Verbs

Bukusu Verb List

Bukusu verbs ordered by stem.

  • xuu-a -- give out; leave off; get finished;end; cease ; stop; stand still; decline
  • xuu-a -- to give; offer
  • xu-xw-aa -- reap (corn); pluck; pick (fruit; vegetables)
  • xuu-aa; aana; anwa -- give alms; tip
  • xu- xw-aaka -- dig land; to hoe
  • xu-xw-aakaanana -- meet; go out to meet; collect a p.
  • xuu-aana -- pass s.th. to a p. (give e.o.); to lend
  • xu-xw-aana -- give to e.o.; offer e.o.; rewardv.; show beneficience in marriage
  • xu-xw-aana -- weep (w. voice); cry; wail; keep on crying(as baby or goat); miaul; squeak; scream (w. terror or sorrow).
  • xu-xw-aara -- (possib.=ALA; scrape; shave etc.); peel (withknife).
  • xuu-aas(i) -- (stem AASI; below); skin
  • xuu-aasa; elesya; ana -- give
  • xuu-abaaba(ka) -- grope
  • xu- xw-abalila -- clasp (to breast); carry (child at side)
  • xuu-abixa -- put on load (on head); crown; clothe and decorate circumcision boys or brides.
  • xu-xw-abula -- to split; divide
  • xu-xw-abulamo -- halve
  • xuu-acilisya -- to convince sb. to do sth. ; to urge; to goad
  • xu- xw-afula -- crawl (also of small children); creep (e.g.ants)
  • xu-xw-ailisya -- care (good care)
  • xuu-aka -- to be too big to fit
  • xu-xw-akaanila -- (see AKANA?)
  • xu-xw-akaanila -- sing chorus (see prec.).
  • xu-xw-akaanila (-akanisya) -- to attend; to serve. to receive (a visitor)(also said of pregnant women); welcome
  • xu-xw-akaanisya -- deliver; hand over.
  • xuu-akala -- file (with a file); sharpen; grind (knife;usu. on stone)
  • xu-xw-akala -- to itch ; to scratch; scrape; grate
  • xu-xw-akama -- cease; come to an end; stop; stop short at;reach the limit of (all ).
  • xu-xw-akama-yo -- be last; to remain (there)
  • xu-xw-akamisya; (akam¯a) -- (see AKAMA) cease; end; leave; limit; stop(all ); avoid doing (akam¯a; cause to cease; etc.)
  • xuu-akana -- be equal; the same
  • xuu-akana -- to be equal
  • akana (? prob.= akanila) -- receive;conceive; become pregnant
  • xuu-akasya -- (conn.w. XANGU-; ANGU-); go quickly; hurry; do quickly ; quick! .
  • xu-xw-akila -- to weed
  • xu-xw-akilisa -- force
  • xu-xw-akixa -- force
  • ala -- thumb
  • xu- xw-ala -- spread (cloth or sheet); abound
  • xu- xw-alaama -- creep (e.g. plants; snail)
  • xuu-alaca -- sob
  • xuu-alala -- to become rough
  • xu- xw-alisya -- cause to spread; (of a p.) cause to lie down (cf. -ALA spread)
  • xuu-alixa -- to cook
  • xu- xw-alula -- hatch (eggs); remove (take out to airterminate mourning) (cf. -ALA spread)
  • xu-xw-ama -- bear fruit; become plentiful .
  • xu-xw-ama -- come from
  • xu-xw-ama -- (prep.) from ; since.
  • xuu-amba amba -- soil; make dirty by handling;tamper with
  • xuu-amba mu-mbala -- determine; be determined (lit. to feel; touch inside the scar)
  • xuu-ambana -- cooperate; unite
  • xu-xw-ambulisya -- doubt
  • xu-xw-ambusya -- carry across.
  • xu-xw-ambuxa -- go across (e.g.; a river or swamp); cross over
  • xuu-ambwa ne bu-lwale -- (cf. AMBA); to catch a disease
  • ami -- become chief (Sw. TUTUKA; become glorious;-exalted ?)
  • xu- xw-amiisya -- obtain; be given
  • xu-xw-ana -- cry (baby; young goat); yelp; squeak;yell continuously
  • xu-xw-ana -- to bear fruit
  • anda -- also: find difficult; be troubled; have trouble.
  • anda -- become hard; harden ; become tough; stiffen (arms; legs); freeze (become wet and cold; of p.); become difficult;recover strength ; be/ stand firm; be steadfast; refuse
  • xuu-anda -- get stuck (e.g. car in mud; cork in bottle; etc.)
  • xuu-andalala -- be bold; to harden; be brave; stand firm
  • xu-xw-andalasya -- (causative of ANDALALA) stiffen ; encourage be determined ; insist ; be sure .
  • xu- xw-andalisyana -- quarrel furiously CHECK
  • xu- xw-andaluxa -- quarrel furiously CHECK
  • andu -- scrape out
  • xuu-anga -- (mwiiangilwe : noon; at noon (12-2p.m.);
  • xuu-anga -- to die in mass
  • xuu-angala -- to mature
  • xu-xw-angala; xuu- nyoola -- glean; sort out; find somebody's lost possession
  • angu -- be light (not heavy))
  • xuu--angu -- (Cf. XANGU; BWANGU; SYSIANGU; KUMUUSI)
  • xu-xw-anixa -- swarm (cf. ANIXILA).
  • xu-xw-anixa; anixila -- expose; hang in the sun; spread out in sun to air; air (clothes)
  • xu- xw-anja -- lead into trouble
  • xu-xw-anjulula -- spread (books on table; coffee beans to dry); multiply (have many children).
  • xuu-anula -- to buy (off the shelf; as is)
  • xuu-anuxa -- fall (from high).
  • xuu-anya -- (cf. ANYA; pile up); pour out (and away); throwaway (liquid); throw up (e. g. earth; like a dog)
  • xuu-anya -- splash away; throw away (of water or sand )
  • xuu-anyuxa -- (pass. of ANYA); spill ; be spilled.
  • xu- xw-ara -- break ; cleave; cut open; split
  • xuu-arakara -- scrape off
  • xu-xw-arura -- maul
  • xu-xw-asaaka -- split; cut and chop firewood.
  • xu-xw-asama -- open one's mouth
  • xu- xw-asimula -- sneeze
  • xuu-ata -- break through (and out)
  • xu-xw-atixa -- be breakable; break sth.; be cracked
  • xu-xw-atixa -- emigrate; be evacuated; flee
  • xu-xw-aula -- separate; get dowry
  • xuu-axa -- smear ; rub (e.g. oil on body); paint (smear orcover with paint or mud); wash and oil a girl before marriage
  • xuu-aya -- drive (in hunting); hunt by surrounding and driving into a trap
  • xu-xw-aya -- to graze; to herd.
  • aya ? -- be careful; be accurate (in work)
  • xuu-ayilila -- go quickly; hurry; to be late; be delayed
  • xu-xw-ayilisya -- look after; take care of repeatedly (animal;child; thing)
  • xu-xw-ayisya -- (to cause to) herd ; graze
  • xuu-ba -- become
  • xuu-ba -- (tenses LI; BEELE); be
  • xu-xw-ba --
  • xuu-ba(a) ka -- flay ; strip off (skin).
  • xuu-baaka -- to skin
  • xu- xw- baasilya -- (cf. BA(A)SYA); suspect
  • xuu-bala -- count
  • xuu-balakala -- dry (with a cloth)
  • xuu-balayisya -- broaden; widen (e.g. road); enlarge (pot in mounding); extend (enclosure; house)
  • xuu-balila-xo(.o/mo) -- include.
  • xuu-balilila -- calculate.
  • xuu-balula -- peel ; shell (nuts; beans from pod etc.);strip (maize; grains)
  • xuu-bamba -- expand; crucify
  • xuu-bambula -- open (book) (cf. xuu-simbula; xuu-bimbula)
  • xuu-bambulula -- expand ; open (book; roll of cloth);leave open; spread (cloth or sheet); unfold; unroll (mat).
  • xuu-bambuxa (-bambula) -- get blistered; get peeled off
  • xuu-banja -- demand
  • xuu-banula -- put on armour.
  • xuu-basa -- bloom ; blossom ; flower ; bud
  • xuu-basa -- hammer on ; forge (smith); gibe (at); jest
  • xuu-basana -- (cf. BASA ); spit in hands when starting a fight; intertwine
  • xuu-basula -- to split
  • xuu-basuxa -- get blistered (cf. BASA)
  • xuu-batisya -- baptize; christen v.
  • xuu-baya -- tame; move about; walk about; play
  • xuu-bea -- cheat; deceive; lie; tell a lie
  • xuu-beeca -- carve out (e.g. stool from log); carpenter
  • xuu-beeca -- sympathize
  • xuu-beecakala -- belch
  • xuu-beecuxa; mesuxa -- -BEECULA; chip
  • xuu-beela -- accomodate; favour; aid ; help; assist ; absolve (grievous offense) pardon; absolve; acquit; forgive; pardon; excuse
  • xuu-beela -- due to...
  • xuu-beka -- cut hair; shear; shave (beard; head); smooth (with spatula);
  • xuu-beleesya -- (< -LEASA); disturb; annoy.
  • xuu-belekea -- be cunning
  • xuu-belelela -- become continuous
  • xuu-bera -- mow; cut down
  • xuu-besema -- be brown; be red (crimson; scarlet).
  • xuu-besemaka -- (BESEMAXA? cf. prec.) ; be pale; lookpale.
