Verbs

Kerewe Verb List

Kerewe verb stems ordered alpbaetically

  • aacha -- kindle
  • aahula -- choose
  • aaka -- catch fire; turn hot (weather)
  • aalika -- ripen artificially
  • aambala -- wear clothes across body
  • aambuka -- cross; ford
  • aamula -- chase off
  • aanga -- deny; disagree; refuse
  • aanga -- refuse; send spouse away
  • aanguh' oobuguzi -- be cheap
  • aanguha -- hurry; be early; light; quick
  • aanguhilizya -- do quickly
  • aanika -- gather wood; spread to dry
  • aanuka -- become thin
  • aasa -- castrate
  • aasama -- open mouth of dead
  • aasya -- split
  • aata -- make burst open
  • aatanisya -- bind
  • aatika -- burst open
  • aatulula -- butcher
  • aazula -- crawl like toddler
  • baaga -- skin
  • baaluka -- be split open
  • baalula -- split s.t. open
  • baamba -- peg out; stretch (drum) skin
  • baandula -- take off
  • baasibwa -- get caught
  • baba -- make itch
  • babuka -- burn a bit by the fire
  • bagala -- weed
  • ba-ho -- be alive
  • bala -- count
  • balagana -- thunder
  • banika -- roast
  • basya -- snag a fish with hook
  • bata -- clot; form scab; get stuck on gum
  • bata -- coagulate
  • baziira -- sew clothes
  • beeha -- tell lie
  • beehelezya -- suspect; accuse
  • beeza -- carve
  • biba -- sew seeds
  • bibika -- border on
  • biga -- fish with traps
  • bihilizya -- annoy; anger
  • biiha -- be bad
  • biihililwa -- become angry
  • biika -- store s.t.
  • biikilizya -- deposit
  • biinda -- tuck in loincloth; hide things
  • bika -- announce death
  • bila -- reach high krauesen
  • bisa -- conceal fact
  • bogoma -- bubble
  • boha -- tie; wrap up
  • bohaboha -- babble
  • bomola -- break a house
  • bona -- find; see
  • bonekana -- appear; resurface
  • bonesya -- show
  • booboota -- babble
  • boonzya -- have a foretaste
  • boya -- fight
  • buga -- paddle
  • bugaangana -- meet
  • bula -- get lost; lack
  • buliilizya -- listen
  • bulwa -- fail to get
  • busa -- be empty
  • buubuuta -- blow
  • buuka -- comb
  • buumba -- create; mould pots
  • buuta -- choke
  • buuzya -- ask; consult
  • buzya -- be silent; lose; stop weeping
  • buzya -- be quiet; stop crying
  • bwaacha -- greet
  • bweegula -- bark (like dog)
  • byaala -- plant
  • byaalila -- transplant
  • cha -- dawn
  • checheka -- sit quietly
  • chelelelwa -- be late
  • chootoka -- become crooked
  • chuba -- be jealous
  • chuga -- copulate
  • chuguzya -- give enema
  • chulika -- be inside out
  • chulizya -- blow (mouth); whistle with lips
  • chulizya -- whistle with lips
  • chumita -- stab; be pricked
  • chuuka -- stop doing something
  • chuuma -- jump
  • chuumachuuma -- jump repeatedly
  • chuumila -- spring on s.o.
