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machine gun n bn t

 

machine n r, ohun l

 

machinery n r, ohun l

 

machinist n lr

 

mad adj iwr, bbj or, asnwn

 

magazine n (publication) w rhn

 

magazine n (weapon) p t

 

maggot n din

 

magic n idn

 

magician n/f allpyd, ondn, alf

 

magician n/m allpyd, ondn, alf

 

magistrate n adj, ondj

 

magnet n f, kta mrin

 

magnificent adj tbi, nyn pp, lgo

 

magnify v gb-ga, yn lgo, m-tbi

 

magnifying glass n dg mtbi

 

maid n wnd, m-d obnrin, obnrin, omidan

 

mail n w, lt

 

mail box n pt t a fi lt pam s

 

mailman n t pn w (lt) kiri

 

main adj ptk, olr

 

mainland n ol l, l gan

 

mainly adv n ptk, ptk jl

 

maintain v (preserve) tj, e tj, d m

 

maintenance n tj

 

major n (military) oy ggun gb

 

majority n p nyn

 

make v e, d

 

make-up n padbw e par, fi tk ku oj, fi e fr

 

male adj ak

 

malice n t, od, arankan, knrngbn

 

malignant adj n k, n or nn, n r bbur

 

mammal n nyn/ranko fmbm

 

man n knrin, nyn

 

manage v t, e tj, e bjt, e kso, kp, kawo

 

manageable adj nkw, rrn lti t, e kso

 

management n bjt

 

manager n/f albjt, olr

 

manager n/m albjt, olr

 

mandatory adj e dandan, e n tls

 

mane n gg in

 

manhood n w knrin, ddi knrin, gb dknrin

 

manipulate v fi w is, d rborbo

 

mankind n ary

 

manner n w e, ir, n

 

manners n hw

 

manoeuvre n (military) gbn l

 

manslaughter n pnyn

 

manual n w kker, w tkas, w pjwe, w

 

manual adj fwe

 

manufacture v fi n e nkan tt, e, r

 

manufacturer n oli n tt

 

manure n tn, ld

 

many adj pp, p, plp

 

map n wrn ay, w fnhn

 

marble n (material) kta ddn

 

March n o kta dn

 

march n yyan wn m ogun

 

march v rn lss, yan

 

mare n abo in

 

marginal adj bb

 

marina n ti kun

 

mark n m orin, p

 

mark v sm s, fi m s, kys

 

market n j

 

marksman n ta, aynbn

 

marriage n gbyw

 

marriage certificate n w r gbyw

 

married adj t n k tb aya

 

marry v gb n yw

 

marsh n r, r, bt, rf

 

martyr n/f ajrk

 

martyr n/m ajrk

 

martyr v jrk

 

marvellous adj ya ni lnu, alr

 

masculine adj (grammar) ak

 

masculine adj (male) ak knrin

 

mask n boj parad, g

 

mass n (amount) , kp

 

mass n (church) sn dr snk, sn onj al Olwa n j Rm

 

massacre n pakpa, parun, fbj, pal, pafn

 

massacre v pa n pakpa, parun, f bj

 

massage n para tunilra, wra, para onwsn

 

massage v pa ara fn wsn, w ara, para

 

massive adj wwo, tbi, jjn

 

mast n p k

 

master n (person) olr, alkoso, g

 

master v gun, bor, kp, kw, k

 

mat n n, pkt

 

match n (fire) n

 

match v (equal) b dgba

 

match n (equal) dgba

 

match n (sport) er je, dje

 

matching adj r bkann, irkann

 

material n jankan l t a fi e nkan

 

mathematics n ir

 

mattress n tmtm snl

 

mature adj dgbgbppndd

 

maturity n dd, ppn, gbgb, gb, hew, lb

 

maximum n pp jl

 