  • xuu-beya -- marry
  • xuu-biila -- > BIILA ; dislike; hate; abhor; treat harshly (cf. xuu-xila; 'treat')
  • xuu-biita -- bless; advise
  • xuu-biixa -- keep
  • xuu-bikiya -- be restless; wander (as a hen does when it wants to lay an egg)
  • xuu-bila -- get warm; become sharp (knife; i.e. hot fromgrinding) boil
  • xuu-bilila -- forget; neglect . Also BILILA
  • xuu-bilisya; bisya -- sharpen (on stone;make very sharp and hot)
  • xuu-bimba -- bulge ; be enlarged; swell up
  • xuu-bimba -- (prob. = BIMBA); cover (child asleep; anthills toget ants etc.); cover up
  • xuu-bimbula -- (cf. xuu-bimba; xuu-simbula; xuu-bambula); open (eyes; for 1st time; like pup); open (book)
  • xuu-bina -- prowl
  • xuu-binda -- make a thudding sound;
  • bira -- to undergo
  • xuu-bira -- to pass
  • xuu-birana -- to disagree; to make a cross (w/ both arms)
  • xuu-birang'ana -- send from one place to another (invain).
  • xuu-birang'ana -- to criss-cross
  • xuu-birila; birira -- go past ; pass (by)
  • xuu-birilila -- exaggerate; be/do too much; exceed;become superfluous; be (the) most; surpass; treat harshly ; hate; oppress; exceed
  • xuu-bisya -- winnow (separate seed from chaff)
  • xuu-bixa -- keep
  • xuu-biya -- wash baby's bottom and put on clean napkin
  • xuu-biyisya (-bi.isya) -- blame; criticize
  • xuu-boelela -- (cf. xuu-boa); twist; tie repeatedly
  • xuu-boka-boka -- walk dizzily
  • xuu-bola -- decay ; rot
  • xuu-bomba -- decrease ; become scarce; fall short; become thin scarcity
  • xuu-bombesya -- cf. BOMBA); decrease; diminish;reduce; deduct t.)
  • xuu-bona -- see; look at; feel; taste; find
  • xuu-bona -- show ; point out
  • xuu-bonesya -- (cf. BONA); display
  • xuu-bonexana -- be seen
  • xuu-bonga -- droop
  • xuu-bongita -- (cf. BONGA); feel faint ("droop")
  • xuu-booca -- peck
  • xuu-boofuisya -- thicken
  • xuu-boola -- be about to calf (of a cow)
  • xuu-boola -- inform of; mention; tell tales about; report; narrate
  • xuu-boolelela -- warn; tell
  • xuu-boolelesya -- spread rumours; tell tales; worship ; praise
  • xuu-boolesya -- recommend
  • xuu-booxa -- moulder
  • xuu-borabora (-mbora-mbora) -- handle ; soil (by handling);tamper with (= xuu-ROBA-ROBA : get ripe).
  • xuu-boranisya -- roll
  • xuu-borola; borora -- (cf. BORA); twist (rope of one string); plait (fibre); have indigestion.
  • xuu-boroxa -- (cf. BORA); be damaged; be crooked(also of human character)
  • xuu-bosya -- XX embolela ; fertilize; manure
  • xuu-botooxa -- go around
  • xuu-boya -- to make curdle; to make a liquid solidify
  • buka -- decline (of sunlight); stumble (walk with uncertainsteps)
  • xuu-buka -- go round; walk about aimlessly
  • xuu-bukula -- take; be uneasy; rob
  • xuu-bukurana; urukurana -- do s.th. in a hurry (w. connotation ofconfusion).
  • xuu-bula (xu-xwo-bula) -- peel (by hand)
  • xuu-buluxuma -- roar (lion)
  • xuu-bulyungula -- crumble
  • xuu-bun¯a -- massacre; BUNA: exterminate.
  • xuu-buna -- (cf. FWA; die); vanish; disappear ; die (Masaba: xuu-FULA)
  • xuu-buna -- to die off
  • xuu-bunga -- keep (for future use); put away (crops)for future use
  • xuu-burusya -- (cf. -AMBIA;) kindle (fire) ; causeto flare up (fire)
  • xuu-buruxa -- blaze; kindle; light (lamp); light and fan a fire; cause to flare up (fire)
  • xuu-buruxa -- (cf. ABURUXA); shine and burn (of fire only ).
  • xuu-buruxa -- shine (sun)
  • xu-xu-buruxa -- (N; C);blaze ; shine and burn; flash (of lightning; the flash itself invisible)
  • busa -- premature
  • busa -- to fast
  • xuu-busyana -- (cf. prec.); shrink
  • xuu-buta -- pick out; pick fruits (only one or two) ;pick fruit
  • xuu-buuca -- roar (bull; lion).
  • buula -- find; discover
  • buula -- to reveal for
  • xuu-buula -- = BULILILA?) disclose secrets; tell tales; reveal; warn; mention ; declare; guess; be unreliable (Masaba: xuu- lehula)
  • xuu-buunga -- save up; keep; put in a store.
  • xuu-buusya -- call together; gather ; collect; accumulate;pile (up)
  • xuu-buya -- to toil; to be raring to go
  • xuu-buyila -- exaggerate
  • xuu-bwaasula -- to split
  • xuu-bwana -- blow a fire; make fire .
  • xuu-bwara -- maul.
  • xuu-bwata -- (=BWARA? see prec.); maul.
  • xuu-byala -- to plant
  • xuu-ca -- move ; go
  • xuu-caama -- to betray
  • xuu-caata; alilisya -- catch water; when it rains (cf.ALA) (Masaba: xuu- syatilisya)
  • xuu-cala -- to prick; to bleed sth.
  • xuu-canjama -- to taste
  • xuu-canua -- comb
  • xuu-canya -- spit
  • xuu-casa -- using sparks (cf. cin- jaso) to burn bees and take honey
  • xuu-cebelesya -- imagine.
  • xuu-cema -xo -- (cf. -xuu-cama-xo ; -xuu-canjama-xo); try
  • xuu-cexa (-sexa) -- to laugh
  • ciina -- have indigestion
  • ciina -- have pain; hurt
  • ciina -- headache
  • ciina -- hurt
  • xuu-cilila -- aim (at)
  • xuu-cililila -- to continue; to go ahead
  • xuu-cina -- spit ; mock by spitting; ridicule by spitting; shout for help (=-SINA?); to gleak
  • xuu-ciririsya -- spring up (waterin a spring); well up; spring a leak (Masaba: xuu- nyisila)
  • xuu-ciucunga; cucunga; cicunga -- (-CICUNGA ; back formation?); sift
  • coa -- adopt (a child); bring up
  • xuu-coa -- grow up
  • xuu-cooxa -- scour; go mad (gun)
  • xuu-cuba -- damn ; curse a p. in his absence) (Ga. xuu- xolima)
  • xuu-cukuca -- (= CUXUCA? See CUXA)
  • xuu-cula -- fill
  • xuu-cunga -- (cf. Sw. ZUNGUA; turn round and round); pound
  • cuunjusi -- lurk; escape
  • cuxa -- pay tax
  • cuxa -- pour into (out of ...)
  • cuxa -- pour out (and away)
  • cuxa -- pour out (and away)
  • xuu-cuxa -- pour (in); urinate
  • xuu-cuxaxo -- lay a burden on (animal; boat; truck) (lit. pour onto) (Masaba: CUXISA)
  • xu-xw-e.ika; eka; ika -- to learn
  • xuu-eecela -- pant
  • xuu-eela -- breathe
  • xuu-eesa -- ((rain).
  • xuu-eeyana -- (EYA; sweep; cf. similar metaphorsin Eur. languages); commit adultery
  • xu- xw-ekoomba -- admire; show admiration; covet; desire ; crave
  • xuu-ela -- to die as a group; in mass
  • xuu-elekesya -- go to toilet (lit. escort o.s.)
  • xuu-elesya -- give out
  • xuu-engela; ecela; eela -- cool down ; become calm
  • xu-xw-enula -- laugh; scream with laughter (esp. women).
  • xu-xw-enya -- need ; penetrate (cf. ENI) ; move aside (people; tall grass etc.)
  • xuu-esa -- tell tales about a p.; praise .
  • xuu-esya -- destroy; massacre
  • xu-xw-eya -- (cf. EYA; YEEYA); dust; wipe (w. dry cloth e.g.blackboard); sweep
  • xuu-fua -- to be blunt.
  • xuu-fua; bwana -- blow (of wind; with mouth e.g. on flute);whistle ; blow a fire .
  • xuu-fuba -- cook halfway; to be stunted (in growth)
  • xuu-fucakilisya -- shower ; spit continuously
  • xuu-fuka -- to mash
  • xuu-fuka -- to sound
  • fukiilila -- disagree
  • xuu-fukiilila -- answer (orally)
  • fukililwa -- be agreeable; be agreed; agreement
  • xuu-fukilisya -- agree (with); allow
  • xuu-fulama; sii-kama -- kneel like a muslim when praying
  • xuu-fuluka -- stir
  • xuu-fulula -- scorch; in food prep.; to burn the hairs off and slowly roast
  • xuu-fululuxa -- scorch; be scorched
  • xuu-fuma -- become famous (rare).
  • xuu-fuma -- become prominent; become famous;(be prominent); insult
  • fumba -- be crooked (tree; human body; attitude; character etc.)
  • fumba -- fold ; bend
  • fumba -- zigzag (like tree growing zigzag)
  • xuu-fumba(a)la; fumbaara -- clenched fist
  • xuu-fumbaka -- roll (prob. conn. w. foll.)
  • xuu-fumbusya -- take by surprise (come upon animal and make it run) ; funduula: widen (e.g. pot in moulding or a road) .
  • funa -- get engaged (haggle with girl's fatherby breaking sticks; each stick standing for one head of cattle to be givenfor the bride)
  • xuu-funa -- break; snap (e.g. branch of wood)
  • xuu-funa -- (prob. conn. w. prec.); harvest (any cropexcept finely grained ones); reap (corn)
  • xuu-fundixa -- fasten by tying
  • xuu-funga -- lock
  • xuu-funja -- to break; to change
  • xuu-funula -- (cf. FUUNIXA); uncover
  • xuu-funya; kunya -- fold (Masaba: FONYA) (Sw. KUNJA)
  • xuu-fusa -- (conn. w. prec.?); extinguish.
