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Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by kokoye(m): 2:43pm On Oct 23, 2008
Ole - lazy
Ole - thief
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oko - farm
oko - stone
oko - car
oko - ?? I aint saying
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ojo - coward
ojo - name
ojo - rain
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more??
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by ziddy(m): 4:16pm On Oct 23, 2008
Ìgbá- garden egg

Igba- two hundred

Ìgbà- season

Igbá- calabash

Igbà- harness
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by kokoye(m): 4:50pm On Oct 23, 2008
ziddy:


Ìgbá- garden egg

Igba- two hundred

Ìgbà- season

Igbá- calabash

Igbà- harness


My guy, u try o, u even put ami

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Igbo - weed / hemp

Igbo - headbutt

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orun - sleep

orun - neck
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Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by kokoye(m): 4:54pm On Oct 23, 2008
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owo - money

owo - town in ondo state

owo - respect

owo - broom
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Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by ayomifull(f): 5:49pm On Oct 23, 2008
apa - arm
apa - waster
apa -mark
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Morenike3(f): 7:15pm On Oct 23, 2008
ewa- come
ewa- beans
ewa- precious
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Morenike3(f): 7:15pm On Oct 23, 2008
kokoye:

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orun - sleep

orun - neck
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orun- sun
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Morenike3(f): 7:18pm On Oct 23, 2008
obo- free
obo - woman's private
obo- monkey
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Morenike3(f): 7:19pm On Oct 23, 2008
with sh sound:

aso- shirt
aso- bigger size
aso- to watch
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Morenike3(f): 7:20pm On Oct 23, 2008
iwe- book
iwe- bath
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by kokoye(m): 7:27pm On Oct 23, 2008
pardon me, but which 'obo' is translated 'free' and which 'aso' is 'bigger size' ?


are those yoruba words??
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Morenike3(f): 7:31pm On Oct 23, 2008
lol! obo. . . . when rem when you were a kid, and your mom is trying to run after you to spank you, and she's like "obo le ni, obo!". lol

Aso, like " aso ye aso!", like the shirt is going to be bigger than him
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Morenike3(f): 7:32pm On Oct 23, 2008
Femi- love me
femi- marry me
femi- want me

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Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Morenike3(f): 7:56pm On Oct 23, 2008
ode-
ode- out

osan- afternoon
osan- orange
osan- watery
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Morenike3(f): 7:57pm On Oct 23, 2008
gba- hit
gba- collect
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Morenike3(f): 8:00pm On Oct 23, 2008
ore- friend
ore- blessing
ore- help


re- tired
re- tear
re- scrape
re- here "emi nan re, olorun mi"



doesn't ore also mean mercy? "se mi l'ore" undecided
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Morenike3(f): 8:05pm On Oct 23, 2008
be- beg ejor, ebami be oko mi ko ma binu
be- burst talo be omi pail ye?
be- cut jor, bami be cocoa ye
be- ran "te bari bo se be"
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Morenike3(f): 8:09pm On Oct 23, 2008
gbadun- alright "se oogbadun ni?"
gbadun- enjoy "waa gbadun mi"
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by kokoye(m): 8:18pm On Oct 23, 2008
You just flooded my thread , warn urself o wink

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iwe - book

iwe - some part chicken after it's been cooked.

iwe - bath
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ife - Osun town

ife - Love

Ife - Cup
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Ola - wealth

Ola - tomorrow

Ola - name
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ayo - game

ayo - name

ayo - joy
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obe - soup

obe - knife

obe - name
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no try me o grin
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Morenike3(f): 8:24pm On Oct 23, 2008
I've never heard cup being referred o as ife
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Morenike3(f): 8:26pm On Oct 23, 2008
lol, the reason why Ayo is a name is because of its meaning tongue
that one does not count

all this namez, ko count jor
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Morenike3(f): 8:27pm On Oct 23, 2008
Eyin- teeth
eyin- egg
eyin- back
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Morenike3(f): 8:31pm On Oct 23, 2008
Ile- house
ile- ground
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Moyola(f): 8:32pm On Oct 23, 2008
igba - 200

igba - time

igba - when

igba - garden egg!!
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Moyola(f): 8:33pm On Oct 23, 2008
oops!!!


i dint c dat!!!! lipsrsealed
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Morenike3(f): 8:33pm On Oct 23, 2008
eru- slave or servant
eru- loads
eru- fear
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Moyola(f): 8:33pm On Oct 23, 2008
ode - hunter

ode - silly

ode - an outing/event
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Morenike3(f): 8:34pm On Oct 23, 2008
emi- me
emi- mind
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Moyola(f): 8:34pm On Oct 23, 2008
iwo - you

iwo - horn
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Moyola(f): 8:35pm On Oct 23, 2008
ife - love

ife - cup {in konk yoruba} undecided
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Morenike3(f): 8:40pm On Oct 23, 2008
kokoro - key
kokoro- insect or pest

opkolo- frog
opkolo- brain

ku- die
ku- remaining
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by kokoye(m): 8:54pm On Oct 23, 2008
Moyola:


ife - cup {in konk yoruba} undecided

Morenike, se u see now , someone else knows ife' is cup in konk yoruba - shows ur yoruba is not as strong,


enjoy the thread

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