personal objects: to wash with |
charms, in order to transfer their
strength to the person washed.
It can also be used for “wash-
ing hunters’ dogs with charms,”
but “to wash things with charms”+
is rhua [ / ]. (3) to cure by
washing (a wound); cf. ukp-akɔ̃
[ ˥ ˥ ˩ ].
kpe [ ˥ ] fũ [ ˥ ] to die out; ɛʋo ni
hɛko kpe fũ [ ˩ / / ˩ / ˥ ˥ ] that
town is gradually dying out.
kpe 1 [ / ] to play an instru-
ment. kp-akpata [ / ˥ ˥ ] to play
the akpata [ ˥ ˥ ˥ ] harp, or, a
European guitar. kp-ema [ / ˩ ]
to play a drum. kp-obɔ [ ˩ ˥ ] to
clap hands; to applaude. kp-
orhu [ ˩ ˥ ] to blow a horn or
akɔ̃hɛ̃ [ ˩ ˩ \ ]; cf. orhu [ ˩ ˥ ].
kp-orhu [ / ˩ ] (a) to shout in
falsetto voice, ii, or, uu, in order
to call one another at a distance,
as done by hunters, trappers, or
farmers when they have lost
their way; (b) to shout words at
a great distance, as e.g. done by
public criers; (c) to preach; cf.
urhu [ ˩ ˩ ]. kp-oxa [ ˩ ˥ ] to call
antelopes, birds, or squirrels,
with the help of leaves, or
through the nose, as hunters do.
kp-oxa [ / ˩ ] to play the oxa [ ˩ ˩ ]
drum; cf. kpei [ / ].
kpe 2 [ / ] to blame, reproach in
public; ɣɛɣikpe ʋ̃ɛ [ ˥ ˩ ˩ \ ] don’t
reproach me in public! cf.
kpei [ / ], kpe 1 [ / ].
kpe [ / ] ɣe [ / ] to flock round
kpei [ / ] to shout; ɔkpei t-iɽ̃ã
(tie [ / ]) [ ˩ / ˦ ˩ ] he is shouting
for them; cf. kpe 1 and 2 [ / ].
(e)kpekukpeku [ ˥ ˥ ˥ ˥ ] a kind of
seed, used as rat poison.
kp-ema [ / ˩ ]; cf. kpe 1 [ / ].