  • xuu-fuua -- inflate; pump a tyre; spray
  • xuu-fuuca -- to spit
  • xuu-fuucakala -- drizzle; LAKALA: rain (to fall).
  • xuu-fuula -- undress
  • xuu-fuuma -- cover
  • xuu-fuuma -- filter; strain
  • xuu-fuungula -- unlock
  • xuu-fuunixa -- (cf. FUNDI-); put upside down
  • xuu-fwaanana -- xuu-FAANANA ; be alike
  • xuu-fwala -- wear; put on clothes; dress
  • xuu-fwela -- move like mist; roil
  • xuu-fwi -- hunt; shoot
  • xuu-fwiila (-fiilwa) -- lose ; suffer aloss; make no profit
  • xu-xw--i -baasya -- deem; think; imagine; suppose; meditate
  • xu-xw-i- beena -- bleed
  • xu-xw--i -bera; xuu-bera -- move aside (people; tall grass etc.); make a(one's) way through a crowd; clear (bush) ; cut (grass)B
  • xu-xw-i- boolelesya -- rumor-mongering; tattling
  • xu-xw-i- bu(u) lila -- lurk; lie in ambush
  • xu-xw-i- bula -- give birth
  • xu-xw-i- buuya -- to make (a fire) smoke profusely
  • xu- xw-i- ciinjiina -- giggle
  • xu- xw-i- cusya -- fill
  • xu-xw-i- embelela -- (cf. prec.); be uneasy; be upset; worryv.i.; be worried; be miserable (= XX ).
  • xu-xw-i- kala(o) -- close; shut (door; box)
  • xu-xw-i- kana- kana -- doubt; hesitate; be uncertain in one's mind
  • xu-xw-i- kela -- become; become clear
  • xu-xw-i- kelesya -- feed fire
  • i- kisa -- hide conceal o.s. (cf. xu- xw- i- xinga)
  • xu-xw-i- konjelela -- beseech; implore
  • xu- xw-i- koomba -- wish ; long for; desire ; covet; crave; admire; show admiration; be attracted; feel attracted
  • xu-xw-i- koopa -- (Sw. KOPA ); borrow
  • xu-xw-i- kula(o) -- open (box; door)
  • xu- xw-i- kuluunya -- complaint (cf. xu- xw- i- luung'uunya)
  • xu- xw-i- labula -- to get dark; to become night; to be dusk
  • xu- xw-i- labulila -- be belated
  • xu-xw-i- lola -- be conceited; be vain; be a hypocrite
  • xu-xw-i- luula -- smear house w. mud or dung (2nd; 3rd time); repeat (for purpose of refinement)
  • xu- xw-i- luung'uunya -- nag
  • xu- xw-i- lwaca -- (conn.w. ACUA; shout?); preach
  • xu- xw-i- nama -- bend oneself
  • i- nukuluxa -- to cause to get dissolved
  • xu- xw- i- nukuluxa -- to get dissolved
  • xu-xw-i- nyaa -- be glad; be gay ; play (cf. xu- xw- i- xoya)
  • xu-xw-i- nyenya -- smoulder
  • xu-xw-i- nyoxa -- wake (up) ; get up
  • xu- xw-i- ruca -- dig land/weed for second time
  • xu- xw-i- saa -- dress up; do body make up
  • xu- xw-i- saaba -- pour (out); urinate
  • xu- xw-i- sinduxa -- be horrified (cf. Sw. SHINDIKA; be overcome)
  • xu- xw-i- sonya -- (Sw. SONONA); be sorry; regret
  • xu- xw-i- tuuxa -- evaporate
  • xu- xw-i- xala -- sit
  • xu- xw-i- xaliilixa -- (cf. XALA) persevere; bear; endure ;resist
  • xu- xw-i- xana -- to threaten
  • xu-xw-i- xebuxa -- to look back
  • xu- xw-i- xenya -- moan (subdued as when lifting something heavy)
  • xu- xw-i- xiinga -- avoid; protect oneself; avoid on magical grounds
  • xu- xw-i- xolelesya -- be busy (lit. to encourage one to do things repeatedly)
  • xu- xw-i- xoya -- be glad; be gay; be joyful; rejoice
  • xu-xwi- yakala -- to scratch oneself
  • xu- xw-i- yanga -- to take it upon oneself to do what is seen to be difficult to do
  • xu-xw-i- yikina -- be reliable
  • xu- xw-iba -- steal
  • xu- xw-ibasya -- think over
  • xu-xwi-ibeela (beela) -- defend; help a p. introuble.
  • xu- xw-iiluula -- to refine
  • xu- xw-iinixa -- dissolve (e.g.; put sugar in water)
  • xu- xw-iira -- to kill
  • iixa -- to put down; unload
  • ika -- be uneven; compete
  • ika -- cripple; limp; hobble (C: on one occasion only).
  • xu-xw-ikula -- open (book)
  • xu- xw-ima -- stand (up); rise; get up; stop
  • xu-xw-imba -- to sing
  • xu-xw-imunya -- rest
  • xu-xw-ipalixa -- faint ; be unconscious
  • xuu-isinduxa -- exclaim.
  • xu-xw-ixula -- remove the handle of a light object (eg; a hoe)
  • xuu-iyikina -- (See foll.); communion
  • xuu-kaama -- catch ; get hold of; seize
  • xuu-kaambila -- advise; give instructions; command ; warn (Masaba: xuu- lehula)
  • xuu-kaambuusya -- to mimick a p.'s words
  • xuu-kaba -- divide; share (divide); distribute; supply
  • xuu-kabula -- differentiate (between); divide; separate;sort out; sob B(?)
  • xuu-kabuxa -- diverge
  • xuu-kabuxan¯a -- compare; differentiate (between);distinguish
  • xuu-kacula -- chat
  • xuu-kakula -- (Sw. chakula; s.th. to eat); break (the) fast;breakfast
  • xuu-kaliisya -- enlarge (quantity; size); increase
  • xuu-kalikana -- to complicate
  • xuu-kalusya -- interpret; convert ; adopt
  • xuu-kama -- aid ; assist; help a p. out in trouble; defend in fight or war; add (eg. beer or hot water to a beer-pot)
  • xuu-kana -- wish ; want; require; desire; love; like; be fondof
  • xuu-kanga -- treat (medically); bewitch; nurse (look after the sick)
  • xuu-kangulula -- release; undo (a knot); unfasten a cow or cattle (cf. ABULA; KABULA).
  • xuu-kangulula -- undo; untie; unfasten; unscrew; unwrap;release .
  • xuu-kanila -- (cf. KANA); "love" (win a wife) forsomebody else
  • kanixa -- describe
  • xuu-kanixa -- speak (also: speak a language); talk; chat;pronounce; discuss ; disclose secrets (telltales)
  • xuu-kanjuluxa -- unfold; open up (flowers; mushrooms)
  • xuu-kaya -- separate ; settle (a dispute); deem; judge v. (cf. KAI).
  • xuu-keenga -- peep ; overhaul v
  • xuu-keka -- be pregnant (of cows only)
  • xuu-keka -- to harvest a banana
  • xuu-kela -- measure; examine (in school); imagine; think
  • xuu-keleesya -- educate; teach; train
  • xuu-keleesya -- imitate a p.'s speech (cf. en- gelyengelye )
  • kelekela -- be taught; listen to; learn
  • xuu-kelekela -- educate; teach; train
  • xuu-kelexasya -- pile (up)
  • xuu-kelula -- to turn; to exclude; ostracize
  • xuu-keniya -- visit
  • xuu-kesa -- harvest (millet; oats; rice etc.); reap (corn)
  • xuu-kesemulila -- sweat ; perspire
  • xuu-kesiya -- be clever
  • xuu-keta -- filter ; strain
  • kililila; cililila -- improve
  • xuu-kisa -- conceal; hide
  • kobola -- compensate
  • kobola -- repeat
  • kobola -- send (bring) back
  • kobola -- stop a p. oranimal from going further; cause a.p. or animal to return
  • xuu-kobola -- return (come back)
  • xuu-kolola -- straighten; "press" = iron (clothes) .
  • xuu-kona -- sleep (lit. lie down); be asleep
  • xuu-koosya -- treat well; love
  • xuu- kopa -- (Eng. COPY) imitate (cf. xuu- lolelaxo)
  • xuu-kora -- be (become) very old; reach great age
  • xuu-kora -- lose one's way; get lost (p. or th.); disappear; go astray
  • xuu-kota-kota -- cf. Sw. KOTA; bend; crook); zig-zag (like tree; road)
  • xuu-koya -- brew
  • xuu-kubosyana -- teach; educate; train
  • xuu-kucumbula -- rinse (e.g.; glass; mouth pot; etc.)
  • xuu-kukuma -- (Sw. GUGUMIA; stutter); to thunder; stammer; stutter
  • xuu-kukuula -- call out; cry out in fear; scream(w. terror; crying; weeping); shout for help
  • kula -- barter ; bargain
  • xuu-kula -- to buy
  • xuu-kulula -- stir (thin food; porridge); mash with water
  • xuu-kulungusya -- to cook (e.g.; mashing cornmeal)
  • xuu-kungulusya -- to make metal rattling noise
  • xuu-kusa -- pull (with a jerk)
  • kuta -- to gossip; to rumor-monger; to slander sb. who is slandering sb. (chain of tattling)
  • xuu-kuta -- slander ; speak ill of; backbite; gossip about sb.
  • kuuka -- become grandfather; reach the age ofgrandfather.
