Lugungu - English


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mpinduluzempinduluzen. s.t. that is inside out, e.g., a shirt worn with the inside part facing outside[8.5.1.4 - Inside], [8.3.5.2.6 - Opposite]
mpirimpirin. snake; thin long animal that crawls on its belly, sheds its skin and lays eggs [1.6.1.3.1 - Snake]
mpiri gya kisubi kyomumpiri za kisubi kyomun. Stripped skaapsteker; small pale brown docile snake, with fairly strong venom and with the teeth not designed for tearing or chewing but of catching s.t. so that it swallows Psammophylax tritaeniatus [1.6.1.3.1 - Snake]
mpiri gya lukomampiri za lukoman. Green mamba; slender green snake with large eyes, undersides yellowish and rarely bites except for self defence Dendroaspis angusticeps [1.6.1.3.1 - Snake]
mpiri gya mu kitabbumpiri za mu kitabbun. Metaphor. hypocrite; betrayer [4.8.2.7 - Betray], [4.3.5.1 - Dishonest], [4.3.5.6 - Hypocrite], [3.5.1.3.2 - Tell a lie], [4.3.5.5 - Deceive]
mpiri ginteme See main entry: mpiri
mpiri gya kisubi kyomu See main entry: mpiri
mpiri gya lukoma See main entry: mpiri
mpiri gya mu kitabbu See main entry: mpiri
mpita₁mpita1n. ring; circular band of precious metal that a married couple put on their fingers [8.3.1.6 - Round], [5.4.1 - Jewelry] 2v. Metaphor. wed; get married [2.6.1.2 - Wedding], [2.6.1 - Marriage]
mpita₂mpitan. flame[5.5.5 - What fires produce], [5.5 - Fire]
mpiyompiyon. crocodile; huge reptile with strong teeth and tail, back with hard scales, but a soft under belly with skin prised for high value articles (hand bags, belts etc.), which lives around water and feeds on fish Osteolaemus tetraspis [1.6.1.3.4 - Crocodile]
mpiyo na mpuuta See main entry: mpiyo
mpi̱ngompi̱ngon. handcuffs; metal like a pair of pliers that is used to tie the wrists of a prisoner so that he does not run away[4.6.6.1.1 - Arrest], [4.7.7.3 - Imprison], [7.2.6.2 - Prevent from moving]
mpohi̱mpohi̱n. fish sp. with scales similar to that of a Yellowfish, very short and flat, with an even split tail fin and a small head[1.6.1.5 - Fish]
mpoli̱n. Taboo.smegma; dirt that is under the foreskin of the penis [2.1.8.3 - Male organs]
mpolongoni̱e(Var. mpolongoni̱o) mpolongoni̱en. weakling, feeble person; s.b. who is not physically strongSyn:muceke, muhuuru, njwahe. [8.2.3.3 - Thin person], [2.4.2 - Weak], [2.4 - Body condition]
mpomompomon. bait; food for catching fish that is placed on a hook[6.4.5.2 - Fish with hooks], [6.4.5.3 - Fishing equipment]
mpompoi̱tempompoi̱ten. fermented and crushed cassava that has not yet been fully sun dried[6.2.1.2.2 - Growing cassava], [5.2.3.1.5 - Food from roots], [5.2.1.2 - Steps in food preparation], [1.5.3 - Grass, herb, vine]
mponderana(Var. mponderagana) mponderanan. sequence[8.4.5.1.1 - Series], [8.4.5.1 - Order, sequence], [8.3.1.2 - Line], [7.5 - Arrange], [8.3.1.3 - Straight], [7.5.5 - Organize], [8.1.1 - Number]
mposomposon. fish sp. with scales and an even tail fin that jumps up as if it is flying[1.6.1.5 - Fish]
mpulaadv. slowly; not fast or done quickly, but rather, taking a long time[8.4.8.2 - Slow], [7.2.1.2.1 - Move slowly]
mpumpuadv. hurriedly; done too quickly because you do not have enough time[7.2.1.2 - Move quickly], [8.4.8.1 - Quick], [8.4.2.1 - A short time], [8.4.8 - Speed]
mpundumpundun. calf, shin; that part of the leg between the knee and the foot[2.1.3.2 - Leg]
mpunguulempunguulen. mindless, careless, reckless, senseless, irresponsible person; s.b. who does not give enough attention and thought to what he does, esp. to his lifestyle and behaviourSyn:mwegu̱mi̱si̱ri̱zi̱, nganya, ntabiganye, mutafayo. [3.2.1.4 - Stupid], [4.3.1.3.1 - Immature in behavior], [3.4.1.4.5 - Indifferent], [6.1.2.4.1 - Careless, irresponsible], [4.3.5.4 - Unreliable], [3.1.2.4 - Ignore], [4.3.6.3 - Untidy], [4.4.3.4 - Caution], [4.3.3.2 - Not care], [3.3.1.7 - Stubborn]
mpunumpunun. pig; quick growing, heavy eating animal with a broad nose, short curly tail, short legs and a somewhat short frame, found both in the wild and domesticated[1.6.1.1.3 - Hoofed animals], [6.3.1.4 - Pig]
mpuulempuulen. grain; seed of food plants such as maize, millet, sorghum, etc.[5.2.3.1.1 - Food from seeds], [5.2.3.1.2 - Food from fruit], [1.5.5 - Parts of a plant]
mpuumulampuumulan. breathing; process of inhaling and exhaling air[2.2.1 - Breathe, breath]