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Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Candy9(f): 8:10am On Jan 31, 2010
Thank you very much!

cheesy
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Candy9(f): 8:22am On Jan 31, 2010
Please here is another on I like to know

A ki i du ori olori ki awodi gbe to wa lo

Please can you give the meaning of word by word too.

Thank you!

angry
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by biina: 4:53am On Feb 01, 2010
Candy9:

Please here is another on I like to know

A ki i du ori olori ki awodi gbe to wa lo

Please can you give the meaning of word by word too.

Thank you!

angry
Its a yoruba proverb

A ki du ori olori ki awodi gbe teni lo

Transliteration: One does not strife to save the head of another, only to have a hawk cart one's own away

Meaning: One should not pursue the cause of others at the expense of one's own priorities e.g.  one should not save others at the expense of one's safety

Words:
A = we, one
ki = does not , do not, not
du = strife, compete, struggle
ori = head
olori = (in this context) He who owns the head i.e. another; more commonly used to mean a leader
awodi = hawk
gbe= carry
teni (shortened from ti eni) = one's own
lo = away
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Candy9(f): 6:04am On Feb 01, 2010
This is such a wonderful reply. I thank you for it, very helpful!

Have a lovely day and week!!

cheesy
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Candy9(f): 7:49am On Feb 03, 2010
Good morning to you all!

Please what is "ete" and "lapalapa"? I know labalaba = butterfly but lapalapa??

Thanks.

angry
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by biina: 8:39am On Feb 04, 2010
Candy9:

Good morning to you all!

Please what is "ete" and "lapalapa"? I know labalaba = butterfly but lapalapa??

Thanks.

angry
ete depending on the intonation and/or yoruba spelling could mean any of tongue, cunningness/slyness, or disgrace

lapalapa refers to eczema or the Jatropa species plant used to treat such skin infections as ringworm and eczema
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Candy9(f): 1:47pm On Feb 04, 2010
thanks so much again, ire ooooooooooo!
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by biina: 6:31pm On Feb 04, 2010
Candy9:

thanks so much again, ire ooooooooooo!
Slight typo in my initial post:
lapalapa refers to eczema and not ringworm, while the plant is used to treat both. Ringworm is called eela
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Skidoc(m): 6:36pm On Feb 04, 2010
biina:

Slight typo in my initial post:
lapalapa refers to eczema and not ringworm, while the plant is used to treat both. Ringworm is called eela

Hi, It's actually the other way round. Lapalapa is Ringworm and Eczema is probably Eela but most likely[i] Ifo[/i]. grin

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Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Candy9(f): 10:09pm On Feb 04, 2010
@biina and scidoc:

thanks! ese o! You are both great!

cheesy
wink
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by biina: 11:50pm On Feb 04, 2010
Skidoc:

Hi, It's actually the other way round. Lapalapa is Ringworm and Eczema is probably Eela but most likely[i] Ifo[/i]. grin
I initially thot lapalapa was ring worm, and then on second thot felt I had mixed them up.

Thinking about it a bit more, lapalapa is ringworm like I said initially. Eela should be eczema that often causes irritation, itching, redness and possible ulcer of the skin. It is definitely not ifo, whose primary symptom is the lightening of the infected skin area. Ifo is more likely tinea versicolor
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by DisGuy: 3:22am On Feb 20, 2010
Please what is Agbe? don't know if i got the spelling right but a word used to describe a farmer like a proper conc. farmer

Agbe = farmer ?
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by biina: 10:22am On Feb 21, 2010
Dis Guy:

Please what is Agbe? don't know if i got the spelling right but a word used to describe a farmer like a proper conc. farmer

Agbe = farmer ?
yep.
Aroko b'odun de!
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Cyana(f): 3:02pm On Feb 24, 2010
Hi Ya'll,
Please what does Nde wo mean?
I've seen it a lot here,
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by DisGuy: 6:21pm On Feb 26, 2010
biina:

yep.
Aroko b'odun de!

Ese Gaaaani!!

Thanks
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ChinenyeN(m): 8:03pm On Feb 26, 2010
Cyana:

Hi Ya'll,
Please what does Nde wo mean?
I've seen it a lot here,
It's a greeting. Usage is similar to how Americans say "hey" when they greet each other.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Nobody: 8:06pm On Feb 26, 2010
Does anyone know the word DESIGN" in yoruba?

I wrote "desiini" in my essay, dude told me thatz yoruba-english grin
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by chic2pimp(m): 8:19pm On Feb 26, 2010
Shakes my head : embarassed

Design and Desinii embarassed grin.
Your Bushness knows no boundary tongue
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Nobody: 8:28pm On Feb 26, 2010
chic2pimp:

Shakes my head : embarassed

Design and Desinii embarassed grin.
Your Bushness knows no boundary tongue
Then translate, O Mighty Yoruba speaker tongue
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by chic2pimp(m): 8:35pm On Feb 26, 2010
I'll rather not wink cool
If you can't speak yoruba, Nah your bizness be that tongue
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Nobody: 8:36pm On Feb 26, 2010
see this one. . . .so you dnt know sef.
ko ra e so un jor tongue tongue
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by chic2pimp(m): 8:40pm On Feb 26, 2010
Nah Lie you can't trick me into telling you tongue
Go find am for ya self cheesy
Or better still come to my home make I teach you wink smiley
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Nobody: 8:44pm On Feb 26, 2010
Lol, No, I'll go to my bro's house to ask for the translation  grin
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by chic2pimp(m): 8:51pm On Feb 26, 2010
You berra drop this your brother & sister acts jare undecided.
I am both the best & cheapest yoruba teacher you'll find anywhere. Fact!!!!! wink
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Nobody: 8:52pm On Feb 26, 2010
chic2pimp:

You berra drop this your brother & sister acts jare undecided.
I am both the best & cheapest yoruba teacher you'll find anywhere. Fact!!!!! wink
I want free tutoring
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by chic2pimp(m): 9:03pm On Feb 26, 2010
If nah feel tutoring you want, I willing to you case an exception wink
When should I be expecting your visit? undecided
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Nobody: 9:04pm On Feb 26, 2010
chic2pimp:

If nah feel tutoring you want, I willing to you case an exception wink
When should I be expecting your visit? undecided
When you see pigs flying outside of your window, then you know that I'm at the door. kiss grin
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by chic2pimp(m): 9:14pm On Feb 26, 2010
FL Gators:

When you see pigs flying outside of your window, then you know that I'm at the door. kiss grin

Nah you know. As long as you come, let anything fly smiley
Whether it is Ewure or Papi Luwe flying, sha come wink cool
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by kyuubi: 6:11am On Feb 28, 2010
FL Gators:

Does anyone know the word DESIGN" in yoruba?

I wrote [b]"desiini" [/b]in my essay, dude told me thatz yoruba-english grin
LWKMD  grin grin grin
FL wan kill person o! We thank God, ope l'ope aye'ta plus 'bendel Insurance' combo, her sakabula for don kill me  grin grin grin
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Cyana(f): 8:23am On Mar 02, 2010
Morning guys,
please someone help, what does ''Achal'ugo nwanyi'' mean?
Thanks
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ChinenyeN(m): 9:38pm On Mar 02, 2010
Someone just asked me that same question a few minutes ago. . .
Anyway, this was my response: "never heard it before, but if I'm reading it correctly, then I would guess maybe "pure/chaste woman" (woman of high moral etiquette/standards). That would be my guess."

Don't quote me on it though.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Cyana(f): 7:50am On Mar 03, 2010
Thank you very much man.
Much appreciated smiley

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