Verbs

Ganda Verb List

Ganda language page

  • abate. v.i. -- endekera (-dde)
  • abate; diminish; decline. v.i. -- feeba (-ye)
  • abjure; taboo for oneself: v.tr. -- ziza (-izza)
  • abort (animaIs). v.i. -- tolooga (-ze)
  • abound in: v.i. -- fuggala (-dde)
  • abound in; be crowded. v.i. -- fumbika (-se)
  • abound: v.i. -- jeba (-ye)
  • abuse for; : v.tr.p. -- vumira (-dde)
  • abuse. v.tr. -- nyomoola (-dde)
  • accept offers of service. - v.i.poss. -- sengebwa (-eddwa)
  • accept ungraciously v..i. -- kenya (-ye)
  • accuse by means of: v.tr.c. -- waabya (-izza)
  • accuse falsely of cheating. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- limbikiriza (-rizza)
  • accuse falsely of having eaten or taken sthg. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- liikiriza (-izza)
  • accuse in secret. v.tr. -- lyolyoma (-ye)
  • accuse. v.tr. -- lonkoma (-ye)
  • accuse; de- nounce. v.tr. -- memeka (-se)
  • accuse; denounce; slander. v.tr. -- loopa (-ye)
  • accuse; tell false tales of. v.tr. -- neneka (-se)
  • accustom. v.tr.c. -- manyiiza (-izza)
  • ache (esp. in bones): v.i. & tr. -- bwatula (-`dde)
  • ache; be out of straight: v.i. -- benduka (`mmenduse)
  • act hastily. = v.i. -- kakaalukana (-ye)
  • act hastily; madly. v.i. -- babaalukana (-ye)
  • act in a furtive manner. v.i.refl. -- fulukuta (-se)
  • act in silly way. v.i. -- toobaana (-aZ)
  • act mysteriously; hide. v.i. -- kukuta (-se)
  • add another; v.tr. -- zzaako (`nzizizzaako)
  • adhere to; be sticky: v.tr.p. -- kwatira (-dde)
  • adjoin; join up with: v.i. -- taba (-ye)
  • admire greatly; gaze at without understanding: v.tr.rec. c.refl. -- wuunaganya (-izza)
  • admire; be in ecstasies with. v.tr. -- wuunuuna (-ye)
  • admit a fault before being found out. v.i. -- etanga (-ze)
  • adorn; embellish; make smart. v.tr. -- yonja (-ze)
  • advertise; procure custom: v.tr. -- samya (-izza)
  • affect friendship. v.i.p.c.refl. -- saanyiriza (-izza)
  • affect riches; make a show. v.i.refl. -- jalabya (-izza)
  • afflict; make trouble; sorrow. v.tr.c. -- nakuwaza (-izza)
  • aggravate by partiality (dispute; disagreement). v.tr. -- saakaanya (-izza)
  • agree. v.i. rec. -- abagana (-ye)
  • agree. v.i. -- kkaanya (-izza)
  • agree; make bargain; covenant; appointment. prov. v.i.rec. -- lazaana (-ye)
  • agree; plot; together; combine together: v.i. & tr.refl. -- koba (-ye)
  • aim. v.i. -- toma (-ye)
  • aim; shoot; straight: v.i. & tr. -- teeba (-ye)
  • allot; appor- tion. v..tr. -- gereka (-se)
  • allow oneself to be robbed. v.i.refl. -- bbika (-se)
  • allow to grow; mature. v.tr.c. -- kuza (-izza)
  • also v.i. -- kangaba (-ye)
  • also v.i.refl. -- kenenkula (-dde)
  • also v.tr. -- nyunta (-se)
  • also v.tr. -- yiwa (`njiye)
  • also v.tr. -- ziriza (-izza)
  • also with enclitics. v.i.refl. -- ggya (`nneggye)
  • amuse; divert. v.tr.c. -- nyumya (-izza)
  • and v.i. -- betenteka (-se)
  • and v.i. -- bunga (`mmunze)
  • and v.tr.c. -- funya (-izza)
  • and v.i. -- fuukana (-ye)
  • and v.tr. -- mirungula (-dde)
  • and v.i.refl. -- yayamula (-dde)
  • and ) v.i.refl. -- jaga (-ze)
  • and ku- v.tr.c. -- mmya (-izza)
  • anger. - v.tr. -- kayula (-dde)
  • angry with; chide. v.tr. -- kalatira (-dde)
  • announce a death to sb.: v.p. -- bikira (dde)
  • announce to; warn. v.tr. -- wabula (-dde)
  • announce; give notice of. v.tr. -- langa (-ze)
  • annoy; vex. v.tr.c. -- nyiikaaza (-izza)
  • anoint face of dead. v.tr. -- ziraga (-ze)
  • answer by mistake when called. v.i. & tr.c.refl. -- yitabya (-izza)
  • answer each other. v.i.rec. -- itabagana (-ye)
  • answer when called. v.i. -- yitaba (-ye)
  • antici- pate with great excitement: he who longs for wars dies in them. v.tr.p. -- sugumbira (-dde)
  • antici- pate with pleasure; count upon: v.tr.refl. -- sunga (-ze)
  • ap- peal to; call to witness. v.tr.p. -- julira (-dde)
  • appear to; at; for. Also with v.i.p. -- labikira (-dde)
  • appear. v.i. -- mwenyuka (-se)
  • appease gods with v.tr.c. -- kkaliza (-izza)
  • appease. v.tr. -- wombeeka (-se)
  • appease; heal a quarrel. v.tr.rew. -- nyiigulula (-dde)
  • apply ones self to; be zealous for: v.tr. -- jumbira (b)
  • apply oneself to; devote oneself to: v.tr.p. -- nyii- kirira (-dde)
  • appoint as deputy: v.tr.c. -- sigiza (-izza)
  • apportion for or at: v.tr.p. -- begulira (-dde)
  • approach cautiously. v.i. -- solyassolya (-ye)
  • approach cautiously; follow gingerly; be tactful with. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- lembereza (-ezza)
  • approach maturity. v.i. -- suuluula (-dde)
  • arch (the back). v.tr.c. -- kukujjaza (-izza)
  • arch the back. v.i. -- kukujjala (-dde)
  • arouse appe- tite. v.tr.c. -- luza (-izza)
  • arrange for battle. v.tr.c. -- taza (-izza)
  • arrive; reach. v.i. -- tuuka (-se)
  • ask oneself. v.tr.refl. -- buuza (-izza)
  • ask riddles. The propounder says: v.i. -- kokka (-se)
  • ask something for another person: v.tr.p. -- buuliza (-izza)
  • ask the price ( cause seller to state value). v.tr.c. -- lamuza (-izza)
  • ask: v.tr. -- buuza (-izza)
  • assault; attack; v.tr. -- lumba (-ye)
  • assemble. v.tr. -- kunga (-ze)
  • assemble; collect together. v.tr.c. -- ku^^aanya (-izza)
  • assert one's identity. v.i.refl. -- tonda (-ze)
  • assist painful or slow progress of (e.g. sick person): v.tr.c. -- senvuza (-izza)
  • atrophy; become cretinous; hydrocephalic. v.i. -- langa (-ze)
  • attack. v.tr. -- taza (-izza)
  • attack: v.tr.p. -- talira (-dde)
  • attend court or council. v.i. -- kiika (-se)
  • attract favours to oneself; ingratiate oneself with: v.tr.c.refl. -- ganzisa (-izza)
  • attri- bute words falsely. v.i.p. -- ewaayirira (-dde)
  • attribute words to: v.tr.p. 2. c. -- gambiriza (-rizza)
  • avoid; abstain from; pass by. v.tr.refl. -- balama (`nneebalamye)
  • avoid; keep away from: v.tr. & i.refl. -- suuba (-ye)
  • await a favourable moment. v.i. & tr. -- goojera (-dde)
  • awake abruptly; recover consciousness. v.i. -- sisimuka (-se)
  • awake; get up in morning. v.i. -- zuukuka (-se)
  • awaken; rouse. v.tr. -- sisimula (-dde)
  • backbite; make secret accusations. v.i. -- seeseema (-ye)
  • badger incessantly: v.tr.c.rec. -- gobaganya (-izza)
  • baffle; foil. v.tr. -- kapya (-izza)
  • baffle; perplex: v.tr.p. -- soberwa (-dde)
  • bandage one- self; wrap oneself up. v.refl. -- sabika (-se)
  • banter; joke. v.i. -- dalya (-lizza)
  • banter; make light of. v.i. -- dambuka (-se)
  • baptize. v.tr. -- batiza (`mbatizza)
  • bare (teeth) at: v.tr.p. -- sinikira (-dde)
  • bargain; bargain for. v.i. -- osana (-ye)
  • bark at. v.p. -- boggolera (-`dde)
  • bark. v.i. -- boggola (-`dd)
  • bawl; be noisy: v.i. -- baaluuka (`mbaaluuse)
  • bawl; croak (of many animals or people together). v.i. -- anyaaga (baanyaaze)
  • be v.i.pass. -- zannyibwa (-ddwa)
  • be a dandy. v.i. -- kenena (-ye)
  • be a loafer; idler. v.i. -- suulumba (-ye)
  • be a vagabond; be constantly going round on visits. v.i. -- beyuka (-se)
  • be a vagrant or loafer in a town. v.i. -- cakala (-dde)
  • be a 'yes-man'. v.i.refl. -- kkiriranya (-izza)
  • be able to be con- densed: v.i. -- funzika (-se)
  • be able: v.i. & tr. -- yinza (-izza)
  • be able; succeed. v.tr. -- sobola (-dde)
  • be absent minded; negligent. v.i. -- lagajjala (-dde)
  • be abundant; excessive: v.i. -- fu^^nama (-ye)
  • be accommodat- able: v.i. -- suzika (-se)
  • be added to; superimposed. v.p. pass. -- eerwa (-teereddwa)
  • be adjacent; adjoin: prov. to be adjoining the lake is not to eat relishes; perhaps = shoemakers are the worst shod. v.i. -- iraana (-ye)
  • be admired; be the subject of astonishment. v.i.pass.refl. -- wuunyizibwa (-ddwa)
  • be advantaged; served. v.pass. -- gasibwa (-iddwa)
  • be affected; excuse oneself by false humility. v.i.refl. -- gayagaya (`nnee- gayegaye)
  • be affected; smirk. v.i.refl. -- rogoya (-ye)
  • be affronted by. v.i.p. 2. pass. -- ziri- rirwa (-ddwa)
  • be agreed; united;cf. v.i.refl. -- taba (-ye)
  • be ailing; keep getting ill. v.i. -- gozoobana (-ye)
  • be alight: v.i. -- koleera (-dde)
  • be alone; desolate. Also v.i.refl. -- sunsulika (-se)
  • be always on the move; walk continually. v.i. -- tyaguza (-izza)
  • be always smiling. v.i.red. -- mwenyamwenya (-ye-ye)
  • be amazed. v.tr. -- kunga (-ze)
  • be ample; be puffed or swollen. v.i. -- andaala (-dde)
  • be angry against. v.tr.p. -- sungu- walira (-idde)
  • be angry; scowl. v.i. -- kalala (-dde)
  • be annoyed with; vexed at. v.tr.p. -- nyiikaalira (-dde)
  • be annoyed with; vexed with. v.tr.p. -- nyiigira (-dde)
  • be annoyed; complain; grouse. v.i. -- nyiiga (-ze)
  • be annulled; be cancelled. v.pass. -- dibizibwa (-iddwa)
  • be answered; be done again. v.pass. -- ddibwamu (`nziriddwamu)
  • be anxious about; solicit; canvass. v.tr. -- waalirira (-dde)
  • be anxious; troubled about: v.tr.refl. -- raliikirira (-dde)
  • be apathetic. v.i. & tr.p. -- gayira (-dde)
  • be appearing; be growing (of breasts). v.i. -- suna (-ye)
  • be apportionable (of food): v.i. -- begeka (-se)
  • be appro- priate; suitable: v.i. -- gendegetana (-ye)
  • be approachable. v.i. -- semberekeka (-se)
  • be approachable: v.i.p.2 -- ka (-se)
  • be arranged; aligned. v.i.pass. -- sengekebwa (-eddwa)
  • be as- saulted with violence. v.pass. -- temulwa (-iddwa)
  • be ashamed. v.i. -- swala (-dde)
  • be ashamed; look crestfallen. v.i.refl. -- bombabomba (-byebye)
  • be aslant; awry. v.i.refl. -- wunzika (-se)
  • be aslant; awry. v.i.refl. -- wunzika (-se)
  • be assembled. v.i.refl. -- kukumba (-ye)
  • be aston- ished. v.i. -- nyamala (-dde)
  • be astounded. v.i. & tr. -- wugulala (-dde)
  • be at ease. v.i.refl;. -- teesa (-ezza)
  • be at one's wits' end. v.i. -- ga^^amuka (-se)
  • be at peace; live at ease. v.i. -- tebenkera (-dde)
  • be attacked. v.pass. -- lumbwa (-iddwa)
  • be audible. v.i. -- wulikika (-se)
  • be awake. idiom: v.tr. -- moga (-ze)
  • be badly bruised. v.i. -- lunguuka (-se)
  • be badly bruised: ` v.i. -- unguula (-dde)
  • be beate- v. -- saamirwa (-iddwa)
  • be beaten (of drums); be pummelled. v.i.c.pass. -- tuzzibwa (-iddwa)
  • be beaten; surpassed. v.i. pass. -- singibwa (-iddwa)
  • be belated; be overtaken by darkness. v.i.pass. -- zibirirwa (-ddwa)
  • be bent; roundshouldered. Also v.i. -- koota (-se)
  • be beside oneself. v.i. -- vugaavugana (-ye)
  • be bitter sweet; sweetish (of some kinds of fruit). v.i. -- tu^^ununa (-ye)
  • be blown up with bad gases. v.i. -- tuya (-ye)
  • be blunt; become dull. v.i. -- fumbeetera (-dde)
  • be boil- ing. v.i. -- tuukuuma (-ye)
  • be boiled to shreds. v.i.rev. -- yungulukuka (-se)
  • be boiling. v.i. -- camuka (-se)
  • be bor v.i.pass. -- zaalwa (-iddwa)
  • be bored by insects; be worm-eate v.i. -- wumba (-ye)
  • be bothered. v.i. -- ziringitana (-ye)
  • be bothered; muddled. v.i. -- buguutana (-ye)
  • be bound; obliged. v.i.pass. -- teekwa (-eddwa)
  • be bound; tied. v.i.pass. -- sibirwa (-iddwa)
  • be broken in two. v.i. -- kutuka (-se)
  • be broken off. v.i.pass. -- nuuliibwa (-ddwa)
  • be broken right off. v.i. -- sonjoka (-se)
  • be broken; be crushed. v.i. -- menyeka (-se)
  • be broken; worn out with fatigue. v.pass. -- tendewererwa (-eddwa)
  • be brought together; be made adjacent. v.pass. -- liraanyizibwa (-ddwa)
  • be brought; be conducted. v.pass. -- leetebwa (-ddwa)
  • be bruised: v.i.refl. -- tukuta (-se)
  • be built. v.i.pass. -- zimbibibwa (-ddwa)
  • be bullied; despised. v.pass. -- joogebwa (ddwa)
  • be bunged up. v.i. -- zibikira (-dde)
  • be buried. v.i.pass. -- ziikibwa (-ddwa)
  • be burnt. v.i. -- okebwa (-eddwa)
  • be burnt; scorched (of meat roasting). v.i. -- siriira (-dde)
  • be busy. v.i. -- tawaana (-ye)
  • be busy; agi- tated. v.i. -- tawuka (-se)
  • be called (the name of). v.i.pas. -- tuumibwa (-iddwa)
  • be called as a witness therefore now treated as bear witness. v.pass. -- julirwa (-iddwa)
  • be called. v.i. pass. -- yitwa (-ddwa)
  • be calm (of sb. by nature excitable). v.i.refl. -- teerereka (-se)
  • be capable of being together; adjacent. v.i. -- liraanyizika (-se)
  • be capable of being turned; that expression cannot be translated into Luganda. v.i. -- kyusika (-se)
  • be carried on back (of baby). v.i.pass. -- weekebwa (-ddwa)
  • be carried; taken; v.i.pass. -- twalibwa (-id-dwa)
  • be casual; trifle: v.i. -- lambya (-izza)
  • be cautious; be on one's guard: v.i.refl. -- rinda (-ze)
  • be censed; fumigated. v. -- nyookezebwa (-eddwa)
  • be ceremonious. v.i.refl. -- gegeza (-ezza)
  • be chafed; rough (of skin). v.i. -- kuubuuka (-se)
  • be changed past recognition: v.i. -- wuba (-ye)
  • be cheerful in another's misfortune = v.i. -- kiyagguka (-se)
  • be chipped; be cut; knocked off. v.i. -- bongoka (-se)
  • be cleaned out with v.i. -- gan- duuka (-se)
  • be clear; trans- parent (sky). v.i. -- teeka (-se)
  • be clearable; etc. ku- v.i. -- kandulikika (-se)
  • be clever at work; at repartee: v.i. -- tolo^^anya (izza)
  • be close; contiguous. ku v.i.rec. -- kwatana (-ye)
  • be cold; feel cold. v.i. -- nnyogoga (`nnyinyogoze)
  • be colossal. v.i. -- wagamuka (-se)
  • be come upon; taken by surprise. v.i.pass. -- jjirirwa (-iddwa)
  • be completely carefree: v.i.refl. -- giringijja (-zze)
  • be completely careless with: v.i.p. -- galambira (dde)
  • be completely careless; negligent. v.i. -- galamba (-ye)
  • be completely regardless of consequences; be defiant. v.i.refl. -- koboza (-ezza)
  • be completely tired out. v.i. -- kumuka (-se)
  • be compli- cated; be prolonged: v.i. -- jabagira (-dde)
  • be comprehensible. v.i. -- tegeerekeka (-se)
  • be confused; ashamed. v.i. -- wemuka (-se)
  • be continually moving. v.i. & tr.c. -- yigaanya (-izza)
  • be cooked to shreds. v.i. -- fumbulukuka (-se)
  • be corpu- lent. v.i. -- zijjagala (-dde)
  • be countable: v.i. -- balika (-se)
  • be covered with fruit. v.i. -- embeera (-dde)
  • be covered. v.pass. -- bikkwa (-ddwa)
  • be cracked; torn in many places (as bad bark-cloth). v.i.p. 2. -- atiikirira (-dde)
  • be crammed full and leave off. v.i.refl. -- kkula (-dde)
  • be crooked; stunted. v.i. -- kangabala (-dde)
  • be crotchety; cantankerous. wife of one's son; who is supposed to humour her mother-in-law. If she humours herself she is `crotchety': v.i.refl. -- mwana (5e)
  • be crowded together. v.i. -- ottera (-dde)
  • be crushed; utterly overcome; quite powerless. v.pass. -- lemererwa (-ddwa)
  • be cultivated. v.pass. -- limibwa (-ddwa)
  • be cured; healed; saved; escape from: v.i. -- wona (-ye)
  • be cured; saved. v.i.pass. -- wonyezebwa (-eddwa)
  • be cut to a point; be sharp. v.i. -- songoka (-se)
  • be cut. v.i.pass. -- salwa (-iddwa)
  • be de- feated; overcome; by: v.i. & tr.pass. -- lemwa (-ddwa)
  • be delayed; held up. v.pass. -- lwisibwa (-ddwa)
  • be delighted; amused; pleased. v.i.pass. -- nyumirwa (-iddwa)
  • be delirious; rave. Also v.i. -- logojjana (ye)
  • be depressed. v.i. -- keke'jjuka (-se)
  • be depressed; destitute. v.i. -- taagana (-ye)
  • be despised. v.i.pass. -- nyoomebwa (-eddwa)
  • be destitute; homeless. v.i. -- daagana (-ye)
  • be different. v.i. -- wuguka (-se)
  • be difficult; at; in; v.i.p. -- koboleza (-ezza)
  • be dilated. v.i. -- leruka (-se)
  • be diluted; too soft: v.i. -- serebera (-dde)
  • be dis- arranged; upset (of settled plan). v.i. -- taamuuka (-se)
  • be dis- entangled. v.i. -- taggulukuka (-se)
  • be dis- figured. v.i. -- sowoka (-se)
  • be dis- honoured; discredited. I am discredited. v.i. -- weebuuka (-se)
  • be dis- tant from; avoid;cf. v.i.refl. -- suula (-dde)
  • be dis- tended; inflated. v.i. & tr. -- waga (-ze)
  • be dis- tended; swollen (of face). v.i. -- wulubala (-dde)
  • be dis- traught; move about incessantly (like sick person). v.i. -- taagataagana (-ye)
  • be discredited; vilified. v.pass. -- gadizibwa (-iddwa)
  • be dishonoured. v.i.pass. -- weebuulwa (-ddwa)
  • be dishonoured; disgraced. v.pass. -- kolimirwa (-ddwa)
  • be dislocated. v.i. -- nuuka (-se)
  • be disowned. v.pass. -- boolebwa (-eddwa)
  • be displaced. v.i.pass. -- segulibwa (-iddwa)
  • be disputatious; cavil. v.i. -- leekeema (-ye)
  • be dissociated; sepa- rated. v.i. pass. -- gattululwa (-ddwa)
  • be dissolute; completely dissipate one's goods. v.i.refl. -- yagaagula (-dde)
  • be dissolute; go to the bad. v.i. -- seeguka (-se)
  • be distended after food. v.i. -- tuutiira (-dde)
  • be distended from over-eating. v.i. -- bimbikana (-y)
  • be distrait; absent-minded. v.i. -- takana (-ye)
  • be disturbed. the county is in tumult. v.i.pass. -- siikuulwa (-ddwa)
  • be doable. v.i. -- koleka (-se)
  • be docile; controllable. v.i. -- fugika (-se)
  • be done up; exhausted. v.i. -- vuya (-ye)
  • be done. `nkolwa; e- n. IX; v.pass. -- kolebwa (-ddwa)
  • be drawn blank (of termite hill); be empty: v.i. & tr. -- kotera (-dde)
  • be drinkable. v.i. -- nyweka (-se)
  • be drowsy. v.i. -- bongoota (-se)
  • be dug up v.i.rev. -- simuka (-se)
  • be dug; excavated. v.i.pass. -- simibwa (-iddwa)
  • be dull; gloomy. v.i. -- ungubala (-dde)
  • be dwarfed; stunted. v.i. -- konoona (-ye)
  • be easily handled (but used ge v.i. -- tembeka (-se)
  • be eate v.pass. -- liibwa (-riddwa)
  • be edible. v.i. -- liika (-se)
  • be edible. v.i. -- liika (-se)
  • be elastic; extensile; open out. v.i.rev. -- naanuuka (-se)
  • be emaci- ated. v.i. -- waatuka (-se)
  • be emaciated. v.i. -- nyaaluka (-se)
  • be embarrassed; taken aback; speechless. v.i.p.refl. -- wunikira (-dde)
  • be embarrassed; taken aback; speechless. v.i.p.refl. -- wunikira (-dde)
  • be en- gulfed; destroyed wholesale. v.i. -- tokomoka (-se)
  • be enamoured of; infatuated with. v.tr. -- kitiza (-izza)
  • be enclosed; shut in. v.i.pass. -- komerwa (-ddwa)
  • be enfeebled. v.i. -- gaganuka (-se)
  • be enlivened; cheered up. v.i.p. 2. c.pass. -- esesesebwa (-eddwa)
  • be equal; be like: v.i. & tr.refl. -- enkana (-ye)
  • be equalled: v.i.refl. -- enkanika (-se)
  • be escapable; be healable. v.i. -- woneka (-se)
  • be excessively fat. v.i. -- feeta (-se)
  • be exhausted. v.i. -- ebettuka (-se)
  • be exorbitant: v.f.refl. -- kanika (-se)
  • be expected. v.pass. -- suubirwa (-iddwa)
  • be extor- tionate to. v.tr. -- tunika (-se)
  • be extremely old; last very long time. v.i. p. 2. intens. -- wangaalirira (-dde)
  • be far advanced; v.i. -- lukuka (-se)
  • be far off. v.i. -- kunukkira (-dde)
  • be fastened; v.i.pass. -- sibibwa (-iddwa)
  • be fastidious about. v.i.refl. -- nekya (-kezza)
  • be fastidious about: v.i.refl. -- naanya (-izza)
  • be fastidious; difficult: v.i.refl. -- kanasa (-izza)
  • be fastidious; finicky. v.i.refl. -- ketula (-dde)
  • be fearful: v.i. -- tekemuka (-se)
  • be feeble; ill- nourished (animals). v.i. -- yondoba (-ye)
  • be feudal vassal. v.i. -- tongola (-dde)
  • be filled with repulsion; aversion; horror: v.pass. -- nyinyibwa (-iddwa)
  • be filthy; sluttish. v.i. -- jamawala (-dde)
  • be fined. v.i.pass. -- tanzibwa (-iddwa)
  • be finished. v.pass. -- malibwa (-ddwa)
  • be firm; stand steady. v.i. -- nywera (-dde)
  • be first. v.i. -- sooka (-se)
  • be fit for; deserve. v.tr.p. -- saanira (-dde)
  • be fixed into handle. v.i.pass. -- vumbeerwa (-eddwa)
  • be flabby; soft to touch; have oedema. v.i. -- bootaboota (-se-se)
  • be flattened out; beaten hard. 2 complete successfully. Also v.i. & t. -- kukuutira (-dde)
  • be flexible; supple. ku- v.i. -- weteka (-se)
  • be flippant; utterly indifferent to. v.i. -- badala (-dde)
  • be followed; employed; etc: v.i.pass. -- yisibwa (-ddwa)
  • be fooled. v.i. -- guumaala (-dde)
  • be forbidde v.i.pass. -- zirwa (-iddwa)
  • be forbidden. v.i.pass. -- werwa (-eddwa)
  • be forbidden; proscribed. v.i.pass.c.refl. -- wa-zibwa (-iddwa)
  • be forged. v.i.pass. -- wee- sebwa (-ddwa)
  • be forgive v.i.pass. -- sonyiyibwa (-ddwa)
  • be forgotten. v.pass. -- erabirwa (-iddwa)
  • be found. v.i.pass. -- sangibwa (-iddwa)
  • be found. v.i. -- zuuka (-se)
  • be frantic with grief. v.i. -- aziirana (-ye)
  • be frayed; wear out. v.i. -- yayuka (-se)
  • be frozen stiff with cold. v.i. -- tiitiwala (-dde)
  • be full of: v.i. -- bugaana (-nye)
  • be full. v.i. -- bwegera (-`dde)
  • be full; be crowded. v.i. -- fumbekera (-dde)
  • be fully ripe. - v.i. -- buulukuka (se)
  • be furious (esp. in argument). v.i.refl. -- kalaga (-ze)
  • be furious. v.i. -- swakira (-dde)
  • be give v.i.pass. -- weebwa (mpeere-ddwa)
  • be glut- tonous. v.i. -- yana(a)yana (-ye)
  • be glutton- ous. v.i. -- vuvunkana (-ye)
  • be gone for; be sought. v.i.pass. -- nonebwa (-ddwa)
  • be good in eyes of; please: v.tr.p. -- woomera (-dde)
  • be greatly moved with emotion. v.i.p. 2. pass. -- tuduggirirwa (-iddwa)
  • be greedy for. v.tr.p. -- lulunkanira (-dde)
  • be greedy. v.i. -- lulunkana (-ye)
  • be greedy. usually v.i. -- nunka (-se)
  • be greeted by third persoI do not like having greetings sent to me by a third person. v.i.p.pass. -- tumirwa (-riddwa)
  • be grotesque; look a sight. v.i.refl. -- swalinga (-ze)
  • be happy with. v.i.p. -- saganyukira (-dde)
  • be happy; fortunate: v.f.refl. -- siima (-ye)
  • be harassed; agitated. v.i. -- vuyaana (-ye)
  • be hardened; fortified against. v.i.p. -- gubira (-dde)
  • be harmonized. v.i.pass. -- gattikwa (-iddwa)
  • be hatched out. v.pass. -- alulwa (-iddwa)
  • be hated. v.pass. -- kyayibwa (-ddwa)
  • be haughty. See v.i.refl. -- kuumbaza (-izza)
  • be haughty; proud; a dandy. v.i.refl. -- kunika (-se)
  • be heaved along. v.i.pass. -- sembeesebwa (-ed-dwa)
  • be heavy with fatigue. v.i. -- tendewerera (-dde)
  • be heavy. v.i. -- zitowa (-ye)
  • be held in disgust. v.i.refl.pass. -- nyinyalwa (-iddwa)
  • be held responsible for. be reproached with: ` v.i.pass. -- vunaanibwa (-iddwa)
  • be helped. v.pass. -- beerebwa (`mbeereddwa)
  • be helped. v.i.pass. -- yambibwa (-ddwa)
  • be helpless; prostrate; completely discouraged. v.i. -- tongojjera (-dde)
  • be herdable. v.i. -- lundika (-se)
  • be herded; after. v.pass. -- lundwa (-ddwa)
  • be hidden from; concealed from Have you secrets from your husband? v. pass.refl. -- kwekebwa (-eddwa)
  • be hidden. v.pass. -- kisibwa (-ddwa)
  • be hidden. v.pass. -- kwekwa (-eddwa)
  • be high; be very tall. v.i. -- gulumira (-dde)
  • be hindered. v.i.pass. -- ziyizibwa (-ddwa)
  • be hol- lowed out; be empty. v.i. -- wowongoka (-se)
  • be hot; burn: v.i. -- baalaala (-dde)
  • be humble. v.i.refl. -- wombeeka (-se)
  • be hunted. v.i.pass. -- yiggwa (-iddwa)
  • be hurt; put in pain. v.pass. -- kosebwa (-ddwa)
  • be hypocritical. v.i. & tr. -- kuusa (-izza)
  • be idle lazy. v.i. -- gayaala (-dde)
  • be idle; lazy: idiom. you are as idle as a bald man going to fetch a razor. v.i. -- naaya (-izza)
  • be ill at ease. v.i. -- yagaayagana (-ye)
  • be ill at; in; : v.i.p. -- lwalira. (-dde)
  • be imperfectly dry (of certain dishes; v.i. -- gaya (-ye)
  • be in a bad temper. v.i.refl. -- wagala (-dde)
  • be in a merry or boisterous mood. v.i. -- janjaala (-dde)
  • be in anguish: v.i. -- lala (-ze)
  • be in conspiscuous position; usually by oneself. v.i.refl. -- tengeka (-se)
  • be in ecstasy of expectation (contemp- tuous term). v.i. -- sugumbya (-izza)
  • be in ecstasy of expectation (contemptuous term). v.i. -- sugumba (-ye)
  • be in effervescent state. v.i. & tr. -- tyanka (-se)
  • be in embryo: v.i. & tr. -- tonda (-ze)
  • be in favour; be a favourite. v.i. -- ganja (ze)
  • be in good health; condition: v.i. -- lama (-ye)
  • be in good order; condition. v.i. -- ttira (-dde)
  • be in hurry: v.i. & tr.p. 2. c. -- anguyiriza (-rizza)
  • be in last agonies. v.i. -- tabunkana (-ye)
  • be in muddle; in confusion. v.i. -- vvunkana (-ye)
  • be in no doubt; not to vacillate. v.i. -- wannaanya (-ye)
  • be in officiall capacity. v.i.re.fl. -- etongola (-dde)
  • be in pain. v.i. -- koseka (-se)
  • be in pain; writhe. v.i.refl. -- sansabaga (-ze)
  • be in poor health. v.i. -- lwalalwala (-dde- dde)
  • be in repose; sit: v.i. -- budama (-ye)
  • be in search of: v.i. -- pampa (-ye)
  • be in sore need of = v.tr.refl. -- daaga (`nneedaaze)
  • be in throes of death. v.i. -- bota (se)
  • be in tur- moil. v.i. -- vujjunguka (-se)
  • be in utter misery. v.i. -- jeera (-dde)
  • be inattentive. 2 v.i. -- labankana (-ye)
  • be increased. v.i.pass. -- ongerwa (-eddwa)
  • be incubat- ing (illness). v.i. -- gonera (-dde)
  • be independent: idiom. free; autonomous. v.i.refl. -- twala (-tu`tte)
  • be inert; inanimate; be weak. v.i. -- yaba (-ye)
  • be infatuated. v.i. -- lula (-ze)
  • be infatuated: v.i. -- tinkiza (-kizza)
  • be infected with above disease. v.i. -- kaatawala (`nkaatawa`dde)
  • be infected with the disease v. -- kaatawala (-dde)
  • be infected; be made to smell bad. v.i. -- cuncumuka (-se)
  • be infectious: v.i. -- ttulira (-dde)
  • be inflated: v.i.poss. -- wagibwa (-iddwa)
  • be informed. idiom. v.pass. -- buulirwa (-iddwa)
  • be inhospit- able. v.i. -- zigama (-ye)
  • be insipid. v.i. -- languka (-se)
  • be insipid. v.i. -- lungukuka (-se)
  • be insufficient for: v.tr. -- weba (-ye)
  • be intensely hot: v.i.refl. -- berengula (-dde)
  • be irritated; annoyed. v.i. -- nyiikaala (-dde)
  • be jested with: v.i.pass. -- saagibwa (-ddwa)
  • be killable. v.i. -- ttika (-se)
  • be laden with: v.i. & tr. -- sembekera (-dde)
  • be lanced (abscess). v.i. -- tunduka (-se)
  • be languid; inert (owing to youth; illness; or ignor- ance). v.i. -- gajaba (-ye)
  • be languid; listless. v.i. -- gojoba (-ye)
  • be late; be delayed. 2 v.i.p. 2. pass. -- labirirwa (-ddwa)
  • be lazy; idle. v.i. -- leeya (-ye)
  • be lean; bare. v.i. -- wawuka (-se)
  • be learnable. v.i. -- yigika (-se)
  • be learnt. v.i.pass. -- bwa (-ddwa)
  • be left by servant; v.i.pass. -- sengukibwa (-ddwa)
  • be left; abandoned. v.pass. -- lekwa (-ddwa)
  • be lent. v.i.pass. -- wolebwa (-eddwa)
  • be lent; borrowed; hired. v.pass. -- azikibwa (-ddwa)
  • be let go; be dismissed. v.pass. -- teebwa (`nteereddwa)
  • be level; stand upright. v.i. -- tereera (-dde)
  • be liable to be found. v.i. -- sangika (-se)
  • be light; swift: as swiftly as the wind. v.i. -- wewuka (-se)
  • be limitable: v.i. -- gezeka (-se)
  • be limp; upset by food. v.i. -- serenguka (-se)
  • be loaded; embarked. v.i.pass. -- siikibwa (-id- dwa)
  • be longwinded; make long march; have long course (river). v.i. -- landagga (-zze)
  • be looked after; nursed (in sickness). v.pass. -- jjanjabibwa (-iddwa)
  • be lost at; in: v.i.p. -- zaayira (-dde)
  • be lost dis- appear. v.i. -- zaawa (-ye)
  • be lovable; captivating. Also v.i. -- agalika (-se)
  • be loved; liked; wanted. v'pass. -- agalibwa (-iddwa)
  • be lukewarm. v.i.p. -- okerera (-dde)
  • be luxuriant; flourish. (of plants): v.i. -- era (-ze)
  • be luxuriant; laden with fruit; foliage; be overloaded with: v.i. -- wakatira (-dde)
  • be mad on; be crazy after: v.tr. -- esoma (-ye)
  • be made firm. v.i.pass. -- nywezebwa (-eddwa)
  • be made thin; foreg. v.i. -- kenduka (-se)
  • be married. v.i. Pass. -- wasibwa (-iddwa)
  • be massive. v.i. -- guggubira (-dde)
  • be measurable; separable; v.i. -- lengeka (ge)
  • be meticu- lous; pay attention to detail: v.i. -- etojja (-zze)
  • be mistake v.pass. -- taanwa (-iddwa)
  • be mixed up; be in a muddle. v.i. -- tabika (-se)
  • be mixed up; be in muddle. v.i. -- tabika (-se)
  • be- morose with. v.tr.p. -- zimbagalira (-dde)
  • be morose. v.i. -- nyiigomba (-ye)
  • be morose; gloomy. v.i.refl. -- wunika (-se)
  • be muddled. v.i. -- kuya (`nkuye)
  • be muscular. v.i. -- nyuntuka (-se)
  • be narrat- able; be usable as amusement; diver- sion. v.i.p.c. -- nyumizika (-se)
  • be narrow; confined. v.i. -- funda (-ze)
  • be nasal voice). - v.i. -- ala (-dde)
  • be nau- seated. v.i.pass. -- sinwa (-iddwa)
  • be naughty; perverse. v.i. -- bambaala (`mmamba`dde)
  • be negligent in dress; be slovenly. v.i. -- fankana (-ye)
  • be next to; second in command to (sub-chief): v.i. -- myuka (-se)
  • be niggard- ly; parsimonious. v.i. -- futaafutana (-ye)
  • be niggardly. v.tr. -- nonooza (-ezza)
  • be notched; chipped. v.i. -- ibuka (-se)
  • be null and void. v.i. -- wungutuka (-se)
  • be numb; cramped. v.i. -- zingalala (-dde)
  • be numb; have pins and needles;. v.i. -- sannyalala (-dde)
  • be obs cured (of moon); be dim; indistinct. v.i. -- vumbeera (-dde)
  • be obsti- nate. v.i. -- gogottana (-ye)
  • be obsti- nate. v.i. -- waganyala (-dde)
  • be obtainable by straining: v.i. -- genekeka (-se)
  • be of equal size. v.i.refl.rec. -- enkanankana (-yeye)
  • be of long standing. v.i. -- gundiira (-dde)
  • be of same parentage. v.i.rec.pass. -- zaalanwa (-iddwa)
  • be of use; be profitable: v.i. &. tr. -- gasa (-izza)
  • be on fire with eagerness: v.i.refl. -- wunta (-se)
  • be on point of crying. v.i. -- tuubatuuba (-ye-ye)
  • be on the point of: v.i. -- jula (-ze)
  • be on wing (of an army; or in hunting). v.i. -- koobera (-dde)
  • be or become dis- obedient. v.i. -- tengu- wa (-ye)
  • be or become long; tall; deep. v.i. -- wanvuwa (-ye)
  • be or become strong; certain; proved; confirmed. - v.i. -- kakata (-se)
  • be out of proper position (as of woman's skirt when stooping carelessly). v.i. -- lenguka (-se)
  • be over and above: v.i. & tr. -- soba (-ye)
  • be over- crowded (like sardines in tin). v.i. -- ziyira (-dde)
  • be over- whelmed with sadness; loneliness; depression. v.i. -- obeera (-dde)
  • be over; be left. v.i. -- sigala (-dde)
  • be overborne with sorrow. v.i. -- tugujja (-zze)
  • be overcome with grief. v.i.refl. -- nnyamira (-dde)
  • be overcome; purple with anger. v.i. -- kayuka (-se)
  • be overjoyed. v.i. & tr.c. -- sekereza (-ezza)
  • be overparticular; be finicky. v.i.refl. -- gagasa (-izza)
  • be overripe. v.p. 2. -- bolerera (-`dde)
  • be overripe. v.i. -- booseera (dde)
  • be overtaken by the time; be belated. v.p. 2. pass. -- keerererwa (-reddwa)
  • be overworked; be made to feel tired. v.pass. -- koye- sebwa (-ddwa)
  • be paid. v.i.pass. -- sasulibwa (-ddwa)
  • be paid. v.i.pass. -- tangibwa (-iddwa)
  • be paid; recompensed: v.i.p.pass. -- weerebwa (-ddwa)
  • be paralysed in legs. v.i. -- zi^^ama (-ye)
  • be paralysed with fear. v.i. -- tenguka (-se)
  • be parched with thirst. v.i. -- lakasira (-dde)
  • be peevish. v.i. -- tibula (-dde)
  • be perfect; be complete. v.i. & tr.p.intens. -- tuukirira (-dde)
  • be permanent: but usually as v.i.p. 2. -- beerera (-dde)
