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Zaar English Hausa Dictionary

Zaar English Hausa Dictionary

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Za:r is a Saya language, branch of Chadic languages, spoken in the South of Bauchi State, Nigeria, mainly in the Bogoro Local Government Area
Za:r is a Saya language, branch of Chadic languages, spoken in the South of Bauchi State, Nigeria, mainly in the Bogoro Local Government Area

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wa: v.t. Perform (song, dance, funeral, etc.). Yi (wa§a, rawa, jana'iza).
v.i. Shiver, shake. Yi ßari. See: gÈr gÈr; zlà zlàr.
wâ: n. Cereal, guinea-corn (gen.). Dawa. Sorghum bicolor (Linn.) Moench.
(Gramineae)
.
wâk •ù: n. Malted guinea-corn. Dawan giya.
wàhála From: Ha. n. Suffering. Wahala. Syn: bùÑgÈn.
wâk kà•ì n. Millet sp. Dawa sp. Lit: 'guinea corn of dogs'.
wághâs (from: wákâs) n. Puff-adder. Kasa. Syn: ná: wùghÉs.
wá:ken só:ya gopmnáti n. Congo pea, pigeon pea. Waken Turawa,
waken Masar. Cajanus cajan (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae). An erect
shrub introduced from India for cultivation.
wàkí:li From: Ha. n. Traditional title. Wakili.
waláÑ waláÑ id. See main entry: gwaláÑ gwaláÑ.
wá:lêt From: E. n. Wallet. Walat.
wa:li n. Small variety of coco yam. Gwaza sp.
wàllá:hi From: Ha. excl. I swear. Wallahi.
wàndó From: Ha. n. Trousers. Wando.
wa:né: pro. Very. Sosai. Wa:né: kóngÉnì! Very much so! (Lit. 'Who could

tell!')

wani n. Thing. Abu. AÓ ngá:ghÉ wanêsÍ:n? Did he take the thing for you?
wá:ni Variant: wa:ní. pro. So and So, put for the name of somebody you
cannot or don't want to name. Wane.
wá:r v.pl. Select (cereal seeds). Zaßa. See main entry: wor.
wâ:r n. 1) Fetish protecting farms. Abin tsafin gona. 2) Taboo. Saßa wa
al'ada. NŒ wá:ri à: tíni. Touching is forbidden. See: wó:r ßÈzlÈÑ.
wargida From: Ha. n. First wife. Uwar gida.

was kátkËn

wóÑni

was kátkËn n. Grain reserve gathered by a rat in its burrow. Iri.
wasí:ka From: Ha. n. Letter. Wasi§a.
wa:slÉÑ n. Rain season. Damina.
wa:t v.ti. Hide. ªoye. AÒ: wa:ttí: ßuk ßúk. He was perfectly hidden.
watká n. Intestine. Hanji.
wà:tò: From: Ha. prt. That is. Wato.
watsaghtÉ (from: watsaktÉ) n.pl. See main entry: wa:tsÉ.
wa:tsÉ Pl: watsaghtÉ. n. 1) Sister. Wa. Has irregular genitive forms. 1s:
wa:tsatn. 2s: wa:tsawa:. 3s: wa:tsawos, wa:tsashi. 1p: wa:tsawopm.
2p: wa:tsawa:n. 3p: wa:tsawa:s΄. 2) Woman's female relative of the
same clan. 'Yar uwa. See: watsÉdà; watsÉná.
watsÉdà n. Aunt on the father's side. Gwaggo. See: wa:tsÉ.
watsÉná n. Aunt on the mother's side. Inna. See: wa:tsÉ.
wáy From: Ha. prt. That [Particle used to introduce reported speech]. Wai.
wâ:y excl. See main entry: wáyyô.
wáyyô Variant: wâ:y. From: Ha. excl. Ouch! Wayyo! Cry expressing pain
(women). Can be repeated. See: ô:y.
wàzí:ri From: Ha. n. Vizier. Waziri. A traditional title. The holder can be
elected chief of the village.
pro.sbj. 3s.Fut.
woßák v.t. Reduce to crumbles (sth brittle). Ragargaje.
woßát adv. Sudden, unexpected. Ba-zata. (...) •aÑ mŒ shíshí woßát (...)
(...) as I stood up suddenly (...) Syn: tús.
wóghshi adj. Rough, lumpy, not smooth. Mai kaushi. DÈn gÈ yà:sÉÑwôs
nŒ wóghshi.
His heels are rough. Ci tÉ lâ:t wóghshi. He has a rough
skin. See: kÉtÉrÈk.
wó:kací n. See main entry: ló:kací.
Wólngi n. Saturday. Asabar. Named after the market day of a village of the
same name, officially called Marti. Syn: dzàÑ Wólngi.
wón det. See main entry: gón.
wõn n. Jewels (only in compound words). Dutsen mata.
wõn kË:m n. Earrings. 'Yan kunne.
wõn mŒmmÉli n. Beads worn round the waist by women. Jigida.
wõn yêr n. Necklace. Abin wuya.
wõn válti n. Infantile diarrhoea. Kurga.
wóngâl n. Shea-butter tree. Ka•anya. Vitellaria paradoxa (Sapotaceae).
wóÑ Variant: woÑ. v.i. Be wide. Yi fa•i. Der: woÑ wóÑ; wóÑni 'wide' 'mai

fa•i'.
woÑ wóÑ id. Wide. Mai fa•i. See: woÑ; bÈlÈm.
woÑnáÑshi a.v.pl. See main entry: wóÑni.
wóÑni Variant: wòÑní. Pl: woÑnáÑshi. a.v. Wide. (Mai) fa•i. See main
entry:
wóÑ.

