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Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by MrCrackles(m): 10:56pm On Oct 23, 2008
jagunna- Thief

Jagunna- My shoemaker's name
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by tope2000(f): 10:57pm On Oct 23, 2008
MrCrackles:

Korofo-Empty Barrel

Korofo-my local ashewo's name

brash u are really are a nutcase.

@post

idi - reason
idi - ass tongue

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Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by skfa1: 10:58pm On Oct 23, 2008
Kokoro---Key

Kokoro---Ant

Kokoro---Male private


Related word

Oloju kokoro--- I think is called longerthrought in English or something not sure though.
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Moyola(f): 11:00pm On Oct 23, 2008
Koboko - whip

koboko -  lipsrsealed used by sum 9jah dudezzz, wen referrin 2 their tinyd.ic.k. . . . hehe tongue
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by skfa1: 11:01pm On Oct 23, 2008
Olode -- Hunter

Olode-- A person that used to go out frequently
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by skfa1: 11:03pm On Oct 23, 2008
Moyola:

Koboko - whip

koboko - lipsrsealed used by sum 9jah dudezzz, when referrin 2 their tinyd.ic.k. . . . hehe tongue

hehe tiny what? dont let me get you there,infact get into the house now i will make sure i beat you with my koboko 2nite grin

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Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Moyola(f): 11:03pm On Oct 23, 2008
Aribiti Arabata - used wen referrin to God

Aribiti arabata - we saw a place to buy shoes vrum  undecided
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Moyola(f): 11:05pm On Oct 23, 2008
skfa1:

hehe tiny what? don't let me get you there,infact get into the house now i will make sure i beat you with my koboko 2nite grin

hehehe. . . . cheesy

talon ba soro beyen? shocked

m nut ya m8!!! angry hehe. . .
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Moyola(f): 11:08pm On Oct 23, 2008
tinba - if i. . .

tinba - timber undecided


erin - laugh

erin - elephant

erin - to walk {used 4 an eldaly pezin/ many peepz}
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by skfa1: 11:13pm On Oct 23, 2008
Agbon --- coconut

Agbon --- Bee , sometime called oyin.

Agbon --- Basket

Agbon--- We are wise

Agbon --- We dust it


@ Moyola

You really tried in Yoruba sha, 2 and half gbosa for you

gbosa gbosa gbo grin
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by cooldud62: 11:14pm On Oct 23, 2008
most of the words you guys have here are not written the same way,
you know yoruba has a lot of dots here and there,
for example,
ejo = snake

ejo = discussion

ejo = please

for someone who writes and speak yoruba, the first and second dont belong to a group but the second and third do.

for none speaking people who just use the translator or the dictionary,

oko = manliness,

oko = farm

oko = vehicle

oko = hoe

oko = husband.

if you tell someone using dictionary
oko mi nbo leni,

the person interprets as My manliness is coming today!
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Moyola(f): 11:16pm On Oct 23, 2008
skfa1:


@ Moyola

You really tried in Yoruba sha, 2 and half gbosa for you

gbosa gbosa gbo grin

hehe. . . l00k @ yu cheesy

. . . ah gara dingree in yoruba wink
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by MrCrackles(m): 11:18pm On Oct 23, 2008
Jaburata-Plenty

Jaburata
-Masquerade
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Moyola(f): 11:18pm On Oct 23, 2008
cooldud62*:

most of the words you guys have here are not written the same way,
you know yoruba has a lot of dots here and there,
for example,
ejo = snake

Oluko. . . . . y ve yu bn abzent phrum ya skool. . . .all dinz dayzzz!!!! undecided
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Moyola(f): 11:19pm On Oct 23, 2008
MrCrackles:

Jaburata-Plenty

Jaburata
-Masquerade

haaaaaaa!!! shocked
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by skfa1: 11:20pm On Oct 23, 2008
Moyola:

Oluko. . . . . y ve yu bn abzent phrum ya school. . . .all dinz dayzzz!!!! undecided

Probably spent his school fee cool
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by skfa1: 11:21pm On Oct 23, 2008
MrCrackles:

Jaburata-Plenty

Jaburata
-Masquerade

Which Yoruba dico are u using ?
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by MrCrackles(m): 11:22pm On Oct 23, 2008
Kokoro-Small boy's coc.k

Kokoro-Ant

Kokoro-Keys
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by MrCrackles(m): 11:23pm On Oct 23, 2008
skfa1:

Which Yoruba dico are u using ?

The one Obasanjo wrote!! grin
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Moyola(f): 11:23pm On Oct 23, 2008
hehehe. . . .
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by skfa1: 11:25pm On Oct 23, 2008
grin grin grin grin


Obasanjo wrote one? i never knew
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Moyola(f): 11:26pm On Oct 23, 2008
so - to tie

so - to fart. . . . , . . ewww!!!

so - to say

so - Sow undecided
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Moyola(f): 11:27pm On Oct 23, 2008
ilu - drum

ilu - country
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Moyola(f): 11:27pm On Oct 23, 2008
Ade - crown

Ade - we've arrived
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Moyola(f): 11:29pm On Oct 23, 2008
ora - oil/ointment

ora - plastic bag aka nylon bag {konk yoruba}
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Moyola(f): 11:31pm On Oct 23, 2008
Ogede - Banana

Ogede - plaintain "Ogede agbagba"

Ogede. . . - name "Ogedengbe"

hehehe. . .
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by cooldud62: 11:33pm On Oct 23, 2008
Moyo,i have resumed
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by firestar(f): 11:36pm On Oct 23, 2008
bo- to drop down


bo- to feed, maintain, support, nourish


bo- to boil


bo- to return, arrive, come


Gbédè- to hear & understand the language spoken, to be intelligent.


Gbédè- to bind or put in shackles


Ran- to spin,twist


Ran- to send,despatch,to sew


Ràn- to be infectious, to ignite.
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by firestar(f): 11:37pm On Oct 23, 2008
bo- to drop down


bo- to feed, maintain, support, nourish


bo- to boil


bo- to return, arrive, come


Gbédè- to hear & understand the language spoken, to be intelligent.


Gbédè- to bind or put in shackles


Ran- to spin,twist


Ran- to send,despatch,to sew


Ràn- to be infectious, to ignite.
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by Moyola(f): 11:44pm On Oct 23, 2008
cooldud62*:

Moyo,i have resumed

since wen!!! shocked

yu wey ah don disown disOluko tey tey. . . angry
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by firestar(f): 11:47pm On Oct 23, 2008
titò- act of urinating


tito- straight, direct, right, proper


tito- sufficiency


titò- formation in rows
Re: Yoruba Words That Have Several Meanings by TOYOSI20(f): 11:49pm On Oct 23, 2008
So da- Cross the Street. . . . .

So da?- Is it good, or do u like it?

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