  • be perverted; become dissolute. v.i. -- gwenyuka (-se)
  • be piled up (clouds). v.i. -- binduuka (-se)
  • be pitied. v. -- saasirwa (-iddwa)
  • be planted; v. -- simbwa (-ddwa)
  • be pleadable (case). v.i. -- wooneka (-se)
  • be pleasant for; please; amuse: v.tr.p. -- nyumira (-dde)
  • be pleasant; agreeable; interesting. v.i. -- nyuma (-ye)
  • be pleased with each other. v.i.refl. -- siimagana (-ye)
  • be pleased with. v.tr. -- siima (-ye)
  • be pleased; take pleasure. v.i.pass. -- woomerwa (-eddwa)
  • be plucked; picked. v.i.pass. -- nogebwa (-ddwa)
  • be polished; be educated. v.i. -- gunjuka (-se)
  • be polished; shiny; look spruce and smart- v.i. -- nyirira (-dde)
  • be portable on head. v.i. -- etikkika (-se)
  • be portable. v.i. -- sombeka (-se)
  • be portable. v.i.refl. -- ti-kkika (-se)
  • be portable. v.i. -- twalika (-se)
  • be possessed by a spirit: he is possessed by the spirit of his father. v.i. -- samira (-dde)
  • be possible. v.i. -- yinzika (-se)
  • be possible: v.i. -- soboka (-se)
  • be practicable; passable (of road; ). v.i. -- yitika (-se)
  • be praised; spoken about. v.pass. -- tendwa (-eddwa)
  • be prejudiced; partial. v.i. -- sagiikiriza (-rizza)
  • be presumptuous; act v.i. & tr.p. 2. c.refl. -- tulinkiriza (-rizza)
  • be pretty; good in appearance v.i. -- kaawa (-ye)
  • be pretty; hand- some; pleasant; tasty: v.i. -- wooma (-ye)
  • be prodded; poked; v.i.pass. -- songebwa (-ddwa)
  • be prolonged; last a long time. er ext. be left abandoned: idiom: v.i. -- lala (-ze)
  • be prolonged; last: v.i. -- lala (-ze)
  • be prosperous or happy: v.i.pass. -- yiyirwa (-iddwa)
  • be prostitute. v.i.rec. -- tabana (-ye)
  • be provoked; v.i.pass. -- nonooganibwa (-ddwa)
  • be pruned or cut dow v.i.pass. -- solobebwa (-ddwa)
  • be pulled; v.i.pass. -- sikwa (-ddwa)
  • be purchasable: v.i. -- gulika (-se)
  • be purged (medical). v.pass. -- kokebwa (-ddwa)
  • be pushed back; levelled. v.i.poss. -- sende- bwa (-eddwa)
  • be pushed for- ward; made up (of fire); - v.i.pass. -- seesebwa (-eddwa)
  • be put aside for eating later on. = foreg. v.i. -- boobera (-dde)
  • be put in order; be pre- pared. v.i.pass. -- tegekebwa (-eddwa)
  • be put on diet; regime. v.i.c.pass. -- siibizibwa (-iddwa)
  • be put to rights. v.i. -- longooka (-se)
  • be put up; lodged. v.pass. -- suzibwa (iddwa)
  • be quarrel- some. v.i. -- tookaana (-ye)
  • be quarrel- some. v.i.rec. -- tookaana (-ye)
  • be quarrelsome; fume with anger. v.i.refl. -- tolobojja (-zze)
  • be quite at a loss: v.i.refl. -- magaza (-izza)
  • be raised by a lever. v.i. -- binuka (-se)
  • be rare. v.i.refl. -- kerenga (-ze)
  • be read. v.i.pass. -- somebwa (-ddwa)
  • be ready; prepare one- self. v.i.ref.refl. -- teekateeka (`nnee- teeseteese)
  • be rebuffed; kept waiting. v.i. -- kongoba (-ye)
  • be reconciled. v.pass. -- tabaganyizibwa (-ddwa)
  • be recovered (payment of debt); be dunnned (creditor): prov. it takes a clever man to recover the whole of a debt. v.pass. -- banjibwa (-iddwa)
  • be reduced to distress. v.rec.p.c.pass. -- tabukanyizibwa (-iddwa)
  • be reduced to pulp. v.i. -- togonyoka (-se)
  • be refreshed after short rest. v.i.rev. -- koowolokoka (-se)
  • be refreshed after short rest; feel relief. = v.i. -- toowolokoka (-se)
  • be refused. ku- v.pass. -- mmibwa (-riddwa)
  • be refused; be forbidden. v.pass. -- gaanibwa (-iddwa)
  • be rejected; rebuffed. v.i.pass. -- sammulibwa (-iddwa)
  • be relaxed; loose; slack. v.i. -- lebera (-dde)
  • be reluctant to do.cf. v.i.refl. -- sisiggiriza (-izza)
  • be replete; gorged with food. v.i. -- gangayira (-dde)
  • be reproached: v.pass. -- nenyezebwa (-ddwa)
  • be resplen- dent; brilliant; glossy. v.i. -- nekaaneka (-se)
  • be restless; fidgety. = v.i. -- situnkana (-ye)
  • be restored; recover: v.i. -- bbuka (nzibuse)
  • be reunited. 2 be given an interview. v.pass.rec.c. -- labaganyizibwa (-ddwa)
  • be reviled; abused; on every side; be cold-shouldered everywhere. v.i.rec.pass. -- vumaganwa (-iddwa)
  • be ripe. (abscess). v.i. -- engerera (-dde)
  • be robust. v.i.refl. -- tigiinya (-izza)
  • be rough (of water): v.i. -- siikuuka (-se)
  • be rough. v.i. -- siiwuuka (-se)
  • be round; spherical. v.i.refl. -- kulunga (-ze)
  • be round; spherical. v.i.refl. p. 2. -- kulungirira (-dde)
  • be roundcheeked; chubby. v.i. -- bababbala (-dde)
  • be roundshouldered; stoop. v.i.refl. -- koota (-se)
  • be ruined; destroyed; obliterated; damned. v.i.p. 2. intens. -- zikirira (-dde)
  • be ruled; controlled. v.pass. -- fugibwa (-iddwa)
  • be safe; unhurt. v.i. -- wulunguka (-se)
  • be said; spoken: v.i.pass. -- ogerwa (-eddwa)
  • be satisfied; have enough (often implying `more than enough'.). v.i. -- kkuta (`nzikuse)
  • be satisfied; think oneself lucky at receiving more than one deserves. v.i.refl. -- sunako (-nyeko)
  • be saved; rescued; cured. Swah. v.i. -- lokoka (-se)
  • be scanty; scarce. v.i. -- keewa (-ye)
  • be scared off; make away in panic. v.i. -- gugumuka (-se)
  • be scattered. v.i.pass. -- saasaanyizibwa (-id- dwa)
  • be scattered; idiom. it is getting light. v.i. -- saasaana (-ye)
  • be scattered; sow v.i.pass. -- sansibwa (-iddwa)
  • be scornful of; mock at. v.tr.p. 2. -- gayirira (-dde)
  • be scornful; contemptuous. v.i.red. -- yinayina (ye- ye))
  • be scratched. v.i. -- koloboka (-se)
  • be scratched. v.i. -- kulubuka (-se)
  • be see v.i.pass. -- labibwa (-ddwa)
  • be seen; be visible: v.i. -- labika (-se)
  • be self- sufficient. v.i.refl. -- yaggira (-dde)
  • be self-sufficient. v.i.refl. -- gasa. (-izza)
  • be self-sufficient. v.i. & tr.refl. -- yanga (-ze)
  • be selfsufficient: idiom. drink hard. v.i. & tr.refl.) -- mala (-ze)
  • be sendable. v.i. -- tumika (-se)
  • be sent. v.i. Pass. -- tumibwa (-iddwa)
  • be separate ; be alone. v.i.refl. -- sowola (-dde)
  • be set free. v.i.pass. -- teebwa (-eddwa)
  • be set on edge: v.i. -- nyenyeera (-dde)
  • be set on fire; have (one's house) set on fire: v.i.p. -- okererwa (-eddwa)
  • be set out with posts upright (of house under construction). v.i.Pass. -- wangizibwa (-iddwa)
  • be shaken out in. heap: v.i. -- fukumuka (-se)
  • be shaken. v.i. -- sinsimuka (-se)
  • be shaky; unsteady. v.i. -- gulungujja (-zze)
  • be shortened; shrink; diminish. v.i. -- yimpa- wala (-dde)
  • be shrivelled up; wrinkled. v.i. -- fungalala (-dde)
  • be shy; bashful. v.i.refl. -- wojjoola (-dde)
  • be silent at; for; : v.i.p. -- siri(i)kira (-dde)
  • be silent in anger; sulk; frown. v.i.refl. -- rumata (-se)
  • be silent spectator; be indifferent; uninter- ested. v.i. -- zinzibala (-dde)
  • be silent: v.i.refl. -- sirikira (-dde)
  • be silent; stop (watch or clock). v.i. -- sirika (-se)
  • be slack. v.i. -- sagala (-dde)
  • be slender; thin; elongated. v.i. -- kolongoka (-se)
  • be slightly cooked. v.i. -- buguyala (-`dde)
  • be slippery. v.i. -- seerera (-dde)
  • be slovenly; untidy. v.i.refl. -- vulunkanya (-izza)
  • be sluggish; good for nothing. v.i. -- timbira (-dde)
  • be smart; dandified. v.i. -- nekera (-dde)
  • be smashed into fragments; ( v.i. -- cekukacekuka (-se-se)
  • be smeared with mud or blood. v.i. -- joobana (-ye)
  • be smoke-filled. v. -- nyookera (-dde)
  • be smooth; soft to the touch. v.i. -- weweera (-dde)
  • be soft with; refrain from reproving. v.tr.p. -- bembereza (-ezza)
  • be soft; be flexible; supple. v.i. -- gonda (-ze)
  • be softe supple; con- descending to; for: v.tr.p. -- gondera (-dde)
  • be solid; firm. v.i. -- guma (-ye)
  • be sor- rowful; lonely. v.i. -- gu^^umala (-dde)
  • be sorry; troubled. v.i. -- nakuwala (-dde)
  • be speech- less with rage. v.i. -- tuggubala (-dde)
  • be splayfooted; diverge from conventional line. v.i. -- baliga (-ze)
  • be spoilt by rain (vegetables; ). v.i. -- sajjulukuka (-se)
  • be spoken about. v.i. -- tendeka (-se)
  • be sprained; dislocated. v.i. -- wogoka (-se)
  • be squashed (but not shapeless); v.pass. -- betentebwa (-ddwa)
  • be stained; smeared all over. v.i. -- saabaana (-ye)
  • be startled v.i.refl. -- gugumula (-dde)
  • be startled. v.i. -- magalala (-dde)
  • be startled; excited. v.i.refl. -- gugunga (-ze)
  • be stiff in the joints; v.i. -- gogojjana (-ye)
  • be stirred up; be in turmoil. v.i. -- tabuka (-se)
  • be stirred up; get angry. v.i. -- tabanguka (-se)
  • be stopped up. v.i. -- zindaala (-dde)
  • be straight; well set up. v.i. -- soobolokoka (-se)
  • be strewn. v.pass. -- sasirwa (-iddwa)
  • be stripped of everything; be destitute. v.i. -- dooba (-ye)
  • be struck; beaten; thrown; v.pass. -- kubibwa (-ddwa)
  • be stub- born. v.i. -- googomba (-bye)
  • be stubborn. v.i. -- gogomba (-ye)
  • be stuck together (e.g. stamps). v.i. -- bereesera (-dde)
  • be stuck; jammed. v.i. -- wagama (-ye)
  • be stuck; jammed; at; in; the meat has got stuck in my throat. v.i.p. -- wagamira (-dde)
  • be stung; bitten. v.i. -- butuka (-se)
  • be stunted. v.i.p.refl -- kulira (-dde)
  • be stunted. v.i.refl. -- kulivu (-dde)
  • be stunted; badly grown; be badly cooked. v.i. -- guba (-ye)
  • be stunted; weak in growth. v.i. -- kunnuuna (-ye)
  • be stupid. v.i. -- kolowala (-dde)
  • be suborned; corrupted. v.i.pass. -- sigulibwa (-iddwa)
  • be suffocated with smoke. v.i. -- piikaana (-ye)
  • be suitable; seemly. v.i. -- gwana (-ye)
  • be sulky; gruff. v.i.refl. -- kamata (-se)
  • be sullen; angry. v.i.refl. -- kanama (-ye)
  • be sung. v.i. Pass. -- yimbibwa (-ddwa)
  • be supposed; conjectured; calculated. v.i.pass. -- teeberezebwa (-eddwa)
  • be sur- feited; be sick of: v.i. -- nyiwa (-ye)
  • be surly; out of temper. v.i. -- mimiira (-dde)
  • be surpassable: v.i. -- singika (-se)
  • be surpassed by: v.pass. -- kulirwa (-ddwa)
  • be surpassed. v.pass. -- kirwa (-iddwa)
  • be suspended above the ground. v.i. -- lengejja (-zze)
  • be suspended; hang. v.i.refl. -- ewanika (-se)
  • be sweet tasty. v.i. -- nyunyuntula (-dde)
  • be swolle v.i. -- tumbika (-se)
  • be swollen with anger. v.i. -- zimbagala (-dde)
  • be swollen; in full spate; colossal: v.i. -- tumbiira (-dde)
  • be swollen; replete. v.i. -- fudumbala (-dde)
  • be swung to and fro; be waved. v.i. pass. -- wuubibwa (-ddwa)
  • be taci- turn; silent v.i. -- mumunyala (-dde)
  • be tacitur v.i. -- tundubala (-dde)
  • be taken by surprise; v.i.pass. -- tebukwa (iddwa)
  • be taken captive. v.i.pass. -- wambibwa (-iddwa)
  • be taken into consideration. v.pass. -- balirwa (`mbaliddwa)
  • be taken; dug; up. v.i. -- simbuka (-se)
  • be tasty; savoury. v.i. -- seeneekerera (-dde)
  • be taught. v.i.pass. -- yigirizibwa (-ddwa)
  • be temporarily in a place. v.i. -- sunsumala (-dde)
  • be tenable. v.i. -- beekeka (-se)
  • be tested; examined. v.i.pass. -- gezebwa (-eddwa)
  • be thanked. v.i.pass. -- eyanzibwa (-ddwa)
  • be the cause of: v.i. -- ggya (`nzigye)
  • be the custom; be in fashion. v.i. -- yiita (-ise)
  • be thick; dense: v.i. -- kakala (-dde)
  • be thick; full of dregs (beer). v.i. -- bondogga (-zze)
  • be thick; luxuriant; flourishing. v.i. -- kunira (-dde)
  • be third hunter to strike or spear the quarry. v.i. -- yi^^aanya (-ye)
  • be thirsty. v.i. -- kalaasira (-dde)
  • be thirsty. v.i. -- laakalaaka (-se)
  • be tightened; taut. v.refl. -- reega (-ze)
  • be timid. v.i. -- tyatyana (-ye)
  • be tired of waiting. v.i. -- tuubagira (-dde)
  • be tired out; cleared out; v.pass. -- kanulibwa (-iddwa)
  • be tired: v.i. -- fuuyirira (-dde)
  • be too much; too great; : v.i. & tr. -- yinga (-ze)
  • be too salty: v.i. -- kaalaala (-dde)
  • be top-heavy (person). v.i. -- gulukira (-dde)
  • be torn or broken into pieces. v.i. -- sensuka (-se)
  • be torn; be in rags. v.i. -- taaguka (-se)
  • be tough (e.g. of cooked vegetables). v.i. -- kaayuukana (-y)
  • be transparent; let light through. v.i. -- tangaala (-dde)
  • be transportable. v.i. -- ebagulikika (se)
  • be tried; tempted. ku v.pass. -- kemebwa (-ddwa)
  • be troubled; sorry because of: v.tr.p. -- nakuwalira (-dde)
  • be turned at; towards. v.i.p.c. -- olekezebwa (-eddwa)
  • be twistable. v.i. -- nyooleka (-se)
  • be twisted; crooked; d.eormed. v.i. -- gongobala (-dde)
  • be underdone (food) unripe (fruit): idiom. all is lost. v.i. -- kona (-ye)
  • be underdone (of food): v.i. -- kulubala (-dde)
  • be unhappy; walk about dejectedly. v.i. -- coppoka (-se)
  • be united (often in marriage). v.pass. -- gattibwa (-iddwa)
  • be up- rooted; overturned. v.i. -- sinduka (-se)
  • be uprooted all in one piece; be levered out. v.i. -- biguka (se)
  • be uprooted. v.i. -- siguka (-se)
  • be uprooted. v.i. Pass. -- simbulibwa (-ddwa)
  • be upset. v.i. -- lenduka (-se)
  • be upset; troubled; annoyed. v.i. -- fuukuuka (-se)
  • be used as a measure; pattern; for: v.i. pass. -- gererwako (-eddwakko)
  • be used as relish with main meal. v.pass. -- liikirizibwa (-ddwa)
  • be vagrant; live on other people. v.i. -- seebeera (-dde)
  • be vaunted; boasted about. v.i.pass. -- waanibwa (-iddwa)
  • be vehe- mently angry: such anger is inter- minable. v.i. -- tulumuka (-se)
  • be very agitated: v.i. -- tyemuka (-se)
  • be very busy. v.i.refl. -- serejja (-zze)
  • be very busy; bothered. v.i. -- kabassana (-ye)
  • be very busy; bustle about; v.i. -- bugaabugana (-ye)
  • be very careful; proper. v.i.refl. -- kusika (-se)
  • be very clever; become an expert. v.i. -- kenkuka (-se)
  • be very decided; put on angry face. v.i.refl. -- kaba (ye)
  • be very dry. v.i. -- kalana (ye)
  • be very fond of. v.tr. -- suusuuta (-se)
  • be very haughty. v.i. -- nigga (-zze)
  • be very hot (sun). v.i. -- kaalaama (-ye)
  • be very ill; tired. v.i. -- yinguka (-se)
  • be very much in excess of; surpass greatly. v.tr.p. 2. -- kiririra (-dde)
  • be very red. v.i. -- twakaala (-dde)
  • be very restless. v.i. -- yigaayigana (-ye)
  • be very still; windless: v.i. -- lindaala (-dde)
  • be vexed. v.i. -- jumba (-ye)
  • be visible to guests. v.i. -- kyazika (-se)
  • be visited. v.pass. -- kyazibwa (-iddwa)
  • be voracious; greedy. v.i. -- tuuba (-ye)
  • be walked with; be kept up withhe is impossible to walk with; or to keep up with. v.i. -- tambulikika (-se)
  • be wanton; immoral. v.i. -- kabawala (-dde)
  • be warm; hot. v.i. -- buguka (-ye)
  • be warmed up (of food): v.i. -- bira (-ze)
  • be warned; admonished. v.i.pass. -- labulwa (-iddwa)
  • be watched; superwised. v.p. pass. -- labirwa (-riddwa)
  • be watered down; be spoilt by dilution. v.i. -- saabulukuka (-se)
  • be weak from illness. v.i. -- yongobera (-dde)
  • be weak from illness. Also v.i. -- ongobera (-dde)
  • be weak; slack. v.i. v.i. -- jenjeba (-ye)
  • be weak; worn out; disabled. v.i. -- gangatika (-se)
  • be weaned too soon. v.i.pass. -- oserwa (-ddwa)
  • be well advised; be right i v.i. -- lyokka (-se)
  • be wet through. v.p. -- jonjobala (-dde)
  • be wet through. v.i. -- tonnyo-lokoka (-se)
  • be wet through. v.i. -- totobala (-dde)
  • be white; clea v.i. -- tukula (-dde)
  • be wiped off. v.i. -- sanguka (-se)
  • be wiped off. v.i.pass. -- sangulibwa (-iddwa)
  • be with young (animals only). v.i. -- waka (-se)
  • be without vigour; be languid. v.i. -- galabaya (-ye)
  • be wooed; engaged. ogerereza v.i.p.c.pass. -- ogerezebwa (-eddwa)
  • be wrapped up. v.i.pass. -- sabikibwa (-iddwa)
  • be: in certain tenses the defective v.i. -- ba (`mba`dde)
  • be; become healthy. v.i. -- lamuka (-se)
  • be; become warm. v.i. -- takata (-se)
  • be; become; sharp: v.i. -- tula (-ze)
  • beam strong- ly: v.i. -- wanga (-ze)
  • bear (fine bonny baby). v.tr. -- ligajjula (-dde)
  • bear (of plants and seed); produce fruit. v.tr. -- bala (-ze)
  • bear down (in labour or at stool). v.i.refl. -- kkema (-ye)
  • bear for; at; v.tr.p. -- zaalira (-dde)
  • bear; have whelps (dog only). v.tr. -- bwagala (-dde)
  • beat (barkcloth). v.tr. -- komaga (-ze)
  • beat alarm for; at; v.tr.p.c. -- ayiza (-izza)
  • beat at; for; etc.: `Omuti v.tr.p. -- komagira (-dde)
  • beat bark- cloth in first stage. v.tr. -- saaka (-se)
  • beat hard. v.tr. -- wuula (-dde)
  • beat hole through. = v.tr. -- tobola (-dde)
  • beat unmerci- fully. v.tr. -- sakata (-se)
  • beat very hard (of heart). v.i.p. 2. intes. -- tunduggirira (-dde)
  • beat violently; thrash. v.tr. -- battula (-dde)
  • beat wings. v.i. -- papala (-dde)
  • beat with finely-grooved mallet in the final process of beating bark- cloth. v.tr. -- ttula (`nzitu`dde; attu`-dde)
  • beat with: v.tr.c. -- kubisa (-izza)
  • beat; drive out of cover (in hunting) in a haphazard manner. v.tr.c. -- andaaza (-izza)
  • beat; fight; each other. v.i.rec. -- kubagana (-ye)
  • beat; hit; each other. v.i.rec. -- saawagana (-ye)
  • beat; tap. v.tr. -- saamira (-dde)
  • beat; thrash. v.tr. -- saawula (-dde)
  • beat; thrash. v.tr. -- wuttula (-dde)
  • beat; throb. my head throbs. v.i. -- lasira (-dde)
  • beat; thump. v.tr. -- tutula (-dde)
  • beautify oneself. v.refl. -- rungiya (-izza)
  • become a cripple; become impotent. v.i. -- katawala (-dde)
  • become a ma v.i. -- sajjakula (-dde)
  • become a man. v.i. -- sajjawala (-dde)
  • become a Moslem. v.i. -- siramuka (-se)
  • become a pauper. v.i. -- coppa (-ye)
  • become accus- tomed. Kyaggwe dial. See ku. v.i. -- nala (-ze)
  • become calm; settled: v.i. -- laala (-dde)
  • become clear; settle of less. v.i.refl. -- sengejja (-zze)
  • become clear; well arranged. v.i. -- nnyonnyoka (-se)
  • become crumpled; crinkled; creased.cf. v.i.refl. -- vuunya (-izza)
  • become crumpled; shrivel up. v.i.refl. -- vunjavunja (-ze-ze)
  • become deadened; blunted (of spear; nib; v.i. -- fufuggala (-dde)
  • become detached; unjoined. v.i.rev. -- yimbuka (-se)
  • become dim (of eyes with age). v.i. -- yimbaala (-dde)
  • become dirty; soiled. v.i. -- kusiwala (-dde)
  • become disbaded; disperse. v.i.rev. -- gumbulukuka (-se)
  • become distasteful; disliked: v.i. -- tamika (-se)
  • become dry and dazzlingly white: v.i. -- amuka (-se)
  • become dumb. v.i. -- siriwala (-dde)
  • become elephant hunter. v.i. -- tujjuka (-se)
  • become empty. v.i.rev. -- lungulukuka (-se)
  • become entagled; hampered. v.i. -- kakaatana (-ye)
  • become exhausted (of food supplies). v.i. -- kunduka (-se)
  • be-come exile; leave one's country. v.i. -- wa^^anguka (-se)
  • become fat and cease bearing (animals; of human beings in jest). v.i. -- saatawala (-dde)
  • become fat. v.i. -- tinduka (-se)
  • become fierce; cruel. Buddu v.i. -- kambwawala (-dde)
  • become filthy; immoral. v.i. -- gwagwawala (-dde)
  • become lame; crippled. v.i. -- lemala (-dde)
  • become less; diminish: v.i. -- kendeera (-dde)
  • become Muslim. v.i. -- wadimuka (-se)
  • become peasant-like; common. v.i. -- kopiwala (-dde)
  • become poor. v.i. -- avuwala (`njavuwa`dde)
  • become poor; destitute; esp. become a vagabond. v.i. -- jeeruka (-se)
  • become poor; wretched. v.i. -- seega (-ze)
  • become red; v.i. -- myuka (-se)
  • become rigid. v.i. -- kalabala (-dde)
  • become rubbed; worn; of shoes. v.i.refl. -- sira (-ze)
  • become slack; loose; v.i. -- leeguka (-se)
  • become small; unimportant humble. v.i. -- toowala (-dde)
  • become sterile. v.i. -- gumba- wala (dde)
  • become stout; of large proportions. v.i. -- kumbala (-dde)
  • become thin; emaciated. v.i. -- googomba (-ye)
  • become thin; emaciated. v.i. -- kogga (-zze)
  • become thin; wizened: v.i. -- kalankalanya (-ye)
  • become tired; weary. v.i. -- koowa (`nkooye)
  • become tough; coarse. v.i. -- kapa (-ye)
  • become unplaited (rope).cf. v.i. -- sansulukuka (-se)
  • become untied; unlaced; v.i. rev. -- tuggulukuka (-se)
  • become unzsewn. v.i rev. -- kinduka (-se)
  • become very sharp. v.i. -- benguka (kibenguse)
  • become visible. v.i. -- boneka (-se)
  • become wasted; atrophied; suffer with palsy. v.i. -- koozimba (-ye)
  • become weak; diminish in intensity; lose taste or succulence (of foods). v.i. -- gaayuka (-se)
  • become wide. v.i. -- gaziwa (-ye)
  • become. v.i. -- fuuka (-se)
  • bedeck oneself. v.i. & tr. -- wunda (-ze)
  • beg incessantly; importune. v.tr. -- beeka (`mbeese)
  • beg incessantly; importune. v.tr. -- peeka (-se)
  • beget; bear. v.tr. -- zaala (-dde)
  • begi v.i. -- yinama (-ye)
  • begin to develop (of girls' breasts). v.i. -- zigajja (-zze)
  • begin to grow down or feathers. v.i. -- sowekera (-dde)
  • begin to grow old; lose first flush of youth. v.i. -- kayuka (-se)
  • begin to show grey hair. v.i. -- tuulu(u)la (-dde)
  • begin with; on; : v.i.p. -- sookera (-dde)
  • behave like a coward; waver. v.i.refl. -- fettafetta (-sse-sse)
  • behave; have as one's usual manner: v.i. -- taawa (-ye)
  • belabour; thrash. v.tr. -- kaya (`nkayizz`a)
  • belch. v.i. -- ejjegala (`mbejjaga`dde)
  • belch; eructate. v.i.refl. -- bajjagala (-dde)
  • bellow; groan (of death agony). v.i. -- bolooga (-ze)
  • bellow; low; roar. v.i. -- kuga (-ze)
  • bellow; roar. v.i. -- wuugula (-dde)
  • belt oneself across the chest to hitch up garments over knees. v.r.refl. -- zirika (-se)
  • bend (a bow). v.tr. -- juuta (-se)
  • bend over; be rounded. v.i. -- gooma (-ye)
  • bend over; bend in two. v.i. -- koonoka (-se)
  • bend over; overhang. v.i. -- leeba (-ye)
  • bend: v.tr. -- weta (-se)
  • bend; v.tr.c. -- kulumbaza (-izza)
  • bend; arch back. v.i. -- kulumbala (-dde)
  • beseech: v.tr.refl. -- gayirira (-dde)
  • besiege; assail. v.tr. -- zimbirira (-dde)
  • bestir oneself: idiom. you are as keen as sb. who has gathered one (a mushroom); because it spurs you on to pick more. v.i. -- sagambya (-bizza)
  • bestir oneself; be excited. v.i. -- sagya (-izza)
  • betake oneself to. v.i.refl. -- wamba (-ye)
  • betray; play false; cause to make a mistake. v.tr. -- tanda (-ze)
  • bid high for; force sale of. Also v.tr. -- kansa (-izza)
  • billow forward (as of a well-built; well-clothed; Muganda woman). v.i. -- dagada (-ze)
  • bind; faste v.tr. -- tulugunya (-izza)
  • bind; lash. v.tr. -- timba (-ye)
  • bind; tie; fasten. v.tr. -- siba (-ye)
  • bite; at; v.tr.p. -- lumira (-dde)
  • bite; hurt; pinch: v.tr. -- luma (-ye)
  • blab out. v.tr. -- loma (-ye)
  • blacken earthenware. v.tr. -- babira (-dde)
  • blacken; darken. v.tr. -- ziga (-ze)
  • blame oneself. v.i.refl. -- nenya (-izza; -ye)
  • bleed at the nose. v.i.refl. -- rumika (se)
  • bleed at the nose. v.i.refl. -- rumika (-se)
  • blink. v.i. -- temereza (-rezza)
  • block; bar; obstruct: v.tr. -- ziba (-ye)
  • blow (of wind). v.i. -- kata (-se)
  • blow = v.i. -- ku^^unta (-se)
  • blow great blast on hom or trumpet. v.tr. -- kommonta (-se)
  • blow hard (of a gale). v.i. -- fuuwuuka (-se)
  • blow the nose. v.i. -- nyiza (-izza)
  • blow with energy and persistency. v.tr.p. 2. intens. -- fukuutirira (-dde)
  • blow: v.tr. -- fuuwa (-ye)
  • blunder. v.i. -- tamattama (-ye)
  • blurt out. v.i. & tr.c.refl. -- gambya (-bizza)
  • blurt out. v.i. & tr.crefl. -- gambya (-bizza)
  • bluster; swagger. v.i.refl. -- kambuza (-izza)
  • boast of; glory in; dote on. v.i.p. -- jagaanya (-izza)
  • bob down; duck. v.i. -- bbinkira (`nzibinki` dde)
  • boil (of kettle). v.i.refl. -- pukula (-dde)
  • boil furiously (of kettle). Also v.i. -- pukula (-dde)
  • boil; bubble. v.i. -- jugumba (-ye)
  • book for; reserve for. v.tr.p. -- wambira (-dde)
  • border (mat). v.tr. -- sandagga (-zze)
  • bore (into wood; like insect). v.tr. -- sekeeterera (-dde)
  • bore; pierce. v.tr. -- wummula (-dde)
  • borrow; live on credit; I have borrowed this money from so-and-so. v.i. & tr.refl. -- wola (-ze)
  • bother oneself; take pains. v.i.rec. -- tegana (-ye)
  • bother; muddle. v.tr.c. -- buguutanya (-izza)
  • bother; pester; muddle. v.tr. -- buguta (-se)
  • bow the head = v.i. -- kutama (-ye)
  • brandish weapons in token of loyalty: v.i. -- wera (-ze)
  • bray; trumpet (of elephant or lion). v.i. -- ana (`nnanye)
  • bray; trumpet (of elephant).cf. v.i. -- amuza (-izza)
  • break (pottery; china; v.i.refl. -- rerembula (-dde)
  • break and fall with a crash or crack (as branch of tree). The idea uppemost is the noise (bwa) which is made in the fall or breakage. v.i. & tr. -- bwaguka (-se)
  • break confidence; sneak on: v.tr. -- bega (`mbeze)
  • break in half; be cut off. v.i. -- tondoka (-se)
  • break in pieces. v.tr. -- vunja (-ze)
  • break into fragments. v.tr. -- cekullacekula (-dde-dde)
  • break into pieces. v.i. -- berenguka (se)
  • break into small pieces. v.tr. -- seseggula (-dde)
  • break loose; go wild. v.i. -- taaluuka (-se)
  • break off (e.g. corn cobs). v.tr. -- nuula (-dde)
  • break off: v.tr. -- megula (-dde)
  • break off; snap. v.tr. -- koonola (-dde)
  • break one's shell; emerge from obscurity. v.i.refl. -- susunkula (-dde)
  • break out again (of illness): v.i. -- ttuka (-se)
  • break out again: v.tr. -- ttula (-dde)
  • break out in rash. v.i. -- buubuutuka (-se)
  • break right off. v.tr. -- sonjola (-dde)
  • break to pieces. v.tr. -- cencena (-ye)
  • break up (with ill-health; ). v.tr. -- yingula (-dde)
  • break up fibres for rope making decorticate. v.tr. -- googoola (-dde)
  • break up; split into two. ku- v.i. -- bajjuka (-se)
  • break with a blow of one's stick that of one's adversary in the game of v.tr. -- ota (-se)
  • break with a crack. v.tr. -- bwagula (-`dde)
  • break. v.tr. -- kutula (-dde)
  • break. v.i. -- vunika (-se)
  • break: v.tr. -- vuna (-ye)
  • break; crush. v.tr. -- menya (-ye)
  • break; fall to pieces: v.i. -- meguka (-se)
  • break; split: v.tr. -- lerembula (-dde)
  • breathe hard. v.i. -- wejjera (-dde)
  • breathe irregularly. v.i. -- wookeera (-dde)
  • bribe with frequent presents. v.tr.p. 2. intens. -- vujjirira (-dde)
  • bring action against; accuse. v.tr.p. -- waabira (-dde)
  • bring back. Also v.tr.c. -- komyawo (`nkomezzaawo)
  • bring back? v.tr.c. -- komyawo (-ezza)
  • bring for; at; : v.tr.p. -- leetera (-dde)
  • bring gift of food or drink: v.i. -- gemula (-dde)
  • bring into bearing; open up new ground for cultivation. v.tr. -- tembula (-dde)
  • bring one by one; in hand or on head: v.tr. -- somba (-ye)
  • bring out (a rash). v.tr. -- butula (-dde)
  • bring premonition; be omen of; death: `Jjo yesterday I spent the whole day feeling depressed; it was a premonition of my father's death. v.tr. -- bikula (-dde)
  • bring to life; animate. v.tr. -- yimbuula (-dde)
  • bring up the rear; follow. v.i. & tr. -- semba (-ye)
  • bring upon oneself: v.tr.refl.p.c. -- reetereza (-ezza)
  • bring; conduct. v.tr. -- leeta (-se)
  • bubble up in boiling: v.i. -- esera (-ze)
  • bubble with gas. v.i. & tr. -- vulula (-dde)
  • bud; give out leaves. v.i. -- tojjera (-dde)
  • Buddu. preen oneself; show off. v.i. -- sakala (-dde)
  • build tempo- rary hut; camp. v.i. -- siisira (-dde)
  • build. v.tr. -- zimba (-ye)
  • bully; jeer at. v.tr. -- jooga (-ze)
  • bully; tor- ture: v.tr. -- siisiira (-dde)
  • bump against; become blunt. v.i. -- ko^^ontera (-dde)
  • bump into each other. v.i.rec. -- tomeragana (-ye)
  • bump. v.tr.c. -- tomeza (-ezza)
  • bungle; muddle. v.i. -- dabanka (-ye)
  • bur v.i. -- teta (-se)
  • burn fiercely. v.i. -- bengeya (ebengeye)
  • burn up quickly; how extremely fast that log has burnt. v.i.p. 2. intens. -- akirira (-dde)
  • burn; blaze; be hot (of sun). idiom. (Ankole). v.i. -- aka (-se)
  • burn; hurt. v.tr. -- sonsomola (-dde)
  • burn; hurt. v.i. & tr. -- swaswata (-se)
  • burst everywhere or all over: v.i.p. 2. intens. -- tuliikirira (-dde)
  • burst out laughing. v.i. -- mwemwetuka (-se)
  • burst out laughing. v.i. -- mwetuka (-se)
  • burst out; rush out. v.i. -- fubutuka (-se)
  • burst with rage. v.i. -- tulubira (-dde)
  • burst; explode: v.i. -- tulika (-se)
  • bury. Swah. v.tr. -- ziika (-se)
  • bustle about joyfully. v.i. -- jagambiza (-bizza)
  • buy at very high price. Also v.tr. -- wansa (-izza)
  • buy back; redeem; ransom. Swah. v.tr. -- nunula (-dde)
  • cackle. v.i. -- kekema (-ye)
  • cackle; cluck. v.i. -- tolokoka (-se)
  • cajole. v.tr.p.c. -- eguyiriza (-izza)
  • cajole. v.tr.refl. -- yibayiba (-ye-ye)
  • cajole; coax. v.tr. -- yuuyuuta (-se)
  • calculate one's strength. v.i.p.refl. -- gerera (-dde)
  • call down curses on; con- tinually revile. v.tr.p. 2. intens. -- vumirira (-dde)
  • call each other. v.i.rec. -- yita- ^^ana (-ye)
  • call for; : v.tr.p. -- yitira (-dde)
  • call to; hail. v.tr. -- koowoola (-dde)
  • call. v.tr. -- yita (-se)
  • calm down. v.i. -- wooteera (-dde)
  • calm down. v.tr.c. -- wooteeza (-ezza)
  • calm. v.tr. -- woowoota (-se)
  • calm; ap- pease. v.tr. -- tereereka (-se)
  • calm; appease. v.tr.red. -- wooyawooya (-ye-ye; -ezza- ezza)
  • calumniate; slander. v.tr. -- bejjereza (mbejjerezezza)
  • caress; soothe an animal. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- agiriza (-rizza)
  • caress; spoil (child). v.tr. -- tiba (-ye)
  • carry (person) on shoulders. v.tr. -- kongojja (-zze)
  • carry in front of oneself with care; having one's arms full. v.tr. -- tembeeta (-se)
  • carry off. v.tr. -- wakankula (-dde)
  • carry off; make away with. v.tr. -- wundulula (-dde)
  • carry on back by means of: v.tr.c. -- weesa (-ezza)
  • carry on head; carry (of vehicles): v.tr.refl. -- etikka (-sse)
  • carry on shoulder. v.tr. -- bagalira (`mbagali`dde)
  • carry on the back (esp. a child): v.tr. -- weeka (-se)
  • carry slung on the person; v.tr.p. -- ambalira (-dde)
  • carry; for; to; v.tr.p. -- twalira (-dde)
  • carry; shoulder (a heavy load): v.tr.refl. -- bagajja (`nneebaga`zze)
  • carry; sup- port; in one s arms or on one s arm (child or infirm person). v.tr. -- wembejja (-zze)
  • carve; make pattern (as on pottery). v.tr. -- ola (`njoze)
  • cast out ; discard. v.tr. -- gadya (-dizza)
  • castrate. v.tr. -- laawa (-ye)
  • catch (lake- fly). v.tr. -- wunga (-ze)
  • catch (termites) by making fire round termite-hill. v.tr. -- zuuka (-se )
  • catch in hand: v.tr. -- baka (-se)
  • catch smallpox. v.i. -- waala (`mpadde)
  • caulk; stop. v.tr. -- kuutiza (-izza)
  • causative of foreg. v.tr. -- ddi^^anya (`nziri^^anyizza)
  • cause bowels to open. v.tr.c. -- dimusa (-izza)
  • cause bowels to open; purge. v.tr.c. -- walusa (-izza)
  • cause difficulty. v.tr. -- siitanya (-izza)
  • cause fear to. v.tr. -- tekemula (-dde)
  • cause mutual hatred. v.tr.rec.c. -- kyawaganya (-izza)
  • cause oneself to be killed. v.i.c.refl. -- ssa (-izza)
  • cause oneself to limp. v. refl.c. -- beteggeza (-ezza)
  • cause repulsion; aversion; horror. v.tr.c. -- nyinyimbya (-izza)
  • cause to abate. v.tr.c. -- sendekeza (-ezza)
  • cause to abound. v.tr.c. -- kanyisa (izza)