  • chuungula -- redeem
  • chwa -- spit
  • chwaaguka -- snap
  • chwaagula -- shorten; tear or cut into pieces; break string
  • eebeembelela -- lead the way
  • eechuungula -- get past perils of birth
  • eefulizya -- sob
  • eefuuhula -- blow the nose
  • eegan' iinsilizya -- think
  • eegana -- take care of something
  • eeganiisilizya -- think
  • eehahaamula -- yawn
  • eehulila -- get cured
  • eehulila -- become cured
  • eehuuta -- be early
  • eekuzya -- boast
  • eela -- become clean
  • eelaambulula -- stretch
  • eelagazya -- dry with towel; wipe after evacuation
  • eeleela -- remain on surface of water
  • eeleenga -- try on
  • eelomela -- talk to self
  • eelula -- take out of water; rescue
  • eemanya -- be careful
  • eemba -- sing
  • eenda -- want; like
  • eeneema -- be suspended
  • eengeha -- be clever
  • eengelela -- glitter
  • eeseleka -- hide oneself
  • eesiiga -- smear on body
  • eeta -- call
  • eetabilwa -- answer a call
  • eetayalisya -- prepare
  • eetweeka -- put a load on the head
  • eetyamusya -- sneeze
  • eeyega -- learn
  • eeyegesya -- teach
  • eezunila -- defend
  • eezuula -- caste off ones skin
  • fula -- clean; wash
  • fulahala -- be mild; careful
  • fuluka -- move
  • futana -- chew
  • fuumbeela -- embrace
  • fuundikila -- cover
  • fuundula -- take off lid; uncork; uncover
  • fwa -- die
  • fwoola -- shave wood; carve
  • gaamba -- say
  • gaba -- divide
  • gabanisya -- share
  • gaga -- go bad
  • gagahala -- become extremely rich
  • gana -- tell story
  • ganiila -- sing a long solo
  • gaya -- despise
  • gazihala -- be thick; wide
  • geenda -- go
  • geendelela -- continue
  • gela -- go for water
  • geleela -- oversee
  • geleezya -- sprinkle
  • gelela -- flow towards
  • gelula -- deduct; pour out grains
  • gesa -- harvest
  • geya -- speak ill
  • giimba -- call rain
  • gil' eenda -- be pregnant
  • gil' iifilo -- bubble
  • gil' iiliho -- become thirsty
  • gila -- act as if; have a mental state
  • goba -- be long enough to reach; steer; come ashore
  • golola -- straighten
  • gololoka -- be straighted out from being bent
  • gona -- snore
  • goombola -- redeem
  • goongobola -- take bark off
  • goonzola -- fish with multi-hooked line
  • gufuhala -- be shallow
  • gufuhya -- shorten
  • guguna -- gnaw
  • gula -- buy
  • gulusya -- winnow; shake off birds; insects
  • guma -- be difficult; be strong; get dry; hard
  • guma -- be firm
  • gutuka -- snap (intr.) of rope
  • guzya -- sell
  • gwa -- fall; set (sun)
  • gweelela -- enter water
  • gwiisya -- drop; throw s.o. down
  • h' oomwaanya -- make way; allow time
  • ha -- give
  • haaga -- be fat
  • haaguka -- get sated
  • haal' oobuguzi -- be expensive
  • haala -- be brave
  • haanga -- create
  • haanguha -- be big; fat
  • haba -- be wrong
  • habihala -- be poor
  • habuula -- clarify
  • haga -- scream
  • hagama -- be too big
  • hakaana -- argue; discuss
  • hakaanisya -- argue
  • hakula -- take out
  • hala -- scrape
  • halala -- shiver
  • halika -- have a second wife
  • halula -- scrape food stuck to bottom; scratch
  • hama -- be fat
  • hanaantuka -- descend
  • hanama -- go up; climb; approach slowly; ride
  • hanika -- hang up on rafters
  • hanula -- take in laundry
  • hata -- dislike
  • heeka -- carry on back
  • heela -- pay tribute
  • heela -- sick a dog on s.o.
