Igbo Dictionary - words beginning with 'b'



1. the verb root for enter

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Moods and verbals
• Infinitive (to enter): ịba
• Imperative (enter): baa
• Imperative - negative (do not enter): abala
• Gerund (entering): ịba, ọbụba

Tenses
• Present tense (enter): na-aba
• Present continuous (entering): na-aba
• Future tense (will enter): ga-aba
• Future continuous (will be entering): ga na-aba
• Past tense (entered): bara
• Past continuous (was entering): naara aba
• Past perfect (had entered): baara
• Present tense - negative (not enter): naghị-aba
• Present continuous - negative (not entering): naghị-aba
• Future tense - negative (will not enter): gaghị aba
• Future continuous - negative (will not be entering): gaghị na-aba
• Past tense - negative (not entered): baghị
• Past continuous - negative (was not entering): naghịara aba
• Past perfect - negative(had entered): baghịara

Compound verb and enclitic
bagbu
bacha
bachụpụ
bapụ
bachu
bafọ
bafe
bafu
bajọ
baju
bakọ
bakwuo
bakwuru
bali
bami
banye
basịa
bata
chaba
cheba
chiba
chọba
chụba
daba, dabanye
deba
doba
duba
faba
feba
foba
fuba
hiba
jaba
gbaba
kaba
kuba
kụba
kpaba
kpoba
kpụba
kwaba
kwọba
kwụba
leba
meba
miba
nwụba
nyaba
nyoba
paba
rịba
rụba
seba
soba
teba
tiba
waba
weba
zaba
zoba

Verbal derivative
• abamama
• ọbụba

Verbal completement
• aba

Examples
• baa n'ụlọ m (enter my house)(the speaker is not inside his house)
• banye n'ụlọ m (enter my house)(the speaker is not inside his house)
• bata n'ụlọ m (enter my house)(the speaker in inside his house)
• ọ batara n'ụlọ m (he came into my house) (he entered my house)
• ọ banyere n'ụlọ m (he entered my house)
• ha na-aba aba (they are entering)
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2. the verb root for plenty

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2. the verb root for involuntary urination, involuntary defacation

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• O bara nshi oge ndi uwe ojii nwudere ya (he involuntarily defacated when the police caught him)
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3. the verb root for wealthy

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4. the verb for 'engage in a physical fight' - ba ya ogu

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5. the verb root for scold, the verb root for 'shout at'

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6. the verb root peel (mainly used for peeling raw yam)

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7. the verb root for 'add soil' to plant with a spade or hoe to nourish or support it)

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8. the verb for burst

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9. the verb root for benefit - ba uru

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10. the verb root for soak

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11. the verb root for naming

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12. extensional suffix for 'continue to'

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bacha
be
becha
bi
bichi
bido
bigbọ
biko
bini
bịa
bo
bọ
bọọlụ
bu
bulobulo
buusu
bụ


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