  • cause to ache; put out of straight: v.tr. -- bendula (`mmendu`dde)
  • cause to act hastily; madly: v.tr.c. -- babaalukanya (-izza)
  • cause to admire. v.tr.c. -- wuunuunya (-yizza)
  • cause to arrive. v.tr.c. -- tuusa (-izza)
  • cause to attack. v.tr.c. -- lumbya (-izza)
  • cause to be a vagabond. v.c. -- bungeesa (`mmungesezza)
  • cause to be anxous; troubled: v.refl.c. -- raliikiriza (-rizza)
  • cause to be aslant. v.tr.c.refl. -- wunzisa (-izza)
  • cause to be aslant. v.tr.c.refl. -- wunzisa (-izza)
  • cause to be belated; delay. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- keerereza (-rezza)
  • cause to be contemptuous. v.i. -- niginya (-izza)
  • cause to be continuously on move. v.tr.c. -- leebuukanya (-izza)
  • cause to be cooked; cook sufficiently. v.tr. -- yiisa (-izza)
  • cause to be finished; become extinct; v.tr.p. 2. c. -- ggweereza (`mpwerezza)
  • cause to be in excess: v.tr.c. -- sobya (-ezza)
  • cause to be late; delay. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- labiriza (-rizza)
  • cause to be mistake v.tr.p.c. -- wubisa (-izza)
  • cause to be mistaken; overlooked: v.tr. -- wuba (-ye)
  • cause to be out of breath. v.tr.c. -- weemya (-ezza)
  • cause to be out of breath:. v.tr. -- weewuumya (-izza)
  • cause to be over; cause to be left. v.tr.c. -- sigaza (-izza)
  • cause to be overgrown. v.tr.c. -- zisa (-izza)
  • cause to be pleased with; approve. v.tr.c. -- siimya (-iz- za)
  • cause to be prostitute. v.tr.c. -- tabya (-izza)
  • cause to be reproached; reviled; abused; even though only one person (of the lung-fish clan) eats lung-fish he brings the clan into disrepute. v.tr.rec.c. -- vumaganya (-izza)
  • cause to be reviled. Also v.tr.c. -- vumisa (-izza)
  • cause to be startled; tremble; v.tr.c. -- sisiwaza (-izza)
  • cause to be stirred up; cause to be in turmoil. v.tr.c. -- tabusa (-izza)
  • cause to be stupid. v.tr.c. -- wungutusa (-izza)
  • cause to be taciturn; silent. v.tr.c. -- mumunyaza (-izza)
  • cause to be utterly amazed; taken aback. v.tr.p. 2. c.intens. -- wuniikiriza (-rizza)
  • cause to be well used; v.tr.p. 2. c. -- gwiriza (-rizza)
  • cause to beat alarm. v.tr.c. -- layisa (-izza)
  • cause to beat. v.tr.c. -- saamiza (-izza)
  • cause to beat; strike; etc.; at or for: v.tr.p.c. -- kubiza (-izza)
  • cause to become mouldy. v.tr.c. -- kukuza (-izza)
  • cause to become; make into. v.tr. -- fuula (-dde)
  • cause to blame. v.tr.c. -- nenyesa (-ezza)
  • cause to border; use for bordering: ` v.tr.c. -- sandazza (-izza)
  • cause to break. v.tr.c. -- vunya (-izza)
  • cause to build. v.tr.c. -- zimbisa (-izza)
  • cause to bungle. v.c. -- dabaza (-izza)
  • cause to burst out laughing. v.tr. -- mwetula (-dde)
  • cause to burst with rage. v.tr.c. -- tulubiza (-izza)
  • cause to bury. v.tr.c. -- ziisa (-izza)
  • cause to cackle. v.tr.c. -- kekemya (-ezza)
  • cause to call. v.tr.c. -- yisa (-izza)
  • cause to carry. v.tr.c. -- etissa (-izza)
  • cause to carve. v.tr.c. -- oza (-ezza)
  • cause to catch. v.tr.c. -- wungisa (-izza)
  • cause to clear. v.tr.c. -- saayiza (-izza)
  • cause to climb; v.tr.c. -- linnyisa (-izza)
  • cause to come to grips; v.tr.rec.c. -- lumaganya (-izza)
  • cause to cough. v.tr.c. -- koloza (-ezza)
  • cause to cover oneself completely. v.tr.p.2c. -- bikkiriza (-rizza)
  • cause to cry for mercy. v.tr.c. -- wanjaza (-izza)
  • cause to cut oneself: v.tr.c.refl. -- saza (-izza)
  • cause to dance. v.tr.c. -- zinya (-izza)
  • cause to disappear. v.tr.c. -- zaayisa (-izza)
  • cause to dislike each other; cause to fall out. v.tr.rec.c. -- tamaganya (-izza)
  • cause to disown; v.tr.rev.c. -- zaalukusa (-izza)
  • cause to dispute: v. -- kaayanya (-izza)
  • cause to drop. v.tr. -- seeseetula (-dde)
  • cause to embrace. v.tr.c. -- wambaatiza (-izza)
  • cause to err; mislead. v.tr.c. -- kyamisa (-izza)
  • cause to espouse; marry: v.tr.c. -- fumbiza (-izza)
  • cause to fade. v.tr.c. -- fumya (-mizza)
  • cause to fail; ; at; in: v.tr.c.p. -- lemeseza (-ezza)
  • cause to fall; ricochet. v.tr.c. -- kongosa (-ezza)
  • cause to fasten; v.tr.c. -- sibya (-bizza)
  • cause to fester. v.tr.c. -- tanya (-izza)
  • cause to fish. v.tr.c. -- vubya (-izza)
  • cause to float. v.tr.c. -- tengezza (-ezza)
  • cause to flower: v.tr.c. -- anyisa (-izza)
  • cause to follow; v.tr. p. 2. c. -- gobereza (-rezza)
  • cause to force entry; v.tr.p. 2. c. -- yingiriza (-rizza)
  • cause to give. v.tr.c. -- weesa (-ezza)
  • cause to go away in haste; in panic. v.tr.c. -- paaza (-izza)
  • cause to go backwards and forwards; v.tr.c. -- yengeetanya (-izza)
  • cause to go bad. v.tr.c. -- vunza (-izza)
  • cause to go like the wind. v.tr.c. -- wulugumya (-izza)
  • cause to go out. v.tr.c. -- fulumya (-mizza)
  • cause to go out; restart. v.tr.c. -- papankusa (-izza)
  • cause to go. v.tr.c. -- gendesa (-ez- za; -ezza)
  • cause to grind teeth. v.tr.c. -- nyenyeeza (-ezza)
  • cause to grow cold. v.tr.c. -- woza (-ezza)
  • cause to grow up. v.tr.c. -- vubusa (-izza)
  • cause to guard with care; cause to keep close watch on. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- kuumiriza (-rizza)
  • cause to hate. Also v.tr.c. -- kyayisa (-izza)
  • cause to hear. v.tr.c. -- wuliza (-izza)
  • cause to herd; look after; v.tr.c. -- lunza (-izza)
  • cause to hesitate; v.tr.c. -- sikattiza (-izza)
  • cause to hide. v.tr.c. -- kisisa (-izza)
  • cause to hunt. v.tr.c. -- yizza (-izza)
  • cause to hurt; etc: v.tr.c. -- lumya (-izza)
  • cause to increase. v.tr.c. -- ongeza (-ezza)
  • cause to jump about: v.tr.c. -- jagaajaganya (-izza)
  • cause to kick; tread; v.tr.c. -- sambya (-izza)
  • cause to lament. v.tr.c. -- kungubaza (-izza)
  • cause to lament. v.tr.c. -- woobya (-ezza)
  • cause to lament: v.c. -- daaza (-izza)
  • cause to lament; wail. v.tr.c . -- sindogomya (-ezza)
  • cause to laugh. v.tr.c. -- sesa (-ezza)
  • cause to laugh; smile. v.tr.c. -- sesa (-ezza)
  • cause to leave master; village; v.tr.c. -- sengusa (-izza)
  • cause to leave: v.tr.c. -- lesa (-ezza)
  • cause to let go. v.tr.c. -- teesa (-ezza)
  • cause to let go; v.tr.c. -- eesa (-ezza)
  • cause to lick. v.tr.c. -- kombya (-bezza)
  • cause to limp. v.tr.c. -- wenyeza (-ezza)
  • cause to lose colour; tarnish. v.tr. -- peeruula (-dde)
  • cause to lose consciousness. v.tr.c. -- zirisa (-izza)
  • cause to lose self-restraint. v.tr.c. -- taaluusa (-izza)
  • cause to lose temper. v.tr.c. -- yombya (-ezza)
  • cause to make friends with. v.tr.c. -- kwanya (-izza)
  • cause to make heavy. Also v.tr.c. -- zitoyesa (-ezza)
  • cause to make noise. v.tr.c. -- leekaanya (-izza)
  • cause to make noise; at; for; v.tr. c.p. -- leekaanyiza (-izza)
  • cause to make uproar. v.tr.c. -- yooganya (-izza)
  • cause to meet; put in contact. v.tr.rec.c. -- kwatanya (-izza)
  • cause to melt; fall out; v.tr.c. -- kerekesa (-ezza)
  • cause to melt; melt. v.tr.c. -- saanuusa (-iz- za)
  • cause to miss out; wait over. v.tr.c. -- osesa (-ezza)
  • cause to miss; get confused; go astray: v.tr.c. -- wubya (-izza)
  • cause to mistake; bump into; v.tr.c. -- wumiza (-izza)
  • cause to mount. v.c.refl. -- beresa (-ezza)
  • cause to mount; ride (an animal). v.t.c. -- ebagaza (-izza)
  • cause to move position. v.tr.c. -- seguza (izza)
  • cause to move: v.tr.c. -- ggisa (`nzigisizza)
  • cause to nail; use for nailing. v.tr.c. -- komereza (-ezza)
  • cause to nod in sleep. v.tr.c. -- wujjaaza (-izza)
  • cause to open out. v.tr.c. -- nenula (-dde)
  • cause to overflow. v.tr.c. -- waguluza (-izza)
  • cause to overlap. v.tr. -- limbika (-se)
  • cause to pant. v.tr.c. -- wansawansa (-izza-izza)
  • cause to pass day. v.tr.c. -- siibya (-izza)
  • cause to pass; go beyond; v.tr.c. -- sussa (-izza)
  • cause to peel; v.tr.c. -- gagambusa (-izza)
  • cause to pick up; v.tr.c. -- lonza (-ezza)
  • cause to pinch; scratch. v.tr.c. -- sunya (-izza)
  • cause to plait; v.tr.c. -- lanza (-izza)
  • cause to potter around. v.tr.c. -- wuunyeeza (-ezza)
  • cause to protest valour and loyalty; give me that spear that I may brandish it in loyalty. v.tr.c. -- weza (-ezza)
  • cause to protrude; project. v.tr.c. -- sasamaza (-izza)
  • cause to provoke; irritate. v.tr.c. -- nonooganya (-izza)
  • cause to pursue: v.tr.c. -- wondeza (-ezza)
  • cause to put by; v.tr.c. -- teresa (-ezza)
  • cause to quarrel. violently. v.tr.c. -- tumbikanya (-izza)
  • cause to rain; drip; v.tr.c. -- tonnyesa (-ezza)
  • cause to relax grasp. v.tr. -- takkuluza (-izza)
  • cause to remain long time away. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- zimiriza (-izza)
  • cause to remember; remind: v.tr.c. -- jjukiza (-izza)
  • cause to repeat; etc. v.tr. -- ddi^^anya (`nziri^^anyizza)
  • cause to rinse; rinse by means of: v.tr.c. -- nyumunguza (-izza)
  • cause to ripen; v.tr.c. -- tengusa (-izza)
  • cause to rise from squatting. v.tr.rev. -- sutamulula (-dde)
  • cause to rise; leaven: v.tr.c. -- zimbulukusa (-izza)
  • cause to roll. v.tr.c. -- yiringisa (-izza)
  • cause to rule; set over; make master of. v.tr.c. -- fuza (-izza)
  • cause to rule; set over; make mister of. v.tr.c. -- fuza (-izza)
  • cause to run away. v.tr.c. -- bombya (`mmombezza)
  • cause to run away. v.tr.c. -- nobya (-ezza)
  • cause to run fast. v.tr. -- wenyula (-dde)
  • cause to rush out. v.tr. -- wamatula (-dde)
  • cause to rust. v.tr.c. -- talazza (-izza)
  • cause to rustle. v.tr.c. -- kwayisa (-izza)
  • cause to rustle. v.tr.c. -- pakaza (-izza)
  • cause to sacrifice. v.tr.c. -- tambisa (-izza)
  • cause to salivate. v.tr.c. -- solobeza (-ezza)
  • cause to say; speak. v.tr.c. -- ogeza (-ezza)
  • cause to season. v.tr.c. -- siya (-izza)
  • cause to sew. v.tr.c. -- tungisa (-izza)
  • cause to shake. v.tr.c. -- tengeesa (-ezza)
  • cause to shake: v.tr.c. -- tenza (-ezza)
  • cause to shoot; v.tr.c. -- lasisa (-izza)
  • cause to show. v.tr.c. -- laza (-izza)
  • cause to sink; v.tr.c. -- zaamya (-izza)
  • cause to sink; set. v.tr.c. -- sirissa (-izza)
  • cause to slip. v.tr. -- mansula (-dde)
  • cause to slip. v.tr. -- terula (-dde)
  • cause to smoke. v.tr.c. -- yoosa (-ezza)
  • cause to speak loudly. v.tr.c. -- kalamula (-dde)
  • cause to speak with deep voice. v.c. -- doodoomya (-mezza)
  • cause to spill; v.tr.c. -- yiya (-izza)
  • cause to sport; use for frolicking. v.tr.c. -- sandaaza (-izza)
  • cause to sprout; shoot; throw out suckers: v.tr. -- sibula (-dde)
  • cause to stagger. v.tr.c. -- tagalimbya (-izza)
  • cause to stray; lead astray. v.tr.c. -- wabya (-izza)
  • cause to strike; use for striking: v.tr.c. -- kubya (-bizza)
  • cause to strut. v.c. -- daadiza (-izza)
  • cause to succeed to. v.tr.c. -- sikisa (-izza)
  • cause to swell up. v.tr.c. -- yimbulukusa (-izza)
  • cause to swell. v.tr.c. -- wulubaza (-izza)
  • cause to swell. v.tr.c. -- wuukiza (-izza)
  • cause to swell: idiom. v.tr.c. -- zimbya (-izza)
  • cause to thank; tell (sb.) to say `thank you'. v.tr.c. -- eyanzisa (-izza)
  • cause to think; v.tr.c. -- lowoozesa (-ezza)
  • cause to throw away. v.tr.c. -- suuza (-izza)
  • cause to trade. v.tr.c. -- suubuza (-izza)
  • cause to tremble. v.tr.c. -- tengeza (-ezza)
  • cause to twist about; v.tr.c. -- sansagaza (-izza)
  • cause to undertake promise: v.tr.rec.c. -- lagaanyisa (-izza)
  • cause to unstop; use for unstopping: v.tr.c. -- kaguza (-izza)
  • cause to uproot. v.tr.c. -- simbuza (-izza)
  • cause to vomit. v.tr.c. -- tanasa (-izza)
  • cause to vomit; act as emetic. v.tr.c. -- sesemya (-ezza)
  • cause to wag; throw to ground; beat. v.tr.c. -- engesa (-ezza)
  • cause to wait; guard. v.tr.c. -- linza (-izza)
  • cause to walk; travel. v.tr.c. -- tambuza (-izza)
  • cause to wander; v.tr.rec.c. -- tabukanya (-izza)
  • cause to wander; banish. v.tr.c. -- wambazza (-izza)
  • cause to warn; v.tr.c. -- abuza (-izza)
  • cause to wave to; ; make sign to by means of. v.tr.c. -- wenyesa (-ezza)
  • cause to wave. v.tr.c. -- weebya (-ezza)
  • cause to wheeze; rattle in throat. v.tr.c. -- yirisa (-izza)
  • cause to whistle; whirr; grumble. v.tr.c. -- wuumya (-izza)
  • cause to work: v.tr.c. -- koza (-ezza)
  • cause to write. v.tr.c. -- wandiisa (-izza)
  • cause trouble to; worry: prov. ` v.tr.rec.c. -- teganya (-izza)
  • cause; make to complain to: v.tr.p. 2. c. -- kaabiriza (-rizza)
  • cause; make; to refuse. v.tr.c. -- gaanyisa (`^^aanyizza; ^^aanyisizza)
  • cave in; become hollow. v.i. -- womoggoka (-se)
  • cease laughing or joking. v.i. & tr. rev. -- sekulula (-dde)
  • cf) v.tr.p. -- anamiriza (-rizza)
  • challenge; defy. v.tr. -- somya (-ye)
  • change continually. v.i. -- fuukafuuka (-se-se)
  • change continually. v.i.red. -- kyukakyuka (-se-se)
  • charge into; knock against. v.tr. -- tomera (-dde)
  • charge sb. with: v.tr.p. -- langira (-dde)
  • charge solemnly; insist upon. v.tr. -- kuutira (-dde)
  • charge:. and the buffalo charged him. v.tr.p. -- vumbukira (-dde)
  • charm away (evil). v.tr. -- wugula (-dde)
  • charm. v.tr. -- loga (-ze)
  • chatter. v.i. -- jegejja (-zze)
  • chatter; brag. v.i. -- lubyalubya (-bizza)
  • chatter; gossip. v.i. -- legejja (-zze)
  • chatter; talk inconsequently. v.i. -- londobereza (-rezza)
  • cheat; de- fraud. v.tr. -- jeejeeka (-se)
  • cheat; de; fraud. v.tr. -- lyakula (-dde)
  • cheat; defraud = v.tr. -- cumpanyacumpanya (-izza-izza)
  • cheat; lie; make false promises: v.i. & tr. -- limba (-ye)
  • chew noisily; munch. v.tr. -- swankula (-dde)
  • chew the cud: v.i.refl. -- kuluma (-ye)
  • chew with lips closed: v.tr. -- mugunya (-ye)
  • chew. - v.tr. -- gaaya (-ye)
  • chide; reprimand. v.tr. -- siinya (-izza)
  • chide; scold: v.tr.p. -- kaabukira (-dde)
  • chip; cut; knock; off. v.tr. -- bongola (-dde)
  • chirp (of crickets); squeak; twitter (forest noises). v.i. -- nyanyaala (-dde)
  • choke: v.tr. -- lakira (-dde)
  • choke; strangle; throttle. v.tr. -- tuga (-ze)
  • choose. v.i. & tr.refl. -- roboza (-ezza)
  • chop into shape; do carpentry. v.tr. -- bajja (`mbazze)
  • chop. v.tr. -- tema (-ye)
  • chop; cut for; with; v.tr.p. -- temera (-dde)
  • chop; mince. Nyoro. v.tr. -- tiima (-ye)
  • chur v.tr. -- sunda (-ze)
  • circumcise. v.tr. -- tawa (-ye)
  • claim: v.i. -- walabana (-ye)
  • claim; demand; desire. v.tr. -- jula (-ze)
  • clash together. v.i.rec. -- gobongotana (-ye)
  • clasp each other (of westlers). v.i.rec. -- nyoolana (-ye)
  • clean (a child). v.tr. -- koka (-se)
  • clean (teeth). v.tr. -- senya (`nsenyezza)
  • clean oneself up. v.i.refl. -- runga (-ze)
  • clean out; purify. v.tr. -- kokola (-dde)
  • clean self (of certain animals): `Enkofu the guinea fowl is cleaning itself (with its beak). v.i.refl. -- sokoola (-dde)
  • clean; make white. v.tr.c. -- tukuza (-izza)
  • cleanse (eyes) from excretion ( v.tr. -- nyiimuula (-dde)
  • cleanse oneself. v.i.refl. -- koka (-se)
  • clear of weeds. toss off vessel of beer. v.tr.c. -- ttiza (`nzitizza; a`ttizza)
  • clear the throat; spit. v.tr. -- kolondola (-dde)
  • clear; cut down (jungle). v.tr. -- saawa (-ye)
  • click tongue at: v.tr. & v.i. -- kontola (-dde)
  • climb on. idiom. v.tr. -- walampa (-ye)
  • climb over; scale. v.tr. -- linnyuka (-se)
  • climb. v.i. -- landa (-ze)
  • climb; v.i.p. -- landira (-dde)
  • climb; climb up: v.tr. -- temba (-ye)
  • cling to. v.i. -- lokombokera (-se)
  • close (eyes). v.tr.p. 2. c. -- zibiriza (-izza)
  • close in (of day); be near setting (sun): v.i. -- golooba (-ye)
  • close in (of evenings). v.i. -- wungeera (-dde)
  • close up with green reeds; v.tr. -- kaabuga (-ze)
  • cloudy; overcast (of sky): v.i.refl. -- bimduula (-dde)
  • cluck. v.tr. -- kukkuliza (-izza)
  • cobble; work (in leather). - v.tr. -- kona (-ye)
  • collaborate in beating out bark-cloth; with a view to receiwing a piece of bark-cloth in payment. v.i.p.c. -- komaagiriza (-rizza)
  • collapse; fall in. v.i.refl. -- doma (-ye)
  • collect for; at; : v.tr.p.c. -- ku^^aanyiza (-izza)
  • collect little by little. v.tr.p.c.intens. -- sondereza (-ezza)
  • collect together. v.tr. -- bina (-ye)
  • collect; assemble. v.tr. -- solooza (-ezza)
  • collect; pick up in hands. v.tr. -- yoola (-dde)
  • com- pel. v.tr. -- wambiriza (-rizza)
  • comb. v.tr. -- sunsula (-dde)
  • combine against. v.i.refl.rec. -- ryana (-ye)
  • combine together. v.rec. -- kobaana (-ye)
  • combine together; mix up. v.i.c.rec. -- eyimbakanya (-izza)
  • come after; follow: v.p.i. -- ddirako (`nziriddeko)
  • come and go; not stay in one place. v.i.refl. -- sussa (-izza)
  • come apart; fall open (clothing). v.i. -- wenjuka (-se)
  • come back; be vomited (of food). v.i. -- tunuka (-se)
  • come in; on; by: v.i.p. -- jjira (-dde)
  • come off; be detached from. v.i. -- waguka (-se)
  • come off; wash off; v.i. -- naabuuka (-se)
  • come out (handle; post; ). v.i.rev. -- wanguka (-se)
  • come out (of knife-handle; ) v.i. -- kuuka (-se)
  • come out at: v.i. -- fumuka (-se)
  • come out at: v.i. & tr.p. -- tuukira (-dde)
  • come out of grave. v.i.rev. -- ziikuka (-se)
  • come out of; from. v.i. -- wakankuka (-se)
  • come out; transpire. v.i. -- sansuka (-se)
  • come stealthily. v.i. -- jooma (-ye)
  • come to an end; cease (of rain). v.i. -- sammuka (-se)
  • come to blows; fight to death. v.i. rec. -- twalana (-ye)
  • come to life. v.i. -- yimbuuka (-se)
  • come to nought; be destroyed. v.i. -- faafaagana (-ye)
  • come to pass. v.i. -- laka (-se)
  • come to rescue of. v.tr.p. -- zibira (-dde)
  • come together; assemble. v.i.rec. -- ku^^aana (-ye)
  • come uncovered. v.i.rev. -- saanukuka (-se)
  • come undone; unsew v.i.rev. -- wundulukuka (-se)
  • come unfixed (of handle; ). v.i. -- wanguka (-se)
  • come unjoined. v.i.rev. -- yunguka (-se)
  • come unplaited; v.i.rev. -- lagulukuka (-se)
  • come unsewn; unwound. v.i.rev. -- sattuka (-se)
  • come unstuck (of placenta). v.i. -- sigguka (-se)
  • come untied; come ope v.i. -- sumulukuka (-se)
  • come upon suddenly; take by surprise. v.tr. p. 2. c.intens. -- zinduukiriza (-rizza)
  • come upon; meet; find. v.tr. -- sanga (-ze)
  • come; draw; near. v.i. -- sembera (-dde)
  • comfort; console. v.tr. -- kubagiza (-izza)
  • command; order; charge. idiom. Are you sending me away for ever? v.tr. -- lagira (-dde)
  • commission; depute; continually. v.tr.p.c.intens. -- tumiriza (-rizza)
  • commission; in- struct: v.tr.c. -- tumya (-izza)
  • commit oneself to; expose oneself to. v.i.refl. -- tatankiriza (-rizza)
  • commit sodomy. v.i. -- sikina (-ye)
  • communicate leprosy. v.tr.c. -- gengewaza (-izza)
  • compare oneself with; liken oneself to. ! Now; you; a boy are comparimg yourself with a girl! pretend to be; ape: v.i.refl. -- faananya (-izza)
  • compare. v.tr. -- geraageranya (-izza)
  • compel oneself; work with a will. a tinyy thing which exerts itself is better than a great thing which is weak v.i.refl. -- waza (-zizza)
  • compel. v.tr. -- kana (-ye)
  • compel; lay under obligation: v.tr.p. -- kalira (-dde)
  • compensate; pay ).-. v.tr. -- liwa (-ye)
  • compete with each other: v.i.rec. -- si^^a^^a-na (-ye)
  • complain of unfair treatment; be dissatisfied. v.i. -- toma (-ye)
  • complain of; accept with bad grace; What are you worried about; or complaining of? v.tr.p. -- kenyera (-dde)
  • complain vehe- mently. v.i. -- taka (-se)
  • complete (job; ) when there was reason for not doing so ( v.tr. -- kwajja (-zze)
  • complete satisfactorily. cf. v.tr.p. -- kuukuutira (-dde)
  • complete. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- aliriza (-rizza)
  • complete; add over and above due measure. v.tr. -- teerera (-dde)
  • complete; perfect. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- tuukiriza (-rizza)
  • compose oneself. v.i.refl. -- saanya (-izza)
  • con- coct; pla v.tr. -- etenkanya (-izza)
  • con- fuse; interrupt. v.tr. -- vubiikiriza (-rizza)
  • con- gratulate. v.tr.c. -- yozaayoza (-ezza)
  • conceal by pushing into confined space. v.tr. -- zinziika (-se)
  • conceal; ` fiddle'; falsify. v.tr.c. -- kulungutanya (-izza)
  • conclude; come to an end: v.i. & tr.p.c. -- komekkereza (`nkomekkerezza)
  • confront. v.i.rec. -- olekana (-ye)
  • confuse; mess up. v.tr. -- dibaga (-ze)
  • confuse; muddle. v.tr.c. -- tabiza (-izza)
  • congratulate; for; from; : v.tr.p.c. -- kulisiza (-izza)
  • congratulate; say v.tr.c. -- kulisa (-izza)
  • congratulate; to. v.tr.c. -- swaguza (-izza)
  • conjecture; make up story. v.i. -- teebeeka (-se)
  • consecrate oneself to: v.tr.p.refl. -- weera (`nneewe`dde)
  • constrain ; treat high-handedly. v.tr. -- vuvuba (-ye)
  • constrain; compel; force: v.tr. -- waliriza (-izza)
  • consult (oracle) on behalf of: v.tr. c.p. -- laguuliriza (-rizza)
  • consume oneself at; wear oneself out at: v.i.p. 2. refl. -- funyirira (-dde)
  • consume slowly (of illness); waste aways. v.tr. -- gazaagaza (`ngazizzaga zizza)
  • consume; eat away (disease). v.tr.c. -- konvubya (-bizza)
  • continually harp on. v.tr.p. 2. intens. -- yeeyereza (-rezza)
  • contract cancer. v.i. -- kookola (-dde)
  • contract syphilis. v.i. -- bootonga (-ze)
  • contradict oneself; revise one's previous opinions; submissively. v.i.refl. -- fukulula (-dde)
  • control; manage (easily a heavy object): v.i. -- kuukuuta (-se)
  • converse. v.i. -- beesabeesa (-beesezzabeesezza)
  • converse. v.i. -- lojja (-zze)
  • converse; speak to each other. v.i.rec. -- ogeragana (-ye)
  • con-vert to Islam. v.tr.c. -- wadimusa (-izza)
  • cook above plantains in same pot. v.tr. -- seebeeka (-se)
  • cook for; in; at: v.tr.p. -- fumbira (-dde)
  • cook; boil. v.tr. -- fumba (-ye)
  • copulate. Swah. v.i.rec. -- tombagana (-ye)
  • cough; v.i. -- kolola (-dde)
  • count in detail; check carefully. v.tr.p. 2. -- balalirira (-dde)
  • count one against another; balance debts. v.tr.rec. -- balana (-ye)
  • count. v.tr. -- bala (-ze)
  • court: v.tr.refl. -- kugga (-zze)
  • cover oneself completely. 2 protect oneself against heat or rain: v.i.p. 2. refl. -- bikkikira (-dde)
  • cover oneself cover yourself up in the blankets. v.refl. -- buutikira (`nneebuutiki`dde)
  • cover oneself. v.i.refl. -- bikka (-sse)
  • cover up completely: v.tr.p. -- buutikira (-`dde)
  • cover up. v.tr. -- bikka (-se)
  • cover with earth. v.tr.p. -- simira (-dde)
  • crack finger joints. v.tr. -- nonkola (-dde)
  • crack. v.i. -- jegeja (-ze)
  • crack; creak (of a limb; the palm trunk is cracked. v.tr. & i.refl. -- kaaka (-se)
  • crackle (of fire). v.i. -- bugujja (-zze)
  • crackle; crunch (of hard things): v.i. -- bwatuka (-se)
  • crackle; rustle; be intense (of heat of sun; the sun's heat is intense. v.i. -- baluka (-se)
  • cradle in one's arms; nurse. v.tr.p.intens. -- wem- bejjera (-dde)
  • cram (into sb.) by repetition. v.tr.p. 2. c.intens. -- yeeyerezesa (-ezza)
  • cram full; heap up (basket; ). v.tr. -- simbirira (-dde)
  • cram in; stuff i v.tr. -- voobeeka (-se)
  • crash (of thunder). v.i. -- duduma (-ye)
  • crawl along. v.i. -- gaganyuka (-se)
  • crawl pain- fully; go with difficulty. v.i. -- senvula (-dde)
  • crawl through; creep under. v.i. -- kwebera (-dde)
  • crawl; go on hands and knees. v.i. -- avula (`njavu`dde)
  • creak (as a firewood bundle when carried on head). v.i. -- cekeca (-se)
  • creak. v.i. -- kekera (-dde)
  • create mutual affection. v.rec.c. -- agalanya (-izza)
  • creep along. v.i. -- muluka (-se)
  • creep; crawl. v.i.refl. -- kulula (-dde)
  • creep; crawl; drag oneself. v.i.refl. -- walula (-dde)
  • crop (ears of a dog). v.tr. -- jaabulula (-dde)
  • cross (legs or arms): v.tr.p. -- gombera (-dde)
  • cross over (ferry). v.i. & tr. -- wunguka (-se)
  • cross over (river). v.i. -- somoka (-se)
  • cross over ferry; have oneself ferried. v.i.refl. -- wungula (-dde)
  • cross question; ferret out information from. v.tr. -- sokaasoka (-se)
  • cross-examine; question closely. v.tr.p.c. -- kemereza (-rezza)
  • crouch down. v.i. -- bwama (-ye)
  • crow; crowing cocks were eggs; i.e. Small beginnings! v.i. -- kookolima (-ye)
  • crowd along; grow in crowds. v.i. -- kumuka (-se)
  • crumble. v.i. -- sebbuuka (-se)
  • crumble; fall apart. v.i.rev. -- bumbulukuka (-se)
  • crumble; pulverize. v. -- mulungula (-dde)
  • crumble; shake; fall in flakes; v.i. -- kunkumuka (-se)
  • crumble; wear away: v.rev.tr. -- bumbulula (-`dde)
  • crumble;. fall into dust. v.i. -- mulunguka (-se)
  • crunch. v.tr.intens. -- kereza (-ezza)
  • crunch. v.tr. -- megenya (-ezza)
  • crunch. v.tr. -- meketa (-se)
  • crunch. v.tr. -- munkunya (-izza)
  • crunch; grind with teeth. v.tr. -- memettula (-dde)
  • crush by treading (bananas to make beer). v.tr. -- sogola (-dde)
  • crush in hands. v.tr. -- toga (-ze)
  • crush; beat soft. v.tr. -- tentena (-ye)
  • crush; flatten; self against. v.i. -- mettuka (-se)
  • crush; overwhelm. v.tr. -- sekembula (-dde)
  • crush; pound. v.tr. -- segenyula (-dde)
  • crush; pound. v.tr. -- sekula (-dde)
  • crush; pound. idiom. v.tr. -- sotta (sse)
  • cry aloud; sing; bawl. v.i. -- kooka (-se)
  • cry dolefully. v.i. -- wooba (-ye)
  • cry for mercy. v.i. -- wanjaga (-ze)
  • cry for somebody or something. v.i. & tr.p. -- kaabira (-dde)
  • cry incessantly; like dog tied up. v.i. -- ^a^ala (-dde)
  • cry out in distress. v.i. -- kunga (-ze)
  • cry out. v.i. -- laama (-ye)
  • cry out; make loud noise. v.i. -- memuka (-se)
  • cry to; implore; for mercy. v.tr.p. -- wanjagira (-dde)
  • cry to; supplicate: v.p. -- daagira (-dde)
  • cry; weep. v.i. -- lira (-ze)
  • cry; weep. mourn: v.i. -- kaaba (-ye)
  • cudgel one's brains; con- trive. v.tr.p. 2. intens. -- yiiyiriza (-rizza)
  • cull; glean; collect little by little. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- ku^^aanyiriza (-riza)
  • cultivate for pay. v.i. -- limiriza (-rizza)
  • cultivate for; at; v.tr.p. -- limira (-dde)
  • cultivate. v.i. & tr. -- lima (-ye)
  • cup: v.tr. -- lembeka (-se)
  • cup; bleed by cupping. Swah. v.tr. -- lumika (-se)
  • cure; heal; save: v.tr.c. -- wonya (-ezza)
  • curry favour with. v.tr.refl. -- guga (-izza)
  • curry favour. v.i.refl. -- rooloma (-ye)
  • curse oneself. v.i.p. 2. refl. -- vumirira (-dde)
  • curse: v.tr. -- kolimira (-dde)
  • curse; revile. ` v.tr. -- kkuluma (`nzikulumye)
  • cut deeply (flesh). v.tr. -- senga (-ze)
  • cut deeply; hack into large pieces. v.tr. -- bagulula (`mbaagulu`dde)
  • cut down (bunch of plantains). v.tr. -- yunja (-ze)
  • cut down (e.g.; millet with a knife or sickle). v.tr. -- kesa (-ezza)
  • cut each other. v.i.rec. -- temagana (-ye)
  • cut each other: v.i.rec. -- salagana (-ye)
  • cut for oneself. v.tr. & i.p.refl. -- temera (-dde)
  • cut off crust; peel. v.tr. -- gagambula (-dde)
  • cut off. v.tr. -- ketta (-sse)
  • cut oneself; idiom. v.i. & tr.refl. -- tema (-ye)
  • cut or break (a stick; into pieces. v.tr. -- cwacwana (-ye)
  • cut out (stuff; paper; wood; ). v.tr. -- komola (-dde)
  • cut plantains or leaves with knife fixed on long stick. v.tr. -- solobya (-ye)
  • cut to point; sharpe v.tr. -- songola (-dde)
  • cut up (meat). v.tr. -- lengulula (-dde)
  • cut. v.tr. -- sala (-ze)
  • cut; trim: idiom. v.tr. -- tondola (-dde)
  • dally; shuffle; be irresolute. v.i. -- konereza (-rezza)
  • dance for joy. v.i.refl. -- kiinya (-izza)
  • dance heavily; `galumph' along. v.i. -- guluba (-ye)
  • dance; as was customary at the birth of twins. v.i. -- kiga (-ze)
  • dance; exult. v.i. -- zina (-ye)
  • dare; be foolhardy. v.i.refl. -- wanga (-ze)
  • dare; venture. v.i. -- tantala (-dde)
  • dash into: v.tr. & i.refl. -- fubitika (-se)
  • dash to ground. v.tr. -- doomola (`ndomo`dde)
  • dash; dart. v.i. -- wulukuka (-se)
  • dawdle; be long time coming. v.i. -- zizi^^ana (-ye)
  • dawdle; demur; hang back. v.i. -- nyookana (-ye)
  • de- ceive. v.tr. -- tebulanya (-izza)
  • de- vise (plan). v.tr. -- tetenkereza (-rezza)
  • de- vour. v.tr. -- waawaanya (-izza)
  • decantliquids. v.tr.rev. -- fukulula (-dde)
  • deceive each other. v.i.rec. -- limbagana (-ye)
  • deceive oneself. v.i.refl. -- kikina (-ye)
  • deceive oneself. v.i.refl. -- rimba (-ye)
  • deceive; defraud. often red. = v.tr. -- kumpanya (-izza)
  • deceive; frustrate: idiom. I have frustrated him just as leprosy does to the fingers. v.tr. -- konera (-dde)
  • decide to be a vassal. v.tr.c. -- tongoza (-ezza)
  • deck oneself out. v.i.refl. -- nekeza (-ezza)
  • decry oneself. v.i.refl. -- geya (-ye)
  • decry oneself. v.i.refl. -- geya (-ye)
  • decry; defame. v.tr. -- ttottola (-dde)
  • decry; discredit; shame. v.tr. -- eraka (-se)
  • dedicate oneself. v.i.refl. -- wonga (-ze)
  • dedicate; make offering to spirits. - v.tr. -- wonga (-ze)
  • defer; prolong; hang out: v.tr.p. 2. c.refl. -- zimbiriza (-izza)
  • defraud. v.tr. & i.c.red. -- gobyagobya (-bezza- -bezza)
  • defy. v.tr. -- sonsoza (-ezza)
  • delay (payment); put off. v.tr. -- lazaalazanya (-izza)
  • delay each other v.i.rec.c. -- lwisanya (-izza)
  • delay; hold up: v.tr.c. -- wisa (-izza)
  • delay; linger; be long time. v.i. -- lwa (`ndudde)
  • deliver woman; cause woman to deliver. v.tr.c. -- zaalisa (-izza)
  • delude oneself. v.f.refl. -- yibaala (-dde)
  • delve. v.tr. -- kukula (-dde)
  • demand repeatedly payment of debt. v.p. 2. -- banjirira (-dde)
  • demur at sb.'s opinion; preserve an afterthought. v.i. -- kemaakema (`nkemyekemye)
  • denounce; tell tales about. v.tr. -- seekeeta (-se)
  • deny a charge. v.i.refl. -- gaana (-ye)
  • deny charge. v.i.refl. -- gaana (-ye)
  • deny one's. guilt with too much eagerness; protest one's innocence vehemently. = v.f.refl. -- kangabiriza (-rizza)
  • deny vehemently: v.i.p.c.refl. -- kabiriza (-rizza)
  • de-obstruct; clear. v.tr. -- mwemwetula (-dde)
  • depart lonely and sad. v.i. -- sinsina (-ye)
  • depart sadly. v.i. -- kungujja (-zze)
  • depart this life. v.i. -- tirimbuka (-se)
  • deposit flotsam (of a flood). v.tr. -- fumbiikiriza (-izza)
  • deprave; per- vert. v.tr. -- yinula (-dde)
  • deprive oneself of; give up of one's own accord: v.tr.refl. -- resa (-ezza)
  • descend. v.i. -- serengeta (-se)
  • desert; forsake: v.tr.p. -- abulira (njabuli`dde)
  • desert; leave in the lurch. v.tr. -- tiirira (-dde)
  • desire. v.tr.refl. -- gomba (-ye)
  • desire; long for; hanker after (esp. v.tr. -- oya (`njoyezza; `njoye)
  • desist from; put off. v.tr.refl.p.c. -- rekereza (-ezza)
  • desist from; put off: v.tr.refl.p.c. -- rekereza (-ezza)
  • desist. v.i.rev.refl. -- gerekulula (-dde)
  • despise each other. v.i.rec. -- nyoo- magana (-ye)
  • despise things not yours (`sour grapes'). v.i. -- cacanka (-se)