  • heelezya -- give betrothal present
  • heemba -- blow bellows; fan
  • heembelela -- fan repeatedly
  • heenda -- be broken
  • heendagula -- break
  • heendeka -- be broken
  • heesa -- forge
  • heezula -- (hurricane) tear off root
  • heleeluka -- be the very last
  • hicha -- make reach
  • hiiga -- hunt; look for
  • hiiga -- search for
  • hiilila -- catch fire
  • hiinduka -- change (intr.); turn back
  • hiindukila -- face; turn
  • hiindukizya -- make st. face
  • hiindula -- change (tr.); replace
  • hiinga -- exchange
  • hiingika -- put a pot on fire
  • hiingya -- exchange
  • hiinzuka -- become broken
  • hiinzukahiinzuka -- become broken into pieces
  • hiinzula -- break
  • hiitaana -- feel a heat which leadsd to perspiration
  • hika -- arrive; be enough
  • hogola -- break a banana off
  • hola -- be cold; cool down
  • holooloka -- be in low spirits and thin after disease
  • homa -- rough plaster
  • hooliima -- make a cry
  • hotolola -- twist
  • huliilizya -- listen
  • huliilwa -- be heard
  • hulila -- feel; hear; obey
  • huliliizya -- listen
  • hulucha -- take out
  • huluka -- go out;
  • huma -- become blind
  • humula -- cut open drum; bucket
  • hunika -- pile up; store
  • hunila -- doze
  • hutaala -- be injured
  • hutaazya -- injure
  • hutubiha -- make speech
  • huuha -- perform artificial respiration
  • huula -- thresh maize cob
  • huumula -- rest
  • huumuzya -- console; pacify
  • huunahuuna -- wander aimlessly
  • huungula -- inherit; marry widow of brother; nephew
  • hwa -- run out; come to an end
  • hweehweeta -- whisper
  • hweela -- help
  • hya -- ripen; become well cooked; burnt
  • hyoola -- sharpen edge; be thinned
  • iiba -- steal
  • iibula -- refloat
  • iich' oomwooyo -- breathe
  • iigama -- seek shelter from rain
  • iigatilizya -- press down
  • iigolola -- straighten oneself
  • iiguta -- get sated
  • iiha -- take from one place to another
  • iihahamula -- yawn
  • iiha-hanu -- remove from here
  • iiha-ho -- clear away
  • iiha-mo -- empty
  • iihanula -- take off something
  • iiheha mahiinzi -- blow nose
  • iihucha -- congratulate
  • iihuka -- float up
  • iihula -- dish up
  • iikala -- sit; stay
  • iikala -- dwell
  • iikiika -- become crooked
  • iikiliizyaanya -- agree
  • iikizya muunda -- inhale
  • iikoohola -- cough up plegm
  • iilagula -- turn a dark color
  • iilila -- approach; move
  • iilila obusyo -- step forward
  • iilima -- spread
  • iilizya -- make approach
  • iilucha -- chase; catch; drive away
  • iiluka -- run away
  • iima -- refuse to give
  • iimeelela -- stand up
  • iimeelezya -- straighten s.o
  • iinama -- bend (intr); be inclined
  • iinamila -- hang above; bend over
  • iinamucha -- erect; lift
  • iinamuka -- rise up
  • iinamula -- straighten
  • iinamya -- lean (tr); bend (tr)
  • iingana -- be equal
  • iinika -- soak
  • iinuka -- go home from work
  • iisuuna -- crouch
  • iitaanda -- straddle
  • iitegatega -- stumble
  • iitegeelezya -- take care
  • iitulula -- empty a container of fluid
  • iiyebwa -- remember
  • iiza -- come
  • iizuka -- remember
  • iizula -- flood; become full; crowded
  • iizuzya -- fill up
  • juguta -- push
  • kaanda -- knead; palpitate; squeeze
  • kaanga -- frighten
  • kaangaaza -- pretend; tease
  • kaba -- faint