  • xuu-kuukumuxa -- to crunch on; to make crunching sound
  • xuu-kuula -- put poles of roof on; to roof (a house)
  • xuu-kuula -- to thunder
  • xuu-kuunguunya -- nag
  • xuu-kuunya -- to pound
  • kuura -- be (the) best
  • kuura -- prefer s.th. to s.th.else
  • xuu-kuura -- beat; defeat
  • kuxu -- moldy
  • kwa -- fall down (child; old p.); fall into hole
  • kwa -- go mad; become crazy
  • xuu-kwa -- fall ; go down; come down; fail an examination;land or crash (of plane)
  • xuu-kwara -- become pregnant
  • xuu-kwiisya -- shed leaves or feathers (cf. xuu-lakasya)
  • xuu-kwila -- seize; catch (animal; disease)
  • la -- to go back at; return at
  • la -- to go back onto; to take the place of (thus; take over; inherit)
  • la -- to repeat; to return
  • la.a -- praise God
  • xuu-la.a -- cheer; applaud; cheer up ; encourage
  • xuu-laama -- (conn.w. prec.?); bequeath; cuss; swear; curse
  • laambo -- lie flat on the ground
  • laambo -- to sit with legs straight
  • xuu-laanga -- call; give name; name a child; invite
  • xuu-laanya -- to graze animals (in the evening; after they have rested)
  • xuu-laba -- to get ripe
  • xuu-laca -- whip
  • laka -- command
  • laka -- guarantee ; promise
  • xuu-laka -- command; direct
  • xuu-laka -- show
  • xuu-lakasya -- shed (cf. xuu- kwiisya)
  • xuu-lakula -- (cf. LAKA); predict; prophecise
  • a- bu-lala -- + verb stem ; maybe; perhaps
  • xuu-lala -- get burnt (of food)
  • lalila -- go mad; become crazy
  • xuu-lalila -- wonder
  • lamu -- to become alive
  • xuu-langilila -- become clear ; be hollow; be surprised; (cf. ANGA).
  • xuu- langilila -- be thinly covered; be hollow (cf. -waanga)
  • xuu-lara; rara -- hoe; to be pricked by hair (as in wool clothing; or hairy plants)
  • xuu-lasa -- shoot
  • xuu-lata -- castrate
  • le.a -- lengthen; deepen
  • xuu-le.a -- (cf. LEI; height); be tall; to grow tall; or long
  • leba -- accelerate oneself
  • xuu-leba -- to push forcefully; push a p. in anger; push violently
  • xuu-leendaala -- lose consciousness
  • leengaala -- to show signs of wateriness; appear heavy with water (as with clouds about to rain or eyes about to cry)
  • leera; reera -- be the cause of; cause (v.) to...
  • xuu-leera; reera -- -LERELA; bring; fetch; lay (eggs); see also LEELA; (cf. Sw. TELEA; come down; TELEZA; cause to come down;be slippery; slip; slide; fall)
  • leexaana -- compare ; measure (length; quantity)
  • xuu-leexaana -- equal
  • leka -- feel centempt for (cf. een- dekeelesi; een- dekeelesyo)
  • leka -- feel contempt for
  • lela -- to nurse; take care of oneself (lit. to hold oneself in one's lap)
  • xuu-lela -- give birth; bear a child; have baby on lap; rursev. (look after baby (= Sw. LEA)); bring up (cf. REELA; lay eggs)
  • xuu-leleca -- hang down (e.g.Of bananas) (see reela)
  • leme -- deform ; cripple
  • leme -- (Sw. LEMAA); be deformed; be(come) lame; become a cripple; limp; hobble
  • xuu-lenga -- to fill sth. to the brim
  • xuu-lenga-lenga -- to dangle while heavy with water (said of clouds)
  • xuu-lenya -- moan (subdued; as when lifting something heavy).
  • lexa -- allow; discharge (from a duty); abandon; forsake;neglect ; omit; leave behind; leave off; retire
  • lexa -- divorce e.o. (lit. to leave e.o.)
  • lexa -- to be left (by sth.); to be abandoned
  • lexuula -- lead into (trouble)
  • xuu-lexuula -- (cf. LEXA); dismiss; release; set free
  • xuu-liaasa (xu-xwi-liaaca) -- revenge (somebody)
  • liimba -- develop
  • xuu-likiinana -- (= KALIIKANA ; -LIKA -LIKANASYA) complicate oneself
  • xuu-likilana -- (cf. KILI; delirium); do s.th. in a hurry (w. conn. of confusion).
  • xuu-likirana -- prob.-LIKILANA; cf. KILI; delirium); be in adelirium.
  • xuu-likisa -- hiccup
  • xuu-likusa (-lukusa) -- trouble a p.
  • lila -- be homesick
  • lila -- fulfill
  • lila -- increase ; inherit
  • lila -- repeat ; sing chorus
  • lila -- shed tears
  • xuu-lila -- weep (without voice); keep on crying (animals);mourn; complain
  • lima -- plough (w. oxen)
  • xuu-lima -- dig ; plough ; cultivate (land)
  • linda -- abide (with); wait (for); keep watch; guard; protect;shield ; attend upon
  • lindi -- keep
  • lindi -- loiter (proceed slowly).
  • xuu-lita -- harden; coagulate; stiffen ; congeal (as oil);clot
  • loba -- hook ; angle ; catch fish (with angle)
  • loba -- insist on
  • loba -- objection
  • loba -- refuse firmly
  • xuu-loba -- object ; refuse ; refusal ; mutiny
  • xuu-loka -- bewitch; prowl; be malicious
  • xuu-lolelaxo -- to copy; imitate (cf. xuu-kopa)
  • xuu-lolelela -- gaze; look at one place ;be in charge; organize
  • loma -- chat
  • loma -- chat ; chatter; sing a chorus; complain again and again ; borrow
  • loma -- chatter
  • loma -- complain
  • loma -- mutter (='complain to o.s.')
  • loma -- quarrel
  • loma -- scold; reproach
  • xuu-loma -- speak (also: speak a language); say; tell
  • xuu-lomba -- beg; request (also:"thank God")
  • xuu-londelela -- follow
  • xuu-loora -- (cf. LO; sleep); dream
  • loosela -- continue; proceed; maintain; keep following
  • loosela -- follow (as in birth order)
  • loosela -- further(-more)
  • loosela -- give extra
  • xuu-loosya -- explain
  • xuu-lu.a -- become weary; tired; exhausted; sour (in fermentation)
  • xuu-luka; ruka -- plait (basket); weave (mats; baskets; rope) (cf. xuu-suuka)
  • luku -- have trouble; be troubled
  • xuu-lula -- ferment ; become sour (in fermentation).
  • xuu-luma -- bite (of insect)
  • lumaka -- ache ; hurt
  • lumaka -- stammer; stutter
  • xuu-lumba -- (cf. PA; strike; beat); attack
  • xuu-lungi(li) sya -- to straighten; to do in a straight fashion; streamlined
  • xuu-lusya; rusya -- vomit; take out
  • xuu-luungilila -- (Sw. TUNGULILA?; be depressed); look at one place; stare
  • xuu-luungilila -- to go straight
  • xuu- luung'uunya -- (Masaba: xu-xw-i-ng'ulu- ng'unya )
  • xuu-lwaala -- to be ill; sick
  • xuu-lya -- eat; consume; overcharge (cheat); used fig. for severalunpleasant experiences
  • xuu-lyuta --
  • xuu-maala -- (conn.w. prec.?); smear (w. mud or dung); putmud or dung on house (lst time).
  • xuu-maara -- multiply (of living beings).
  • xuu-makarara -- walk proudly
  • mala -- be enough (?); complete ; finish
  • mala -- discourage (lit.: remove(finish) a p.'s energy)
  • mali -- blacken ; be(come) black
  • mali -- darken ; become dark;become dirty (cf. xuu-malya below)
  • mali -- darken ; blacken ; defile; make dirty
  • manya -- be ignorant
  • manya -- know; get to know; understand (also of a language);comprehend
  • manya -- know how to ...
  • manya -- pride
  • xuu-mara -- to multiply
  • xuu-mbaxa -- (cf. -OMBEXA); build; construct
  • xuu-mbi a- -- shortly; soon;near adv.; nearly
  • xuu-mboka -- wink (as sleepy p.); show admiration to a girl (by boy)
  • xuu-meela -- prec.?); get drunk
  • xuu-meema -- carry (child on back); id. (at side)
  • mela -- dazzle
  • xuu-mema -- become sharp
  • menyu -- inhabit; reside at; live at (a place)
  • menyu -- settle (in a country); dwell (live); last long (ofliving things); be permanent S
  • xuu-mesa -- (cf. MELA); beckon
  • xuu-miica -- sow ; broadcast
  • miina -- shove aside (people; tall grass etc.); force one's way into
  • xuu-miinyaala -- parallel form MIINY-; mostly for the sense of 'deaf'); be dumb; be deaf
  • mika -- hang o.s.; commit suicide
  • xuu-mika -- strangle
  • xuu-mila -- swallow
  • mili.a -- to clean
  • xuu-mili.a -- shine (polished things; oiled skin etc.)
  • xuu-milixa -- dissolve (as salt)(= become clear)
  • milixa? -- control ; check
  • milixa? -- elbow one's way through a crowd
  • milixa? -- wipe; clean (with cloth); smooth ;renew; beautify; make beautiful
  • xuu-mimikana -- (xuu- mimikila)stammer; stutter.
  • mina -- be squeezed (in a crowd)
  • mina -- squeeze e.o.
  • xuu-mina -- squeeze; press (on) ; press to the ground (e.g.as mother a naughty child; a lion its prey); mold (matoke paste on plate)
  • xuu-minwa -- brink; brim (of precipice; of glass).
  • xuu-minya -- surpass (general term); exceed (Masaba: minyisa)
  • xuu-miryoxa -- get wet; get soaked.
  • xuu-moca --
  • xuu-moka -- covet; open eyes
  • xuu-mokina -- castrate
  • moola -- to stalk; to walk stealthily
  • xuu-moola -- loiter (hang around); creep (e.g.plants) ; crawl (also of small children)
  • moonya -- mysterious (lit.: "of whispering")
  • moonya -- to drizzle
  • moonya -- whisper
  • xuu-moonya -- speak softly
  • xuu-moosa -- be bashful; be shy; be ashamed (=xu-xw-IMOO)
  • xuu-mota --
  • xuu-moyana; mayana -- misbehave (behave in a senseless or uncontrolled way); be absurd
  • xuu-mula; musya -- be evacuated. Cf. LA; LA.