  • despise. v.t. -- enga (-ze)
  • despise. v.tr. -- nannuula (-dde)
  • despise. v.tr. -- nyooma (-ye)
  • despise. v.tr. -- yaamuula (-dde)
  • despise; sneer at. v.tr. -- ^oola (-dde)
  • destroy; obliterate. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- zikiriza (-izza)
  • destroy; spoil. v.tr.c. -- faafaaganya (-izza)
  • detach cover. vtr. -- bebbula (mbebbu`dde)
  • detach from stem. v.tr. -- nogola (-dde)
  • detach; take out (handle; post; ewangula v.tr.rev. -- wangula (-dde)
  • detail; enumerate: v.tr. -- ttettula (-dde)
  • detail; enumerate: idioms. v.tr. -- ettula (-dde)
  • detain; condemn to. v.tr. -- siriba (-ye)
  • develop (physically). v.tr. -- wagamula (-dde)
  • develop; become mature: v.i.refl. -- tuuka (-se)
  • develop; bring up to adoles- cence. v.tr. -- vubula (-dde)
  • deviate. v.i. -- waya (-ye)
  • deviate; move aside. v.i. -- wunja (-ze)
  • devise plan. v.tr. -- juba (-ye)
  • devoir with large bites. v.tr. -- kaanyuula (-dde)
  • devote one's whole efforts. v.i.p. -- kalambira (-dde)
  • devote oneself; give oneself: v.i. -- walaggana (-ye)
  • devour. v.t. -- bwebwena (ye)
  • devour. v.tr. -- gajambula (-dde)
  • devour. v.tr. -- gajula (-dde)
  • devour. v.tr. -- kavvula (-dde)
  • devour. v.tr. -- kenyula (-dde)
  • devour. v.tr. -- sontera (-dde)
  • diefor; on behalf of. v.i.p. 2. -- fiirira (-dde)
  • differ from each other: v. rec. -- awukana (-ye)
  • dig by means of v.tr.c. -- simisa (-izza)
  • dig deep; use far-fetched argument. v.tr. -- voogoola (-dde)
  • dig out roots and turn up soil for planting. v.tr. -- kabala (-dde)
  • dig out; excavate. v.tr. -- wookoola (-dde)
  • dig up (ground- nuts; ). v.tr. -- sola (-ze)
  • dig up (potatoes from field). v.tr. -- soggola (-dde)
  • dig up ; excavate. v.tr. -- ligguula (-dde)
  • dig up; for; v.tr.p. -- simbulira (-dde)
  • dig up; pull out; extract. v.tr. -- simbula (-dde)
  • dilute. v.tr.c. -- serebeza (-ezza)
  • diminish. v.i. -- sereba (-ye)
  • dip (in relish or gravy). v.tr. -- koza (-ezza)
  • dip for; in; : v.tr.p.c. -- koleza (-ezza)
  • dip oneself. v.i.refl. -- nnyika (-se)
  • dip. v.tr.c. -- nnyikiza (-izza)
  • dip. ku v.tr. -- bbika (`nzibise)
  • dip; immerse; v.tr. -- nnyika (`nnyinyise)
  • dirty; do wrong to; at; for; etc: v.tr.p. -- onoonera (-dde)
  • dis- appoint. v.tr.c. -- saaliza (-izza)
  • dis- band. v.tr.rev. -- gumbulula (-dde)
  • dis- pute with; oppose. v.tr.c. -- wakanya (-izza)
  • disappoint; fall short of expectations. v.tr. -- wanga (-ze)
  • disband. v.i. -- diimuuka (-se)
  • discard as useless. v.tr. -- fufula (-dde)
  • disconcert; embarrass. v.tr. -- soona (-ye)
  • discover; find. v.tr. -- vumbula (-dde)
  • discredit oneself. v.i.c.refl. -- gadiisa (-izza)
  • disentangle. v.tr.c. -- taggulukusa (-izza)
  • disentangle; straighten out. idioms: v.tr. -- tandulula (-dde)
  • disentangle; unravel. v.i.tr.rev. -- gombolola (-dde)
  • disentangle; unravel. v.tr. -- taggulula (-dde)
  • disguise oneself. v.i.refl. -- fuusa (-izza)
  • disgust; sicken: v.tr. -- tama (-ye)
  • dislodge; evacuate. v.tr. -- kumula (-dde)
  • dismiss council. v.tr.rev. -- kiikulula (-dde)
  • disown. v.tr.rev. -- zaalukuka (-se)
  • disown; expel from clan. v.tr. -- boola (-dde)
  • disperse scatter. v.tr.c. -- saasaanya (-izza)
  • disperse; scatter. v.tr.c. -- sasa (-izza)
  • dispersel v.i.refl. -- diima (-ye)
  • displace; move. v.tr.c. -- sagaasaganya (-izza)
  • displace; move. v.tr. -- segula (-dde)
  • disport; play boisterously. v.i. -- binuka (-se)
  • dispute; argue. v.i.rec. -- wakana (-ye)
  • distend. ` v.tr.c. -- tuyiza (-izza)
  • distract attention. v.tr.c. -- mazamaza (-izza)
  • distrain for debt. v.tr. -- bowa (-ye)
  • disturb: v.tr. -- lajja (-zze)
  • dive; sink in water. mubbizi; o v.i. -- bbira (`nzibi`dde)
  • divest oneself of; unwind (e.g. one's puttees). v.i. & tr.rev.refl. -- sabuukulula (-dde)
  • divulge; blab. Also v.tr. -- myamyansa (-izza)
  • divulge; pass on (news; gossip). v.tr. -- laalaasa (-izza)
  • do a long day's march. v.i. -- lamaga (-ze)
  • do acrobatics on. v.i.p. -- tandira (-dde)
  • do at; in; Do you want to work here? v.i. & tr.p. -- kolera (-dde)
  • do exceedingly; beyond ordinary: v.i. -- zimula (-dde)
  • do many different kinds of carpentry. v.tr.p. 2. -- bajjirira (-dde)
  • do prematurely; hastily. v.i. -- caccaliza (-lizza)
  • do slowly; cautiously. v.tr.c. -- lembya (-ezza)
  • do sthg. excessively; ill-treat. v.tr. -- tuntuza (-izza)
  • do sthg. up till evening: v.i. & tr. -- wungeeza (-ezza)
  • do to excess: v.tr. -- tiiyiika (-se)
  • do until darkness descends: v.tr.c. -- zibya (-izza)
  • dodge; make a feint. v.i. -- tebunkanya (-izza)
  • doll oneself up. v.i.refl. -- jwalika (se)
  • dot; punctuate. v.tr.c. -- tonnyeza (-ezza)
  • dote on; be mad about. v.tr. -- tinka (-se)
  • dote on; be mad on; smitten with = v.tr. -- tiika (-se)
  • doubt. v.tr. -- tankana (-ye)
  • drag behind one. v.tr. -- kwekwesa (-ezza)
  • drag each other. v.i.rec. -- twalagana (-ye)
  • drag into (game; fight; v.tr. -- wakula (-dde)
  • drag one's words; drawl. v.i. -- naaninga (-ze)
  • drag oneself along. v.i. -- zongotoka (-se)
  • drag self along painfully; feel one's muscles are bruised. v.i. -- sonnyontoka (-se)
  • drag the feet; slouch. v.i. -- kweya (-ye)
  • drag words; drawl. v.i. -- lembeggerera (-dde)
  • drag: idiom. v.tr. -- wala (-ze)
  • drag; draw; pull. v.tr. -- kulula (-dde)
  • draw (water). v.tr. -- sena (-ye)
  • draw at a pipe of tobacco. v.tr. -- fuuweeta (-se)
  • draw bolt of a rifle. v.tr. -- gobola (-dde)
  • draw oneself up. v.i. -- lalambala (-dde)
  • draw out of water. v.tr.c. -- nnyulukusa (-izza)
  • draw out of water. v.tr. -- nnyulula (-dde)
  • draw up out of water. contr. v.tr. -- nnyula (`nnyinyu`dde)
  • draw; drag along. v.tr. -- kulubeesa (-ezza)
  • dream. Swah. v.i. -- loota (-se)
  • dress (hide; skin) by means of. v.tr.c. -- kunjisa (-izza)
  • dress sb.; clothe. v.tr.c. -- ambaza (-izza)
  • dress splendidly. v.i. -- titiiza (-izza)
  • dribble; salivate: v.i. -- solobera (-dde)
  • drink at; from; : v.tr.p. -- nywera (-dde)
  • drink beer continuously; tipplet v.i. -- jenga (-ze)
  • drink deeply of; drain. v.tr. -- katankira (-dde)
  • drink sauce; soup; ; with sucking noise. v.i. & tr. -- wuuta (-se)
  • drink up; drain. v.tr. -- kutamira (-dde)
  • drip (of rain). v.i. & tr. -- totola (-dde)
  • drip. v.tr.c. -- tonnyolokosa (-ezza)
  • drive away (flies or mice) with fan or stick:. he fans flies away from the king. v.tr. -- sagga (-zze)
  • drive away; see off. v.tr.c. -- kunguzza (-izza)
  • drive before one. v.tr. -- sagala (-dde)
  • drive for; in; to: v.tr.p. -- gobera (-dde)
  • drive wild; scare. v.tr. -- taaluula (-dde)
  • drizzle persistently. v.i. -- nyenyeegera (-dde)
  • drizzle. v.i. -- wandaggirira (-dde)
  • droop; wither (of plants in sun). v.i. -- yengeetuka (-se)
  • 'drop a brick'; make an embarrassing mistake. v.pass. -- tabirwa (-iddwa)
  • drop in with ` plopping' noise. v.tr.c. -- solossa (-ezza)
  • drop off (fruit). v.i. -- nogoka (-se)
  • drop off to sleep; `have forty winks'. v.i.refl. -- bongoosa (-ezza)
  • drown. gen. v.tr. -- saanya (-izza)
  • drum; heat (drum). v.tr. -- luuta (-se)
  • dry over fire; roast on spit. v.tr. -- talika (-se)
  • dry. v.tr. -- kankamula (-dde)
  • dry;; cause to dry up. v.tr.p.f. -- kaliza (-izza)
  • dump down roughly; expose for sale. v.tr. -- futika (-se)
  • dump down; set down carelessly. v.tr. -- feeteeka (-se)
  • e.c. v.tr.p. -- nnyikiriza (-rizza)
  • earth up (roots). v.tr. -- temera (-dde)
  • eat glut- tonously. v.tr. -- menkula (-dde)
  • eat glutton- ously; esp. meat. v.tr. -- gujuba (-ye)
  • eat much; gorge. idiom. v.i. -- guga (-ze)
  • eat out of palm of hand (loose grain as rice or simsim). v.tr. -- wema (-ye)
  • eat raven- ously. Also v.tr. -- vuunya (-izza)
  • eat ravenously. v.i. -- wuwuggana (-ye)
  • eat with; at; v.tr.p. -- liira (-ridde)
  • eat without any relish. v.i. -- nyaata (-se)
  • eat; drink to repletion. v.i. & tr. -- fudumba (-ye)
  • economize; be stingy with. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- tereekereza (-ezza)
  • economize; be stingy with. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- tereekereza (-ezza)
  • edge hastily. v.i. -- sandaggirira (-dde)
  • educate; train. v.tr. -- gunjula (-dde)
  • efface; wipe off. v.tr. -- sangula (-dde)
  • embarrass; hamper. v.tr. -- kakaatanya (-izza)
  • embarrass; saddle oneself with. v.tr.p.refl. -- wakulira (-dde)
  • embolden oneself. v.i.refl. -- kalangula (-dde)
  • embroider. v.tr. -- daliza. (-izza)
  • emerge from water. v.i. -- nnyulukuka (-se)
  • emerge triumphantly from trial. v.i. -- ejjeerera (-dde)
  • emerge.w v.i. -- papankuka (-se)
  • emerge; start off. v.i. -- naawuuka (-se)
  • empty by tipping up. the heavens have opened themselves; it is raining cats and dogs. v.tr. -- bunduggula (-`dde)
  • empty entirely; clear out contents. v.tr. -- fufunkula (-dde)
  • empty out (box; parcel; sack). v.tr. -- sokomola (-dde)
  • empty: v.i. -- fuluka (-se)
  • empty: idiom. v.tr.rev. -- lungulula (-dde)
  • empty; be emptied out: v.i. -- sokomoka (-se)
  • enable. v.tr.c. -- yinzisa (-izza)
  • encircle. v.tr.refl. -- bungulula (-dde)
  • encourage; fortify against: v.tr.p.c. -- gumiza (-mizza)
  • encourage; help. v.tr. -- swanula (-dde)
  • encrust with earth (of termites): v.p. 2. -- bumbirira (-`dde)
  • end session. v.i.rev. -- kiikulukuka (-se)
  • endanger; compromise. v.tr. -- ttattana (-ye)
  • engage in argument; dispute. v.rec. -- kontana (-ye)
  • engulf; destroy utterly. v.tr. -- tokomola (-dde)
  • enjoy prosperity. v.i. -- capala (-dde)
  • enlarge: v.t. -- kookera (-dde)
  • enrage. v.tr. -- too- kaanya (-izza)
  • enrage. v.tr. -- tulumula (-dde)
  • ensnare. v.tr. -- liita (-se)
  • enter. v.i. & tr. -- yingira (-dde)
  • entice; allure. v.tr. -- semeza (-ezza)
  • entice; allure; beguile. v.tr.c. -- seemeza (-ezza)
  • entice; decoy. v.tr. -- sendasenda (-ze)
  • entice; egg on (sb. to do sthg.). v.tr. -- nekeza (-ezza)
  • enumerate in detail. v.tr. -- ttontola (-dde)
  • erect frame- work; trellis. v.tr. -- tindira (-dde)
  • erode. v.tr. -- sebbuula (-dde)
  • escape (as a bird or animal): v.i. -- puluka (-se)
  • escape notice; comprehension: ` v.tr.p. -- wubira (-dde)
  • escape with force (steam; gas; ). v.i. -- tuumuuka (-se)
  • escape. v.i. -- ebombolola (-dde)
  • escape. v.i. & tr.refl. -- wona (-ye)
  • escape. v.i.refl. -- yiikuula (-dde)
  • escape: v.i. -- kuuluula (-dde)
  • eschew; deny oneself: v.tr.refl. -- zira (-ze)
  • escort on way; see part of way home; see off; prov v.tr.p. -- werekera (-dde)
  • evict ter- mites with juice. v.tr. -- ganduula (-dde)
  • ex- change; swap. v.tr. -- waanyisa (-izza)
  • ex- perience sweet taste; cold feeling; in mouth: v.i. -- nywanywagala (-dde)
  • exact payment. v.tr. -- liika (-se)
  • exact payment. v.tr. -- liika (-se)
  • exact: v.tr. -- woola (-dde)
  • exaggerate. v.i. -- tiwuka (-se)
  • exaggerate. v.i. & tr.p. 2. c. -- yingiriza (-rizza)
  • exaggerate; raise price). v.tr. -- kanika (-se)
  • exalt one- self: v.i.refl. -- waana (-ye)
  • exalt oneself. v.i.refl. -- kuza (-izza)
  • exalt oneself; put on airs.cf. v.i.refl. -- nyumiikiriza (-rizza)
  • exalt; flatter; adulate. v.tr.p. 2. intens. -- waanirira (-dde)
  • examine carefully; scrutinize. v.tr.refl. -- kenneenya (-ezza)
  • examine; scrutinize. v.tr. -- kengeera (-dde)
  • examine; scrutinize; investigate. v.tr. -- kebera (-dde)
  • exasperate; enrage. v.tr.c. -- juusa (-izza)
  • excel ian angel surpasses a man in wisdom. v.i.p.c. -- singiriza (-riz-za)
  • exchange pleasantries; flirt. v.i.rec. -- saagana (-ye)
  • excite enthusiasm; cause to be energetic. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- fubiriza (-izza)
  • exculpate oneself v.i. & tr.ref. -- gaanira (-dde)
  • exert oneself on something difficult with little or no apparent result. v.refl. -- baalinga (-ze)
  • exert oneself; work hard v.i. -- fuba (-ye)
  • exert self in work: v.i. -- tengejja (-zze)
  • exhaust completely. v.tr.p.c. -- kunguyiriza (-rizza)
  • exhort; charge. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- kubiriza (-rizza)
  • exhume. v.tr.rev. -- ziikula (-dde)
  • exile. v.tr.c. -- wa^^angusa (-izza)
  • exonerate; exculpate oneself vehe- mently; give as good as you get (in deeds as well as words). v.i. & tr.refl. -- taakiriza (-rizza)
  • exorcise (rev. of root v.tr. -- zimulula (-dde)
  • expand from eating; put on weight. v.i. -- fumbuka (-se)
  • experience repulsion. v.i.refl. -- nyinyala (-dde)
  • explain; expand. v.tr. -- nnyonnyola (`nnyinyo- `nnyo`dde)
  • explain; interpret. v.tr. -- vvuunula (-dde)
  • expose one- self indecently. v.i. -- kunama (-ye)
  • expose one- self to danger: v.i.refl. -- tunda (-ze)
  • expose sb. immodestly. v.tr.c. -- kunamya (-izza)
  • expose to view. v.tr. -- lengeesula (-dde)
  • expose; show up. v.tr. -- tengeka (-se)
  • express con- tempt for by making sucking noise. v.tr. -- sooza (-ezza)
  • extend; open out. v.tr.rev. -- naanuula (-dde)
  • extinguish. Swah. v.tr. -- zima (-ye)
  • extirpate. v.tr. -- nojjola (-dde)
  • extract; cause to come out: v.tr.c. -- viisa (-izza)
  • exult; be excited. v.i.ref. -- buga (-ze)
  • exult; be joyful. v.i. -- sagayuka (-se)
  • exult; rejoice greatly. v.i. -- jaguza (-izza)
  • exult; rejoice. v.i. -- sambiza (-izza)
  • f avoid. v.tr.refl. -- balama (-ye)
  • f put back in basket and cover up (food). v.tr. -- butika (-se)
  • f turn round. v.i.refl. -- nyoola (-dde)
  • fade; lose colour. v.i. -- cucuka (-se)
  • fade; lose colour. v.i. -- fuufuuka (-se)
  • fail to agree. v.rec. -- bula^^ana (-ye)
  • faint; be uncon- scious. v.i. -- zirika (-se)
  • fall acci- dentally. v.i. -- solottoka (-se)
  • fall down; become loose; slip. v.i. -- seeseetuka (-se)
  • fall from hands; be dropped. v.i. -- sumattuka (-se)
  • fall from stalk (fruit). v.i. -- kongoka (-se)
  • fall from the stalk; shed seeds. v.i. -- dyebuka (-se)
  • fall ill; be sick. v.i. -- lwala (-dde)
  • fall in; collapse. v.i. -- gulukuka (-se)
  • fall into disc grace. v.i. -- gooka (-se)
  • fall into hands or jaws of enemy. v.i. -- gumbula (-dde)
  • fall offhead ( a load). v.i.refl. -- tikkuka (-se)
  • fall on. v.tr.p. -- gwira (-dde)
  • fall one upon the other. v.i.rec. -- gwa^^anako (-nyeeko)
  • fall quickly (as when sthg. heavy snaps string on whihc it is hanging). v.i. -- walamuka (-se)
  • fall short of one's capabilities; expectations: v.i. -- pacca (-sse)
  • fall to one side. v.i.p. 2. -- gwirira (-dde)
  • fall to pieces of itself. v.i. -- mogoka (-se)
  • fall upon; grapple with (thief). v.tr. -- gwikiriza (-rizza)
  • fall. fail in examination. idioms. v.i. -- gwa (`ngudde)
  • fall; drop. v.i. -- solokka (-sse)
  • fan (esp. termites in order to detach their wings). Also v.tr. -- kuyeeya (-ye)
  • fan ceaselessly. v.tr.p. 2. intens. -- wujjirira (-dde)
  • fan. idiom. v.tr. -- wujja (-zze)
  • fancy oneself; give oneself airs. v.i.refl. -- panka (-se)
  • fasten loosely; do in a rough; temporary way. v.tr. -- baga (-ze)
  • fasten one- self; etc. v.i.refl. -- siba (-ye)
  • fatten. v.tr.c. -- gezza (-ezza)
  • fatten. v.tr.c. -- gezza (-ezza)
  • favour. v.tr. -- biibiita (se)
  • favour; pamper; bewitch and make into an idiot. v.tr. -- gulika (-se)
  • fear each other. v.i.rec. -- tya^^ana (-ye)
  • fecun- date; make fertile. v.tr.c. -- zaaza (-izza)
  • feed; suckle. v.tr.c. -- liisa (-izza)
  • feel about in mud to catch: v.tr.p. 2. c. -- togereza (-ezza)
  • feel elated. v.i. -- cacanca (-izza)
  • feel exalted and therefore in safety; assume; usurp authority: v.i. & tr.refl. -- yinula (-dde)
  • feel first shivers of fever. v.i. -- susuukirira (-dde)
  • feel pain in breathing. v.i. -- keeyerera (-dde)
  • feel tired. v.i.p.refl. -- koyera (-dde)
  • feel; caress; examine (of doctor). v.tr. -- agayaga (`njazeyaze)
  • feel; mas- sage; rub. v.tr. -- vumba (-ye)
  • feign approval: v.i.p. 2. -- siimiikiriza (-rizza)
  • feign ignorance: v.i. & tr.refl. -- wugguusa (izza)
  • feign stupidity; ignorance; innocence: v.i.refl. -- wussa (-izza)
  • fence in; barricade. v.tr. -- komera (-dde)
  • fetch (food or drink) for. v.tr.p. -- sakira (-dde)
  • fetch for oneself from a distance (only beer and food): v.tr.refl. -- sakira (-dde)
  • fetch for: v.tr.p. -- kimira (-dde)
  • fetch for: v.tr.p. -- nonera (-dde)
  • fetch out; extract. v.tr. -- papankula (-dde)
  • fetch. v.tr. -- kima (-ye)
  • fetch; go for. v.tr. -- nona (-ye)
  • fidget. v.i.refl. -- suguuyasuguunya (-izza-izza)
  • fight each other: v.i.rec. -- waatagana (-ye)
  • fight for; at; ? What are you fighting about? v.i.p. -- lwanira (-dde)
  • fight with fists. v.i.rec. -- funtulagana (-ye)
  • fight; struggle. v.i. -- lwana (-ye)
  • fill a deputy's position; replace: v.i.pass. -- sigirwa (-iddwa)
  • fill completely to over-flowing. v.tr.p.c. -- juliriza (rizza)
  • fill with illusions. v.tr. -- guya (-izza)
  • fill with; cram i v.tr. -- singika (-se)
  • fill. v.tr.c. -- jjuza (-izza)
  • find again. v.tr.rev. -- zaawula (-dde)
  • find at; for; v.tr.p. -- sangira (-dde)
  • find bitter; acid: v.p.pass. -- kambaggirwa (-iddwa)
  • find for; at; : v.tr.p. -- noonyeza (-ezza)
  • find for; provide. v.tr. & i.p. -- labira (-dde)
  • find oneself in front of; see clearly. v.tr. -- buulula (-dde)
  • finish completely. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- maliriza (-riz- za)
  • finish off dressing (hide; skin). v.tr. -- kunja (-ze)
  • finish off; consume. v.tr. -- wemmenta (-se)
  • finish; be completed in; at; a tiny little hole like that cannot have a lake empty itself in it. v.i.p. -- ggweera (-dde)
  • fish (with hook and line). v.tr. -- loba (-ye)
  • fish. v.i. & tr. -- vuba (-ye)
  • fit handle into; mortise; set into. v.tr. -- wanga (-ze)
  • fit tight in; be restricted by : v.tr.refl. -- kampa (-ye)
  • fix in handle by means of. v.tr.c. -- vumbeeza (-ezza)
  • fix in; e.g. posts in framework of house. v.tr.c. -- wangiza (-izza)
  • fix into handle (of tongue of knife or sword). v.tr. -- vumbeera (-dde)
  • flag; droop. v.i. -- keke'jjana (-ye)
  • flare up like gunpowder (of temper). v.i.p. c.refl. -- tuliikiriza (-rizza)
  • flash; shoot (of pain); at; on; Where is the thorn hurting? v.i. & tr.p. -- myansiza (-izza)
  • flatly refuse. v.i. -- guguba (-bye)
  • flatter. v.tr. -- jaaka (-se)
  • flatter; humbug. v.i. & tr. -- panka (-se)
  • flatter; praise unduly: v.tr. -- waana (-ye)
  • flee away mortally wounded. kiwaa- waalo; e- v.i. -- waawaala (-dde)
  • flicker; twinkle: v.i. -- munyeenya (-ye)
  • fling; throw. v.tr. -- simbaggula (-dde)
  • flirt with: v.i. -- sagambiriza (-rizza)
  • flog; scourge; whip. v.tr. -- swanyuula (-dde)
  • flog; spank. jest. v.tr. -- balula (-dde)
  • flop down. v.i.refl. -- beeteka (-se)
  • flop down. v.i. -- ga^^alama (-ye)
  • flounder. v.i. p. 2. refl. -- tubinkiriza (-izza)
  • flourish; be in good condition (of plants). v.i. -- tinta (-se)
  • flow. v.i. -- gera (-ze)
  • flow; drip. v.i. -- kenenuka (-se)
  • flutter about. v.i. -- wojola (-dde)
  • flutter. v.i. -- papa (-ye)
  • fly into a rage: v.i.refl. -- sunguusula (-dde)
  • fly into rage. v.i.refl. -- gana (-ye)
  • fly into rage. v.i. -- toka (-se)
  • fly off at one time. v.i. -- gu^^umuka (-se)
  • fly. v.i. -- buuka (-se)
  • foam; effer- vesce; froth. v.i. -- suukiira (-dde)
  • foam; ferment. v.i. -- bimbiira (-dde)
  • foil; baffle: idiom v.tr. -- teba (-ye)
  • fold clothes; paper; 2etc. v.tr. -- funya (-ye)
  • fold roughly. = v.tr.red. -- vungavunga (-ze)
  • fold up. v.tr. -- funyira (-dde)
  • fold; bend. v.tr. -- gota (-se)
  • follow. v.tr.p. 2. -- goberera (-dde)
  • follow; pursue: v.tr. -- wondera (-dde)
  • fool about. v.i.refl. -- wodoola (-dde)
  • forage for. v.tr. -- ayira (-dde)
  • forage: v.tr. -- saka (-se)
  • forbid oneself; refrain from: v.tr.refl. -- tangira (-dde)
  • forbid. v.tr. -- wera (-ze)
  • force a laugh. v.i.refl.c. -- sesa (-ezza)
  • force hand of. v.tr. -- vunvubika (-se)
  • force in; = v.tr. -- pampalika (-se)
  • force oneself. cf. v.i.refl. -- kakaba (-ye)
  • force oneself; nerve oneself for an effort. v.i.refl. -- kakaabiriza (-rizza)
  • force to play. v.tr.p. 2. c. intens. -- zannyiikiriza (-rizza)
  • force way for. v.tr.p. -- wagulira (-dde)
  • force way through. v.tr. -- wagula (-dde)
  • force way through; jostle. v.i. & tr. -- wagaanya (-izza)
  • force way; passage: v.i. -- wagga (-zze)
  • force; constrain. v.tr. -- kakajja (-zze)
  • foreg. v.i. -- nyamaalirira (-dde)
  • forge; for; at; in; v.tr.p. -- weeseza (-ezza)
  • forget; v.tr.refl. -- rabira (`nneerabi`dde)
  • form (of fruit). v.i. -- kankabuka (-se)
  • form a cover; crust: v.i. -- bembeera (ebembe`dde)
  • fray; wear out. v.tr. -- yayula (-dde)
  • free from wandering; set straight. v.tr.rev. -- wabula (-dde)
  • freeze stiff. v.tr. -- tiitiwaza (-izza)
  • frequent. v.i.refl. -- buusa (-izza)
  • frighte v.tr.c. -- tiisa (-izza)
  • frighten;; threaten. v.tr.c. -- tiisa (-izza)
  • frisk; wriggle. v.i. -- tiiratiira (-dde)
  • frizzle; sizzle. v.i. -- saala (-dde)
  • frolic; play. v.i. -- ligita (-se)
  • from v.tr.p. -- saayira (-dde)
  • from the moment you put yourself in the chief's preserves. v.i.p.refl. -- ssiza (-izza)
  • frown. v.i.refl. -- nyippanyippa (-ye- ye)
  • frown; be surly. v.i. -- ka^^anta (-se)
  • fully understand; grasp. v.i. & tr.p.c.refl. -- tegereza (-ezza)
  • fumble with. v.tr. -- ligaaliga (-ze)
  • fumble; do anything clumsily. v.i. -- kikiitana (-ye)
  • fume; complain; 'grouse'. v.i. -- oloma (-ye)
  • furnish a term; standard of comparison = v.tr. -- gereza (-ezza)
  • gad about v.i. -- tazaataza (-izza)
  • gallop; gambol; also v.i. -- guluka (-se)
  • garble a message (usually of children). v.i.rec. -- wuligana (-ye)
  • gargle; rinse out the mouth: v.i. -- nyumungula (-dde)
  • gasp; whoop. v.i. -- laakiira (-dde)
  • gather (in sewing). v.tr. -- wuluttula (-dde)
  • gather in group; muster: v.i. -- gumba (-ye)
  • gather together of people; clouds; v.i.refl. -- kuluumulula (-dde)
  • gather; pick up. v.tr. -- kukumba (-ye)
  • gather; scraps together little by little. v.tr. -- sonda (-ze)
  • gesticulate wildly in dispute; shake ears (of animals): v.i. & tr.refl. -- pampagula (-dde)
  • get a name and reputation and maintain it. v.i. -- kukkuluma (-ye)
  • get a reputation; importance. v.i. -- laata (-se)
  • get better;; recover from illness. v.i. -- ssuuka (-se)
  • get chafed (skin). v.i. -- sabuka (-se)
  • get cooler. v.i.p. -- wolera (-dde)
  • get dirty. v.i. -- kuusiira (-dde)
  • get dirty. v.i. -- sootola (-dde)
  • get dirty; be spoilt. v.i. -- onooneka (-se)
  • get dly. v.i. -- kala (-ze)
  • get drunk. v.i. -- tamiira (-dde)
  • get embedded; get bogged dow v.i.refl. -- tubika (-se)
  • get entangled; crossed one over the other. syn. v.i.rec. -- gombagana (-ye)
  • get for; obtain for. v.tr.p. -- funira (-dde)
  • get husky; raucous. v.i. -- saakaala (-dde)
  • get in the light of; obstruct view; overshadow. v.tr. -- siikiriza (-izza)
  • get late: v.i.p. intens. -- keerera (-dde)
  • get on with; be in accord with: v.i.rec. -- sobolagana (-ye)
  • get oneself dis- honoured; discredited. v.i.c.refl. -- weebuuza (-izza)
  • get oneself disowned by the family or clan for bad behaviour. v.refl.rec.c. -- boolanya (-izza)
  • get oneself disowned: v.refl.c. -- booza (-ezza)
  • get out of difficulty. v.i. & tr.refl. -- yoloola (-dde)
  • get out of line. v.i. -- soolooba (-ye)
  • get out of line; detach oneself: idiom. are coming unseated owing to a form of sickness). v.i.rev. -- tunguka (-se)
  • get pickings. v.i.refl. -- pwankula (-dde)
  • get ready for battle. v.i.refl. -- tala (-ze)
  • get ready; be prepared: v.i. & tr.refl. -- tegeka (-se)
  • get ripe; mellow. v.i. -- engera (-dde)
  • get round. v.i.p. 2. refl. -- wulungirira (-dde)
  • get shared out for: v.tr.rec.p.c. -- gabanyiza (`ngabanyizza)
  • get soaked. v.i. -- joojina (-ye)
  • get sober; awake from drunken sleep. v.i. rev. -- tamiirukuka (-se)
  • get soiled; dirty. v.i. -- kongeera (-dde)
  • get spoilt; dirty; v.i.p. -- onoonekera (-dde)
  • get tired. v.i. -- nyeeta (-se)
  • get up early in morning. v.i. -- zinduuka (-se)
  • get wet muddy; spotted with liquid. v.i. -- joba (-ye)
  • get wet. v.i. -- toba (-ye)
  • get; obtain. v.tr. -- funa (-ye)
  • gird self for work or battle. v.i.p. -- kekeerera (-dde)
  • gird self tightly. v.i. -- kekeera (-dde)
  • give a large present. v.tr.p. -- butulira (-`dde)
  • give an excess; surplus to: v.tr.c.p. -- sobeza (-ezza)
  • give an indication; show how to do. v.tr.p. -- lagirira (-dde)
  • give as pledge to. v.tr.p. -- singira (-dde)
  • give as portion; share with sb. else: v.tr.p.c. -- awuliza (-izza)
  • give as present to: v.tr. -- kwanga (-ze)
  • give away lavishly = v.tr. -- gabangula (-dde)
  • give away. v.tr. -- gaba (-ye)
  • give away; share; for or at. v.tr.p. -- gabira (-dde)
  • give delight; pleasure. v.i. & tr.rec. -- nogana (-ye)
  • give heart-burn (of food). v.i. -- keeta (-se)
  • give in marriage; marry off. v.tr.c. -- wayiza (-izza)
  • give in; acknowledge defeat. v.i. -- wanguka (-se)
  • give indiscriminstely; wastefully. v.tr.red. -- gabagaba (`ye- ye)
  • give liberally. v.tr. -- gabangula (-dde)
  • give name to. v.tr. -- tuuma (-ye)
  • give nickname to. v.tr. -- paatika (-se)
  • give off (as smoke from volcano). v.tr. -- tuumuula (-dde)
  • give off pus; water; spurt out under foot: v.i. -- sajja (-zze)
  • give off; explode. v.tr. -- fuumuula (-dde)
  • give one- self away by word of mouth: v.i.refl. -- yogera (-dde)
  • give oneself airs. v.i.refl. -- guluma (-ye)
  • give oneself away. v.i.refl.rev. -- gabula (-dde)
  • give oneself trouble. v.i. -- agala (-dde)
  • give oneself` away. v.i.refl.rev. -- gabula (-dde)
  • give out loud noise (of gun only). v.i. -- koomoola (-dde)
  • give overweight in flour; sugar; v.tr. -- doomoola (`ndoomo`dde)
  • give smartness; good appearance; to. ` v.tr.c. -- nyiriza (-rizza)
  • give taste the salt gives taste in the vegetables. v.i. -- noga (-ze)
  • give to be divided; shared. v.tr.rec.c. -- gabanya (-izza)
  • give to drink for; at; water his cows for him. v.tr. p.c. -- nyweseza (-ezza)
  • give to each other; exchange presents. v.rec. -- wa^^ana (-ye)
  • give to one another; exchange presents. v.i.rec. -- wa ^^ana (-ye)
  • give trouble. v.tr.c. -- nyinyiitanya (-izza)
  • give welcome to. v.tr.p. -- sanyukira (-dde)
  • give: v.tr. -- wa (`mpa`dde)
  • gives one's whole mind to; be intent on: v.tr. & i.p. 2. c.refl. -- kaliriza (-izza)
  • gladden; make joyful. v.tr.c. -- sanyusa (-izza)
  • glean; pick up. v.tr. -- komaakoma (-ye-ye)
  • glide; float; soar. v.i. -- seeyeeya (-ye)
  • glitter; shine. v.i. -- akaayakana (-ye)
  • gnaw to bits. v.tr. -- kesula (-dde)
  • gnaw. Swah. v.tr. -- keeta (-se)
  • gnaw; nibble. v.tr. -- kekeya (-ye)
  • go astray. v.i. -- waba (-ye)
  • go away alone and sad. v.i. -- gubagguba (-ye)
  • go away empty-handed; rebuffed. v.i. -- koggoka (-se)
  • go away from (of wife or husband); cause to be grass-widow or widower. he has left his wife a grass-widow; for he has been taken to prison. v.tr.c. -- wuuza (-izza)
  • go away from: v.tr.p. -- viira (-ridde)
  • go back- wards and forwards. v.i. -- zu^^ana (-ye)
  • go backwards and forwards; waste time. v.i. -- sereggana (-ye)
  • go bad; decom- pose. v.i. -- tota (-se)
  • go beyond bounds (often in bad sense). v.i. -- sukkuluma (-ye)
  • go beyond; be excessive: v.tr.p. 2. intens. -- yitirira (-dde)
  • go beyond; project. v.i. -- kununkira (-dde)
  • go blindly. v.i. -- saatuuka (-se)
  • go carefully. v.i. & tr.refl.p. 2. c. -- rembereza (-ezza)
  • go carefully; as in stalking a prey: v.i. -- sooba (-ye)
  • go clumsily and fetch for oneself. v.i.refl. -- butukira (-dde)
  • go dry (cow). cf. k v.i.p.c. -- kamiza (-izza)
  • go dry. See under v.i.p.c. -- kamiza (-izza)
  • go from pluce to place. v.i. -- jenguka (-se)
  • go in front. v.i. & tr. -- kulembera (-dde)
  • go in search of; go to collect (firewood). idioms: v.tr. -- tyaba (-ye)
  • go mad; be demented. v.i. -- laluka (-se)
  • go mouldy.kukuvu v.i. -- kukula (-dde)
  • go off in a rage. v.i.refl. -- sumaga (-ze)
  • go off in rage; make scene: v.i.refl. -- kayula (-dde)
  • go on board; embark. v.i. -- saabala (-dde)
  • go on continuously (of rain). v.i. -- cekera (-dde)
  • go on outing. v.i. -- sinzigga (-zze)
  • go on raid; foray. v.i. -- kwekweta (-se)
  • go on visit. v.i. -- nyegera (-dde)
  • go out (of fire); be quenched. v.i. -- zikira (-dde)
  • go out of cultiva- tion; be overgrow v.i. -- zika (-se)
  • go out. v.i. -- fuluma (-ye)
  • go out; be overcast: v.i. -- zimira (-dde)
  • go quickly. v.i. -- landuka (-se)
  • go red; go red with anger. inten- sifying colour red or crimson. v.i. -- twaka (-se)
  • go right through. v.i. -- sowoka (-se)
  • go round and round: v.i. -- tooloola (-dde)
  • go round; ;ake detour; skirt shore. v.i. -- balama (`mbalamye)
  • go round; surround. v.tr.refl. -- tooloola (-dde)
  • go round; surround; envelop. v.tr.rev. -- zungulula (-dde)
  • go soft (after being hard; like nuts; ). v.i. -- nyeerera (-dde)
  • go stealthily. v.i. -- solima (-ye)
  • go straight v.i. -- lu^^ama (-ye)
  • go straight ahead. v.i. -- lambika (-se)
  • go suddenly. v.i. -- pekuka (-se)
  • go suddenly. v.i.refl. -- pekula (-dde)
  • go to and fro with no result. v.i. -- yengeetana (-ye)
  • go to call on. v.tr. -- lambula (-dde)
  • go to earth; bury itself. v.i. -- sowottoka (-se)
  • go to sleep. v.i.c.refl. -- gayaaza (-izza)
  • go to stool; relieve oneself. v.i. -- nÿa (`nnye`dde)
  • go to war. v.i. -- tabaala (-dde)
  • go to; for; with: v.i.p. -- gendera (-dde)
  • go together (as crowd). v.i.refl. -- somba (-ye)
  • go too far with. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- yitiriza (-izza)
  • go unbidden. v.i.refl.c. -- genza (-ezza)
  • go up hill; climb. idiom. visit capital. v.i. -- ambuka (`nnyambuse)
  • go watery (of potatoes left too long in ground). v.i. -- wutta (-sse)
  • go with a purpose; idiom. v.i.p. 2. c. -- dduuukiriza (-izza)
  • gobble up. Also v.tr. -- mirungusa (-izza)
  • gobble; gurgle (of an overflow-pipe): v.i. -- funkula (-dde)
  • gorge one- self: v.i. -- fundeera (-dde)
  • gorge selfishly. v.i. -- wuukuuma (-ye)
  • gorge; cram oneself. v.i.refl. -- kkatira (-dde)