May n o karn-n dn

 

may v l

 

maybe adv by

 

mayor n ondj lolr l

 

me pron mi, mi

 

meadow n pp oko tt

 

meal n (food) onj yfn

 

mean adj (unkind) n lsnlnynlnlrllnonk

 

mean v rkmra

 

meaning n d tumtmm

 

meaningful adj t nlr t nyn

 

meaningless adj llrln tumlsn

 

meantime adv nbylkkynssy n

 

measure v wn

 

measure n wnp-wnp-a

 

measurement n wwn wnp

 

meat n ran jj onj

 

mechanic n on n lnmnklk

 

mechanical adj ti ohun rti I n

 

mechanism n npa ohun r

 

medal n (military) m yn

 

media n wn onrhn

 

mediate v lj b ljw lrn

 

medical adj ti gnti egbgi

 

medicine n (substance) gn egbgi

 

meditate v e rrongbr

 

meditation n r

 

medium adj lrnohun l

 

medium n rnohun l

 

meet v pd, k lj k lnpj

meeting n pd, pj, klj, kjp

 

melody n orin ddn

 

melon n so taknbr

 

melt v y

 

member n (club) r in gb

 

membership n jj m gb

 

memorial n rnt ohun rnt

 

memory n rnt pl iy in

 

mend v (repair)tn-em-sn

 

menstruate v e nkan o

 

menstruation n kan o, l

 

mental adj ti yeti or

 

mention n rnt drk

 

mention v e rnt d-orkd-s

 

menu n w t onj

 

merchandise n j ttwj aj

 

merchant n onwlj

 

mercy n n, yn

 

merge v (company)b sndpkp

 

merger n bsndp gbkp

 

merit n rtsty

 

mermaid n yemja

 

merry adj in idn ly

 

message n hnri rrn

 

messenger n/f ikornj

 

messenger n/m ikornj

 

messy adj wruwrullt

 

metal n onrur irinidjfdkwr

 

meter n wnwn

 

method n lnwt lssn t a f e nkan

 

microscope n r t a f nwo nkan t oj lsn l r tr

 

middle adj lrn, lgbedemj

 

Middle East n il l orn

 

middle n rn, agbedemj

 

midnight n gnj rn-ru

 

might n agbra, ip

 

mighty adj algbra

 

migrate v lti ib kan l s ibmrn

 

mild adj (flavor) ltaln-adnt

 

mild adj (weather) pljjtjlmru

 

mile n bswn nrn ogn j

 

militant n jagunjagunjgd-jganolgun

 

military adj ti ogunti olgun

 

military n ti ogunolgun

 

milk n wr

 

milk v fn wr

 

mill v l, r

 

mill n l r

 

million n (number) dta k

 

millionaire n/f olw, ln, lr

 

millionaire n/m olw, ln, lr

 

mind n iyin

 

mine pron tmi

 

mine field n pp ta hml fn palra t

 

mine n (coal) ih ura il

 

mine n (military) ta hml

 

miner n awal ura il wal

 

mineral n ura in il

 

minimum n kkr ptpt, y t kr jl

 

mining n wwa ura in il

 

minister n (church) rnjlf

 

minister n (government) rn l

 

ministry n (government) oyei rn l

 

minority n kkrkk we

 

minus prep y kr, dnk

 

minute n j, rhn ohun t a e n j

 

minute adj kr ppjnfiys nkan kkertntntnkkk

 

miracle n i-yanu

 

mirror n jg, dg, wjji

 

miscarriage n n obnrinnw bbur

 

miscellaneous (adj) onrurndrdp

 

misconduct n mwhw-tw-y

 

miserable adj t, ln lf, bs

 

misery n , rora ara, rora kn

 

misinterpret v tm

 

misleading adj ln

 

misplace v fi sp t k t, fi s ip

 

miss v (late) p,

 

miss v (pass) ts

 

miss v (regret) f-k

 

miss v (target) n, ts,

 

missile n (military) bn atamts

 

missing adj (incomplete) f-k, lp

 

missing adj (lost) n

 

mission n (military) snm m bi gbgunt

 

mission n (task) i ptk

 

missionary n/f rn, on lrun

 

missionary n/m rn, on lrun

 

mist n kkuwsuwus

 

mistake n e, n,

 

misty adj n kkukn fn kku

 

misunderstand v i m, y, y

 

misunderstanding n gblhn-as, dkyd, d-iyed

 

misuse v l nlkul, l sd, l

 

mix v papdppbl

 