  • muuna- muuna -- smile
  • xuu-muuna- muuna -- smile
  • xuu-mwata -- (Sw. MWATA bait for fishing); throw away
  • xuu-mwesulula -- open eyes (for 1st time;like pup)
  • mwexa -- twinkle
  • xuu-mwexa -- flash
  • xuu-myuuxa -- become slippery; smooth
  • ku- mu-n¯e -- (stem NYA); vagina
  • xuu-naanya -- bother a p.; trouble a p.; make trouble (Masaba: xuu- luk(u)usa (cf. -luku) xuu- le.asa )
  • xuu-naba -- spin a thread; weave (w. thread or fibre); sew ; sew (also on machine)
  • xuu-nalana -- cleave; get used for each other
  • xuu-nalilila -- get accustomed to.
  • xuu-ndikuusa -- bother
  • nera -- fatten (woman before marriage; cattle)
  • xuu-nera -- become fat (humans and animals)
  • xuu-ng'aa -- become thin; tasty
  • ngaaki -- up on ...; on top of
  • xuu-ngaaya -- be tasty
  • xuu-ng'aaya -- jest ;joke ; gibe (at)
  • xuu-ng'eenya; (xu-xw-i-xx) -- glow
  • xuu-ng'ena-ng'ena -- shine (be) smooth and clean)
  • xuu-ng'eng'eela; (xu-xwi-xx) -- glow
  • xuu-ng'era -- aim in shooting; tighten
  • ngila -- enter; board (e.g. boat); be circumcized (lit. to enter)
  • ngila -- protect; esp. againstdisease; block (up) (cf. also singa)
  • ngila -- to enter into; get into
  • xuu-ng'oa -- dislike ; hate
  • xuu-ng'oola -- predict; prophesy; prophecy
  • ng'oona -- be prepared; be ready
  • ng'oona -- lay the table
  • ng'oona -- prepare; make ready
  • ng'oona -- tidy ; make neat; put in order; clean with cloth;organize; prepare; make an appointment; set to rights; mend; repair;maintain (keep in good repair e.g. road); improve
  • ngu.a -- maul ; strip off skin
  • xuu-ng'uunya -- (prob. conn.w. prec.); nag
  • xuu-ni.a -- (cf. nyalala); relieve the bowels; defecate
  • niina -- ascend ; go up ; climb (tree; mountain;hill)
  • niina -- load (animal; boat; truck)
  • niina -- stammer; stutter
  • niina -- support roof
  • xuu-nikina -- quake ; tremble ; shiver ; be nervous
  • xuu-nila -- be motionless
  • nixa -- dissolve (as salt)
  • nje -- external
  • nje -- get out!
  • no -- henceforth (lit. coming from to-day)
  • xuu-noka -- spice ; make tasty; be done appropriately (e.g. by adding salt; sugar or spice)
  • xuu-nokya -- to soak
  • xuu-nu(u)misya -- suckle baby; young animal)
  • nula -- become sweet
  • xuu-nula -- be fertile (soil)
  • xuu-nuula -- snatch; rob
  • xuu-nuuna -- suck (as baby)
  • xuu-nya(a) nya -- chew
  • xuu-nyaala -- urinate
  • xuu-nyaka- nyaka -- {-NYAWA NYAWA ): get wet;get soaked
  • nyala -- be independent (child of parents)
  • nyala -- can ; be able to; may; succeed in(doing); cope with; manage; control ; govern S; compel ; make a p. do s.th.
  • xuu-nyarula; nyalula -- press to the ground (e.g. as mother a naughty child; as lion its prey); crash; crush
  • xuu-nyasya -- tighten; torture; mistreat
  • xuu-nyawa-nyawa --
  • nye -- drizzle (cf. nyakala; stem nya )
  • nyi -- frown
  • nyi -- frown (also fig.: be coldhearted;be callous)
  • nyi -- mold (matoke paste w.fork)
  • xuu-nyiila -- to aim
  • xuu-nyiinda -- to seep out; drip slowly (cf. xuu-nyinya); emit fluid/water continuously
  • xuu-nyikila --
  • xuu-nying'inya -- write
  • xuu-nyinya -- to drizzle; to shower (cf. xuu-nyinda); to spray
  • xuu-nyira -- get chilly ; become wet (and cold)
  • xuu-nyisya -- to spray
  • nyo- nyola -- examine
  • xuu-nyo- nyola -- explain
  • nyoa -- begin
  • nyoa -- do first
  • nyola -- obtain
  • xuu-nyola -- find ; come upon; get; discover; invent; meet (find)
  • xuu-nyonyoosya -- examine; repeat teasingly; imitate a person's speech (lit. cause a p. to be contempted)
  • nyoxa -- walk proudly
  • xuu-nyuka-nyuka -- squint
  • xuu-nyulula -- to remove completely (as in all leaves from a tree; or a p.'s weight due to disease)
  • nywa -- covet (thirst for)
  • nywa -- drench (cattle); refresh
  • nywa -- refreshments (lit. drinks)
  • nywa -- smoke
  • xuu-nywa -- consume (drink).
  • xuu-nywa -- drink ; absorb (opposite of NYA )
  • xuu-oa -- whip
  • xu-xw-obula --
  • xuu-ofasa -- discern
  • okesya -- display; point out; show
  • okesya -- point at
  • xu-xw-okesya -- show round (?see OLESA)
  • oki -- become sharp
  • xu-xw-okusa -- twist (rope of several strings); make a rope
  • ola -- deserve; be worth
  • ola -- (indecl.) (xu-xu-(H)U LA )till
  • xuu-ola --
  • xuu-ola -- rest ; have a holiday; retire ; be meek
  • olana -- to deserve; to be enough; to be fitting
  • xuu-olana --
  • xuu-olelela -- approach (grad.)
  • olelesya -- deliver (hand over) ; fulfil ;lead into trouble (= xu-xu-LISA )
  • olelesya -- point at
  • olelesya -- reach(arrive at; in amount); amount to
  • olelesya -- show ; point out ; display; show round
  • olelesya -- take s. th. to somebody else
  • xu- xw-oma -- wither (dry out); dry (clothes; meat; fish etc.) in the sun ; become dry and hard; e.g. of mud; food;(see also UMA)
  • ombaxo -- construct; build
  • xuu-omela -- lie (tell a lie); deceive; conspire (serious matters; etc;)
  • xu- xw-omola -- castrate
  • xuu-ona -- heal ; recover (health; strength);convalesce(nce). be saved
  • xuu-onesya; onisya; won¯a; wonisya -- heal; remedy ; cure ; save (from danger; out of danger)
  • xu- xw-onexa -- (pass. of ONAKA); rot; become corrupt (of corpse; of carcass); be spoilt; get spoilt; be damaged; degenerate; be unreliable; be useless; be a good-for-nothing
  • onga -- further(more); attach (join two ends);bind; tie; join 2 ends of rope; tie together
  • xuu-ongela -- increase
  • xu- xw-oola -- (cf. foll.; and stem OLA) ; fit ; suit ; be enough; reach (place; amount); arrive (at)
  • xuu-oola -- groan ; moan ; low
  • xu- xw-oon½ka -- do wrong; sin ; damage ; disturb; spoil; defile; corrupt; commit mistake; commit crime
  • oona -- hawk ; advertise for sale; esp. by word of mouth
  • xuu-oona -- (cf. O(O)NA) : turn out of the house
  • xuu-oona(ona) -- drive away; banish; chase away; dismiss;turn out; expel from house or school (= xuu-ONESA ); divorce a woman (send her away); give birth
  • xuu-oonga -- fix; bribe (cf. Sw. honga)
  • oosi -- below; down; on the ground; on thefloor; on the bottom; down here
  • oosi -- bottom; floor; ground
  • oosi -- under the table (on the floor)
  • xu- xw-oosya -- be on fire; burnv.i.
  • osya -- quench (thirst); refresh; calm down ; to cool downv.t.; comfort ; relieve or sooth pain SSSS.
  • osya -- revenge a. p.
  • xu-xw-osya -- to burn; to roast
  • oxa -- burning hot; bilyo bilixobya burning hotfood
  • oxa -- burn ;set fire to
  • oxa -- roast
  • xuu-oya -- (cf. OSYA) persuade; convince ; seduce.
  • pa -- (cf. PA); thresh w. stick
  • pa -- chat; debate; argue about
  • pa -- fall (e.g. from bicycle)
  • pa -- fight (beat e.o.; e.g. with sticks)
  • xu- xuu-pa -- cf. MBA); beat ; (heart);also (drum); strike (also of clock); hit ; whip ; hammer on ;beat down; fall (rain; hail); bake (BA after nasal)
  • xuu-paaxa -- ferment (esp. corn)
  • xuu-pakilisya -- (cf. PA); wink (as sleepy p.)
  • xuu-panga -- arrange
  • xuu-pang'a -- be(come) hard and dry; be cracked (as dry surface)
  • xuu-pangisya -- (Sw. PANGISHA; hire; grant on rent); rent
  • xuu-papara -- (Sw. PAPA ); flutter
  • xuu-para -- make uproar
  • xuu-pasula -- (cf. pa; hula; basula; bwasula); split
  • paxa -- be in fellowship with
  • xuu-pepenuxa -- (cf. PA); to crunch on; to make crunching sound
  • xuu-perengisya -- (-PERIN- GISA )
  • xuu-pima -- (SW
  • xuu-poora -- (cf. POLOXA; exclaim); make uproar
  • pu.oxooli -- look uncouth
  • xuu-pula -- search
  • xuu-pulungula -- check everywhere in search of sth.