  • gossip. v.i. -- jeejeema (-ye)
  • grab; snatch; snatch away from. v.tr. -- sikula (-dde)
  • graft. v.i. -- tindigga (-zze)
  • greet at every moment; without ceasing. v.tr.p. 2. -- Iamuusiriza (-rizza)
  • greet plea- santly. v.i. -- sesenya (-ye)
  • grieve for oneself; brood; think of oneself. v.i. -- aya (njaye)
  • grieve; feel lonely. v.i. -- wuubaala (-dde)
  • grill; fry; roast: prov. the work of roasting needs constant care; so does the work of looking after one's life. v.tr. -- siika (-se)
  • grimace at: v.tr. -- kongoola (-dde)
  • grimace: idiom. v.i.refl. -- moola (-dde)
  • grin foolishly: v.i. -- weneena (-ye)
  • grin idioti- cally; giggle. v.i. -- feenyerera (-dde)
  • grind (corn). v.tr. -- sa (`nssedde)
  • grind (with teeth); chew. Nyoro. v.tr. -- nena (-ye)
  • grip each other by the throat. v.i.rec. -- uga^^ana (-ye)
  • grip; crush together. v.tr. -- vumbagira (-dde)
  • grip; grasp. v.tr. -- vumbatira (-dde)
  • groan; sigh. v.i. -- sinda (-ze)
  • grope about; fail to see; be absent-minded; inattentive. v.i. -- mamagga (-zze)
  • grope. v.i. -- wumpuguma (-ye)
  • grope; feel in the dark. v.i. -- wammanta (-se)
  • group; assemble. v.tr. -- kuluumulula (-dde)
  • group; mass. v.tr.c. -- gumbya (-izza)
  • grovel; cringe. v.i.refl. -- bwalabwala (-dde-dde)
  • grow v.i.. -- merula (-dde)
  • grow abnormally fat. v.i.rev. -- gejjulukuka (-se)
  • grow accustomed to. v.tr.p. -- manyiira (-dde)
  • grow angry. v.i. -- sunguwala (-dde)
  • grow big. v.i. -- nenewala (-dde)
  • grow cold: prov. one side is neglected). v.i. -- wola (-ze)
  • grow dark; obscured. v.i. -- kunira (-dde)
  • grow exuberantly. v.i. -- bimbijjukana (-ye)
  • grow fat (animals). v.i. -- savuwala (-dde)
  • grow fat. v.i. -- nyeeta (-se)
  • grow fat; big. v.i. -- gejja (-zze)
  • grow fierce. v.i. -- taama (-ye)
  • grow greedy. v.i. -- luvuwala (-dde)
  • grow grey prematurely; arrive before due time: v.i. & tr. -- tuuba (-ye)
  • grow hard; stiff. v.i. -- kalambala (-dde)
  • grow learned; wise. v.i. -- geziwala (-dde)
  • grow less; fewer. v.i. -- toniwa (-ye)
  • grow new bark. v.i. -- sama (-ye)
  • grow old. v.i. -- kaddiwa (-ye)
  • grow ripe (of girl's breasts; also of abscess). v.i. -- tunguliita (-se)
  • grow septic; fester. v.i. -- tana (-ye)
  • grow sharp; keen: v.i. -- ogiwa (-ye)
  • grow slack. v.i. -- teewulukuka (-se)
  • grow straight upwards (of tree) = v.i. -- laaliira (-dde)
  • grow tall. v.i. -- wagguuka (-se)
  • grow tall; shoot up. v.i. -- laaluka (-se)
  • grow thin. v.i. -- kondoba (-ye)
  • grow up at; : ` v.i. & tr.p. -- kulira (-dde)
  • grow up quickly; look old for one's age. v.i. -- jujuumuka (-se)
  • grow up together; esp. of husband and wife. v.i.rec.c. -- kulanya (-izza)
  • grow: v.i. -- suumuka (-se)
  • grow; become mature. v.i. -- kula (-ze)
  • grow; easier (in suffering); quieten down delirium). v.i.refl. -- wojjeeka (-se)
  • grow; let grow: v.tr.c. -- kuza (-izza)
  • growl; `grunt. v.i. -- gegema (-ye)
  • grub about; make a scuffling noise. v.i. -- faakuuza (-izza)
  • grumble. v.i. -- tootooma (-ye)
  • grumble; utter abuse. v.i. -- tolooma (-ye)
  • grunt; snort (like dog or leopard): v.i. -- fugula (-dde)
  • guard jealously (wife). v.tr. -- bubira (-`dde)
  • gurgle (water); roar (waterfall). v.i. -- yira (-ze)
  • gurgle: v.i. & tr. -- tutubika (-se)
  • hack. v.i.refl. -- fuuwuula (-dde)
  • haggle. v.i.p. 2. c. -- lamuuliriza (-rizza)
  • hammer smooth. v.tr. -- sennyenta (-se)
  • hand over woman to man temporarily; in return for services he has give v.tr. -- wumiriza (-rizza)
  • handle aimlessly like an ill-disciplined child. v.tr. -- kakula (-dde)
  • handle; finger; manipulate. v.tr. -- to^^oonya (-ezza)
  • handle; meddle with. v.tr. -- tiga (-ze)
  • hang around; be sponger. v.i. -- wummunta (-se)
  • hang around; sponge on: v.tr.p. -- wummuntira (-dde)
  • hang back. resist. v.i. -- walira (-dde)
  • hang down of breasts. v.i. -- binduka (-se)
  • hang head (in shame or sorrow): v.i. & v.tr. -- koteka (-se)
  • hang loose; hang suspended. v.i. -- leebeeta (-se)
  • hang on to; rely upon: v.i.p. -- enjeerera (-dde)
  • hang oneself. v.i.refl. -- tuga (-ze)
  • hang suspended. v.i. -- aalira (-dde)
  • hang up. v.tr. -- wanika (-se)
  • hang with; use for hanging. v.tr.c. -- timbya (-izza)
  • hang; adhere. v.i. -- wambira (-dde)
  • hanker after. v.tr. -- yoya (`njoyezza)
  • harass. v.tr.c. -- walagganya (-izza)
  • harass; molest; persecute. v.tr. -- yiggan- ya (-izza)
  • harden oneself. v.i.refl. -- kakasa (-izza)
  • harden; dry up (in cooking). v.tr.c. -- kakanyaza (-izza)
  • harden; inure. v.tr.c. -- gubya (-bizza)
  • harmonize. v.tr.rec.c. -- tuukanya (-izza)
  • hasten. v.i.c. -- teza (-ezza)
  • hasten; run. v.i. -- kinakkina (-ye)
  • hatch; sit on eggs; brood. v.tr. -- maamira (-dde)
  • hate. v.tr. -- kijja (-zze)
  • hate; decry. v.tr. -- kiiya (-yizza)
  • hate; detest. v.tr. -- kyawa (-ye)
  • hate; detest; each other. v. -- kyawagana (-ye)
  • haul; pull. v.tr. -- walula (-dde)
  • haunt (spirit). v.i. -- luluma (-ye)
  • have a ceaseless quarrel; argument with sb. often v.rec. -- coccana (-ye)
  • have a haggard look. v.i. -- gu^^umika (-se)
  • have a smell of smoke (kitchen). v.i. -- juka (-se)
  • have an erotic dream; wet or foul one's bed while dreaming. v.i.p. 2. refl. -- rooterera (-dde)
  • have as reason: v.tr. -- vunaana (-ye)
  • have buming or septic pai v.pass. -- luuwirirwa (`nduuwi- riddwa)
  • have day-dreams; build ` castles in Spain`. v.i.refl. -- duudira (-dde)
  • have diarrhoea. v.i. -- dimuka (`ndimuse)
  • have diarrhoea. v.i. -- waluka (-se)
  • have diffi- culty (with). v.i. -- siitaana (-ye)
  • have erotic dream. v.i.p. 2. refl. -- rooterera (-dde)
  • have greed for: v.tr.p. -- tuubira (-dde)
  • have happen to one: v.i.p. 2. pass. -- gwirirwa (-iddwa)
  • have high opinion of oneself: v.i.refl. -- kansa (-izza)
  • have ill feeling towards; vex; persecute. v.tr. -- walana (-ye)
  • have incontinence of faeces; diarrhoea. v.i.refl. -- nyaga (-ze)
  • have liberty; be unrestricted; usurp authority: v.i.refl. -- taaya (-ye)
  • have little food; fast. v.i. -- laagira (-dde)
  • have long life; last long. v.i. -- wangaala (-dde)
  • have mutual confidence in: v.i.rec.refl. -- siga^^ana (-ye)
  • have no alternative but: v.i.p. -- sigalira (-dde)
  • have no home; be a vagabond. v.i. -- bungeeta (`mmungeese)
  • have nose stuffed up. v.i. -- feekeera (-dde)
  • have oneself fanned. v.i.c.refl. -- wujjisa (-izza)
  • have oneself massaged. v.i.c.refl. -- nyiza (-izza)
  • have oneself swung. v.tr.refl. -- wuubisa (-izza)
  • have origin; spring from. v.i. -- zaaluka (-se)
  • have source arise at (river). v.i.p. -- sibukira (-dde)
  • have stomach rumbling. Also v.i.refl. -- ggunda (-ze)
  • have stomach rumblings. Also v.i.refl. -- gunda (-ze)
  • have taste and look of vegetables warmed up and cooked a second time. have stupid or `half- boiled' look (of people). v.i. -- wolottala (-dde)
  • have trouble; bother: v.i. -- feedemba (-ye)
  • have udder swollen; be near bearing (of animals). v.i. -- banula (ebanu`dde)
  • have very large; wide-open; eyes. v.i. -- vulumuka (-se)
  • hawk; sell continually: v.tr.p. 2. intens. -- tundirira (-dde)
  • he on one's back. v.i.refl. -- galika (-se)
  • heal by means of; treat with. v.tr.c. -- wonyesa (-ezza)
  • heal; get better. v.i.rev. -- vumuka (-se)
  • heap up. v.tr. -- tuuma (-ye)
  • heap up; pile together. v.tr. -- kuma (-ye)
  • heap upon; provide bountfully for: v.tr.p. -- kanyiza (izza)
  • heap; pile up. v.i. & tr. -- fuutiika (-se)
  • heap; pile up. v.tr. -- gotteka (-se)
  • hear one another. v.i. rec. -- wuliragana (-ye)
  • hear; listen. v.tr. -- wulira (-dde)
  • hearten; encourage; cause to work hard. v.tr.c. -- nyiikiza (-izza)
  • heat alarm. v.tr.c. -- laya (-izza)
  • help each other. v.rec. -- beeragana (tubeeraganye)
  • help each other. v.i.rec. -- yambagana (-ye)
  • help out of difficulty. v.tr. -- oloola (-dde)
  • help. v.tr. -- juna (-ye)
  • help. prov. Lubaale mbeera; nga n'embiro v.yr. -- beera (`mbe`dde)
  • help; aid. v.tr. -- yamba (-ye)
  • herd at; for; v.tr.p. -- lundira (-dde)
  • herd; look after; for sb. else. v.tr.c.p. -- lunziza (-izza)
  • herd; take care of cattle. v.tr. -- lunda (-ze)
  • hesi- tate; vacillate. v.i. -- alangatana (-ye)
  • hiccough. v.i. -- sikonda (-ze)
  • hide ; hide oneself from: v.i. & tr.refl. -- kweka (-se)
  • hide oneself under; behind; etc.: v.tr.refl.p. -- kwekera (-dde)
  • hide. v.i. -- kukuma (-ye)
  • hide. - v.tr. -- bisa (-izza)
  • hide; conceal: v.tr. -- kisa (-izza)
  • hide; hide from. v.tr. -- kweka (-se)
  • hinder each other. v.i.rec. -- ziyizagana (-ye)
  • hinder. v.tr. -- ziyiza (-rizza)
  • hinder: v.tr.c. -- lemesa (-ezza)
  • hinder; pre- vent. v.tr. -- lobera (-dde)
  • hire for wages; engage labourers. v.tr.c. -- pakasisa (-izza)
  • hire oneself out on behalf of: v.tr.p. -- paka- siza (-izza)
  • hire. v.tr.p. 2. -- gulirira (-dde)
  • hiss; shoo (fowls; ). v.tr. -- siiya (-izza)
  • hiss; whizz (like bullet or arrow). v.i. -- wuuma (-ye)
  • hit oneself. v.i.refl. -- kuba (-ye)
  • hit when down go on punishing (defeated opponent). v.tr. -- togoza (-ezza)
  • hitch up garments by tucking into a belt; v.i. & tr.c. -- fungiza (-izza)
  • hobble. v.i. -- gonooka (-se)
  • hobble. v.i. -- pipira (-dde)
  • hold breath. v.i. -- tuyira (-dde)
  • hold crosswise: v.tr.p.c. -- kiikira (-dde)
  • hold firm to. v.i.p. -- nywerera (-dde)
  • hold in cheek. v.tr. -- batika (-se)
  • hold oneself at a distance; hold oneself aside. v.i. & tr.refl. -- sulubabba (-ye)
  • hold up (one's head). v.tr.c. -- lalamya (-izza)
  • hold up: v.tr.p. 2. intens. -- wanirira (-dde)
  • hollow out; empty. v.tr. -- wowon- gola (-dde)
  • hook and pull for; at; v.tr.p. -- wendulira (-dde)
  • hook and pull towards oneself. v.tr. -- wendula (-dde)
  • hook on to each other. v.i.rec. -- sibagana (-ye)
  • hop over (river or marsh on stones): idiom. v.i. & tr. -- tinda (-ze)
  • hop. v.i.ref. -- buukiza (-kizza)
  • hop. v.i. -- kongojja (-zze)
  • hop; jump about. v.i.refl. -- buukiza (`nneebuukizza)
  • hope. v.i. & tr. -- suubira (-dde)
  • huddle oneself up. v.i.refl. -- ewojjawojja (-zze-zze)
  • hug to oneself; embrace. v.tr. -- wambaatira (-dde)
  • hum; buzz; rumble; grumble. v.i. -- vuuvuuma (-ye)
  • humble oneself. v.i.refl. -- toowaza (-izza)
  • humble oneself. before: v.tr.p.refl. -- toowaliza (-izza)
  • hunt each other. v.i. -- yiggana (-ye)
  • hunt for. v.tr.p. -- yiggira (-dde)
  • hunt. v.tr. -- yigga (-zze)
  • hurl down; throw down violently. v.tr. -- tandaggira (-dde)
  • hurl to the ground. v.tr. -- gonnomola (-dde)
  • hurl to the ground. v.tr. -- lindigga (-zze)
  • hurry up for sb.: v.tr.p.c. -- anguyiza (-izza)
  • hurry up; haste v.i.c. -- teza (-ezza)
  • hurry up; hasten; bring quickly: v.tr.c. -- sambya (-izza)
  • hurry with long strides. v.i.refl. -- kandula (-dde)
  • hurry; hasten. prov. the one running after sb. is the one who really hurries. v.i. -- samba (-ye)
  • hurry; hustle. v.i. & tr. -- yaayanira (-dde)
  • hurt oneself; be clumsy: v.i.p.refl. -- kolera (-dde)
  • hurt; give pain to. v.tr. -- papalanga (-ze)
  • husband; be sparing of. v.tr. -- kagiriza (-rizza)
  • hush (baby); console. v.tr. -- siisiitira (-dde)
  • husk; hull; rice. Swah. v.tr. -- twanga (-ze)
  • hwt about; rummage. v.i. -- tulunta (-se)
  • I. be shaken; disturbed; leaning-over. v.i. & tr. -- sinduukirira (-dde)
  • I. meddle in; usurp: v.tr. & i.refl. -- kakaatika (-se)
  • I. remove support. v.tr.rev. -- siguukulula (-dde)
  • I. sneeze. v.i. -- asimula (`njasimu`dde)
  • I.dress; clothe oneself. v.i.&tr. -- ambala (`nnyamba`dde)
  • i.intertwine. v.tr. -- sulinkanya (-izza)
  • idiom run at full speed. v.i.p. 2. refl. -- tereekerera (-dde)
  • idiom. v.i.refl. -- fuuwa (-ye)
  • idiom. v.tr. -- lugusa (-izza)
  • idiom. v.tr. -- mulula (-dde)
  • idiom. make oneself angry v.tr. & i.refl. -- sala (-ze)
  • idiom. relieve oneself;cf. v.i.refl. -- teewuluza (-izza)
  • idiom: v.tr. -- maggula (-dde)
  • If be placid. v.i. -- bondeera (mmonde`dde)
  • ignite; cause to bur v.tr.c. -- okesa (-ezza)
  • ignore conse- quences; be reckless. v.i. -- lalaga (-ze)
  • im- portune. v.p.c. -- jegeekereza (-rezza)
  • immerse. v.tr.c. -- bbinkiza (`nzibinkizizza)
  • immerse: idiom. v.tr.c. -- tubiza (-iz-za)
  • immunize. v.tr. -- gema (-ye)
  • impede. v.tr. -- taayiza (-izza)
  • implicate oneself by one's own mistake; jeopardize one's interests. v.i.p. 2. refl. -- gemerera (-dde)
  • importune. v.tr.p. -- leeberera (-dde)
  • importune; beseech. v.tr. -- kuluunya (-izza)
  • impose fine. v.tr.c. -- tanza (-izza)
  • impose one's will on. v.tr.intens. -- yiikiriza (-rizza)
  • incite by flattery. v.tr. -- wenda (`mpenze)
  • incite to drink. v.tr. p. 2. c. -- nywesereza (-rezza)
  • incite to revolt; suborn. v.tr. -- vugula (-dde)
  • incite to show off v.tr.p. 2. c. -- kumbiriza (-izza)
  • incite; urge. v.tr. -- pikiriza (-rizza)
  • increase i v.i. & tr.refl. -- yongera (-dde)
  • increase in size: v.i.intens. -- kulaakulana (-ye)
  • increase in: v.i. & tr.refl. -- yongera (-dde)
  • increase; add: v.tr. -- ongera (-dde)
  • increase; be abundant: v.i. -- kanya (-ye)
  • inculcate; cause to learn: v.tr.c. -- yizisa (-izza)
  • infect (intentionally). v.tr. -- siigiza (-izza)
  • infect. v.tr.c. -- ttuliza (-izza)
  • infect; make to smell bad. v.tr. -- cuncumula (-dde)
  • influence by gifts. v.tr.p. -- wembera (-dde)
  • inform; cause to know. v.tr.c. -- manyisa (-izza)
  • inherit; be heir. v.i. -- sika (-se)
  • initiate: v.tr. -- tendeka (-se)
  • insert. v.tr.c. -- yingiza (-izza)
  • insist. v.i. -- kanda (-ze)
  • inspire mistrust: v.refl. pass. -- kengerwa (-geddwa)
  • inspire with self-confidence. v.tr.c. -- songosa (-ez- za)
  • inspire; cause panic. v.tr. -- gugu-mula (-dde)
  • intens. v.tr. p. -- komberera (-dde)
  • intens. v.tr. -- miimuula (-dde)
  • intens. v.tr.p. -- seekeeterera (-dde)
  • intens. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- wagiikiriza (-rizza)
  • intens. ) v.i.p. -- zimirira (-dde)
  • interfere in another's business = v.i. -- talinkiriza (-rizza)
  • interpose. v.tr.p.c. -- kiikiriza (-rizza)
  • interpret fable; 3 v.tr.rev. -- gerula (-dde)
  • interrupt sb. talking; interfere in a dispute ; be pert; insolent. v.i. -- bambagiza (`mmambagizizza)
  • intertwine. v.tr.c. -- yitanya (-izza)
  • intertwine; interlace. v.i.rec. -- timbagana (-ye)
  • intimidate. v.tr. -- kangisa (-izza)
  • intro- duce oneself; ask admission. v.i.refl. -- yanjula (-dde)
  • intrude into a conversation; chip in: idiom. v.i.p.c. -- bagiriza (-rizza)
  • intrude; force entry: v.i. & tr.refl. -- yitiriza (-izza)
  • inure;; train and discipline. v.tr. -- kalangula (-dde)
  • invade; attack. v.tr. -- sakatta (-se)
  • invent lying excuses. v.i. -- wampanya (-izza)
  • invent; origin- ate. v.tr. -- gunja (-ze)
  • invent; originate; extemporize: v.tr. -- yiiya (`njiiye; `njiiyizza)
  • invest; encircle. v.tr. -- segera (-dde)
  • invest; surround. v.tr.p. 2. refl. -- talirira (-dde)
  • investigate. v.c. intens. -- buuliriza (-rizza)
  • irritate; disturb; torment. v.tr. -- ku-kalaza (-izza)
  • irritate; provoke. v.tr. -- nononkola (-dde)
  • irritate; provoke. v.tr. -- sonsa (-ezza)
  • itch. v.i. -- kolokota (-se)
  • itch: v.i. -- siiwa (-ye)
  • jab- ber. talk fast. v.tr. -- jabiikiriza (-rizza)
  • jeer at; chaff in public. v.tr. -- sunga (-ze)
  • jest in words; jeer. v.i. -- balaata (`mbalaase)
  • jest; play the fool; pretend to be more important than you are. v.i.refl. -- nyumika (-se)
  • join at; for; v.tr.p. -- yungira (-dde)
  • join in marriage. v.tr.rec. -- fumbiriganya (-izza)
  • join new master; chief; or village. v.tr. -- senga (-ze)
  • join together. v.tr. -- yimba (-ye)
  • join. v.tr. -- gatta (-sse)
  • join; splice. v.tr. -- yunga (-ze)
  • jostle each other. v.i.rec. -- indikana (-ye)
  • jostle; treat roughly. v.tr. -- saatuula (-dde)
  • judge oneself: v.tr.p. refl. -- salira (-dde)
  • judge. v.tr. -- amula (-dde)
  • juggle with. v.tr. -- tongeza (-ezza)
  • jumble up; perplex. v.tr. -- wubanya (-izza)
  • jump about. v.i.refl. -- kandagga (-zze)
  • jump about. v.i. -- keja (-ze)
  • jump from one subject to another. v.i. -- palala (-dde)
  • jump out of place. v.i. -- jagaajagana (-ye)
  • jump suddenly to one's feet: prov. prov. v.i. -- batuka (-se)
  • jump up; start up. v.i. -- wawamuka (-se)
  • keep (men) up to work. v.tr. -- kalaabiriza (-rizza)
  • keep coming and going; flit from place to place. v.i. -- walatana (-ye)
  • keep count of every farthing. v.tr.i.c. -- ganiriza (-rizza)
  • keep mouth open. v.i.p. 2. -- asaamirira (-dde)
  • keep on repeating. v.i. -- jejjera (-dde)
  • keep one's mouth shut; be silent = v.i.refl. -- buniza (-izza)
  • keep those things completely hidden. v.tr.p. -- kisiza (-izza)
  • keep up singing. v.tr. -- noma (-ye)
  • kick each other. v.i.rec. -- sambagana (-ye)
  • kill at; for; v.tr.p. -- ttira (-dde)
  • kill game. v.tr. -- swagula (-dde)
  • kill one another. - v.i.rec. -- tti^^ana (-ye)
  • kill; mur- der with violence; attack. v.tr. -- temula (-dde)
  • kill; sacri- fice (human beings) for ritual pur- poses. v.tr.p. -- tambira (-dde)
  • kiss. v.tr. -- nywegera (-dde)
  • knead; mas- sage. v.tr. -- gunya (-izza)
  • kneel: v.i. -- fukamira (-dde)
  • knock agast; collide with. v.tr. -- guuna (-ye)
  • knock out. v.tr. -- tirim- bula (-dde)
  • knock; tap. v.tr. -- konkona (-ye)
  • knock; tap. v.i. & tr. -- koona (-ye)
  • knot oneself; get tangled. v.i.refl. -- tugga (-zze)
  • knot. v.tr. -- fundika (-se)
  • know each other (also v.rec. -- manyagana (-ye)
  • know; understand. v.tr. -- tegeera (-dde)
  • lace; bind oneself tightly. v.i.refl. -- tippa (-ye)
  • lag behind; become left behind (of sb. travelling). v.i. -- sirama (-ye)
  • lament for. v.tr.p. -- woobera (-dde)
  • lament. v.i. -- yagga (-zze)
  • lament; cry v.i. -- wowoggana (-ye)
  • lament; mourn: v.tr.p. -- lirira (-dde)
  • lament; wail. v.i. -- kungubaga (-ze)
  • lament; wail. v.i. -- sindogoma (-ye)
  • lance; pierce. v.tr. -- tudula (-dde)
  • lash; whip; beat out (dust). v.tr. -- weweenyula (-dde)
  • laugh at every turn. v.i. -- mwenyereketa (-se)
  • laugh lustily. v.i. -- yetyemuka (-se)
  • laugh stupidly: v.i. -- weneegerera (-dde)
  • laugh; smile. idioms. s. v.i. -- seka (-se)
  • launch (a canoe). v.tr. -- golomola (-dde)
  • launch blow. v.tr. -- tuggiza (-izza)
  • lay (eggs). v.tr. -- biika (biise)
  • lay at full length. v.tr. -- kolongola (-dde)
  • lay in cradle = v.tr. -- zazika (-se)
  • lay out; put side by side. v.tr. -- ganzika (-se)
  • lea v.tr. -- sigika (-se)
  • lead an idle miserable existence. v.i. -- jenjeera (-dde)
  • lead off in hurry. v.tr. -- sirimula (-dde)
  • lead off quickly. v.tr. -- kwabula (-dde)
  • lead off quickly. v.tr. -- saabuula (-dde)
  • lead or carry in triumph as is done to a new v.tr. -- kaazakaaza (-izza)
  • lead; go first. v.i. -- saala (-dde)
  • lean heavily on; but usually refl. v.i. -- simbaggiriza (-rizza)
  • lean on arm of. v.tr. -- yiguliza (-izza)
  • lean over; be warped; bent. v.i. -- gonyoka (-se)
  • lean over; hang over. v.i.p. 2. c. -- kunaamiriza (-rizza)
  • leap upon. v.tr.p. -- walalira (-dde)
  • leap; bound. v.i. -- laliira (-dde)
  • lear v.tr. -- yiga (-ze)
  • learn at; in; for; etc: v.tr.p. -- yigira (-dde)
  • leave alone; leave in peace: v.tr.c. -- lekesa (-ezza)
  • leave as deputy; The chief left whom as his deputy? v.tr. -- sigira (-dde)
  • leave idle; unoccupied. v.c. -- butanza (-izza)
  • leave master; chief; or village in order to join another: v.i. -- senguka (-se)
  • leave no regrets; apprehension: v.i. -- genduka (-se)
  • leave off sitting (hen). v.i.rev. -- maamuka (-se)
  • leave off there: v.i. refl. -- malawo (-zeewo)
  • leave off work. v.i. -- nnyuka (`nnyinyuse)
  • leave off; desists v.i.refl.p. -- rekera (-dde)
  • leave out; at or for: v.tr.p.c. -- fissiza (-izza)
  • leave over; leave till later: v.tr.c. -- lekeza (-ezza)
  • leave to; ` land'; embarrass; with: v.tr. -- seebeeka (-se)
  • lend (money); give on credit. v.tr. -- wola (-ze)
  • lengthen; heighten; deepe v.tr.c. -- wanvuya (-izza)
  • lessen (volume of solid). v.tr.c. -- teewuluza (-izza)
  • lessen; diminish. v.tr. -- toniya (-izza)
  • let each other go; release each other. v.rec. -- ti^^ana (-ye)
  • let go for; to; in: you are to release my dog for me. v.tr.p. -- teera (`nteere`dde)
  • let loose (of animals). v.tr.rev. -- yimbula (-dde)
  • let loose for; v.tr.p. -- teera (-dde)
  • let loose; allow to escape. v.tr. -- sumattula (-dde)
  • let oneself fall; flop down in wrong seat; v.i.refl. -- kw-ebeteka (`nneebetese)
  • let oneself flop down. v.i.refl. -- butika (-se)
  • let out full speed; hurry. v.i. -- leeguula (-dde)
  • let wits wander; be vague. v.i. -- lalankana (-ye)
  • let: v.tr. -- leka (-se)
  • level off (mound of earth; ). v.tr. -- senda (-ze)
  • lever up. v.tr. -- binula (-dde)
  • levy dues; customs: v.tr. -- wooza (-ezza)
  • lick one's chops when one has not had enough to eat. cont. v.i.refl. -- swanta (-se)
  • lick oneself continually or all over. k v.i.refl. -- kombakomba (-ye- ye)
  • lick. v.tr. -- komba (-ye)
  • lie as if dead. v.i. -- lambaala (-dde)
  • lie down. v.i. -- galama (-ye)
  • lie in pools. v.i. -- legama (-ye)
  • lie in wait for. v.tr. -- liima (-ye)
  • lie. v.i. -- dyeka (-se)
  • lie; recline: v.i.p. -- galamira (-dde)
  • lift (as boat on waves). v.i.p. 2. refl. -- tumbiikiriza (-izza)
  • lift and spread thatch of roof when it has sunk. v.tr.c. -- tumbusa (-izza)
  • lift or carry with arched back. v.i. -- bendabenda (`mmenzebenze)
  • lift up (on to heap). v.tr. -- singulula (-dde)
  • lift with effort a heavy thing; Or a person (as in wrestling). v.tr. -- bagajja (-zze)
  • lift. v.tr. -- situla (-dde)
  • light for; in; v.tr.p. -- otera (-dde)
  • light with torch; give light to. v.tr. -- mulisa (-izza)
  • light; set light to. v.tr.c. -- koleeza (-ezza)
  • lighten. v.tr. -- wewula (-dde)
  • liken. v.i.refl.c. -- enkanya (-izza)
  • limp. v.i. -- wenyera (-dde)
  • limp; go on one leg. v.i. -- sejjera (-dde)
  • line up (posts of structure of house when building). v.i. -- tala (-ze)
  • linger. v. -- madamada. (-ze)
  • linger; dawdle. v.i. -- kweyenga (-ze)
  • linger; dawdle. v.i. -- siira (-ze)
  • lisp; stammer: v.i. -- bumbujja (-`zze)
  • listen attentively to. v.tr.p.c.intens. -- wuliriza (-riz-za)
  • load (gun). v.tr. -- sindirira (-dde)
  • load; charge: v.tr. -- siika (-se)
  • loiter about with nothing to do. v.i. -- andaakalala (-dde)
  • loiter about; dance attendance; stare about vacantly. v.i.p. 2. -- anamirira (-dde)
  • loiter. v.i. -- beya (-ye)
  • loiter; linger. v.i. -- bwetenga (-ze)
  • loiter; loaf. v.i. -- langajja (-zze)
  • loll; lounge; take one's ease. v.i. -- galaata (-se)
  • long for covet. v.tr.refl. -- ttanira (-dde)
  • look about; from side to side. v.i. -- maga (-ze)
  • look after for. v.tr.p. -- lyokkera (-dde)
  • look after oneself;- wait on oneself (of a newly married woman). v.i.p.i.refl. -- fumbirira (-dde)
  • look at carefully; examine: v.tr. & i.refl. -- ekkaanya (-izza)
  • look at. vt.r.refl. -- lera (-dde)
  • look at. v.tr.p. -- tunuulira (-dde)
  • look coy; ogle. idiom. v.i. -- loola (-dde)
  • look for with difficulty everywhere. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- sakiriza (-rizza)
  • look for;; search. v.tr. -- noonya (-ezza)
  • look justifiably pleased with oneself. v.i. -- pepeya (-ye)
  • look out for oneself: v.tr.refl. -- saggira (-idde)
  • look this way and that. v.i. red.rec. -- labaalabana (-ye)
  • look threatcning (weather): prov. v.i. -- yinda (-ze)
  • look; gaze. v.i. -- tunula (-dde)
  • lop; prune (dead branches). v.tr. -- kolombojja (-zze)
  • lose by one's own act; deprive oneself of; v.tr.p.c.refl. -- fiiriza (-rizza)
  • lose colour; fade. v.i. -- fuma (-ye)
  • lose colour; tarnish. v.i. -- peeruuka (-se)
  • lose completely; often. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- fiiriza (-rizza)
  • lose flavour; be- come tasteless. v.i. -- mira (-ze)
  • lose lustre; the table has lost its polish. Also of persons. v.i. -- zima (-ye)
  • lose one's balance: v.i. -- teruka (-se)
  • lose one's breath. v.i. -- jenyeka (-se)
  • lose owing to premature birth: v.tr. -- taasa (-izza)
  • lose scales or skin. v.i. -- bembuka (ebembuse)
  • lose through one's own act. v.tr.p. 2. c.refl. -- fiiriza (-rizza)
  • lose wife through her going away. v.i. -- wuula (-dde)
  • lounge; loaf; conspicuously. v.i. -- suuyaaya (-ye)
  • love; like; each other. v.rec. -- agalana (-ye)
  • low (as cow). v.i. -- woloma (-ye)
  • low (like cow). v.i. -- ^oo^a (-ye)
  • lower (one's eyes or gaze): v.tr. -- womba (-ye)
  • lower (voice). v.tr. -- wooya (-ye; -ezza)
  • lower head (to charge): v.i. & tr. -- kimba (-bye)
  • lure; entice. v.tr. -- nuunika (-se)
  • make (forced march) very long journey. v.i. -- lazima (-ye)
  • make a clamour. v.i. -- woowo(o)la (-dde)
  • make a collection of all sorts of things. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- yombolereza (-ezza)
  • make a favourite of. v.tr.c. -- ganza (-izza)
  • make a grimace of disgust. = v.i.refl. -- nyaata (-se)
  • make a grinding; crunching sound. v.i. -- mementuka (-se)
  • make a present. v.i. -- tona (-ye)
  • make a round of inspection. Possibly from Eng. do the round. Swah. v.i. -- lawuna (-ye)
  • make a rumbling or whirring noise. v.i. -- innimuka (-se)
  • make a show; man`oeuvre. v.tr.c. -- gomya (-mezza)
  • make a sound; open mouth; utter. v.i. -- nyega (-ze)
  • make a straight edge. v.tr. -- kwanya (-izza)
  • make a vow. v.i.refl. -- yama (-ye)
  • make an agreement with; engage with: v.tr.c.rec. -- lazaanya (-izza)
  • make an effort: v.i.p.c. -- kambiriza (-rizza)
  • make an effort; hold out; stick fast. v.i. -- wanira (-dde)
  • make angry. v.tr.c. -- sunguwaza (-izza)
  • make anxious: prov. v.tr.c. -- laza (-izza)
  • make appointment with; direct to come at fixed time. v.tr. -- laalika (-se)
  • make away with stolen property. This verb is used to hyperbolize the verb in the negative which accompanies it; e.g. v.i. -- kwekwenyuka (-se)
  • make bitter; salt; sour; etc. 2ku- v. -- kaaya (-izza)
  • make black. v.c.tr. -- ddugaza (-izza)
  • make bright; clear. idiom. v.tr.c. -- tan gaaza (-izza)
  • make col v.tr.c. -- woza (-ezza)
  • make corpulent; hamper. v.tr.c. -- zijjagaza (-izza)
  • make depraved; send to the bad. v.tr. -- seegula (-dde)
  • make detour; pass round obstacle. v.i. -- balaamiriza (`mbalaamirizizza)
  • make dim; blind. v.tr.c. -- yimbaaza (-izza)
  • make disobedient. v.tr.c. -- tenguya (-izza)
  • make dissolute; shameless. v.tr.c. -- gwenyusa (-izza)
  • make distinct; separate. v.tr. -- awula (-dde)
  • make dizzy; v.tr.c. -- boyonza (-izza)
  • make drunk. v.tr.c. -- tamiiza (-izza)
  • make dry. v.tr.c. -- kaza (-izza)
  • make effort; rouse oneself: v.i. -- waza (-izza)
  • make ex- tremely well; perfect. v.tr. -- yooyoota (-se)
  • make false excuses for oneself. v.i.refl. -- wampanyisa (-izza)
  • make false excuses; prevaricate: idiom. you are making excuses just like sb. who will not make blood-brotherhood because his wife is not there (one can hardly imagine a more futile excuse). v.i. -- palappalanya (-izza)
  • make fat. v.tr.c. -- savuwaza (-izza)
  • make feeble. v.tr.c. -- yondobya (-ezza)
  • make fertile; vigorous. v.tr. -- gimula (-dde)
  • make fierce; v.tr.c. -- taamya (-izza)
  • make firm. v.tr.c. -- nyweza (-ezza)
  • make fit- ting: v.tr.c. -- saanya (-izza)
  • make fitting; suitable. v.tr.c. -- gwanya (-izza)
  • make frantic with grief. v.tr.c. -- aziiranya (-izza)
  • make friends with v.tr. -- kwana (-ye)
  • make friends with each other. v.i.rec. -- kwanagana (-ye)
  • make full of. v.c. -- bugaanya (-izza)
  • make fun of; banter. v.tr. -- gondola (-dde)
  • make gestures of anger. v.i.refl. -- ka'jjabula (-dde)
  • make good; handsome; v.tr.c. -- lungiya (-izza)
  • make greedy. v.tr.c. -- lulunkanya (-izza)
  • make greedy. v.tr.c. -- tuubya (-izza)
  • make green; fresh; again. v.c. -- bisiwaza (-izza)
  • make happy; joyful. v.tr. -- sagayula (-dde)
  • make hard; difficult; v.tr.c. -- kalubya (-bizza)
  • make haste; sometimes kw-ey. embiro. v.i. & tr.refl. -- yuna (-ye)
  • make heated; angry; provoke. v.tr.c. -- kaalamya (-mizza)
  • make heavy. v.tr. -- zitoya (-ezza)
  • make hot or over-spiced. v.tr.c. -- baalaaza (-izza)
  • make idle excuses; vacillate. v.i. -- lonzalonza (-ezza)
  • make ill. v.tr.c. -- lwaza (-izza)
  • make in- sinuations; vilify: v.tr. -- nwenweka (-se)
  • make indistinct sounds; moan: v.i. -- wuuna (-ye)
  • make into a ma v.tr.c. -- sajjakuza (-izza)
  • make lame. v.tr.c. -- lemaza (-izza)
  • make large. v.c. -- neneya (-ezza)
  • make lazy; negligent. v.tr.c. -- gayaaza (-izza)
  • make learned; wise. v.tr.c. -- geziwaza (-izza)
  • make less; diminish. v.tr.c. -- kendeeza (-ezza)
  • make mistakes. there is nobody who does not make mistakes. v.i.p.pass. -- wubirwa (-iddwa)
  • make moist. v.tr.c. -- tobereza (-ezza)
  • make morose; sad. v.tr. -- wunika (-se)
  • make noise; at; for; over; v.i.p. -- leekaanira (-dde)
  • make noise; din (prob. originally noise cicala makes). v.i. -- nyaanyaagiza (-izza)
  • make numb; cause to tingle.zingala v.tr.c. -- sanyalaza (-izza)
  • make objections; complaints (esp. of work to be done). v.i. -- tootatoota (-se)
  • make obscure; dim; etc: idiom. v.tr.c. -- vumbeeza (-ezza)
  • make obsolete. v.tr.c. -- dibisa (-izza)
  • make off; go away. v.i. -- yotta (-sse)
  • make off; go away. Usually v.i. -- otta (-sse)
  • make off; run away. See foreg. v.i.refl. -- bomboola (-dde)
  • make oneself cordially dis- liked by; `set the back up': v.i.rec.refl. -- tamaganya (-izza)
  • make oneself favourable or condescending. v.i.& tr.refl. -- gonza (-ezza)
  • make oneself go and fetch sthg. (but hiding the real motive of the errand). v.tr.refl. -- kimya (-mizza)
  • make oneself good in the eyes of; v.i.c.refl. -- woomya (-ezza)
  • make oneself ill. v.refl. -- rwaza (-izza)
  • make oneself odious; displease: v.i. & tr.c.refl. -- tamya (-mizza)
  • make oneself say opposite of sthg. previously said. v.i.rev.refl. -- gambulula (-dde)
  • make oneself say the opposite of sthg. previously said. v.i.rev.refl. -- egambulula (-dde)
