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mbe n tree species bearing a seasonal fruit which the toucan uses to feed its nesting female, the green meat of the fruit is lightly boiled and eaten, the sap is used as a torch. aina ya mti hutoa mbegu huitwa bumbuli arbre dont le calao utilise la fruit pour nourrir sa femelle
mbeeki (inf. var. babéeki) n believer mwamini fidèle Babeeki ndea Abhabhisa báɔbhɛda ekuma ndɛakɛ na bukpɛkpɛ. The faithful of God do his work with gusto.
mbeka n pot chungu grande marmite Mbeka ndea batatasu dánde mbeka-toko. The casseroles of our ancestors were earthen vessels.
mbeka-toko n earthen pot sufuria ya udongo cassérole en argile
mbembee n emisary of a chief, bodyguard mjumbi, kundi la askari walindao mfalme au mtu mwenye cheo kikubwa émissaire du chef, garde corps Mɔkɔta aotamba na bambembee ndɛakɛ. The chief walks with his bodyguards.
mbenga n brook for ritual washing fasi ya kusafisha ndani ya ibada ruisseau de lavement rituel
mbengɔ n groan
mbengu n horn baragumu corne Esa á bhika á muna-Mokonga, bamalaika ndeakɛ básuaeka mbengu. The day of the coming of the son of the Lord, his angels will blow horns.
mbenɔ llcr: ntanda. n time wakati temps Mbenɔ á mosa, baniki dábakaoboea masii. In other times, children did not smoke pot.
mbenɔ nde phrasal adv when wakati quand
mbenɔ ndɔ phrasal adv then wakati quand, à ce temps là
mbɛa n lie, fib uwongo menterie Ande mbɛa akɛ. She/He lied.
mbɛa-mbɛa n fruit given to children in order hasten their beginning to speak matunda wanaomupa watoto kwa kuwafunza kusema fruit donné aux enfants pour les apprendre à parler
mbɛngɛ (inf. var. babɛngɛ́) n spear, sword kisu cha mme épée
mbɛnjɛ n baby, young child mtoto mchanga bébé Mbɛnjɛ nnakuubha bojede á ka mokonda. A baby does not know the evil of the world.
mbɛnjɛkisa v behave in an infantile manner
mbhobho (inf. var. babhobho) llcr: kauma; llcr: bhobhoka. n fool mjinga fou Nende mbhobho ka nyɔngɔ ndɔ. I plead ignorance of that matter.
mbi n species of tree aina ya miti sorte d'arbre Mbi ande bea ngbɛga á bame. The mbi is a sort of old man of trees. pachyclasma tessmanii
mbia n oil palm tree ngazi palmier Bake báɔɔmba tongo na gamba á mbia. The women prepare sombe with palm oil.
mbiɛ₁ n species of bird aina ya ndege sorte d'oiseau Mbiɛ aɔ́ɔphana badhakɛ bambaú k'euga. The mbiɛ calls his feathered friends to the ceremony.
mbiɛ₂ n he who kills the mbáú mtu anayeua mbáú celui qui tue le mbáú Esa á dhua a ganja, mbiɛ aotuma mbau. The day of coming out from circumcision the mbiô kills the tree of circumcision, the mbau.
mbiɛ₃ n red-backed flying squirrel aina ya kindi sorte d'écureuil Anomalurus erythronotus
mbiika n stranger
mbimba llcr: ɛgɔgɔ; llcr: esa; llcr: mɔkɛsuɛ. adv morning asubuhi matin Mbua atɔɔki ka mbimba nde. Rain fell this morning. llcr: ɔgɔgɔ.
mbimbiko adv as much as autant