  • kalaanga -- fry
  • kalibisya -- invite
  • kama -- go sour; milk; rule over
  • kamula -- wring out; squeeze
  • kana -- be plentiful
  • kasaalila -- be bitter
  • kebula -- bark
  • kebulila -- wink
  • keeha -- be small; become few
  • keesya -- say goodbye
  • kekula -- round of edges
  • keleesa -- saw
  • keluka -- become clever
  • kena -- be indigent
  • keneentula -- pour out a little (fluid)
  • kenena -- decrease by pouring out; filter
  • kiika -- lay across
  • kiikama -- lay across
  • kiinga -- be in the way; cover with lid; shut
  • kiingilizya -- be in the way; support
  • kiingula -- open; take off lid
  • kiingulila -- get out of the way
  • kila -- escape injury; surpass
  • kilahiilwa -- feel pleased
  • kililizya -- ululate
  • kizya -- rescue
  • koba -- roll
  • kobya -- pick up
  • koka -- invite for feast
  • kokola -- become old
  • kokoma -- crow hoarsely
  • kola -- do; intoxicate
  • koleela -- be sufficient
  • kolela -- use
  • kolola -- cough
  • kolomwa -- chat
  • kolw' eensoni -- feel shy
  • koma -- tie up livestock
  • komolola -- disentangle
  • kookolima -- crow (of cock)
  • koomba -- scrape away
  • koongeezya -- get light from burning firewod
  • kopa -- borrow
  • kopesya -- lend money
  • kuba -- fold; hem; clap
  • kubuulula -- unfold
  • kuga -- find
  • kukuumba -- sweep
  • kula -- mature; extract (thorn; tooth); go up
  • kulatila -- follow (archaic)
  • kuma -- pile; gather up; make (fire)
  • kumuuka -- become famous
  • kuula -- pull out; uproot; dig out
  • kuulika -- come out
  • kuuma -- be startled; grumble
  • kuumisya -- puzzle s.o
  • kuungana -- argue
  • kuungilizya -- incite
  • kuusya -- touch
  • kuuta -- choke; thresh seeds from hull
  • kuzya -- honor
  • kwaama -- become jammed
  • kwaamulula -- dislodge
  • kwaasibwa -- get caught
  • kwaata -- touch; grab
  • kwaatana -- border on
  • kwaatilila -- hold tightly
  • kweemba -- hem
  • kweena -- rub off
  • laala -- be extinguished; lie down
  • laala kugalame -- lie on the back
  • laamba -- lick
  • laanda -- interlace sticks; spread fire
  • laazya -- extinguish
  • laba -- pass
  • laba -- pass beyond
  • labya -- to flash (of lightening)
  • laga -- promise; say goodbye
  • lagana -- pat
  • lagaza -- wipe sweat; suffocate (tr.)
  • lagazya -- drop; wipe
  • lagila -- command
  • lagilizya -- command
  • lagula -- heal; divine; purify; treat
  • lamcha -- pay respect to king
  • lamula -- decide; judge; settle; resolve
  • lapa -- swear
  • lasa -- shoot at; throw at; to shoot at neck vein of cow to d
  • leba -- miss
  • leega -- spread a hide
  • leeha -- become long
  • leeka -- leave
  • leekela -- hand over; allow
  • leembeelezya -- honor
  • leenga -- fit; measure
  • leengahala -- be idle
  • leesa -- saw
  • legalega -- become loose
  • leka puliya -- abstain
  • lekeelwa -- be given a present
  • lekela -- stop
  • lela -- raise child
  • leleemba -- persist (of sound); be over-talkative
  • lemala -- be lame
  • lembeelezya -- implore
  • lemwa -- become tired; fail
  • libata -- walk
  • liha -- pay
  • liinda -- watch over; wait; defend
  • liinganisya -- compare
  • liisya -- feed
  • lila -- cry
  • lima -- cultivate
  • lizya -- beat a drum
  • loba -- fish with hooks
  • loba -- become wet; lick
  • lobeka -- soak (tr.)