  • make out of breath. v.tr.c. -- wejjeza (-ezza)
  • make out of breath. v.tr.c. -- wezza- wezza (-ezza)
  • make pleasing. v .tr.c. -- woomya (-ezza)
  • make present of beer to chief: v.tr. -- vujja (-zze)
  • make present to. v.tr.p. -- tonera (-dde)
  • make progress; advance in life (by one's own efforts). See ku- v.i.c.refl. -- tuusa (-izza)
  • make ready for: v.tr.p. -- tegekera (-dde)
  • make recalcitrant. v.tr.c. -- lalambaza (-izza)
  • make red; v.tr.c. -- myusa (-izza)
  • make red; crimson. v.tr.c. -- twakaaza (-izza)
  • make restitution for: v.tr. -- bendegera (`mmendege`dde)
  • make restless. v.tr.c. -- yigaayiganya (-izza)
  • make rich; wealthy. v.tr. -- gaggawaza (-izza)
  • make rough; disturb; raise (tumult). v.tr. -- siikuula (-dde)
  • make round. - v.tr.p.2 -- kulungirira (-dde)
  • make round; knead. v.tr. -- kulunga (-ze)
  • make round; obese. v.tr. -- sungula (-dde)
  • make round; spherical. v.tr.refl.p. 2. c. -- kulungiriza (-izza)
  • make sb. believe he is attacked by illness. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- lwaaliriza (-rizza)
  • make sharp; keen; v.tr.c. -- ogiya (-izza)
  • make short; v.tr.c. -- yimpawaza (-izza)
  • make simple; foolish. v.tr.c. -- siruwaza (-izza)
  • make small; humble; degrade. v.tr.c. -- toowaza (-izza)
  • make smart; ador v.tr.c. -- nekeza (-ezza)
  • make smooth; slippery. v.tr.c. -- seereza (-ezza)
  • make solid; courageous; v.tr.c. -- gumya (-izza)
  • make sour; irritate. v.tr. -- kangula (-dde)
  • make sterile. v.tr.c. -- gumbawaza (-izza)
  • make tapering; taper off. v.tr.c. -- sondowaza (-iz- za)
  • make tasteless. v.tr. -- langula (-dde)
  • make tattered; wear out (garment). v tr. -- kasula (-dde)
  • make thin: v.tr.c. -- kozza (-ezza)
  • make tired. v.tr. -- luuyirira (-dde)
  • make to agree; harmonize. v.tr.rec.c. -- kwanaganya (-izza)
  • make to appear; show. v.tr.c. -- labisa (-izza)
  • make to ask; question: v.c. -- buuzisa (-izza)
  • make to avoid: v.tr.c.refl. -- waza (-zizza)
  • make to bark. v.c. -- boggoza (-ezza)
  • make to be cleared completely; v.tr.p. 2. c. -- saayiriza (-rizza)
  • make to be cooked by sb. else for a third party: v.tr.p.c. -- fumbiza (-izza)
  • make to be durable; long-lived: ) old age is shrewd; it does not divulge the secret of longevity. v.tr.c. -- wan- gaaza (-izza)
  • make to be nauseated with: v.tr.c. -- sinyisa (-izza)
  • make to be; keep alive: v.tr.c. -- be'eza (-ezza)
  • make to beat out bark-cloth. v.tr.c. -- komaza (-izza)
  • make to begi v.tr.c. -- soosa (-ezza)
  • make to blow. v.tr.c. -- kunsa (-izza)
  • make to boil. v.tr.c. -- eseza (-ezza)
  • make to bring. v.tr.c. -- leesa (-ezza)
  • make to burn fiercely. v.tr.c. -- buubuula (-`dde)
  • make to burn. roast. v.tr.c. -- bengeyesa (`mmengeyesezza)
  • make to burst; v.tr.c. -- tulisa (-izza)
  • make to buy. v.tr.c. -- guza (-izza)
  • make to catch; grip; v.tr. c. -- vumbagiza (-izza)
  • make to chew. v.tr.c. -- gaayisa (-izza)
  • make to climb on; v.tr.c. -- walampya (izza)
  • make to climb. v.tr.c. -- ambusa (-izza)
  • make to come carefully. v.tr.c. -- soobeza (-ezza)
  • make to converse; discuss. v.tr.c. -- nyumisa (-izza)
  • make to crack: v.tr.p. 2. c. -- atiikiriza (-rizza)
  • make to crawl; v.tr.c. -- avuza (-izza)
  • make to cross over for; at; on: v.tr.p.c. -- gombeza (-ezza)
  • make to cross over. v.tr.c. -- somosa (-ezza)
  • make to cultivate. v.tr.c. -- limya (-mizza)
  • make to cut. v.tr.c. -- temya (-ezza)
  • make to die. v.tr.c. -- fiiza (-izza)
  • make to divine; presage. v.tr.c. -- laguza (-izza)
  • make to dream. v.tr.c. -- loosa (-ezza)
  • make to drink; water (animals). v.tr.c. -- nywesa (-ezza)
  • make to drip; 2 v.tr.c. -- kamusa (-izza)
  • make to enclose. v.tr.c. -- komeza (-ezza)
  • make to fall. v.tr.c. -- gwisa (-izza)
  • make to fetch. v.tr.c. -- nonya (-ezza)
  • make to fight. v.tr.c. -- lwanya (-izza)
  • make to fight. v.tr.c. -- lwanyisa (-izza)
  • make to fly; jump. v.tr.c. -- buusa (-izza)
  • make to foam; v.c. -- bimbya (-izza)
  • make to force way; force way by means of. v.tr.c. -- waguza (-izza)
  • make to fumigate. v.tr.c. -- otezesa (-ezza)
  • make to get up; depart; in the morning. v.tr.c. -- keeza (-ezza)
  • make to grow = v.tr.c. -- merusa (-izza)
  • make to grow. v.tr.c. -- meza (-ezza)
  • make to knock each other. v.tr.rec.c. -- kubaganya (-izza)
  • make to know; inform. v.tr.c. -- tegeeza (-ezza)
  • make to lament; afflict = v.c. -- daaganya (-izza)
  • make to lie down. v.tr.c. -- galamiza (-izza)
  • make to lie; cheat. v.tr.c. -- limbya (-izza)
  • make to look after; oversee; v.tr.p. 2. c. -- abiriza (-izza)
  • make to move about; v.tr.c. -- sebetteza (-ezza)
  • make to move very fast. idiom. v.tr. -- wulumula (-dde)
  • make to pay. v.tr.c. -- sasuza (-izza)
  • make to peel off; strip off: v.tr. -- yubula (-dde)
  • make to plait. v.tr.c. -- gombya (-bezza)
  • make to plait. v.tr.c. -- sisa (-izza)
  • make to play; amuse. v.tr.c. -- zannyisa (-izza)
  • make to plunder; Also v.tr.c. -- kambuza (-izza)
  • make to press. v.tr.c. -- nyiza (-izza)
  • make to purr; wheeze; v.tr.c. -- tokosa (-ezza)
  • make to put down; : v.tr.c. -- ssisa (-sizza)
  • make to rain. v.tr.c. -- wandagaza (-izza)
  • make to reverberatef v.tr.p.c. -- amiriza (-rizza)
  • make to roar over; at; on (of torrent); make to cascade; on; at; v.tr.p. 2. c. -- yiririza (rizza)
  • make to run. v.tr.c. -- saa- limbya (-izza)
  • make to rush out.. v.tr. -- fubutula (-dde)
  • make to scratch. v.tr.c. -- koloboza (-ezza)
  • make to see. v.tr.c. -- labya (-bizza)
  • make to seize catch; v.tr.c. -- kwasa (-izza)
  • make to shave; shave with: v.tr.c. -- mwesa (-ezza)
  • make to sneeze: v.tr.c. -- asimuza (-izza)
  • make to sound; test. v.tr.c. -- kemya (-mezza)
  • make to speak out; make to pronounce. v.tr.c. -- atuza (-izza)
  • make to speak: v.tr.c. -- loopesa (-ezza)
  • make to spin round. v.tr. -- vulungula (-dde)
  • make to spread (of sore). v.tr. -- saggula (-dde)
  • make to stagger. v.tr.c. -- tagala (-izza)
  • make to stagger. v.tr. -- talandula (-dde)
  • make to stand up. v.tr.c. -- situsa (-izza)
  • make to suck. v.tr.c. -- nyuunyunsa (-izza)
  • make to surpass. v.tr.c. -- kiza (-izza)
  • make to surpass. v.tr.c. -- sinza (-izza)
  • make to surprise; v.tr.c. -- tebusa (-izza)
  • make to swallow. v.tr.c. -- miza (izza)
  • make to swear: v.tr.c. -- layiza (-izza)
  • make to sweat. v.tr.c. -- tuuyanya (-izza)
  • make to take a leap; jump: v.tr.c. -- walaza (-izza)
  • make to take away quickly; etc. v.tr.c. -- kanduza (-izza)
  • make to take captive: v.tr.c. -- wambisa (-izza)
  • make to take great dislike to: ` v.tr.c. -- tamya (-izza)
  • make to take up load; or fig.charge. v.tr.c.refl. -- tissa (-izza)
  • make to take. v.tr.c. -- tooza (-ez- za)
  • make to tremble for; because of. v.tr.p.c. -- kankanyiza (-izza)
  • make to tremble. v.tr.c. -- kankanya (-izza)
  • make to unite; secure the marriage; union of; establish contact. v.tr.c. -- gassa (-izza)
  • make to wait; keep waiting. v.tr.c. -- kongobya (-ezza)
  • make to walk cautiously; v.tr.c. -- sojjolimbya (-izza)
  • make to wander. v.c. -- bunza (-izza)
  • make to wean too soon. v.tr.c. -- oseza (-ezza)
  • make trans- parent. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- tangaaliriza (-rizza)
  • make up (fire; v.tr.p. -- seeseza (-ezza)
  • make uproar. v.i. -- yoogaana (-ye)
  • make use of for oneself; employ. v.tr.p. 2. c.refl. -- weerezesa (-ezza)
  • make use of; have recourse to = v.tr.c.refl. -- yambisa (-izza)
  • make use of; have recourse to: v.tr. & i.refl. -- yamba (-ye)
  • make useful; profitable. v.tr.c. -- gasisa (-izza)
  • make varie- gated: v.tr. -- tobeka (-se)
  • make very hard; difficult; painful for. v.tr. p. 2. c. -- kaluubiriza (-rizza)
  • make vulgar; common. v.tr.c. -- kopawaza (-izza)
  • make wait an excessive time: v.tr.c. -- kandaaliza (-izza)
  • make war on each other. v.rec. -- tabaalagana (-ye)
  • make warm; heat. v.c. -- bugumya (-mizza)
  • make wasp. waisted. v.tr. -- kendula (-dde)
  • make way for. v.tr. -- teguka (-se)
  • make way for; give place to. v.tr.p. -- segulira (-dde)
  • make way: v.i.refl. -- sega (-ze)
  • make wet. v.tr.c. -- tobya (-ez- za)
  • make white;whiten. v.tr.c. -- erusa (-izza)
  • make worse. 2 v.tr. -- taaya (-izza)
  • make; cause to slack; v.c. -- daalimbya (-bizza)
  • make; hold responsible; accountable for. v.tr.p. 2. c.refl. -- yimiriza (-izza)
  • make; hold responsible; accountable for: v.tr.p. 2. c.refl. -- yimiriza (-izza)
  • make; issue money. v.tr. -- gerulula (-dde)
  • make; judge; worthy of: v.tr.c. -- saanyiza (-izza)
  • maltreat; persecute. v.tr.c. -- walanya (-izza)
  • mark (e.g. clothing or book as reminder). 2 v.tr. -- lamba (-ye)
  • mark out for; destine for. v.tr.c. -- teebeza (-ezza)
  • marry (of man). v.tr. -- wasa (-izza)
  • marry (of woman). v.i. -- wayira (-dde)
  • marry of a woman; only disparagingly of a man): v.p.pass. -- fumbirwa (-iddwa)
  • marry one another (seldom used). v.i.rec. -- wasagana (-ye)
  • marvel at: v.tr.p. 2. c. -- kungiriza (-izza)
  • masturbate (fe- male). syn. v.i. -- guna (-ye)
  • masturbate (male). v.i. -- funula (-dde)
  • measure; ration. v.tr. -- lenga (-ze)
  • meet. v.tr. -- si^^aana (-ye)
  • meet. v.i.rec. -- tuukana (-ye)
  • melt (of hot things); fuse. v.i. -- saanuuka (-se)
  • melt (of ice; hail; v.i. -- kereketa (-se)
  • melt. v.tr. -- saanuula (-dde)
  • menstruate. 2 v.i. -- suulumba (-ye)
  • mess up: confuse. v.tr. -- vulungutanya (-izza)
  • milk: v.tr. -- kama (-ye)
  • mingle; blend. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- gattiriza (-rizza)
  • mingle; mix: v.i.refl. -- tabika (-se)
  • mis- use. v.tr.c. -- jaajaamya (-izza)
  • misbehave; lose all reserve. v.i. -- jeguka (-se)
  • mislead; baffle. I am baffled by this case. v.tr. -- tabira (-dde)
  • mismanage. v.tr. -- takaama (-ye)
  • miss out: v.tr. -- suba (-ye)
  • miss out; wait over: v.i. & tr. -- osa (-ezza)
  • mistake; fail to see clearly. v.tr. -- wumira (-dde)
  • mistrust each other: v.refl.rec. -- kengeragana (-ye)
  • mistrust oneself; doubt oneself. v.i.p.refl. -- teererera (-dde)
  • mistrust:. I mistrust it (e.g. dog). v.tr.refl. -- keka (-se)
  • mix; blend; brew. v.tr. -- vuluga (-ze)
  • mix; stir together. v.tr. -- goya (-ye)
  • mock by innuendo. kiya`gguka. v.tr. -- kinagguka (se)
  • mock. v.tr. -- jeeja (-ze)
  • mock. v.tr. -- kinagga (zze)
  • mock; make fun of. v.tr. -- kudaala (-dde)
  • mock; scoff. v.i. -- yinala (-dde)
  • more commonly v.tr. -- loza (-ezza)
  • more often v.tr. -- kaka (-se)
  • mould (clay; ). v.tr. -- wulunga (-ze)
  • mould (form out of clay). v.tr. -- bumba (`mmumbye)
  • moult. v.i. -- maanyuka (-se)
  • moult. v.i. -- nuunyuka (-se)
  • mount; ride animal. v.i.& tr. refl. -- bagala (`nneebaga`dde)
  • mount; ride; straddle (animal; bicycle). v.tr.refl. -- bagala (`nneebaga`dde)
  • mourn for. v.tr.p. 2. -- kaabirira (-dde)
  • move (of lips): v.i. -- toobeera (-dde)
  • move about from place to place; trot. v.i. -- sebettera (-dde)
  • move about. v.i. -- yuuga (-ze)
  • move aimlessly; excitedly; ` dither'. v.i.refl. -- tawula (-dde)
  • move aside (in sitting). v.i. -- seetuka (-se)
  • move bring close v.tr.c. -- sembeza (-ezza)
  • move convulsively; kick jerkily; spasmodi- cally; shuffle one's feet. v.i. -- sambagala (-dde)
  • move from place to place. v.i. -- sagaasagana (-ye)
  • move further off. v.i. & tr.refl. -- seguunya (-izza)
  • move house; one's belongings. v.i.refl. -- sumusa (-izza)
  • move majestically. v.i. -- sooyooya (-ye)
  • move off: v.i.refl. -- yookoola (-dde)
  • move one's position. cf. v.i. -- seguka (-se)
  • move out of way. v.i. -- eyigako (-ze)
  • move quietly towards; stalk. v.tr.p. -- soobera (-dde)
  • move; dis- place. v.tr. -- segenya (-ezza)
  • move; handle sthg. with care. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- gendereza (rezza)
  • move; migrate. v.i. -- jjulukuka (-se)
  • move; wave about: idiom. v.tr. -- yanza (-izza)
  • mumble. v.i. -- wuunuuna (-ye)
  • munch; chew with lips closed. v.i. & tr.refl. -- munkunya (-izza)
  • mutter. v.i.refl. -- muunyamuunya (-izza- izza)
  • mutter. v.i.refl. -- muunyamuunya (-izza-izza)
  • mutually detest each other. v.tr.rec. -- kijjakijjana (tuki`jjaki`jjanye)
  • mutually exclude; (of family members) break weith each other. v.rec. -- boolagana (-ye)
  • nag oneself. v.i.refl. -- bojja (-zze)
  • nag; grumble continually. v.i. -- gangaza (-izza)
  • narrate to. v.tr.p. -- wanuuliza (-izza)
  • narrate tradition or history. v.tr. -- wanuu- za (-izza)
  • narrate. v.tr. -- lujjusa (-izza)
  • nauseate. v.tr. -- sina (-ye)
  • need; re- quire; want: v.tr.refl. -- taaga (-ze)
  • neglect (sore; v.tr.c. -- bembeza (-ezza)
  • neglect; abandon carelessly: idiomo v.tr. -- galabanja (-ze)
  • nod drowsily. v.i. -- ongeera (`mmonge`dde)
  • nod head; esp. while walking. v.i. -- siisiina (-ye)
  • nod; be sleepy = v.i. -- sumagira (-dde)
  • nod; be very sleepy. = v.i. -- simagira (-dde)
  • not to allow; reject; forbid. Swah. this medicine is incompatible with salt. v.tr. -- zira (-ze)
  • Nyoro; v.tr. -- ombeka (-se)
  • o v.tr. -- wanda (-ze)
  • oblige; do a service to: ` v.tr. -- lyowa (-ye)
  • obscure; hinder from (speaking; hearing; being heard). v.tr.p. 2. c. -- zibiikiriza (-rizza)
  • obscure; shut. v.tr.c. -- kuniza (-izza)
  • observe; note. v.tr. -- kenga (ze)
  • obta the authority or consent of. v.tr.c. -- ganyisa (-izza)
  • offend; outrage. v.tr.p. -- wemukira (-dde)
  • offer for drinking: v.tr.p. -- senera (-dde)
  • offer sacrifice for oneself. v.i.[. 2. refl. -- wongerera (-dde)
  • offer to king; big chief; boy or girl for his service: the child was offered to the Kabaka. v.tr. -- siiga (-ze)
  • offer to. v.tr.p. -- wongera (-dde)
  • often with enclitic ( v.i.pass. -- ggibwa (`nzigiddwa)
  • ogle. v.tr. -- moola (-dde)
  • omit. v.tr.p. -- sukkira (-dde)
  • oneself; get too free. v.i.refl. -- malamu (-zeemu)
  • ook after oneself; think of oneself. v.i.refl. -- ganira (-dde)
  • open (eyes). v.i.rev. -- zibuka (-se)
  • open eyes some ten days after birth (of kittens and puppies). v.i. -- buula (-dde)
  • open mouth: prov. Ky'otonnalya / tosooka v.i. -- asama (`njasamye)
  • open mouth; cause to open mouth. v.tr.c. -- asamya (`njasamizza)
  • open out (of flowers); blossom. v.i. -- mulisa (-izza)
  • open out (seed). v.i. -- nenuka (-se)
  • open up a way: v.i. -- banda (`mmanze)
  • open very wide (eyes). v.tr. -- vulumula (-dde)
  • oppress; overburde v.tr.p. 2. intens. -- zitoowerera (-dde)
  • or v.tr.c. -- kamya (-mizza)
  • or v.i.refl.p. -- mulugunyiza (-izza)
  • or ) v.tr. -- yazaamaanya (-ye)
  • order; cause to bring back; replace; they made me give back other people's property. v.p.i.c. -- zzisa (`nzizisizza)
  • oscillate; wave. v.i. -- weeba (-ye)
  • outwit. v.tr. -- tebuka (-se)
  • outwit. v.tr. -- tebya (-ezza)
  • over- flow: v.i. -- wagulula (-dde)
  • over- lap: v.i. & tr. -- gereka (-se)
  • over- take at: v.tr.p. 2. c. -- yisiriza (-rizza)
  • over. work. v.tr. -- tegunkanya (-izza)
  • overcharge; charge too much: v.tr. -- seera (-dde)
  • overdress; dress unsuitably. v.i. -- epatika (-se)
  • overflow. v.i. -- fuuwa (-ye)
  • overlap: v.i. & tr. -- gerekera (-dde)
  • overload oneself. v.i.refl. -- binika (`nneebinise)
  • overload. v.tr. -- binika (-se)
  • overload. v.tr.c. -- wakatiza (-izza)
  • overrate oneself. v.i.refl. -- kuuluntaza (-izza)
  • overrate oneself: v.tr.refl. -- kannyamuza (-izza)
  • overrate: v.i.refl. -- paatiika (-se)
  • overwork. v.i. -- tegunkana (-ye)
  • p. v.i. -- enyigiriza (-rizza)
  • p. v.tr.c. -- lasiriza (-rizza)
  • p. v.tr. -- nyigiriza (-izza)
  • p. v.tr. -- twaliriza (-rizza)
  • p. v.tr. c. -- waguzisa (-izza)
  • p. v.tr. -- yiriikirira (-dde)
  • p.2 v.pass. -- lwanirirwa (-ddwa)
  • p.2 v.i. & tr. -- sonderera (-dde)
  • p.c. v.tr. -- tanzisa (-izza)
  • p.c.pass. v.i. -- okerezebwa (-eddwa)
  • pacify. v.tr.c. -- tebenkeza (-ezza)
  • pack in (food into pot). v.tr. -- saaniika (-se)
  • pack in; squeeze i v.tr. -- pika (-se)
  • pack leaves over matooke in pot when cooking. v.tr. -- wuuwa (-ye)
  • paddle. v.i. -- yirika (-se)
  • pain actuely; gnaw severely (of pain). v.tr. -- jiijiira (-dde)
  • pant (in sickness). v.i. -- teetera (-dde)
  • pant. v.i. -- wankawanka (-se-se)
  • pant; be out of breath. v.i. -- weema (-ye)
  • pant; be out of breath. v.i. -- weevuuma (-ye)
  • pant; be out of breath. v.i. -- wejjawejja (-zze)
  • pardon; for- give. v.tr. -- sonyiwa (-ye)
  • pare down. v.tr. -- wowojja (-zze)
  • pass by way of; at; v.i. & tr.p. -- yitira (-dde)
  • pass each other going in opposite directions. v.i.rec. -- yisa- gana (-ye)
  • pass wind. v.i. -- nnyampa (`nnyinyampye)
  • pass. v.i.p. -- labirirwa (-ddwa)
  • pass. v.p. -- lumirirwa (-ddwa)
  • pass. v.i. -- saanyizibwa (-iddwa)
  • pass. v.i.p. 2. -- sekererwa (-eddwa)
  • Pass. v.i. -- sengejjebwa (-eddwa)
  • Pass. v.i. -- sikirwa (-ddwa)
  • pass. v.i. -- sisinkanibwa (-ddwa)
  • Pass. v.i. -- walwa (-iddwa)
  • Pass. v.i. -- wumirizibwa (-ddwa)
  • Pass. ( v.i. -- onoonebwa (-ddwa)
  • pass: v.i. -- yita (-se)
  • pass; go beyond: v.tr. -- ukka (-sse)
  • pay a fine; give propitiatory gifts; make amends. v.tr. -- tanga (-ze)
  • pay call; pay visit. v.i. -- lanya (-izza)
  • pay com- pensation to parents of girl who has been seduced. v.i. -- sowerera (-dde)
  • pay fine for. v.tr.p. -- tangira (-dde)
  • pay to. v.tr.p. -- liyira (-dde)
  • pay; pay back. v.tr. -- sasula (-dde)
  • peck furiously. v.tr. -- sonsogola (-dde)
  • peck. what pecks at a rock trusts to a hard beak. v.tr. -- ojja (-`zze)
  • peck: v.tr. -- sojja (-zze)
  • peel (of skin). v.i. -- kunjubuka (-se)
  • peel badly; clumsily. v.tr. -- kokojjola (-dde)
  • peel bananas: v.tr. -- waata (-se)
  • peel mid-rib off plantain leaf; take out stem from leaf. Also v.tr.rev.c. -- yubuluza (-izza)
  • peel of skin: v.i.refl. -- susa (-izza)
  • peel off (as bark). v.i. -- sasambuka (-se)
  • peel off = v.tr. -- susumbula (-dde)
  • peel off. v.tr. -- sasambula (-dde)
  • peel; lose scales; come unstuck. v.i. -- gagambuka (-se)
  • peep cautiously at. v.tr. -- lenzalenza (-ze-ze)
  • peep he is peeping in at the window. v.i. -- ingiza (-izza)
  • peg out; stretch out (e.g. skin to dry). v.tr. -- bamba (`mmambye)
  • penetrate right through. v.i. -- tolontoka (-se)
  • per- vert; misrepresent. v.tr. -- salaganya (-izza)
  • perform propitiation rites for adultery for they have per. formed the rites to free a child from the wrath which may descend upon him through his father's adultery. v.tr. -- kansira (-dde)
  • permit. v.tr. -- ganya (-izza)
  • perplex; disconcert. v.tr.c. -- sobeza (-ezza)
  • persecute; affict. v.tr. -- joonyesa (-ezza)
  • persevere. v.i. -- fuudemba (-ye)
  • persevere. v.i. -- nyeeranyeera (-dde-dde)
  • persevere; be in earnest; work hard. v.i. -- nyiikira (-dde)
  • persevere; hold fast. v.i. -- funvubira (-dde)
  • persist. v.i. -- nyiinyiitira (-dde)
  • pervert; misrepresent. v.tr. -- salaganya (-izza)
  • pester to death. v.tr. -- sojjogola (-dde)
  • pester. v.tr.c. -- kabassanya (-izza)
  • pester; annoy; cause trouble to. v.tr. -- teru(n)kanya (-izza)
  • pick (bones of fish or chicken); pick (one's nails; ears). v.tr. -- sosola (-dde)
  • pick (fruit). v.tr. -- noga (-ze)
  • pick (fruit; leaves). v.tr. -- kongola (-dde)
  • pick a quarrel: v.i.p. 2. c.refl. -- sosonkereza (-ezza)
  • pick from here and there;; glea v.tr.p. -- nogeza (-ezza)
  • pick oneself up; hence be busy: v.i.refl. -- ronda (-ze)
  • pick out from. v.tr. -- sokoola (-dde)
  • pick out one's share (of plunder). v.tr. -- lobola (-dde)
  • pick quarrel with. v.tr. -- sosonkereza (-rezza)
  • pick quarrel with; attack. v.tr. -- naawa (-ye)
  • pick to pieces (fig.). v.tr. -- tentegula (-dde)
  • pick up after illness; put on weight. v.i. -- sirula (-dde)
  • pick up one by one. prov. crumbs from a rich man's table. v.tr.p. 2. -- londerera (-dde)
  • pick up. v.tr. -- londa (-ze)
  • pick with; by means of. v.tr.c. -- noza (-ezza)
  • pierce deeply = v.tr. -- fumaggula (-dde)
  • pierce deeply. v.tr. -- fumuggula (-dde)
  • pierce lower lip (Busoga custom). v.tr. -- sama (-ye)
  • pierce right through. v.tr. -- sowola (-dde)
  • pierce. v.tr. -- kondogga (-zze)
  • pile up. v.tr. -- tindikira (-dde)
  • pilfer: v.tr. -- kwekwenyula (-dde)
  • pilfer; be kleptomaniac. v.i.refl. -- toolatoola (-dde-dde)
  • pinch; scratch. v.tr. -- suna (-ye)
  • pity; have compassion on. v.tr. -- saasira (-dde)
  • place (child) in care of sb. else to be brought up. v.tr. -- wereka (-se)
  • place in front; appoint as leader. v.tr.c. -- kulembeza (-ezza)
  • place one on the other. v.tr. -- bereka (-se)
  • place oneself across: v.i.refl. -- kiika (-se)
  • place oneself in line. v.i. & tr.p. 2. refl. -- sengerera (-dde)
  • place oneself outside the family: v.refl. -- boola (-dde)
  • plait; interweave ). v.tr. -- sita (-se)
  • plait; twist; weave: v.tr. -- langa (-ze)
  • plane. v.tr. -- anda (-ze)
  • plant for oneself- v.tr.refl. -- simbira (`nneesimbi `dde)
  • plant oneself firmly and refuse to budge. v.i.refl. -- simbiggiriza (-izza)
  • plant slips of potato v.tr. -- byala (-dde)
  • plant; in; at; for. v.tr.p. -- simbira (-dde)
  • plant; stick upright in ground: prov. v.tr. -- simba (-ye)
  • plaster thickly. v.tr. -- metta (-sse)
  • plaster; rough-cast. v.tr. -- wemba (-ye)
  • plaster; smear. v.tr. -- maala (`mmadde)
  • play `hide-and-seek'; be evasive. v.i.refl. -- balankanya (-izza)
  • play about. v.i. -- tiitibuka (-se)
  • play about; joke among friends). v.i. -- kemba (-ye)
  • play about; wrestle playfully. v.i.refl. -- rigisa (-izza)
  • play game with v.i. -- siita (-se)
  • play monkey tricks. v.i.refl. -- monkoola (-dde)
  • play pranks. v.i. -- jaagaana (-ye)
  • play the clown. Also v.i.refl. -- kongola (-ze)
  • play the fool. v.i.refl. -- rigomba (-ye)
  • play the game English game of tip-cat. v.tr. -- biriga (-ze)
  • play the game of v.i. -- esa (njesezza)
  • play the wag. v.i.refl. -- kinika (se)
  • play; joke. v.i. -- zannya (-ye)
  • plead in court. v.i. & tr. -- woza (-ezza)
  • pledge; bet: v.tr. -- singa (-ze)
  • plomp oneself down. v.i.refl. -- feeteka (-se)
  • plot against v.tr.p. -- kobera (-dde)
  • pluck out feathers or hair. v.tr. -- maanya (-izza)
  • pluck out one's feathers or hair. v.i.refl. -- maanyuula (-dde)
  • pluck out one's hair or feathers. v.i.refl. -- kongola (dde)
  • plume the feathers; preen one. self: v.tr. & i.refl. -- kemba (-ye)
  • plunder; pillage; steal; carry off. v.tr. -- nyaga (-ze)
  • plunge into; make to pene- trate. v.tr.c. -- tolontosa (-ezza)
  • poach (game animals). v.i. & tr. -- bbirira (-dde)
  • point at with lips. v.tr.c. -- toobeeza (-ezza)
  • point at; towards: v.tr.p. -- olekera (-dde)
  • point finger at (in defiance); provoke. v.tr.c. -- soomooza (-ezza)
  • poison; make to spread (of sore). v.tr. -- sajjula (-dde)
  • postpone. v.p.c. -- lindiza (-izza)
  • potter about. v.i. -- wuunyeera (-dde)
  • pound crush into pulp. v.tr. -- gotta (-sse)
  • pound; gnaw; crunch. v.tr. -- bebena (ye)
  • pour out carefully; decant. v.tr. -- kenenula (-dde)
  • pour out for: v.tr.p.c. -- kamuliza (-izza)
  • pour out in continuous stream. v.i. & tr. -- sombojja (-zze)
  • pour out in waves: v.i. & tr. -- fumbukula (-dde)
  • pour out. v.tr.c. -- kulukusa (-izza)
  • pour out; spill. v.tr. -- yiwa (`njiye)
  • pour out; spill; overflow: v.i. -- yiika (-se)
  • pour with extreme care; pour continuously. v.i. & tr.p. 2. c. -- kamuliriza (-rizza)
  • pour. v.tr. -- ttulula (-dde)
  • pour: v.tr. -- fuka (-se)
  • practise divination; prophesy: v.tr. -- lagula (-dde)
  • praise oneself. v.i.refl. -- guluma (-izza)
  • praise. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- tendereza (-ezza)
  • praise; flatter. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- nyumiikiriza (-rizza)
  • praise; speak well of. v.tr. -- tenda (-ze)
  • prattle; chatter. v.i. -- tongeza (-ezza)
  • pray at; for; v.i. -- sabira (-dde)
  • pray. v.i. & tr. -- saba (-ye)
  • pre- pare; make ready. v.tr. -- teekateeka (-se-se)
  • prepare; dispose oneself for dance; fight; throw oneself wholeheartedly into action: v.i.refl. -- keja (-ze)
  • prescribe for. v.tr.p. -- ambira (-dde)
  • press against each other; be huddled together. v.i.rec. -- nyigana (-ye)
  • press down. v.tr. -- kondekera (-dde)
  • press down; e.g. food in pot. v.tr. -- kkata (`nzikase)
  • press down; overwhelm. v.tr.p.c. -- kkaatiriza (-rizza)
  • press down; overwhelm. v.tr.p.c. -- kkaatiriza (-rizza)
  • press for; at; v.tr.p. -- sogolera (-dde)
  • press sb. to get on with sthg. v.tr.c. -- anguyisa (-izza)
  • press through crowd. v.i. -- yigaana (-ye)
  • press; weigh down: v.tr. & i.p. -- kkatira (-dde)
  • presume on one's strength. v.i.refl. -- ginika (-se)
  • pretend ignorance: v.i. & tr.c.refl. -- wubya (-bizza)
  • pretend sleep by snoring. v.i.refl. -- fuluusa (-izza)
  • pretend to be dead. v.tr. & i.refl. -- fiisa (-izza)
  • pretend to be dead. v.p.c.refl. -- fiisafiisa (-izza)
  • pretend to be mad. v.refl. -- ralusa (-izza)
  • pretend; make oneself appear to be: v.tr.c.refl. -- faananya (-izza)
  • prevaricate. v.i. -- gulungutanya (izza)
  • prevaricate. v.i. -- tomerera (-dde)
  • prevent from defending oneself; obstruct. v.tr. -- jujuba (-ye)
  • prevent from speaking; interrupt. v.tr. -- zizinga (-ze)
  • pro- tect oneself by means of: v.tr. & i.refl.c. -- rinza (-izza)
  • pro- vide repose for. v.tr.c. -- wummuza (-izza)
  • pro- voke (quarrel) = v.tr. -- tanuukiriza (-rizza)
  • pro- voke for; at; v.tr.p. -- nonooganira (-dde)
  • probe to the bottom; master: v.tr. -- fumula (-dde)
  • procrastinate; keep breaking promises. v.i.red.rec. -- agaalaganya (-izza)
  • procrastinate; linger. v.i. & tr.refl. -- zungulula (-dde)
  • prod. v.tr. -- soya (-ye)
  • prod; poke; pierce. v.tr. -- songa (-ze)
  • produce young (gestation). v.i. -- bwetega (-ze)
  • project; protrude. v.i. -- sasamala (-dde)
  • project; protrude.kikinala. v.i. -- bibinala (dde)
  • project; stick out (bones; potatoes from soil): idiom. this is self-evident. cf. Eng. sticks out a mile. Also v.i. -- kukunala (-dde)
  • promise; agree in the name of; because of; at; in; : v.i. & tr.p.rec. -- Iagaanira (-dde)
  • promote the growth; v.tr.c. -- sibusa (-izza)
  • prop up. v.tr. -- wana (-ye)
  • prop up. v.tr. -- womeka (-se)
  • prop up. v.tr. -- yigiikiriza (-rizza)
  • prop up; sustain. v.tr. -- woma (-ye)
  • prop; stay; support. v.tr. -- waga (-ze)
  • propose; be on point of; prepare to: v.i. -- uula (-dd)
  • protest against; argue about. v.tr.p. -- wakanira (-dde)
  • protest in whining manner: v.i.refl. -- kaanya (-izza)
  • protest: dispute. v.i. -- kaayana (-ye)
  • protrude: v.i. -- sunguka (-se)
  • protrude; stand out: v.i. -- kungubala (-dde)
  • provoke laughter. v.tr.c. -- mwenyerekesa (-ezza)
  • prune (trees). v.tr. -- wawaagula (-dde)
  • prune. v.tr. -- kongojjola (-dde)
  • prune. v.tr. -- kongovvula (-dde)
  • prune. v.tr. -- kunguvvula (-dde)
  • prune: v.tr.p. -- salira (-dde)
  • pull at; drag at (in vain); tug. v.tr. -- sikaasikanya (-izza)
  • pull off one by one (grapes from bunch; beads off string; maize off cob). v.tr. -- wulula (-dde)
  • pull to pieces. v.tr. -- kuunyuula (-dde)
  • pull; tear; down (creeper; ). v.tr. -- landula (-dde)
  • pull; tear; down (creeper; ). v.tr.rev. -- landulula (-dde)
  • pulsate in throat (as frog or lizard). v.i. -- looka (-se)
  • pulsate quickly. v.i.p. 2. intens. -- ujji-rira (-dde)
  • pummel. v.tr.c. -- tuzza (-izza)
  • punish; correct. v.tr. -- kangavvula (-dde)
  • punt; push; with pole . v.tr. -- siirula (-dde)
  • purr; make bubbling noise. v.i. -- tokota (-se)
  • push along carefully; shift gently. v.tr. -- yegulula (-dde)
  • push along together (as sweepings). v.tr.p.c. -- kukumbiriza (-rizza)
  • push along. v.tr. -- seetula (-dde)
  • push along; displace; stealthily. v.tr. -- kwetula (-dde)
  • push aside; force one's way through. v.tr. -- babalana (-ye)
  • push for- ward; advaiice. v.tr. -- seesa (-ezza)
  • push forward bit by bit: v.tr. -- erula (-dde)
  • push forward. idiom. v.tr.c. -- seruza (-izza)
  • push one's way through. v.tr. -- seguunya (-izza)
  • push sthg. between bark and tree trunk; hence strip off: v.tr. -- sokya (-ezza)
  • push; thrust. v.tr. -- sindika (-se)
  • put (baby) to sleep = v.tr. -- sazika (-se)
  • put away (utensils; ). v.tr. -- tegula (-dde)
  • put by for: v.tr.p. -- terekera (-dde)
  • put by; lay up; reserve: v.tr. -- tereka (-se)
  • put down in; at; : v.tr.p. -- ssiza (-izza)
  • put down off head. v.tr.rev. -- etikkula (-dde)
  • put food into pot or basket. v.tr.p. -- saani- kira (-dde)
  • put for: ` v.tr.p. -- teera (-dde)
  • put forth blossom. v.tr. -- anya (-izza)
  • put in order. v.tr. -- tegeka (-se)
  • put in order. v.tr. -- tegeka. (-se)
  • put load on sb.'s head. prov. v.tr. -- tikka (-sse)
  • put on airs. v.i.refl. -- kambazza (-izza)
  • put on airs; show coldness. v.i.refl. -- kambazza (-izza)
  • put on board; embark. v.tr.c. -- saabaza (-izza)
  • put on fierce face. v.i.refl. -- janga (-ze)
  • put on head of: v.tr.p. -- tikkira (-dde)
  • put oneself in incongruous position; claim to be of more importance than you really are : v.i.refl. -- kikinika (-se)
  • put oneself in sun. v.i.refl. -- yanika (`nneeyanise)
  • put oneself right; regain the right road. v.i.rev. -- kyamuka (-se)
  • put out in sun when not very hot: v.tr.p.e.c. -- aniikiriza (-rizza)
  • put out of alignment. v.tr.c. -- sooloobya (-ezza)
  • put out of countenance. v.tr. -- terebula (-dde)
  • put out; confuse. v.tr.c. -- tabiza (-izza)
  • put right; put back on the right road. v.tr. -- kyamula (-dde)
  • put round neck. v.tr. -- ambika (-se)
  • put sideways or horizontally. v.tr. -- kiika (-se)
  • put to rights for: v.tr.p. 2. -- Iongoosereza (-ezza)
  • put to rights. v.tr.c. -- longoosa (-ezza)
  • put to sleep (a child): v.p. 2. c.refl. -- bakiriza (-izza)
  • put tobacco in pipe. v.tr. -- ganga (-ze)
  • put under ashes or embers. v.tr. -- vumbika (-se)
  • put up (duck; guineafowl; ) when shooting. v.tr. -- linnimula (-dde)
  • put up; lodge. v.tr.c. -- suza (-izza)
  • qualify in; become expert at. v.i. -- kuguka (-se)
  • quarre violently. v.i.rec. -- tumbikana (-ye)
  • quarrel about: v.tr.p. -- yombera (-dde)