  • xuu-puruxa -- (cf. Sw. pu- ruka; fly off; be scared away as of birds); do s.th. in a hurry (w. connotation of confusion)
  • xuu-pyuuxa; bulyuxa -- make a hole; sudden appearance as out of a hole
  • ra -- insist (lit. load (a p.'s) heart)
  • ra -- lead into (trouble)
  • ra -- load (animal; boat; truck) ; lead a p. (?)
  • ra -- manure ; fertilize (lit. put on manure )
  • ra -- oil (the) car (lit. put ingrease in (the) car)
  • ra -- put s.th. in the fridge
  • xuu-ra -- (always followed by adjunct of place) put on
  • raamba -- spend (money)
  • raamba -- work with (a tool); use
  • xuu-raamba -- work ; undertake; be valid
  • raanda -- be brown; be pink; be scarlet
  • raanda -- to plane
  • xuu-raanda -- dry on a rack over fire
  • rafu -- become salty; becove furious; scold
  • xuu-rakixa -- cf. -daxika; minute); begin; in thebeginning
  • rama -- be left; remain to be done; stay behind; abide; remain
  • xuu-rand½½ra -- be pale; look pale
  • xuu-randula -- (Masaba: xuu- randusa) whip
  • xuu-rangila -- precede
  • xuu-rangilila -- guide ; lead a p. or animal
  • xuu-reeba -- ask; examine (in school); kick at ; guess
  • xuu-reendekulusya -- remind
  • xuu-reenga -- (Sw. tinga; shake); shake (with fear); wriggle; quake
  • xuu-reka -- (Sw. TEGA); set ready; put in position ;esp. of a trap (animals birds; fish)
  • xuu-rekelesya --
  • xuu-rekexa -- stem REKA (Sw. TEGEKA; stem TEGA);arrange
  • rekura -- to leave
  • xuu-rekura -- to trigger; to release; to start (lit. cause to leave)
  • xuu-rema -- "make fire" (first stage:"chop wood"?See foll.).
  • xuu-rema -- (Sw. TEMA; cut (up)); cut; chop; fell (a tree)
  • xuu-reng(ex)a- rengexa -- (Ga)
  • rera -- glide; float; to loosen; become slippery (sw. teleza) (Masaba: xu- xw- i- leela)
  • xuu-rera -- to loosen
  • rerema -- to cause to loosen
  • rerema -- to go down; become loose
  • xuu-rerema -- to tremble; to be loose; to be shaky (cf. xuu- terema)
  • ri -- fear ; be afraid; dare (?)
  • xuu-riinaka -- stalk (as in anger)
  • riisya -- tease ; dread (?)
  • xuu-roba -- ripen (fruit); become ripe
  • xuu-robola; robora -- decide; choose; elect; select; pick out (sortout)
  • xuu-romba -- stain
  • xuu-rombo(o)la -- (cf. ROBO LA;select) exclude; discriminate against
  • xuu-rona -- carve to decorate; (e.g. with mud for decoration); write
  • xuu-rondola -- sort out (N: cotton only);discriminate against
  • xuu-rongisya -- (also -RONGISA ) escort ; accompany
  • xuu-ronyesya; ronya -- (Sw. TONESHA); shed leaves; feathers.See also RONA.
  • xuu-roola; roora -- dream
  • xuu-roosya -- contribute (cf. xuu- loosela)
  • ru -- ear (body part)
  • xuu-rubura =(rubula) -- to sprout
  • rubusya -- start trouble (lit. ignite trouble) KAMAXUA: issues
  • xuu-rubusya -- cause to sprout
  • xuu-rubuxa; (tubuxa) -- to cause to gush; to seep; to break through (fr. ground) (TUBUXA used normally w/ liquids; RUBUXA w/ gels and solids)
  • xuu-rubuxa; rubura; rubula -- sprout; (e.g. forcing way out like a boil) from RUBURA : sprouting.
  • xuu-ruka -- spin a thread; weave
  • rula; rura -- henceforth
  • rula; rura -- to move aside; away from me
  • xuu-rula; rura -- come out; go out (of p.); appear from somewhere; goaway; leave; appear of sun etc. (come out; rise; shine)
  • ruma -- (Sw. TUMI-KIWA); use
  • xuu-ruma -- (Sw. TUMA); send
  • xuu-rumbula -- (Sw. TUMBUA; lay open; display); mention; pointout; confess
  • rusya -- flood
  • rusya -- khu-RUSAYO (<-RUSA IHO)withdraw; take away
  • rusya -- remove (from outside; i.e. move s.th. inside);abstract from
  • rusya -- take off (from a table or bicycle); unload; conj.prep.
  • rusya -- terminate mourning (lit. kick out (the cause of death)
  • xuu-rusya -- to remove; to subtract; kick out; produce (said of earth; to bear fruit (millet; maize)); get rid of; abolish; blot out; solve (e.g.a problem; a difficulty); prohibit
  • xuu-rusya-mo -- remove (from inside); copy (cf. SAASYA)
  • xuu-ruula; puruura -- drag things ; drag living being ; get out
  • ruunda -- sell; barter; trade; ; work for food
  • ruundu -- w. TUMBUA; perforate; make a hole in)pierce (e.g.ear); penetrate; puncture
  • xuu-ruunduxa -- (Sw. TUMBUKA; burst out); explode; explosion;make noise (as of thunder);thunder ; shot ; burst ;
  • ruunga -- pay rent
  • xuu-ruunga -- (cf. RUNDA) compensate; pay a p. for sth.
  • xuu-ruunga -- (Sw. TUNGA; put together; compose); weave (cloth); sew (also on machine)
  • xuu-ruya -- kama- sina (kama- ino ) call byendearing names
  • xuu-rwasilila -- -RUASILILA; RUASELELA; (;; cf. RWE (Sw. -CHWA); head
  • xuu-rya -- to fear
  • xuu-rye? -- how?; how well?; in what way?
  • sa -- boo ; disturb ; spoil
  • sa -- cause a p. to return
  • sa -- compensate
  • sa -- decry; shout (esp. to cattle or oxen )
  • sa -- recover strength; encourage
  • xuu-saa(li) syamo -- copy (cf. xuu-RUSYAMO)
  • xuu-saabresya -- rinse (glass);(=SAABILESYA?).
  • saafu -- cut (grass); clear (bush)
  • saala -- broadcast and exaggerate (rumour)
  • saala -- multiply; reproduce
  • saala -- scatter; cover thinly; disperse ;"disperse noise": shout (esp. to cattle or oxen)
  • saala -- to bear for each other; give birth for each other
  • xuu-saala -- (Sw. ZAA); "produce" (said of woman): bear a child;give birth; beget
  • xuu-saala -- to pray (Sw. kusali)
  • xuu-saama; saamya -- swarm
  • xuu-saamba -- kick at; to roast
  • xuu-saana (-ila) -- deserve
  • saanga --
  • saanga -- become unhappy (lit. stop being happy)
  • saanga -- be glad; be happy; rejoice; enjoy
  • saanga -- cheer up; encourage
  • saanja -- melt (as oil) (cf. -sanja)
  • saanja -- to be oily; fatty
  • xuu-saanyuluxa -- to disperse (cf. Sw. CHANGUA; take to pieces)
  • saaxa -- plunder; scrounge for food during famine
  • xuu-saaxa -- to plunder
  • saaxulu -- become an old man
  • saba -- handwashing ceremony with beer or milk atcircumcision; before which ceremony the boy cannot eat with his hands
  • saba -- put out claws
  • xuu-saba -- beg; pray (also: thank God); (prob. = to hold up or put up one hands) request; borrow
  • xuu-sabula -- (cf. ABULA; unfasten); to remove axe from an axehandle
  • xuu-saca -- cut into pieces
  • xuu-sakaya -- to rattle
  • xuu-sakula -- to push sth light with a stick; to beckon
  • xuu-sala -- (cf. Sw. piga chale; carve); carve; cut or body-marks; bleed
  • xuu-salaka -- cut (make series of small cuts to allow poison of snake to flow out of arm or leg or tobleed a p. at temple); bleed ; carve to decorate
  • xuu-salaxo -- (cf. Sw. DHARAU); shrug one's shoulders
  • xuu-sama -- drive ; drive off ; chase away ; shout; exclaim to birds or cattle to chase them away .
  • xuu-sambula -- demolish (take off the grass roofing)
  • xuu-samula -- go digging; work on one's plot of ground;defecate (euphemism; lit. "go digging"); bear fruit (millet; maize); whip
  • xuu-sangilila -- to cooperate; to do sth.
  • xuu-sanya -- to soak; to wet
  • xuu-sasaka -- (cf. Sw. CHAKACHA; break into tiny pieces; crunch;rustle as silk or dry grass); break or chop up into tiny pieces
  • sasuxa -- yell ; pay a p. for s.th.
  • xuu-sasuxa -- break away; branch off from
  • xuu-saya -- to pray (cf. Sw. SALA; pray)
  • seenda -- move ; have communion (move near)
  • seenda -- retreat
  • xuu-seenda -- move
  • xuu-seera -- attack
  • xuu-seesya -- rock (in rocking chair)
  • xuu-sekesa -- to drill
  • sela -- get engaged
  • xuu-sema -- beckon
  • sengeli -- filter ; strain
  • xuu-senya -- (Ga)
  • setaani -- satan; devil
  • xuu-seya -- (cf. also SAYA); condemn
  • xuu-sibaala -- be hoarse; lose ones voice
  • xuu-siba-o -- (Sw. ZIBA; fill up a hole; plug up;close; shut off etc.); lock
  • xuu-sibula; sabula -- (Sw. ZIBUA (opp. of ziba); clear a hole;remove a stopper or plug; etc.): dismiss.