  • lobola -- dig tunnel; hole
  • lobya -- make wet
  • lofuhala -- become dirty
  • loga -- bewitch
  • lola -- see; be awake
  • loma -- make speech
  • loobelezya -- imitate
  • loota -- dream
  • lozya -- try
  • luga -- come from
  • luguula -- become surprised
  • luguuzya -- surprise
  • luka -- name; weave baskets
  • lukwa -- be named
  • luma -- bite
  • lumika -- bleed by cupping
  • lunduma -- roar
  • luuba -- follow
  • luubila -- be next
  • luundika -- pile stones
  • luunduma -- growl
  • luunga -- season
  • luungula -- burn
  • lwaala -- become ill
  • lwaana -- fight
  • lya -- eat
  • mala -- accomplish; succede; finish; spend time
  • mala -- be exhausted (of supplies); complete
  • manya -- know
  • manyiila -- get accustomed to
  • mela -- germinate; come out
  • mila -- swallow
  • monyoka -- become broken off
  • mulika -- shine s.t.
  • musoka -- be a bit odd
  • mwa -- cut (hair)
  • mwaalula -- eat something crunchy
  • mweeka -- make lightening
  • mweemweesa -- smile
  • naaba -- take a bath
  • naabya -- wash tr.
  • naala -- urinate
  • naampa -- flatulate
  • naga -- bury; lose; throw away; throw out
  • naganaga -- throw away
  • nagila -- sleep
  • nalaganya -- scatter
  • nalanala -- be in trouble
  • nalanazya -- punish
  • nazya -- be a headache
  • negela -- go down; down
  • nena -- eat something crunchy; gnaw
  • ng'oloota -- groan
  • niga -- choke (e.g. on food)
  • nigwa -- get caught in throat
  • niiba -- be rich
  • nonola -- sort grain
  • nuka -- weave (e.g. trap)
  • nula -- be sweet
  • nulula -- pull up
  • nunika -- stock up
  • nuuna -- bleed (tr); suck out
  • nuuncha -- smell (tr)
  • nuunka -- smell (intr)
  • nwa -- drink
  • nya -- defecate
  • nyaalaambula -- scatter
  • nyaampa -- fart
  • nyamuka -- become spoiled
  • nyamula -- ruin (something)
  • nyamula -- spoil (tr.)
  • nyegela -- itch
  • nyiliila -- be cold
  • nyoongootola -- twist
  • oocha -- burn (tr)
  • oohela -- perspire
  • oola -- collect
  • ooleka -- show; point at
  • ooloba -- be easy; soft
  • oologozya -- clean pot
  • ooma -- become dry
  • oomagana -- become dry and hard
  • oombeka -- build
  • oomeya -- dry up
  • oomya -- dry
  • oongela -- add to; increase
  • oongezeka -- become numerous
  • oonka -- suck nipple
  • oonkya -- nurse
  • oota -- warm at fire
  • ooya -- tear off piece
  • ooyela -- perspire
  • paanga -- line up; put in order
  • pekecha -- make fire with stick
  • piinda -- become bent
  • pima -- measure
  • puupa -- become light
  • saahila -- blame
  • saakula -- recapture
  • saalila -- be bitter
  • saaluuma -- talk loud
  • saamula -- splash; sprinkle
  • saandwa -- be engaged; wooed
  • saanga -- meet; find
  • saankamala -- be acid
  • saantuula -- chop up
  • saasibwa -- be sad
  • saasila -- forgive; sympathize with
  • saaswa -- be in pain
  • saasya -- mix
  • saatuuka -- be in tatters
  • saatuula -- chop up; split (tr.)