  • quarrel with each other. v.i.rec. -- yombagana (-ye)
  • quarrel. v.i.rec. -- to^^ana (-ye)
  • quarrel; argue. v.i.red.rec. -- yiraayirana (-ye)
  • quarrel; pummel one another. v.i.rec. -- sottana (-ye)
  • quickly do:. ` v.i. -- tera (-ze)
  • quieten down; cool one's heels. v.i.refl. -- weeza (-ezza)
  • quieten; calm down; wish on to; saddle with:. v.i. -- wejjeeka (-se)
  • race along. v.i. -- wulumuka (-se)
  • race in canoes: v.i. & tr. -- vuganya (-izza)
  • race. v.i. -- toloba (-ye)
  • raid. v.tr. -- wuula (-dde)
  • rain on. v.tr.p. -- tonnyera (-dde)
  • rain very hard. v.i. -- gonnomoka (-se)
  • rain; (of tears) flow freely. v.i. -- wandagala (-dde)
  • raise eye- brows in contempt at. v.tr. -- ziimuula (-dde)
  • raise from dead; restore to life. v.tr.c. -- zuukiza (-izza)
  • raise to a height. v.tr.c. -- gulumiza (-mizza)
  • raise too high (price). v.tr. -- kangalula (-dde)
  • raise up; stretch out: v.tr. -- golola (-dde)
  • raise; agitate. v.tr. -- tawula (-dde)
  • rake up the past against; abuse. v.tr. -- gugumbula (-dde)
  • ram; stuff into; v.i.& tr.refl. -- vuubiika (-se)
  • ramble. v.i. -- bomboka (`mmombose)
  • rant. v.i. -- jejemba (-ye)
  • rattle in throat; breathe painfully. v.i. -- yiriitira (-dde)
  • rave; talk drivel. v.i.refl. -- tulunkirira (-dde)
  • ravish; abduct. v.tr. -- wuya (-izza)
  • re v.tr. -- sabuukulula (-dde)
  • re- count dreams to each other. v.i.rec. -- lootalagana (-ye)
  • re- proach oneself. v.i. & tr.refl. -- vuma (-ye)
  • re- proach; speak roughly to. v.tr. -- komereza (-rezza)
  • reach age of puberty. v.i. -- vubuka (-se)
  • reach number; be up to full amount: v.i. -- wera (-weze)
  • reach out for; strive to attain. v.tr. -- kununkiriza (-rizza)
  • reach; get to; for oneself; per ext. go and fetch for oneself: v.i. p.refl. -- tuukira (-dde)
  • read for; at; in. v.i. & tr.p. -- somera (-dde)
  • read. v.i. & tr. -- soma (-ye)
  • ready. v.tr.c.redupl. -- teesateesa (-ezza-ezza)
  • reap; harwest. v.tr. -- kungula (-dde)
  • rear carefully (child). v.tr. -- ganjula (dde)
  • rebel; revolt. v.i. -- jeema (-ye)
  • rebound; go off (of spring or trap); ku-masuka butego jump up like released spring. v.i. -- masuka (-se)
  • rec. v.tr. -- lamusaganya (-izza)
  • rec. v.i. -- soowagana (-ye)
  • rec. v.tr. -- teekanya (-izza)
  • rec. v.tr. -- timbaganya (-izza)
  • rec. v.i. -- vumagana (-ye)
  • rec. v.tr. c. -- yimbakanya (-izza)
  • rec.c. v.tr. -- labaganya (-izza)
  • receive a guest. v.tr.c. -- kyaza (-izza)
  • receive a visit from; yesterday I had a visit from a stranger. v.i.pass. -- jjirwa (-iddwa)
  • recoil. v.c.refl. -- zza) (`neezizza)
  • reconcile; adjust. v.tr.rev. -- tawulula (-dde)
  • reconcile; overcome refusals by giving a fresh present: v.tr.rev. -- zirula (-dde)
  • recount to; at. v.tr.p. -- tendera (-dde)
  • recount; tell: v.tr. -- gera (-ze)
  • recover one's wits; usually used adverbially to mean: suddenly: v.i.refl. -- zimuukiriza (-izza)
  • recover; be cured. v.i.refl. -- kankamula (dde)
  • rectify; regularize. v.tr. -- gonjoola (-dde)
  • reduce. v.tr. -- teewulula (-dde)
  • refl. v.i.p. -- kamirira (-dde)
  • refl. v.tr.c. -- reerezesa (-ezza)
  • refl. v.tr.p. -- reetera (-dde)
  • refl. v.i. -- sunsulika (-se)
  • refl. v.tr.p. -- vuunikira (-idde)
  • refl. v.tr.c. -- wuubisa (-izza)
  • reflect light; glisten. v.i. -- tangalijja (-zze)
  • reflect on; think of. v.tr.p. 2. intens. -- baliriza (-izza)
  • reflect; say to oneself. v.i.refl. -- gamba (-ye)
  • refuse of one's own accord. v.i. & tr.c.refl. -- gaanya (-izza)
  • regain one's good temper. v.i.rev. -- nyiigulukuka (-se)
  • regain strength. v.i. -- koba (`nkobye)
  • regard closely; keep close watch on. v.tr.p.2 -- kuumirira (-dde)
  • regret. v.tr.refl. -- jjusa (-izza)
  • reimburse; compensate. v.tr. -- gerula (-dde)
  • reject from: v.tr.p. -- zirira (-dde)
  • rejoice; be glad. v.i. -- sanyuka (-se)
  • relapse through one's own fault. v.i.refl. -- ttula (-dde)
  • relate; tell tale. v.tr. -- gana (-ye)
  • release from strangling; hanging. v.tr.rev. -- tugulula (-dde)
  • rely on; trust: ` v.tr.refl. -- siga (-ze)
  • remain; dwell: v.i. -- sula (-ze)
  • remind for; at; v.p.c. -- jjukiriza (-rizza)
  • remove (belongings). v.tr. -- sumusa (-izza)
  • remove skin or adhering surface. v.tr. -- bembula (`mmembu`dde)
  • remove; make to migrate. v.tr. -- jjulula (-dde)
  • remunerate; give gratuity to. v.tr. -- longoola (-dde)
  • render impenetrable; thatch thickly. v.tr.c. -- ggumiza (-izza)
  • render powerless; dominate; discomfit. n v.tr. -- gaayula (-dde)
  • rent (house). Swah. v.tr. -- pangisa (-izza)
  • repatriate; reconcile. v.tr. & i.p.c.rec. -- kkiranya (-izza)
  • repel one after another. v.tr.rec.red.c. -- gobaagobanya (-ny- izza)
  • repent; give up (bad habit). v.i. & tr.refl. -- wangula (-dde)
  • reply to (question; letter; salutation). v.tr. -- anukula (`nnyanuku`dde)
  • reply without considering; very hurriedly. v.i.p. 2. c.intens. -- eyitabiriza (-rizza)
  • reproach with: ? What have you to reproach me with? v.tr.p. -- nenyeza (-ezza)
  • reproach. v.tr.c. -- vunaanya (-izza)
  • rescue; salve: ` v.tr. -- taakiriza (-rizza)
  • resolve; decide; for: v.tr.p. -- malira (-dde)
  • resort to; have recourse to; v.i.refl. -- kubira (-dde)
  • rest: prov. a mere halt is not the end of the journey. v.i. -- wummula (-dde)
  • restore sight; hearing. v.tr.rev. -- zibula (-dde)
  • restore strength to: v.i. -- zzaamu amaanyi (`nzizizzaamu)
  • restrain oneself; be self-controlled. v.r.p. 2. c.refl. -- zibiikiriza (-izza)
  • retch. v.i.refl. -- egoga (-ze)
  • retire to rest. v.i.refl. -- wugama (-ye)
  • retire; go away; start off. v.i. -- kolobba (-ye)
  • return; give back. v.tr.c. -- komesaawo (`nkomesezzaawo)
  • rev. v.i. -- zaawuka (-se)
  • reverberate: v.i. -- juuka (-se)
  • revile continually; persecute with abuse. v.tr. -- bejjerera (`mbejjere`dde)
  • revile; curse. v.tr.p. -- lomera (-dde)
  • revive; open up again: v.tr.c. -- ttukiza (-izza)
  • ride. v.tr.refl. -- bereka (-se)
  • ridicule. v.tr. -- yina (-ye)
  • rinse; cleanse; gargle. v.tr. -- munyunguza (-izza)
  • ripen (abscess); grow rotten. v.i. -- tenguka (-se)
  • ripple; plash on. v.tr.p. -- sambattukira (-dde)
  • ripple; plash; splash. v.i. -- sambattuka (-se)
  • rise from dead; be restored to life. v.i. -- zuukira (-dde)
  • rise from squatting on haunches. v.i.rev. -- sutamuka (-se)
  • rise quickly (from seat). v.i. -- butuka (-se)
  • rise simultaneously with the sun. v.i.p.rec. -- keererana (-ye)
  • rise to great height. v.i. -- tumbiira (-dde)
  • rise up (e.g. of smoke or bad smell): v.i. -- ttunka (-se)
  • rise with an effort; drag oneself up. v.i.refl. -- kakamula (-dde)
  • rise with difficulty. v.i. -- nyanyamuka (-se)
  • rise; fer- ment; be leavened. v.i. -- zimbulukuka (-se)
  • rise; get up. probably of v.i. -- yimuka (-se)
  • roam about sadly. v.i. -- siyagguka (-se)
  • roam; wander aimlessly. v.i. -- legga (-zze)
  • roar; thunder. v.i. -- wuluguma (-ye)
  • roast bur v.tr. -- okya (`njokezza)
  • rob on highway. v.tr. -- anuka (-se)
  • rob; raid. v.tr. -- zinda (-ze)
  • rock one's head sneeringly; be cheeky. v.i.refl. -- wangiza (-izza)
  • rock s in a hammock); oscillate; swing. v.i.refl. -- wuuba (-ye)
  • roll (of a ship). v.i.refl. -- kubiira (-dde)
  • roll down; descend. = v.i. -- yiringita (-se)
  • roll on the ground. v.i.refl. -- biriga (-ze)
  • roll one- self up (because of cold). v.i.refl. -- romola (-dde)
  • roll oneself on the ground. v.i.refl. -- galanjula (-dde)
  • roll over. v.tr. -- kulungula (-dde)
  • roll. v.i. -- tengeetera (-dde)
  • roll; descend. v.i. -- siringita (-se)
  • roll; flow. Favourite ` tongue-twister ': v.i. -- kulugguka (-se)
  • roll; roll up. v.tr. -- zinga (-ze)
  • romp; frolic. v.i. -- leruka (-se)
  • root up (stubble); make fallow. v.tr. -- sambula (-dde)
  • root up; pull up; extract (teeth). v.tr. -- kuula (-dde)
  • rot; decay. v.i. -- bola (-ze)
  • round; finish; off properly. 2 v.tr. -- siisiitira (-dde)
  • rouse; wake up. v.tr.c. -- zuukusa (-izza)
  • row; paddle. v.tr. -- vuga (-ze)
  • ru v.i. -- saalimba (-ye)
  • rub bright; polish: v.tr. -- zigula (-dde)
  • rub off; brush off. v.tr. -- weeweeta (-se)
  • rub smooth with water. v.tr. -- sira (-ze)
  • rub smooth; polish. v.tr. -- wawula (-dde)
  • rub thin; polish. v.tr. -- wojjoola (-dde)
  • rub. v.tr. -- kulubuuta (-se)
  • rub. v.tr. -- kuuta (-se)
  • rub. v.tr. -- siimuula (-dde)
  • rule; control. v.tr. -- fuga (-ze)
  • rumble (as stone in hollow vessel); rattle. v.i. -- wulunguta (-se)
  • rumble (flatulence). v.i. -- kulumbuka (-se)
  • rumble; thunder: v.i. -- bukuta (-se)
  • rummage in; search; for: v.tr. -- tafuula (-dde)
  • run at jog- trot. v.i. -- sennyenta (-se)
  • run away from. v.i. -- dduka (`nziruse)
  • run away. v.i. & tr.refl. -- tegula (-dde)
  • run away; abscond. v.i. -- wambuka (-se)
  • run down; flow. v.i. -- kulukuta (-se)
  • run fast. v.i. -- birimbita (-se)
  • run fast. v.i. -- kwenyuka (-se)
  • run fast. v.i. -- sirimuka (-se)
  • run fast. v.i. -- wenyuka (-se)
  • run hard. v.i. -- bimbitta (-sse)
  • run heavily (like large animal). v.i. -- gabattuka (-se)
  • run in leaps. v.i. -- coppacoppa (-ye-ye)
  • run like rabbit.- v.i. -- pereppya (-ezza)
  • run off with wife or daughter of another. v.tr. -- wambula (-dde)
  • run off; scamper away. v.i. -- kwebuka (-se)
  • run to the assistance of. v.i.p. 2. -- dduukirira (`nziruukiri`dde)
  • run very fast with short strides; like a rabbit. v.i. -- pirippya (-ye)
  • run very fast. v.i.refl. -- wenya (-ye)
  • run. v.i. -- cenca (-ezza)
  • run. v.i. -- tyekula (-dde)
  • rush about; rush off in panic. v.i. -- paala (-dde)
  • rush through a gorge. v.i.refl. -- wagaanya (-yizza)
  • rust. v.i. -- talagga (-zze)
  • rustle (as dry leaves). v.i. -- kwakwaya (-ye)
  • rustle. v.i. -- kwaya (-ye)
  • rustle. v.i. -- pakala (-ze)
  • rut (animals). v.i. -- lundugga (-zze)
  • saddle (a riding animal). v.tr. -- tandiika (-se)
  • salute; greet. v.tr. -- lamusa (-izza)
  • satiate. v.tr.c. -- kkusa (-izza)
  • save; rescue; cure. v.tr. -- kola (-dde)
  • say in jest; with- out meaning it. v.i. -- saaga (-ze)
  • say to; tell. v.tr. -- gamba (-ye)
  • scare (animal). v.tr. -- baamuusa (-izza)
  • scare off (birds). v.tr. -- gu^^umula (-dde)
  • scarify. v.tr. -- concona (-ye)
  • scatter. v.i. -- tanta (- se)
  • scatter; spread abroad; sow. v.tr.red. -- yiwayiwa (-ye-ye)
  • scatter; sprinkle. v.tr. -- mansa (-izza)
  • scatter; sprinkle. v.tr. -- sansa (-izza)
  • scold. v.tr. -- junga (-ze)
  • scoop out adze; reduce thickness. v.tr. -- woola (-dde)
  • scoop out hurriedly. v.tr. -- yiikuula (-dde)
  • scorch. v.tr. -- engula (-dde)
  • scorch. v.tr. -- siiyika (-se)
  • scorch; burn; char. v.tr.c. -- siriiza (-izza)
  • scorn; despise: v.tr. -- gaya (-ye)
  • scrape ( v.tr. -- wala (-ze)
  • scrape off. v.tr. -- kokota (-se)
  • scrape. v.tr. -- walakata (-se)
  • scrape; scrape off. v.tr. -- kolokota (se)
  • scratch oneself. v.i.refl. -- kolobola (-dde)
  • scratch oneself. v.i.refl. -- takula (`nneetaku`dde)
  • scratch oneself. v.i.refl. -- yagula (-dde)
  • scratch oneself; become turbid: v.i.refl. -- siikuula (-dde)
  • scratch with the foot (animals).cf. v.i.refl. -- yaga (-ze)
  • scratch. v.tr. -- takula (-dde)
  • scratch. prov. v.tr. -- agula (`njagu`dde)
  • scratch; graze. v.tr. -- kolobola (-dde)
  • scratch; scrape. v.tr. -- kalakata (-se)
  • scribble on ground (when squatting or kneeling): v.tr.c. -- anjaza (-izza)
  • search everywhere; diligently. v.tr.intens. -- noonyereza (-rezza)
  • search for stolen property: v.tr. -- aza (-izza)
  • search for; find with difficulty. v.tr. -- wamma (-ye)
  • search in absent-minded way. v.i. -- wuuzuuma (-ye)
  • search in; rum- mage in; fig. sift; examine minutely. v.tr. -- wenja (-ze)
  • search minutely i v.tr.p. -- wenjeza (-ezza)
  • search: v.tr. -- fuuza (-izza)
  • season (meat with salt). v.tr. -- siwa (-ye)
  • season for; v.tr.p. -- siyira (-dde)
  • season; flavour; salt. v.tr. -- lunga (-ze)
  • seat properly; fix in proper position. v.i. & tr.c. -- tereeza (-ezza)
  • seat; offer a seat to. v.tr.c. -- tuuza (-izza)
  • see v.i. -- baamuuka (-se)
  • see far off. v.tr. -- lengera (-dde)
  • see; perceive; find: v.tr. -- laba (-ye)
  • seek after sthg. with excessive keenness. v.i. -- lafuubana (-ye)
  • seek; claim: v.tr. -- woona (-ye)
  • seize each other: v.rec. -- kwatagana (-ye)
  • select. v.tr. -- londoba (-ye)
  • select; choose. v.tr.refl. -- bonanya (-izza)
  • sell at profit; trade. v.tr. -- suubula (-dde)
  • sell: idioms: v.tr. -- tunda (-ze)
  • send away empty-handed. v.tr.c. -- koggosa (-ezza)
  • send away in a hurry. v.tr. -- bukuta (-se)
  • send into service of: v.tr.p. -- siigira (-dde)
  • send oneself. v.i. & tr.refl. -- tuma (-ye)
  • send to great height. 2 v.tr.c. -- tumbiiza (-izza)
  • send to war. v.tr.c. -- tabaaza (-izza)
  • send to: v.tr.p. -- tumira (-dde)
  • send; send for. v.tr. -- tuma (-ye)
  • sepa- rate oneself. v.i. & tr.refl. -- wala (-ze)
  • separate (com- batants). 2 v.tr. -- taasa (-izza)
  • separate oneself. v.i. & tr.refl. -- wala (-ze)
  • separate. v.i.refl. -- balababba (-ye)
  • serve; apportion food. v.tr. -- bega (`mbeze)
  • serve; bend to one side. v.i. -- wunjuka (-se)
  • set about; undertake. v.tr.p. -- toolera (-dde)
  • set at each other. v.tr.c.rec. -- saawaganya (-izza)
  • set at vari- ance. v.tr. -- taana (-ye)
  • set at variance. 2 throw into confusion. v.tr.c. -- sowaanya (-iz- za)
  • set fire to. v.tr.p. -- teekera (-dde)
  • set fire to. v.tr. -- yeekera (-dde)
  • set off (spring or trap). v.tr. -- masula (-dde)
  • set side by side. v.tr. -- komeka (-se)
  • set side by side; put together. v.tr.c. -- liraanya (-izza)
  • set side by side; set in line. v.tr. -- sengeka (-se)
  • set stroke (of paddlers). v.i. -- lamba (-ye)
  • set up in health; heal: v.tr.c. -- lamya (-izza)
  • set up- right (of posts in framework of house). v.tr.c. -- wangiza (-izza)
  • set up straight. v.tr. -- soobolola (-dde)
  • set; arrange in line v.tr. -- kolonga (-ze)
  • settle; fix (an epistaxis). v.tr. -- kanula (-dde)
  • sew. v.tr. -- kinda (-ze)
  • sew. v.tr. -- tunga (-ze)
  • shake (fig.):. his illness has shaken him badly. v.tr.rec.c. -- yiraayi- ranya (-izza)
  • shake about: v.i. -- sukumbuka (-se)
  • shake about: idiom. v.tr. -- sukumbula (-dde)
  • shake about; toss about. v.tr. -- suukunda (-ze)
  • shake off. v.tr.refl. -- sammula (-dde)
  • shake off; down; out. v.tr. -- kunkumula (-dde)
  • shake to and fro; maul. v.tr. -- yuuya (`njuuye)
  • shake. v.tr. -- nyegeekereza (-ezza)
  • shake; be loose. v.i. -- nyegenya (-ye)
  • shake; idiom. v.tr. -- kukumula (-dde)
  • shake; move; make to crakc. v.tr. -- kaaka (-se)
  • shake; rock about. v.tr.c. -- yuuguumya (-izza)
  • shake; rock to and fro. v.i. -- yuuguuma (-ye)
  • shake; trem- ble; vacillate. v.i. -- tengeeta (-se)
  • shake; wave about; be unstable. v.i. -- yuugana (-ye)
  • sharpe v.tr.c. -- tuza (-izza)
  • sharpen = v.tr.c. -- songoza (-ezza)
  • sharpen; grind (knife; ). v.tr. -- wagala (-dde)
  • shave at; for; v.t.p. -- mwera (`mmwedde)
  • shave oneself. v.i.refl. -- mwa (`nneemwedde)
  • shave. v.tr. -- mwa (`mmwedde)
  • shed branches. v.i. & tr.refl. -- wawaagula (-dde)
  • shed leaves. v.tr. -- waatula (-dde)
  • shed ski v.i. -- yibuka (-se)
  • shed skin (of a snake): v.i. & tr.refl. -- yubula (-dde)
  • shed skin. k v.i. -- yubuka (-se)
  • shell out of pod or husk. v.tr. -- susa (-izza)
  • shine; burn. v.i. -- segenya (-ye)
  • shine; glitter. v.i. -- masamasa (-izza)
  • shine; glitter. v.i. -- tunguutana (-ye)
  • shirk; be slack. v.i. -- daalimba (-ye)
  • shiver. v.i. -- jugumira (-dde)
  • shiver. v.i. -- tintima (-ye)
  • shiver. ` v.i. -- kukumuka (-se)
  • shlft blame on to sb. else. v.tr.refl. -- kobereza (-ezza)
  • shoot (arrow). v.tr. -- lasa (-izza)
  • shoot in air; hit or catch (sthg.) moving or in flight. v.tr. -- naga (-ze)
  • shoot through own goal in football. v.i.refl. -- teeba (-ye)
  • shout; make noise. v.i. -- leekaana (-ye)
  • show a light for. v.tr.p. -- mulisiza (-izza)
  • show aver- sion to: v.tr. -- nyinyimba (-ye)
  • show effrontery ; be insolent. v.i.c.refl. -- jangisa (-izza)
  • show off (as a warrior). v.i. -- goma (-ye)
  • show off; swagger. v.i.refl. -- waga (-ze)
  • show out. v.tr.c. -- kolobbya (-ezza)
  • show; exhibit. v.tr. -- oleka (-se)
  • show; offer to. v.tr.c. -- olesa (-ezza)
  • shrink; diminish in bulk. v.i.refl. -- veera (`nneevedde)
  • shrivel up. v.i. -- wowootoka (-se)
  • shuffle; sidle along stealthily as in stalking. v.i. -- kwetuka (-se)
  • shun; sniff at. v.tr. -- zingotoka (-se)
  • shut in: v.tr.p. -- ggalira (-dde)
  • shut oneself up at home. v.i. -- kamuka (-se)
  • shut up; in; at; v.tr.p.c. -- zibiza (-izza)
  • shut. v.c. -- buniza (-izza)
  • silence; impose silence on. v.tr.c. -- sirisa (-izza)
  • sing (of ears): v.i. -- wawaala (-dde)
  • sing for; to; v.tr.p. -- yimbira (-dde)
  • sing. v.i. & tr. -- yimba (-ye)
  • sink; be im- mersed: v.i. -- tubira (-dde)
  • sink; be immersed. v.i.refl. -- tutubika (-se)
  • sink; die away (of fire). v.i. -- zaama (-ye)
  • sink; disappear beneath. gen. v.i. -- saana (-ye)
  • sink; sub- side (soil). v.i. -- wuuguuma (-ye)
  • sip; savour; one's wine or food. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- nyuunyunsiriza (-rizza)
  • sit at ease; be settled. v.i. -- kkalira (-dde)
  • sit down carelessly anywhere. v.i.refl. -- butika (-se)
  • sit down heavily. v.i.refl. -- kkata (-se)
  • sit in authorityhe sits in the seats of the mighty. v.i. -- wa^^ama (-ye)
  • sit like a simpleton. v.i. -- londobala (-dde)
  • sit spread out; sprawl. v.i. -- butantala (-dde)
  • sit. v.i. -- tuula (-dde)
  • skid. Swah. v.i. -- pinduuka (-se)
  • skirt; run conterminous with. v.tr. -- kiyiriza (-rizza)
  • slamize. v.tr. -- wadimula (-dde)
  • slander. v.tr. -- geya (-ye)
  • slander. v.tr. -- konjera (-dde)
  • slander. v.tr. -- waayira (-dde)
  • slant; incline to one side. v.tr. -- wunzika (-se)
  • slant; incline. v.tr. -- bundula (-`dde)
  • slap. v.tr. -- wungiza (-izza)
  • slaughter. v.tr. -- sala (-ze)
  • slaughter; sacrifice. v.tr. -- tamba (-ye)
  • slave at. v.i. -- nyinyiitana (-ye)
  • sleep soundly. v.i. -- gona (-ye)
  • slink off. idiom. v.i. -- yiriba (-ye)
  • slip away; escape: v.i.refl. -- bba (`nne`bbye)
  • slip away; esp. of snakes. v.i.refl. -- mulula (-dde)
  • slip in; in- sert. v.tr.c. -- senseza (-ezza)
  • slip in; insert: v.tr. -- sonseka (-se)
  • slip into; push oneself into. v.i. & tr.refl. -- soweka (-se)
  • slip off back. v.i.rev. -- weekuka (-se)
  • slip past; avoid being seen. v.i.refl. -- kookoota (-se)
  • slip under (as support). v.tr. -- zizika (-se)
  • slip. v.i. -- mansuka (-se)
  • slip; break loose; fall. v.i. -- tenduka (-se)
  • slip; come unthreaded. v.i. -- wuluttuka (-se)
  • slip; fall from: ` v.i. -- neguka (-se)
  • slip; slide. v.i. -- terebuka (-se)
  • slit open. v.tr. -- wenula (-dde)
  • slobber; dribble in sleep: v.i. -- eregeza (-ezza)
  • smack lips when eating; = v.i. -- cankula (-dde)
  • smack lips when eating= v.i. -- sankula (-dde)
  • smack one's lips (after eating sthg. very tasty). v.i.refl. -- nuguuna (-ye)
  • smack the lips in satisfaction. v.i.refl. -- swankula (-dde)
  • smear; rub oneself with. v.i.refl. -- siiga (-ze)
  • smear; rub with: v.tr. -- siiga (-ze)
  • smear; smear on (esp. oil or butter on body). v.tr. -- saaba (-ye)
  • smell bad. v.i. -- sooloola (-dde)
  • smell: v.tr.p. -- wunyira (-dde)
  • smell; have smell. v.i. -- wunya (-ye)
  • smile at. v.tr.p. -- sekera (-dde)
  • smile slightly. v.i. -- seenyaseenya (-ye)
  • smile slightly; on the sly: idiom. v.i. -- mwega (-ze)
  • smile. v.i. -- mwenya (-ye)
  • smoke over fire to make supple. v.tr. -- babula (-dde)
  • smoke. v.tr.c. -- ttunsa (-izza)
  • smoke; fumigate (bark-cloth). v.tr. -- oteza (-ezza)
  • smoke; rise (of smoke). v.i. -- nyooka (-se)
  • smooth; polish. v.tr. -- kulira (-dde)
  • snap; break asunder; burst. v.i.c.refl. -- yabya (-bizza)
  • snatch at; snatch away. v.tr. -- sikambula (-dde)
  • snatch away. v.tr. -- kotoggera (-dde)
  • snatch away. v.tr. -- makula (-dde)
  • snatch away; grab. v.tr. -- kwakkula (-dde)
  • snatch away; pluck out. v.tr. -- nokola (-dde)
  • snatch. v.tr. -- katula (-dde)
  • sniff (snuff) Swah. v.tr. -- nunsa (-izza)
  • sniff the air. v.i. -- lerukana (-ye)
  • sniff. v.i. & tr. -- feesa (-ezza)
  • sniff; get scent of. v.tr. -- konga (-ze)
  • sniff; smell: v.tr. p. 2. c. & intens. -- wunyiriza (-rizza)
  • snivel.; and v.i. -- fiza (-zizza)
  • snore. v.i. -- fuluuta (-se)
  • snort with con- tempt: v.i. -- nuga (-ze)
  • snuff; snort. v.i. -- wagaza (-izza)
  • snuffle; v.i. -- fufuza (-izza)
  • soak. v.tr. -- ogota (-se)
  • sob. v.i. -- jjonkera (-dde)
  • soil. v.tr.c. -- fumya (-izza)
  • soliloquize: v.i. & tr.refl. -- wuunuunya (-izza)
  • soliloquize; mumble to oneself (as when asleep). v.i. & tr.refl. -- wuununya (yiz- za)
  • soothe; sing lullaby to: v.tr.p. -- woowootera (-dde)
  • sound (of cries of alarm): v.i. -- takira (-dde)
  • sound the alarm (drums): prov. v.i. -- lawa (-ye)
  • sound; detonate; ring (bell). v.i. -- vuga (-ze)
  • sow; sow seed in. v.tr. -- siga (-ze)
  • spare; pre- serve from. v.tr.c. -- taliza (-izza)
  • speak about oneself unasked. v.i.refl. -- tettula (`nneete`ttu- `dde)
  • speak affec- tedly. v.i. -- teregga (-zze)
  • speak affectedly in falsetto voice = v.i. -- kejjebera (-dde)
  • speak affectedly in falsetto voice = v.i. -- kekkera (-dde)
  • speak angrily. v.i. -- kaabuka (-se)
  • speak evil of; revile. v.tr.refl. -- yana (ye)
  • speak falteringly (as in old age). v.i. -- jegemera (-dde)
  • speak fluently; say off pat. v.i. -- tontoma (-ye)
  • speak ill of; decry: v.tr.refl. -- kokkera (-dde)
  • speak in a silly way. v.i. -- fulittikana (-ye)
  • speak in riddles; make puns. v.i. -- gerenjula (-dde)
  • speak indistinctly. v.i. -- lebetterera (-dde)
  • speak indistinctly; incoherently. v.i. -- vulungutana (-ye)
  • speak jeeringly. v.i. -- didimbuka (-se)
  • speak lan- guidly; drawl. v.i. -- golooma (-ye)
  • speak out; tell sb. to his (her) face: v.tr.p. -- atulira (dde)
  • speak through nose. v.i. -- (^)^o^^onta (-se)
  • speak unintell- gibly. Also v.i. -- joboja (-ze)
  • speak with deep voice: v.i. -- doodooma (-ye)
  • speak words which are said in children's game of kitinto. v.i. -- tinta (-se)
  • speak; say; talk: v.i. -- ogera (-dde)
  • spear to death wounded man; or animal. v.tr. -- sogga (-zze)
  • spear; har- poon (fish; esp. ). v.tr. -- swaga (-ze)
  • spear; pierce. v.tr. -- sabaggula (-dde)
  • spend the day; do all day: v.i. -- siiba (-ye)
  • spill on to; into; : v.tr.p. -- yiikira (-dde)
  • spill; he upset. v.i. -- lunduka (-se)
  • spin round; turn on its axis. v.i.refl. -- kulungula (-dde)
  • spin. v.i.refl. -- bonga (`nneebonze)
  • spin: v.tr. -- bonga (`mmonze)
  • spit. v.i. -- fujja (-zze)
  • spit. v.tr. -- wandula (-dde)
  • splash; bespatter. v.tr. -- sambattula (-dde)
  • split (firewood) with hands; cut wood lengthwise.kw- v.tr. -- bajjula (-dde)
  • split down the middle. v.tr. -- lyebula (-dde)
  • split in half. v.i. -- lyebuka (-se)
  • split off;; be chipped. v.i. -- bejjuka (ebejjuse)
  • split open and spread. on ground (plantain trunk). v.tr. -- woolera (-dde)
  • split trunks of plantain trees (preparatory to laying them on the ground) v.tr. -- gogombolola (-dde)
  • splutter; roar (of blazing fire). v.i. -- tuntumuka (-se)
  • spoil by making a favourite of. -biite v.tr. -- biita (se)
  • spoil; rot; go bad (of food). v.i. -- gaga (-ze)
  • spoil; turn black (of fruit). v.i. -- swankula (-dde)
  • sponge on; defraud. v.tr. -- kupaakupanya (-izza)
  • sport; frolic. v.i. -- sandaala (-dde)
  • sport; frolic. v.i. -- tiguka (-se)
  • spout; gush out. v.i. -- sulula (-dde)
  • sprawl; expose oneself in unseemly manner. v.i.refl. -- tiiruula (-dde)
  • spread (of sore). v.i. -- sagguka (-se)
  • spread (of sore). v.i. -- sajjuka (-se)
  • spread about. v.tr. -- sansula (-dde)
  • spread everywhere. v.tr.p. 2. intens. -- yiririra (-dde)
  • spread oneself. v.i.refl. -- bunya (-izza)
  • spread out for: v.tr.p. -- aliira (-dde)
  • spread out. v.i. -- seeteera (-dde)
  • spread out; unfold: v.tr. -- anja (-nze)
  • spread. v.tr.c. -- kamuza (-zizza)
  • spread: v.i. -- caakaala (-dde)
  • spread; lay out mats; make bed: v.tr. -- ala (`njaze)
  • spread; swell. v.i. -- tumbuka (-se)
  • spread;; swell. v.tr. -- tumbula (-dde)
  • spring from. v.i. -- sinziira (-dde)
  • sprinkle in; on; for. v.tr.p. -- mansira (-dde)
  • sprinkle on; powder. v.tr. -- mamirira (-dde)
  • sprinkle water on fire. v.tr. -- tabira (-dde)
  • sprinkle water on fire; wash down (hot food with cold water). v.tr. -- vubiriza (-rizza)
  • sprinkle; spatter. v.tr. -- sammula (-dde)
  • sprout (of seed just sown). v.i. -- meruka (-se)
  • sprout. v.i. -- mera (-ze)
  • sprout. v.i. -- sibuka (-se)
  • spruce oneself up. v.i.refl. -- mosoggola (-dde)
  • spurt out; be squirted; exude: v.i. -- tiiriika (-se)
  • spy out. v.tr. -- tata (-se)
  • spy out; ascertain: v.tr. -- linga (-ze)
  • spy; spy out. v.tr. -- ketta (-sse)
  • squabble = v.i.rec. -- kwakwalikana (-ye)
  • squabble. = v.i.rec. -- twatwalikana (-ye)
  • squash; squeeze hard. v.tr. -- togonyola (-dde)
  • squat and show posterior. v.i. -- wolongerera (-dde)
  • squat down (said of small children at stool). v.i. -- fukama (-ye)
  • squat down = v.i. -- sitama (-ye)
  • squat on haunches. v.i. -- sundaala (-dde)
  • squat with knees apart. v.i. -- talama (-ye)
  • squat; sit on haunches. v.i. -- kondoola (-dde)
  • squat; sit on haunches. v.i. -- sutama (-ye)
  • squeeze against: v.tr.p. -- nyigira (-dde)
  • squeeze out juice from fruit or pus from abscess). v.tr. -- kamula (-dde)
  • squeeze out; press out; for; at; etc. v.tr.p. -- kamulira (-dde)
  • squeeze tight = v.tr. -- nyuntula (-dde)
  • squeeze tightly; pinch (as shoes). v.tr. -- miima (-ye)
  • squeeze very tight. = v.tr. -- nyuutula (-dde)
  • squeeze; press dow v.tr. -- nyigootola (-dde)
  • squeeze; press: v.tr. -- nyiga (-ze)
  • stab; pierce. v.tr. -- fumita (-se)
  • stack; pile up (bricks; books; v.tr. -- panga (-ze)
  • stagger from exhaustion (as on long journey). v.i. -- sinziina (-ye)
  • stagger. v.i. -- taga (-ze)
  • stagger. v.i. -- talanduka (-se)
  • stagger: v.i. -- enjeera (-dde)
  • stagger; totter. v.i. -- tagatta (-sse)
  • stagger; totter; wobble. v.i. -- zunga (-ze)
  • stalk. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- soonookereza (-ezza)
  • stammer; speak hesitatingly (like a child learning to talk). v.i. -- bujjabujjana (-ye)
  • stammer; stutter. v.i. -- naanaagira (-dde)
  • stand aside. v.i.refl. -- sendula (dde)
  • stand astride. v.i.refl. -- yanjala (-dde)
  • stand in the way of. v.t. -- fubira (-dde)
  • stand motionless. v.i. -- langaala (-dde)
  • stand on one leg. v.i. -- yigulira (-dde)
  • stand on one's head. v.i.refl. -- fuula (-dde)
  • stand up disrespectfully instead of kneeling. v.i. -- tagalala (-dde)
  • stand up suddenly. v.i. -- buguka (-se)
  • stand up to; face (danger). v.tr. -- tambala (-dde)
  • stand up: v.i.p. 2. intens. -- yimirira (-dde)
  • stand up; cause to get up. v.tr.c. -- golokosa (-ezza)
  • stand up; get up: v.r. -- golokoka (-se)
  • stare vacantly; stupidly. v.i. -- samaala (-dde)
  • stare. v.i.c.refl. -- tunuza (-izza)
  • stare; idiotically; vacantly. v.i. -- lolobala (-dde)
  • start ; take alarm. v.i. & tr.refl. -- kanga (-ze)
  • start a quarrel; provoke: v.i. & tr.refl. -- sonsa (-ezza)
  • start; pop; out of head. v.i. -- zongoka (-se)
  • start; provoke: v.tr. -- naawuula (-dde)
  • startle; threaten. v.tr. -- kanga (-ze)
  • stay a long time; become settled: v.i. -- nana (-ye)
  • steal away; escape. v.i.refl. -- bba (`nne`bbye)
  • steal away; slip off. v.i. -- seebulukuka (-se)
  • steal one by one. v.tr. -- somola (-dde)
  • steal. v.i. -- somboola (-dde)
  • steal: v.i. & tr. -- bba (`nzibye)
  • steal; filch = v.tr. -- pwankula (-dde)
  • steal; plun- der. v.tr. -- nyakula (-dde)
  • steal; snatch: v.tr. -- pakula (-dde)
  • stealthily avoid; shun: v.tr.refl. -- gana (-ye)
  • sterilize; check (only of syphilis); immunize. v.tr. -- sibaga (-ze)
  • stick in mud; sit in dirt (out of naughtiness or humility). v.i.refl. -- tubika (-se)
  • stick in the mud. v.i.refl. -- dubika (-se)
  • stick to sb.; importune. v.tr.refl. -- kukuutiriza (-rizza)
  • stink. v.i. -- cuuma (-ye)
  • stir and dis- solve in water. v.tr. -- yenga (-ze)
  • stir up; mix. idiom. v.tr. -- tabula (-dde)
  • stir up; upset. v.tr. -- tabangula (-dde)
  • stir with stick or spoon (e.g. thick porridge); churn up with feet (mud; ). v.tr. -- vooto(lo)la (-dde)
  • stir. Swah. v.tr. -- kologa (-ze)
  • stitch; sew. Swah. v.tr. -- sona (-ye)
  • stitch; tack. v.tr. -- satta (sse)
  • stoop = v.i. -- kotama (-ye)
  • stoop; bend dow v.i. -- vuunama (-ye)
  • stop from. v.tr. -- tangira (-dde)
  • stop up; plug up: v.tr. -- konja (-ze)
  • straighten. v.tr. -- lambulula (-dde)
  • straighten; guide. v.tr.c. -- lu^^amya (-izza)
  • strain. cast down: idiom. v.tr. -- genekera (-dde)
  • strain; filter. v.tr. -- sengejja (-zze)
  • strain; stretch:. idioms. v.tr. -- tega (-ze)
  • stray; to; at; v.i.p. -- wabira (-dde)
  • stream out in a crowd. v.i. -- sombooka (-se)
  • strengthen. v.tr.c. -- kakasa (-izza)
  • stretch one's limbs. v.i.refl. -- wawamula (-dde)
  • stretch oneself. v.i.refl. -- golola (-dde)
  • stretch oneself. v.i.refl. -- nuula (-dde)
  • stretch out (legs). v.tr. -- lannamya (-izza)
  • stretch out legs in front of one when seated. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- lambiikiriza (-rizza)
  • stretch out legs when sitting down. v.i. -- lannama (-ye)
  • strew; spread grass on floor. v.tr. -- sasira (-dde)
  • stride; take a long step (e.g. from rock to rock). v.i. -- tanda (-ze)
  • strike (root). v.i. -- loka (-se)
  • strike repeatedly; tap. v.i. & tr. -- kubaakuba (-ye-ye)
  • strike; v.tr.p. -- kubira (-dde)
  • strike; beat. v.tr. -- baalinga (`mbaalinze)
  • strike; beat. v.tr. -- maanyuula (-dde)
  • strike; hit. v.tr. -- danyiza (-izza)
  • strip a field. v.tr. -- kundula (-dde)
  • strip off its leaves.a. v.tr. -- menyeza (-ezza)
  • strive hard. v.i. & tr. -- watanya (-izza)