  • xuu-siila -- to abstain
  • xuu-siima -- like ; love ; thank ; cheer; applaud
  • siimbe -- have constipation
  • siinga -- bathe ; swim
  • siinga -- terminate mourning (lit. wash off the ashes smeared on body as sign of mourning)
  • siinga -- to wash for; to wash with
  • siinga -- wash o.s.; bathe
  • xuu-siinga -- wash (pots; cloth; baby); bathe (a baby);give ablution (also fig.: ablution of sins)
  • xuu-siira -- to spin thread; to make string or rope (prob. conn.w. -siro; thick)
  • xuu-sika -- dry on a stick or wire (over fire)
  • xuu-sikama -- kneel
  • sikilya -- donkey (?) (lw?)
  • sikilya -- zebra
  • xuu-sikilya -- hold on to sth. perseveringly or stubbornly; chaste (unmarried);virgin (sw. shikilia)
  • sila -- keep quiet; be silent; keep silent; keep silence; becool; abstain from; abstinence; fast B
  • silila -- have a care; mind (watch out; e.g. for bolder)
  • xuu-silila -- (cf. SILIXA); rub ; scrub
  • xuu-silixa -- dress (wound); treat medically
  • sima -- extinguish; quench (fire); blow out (lamp)
  • sima -- please a p.; thank
  • sima -- please; can you ...
  • xuu-sima -- (Sw. ZIMWA; pass. of ZIMA; extinguish); go out(light; fire)
  • xuu-simbula -- open (book) (Masaba: xuu-xinbula) (cf. xuu-bambula; xuu-bimbula)
  • xuu-simira -- to prick
  • xuu-simixa -- (Sw. simika) to put a foundation in; to stab or spear into the ground; to put a post in the ground; the first of a generation
  • xuu-simþxa -- to start
  • simula -- to cause to start with force
  • xuu-simula -- to start; begin with some force
  • xuu-sinaasina -- feel nausea
  • xuu-sinaasina -- (Sw. SINASINA; be on the verge of tears); feel nausea
  • sinduxa -- horrify; shock
  • xuu-sing'ong'a -- (conn. w. SINGIFU; straight?);stop short at
  • xuu-sintixa -- (Sw. SHINDIKA = apply force to; crush; pressetc.); push heavy vehicle e.g. loaded bicycle or car wh. has got stuck;push a p. in anger .
  • xuu-sinya -- to get fed up with; disgusted with; annoyed with
  • sisiixa -- exercise
  • sisiixa -- rock (child on arm)
  • sisiixa -- wake(up) (cf. Sw. SISIMKA; be startled be excited)
  • sisiixa -- wake(up) (cf. Sw. SISIMUA; startle; give a fright)
  • xuu-sisiixa -- (Sw. SISIMA; startle; excite); shake (tree;bottle; child)
  • sixa -- to sink
  • xuu-sixa --
  • xuu-sixixa -- sob
  • xuu-soa -- rise (of sun); put into
  • xuu-soilo CHECK -- to soil CHECK
  • solo -- contribute (money)
  • xuu-solosya -- to solicit (donations) (cf. xuu-roosya); add; increase; develop
  • soma -- educate (teach)
  • soma -- read to a p.
  • xuu-soma -- (Sw. SOMA); read; study
  • xuu-somola -- scrape out from a narrow place
  • xuu-sonya -- trouble; peck
  • xuu-soola -- calm sb. down
  • xuu-soola -- take out
  • xuu-soolela (-soolola) --
  • xuu-sooma -- wander; move about; run slowly
  • xuu-soona -- (cf. Sw. SHONA; sew(all kinds of sewing));weave; embroider; weave mats (fibre) S
  • xuu- soonj÷÷la -- explain; make clear; describe (lit. to strip (e.g. a tree of its brances and leaves))
  • xuu-soosya -- relieve pain
  • xuu-soota -- to sodomize
  • xuu-sooxa -- go off (gun)
  • xuu-sosokola -- (Sw. CHOKOA; CHOKOCHOA); peck
  • xuu-sosya --
  • suba -- to promise
  • xuu-suba -- long for ; miss
  • xuu-sulula -- leak
  • xuu-sulunya -- become unhappy
  • xuu-suna -- jump; jump down; bale out ; jump out; get C(?)
  • susula -- comb oneself
  • xuu-susula -- comb
  • xuu-susuuna -- suck (bones)
  • sut(w)a -- carry (in arms; also a baby); lift
  • sut(w)a -- jump up (lit. lift o.s.)
  • xuu-suuba -- swim
  • suuba; siuba -- swing (like rope)
  • xuu-suuba; siuba -- swing (like branch)
  • xuu-suuka -- to plait (hair; mats) (cf. xuu-luka/ruka); weave
  • xuu-suula -- (cf. SUBA; promise)
  • xuu-suuna -- to be sterile; barren
  • suunga -- hang down (e.g. of bananas)
  • xuu-suunga -- hang
  • suungulula -- urinate; relieve o.s.
  • suura -- pedal (a bicycle)
  • xuu-suura -- pound; squeeze banana to make banana wine; make wine
  • xuu-suuxuuma -- to stand still
  • xuu-swaala -- be ashamed
  • sya -- break (day); dawn
  • sya -- sharpen (on stone); grind (millet; knife on stone)
  • kuu-sya -- big; root; main root (e.g. of tree)
  • -sya; -ya; -yaxa -- renew
  • syeba -- to dance
  • syeera -- be circumcized (?)
  • xuu-syeera -- cut round like slice of bread; cut (circumcize)
  • xuu-syuxa -- emerge
  • taa -- draw (water)
  • xuu-taa -- bale out (water from leaky boat)
  • taala -- totter (like drunk man)
  • taamba -- disturb (interrupt; trouble a p.; make trouble;torture
  • taamba -- the being poor
  • xuu-taamba -- be poor; be destitute; be helpless; be bereaved;lack & ; deficiency
  • tabu -- tear (sw. tatua; papure)
  • xuu-tabula -- arrive (at)
  • xuu-tala -- gamble (gen. term); lit. stake
  • tanya -- headache
  • xuu-tanya -- (Sw. CHANJA); cut into pieces
  • xuu-tasa -- to add
  • taxa -- be ignorant
  • taxa -- menstruate; start menstruation (euphemism)
  • taxa -- scratch (e.g. in soil; as fowl); flick away (e.g.insect; dismiss; "sack"
  • tebe -- carry (child at side)
  • tebe -- guess
  • xuu-teeba -- (lw)
  • xuu-teeca (-teca) -- defend o.s.from behind a shield
  • xuu-teeka -- debate; discuss; describe
  • teembu -- become soft; sway ; feel faint (-tyembusha ; sw. rembuka; be exhausted)
  • teembu -- soften ;see foll.
  • teembu -- tender (of heart; feelings); a soft paw paw
  • xuu-teendula -- shake ; jog along (e.g. in bus)
  • teengaala -- jog ; shake (tree; bottle; child)
  • xuu-teengaala -- (cf. RENGA; Sw. TENGA; move aside); shake (jog in bus)
  • teexi -- cook ; bake; boil
  • xuu-tekuxa -- (prob. TENGUXA; cf. TENGAALA and SW. TENGUKA;fall over on one side); wobble.
  • xuu-terema -- tremble
  • xuu-tetea -- (Sw. TETEA); to argue in defence of s.o.
  • tiba -- suffer a loss (lose)
  • xuu-tiba -- take back unsold goods; drop a subject ; disappear ; lose one's way
  • xuu-tifula -- lisp
  • tiila -- touch
  • xuu-tiila -- (=Sw. TIA; put; place; set?); hold ; support(roof)
  • xuu-tiima -- lose one's way; get lost (p. or th.); go mad
  • xuu-tiing'a -- (Sw. CHUNGA); strain ; filter
  • xuu-tika -- sway (of s.th. tall)
  • xuu-tikitya -- tease; tickle
  • tima -- run (cf. cim- bilo); race
  • xuu-timuula -- shear ; shave (jocular)
  • xuu-tindima -- (Sw. RINDIMA; roar as thunder or waterfall); roar(fire)
  • xuu-titixila -- (cf. prec.); boil (water
  • xuu-tixula -- flick away (e.g. insect); dismiss("sack")
  • xuu-tofwaana -- mumble; speak ambiguously; speak with double meaning
  • tokota -- become sweet
  • tonya -- cut hair
  • xuu-tonya -- cut in pieces
  • xuu-toondoma -- make uproar; roar (lion); speak in a deep voice
  • xuu- toondoyisya -- become fat
  • xuu-toonya -- nag
  • tora -- soak (sw. tosa; plunge in water)
  • xuu-tora -- become wet (and cold); get damp
  • toro -- be weak; be lazy; become lazy
  • xuu-totoxela -- make a rumbling noise
  • tuba -- join (become a member of a group); (bein) communion; unite ; reconcile o.s. with; cooperate
  • tuba -- mix
  • tuba -- unite
  • tuba -- unite ; bind; join together ; e.g. parts ofa chair; 2 people in marriage
  • xuu-tuba (-xo) -- include
  • xuu-tubuta -- to take w/o asking (in a joking relationship)
  • xuu-tubuxa -- water coming out; ooze
  • xuu-tuma -- bear fruit (millet).
  • xuu-tutuba -- feel nausea; boil water (with reference to the sound) (Sw. TUTUMA; swell up; bubble up; make a rumbling sound e.g. of bowels)
  • tuuma -- lead into trouble
  • tuuma -- throw down
  • xuu-tuuma -- overlook; throw away; jump
  • tuumbi -- dive
  • tuundubixa -- encounter unexpectedly; catch unawares; do; coreunexpectedly
  • tuxa -- to insult
  • tuya -- take a risk
  • xuu-tuya -- find ; come upon; discover; invent
  • twela -- do the same (as) ;doalso
  • twi -- stumble
  • xuu-tyuxa -- to put sth. on the head (as a name or a burden)
  • xuu-uculuuxa; xu-xw-iculuuxa -- relax; recover strength (cf. xuu-uuluuxa)
  • uka -- be peculiar
  • uka -- ridicilous
  • xuu-uka -- think; assume; be amazed; be astonished; marvel ; show; wonder
  • ula -- be free; be at liberty; being independent.