  • saaya -- get angry
  • sab' eekisa -- beg pardon
  • saba -- ask for; request
  • sabaantuka -- overflow
  • sagala -- take s.o. to a place
  • sagasya -- stir
  • sahiinga -- fan
  • saka -- buy food for famine
  • sakaala -- cover with thatch
  • sakula -- fish with line
  • sala -- be insane
  • sala -- cut off meat
  • salaaluka -- become cracked
  • salaalula -- burst open
  • salaambula -- put in disorder
  • salasala -- slice
  • salila -- cut off branches
  • sanula -- tear into strips
  • seemba -- pack a load
  • seembulula -- unpack a load
  • seena -- collect firewood
  • seendekelezya -- see off
  • seenseela -- move in haste
  • seesela -- sprinkle
  • seleka -- hide something
  • semela -- be good
  • semelelwa -- feel pleased
  • semezya -- make a place good
  • sesemkwa -- become vexed
  • sibika -- tether an animal
  • sibula -- free; untie an animal
  • siga -- surpass
  • sigala -- remain
  • sigana -- be different
  • sigazya -- cause to remain; leave behind
  • siiba -- fast
  • siiga -- rub body; smear medicine; annoint
  • siima -- thank
  • siimba -- dig
  • siimbila -- stick into ground
  • siimbula -- disenter
  • siinda -- sing the bass line; to avoid words out of respect
  • siindajila -- drive a pillar into the ground
  • siindika -- push; stir fire
  • siindilila -- lift load; put in with force
  • siinga -- defeat; win
  • siinga -- rub; apply ointment
  • siingisya -- shake tr.
  • siingwa -- be defeated
  • siitala -- doubt
  • siitasiita -- doubt
  • sika -- sink
  • sikina -- hiccup
  • siliba -- apply finish coat of plaster
  • siliila -- get scorched
  • siluhala -- be stupid
  • sindilila -- drive nail
  • sinula -- show the teeth
  • sisiimuka -- wake up (refl)
  • sisiimula -- wake up (tr)
  • sitaaka -- accuse
  • soba -- get tangled
  • sobooka -- disentangle
  • soboola -- untangle
  • sobya -- entangle
  • sokoonola -- prod
  • sola -- choose; scrape
  • someenkelezya -- point
  • someka -- stab ground with a spear
  • somesya -- teach
  • somola -- extract (jigger)
  • sona -- sew
  • sonola -- pick up food bit by bit
  • soombookelwa -- understand
  • soomboola -- explain
  • soongoka -- become sharpened to a point
  • soongola -- sharpen point
  • soozoola -- chop up
  • sosola -- peel; shell (beans)
  • sub' eenuma -- step back
  • suba -- return
  • suba-mo -- say again
  • subiilila -- repeat
  • subiizibwa -- get something back
  • subiizya -- give back
  • subila -- go; do again
  • subula -- graze skin
  • subya -- answer; give back; return
  • suka -- braid hair; weave clothes; mats
  • sukula -- untie hair
  • suluumula -- untie
  • suma -- collect medicinal herbs
  • sumika -- tie
  • susa -- resemble
  • susubula -- strip bark from a tree
  • sutula -- pull a muscle
  • suungula -- pick small stones
  • suungulila -- peep
  • suuntama -- crouch
  • sweeka -- cover; thatch
  • sweela -- marry (man)
  • sweelwa -- get married (woman)
  • sweeza -- strain; filter
  • swiilima -- get dark in the evening
  • sya -- grind
  • syaabala -- travel
  • syoola -- sharpen edge
  • ta -- release; put down
  • ta hanu -- put here
  • ta' lehaani -- put in hock
  • taabuka -- become split
  • taabula -- split
  • taagana -- branch off; divorce
  • taaganila -- be thinned (of crops)
  • taaganisya -- thin crops
  • taahila -- enter
  • taamba -- stop s.o from doing
  • taambaala -- crawl; spread branches
  • taambika -- to put leg across that of bedmate; make sacrifice
  • taambuka -- cross; step over
  • taanda -- spread
  • taandika -- begin
  • taanga -- keep cattle from going too far
  • taanula -- open up
  • tafuna -- chew
  • tagalala -- spread a hide
  • taganisya -- be split open
  • tagasya -- boil (tr)
  • tagata -- boil (intr)
  • taha -- draw water
  • talatala -- stagger
  • tama -- be too heavy
  • tamiila -- be drunk
  • tamuunda -- put in
  • tamwa -- regret
  • tanaka -- vomit
  • teeba -- sneak up; stalk
  • teeka -- cook; dye
  • teekateeka -- sink
  • teekelezya -- press down
  • teel' eekelele -- shout
  • teel' omube -- belch
  • teela -- hit; blow musical instrument; stop at a place
  • teemba -- rejoice
  • teesulila -- set free
  • teezy' eebizwi -- kneel
  • tega -- fish with net; trap
  • tegela -- lie in wait
  • teguka -- be dislocated
  • tegula -- carry
  • telela -- be slippery; slip
  • temuka -- be worn out
  • temula -- tear
  • tesula -- dislodge
  • tetela -- cackle
  • tiba -- stab
  • tiga -- pinch (snuff)
  • tigiila -- go on crutches
  • tigisya -- wave s.o to one
  • tiimbila -- poke along; walk casually (esp. with stick)
  • tiina -- fear
  • tiizya -- borrow; lend
  • tilimya -- spin thread
  • tina -- revere
  • toba -- pay tribute
  • tobela -- disappear
  • togota -- boil (intr.)