  • stroll up and down. v.i. -- baalabaala (-dde)
  • stroll:. prov. freedom is a great blessing. v.i. -- taalataala (-dde)
  • stroll; idle. v.i. -- lendera (-dde)
  • stroll; walk in a leisurely way like a cow. v.i.refl. -- siira (-dde)
  • struggle against great odds. v.i.refl. -- vunvubika (-se)
  • struggle along with excessively heavy burden. v.i. -- kalakalana (-dde)
  • struggle with heavy load = v.tr. -- sengeesa (-ezza)
  • struggle; resist arrest. v.i.refl. -- sikaasikanya (-izza)
  • strut about. v.i.refl. -- rokobya (-bezza)
  • strut definatly. v.i.refl. -- kalakaasa (-izza)
  • strut. v.i. -- kulukumba (-ye)
  • strut. v.i. -- kutuggiza (-izza)
  • strut; swagger. v.i. -- kinnimba (-ye)
  • strut; walk like a wader bird. v.i. -- daadiira (-dde)
  • stuff (food). v.tr. -- vuubiika (-se)
  • stuff food into the mouth hurriedly. v.i. & tr.p.c. -- fundiikiriza (-izza)
  • stuff; gorge on (food). v.i. -- tetevvula (-dde)
  • stum- ble; trip up. v.i.refl. -- sittala (-dde)
  • stumble. v.i. -- sirittuka (-se)
  • stumble; trip. v.i. -- sinzittuka (-se)
  • stunt the growth; v.tr.c. -- kangabaza (-izza)
  • stupefy. v.tr. -- wungutula (-dde)
  • stupefy; astonish. v.tr.c.refl. -- wuunyisa (-izza)
  • sub- side. v.i.refl. -- yegulula (-dde)
  • subdue. v.tr.c. -- jeemula (-dde)
  • submit; be subdued. v.i. -- jeemuka (-se)
  • subside; collapse. v.i. -- yegaayega (-ze-ze)
  • succeed from father to son. v.i.rec. -- sikirana (-ye)
  • succeed to; be heir to. v.tr.p. -- sikira (-dde)
  • suck incessantly. v.i. & tr.p. 2. intens. -- yon- kerera (-dde)
  • suck the cheeks. v.refl. -- rya (-ridde)
  • suck. v.tr. -- nuuna (-ye)
  • suck. v.tr. -- nyuunyunta (-se)
  • suck; take the breast. idiom. he is very well (of a baby). v.i. & tr. -- yonka (-se)
  • suckle incessantly. v.tr. p. 2. c. -- yonkereza (-ezza)
  • suckle; offer breast to. v.tr.c. -- yonsa (-ezza)
  • suffer a mis- fortune; hurt I got my bicycle spoilt (dirty) and was angry. v.i.p.pass. -- onoonekerwa (-ddwa)
  • suffer from wind after overeathg: v.i. -- bubula (-`dde)
  • sup- port oneself on. v.tr.p.refl. -- wagira (-dde)
  • sup- port with patience; endure. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- gumiikiriza (-rizza)
  • support oneself. v.i.refl. -- yegeka (nneeyegese)
  • support: v.tr. -- ganzikira (-dde)
  • surfeit; make sick of: v.tr.c. -- nyiya (-izza)
  • surmount: v.tr. -- vvuunuka (-se)
  • surpass each other in turn. v.i.rec. -- kirana (-ye)
  • surpass: v.i. & tr. -- singa (-ze)
  • surpass; exceed: v.tr. -- kira (ze)
  • surprise; overtake (and thus make late): v.tr.p. 2. -- keererera (-dde)
  • surround; besiege. v.tr. -- talaaga (-ze)
  • suspend; balance. v.tr.c. -- leebeesa (-ezza)
  • swagger; show off. v.i. -- daala (nda`dde)
  • Swah. be late. Also v.i. -- ceerewa (-ye)
  • swallow. idioms: v.tr. -- mira (-ze)
  • swarm (as of maggots or young locusts). v.i. -- teevuunya (-ye)
  • swarm; crowd. v.i. -- buyaana (-ye)
  • swear allegiance to. v.tr.p. -- werera (-dde)
  • swear; vow. v.i. & tr. -- layira (-dde)
  • sweat; perspire. v.i. -- tuuyana (-ye)
  • sweep. For further information on the rules of sound change students are referred to grammars of the language. v.tr. -- era (`njeze)
  • sweeten. v.tr. -- tu^^ununya (-izza)
  • swell = v.i. -- zimbagatana (-ye)
  • swell up; be puffed up. v.i. -- yimbulukuka (-se)
  • swell. v.i. -- wuukiira (-dde)
  • swell: v.i. -- zimba (-ye)
  • swim. v.i. -- wuga (-ze)
  • swing to and fro; rock as in churning. v.tr. -- suuba (-ye)
  • swing to and fro; wave. v.tr. -- wuuba (-ye)
  • swing; hang loose. v.i. -- lagaya (-ye)
  • swoon away. v.i. -- taawa (-ye)
  • take a dislike to. v.i.pass. -- nyiyibwa (-iddwa)
  • take a nap; `have forty winks'. v.i. -- wujjaala (-dde)
  • take a pride in fine language. v.i.refl. -- kekkeza (-ezza)
  • take a road: v.i. & tr. -- laga (-ze)
  • take a siesta. v.i. -- gandaala (-dde)
  • take away all reserve; dishonour. v.tr. -- jegula (-dde)
  • take away quickly: v.tr. -- kandula (-dde)
  • take bit by bit; glea v.i. -- sonsoma (-ye)
  • take by surprise. idiom. very good food which procures sleep. -gimbe v.tr. -- gimba (-ye)
  • take cap-tive. v.tr. -- wamba (-ye)
  • take care of oneself. v.i. & tr.refl. -- kuuma (-ye)
  • take counsel; confer. v.i. & tr. -- teesa (-ezza)
  • take credit for. v.tr.refl. -- tenda (-ze)
  • take down (sthg. which is hanging up). v.tr.rev. -- wanula (-dde)
  • take down; demolish (building). v.tr.rev. -- zimbulula (-dde)
  • take French leave. English slang `sling one's hook'. v.i.refl. -- roba (-ye)
  • take great dislike to each other; fall out. v.i.rec.pass. -- tamaganwa (-iddwa)
  • take hen off eggs. v.rev. -- biikulula (dde)
  • take into service. v.tr.c. -- senza (-ezza)
  • take into service. v.tr.c. -- senza (-ezza)
  • take leave of; say good-bye to. v.tr. -- siibula (-dde)
  • take leave; depart. v.i. -- siibuka (-se)
  • take long strides. v.i. -- nyaanyuka (-se)
  • take no interest in; attach no importance to: v.tr.p. -- gayaalira (-dde)
  • take no notice of. v.i. -- latta (-sse)
  • take no notice. v.i. -- nigiina (-ye)
  • take notice of; bethink oneself of: v.tr.p.c.refl. -- jjuukiriza (-izza)
  • take off (shoes). v.tr.rev. -- sendulula (-dde)
  • take off sb.'s head. v.tr.rev. -- tikkula (-dde)
  • take off spell; exorcise: v.tr.rev. -- tambulula (-dde)
  • take one a more grown-up appearance (of a newly born baby). v.i. -- bogga (-`zze)
  • take one- self in from sun. v.i.refl. -- yanula (-dde)
  • take one's leave; depart (visitor). v.i. rev. -- kyaluka (-se)
  • take oneself off. v.i.refl.p. -- gendera (-dde)
  • take out (handle; ): v.tr.rev. -- wangula (-dde)
  • take out from sling on back. v.tr.rev. -- weekula (-dde)
  • take out of line; detach. v.tr.rev. -- tungula (-dde)
  • take out of sun; in from drying. v.tr.rev. -- anula (-dde)
  • take out of sun; in from drying. v.tr.rev. -- anula (-dde)
  • take over (ferry). kw v.tr. -- wungula (-dde)
  • take pains; toil. kakulu^^ano; v.i. -- kulu^^ana (-ye)
  • take pity on. v.tr. -- taatira (-dde)
  • take relish with main dish. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- lumiriza (-rizza)
  • take skin off; blister; v.tr. -- bambula (`mmambu`dde)
  • take the chill off; warm up. v.tr.p.c. -- uguumiriza (-izza)
  • take thought for; have consideration for: v.tr. -- ganira (-dde)
  • take to flight. v.i. -- walala (-dde)
  • take to; send to; as present. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- weereza (-rezza)
  • take trouble on behalf of. v.tr.p. -- takabanira (-dde)
  • take trouble on; at; v.tr.p. -- teru(n)kanira (-dde)
  • take trouble over; spend much effort on: v.tr.rec.p. -- teganira (-dde)
  • take trouble. v.i. -- kulubba (-ye)
  • take trouble; be busy. v.i. -- teru(n)kana (-ye)
  • take trouble; be zealous. v.i. -- takabana (-ye)
  • take up position; take one's stand: idiom. v.i. -- yima (-ye)
  • take with great care. v.tr.p. 2. c. -- kwatiriza (-rizza)
  • take; carry away. v.tr. -- toola (-dde)
  • take; lead away hurriedly. v.tr.refl. -- sisa (-iza)
  • take; show; round. v.tr.c. -- lambuza (-izza)
  • talk `double Dutch'; `talk back-slang. v.i. -- dikya (`ndikizza)
  • talk fast and slur words; jabber. v.i. -- sabuliza (-izza)
  • talk in a high- pitched voice. v.i. -- gegenga (-ze)
  • talk in order to distract attention fom oneself. v.i.p. 2. c.refl. -- gambiriza (-rizza)
  • talk in order to distract attention from oneself. v.i.p. 2. c. refl. -- gambiriza (-rizza)
  • talk incessantly. v.i. -- ejja (-zze)
  • talk nonsense. v.i. -- dobonkana (-ye)
  • talk nonsense; ` waflle'. v.i. -- buyaabuyana (-ye)
  • talk tittle tattle; scandalous gossip. v.i.refl. -- temaatema (-ye-ye)
  • talk to oneself; soliloquize. v.i.c.refl. -- yogeza (-ezza)
  • talk too much. v.i. -- legesa (-ye)
  • talk with a burr; talk thickly. v.i. -- kululiza (-za)
  • tangle; cause to cross one over the other. v.tr.rec.c. -- gombaganya (-izza)
  • tantalize; taunt. v.tr. -- kookoonya (-ezza)
  • tantalize; taunt. v.tr. -- kwenyakwenya (-ye)
  • tap tenta- tively; try out drum: v.tr. -- siinya (-izza)
  • taper; grow slender. v.i. -- sondowala (-dde)
  • tarnish; cause to lose gloss. v.tr. -- siiwuula (-dde)
  • taste acrid; irritate. v.i. -- koota (-se)
  • taste. v.tr. -- minsa (-izza)
  • taste; ge v.tr. -- lega (-ze)
  • teach to read or pray. v.tr.c. -- somesa (-ezza)
  • teach to sing. v.tr.c. -- yimbisa (-izza)
  • teach: v.tr. -- yigiriza (-izza)
  • tear away from: ` v.tr. -- kotola (-dde)
  • tear in pieces. v.tr. -- taagula (-dde)
  • tear meat; eat voraciously. v.tr. -- juja (-ze)
  • tear off (e.g. banana leaf). v.tr. -- kooza (-ezza)
  • tear. v.i. -- yulika (-se)
  • tear. v.tr.c. -- yulisa (-izza)
  • tear; rend. - v.tr.c. -- yuza (-izza)
  • tear; slash; break into small pieces. v.tr. -- sensula (-dde)
  • tease; provoke. v.tr. -- leekeeza (-ezza)
  • tell fables; spin a yarn: v.tr. -- fuma (-ye)
  • tell for; at; tell him for us. v.tr.p. -- gambira (-dde)
  • tell tall stories; pitch a good yarn. v.i.pass. -- dongwa (`ndongeddwa)
  • tell; proclaim. v.tr. -- buulira (-dde)
  • terminate visit. v.i.rev. -- kyala. (`^^enyuse)
  • terrify. v.tr. -- tengula (-dde)
  • thank for; : v.tr.p. -- siimira (-dde)
  • thank. Thank you! v.i. & tr.c.refl. -- yanza (-izza)
  • thatch. v.tr. -- sereka (-se)
  • thin out (seedlings). v.tr. -- ggiza (-izza)
  • think highly of oneself; be con- ceited. v.i. & tr.refl. -- wulira (-dde)
  • think of: v.tr.p. -- lowooleza (-ezza)
  • think to be like to; discover resemblance to: v.tr.c. -- faananya (-izza)
  • think; judge worthy of: v.tr.p.c. -- gwanyiza (-izza)
  • think; suppose. v.tr. -- lowooza (-ezza)
  • thrash; beat. v.tr. -- timpula (-dde)
  • thread; weave; grass or sticks; etc. v.tr. -- kanda (-ze)
  • throb: v.i. & tr. -- bobba (-bo`bbye)
  • throb; pul- sate: v.i. -- tundugga (-zze)
  • throb; pulsate. v.i. -- tujja (-zze)
  • throw (sthg.) over shoulders: ` v.tr. -- nagira (-dde)
  • throw (stick at opponent's stick) in game of v.tr. -- solya (-ye)
  • throw (weapon). v.tr. -- jugunya (-izza)
  • throw as in game of idiom. v.tr. -- ippa (-ye)
  • throw at; to; for; v.tr.p. -- sawukira (-dde)
  • throw back one's head v.i. -- lalama (-ye)
  • throw back; or down. v.tr.c. -- galamya (-mizza)
  • throw down heavily: v.tr. -- bemula (ebemu`dde)
  • throw in wresting. v.tr. -- ziringula (-dde)
  • throw in wrestling. ku-kuba ekigwo. v.tr. -- megga (-zze)
  • throw into confusion. v.tr. -- tagaalikanya (-izza)
  • throw into panic: he who throws the market into panic takes no account of the cripples (who will be trampled on in the crush). v.tr. -- tuuga (-ze)
  • throw into panic; cause birds to fly. = v.tr. -- tuntumula (-dde)
  • throw into turmoil. v.tr. -- vujjungula (-dde)
  • throw off disease by magic rite of passing through cleft plantain stem.cf. v.i. & tr. -- naabuula (-dde)
  • throw one- self to ground with boom: v.i.refl. -- tujja (-zze)
  • throw oneself full length. v.i.refl. -- galangajja (-zze)
  • throw oneself into or through: v.i. refl. -- vumbika (-se)
  • throw sideways as in wrestling: v.tr. -- berula (-dde)
  • throw to each other. v.i. & tr.rec. -- suuliragana (-ye)
  • throw to ground; let drop. v.tr. -- lekula (-dde)
  • throw to one another (of short distances; v.rec. -- bakana (-ye)
  • throw to the ground: v.tr. -- kenya (-ezza)
  • throw to; for; v.tr.p. -- suulira (-dde)
  • throw up earth (animal burrowing or plant shoothg). v.tr. -- fukula (-dde)
  • throw violently to ground (in wrest- ling). v.tr. -- megguza (-izza)
  • throw. v.tr. -- sawuka (-se)
  • throw. v.tr. -- suula (-dde)
  • throw; hurl. v.tr. -- kanyuga (-ze)
  • throw; hurl. v.tr. -- kasuka; (-se)
  • throw; project with whizzing noise. v.tr. -- vuumuula (-dde)
  • thrust in; pack in; fill in spaces (reeds). v.tr. -- soka (-se)
  • thud. v.i. & tr. -- ggunda (-ze)
  • thump; pum- mel. v.tr. -- tujjula (-dde)
  • thump; pummel. v.tr. -- funtula (-dde)
  • tickle. masturbate. v.tr. -- nyonyogera (-dde)
  • tidy over; titivate. v.tr. -- bennanya (-izza)
  • tie in long bundle. v.tr. -- sekesa (-ezza)
  • tie loosely: v.tr. -- jenjeeka (-se)
  • tie tightly. v.tr. -- tippa (-ye)
  • tie up. v.tr. -- gongola (-dde)
  • tie very tight. cf v.tr. -- nyuunyuula (-dde)
  • tie. v.tr. -- kaliga (-ze)
  • tie; fasten; tie by the leg. v.tr. -- lijja (-zze)
  • tie; lace; oneself. v.i.refl. -- tuggiza (-izza)
  • tie; lace; oneself. v.i.refl. -- tu'ggiza (-izza)
  • tighten; strain; draw taut. v.tr. -- leega (-ze)
  • tingle; be hot: v.i. -- balabaata (-se)
  • tingle; smart. v.i. -- jigija (-ze)
  • tint; paint; colour. v.tr. -- tona (-ye)
  • tipple: v.i. & tr. refl. -- kaawa (-ye)
  • tipple; booze. v.i. -- kaawuula (-dde)
  • tipple; drain to the dregs. v.tr.refl. -- kamirira (-dde)
  • tire one- self out; be `moithered'; in a flurry. v.i. -- pikaapikana (-ye)
  • topple dow v.i. -- walannuka (-se)
  • toss about (as a ship on waves; v.i.refl. -- sunda (-ze)
  • toss about (in illness); be at last gasp. v.i. -- buga (-ze)
  • toss about restlessly. v.i. -- kubiira (-dde)
  • toss head. v.i. -- maguka (-se)
  • toss with horns. v.tr. -- sena (-ye)
  • totter; fidget. v.i. -- kunkuna (-ye)
  • totter; reel. v.i. -- yenja (-ze)
  • totter; stagger. v.i. -- tagalimba (-ye)
  • totter; swerve about. v.i. -- goyana (-ye)
  • touch (sore place); hurt: v.tr. -- kosa (-ezza)
  • touch things flippantly. v.i.refl. -- makula (-dde)
  • toy; chaff; flirt. v.i. -- ketuka (-se)
  • tr. v. -- tandiikulula (-dde)
  • track. v.tr. -- ziga (-ze)
  • track; follow after. v.tr. -- londoola (-dde)
  • track; trace. v.tr. -- teregenya (-ye)
  • trail the leg: v.i. -- jogoba (-ye)
  • tramp as of many people passing. v.i. -- lindimuka (-se)
  • trample; roll over on ground. v.tr. -- kulukuunya (-izza)
  • transcribe; copy out. v.tr.rev. -- wanduukulula (-dde)
  • transform. v.tr.c. -- fuusa (-izza)
  • transplant with earth about the roots. v.tr. -- butula (-`dde)
  • transplant. v.tr.c. -- simbuliza (-izza)
  • trap; circumvent. idiom. v.tr. -- keba (-ye)
  • travel rapidly. v.i. -- paapiira (-dde)
  • travel with husband; be camp-follower (woman). v.i. -- sebeya (-ye)
  • traverse by means of: v.tr.c. -- abuza (`njabuzizza)
  • traverse by swimming. v.tr.p. 2. intens. -- wugirira (-dde)
  • treat a sick case: v.tr. -- ganga (-ze)
  • treat con- temptuously: v.tr. -- jolonga (-ze)
  • treat generously; distribute lavishly (as King to his subjects). v.tr.rev. -- gabula (-dde)
  • treat over- indulgently. v.tr. -- tiitiibya (-izza)
  • treat rudely; insolently.cf. ku v.tr. -- kimbuula (-dde)
  • treat with affected care. v.tr. -- tiriboosa (-ye)
  • treat with care; consideration. v.tr. -- bembeza (`mmembezezza)
  • treat with disrespect: v.tr. -- weebuula (-dde)
  • treat with great care; respect. v.tr. -- kusika (-se)
  • treat with sarcasm; chaff. v.tr. -- kiina (-ye)
  • treat; act towards. don't be insolent to. v.i. & tr.p. -- girira (-dde)
  • treat; too lightly: v.i. -- dambya (-izza)
  • tremble because of. v.ip. -- kankanira (-dde)
  • tremble continuously. v.i.p. 2. refl. -- tintimirira (-dde)
  • tremble with cold or fear. v.i. -- tiitiira (-dde)
  • tremble. v.i. -- tengera (-dde)
  • tremble; shake with excitement; be dumbfounded. v.i. -- kankanuka (-se)
  • tremble;; shake; quake. v.i. -- kankana (-ye)
  • trickle down; pour: v.i. -- ttulukuka (-se)
  • trip. v.tr. -- sinzittula (-dde)
  • trot along. v.i. -- ejjemba (-ye)
  • trot away (child). v.i. -- piryappirya (-izza)
  • trot or run painfully; limp along (as at end of long journey). v.i. -- kayakkaya (`nkaye`kkaye)
  • trot painfully. v.i. -- yandayanda (-ze-ze)
  • trot. v.i. -- kutakkuta (-se)
  • trot. v.i. -- salabatta (-sse)
  • trot. v.i. -- tina (-ye)
  • trot. v.i. -- tyagira (-dde)
  • trot; get out of place. v.i. -- sattira (-dde)
  • trouble; upset. v.tr. -- fuukuula (-dde)
  • trudge wearily; when wet through after rain. v.i. -- joonajoona (-ye-ye)
  • trust; have confidence in. See under v.tr.p.refl. -- yabiza (-izza)
  • try again and again; persevere. v.i. -- nyonyoogana (-ye)
  • try every means. v.i. -- gerengetanya (-izza)
  • try hard to contrive; v.i. intens. -- tetenkanyiriza (-rizza)
  • try on (clothing; go and try it on (e.g. coat e'kkooti). v.tr.refl. -- gezaamu (ezzamu)
  • try to do many things at a time. v.i. -- tumbiikana (-ye)
  • try; gen. v.tr.c. -- geza (-ezza)
  • try; test. v.tr. -- kema (-ye)
  • tuck in (garment at waist). v.tr.p. -- kindikira (-dde)
  • tuck into the belt (as clothes when engaged in work): idiom. v.tr. -- funga (-ze)
  • tuck up one's clothes. v.i.c.refl. -- fungiza (-izza)
  • tum a deaf ear. v.i. & tr.p. 2. c.refl. -- siriikiriza (-rizza)
  • tur v.tr.c. -- kyusa (-izza)
  • turn a deaf ear: v.i.refl. -- nyonyongoza (-ezza)
  • turn aside a little (euphemism = attend to a call of nature); you keep going on; let me go `behind a tree'. v.i.refl. -- wunjula (-dde)
  • turn aside. v.i.refl. -- sendula (-dde)
  • turn back. v.i.refl. -- ddamu (-zzeemu)
  • turn grey (of hair). v.i. -- tobekera (-dde)
  • turn on the back. v.tr. -- galika (-se)
  • turn oneself; v.i.refl. -- kyusa (-izza)
  • turn out of a house; move house: v.tr. -- fulula (-dde)
  • turn out well for; hat matter turned out well for me. v.i.p. -- longookera (-dde)
  • turn over (e.g. in searching for sthg.). v.tr. -- taganjula (-dde)
  • turn over in mouth (sthg. too hot). v.tr. -- wuwuttanya (-izza)
  • turn over. v.tr. -- binukula (-dde)
  • turn over; be upside down = v.i. -- taganjuka (-se)
  • turn over; roll. v.tr. -- vulunga (-ze)
  • turn round. v.i. -- kyuka (-se)
  • turn thing sideways. v.tr. -- wunjula (-dde)
  • turn this way and that to see if one is properly dressed; be fussy. v.i. -- ekebejja (-zze)
  • turn to look behind one. v.i. -- kebuka (-se)
  • turn up in great numbers. v.i.ref. -- buula (-dde)
  • turn up one's nose at; be reluctant. v.tr.refl. -- sisigganya (-izza)
  • turn up one's nose; be difficult; set at defiance. See v.i. -- koboza (-ezza)
  • turn up- side down; stand on the head. v.i.refl. -- vuunika (-se)
  • turn up; be clear. v.i. -- vumbuka (-se)
  • turn upside dow v.tr. -- tiiruula (-dde)
  • turn upside down = v.tr. -- tiikuula (-dde)
  • turn upside down. v.tr. -- vuunika (-se)
  • turn upside down; reverse. v.tr. -- sulika (-se)
  • turn; roll over. v.tr. -- galanjula (-dde)
  • turn; roll; oneself over. = v.i. -- galanjuka (-se)
  • twinkle; shine. v.i. -- te^^eenya (-ye)
  • twist about; have convulsions. v.i. -- sansagala (-dde)
  • twist bracelet on to arm. v.i. & tr. -- naanika (-se)
  • twist loosely; carelessly. v.tr.red. -- yondaayonda (-ze-ze)
  • twist. v.tr. -- kayaya (-izza)
  • twist: v.tr. -- nyoola (-dde)
  • twist; roll; for. v.tr.p. -- zingira (-dde)
  • twist; twine together. v.tr. -- yonda (-ze)
  • un- join: annul a marriage. v.tr.rev. -- gattulula (-dde)
  • un- stiffen; make supple. v.tr.c. -- weweeza (-ezza)
  • un- twist; unplait (rope). v.tr.rev. -- sansulula (-dde)
  • un- wind. v.i.rev. -- nyoolo(o)ka (-se)
  • un- wrap; open; ; used in re v.tr.rev. -- wumbulula (-dde)
  • uncork. v.tr.rev. -- zibikula (-dde)
  • uncover oneself. See under v.refl.rev. -- bikkula (-dde)
  • uncover. v.tr. -- bikkula (-dde)
  • uncover. v.tr.rev. -- kwekula (-dde)
  • undeceive. v.tr.rev. -- limbulula (-dde)
  • under- mine; cause to waste away. v.tr.c. -- ongobesa (-ezza)
  • undo; unravel. v.tr.rev. -- sattula (-dde)
  • undo; unsew; ornamentation; v.tr.rev. -- wundulula (-dde)
  • undress. v.i. & tr.rev. -- ambulula (-dde)
  • undulate. v.i. -- singisira (-dde)
  • unfold. v.tr.rev. -- funyulula (-dde)
  • unite hands of; : v.tr. rec.c. -- kwataganya (-izza)
  • unite; cause to help each other. v.tr.rec.c. -- yambaganya (-izza)
  • unite; put together: v.tr. -- gattika (-se)
  • unknot oneself. v.i. -- sumuttuka (-se)
  • unknot. v.tr. -- sumuttula (-dde)
  • unload (gun). v.tr.rev. -- sindulula (-dde)
  • unload some of a heavy load. v.tr.rev. -- binikula (-dde)
  • unload. v.tr.rev. -- siikulula (-dde)
  • unload: v.tr. -- bereekulula (-dde)
  • unpack; uncover. v.tr.rev. -- tindulula (-dde)
  • unpick; unravel. v.tr. -- sambulula (-dde)
  • unplait; v.tr.rev. -- langulula (-dde)
  • unroll; unfold; open (of flower; hand; book; v.i. -- anjulukuka (-se)
  • unroll; unwind; unfold. v.tr.rev. -- zingulula (-dde)
  • unroll; unwind; untwist; unfold. v.i.rev. -- zingulukuka (-se)
  • unsay; retract. v.tr.rev. -- gambu- lula (-dde)
  • unsew: unpick stitches. v.tr.rev. -- kindulula (-dde)
  • unstop (tube or pipe stem). v.tr. -- ku-kagula (-dde)
  • unstring. v.tr.rev. -- leegula (-dde)
  • unthatch; strip. v.tr.rev. -- sereekulula (-dde)
  • untie; ope v.tr. -- sumulula (-dde)
  • untie; undo. v.tr.rev. -- funduukulula (-dde)
  • untie; unlace; v.tr.rev. -- tuggulula (-dde)
  • untie; unpick a seam (of clothing): v.tr.rev. -- bagulula (-dde)
  • untuck (clothes). v.tr.refl. -- fungula (-dde)
  • unwind oneself; unwind from oneself: v.r. & tr.re.refl. -- zingulula (-dde)
  • unwind. v.tr.rev. -- nyoolo(o)la (-dde)
  • unwrap food and lay out on leaves. v.tr. -- soosootola (-dde)
  • up- root; overtur v.tr. -- sindula (-dde)
  • uproot; snatch out. v.tr. -- sigula (-dde)
  • uproot; weed out. v.tr. -- koola (-dde)
  • upset in health. v.tr. -- serengula (-dde)
  • upset; agi- tate; stir up feelings. v.tr. -- vujjula (-dde)
  • upset; cause to fall: v.tr. -- negula (-dde)
  • upset; throw dow v.tr. -- liga (-ze)
  • upset; throw down. v.tr. -- sulinka (-se)
  • upset; turn over. v.tr. -- lendula (-dde)
  • urge on (dog) in hunting. v.tr. -- asira (`njasi`dde)
  • urinate. v.i. -- kamba (-ye)
  • urinate. Swah. v.i. -- kojoba (-ye)
  • use for kneeing: v.tr.c. -- fukamiza (-izza)
  • use for seasoning: With what shall I season the vegetables? v.tr.c. -- noza (-ezza)
  • use for separating: v.tr.c. -- awuza (-izza)
  • use for smoking; toasting; With what shall I smoke the meat? v.tr.p. 2. c. -- kaliriza (-rizza)
  • use for thatching: v.tr.c. -- seresa (-ezza)
  • use for watering: v.tr.p. 2. c. -- fukiriza (-izza)
  • use for working: v.tr.c. -- kozesa (-ezza)
  • use obscene languge. v.tr. -- wemula (-dde)
  • use oneself up; overwork oneself: v.i.refl.p. 2. -- funyirira (-dde)
  • use sparingly; stint. v.tr. -- ke'kkereza (-ezza)
  • use; maintain. v.tr.c. -- gundiiza (-izza)
  • used as tr. fail to hit; miss; fail to obtain: v.i.pass. -- subwa (-ddwa)
  • usurp; appropriate. v.tr. -- naayira (-dde)
  • utter angry words; lose temper; speak angrily to. v.tr. -- yomba (-ye)
  • utter curses. v.i. -- kolima (-ye)
  • vacil- late; hesitate. v.i. -- golongotana (-ye)
  • vacillate. v.i. -- ungujja (-zze)
  • variegate. v.tr. -- tolobojja (-zze)
  • vex. v.tr. -- kanansa (-izza)
  • vex; annoy. v.tr.c. -- nyiiza (-izza)
  • vex; annoy. v.tr.c. -- nyiiza (-izza)
  • vibrate violently. v.i. -- saalaala (-dde)
  • vibrate. v.i. -- vuumuuka (-se)
  • vibrate; tremble. v.i. -- tiribira (-dde)
  • visit each other. v.i.rec. -- kyalagana (-ye)
  • visit: v.i. -- kyala (-dde)
  • visit; go after: v.i. & tr.p. -- kyalira (-dde)
  • vomit. v.i. -- sesema (-ye)
  • vomit; be sick. v.i. -- tanaka (-se)
  • waddle (like duck). v.i. -- baatabaata (-se)
  • waddle; walk heavily (of very fat people). See under v.i.refl. -- bigula (-dde)
  • wag (tail). v.tr. -- tenga (-ze)
  • wait at table = v.i. -- sumaama (-ye)
  • wait at table or v.i. -- somaama (-ye)
  • walk a long time. v.i. -- leppa (-ye)
  • walk backwards; retire before charging. v.i.refl. -- sendasenda (-ze-ze)
  • walk bandy-legged. v.i. -- bambalika (`mmambalise)
  • walk cautiously (as in wet grass): v.i. -- sojjolimba (-ye)
  • walk fast. v.i. -- pakuka (-se)
  • walk fast. v.i.refl. -- yaka (-se)
  • walk fast: v.i.refl. -- sika (-se)
  • walk fast; open (of pods). v.i.refl. -- yasa (-izza)
  • walk feebly (as an invalid). v.i. -- kenda (-ze)
  • walk haltingly (old or sick person). v.i. -- famba (-ye)
  • walk hard; push; force; oneself. v.i.refl. -- walakata (-se)
  • walk hastily and clumsily. v.i.refl. -- bajja (`nneebazze)
  • walk haughtily. v.i. -- gaaga (-ze)
  • walk haughtily; menacingly. v.i. -- kunnumba (-ye)
  • walk heavily; limp. v.i. -- beteggera (-dde)
  • walk heavily; trudge. v.i. -- ziiziina (-ye)
  • walk hesitat- ingly. v.i. -- tintina (-ye)
  • walk hur- riedly.cf. v.i.refl. -- waata (-se)
  • walk hurriedly. v.i. -- kattuka (-se)
  • walk in great hurry. v.i. -- kakkuka (-se)
  • walk in melancholy way. v.i. -- siyaggira (-dde)
  • walk in stooping position. v.i. -- ensera (-dde)
  • walk on a long journey. v.i.refl. -- pecca (-ye)
  • walk proudly; strut ; preen oneself. v.i. -- enagiriza (-rizza)
  • walk proudly; strut. v.i. -- kaalakaala (-dde-dde)
  • walk quick-ly. v.i. -- saabuuka (-se)
  • walk slowly with dignity. v.i. -- sonona (-ye)
  • walk slowly; stroll. v.i. -- lemba (-ye)
  • walk stealthily. v.i.refl. -- munula (-dde)
  • walk stealthily. v.i. -- soonooka (-se)
  • walk throwing out legs. v.i. -- jaagira (-dde)
  • walk very fast and far. v.i. -- sesegguka (-se)
  • walk very fast. v.i.refl. -- sekula (-dde)
  • walk very fast. v.i. -- waggirira (-dde)
  • walk very quickly = v.i.refl. -- sikula (-dde)
  • walk with a springy step. v.i.refl. -- beyengerera (-dde)
  • walk with airs; show off. v.i. -- kumba (-ye)
  • walk with arched back; doubled up: idiom. v.i. -- kembakemba (-ye-ye)
  • walk with caution. v.i. -- sotya (-ye)
  • walk with caution; apprehensively. v.i. -- sotyasotya (-ye)
  • walk with tramping motion. v.i. -- battuka (-se)
  • walk with uncertain movement; toddle; walk as though with feet in pain. v.i. -- bambaga (`mmambaze)
  • walk without stopping; be continuously on move. v.i. -- leebuuka (-se)
  • walk. v.i. -- tambula (-dde)
  • walk; act; carefully. v.i. & tr.refl. -- gendereza (-rezza)
  • walk; dance alone: idiom. v.i.refl. -- byala (-dde)
  • walk; quickly; v.i. -- nyutula (-dde)
  • wall very fast. v.i. -- kwabuka (-se)
  • wander v.i. -- bulubuuta (-se)
  • wander about. v.i. -- leregga (-zze)
  • wander about; be a vagabond. v.i. -- seyeggera (-dde)
  • wander about; be distraught. v.i. -- taatagana (-ye)
  • wander about; be vagabond. v.i. -- lalagga (-zze)
  • wander. v.i. -- leereeta (-se)
  • wander. v.i. -- wambajja (-zze)
  • wander; lose one's way. v.i. -- kyama (-ye)
  • wander; ramble; stroll. v.i. -- seya (-ye)
  • warble; twitter. v.i. -- jogoolikana (-ye)
  • warm oneself: v.i. -- ota (`njose)
  • warm up. v.tr. -- biza (-izza)
  • warn; admonish. v.tr. -- labula (-dde)
  • warn; awake; by means of: v.tr.c. -- wabuza (-izza)
  • warp; bend easily. v.i. -- wetuka (-se)
  • wash (clothes or things; not the person). v.tr. -- oza (-ezza)
  • wash (oneself); v.i. -- naaba (-ye)
  • wash (sb. else). v.tr. -- naaza (-izza)
  • wash on; at; for; wash clothes on a wooden block (usually old box). v.tr.p. -- oleza (-ezza)
  • waste away from illness. v.i -- konvuba (-ye)
  • waste away with disease. v.i. -- wolongoka (-se)
  • waste time; at; on; v.i.p. -- seregganira (-dde)
  • waste; dissipate; squander. v.tr. -- joogoola (-dde)
  • watch. v.tr. -- kuuma (-ye)
  • water down. v.tr. rev. -- yungulukusa (-izza)
  • water down; dilute. v.tr. -- saabulula (-dde)
  • wave to; make sign to: v.tr. -- wenya (-ye)
  • waver; hesitate: v.i. & tr.c. -- buusabuusa (-izza)
  • weaken oneself. v.i.refl. -- feebya (-bezza)
  • weaken; make slack. v.tr.c. -- lebeza (-ezza)
  • wean too soon. v.tr. -- osera (-dde)
  • wear cross- wise. v.tr. -- tayira (-dde)
  • wear holes through; beat hole in (e.g. drum); rub into holes. = v.tr. -- botola (-dde)
  • wear into holes. v.i. -- toboka (-se)
  • wear well. v.i.refl.p. -- sibira (-dde)
  • weave in criss- cross pattern (reeds in fence): v.tr. -- siira (-ze)
  • weave. v.tr. -- luka (-se)
  • weep; run at the eyes. cf. v.i. -- koboka (-se)
  • weep; run at the eyes; from disease. v.i. -- bolokota (-se)
  • weigh; measure. v.tr. -- pima (-ye)
  • welcome; receive gladly (person). v.tr. -- aniriza (-rizza)
  • welcome; treat hospitably: v.tr. -- yanga (-ze)
  • weld. v.tr. -- saaza (-izza)
  • wheedle; flatter. v.tr.refl. -- koppa (-ye)
  • wheeze (asth- matically). v.i. -- luyira (-dde)
  • whet; sharpen. v.tr. -- bengula (`mmengu`dde)
  • whimper; snivel. v.i. -- nyiriza (-rizza)
  • whine; complain; grunt as with exertion). v.i. -- kema (-ye)
  • whirl round and round. v.tr. -- zunga (-ze)
  • whirl round. v.tr.c. -- zunza (-izza)
  • whistle (as a sign of indignation; displeasure; disappointment); hiss (of snakes); buzz (of bees). v.i.refl. -- sooza (-ezza)
  • whistle (wind). v.i. -- wuuma (-ye)
  • widen; make wide. v.tr.c. -- gaziya (-izza)
  • wind about: v.i.refl. -- weta (-se)
  • wind self round and round (as snake the snake wound itself round his leg. v.i. & tf.refl. -- zingirira (-dde)
  • wind self round and round. v.i. & tr.refl. -- zingirira (-dde)
  • winnow; sift by fanning: v.tr. -- wewa (-ye)
  • with- draw. promise; fail to keep one's word. v.i. -- jwa^^anya (-izza)
  • with sell at exorbitant price. v.tr.p. 2. intens. -- waniriza (-rizza)
  • wither. v.tr. -- yengeetula (-dde)
  • wither; dry up: v.tr.c. -- wotosa (-ezza)
  • wither; emaciate. v.tr. -- wotola (-dde)
  • wither; fade. v.i. -- wotoka (-se)
  • withhold to; for; by. v.tr.p. -- mmira (-dde)
  • wonder at. v.tr.p.refl. -- wuunyiza (-izza)
  • wonder; be amazed. v.i. & tr.refl. -- wuunya (-izza)
  • work as a pastime without interest; hope; conviction; as a matter of form. v.i. refl. -- malaamala (`nneemazemaze)
  • work for hire: v.i. & tr. -- pakasa (-izza)
  • work hard: v.i. -- faabiina (-ye)
  • work in metal; forge. v.tr. -- weesa (-ezza)
  • work nimbly. v.i. & tr. -- kwakwaba (-ye)
  • work: v.i. & tr. -- kola (-ze)
  • worn through into holes; become dilapidated: the bridge has fallen through. - v.i. -- botoka (-se)
  • worry; agitate; badger. v.tr. -- zu^^anya; (-izza)
  • worry; trouble. v.i. -- ke^^enterera (-dde)
  • worry; vex; discontent; tire. v.p.c. -- kabiriza (-izza)
  • wrap up. v.tr. -- wumba (-ye)
  • wrap up; bandage. v.tr. -- sabika (-se)
  • wrestle: v.i.refl. -- riga (-ze)
  • wriggle (of termites when wings are off). v.i.refl. -- kuyeeya (-ye)
  • write. v.tr. -- wandiika (-se)
  • writhe; contort oneself with excess of pain; thanks; or sorrow. v.r.refl. -- ziribanga (-ze)
  • yawn noisily. v.i.refl. -- yayamula (-dde)
  • yawn. v.i. -- ayuuya (-ye)
  • yawn; gape open. v.i. -- wenuka (-se)
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