or iter. sense of
wio: Owẹe hia wioloo kua vbe irri
“All the broomsticks have slipped
off from the rope.”

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wo [ '][wó] {SM::} vb. 1. to be strong; to be
tough: Erhan na ma wo “This wood
is not strong”
; 2. to be difficult;
to be hard: Iwinna na ghá wo “This
work will be hard.”
; 3. (of certain
fruit, e.g. plantain, coconut) to be
mature; to be ready to pick: Ọghẹdẹ
na ghá kpẹe ọ ke wo
“This plantain
will take a while to become mature.”

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wogho [ ` '][wòɣó] {SS::} vb. (of a crowd) to
make noise ― “Iran gha wogho yọ
mwan ehọ”^^
“They are making noise
in one’s ears.”

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wooo [ ```][wòòò] {SM::} adv. 1. describes a con-
tinuous dull but intense (e.g. from
pepper) pain ― Ọ balọ wooo “It
hurts persistently”
; 2. describes
the glow of red-hot logs: Ọ baa wooo
“It glows warmly.”

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worua [ ` `'][wòɽùá] {SS::} vb. to become cool; to
cool down. (cf. furre).

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wowowo [ ` ` `][wòwòwò] {SS::} adv. describes 1.
brightly-burning fire; or 2. the taste
of a peppery-hot soup. (cf. wooo).

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wọn [ '][wɔ̃́] {SS::} vb. to drink: Ọ wọn
ukhunmwun
“He drank medicine.”
(cf. wanmẹ).

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wọnwọnwọn [ ` ` `][w̃ɔ̃̀w̃ɔ̃̀w̃ɔ̃̀] {SS::} adv.; adj. de-
scribes a greasy look.

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wọọ [ `'][wɔ̀ɔ́] {SS::} vb. to tire, to be fatigued;
Egbe wọọ mwẹn “Body has fatigued
me: I am tired.”

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wọọrọ [ `` `][wɔ̀ɔ̀ɽɔ̀] {SS::} adj.; vb. long; extend-
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ed; tall.

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wu [ '][wú] {SM::} vb. 1. to die: Amwẹn ọnrẹn
wuru
“His wife died.”; 2. to break
(e.g. of glass, china, mirror, bottle,
etc.) Ọgọ-amẹ wuru “The water-
bottle broke.”

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wua [ `'][wùá] {SS::} vb. to forbid; to be
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tabooed. Ma wua egilẹ “We forbid
(the eating of) snails.”

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wulo [ ` '][wùló] {SS::} vb. pl. and iter. sense of
wu: Iran hia wulo “They all died.”

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wuo [ `'][wùó] {SS::} vb. to rub on: Ọ ya ori
wuo egbe
“She rubbed her body
with cream.”

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