mixer n (machine) r dpr dl

 

mixture n dp, dl

 

moan n krora, gbgbin

 

moan v skn krora pohnrre gbin

 

mobile adj t l yppad

 

mobile phone n r gbohn-gbs kker t a l gb kkirifn kker gbrnkiri

 

mobility n yyppad

 

mobilize v gb dde

 

mode n ew

 

model n (object) wrn pr we

 

moderate adj nwntnwnsn m nwnnwnbamnye

 

modern adj ti gb ssy

 

modernize v sdi ti gb ay nsdi gb ssymkr n ay tij

 

modification n ypad, tne

 

modify v ypadtney

 

moist adj tutolrinrinnttolmilra

 

moisture n rinrin, tt

 

molar n eyn, ehn, ergi

 

moldy adj dbjhu olbbu

 

mole n (animal) gls, kls

 

mole n (skin) wo ara

 

moment n j kan, sk

 

momentary (adj)nj kanlsk

 

monastery n il k rn lrun, il hm on rn Olwa

 

Monday n j kej s

 

money n ow

 

money order n w ow

 

monitor v kil fn, , bojw, bjt

 

monk n on rn lrun

 

monkey n b, y, lgd, dun, akt, jmr

 

monopoly n adradnankaneankanjpn

 

monster n ohun banilr nkan ttbij ewlaelds w d

 

month n o

 

monthly adj looo

 

monument n bjiohun rnt

 

mood n win

 

moon n p o

 

moor n igb rol

 

moose n ranko nl onwo

 

mop n ks nul

 

moral adj ti k wtw rere

 

morality n kw reree rere w ly

 

more adj sijlwj

 

morning n wrrjr

 

mortar n (construction)am lle

 

mortar n (military)gbbn nl

 

mortgage n ow ilfdg

 

mortuary n il pam k

 

mosque n mls

 

mosquito n ynmynm, fn

 

moss n po elw wrwrewd im un

 

most adv jl rkj t p jl

 

moth n kkr a lfpinl

 

mother n y, abiyam

 

mother-in-law n/h na y k

 

mother-in-law n/w na y aya

 

motion n ppadgbnepinnub

 

motionless adj duro lmira dr gbagidi lgbnra

 

motivate v gb n ynj-lr k lymry

 

motivated adj onynj

 

motivation n ynjrkliy wrmry

 

motive n drohun t m k a e nkan

 

motor n mtmt rntr afepo tb oru rn

 

motorcycle n atapp, alpp, kk ls mj afepo rn

 

motorist n/f lk, awak

 

motorist n/m lk, awak

 

motorway n ttnpp

 

mountain n k gga

 

mourn v f, kan

 

mourning n af

 

mouse n kt, eliri

 

mouth n nu

 

mouthful n kn nukkn nu klknnu

 

movable adj gbrgbkirilmlinin

 

move v (direction) rn

 

move v (location) ppadsny shn y shn

 

movement n ppadrn

 

movie n wrn t nrn

 

mow v g, r

 

much adv pp, pp

 

muck n r, r

 

mucus n ikun

 

mud n r, ptpt

 

muffler n born mpalnum, ohun mdk

 

mugging n jll, j kan gb n tiptip

 

muggy adj oloru, oru

 

mule n baka

 

multiple adj llpo

 

multiply v e n lpo-lpo, r m b sis di pp

 

mumble v kn sn, fi ohn sl sr

 

murder n pnyn

 

muscle n ran ara, ian

 

museum n il kjp ohun gban, il ura

 

mushroom n ol

 

music n orin

 

musical adj ti orin, olrinrin

 

musician n/f olrin afunfr aludr, akrin

 

musician n/m olrin afunfr aludr, akrin

 

must v k l e ale, k gbd e ale, aigbd m e, gbd e n dandan

 

mustache n irun t knrin

 

mustard n ewko

 

mute adj yadi, dk, llfhn

 

mutual adj wp albpn npa gbgb ti ffnni ti tn ts

 

my adj tmi, mi

 

mysterious adj r jnl, jju m l

 

mystery n r jnl rmd, wmrid

 

myth n l, tn lsn, rs tn w

 

 

 

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