  • ula -- flood
  • xuu-ula -- (prob. = prec. applied metaphorically); be victorious; defeat; win; control
  • ula; uula -- arrive
  • ula; uula -- strip off (skin).
  • xuu-ula; uula -- thresh (by stick or hands and feet general term; esp. by hands or feet); winnow
  • xuu-ulila -- heart; feel; obey; be obedient
  • xuu-ulukusa -- to spin (e.g.; a sling; thread)
  • xuu-ulungurana -- dangle; swing loosely and making a noise as clapper in bell ; be messy/in a hurry (cf. -BULUNGURANA).
  • xuu-uluxa; ulula --
  • xuu-umbulula -- demolish (house)
  • xuu-una -- pierce (e.g. fish w. spear); stab ; spear ;prick ; be early
  • xu-xwu-unamila -- (xu-xw-UNDAMILA); become sad; become unhappy
  • xuu-ungula -- doze
  • xuu-ungula -- to burn cooking food
  • xuu-ungusya -- to cause food to burn
  • xuu-unya (-uunya) -- smell
  • xuu-ura -- (prob. = -BURA); commend; entrust.
  • xuu-urukura -- (l/r?) ; express
  • xu-(xw-)urungurana -- muddle ; do s.th. in a hurry(w. connotation of confusion); be busy . (cf. buu-LUUSI)
  • xuu-utula; yuula -- (prob. = -BUTA; pick out;claw); snatch
  • xuu-uuca -- swing.
  • xuu-uuluuxa -- to rest; relax; recover strength (cf. xuu-uculuuxa)
  • uumba -- be depressed; dejection; depression.
  • xuu-uumba -- mold; make pots of clay (= xuu-BUMBA); shape thick matoke paste into bulging shape on plate (with fork: e-BUMA; same stem?); knead; mash
  • xuu-uusya -- decry; denounce; exclaim ; have an abortion
  • xuu-uya -- (prob. = -BUYA); move about; emigrate
  • xuu-uya(yo) -- migrate from...
  • xuu-uyilayo -- to migrate to...
  • xuu-wa -- limit; to get finished
  • xuu-waanga -- bright; white (cf. NYANGA)
  • xuu-walila -- (cf. LALI-LA w.same meaning);wonder
  • xuu-wangi(y) isya -- (cf. ANGA) ; whiten ; make white; bleach; brighten ; make bright.
  • xuu-wangiya -- (wangiyisya) whiten ; become white; brighten ; become bright;be bright.
  • xuu-welelela -- (from xuu-WA) diminish; become less; decline.
  • xa -- flow down(as river); go down; descend; land (from plane)
  • xuu-xaabila -- to accuse
  • xuu-xaabila; abila; bi.isya; bi.iya -- accuse
  • xuu-xaasa -- discharge phlegm in coughing
  • xafu -- get warm
  • xaka -- attempt; try and
  • xaka -- exercise
  • xuu-xaka -- tempt; temptation
  • xala -- cut; slash ; clip; pare (nails); amputate; mow (byhand or machine); mark w. knife; by indentures;intercept; make short-cut; e.g. go across a lawn
  • xala -- decapitate; behead
  • xala -- judge (a case); cut; slice ; cut in pieces
  • xala -- to divide
  • xuu-xalabana -- be busy (Masaba: BULUNGANA)
  • xalala -- (anger of) indignation
  • xalala -- be sad; become angry; cross; embittered;upset; be indignant; indignation (cf. xalafu)
  • xalala -- disappoint; annoy
  • xuu-xalanga -- fry; roast (groundnuts or millet); dry (on fire)
  • xale -- (cf. XALE): Old Testament.
  • xama -- squash (e.g. fruit); juice
  • xuu-xama -- squeeze; wring; squash (e.g. fruit); rinse (clothes); milk
  • xuu-xananala -- be bold; to harden; be brave; stand firm; be steady
  • xuu-xanangarana -- contradict
  • xuu-xandaka -- swagger
  • xuu-xangarana -- argue about; contradiction; controversy
  • xuu-xanixa -- speak ambiguously; speak "with double meaning"
  • xuu-xanyuxa; anyuxa -- to speak rudely; to insult; to be proud; to speak in derogatory manner
  • xasya -- to accommodate
  • xuu-xasya -- to heat
  • xuu-xaywa -- to fail (Masaba: xuu- xasixa)
  • xeba -- mow (by hand or machine).
  • xuu-xeba -- cut; circumcize; slash
  • xuu-xebela -- to weed
  • xuu-xebulila -- remember; recognize
  • xuu-xebuxa -- menstruate; start menstruation (Masaba: xuu- xaya)
  • xuu- xeesya -- greet; give good wishes
  • xuu-xekelela; xekerera -- cackle
  • xuu-xelexa -- make traditional salt from ash (colloq. to subject sb. to torture)
  • xiinga -- encircle
  • xiinga -- hinder
  • xiinga -- protect (esp. against disease);prevent disease; resist
  • xiixa -- put something across something else
  • xila -- be (the) best
  • xila -- mostly ; especially
  • xila -- prefer X to Y
  • xuu-xila -- deserve
  • xuu-xila -- win; defeat v
  • xuu-xina -- dance
  • xinga -- hinder (Masaba: xuu-XANG(IL)A)
  • xuu-xisya -- exceed; to put too much
  • xuu-xoba -- (cf. xuu-xobo); make a speech
  • xuu-xoca -- invent
  • xola -- adopt (a child); bring up
  • xola -- cause to ...; make a p. dos.th.; compel
  • xola -- prepare food
  • xola -- to be able to be done
  • xola -- to do as tradition requires
  • xuu-xola -- do; work ; make; produce; construct; invent; actv.;n. (also in play); deed (thing done)
  • xu- xw-xolesya -- feign; pretend
  • xolexa -- happen (lit.: be done)
  • xolexa -- to be able to be done
  • xolexa -- torture
  • xuu-xolexa -- influence ; defile; spoil; corrupt a.p.; th. (cf. xuu- xoongelesya)
  • xuu-xolola -- cough
  • xuu-xolyooxa -- crow (cf. en-GOXO; fowl) (Masaba: KOXOOLA)
  • xuu-xolyooxa -- crow (cf. prec.)
  • xuu-xoma -- to insult
  • xuu-xomexa -- lock (old method w. bar of wood across thewhole entrance); bolt
  • xuu-xong'onda -- knock
  • xoomba -- taste; lick from it; lick a little
  • xoomba -- to kiss
  • xuu-xoomba -- to lick; sip; sip vegetables
  • xuu-xoong÷la -- to extract (as a tooth) by pulling up and sideways; usu. making a noise
  • xuu- xoongelesya -- to influence (usu. in a bad way) (cf. xuu- xolelesya)
  • xuu-xoora -- to strip off (as the skin of a sisal leaf)
  • xuu-xooxa -- cry; shout; roar
  • xos¯a -- be white; become white; whiten ; be/become bright; brighten ; be holy; make light (in darkness); e.g.light a room
  • xuu-xosya; ngena -- beautify; make beautiful (clothes);make light (in darkness) e.g. a room.
  • xoya -- deserve
  • xoya -- glad; happy to see you!
  • xoya -- welcome! (lit. delight!)
  • xuu-xoya -- have to; must; be obliged to; ought to
  • xuu-xoyela -- deserve
  • xula -- develop (lit. cause to grow)
  • xula -- growth
  • xula -- to cause oneself to grow
  • xuu-xula -- grow; to become experienced; to advance in age
  • xuu-xuna -- to suck
  • xuu-xuula -- uproot
  • xuuna -- shrink
  • xuu-xuunda -- (cf. DA; belly); mate (with); copulate (with) (vulgar)
  • xuu-xwa -- give; pay dowry; marry (said of a man)
  • xwaaba -- flood
  • xwaala -- marry (be married; said of a woman)
  • xuu-xwaala -- to have sex ; to cause sb. to cook; to marry (cf. xuu- alixa 'to cook')
  • xuu-xwanja -- list; arrange
  • xuu-xwesa -- pull; stretch (e.g. newly twisted rope)
  • xuu-xwiilaxo -- inherit
  • xuu-ya -- burnv.i.; be on fire
  • yaala -- judge (a case); pronounce judgement (prob.sealing it w. blood)
  • xuu-yaasya -- convince (conn.w. ACI-LISYA; urge?)
  • yaaya -- make an agreement (NS: make a treaty)
  • yaaya -- plunder
  • xuu-yaaya -- to take quickly and greedily; to loot
  • xuu-yaba -- make a hole
  • xuu-yanja -- interest; wonder about; marvel about; to love; to be happy about (cf. xuu- sangaala)
  • xuu-yasi -- special kind of beer banana
  • ye.a -- decline
  • xuu-yeeta -- help ; assist; help a p. out in trouble;; accomodate; maintain (= help); favour t.
  • xuu-yegu a -- wild cat; bush cat.
  • bi- bii-yetelo -- implements; tools
  • xuu-yiima -- look for; seek; go and find; track?; search
  • yiinga -- argue about; debate; discuss
  • yiinga -- tighten; be dear; be expensive; overcharge (raise price)
  • yiingana -- bargain ("haggle")
  • yiingana -- contradict
  • yiingana -- contradiction o.s.
  • yikina -- be unreliable
  • yila -- succeed; comeafter
  • yila -- treat harshly
  • yila -- treat well
  • xuu-yila -- undertake; take s.th. to..... ; send B
  • xuu-yila -- (= xuu-IILA);
  • xuu-yina -- tease
  • xuu-yindila yindala --
  • yoka -- make (a) noise
  • yoka -- speak aloud
  • yoka -- speak aloud; chatter; sound (drums; children etc.)
  • xuu-yoota -- look for enemy or thief; spy
  • xuu-yukela -- be restless
  • yuuxa -- to convert
  • yuuxa -- turning repeatedly; harrowing land
  • xuu-yuuxa -- to come back; turn oneself around; to change (cf. xuu- kaluxasya)
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