  • toloka -- escape
  • toneka -- hurt a sore
  • toona -- ooze; drip
  • toonela -- drip on
  • toongola -- pick fruit
  • tubila -- dive; drown; sink; plunge into water
  • tukula -- be red
  • tula -- go out; stroll
  • tulila -- pass disease; visit
  • tuma -- send
  • tuna -- tatoo
  • tuula -- dwell; stay; put down
  • tuundula -- pierce
  • tuunga -- govern; keep animals;
  • tuzya -- show around
  • twaal' eenda -- be pregnant
  • twaala -- take; rule over
  • twaanga -- pound
  • tweeka -- put up a load
  • unguluma -- rumble
  • yaanga -- refuse
  • yaanga -- deny; disagree
  • yaka -- get lit
  • yala -- spread
  • yanuka -- be thin
  • yanula -- put away
  • yasya -- chop; split
  • yata -- cut; smash
  • yatika -- become smashed; cracked
  • yatika -- burst open
  • yeemba -- sing
  • yeta -- call
  • yoga -- shout
  • yoleka -- show; point at
  • yoma -- become dry
  • yoota -- warm at fire
  • yuunga -- sift
  • yuunya -- sift solids
  • z' obusyo? -- step forward
  • zaala -- give birth
  • zaana -- play
  • ziba -- fill hole; obstruct; stop up
  • zibira -- deny permission
  • zigeeza -- give birth to first child
  • ziha -- swim
  • ziika -- plant; bury
  • ziikula -- dig up
  • ziimba -- get a bump; swell
  • ziimbeelwa -- over-eat
  • ziinga -- wind string around e.g. construction site
  • zila -- abstain
  • ziligita -- tickle
  • ziliinga -- make round thing
  • zina -- dance
  • zingiilila -- wind around
  • zitila -- hedge in; hem in; fence
  • zitoha -- be heavy
  • zooka -- revive
  • zoola -- unearth
  • zoongoloka -- become round
  • zuba -- fish (archaic)
  • zuguta -- blow
  • zula -- need
  • zuluga -- tear off a branch; cut open
  • zuluunga -- stir
  • zuluungula -- raise dust
  • zuma -- insult; scold; abuse
  • zuma -- rumble (thunder); grumble; be startled
  • zumiilizya -- curse
  • zuna -- help
  • zuuba -- feel lonely; sad
  • zuula -- put off clothes; expose genitals
  • zuulika -- get taken off
  • zuumbika -- prepare a wort; bake in ashes (rare)
  • zuunda -- rot; become high
  • zuungulucha -- make st. turn around
  • zuunguluka -- turn around
  • zuunguusya -- swing st. around
  • zw' eensagama -- bleed
  • zwaala -- wear
  • zweeka -- put on clothes
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