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masa n bush growing along a road aina ya jani hutumia kukaa pembeni ya njia sorte d'herbe qui pousse le long de la route
masamba n ceremonial collar ukosi wa kumbi collier de maîtres de la circoncision Bamɛna-ganja báoyamba masamba ndeabɔ. The circumcision masters carry a ceremonial collar.
maseye n joy, festival furaha, sikuku joie, fête Maseye ndea ka nji así. The joy in this village ended. llcr: ɛkɛka.
masɛmbɛ n ceremonial vest worn by the newly circumcized who have healed fulana ambayo mwanamume aliyetahiriwa anavaa bavette de la circoncision Baganja báɔbɔɛa masɛmbɛ ka kingo. The newly circumcised ties a vest tied around the neck.
masii llcr: boita. n marijuana bangi chanvre Masii aopha yaa. Marijuana gives foolishness.
masɔ n spring of a trap tambo ya mitego ressort d'un piège
masua n sauce mchuzi sauce Masua á kɔkɔ ande anja phɛlɛ. Chicken sauce is very good.
matanda n hail matanda grêle Matanda nnakogua ka mbua bhubhui. Hail does not fall every rainfall.
matindii n elephant hoof kanyagio ya tembo talon d'un éléphant
matu n era, time wakati époque
mba 1n bad luck bahati baya malchance 2conj by bad luck kwa bahati baya par malchance
mbaga n two sticks that one inserts into a tree trunk in order to fell the tree, wedge miti miwili wanachomeka kwa muti kuweza mutu kwa simama juu yake kwa kukata muti deux búchons qu'on enfonce dans un tronc d'un arbre pour l'abattre
mbakɔ n woman's planting knife kisu cha wake couteau à planter des femmes Bake báotena mponga na baniki á mbakɔ. Women cut rice with a small knife. llcr: nkoso.
mbala n ivory bracelet worn by a dignitary kikuku cha mzee bracelet chefal Bamɛna-ganja báoyamba mbala ka ganja. The circumcision masters wear a bracelet of office on their arms.
mbamba llcr: mphɔphɔ. n side, aside pembeni còté Mbenɔ nde netúɔnyɛnya k'aphe, nɛtɔɔki yɔnga á bakpa á mbamba. When I was passing on the route, I heard the speaking of people on either side. llcr: nkpangba.
mbanda n species of tree aina ya miti sorte d'arbre Mbanda ande moamɛ á bame. The mbanda is the king of trees.
mbanga n ring pete bague
mbangɔ adv fast, quickly mbio vite Bánakobea nyɔngɔ mbangɔ. One does not resolve a problem too quickly.
mbangɔ-mbangɔ adv hurry, hurry! mbio mbio! vite vite!
mbanje n fiancé
mbapha n armpit
mbata n three legged stool, generic chair kijiti, kiti cho chote tabouret, chaise générique Mbenɔ á eaga, béoika ka mbata. When eating, we sit on a chair.
mbata-sekɔ n hardwood species aina ya mti wa nguvu sorte d'arbre dur
mbau₁ n small animal mnyama mdogo petit animal llcr: nyama.
mbau₂ llcr: atilima. n 1tree species lumbalu sorte d'arbre Mbáú ande me á ganja. Mbáú is a tree of circumcision. Macrolobium dewevrei 2man who has had offspring mume aliyezaa homme qui a engendré 3one of the circumcision rites ibada moja ya kumbi un des rites de la circoncision