wor

wúr

wor Pl: wá:r. v.i. Select (food to eat). Zaßa.
wôr ßÈzlÈÑ n. Fetish protecting the house. Abin tsafin gida. See: wâ:r.
wor kÉnga n. Tree sp. Bishiya sp., farar geza. Combretum aculeatum
(Combretaceae)
. A shrub with white flowers (somewhat resembling
hawthorn) and 4-angled fruit.
woskát v.t. Search. Bincike.
wot v.t. Decrease. Rage.
wottsÉmay num. Seven. Bakwai.
wòyi pro.sbj. 1s.Fut.Punct.
wòyighá (from: wòyiká) pro.sbj. 3s.Fut.Cont.
wu: v.t. Destroy, ruin. Rushe.
wú: excl. Expresses fear. Tsoro.
wughÑ (from: wukn) n. Medicine, witchcraft. Magani.
w…ghÑ vòràÑ n. Tree sp. Bi ni da zugu sp. Jatropha gossypiifolia
(Euphorbiaceae)
. A soft-wooded shrub with broad leaves.
w…ghÑ wûl n. Twigs of tree sp. used in the preparation of wûl mwà:ghÈn.
Angarfa.
wul Variant: wu. v.t. 1) Tell. Ce. 2) Spec: wúlghËn vì: 'talk' 'yi magana'.
See: bûk bùk; ßútúk ßùtùk.
wûl n. Unfermented drink prepared with Guinea-corn. Kunu. See: •Élî:t.
wûl mwà:ghÈn n. Type of wûl seasoned with roots and spices. Kunun
za§i. See: mwa:.
wulla n. Chameleon. Hawainiya.
wúlnga n. Provocation. Tsokana. Syn: val.
wum v.t. Feel, hear, taste. Ji. Ra: á wúmtÈ. He is angry.
v.i. Be painful. Yi zafi. Wûs cá: wum. The boil is painful. Syn: sli:;
va:.
wumbŒli n. Wood beam. Azara.
wùmÉn v.t. See main entry: wum.
wup v.t. Split (wood). Faskara.
v.i. Burst. Fashe.
wúp Variant: wúp wùp; wùp wùp wùp. id. Describes fast eating, gluttony.
Ha•ama. Cá: ci ngŒtn cíghËn wúp wùp. He is eating greedily. ¬a á
vÈrtÈ tò:, yici wùp wùp wùp.
When she gave him (the food), well he
ate it very fast.
wû:pm n. Charcoal. Gawayi.
wupsŒ num. Four. Hu•u.
wur v.t. Sow fine seeds (e.g. onion, bitter tomato), by spreading them over
the ground. Zuße.
wu:r n. Mountain. Dutse. See: pu:s.
wúr prt. See main entry: wuri.
wúr v.aux. Almost. Kusa. Vì:wà:sÈÑ tÉ w…r tÉ môrmí. Their words almost

wurßa

yâ:n

deceived us.
wurßa n. Money. Ku•i. See: múkÉt mùkÈt.
wurßá lÂpm n. Salary. Albashi.
wurÉ v.t. Greet. Gaisuwa.
wuri Variant: wúr. quest. 1) How? ¯a§a? Ma fi (nŒ) wuri? How shall I do
it? Ma fi (nŒ) wúr ßáre:? How shall I do? Ma fi (nŒ) wúr nerŒmsÉ tÈ
gà: marághÈn wá:nní e:?
How shall I do for the monkeys to stop
spoiling this corn? 2) How many? Nawa? TÉ f†: zàrsÈ wuri? How many
were they?
wúrghËt (from: wúrkËt) id. Deep-set (eyes). Mai zurfi. Yírâ: shoÑÉy ~.
His eyes are deep-set. Syn: ndzúrû:t.
wurnga n. 1) Klipspringer. Gadar dutse. Oreotragus oreotragus. 2) Leather
rope, used for example for bows. Igiyar fata.
wûs n. Boil. Maruru. Wúshi à: ga: v†:. The boil has come to a head. See:

dùdùt.
wusl v.t. Shave. Aske. Der: wúslka 'razor' 'aska'. See: golaÑ goláÑ.
wuslár v.t. Fry. Soya.
wuslÉÑ v.i. Quarrel. Hargowa.
wúslka n. Razor. Aska. See: wusl.
wusúÑ v.i. Be good, sweet, sharp. Yi da•i. AÓ tû:r nák•i á wûsúÑ. She
cooked well. Cá: wusúÑŒm mÉn. I like it. Syn: pol; myak. See: wusuÑ
wusúÑ
.

wusuÑ wusúÑ id. Happily. Mai da•i. Mìghá tsÉtngËnwòpm ~ cim shí.
We are living happily with them. See: wusúÑ.
wût n. Fire. Wuta. Spec: zhàk wùt 'hot water' 'ruwan zafi'.

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