TUKI KAMUSI YA KISWAHILI-KIINGEREZA
Swahili-ENGLISH dictionary

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o.a kt [ele] marry a woman. (tde) olea, (tdew) olewa; (tdk) oleka; (tds) oza; (tdn)oana.

oam.a kt [sie] be drenched, be saturated in water. (tde) oamia; (tdk) oamika; (tds) oamisha.

oan.a kt [sie] 1 be married. 2 be compatible, be in harmony: Mawazo yake yame~ na yangu her views are in harmony with mine. (tde) oania; (tdk) oanika; (tds) oanisha.

oanish.a kt [ele] associate, relate two things. (tde) oanishia; (tdk) oani-shika; (tdn) oanishana; (tdw) oanishwa.

oda* nm [i-/zi-] order. (Kng)

ofisa* nm [a-/wa-] officer: ~ tawala administrative officer. (Kng)

ofisi* nm [i-/zi-] office: ~ya Waziri Mkuu Prime Minister's Office.

og.a1 kt [sie/ele] bath, take a bath/shower. (tde) ogea; (tdk) ogeka; (tds) ogesha.

-oga2 kv coward, timid.

ogele.a kt [sie] swim. (tdk) ogeleka; (tds) ogelesha.

ogofy.a kt [ele] frighten,terrify. (tde) ogofyea; (tdk) ogofyeka; (tdn) ogofyana; (tds) ogofyesha; (tdw) ogofywa.

ogop.a kt [sie] 1 fear, be afraid/ fearful. 2 obey: ~ Mwenyezi Mungu obey the Almighty God. (tde) ogopea; (tdk) ogopeka; (tds) ogopesha; (tdn) ogopana; (tdw) ogopwa.

ogopesh.a kt [ele] frighten, scare. (tde) ogopeshea; (tdk) ogopesheka; (tdn) ogopeshana; (tdw) ogopeshwa.

oili* nm [i-/zi-] oil. (Kng)

ok.a kt [ele] bake. (tde) okea; (tdk) okeka; (tds) okesha; (tdw) okwa.

oko.a kt [ ele] rescue; save; redeem. (tde) okolea, (tdew) okolewa, (tdek) okoleka; (tdn) okoana.

okok.a kt [sie]1 be rescued. 2 (dini) be saved. (tde) okokea; (tdk) okokeka.

okot.a kt [ele] 1 pick up. 2 find. (tde)

okotea; (tdk) okoteka; (tdn) okotana; (tds) okoteza; (tdw) okotwa.

ondo

 

okotez.a kt [ele] fumble, bungle.

(tde) kotezea; (tdk) okotezeka; (tdn) okotezana; (tds) okotezesha; (tdw) okotezwa.

oksijeni* nm [i-] oxygen. (Kng)

Oktoba* nm [ i-] October. (Kng)

ol.a kt [ele]1 look at, watch. 2 see. (tde) olea; (tdk) oleka; (tds) olesha; (tdn) olana; (tdw) olwa.

ole! ki woe! pity!: ~ wangu woe is me!

olimpiki* nm [i-] olympic. (Kng)

omb.a kt [ele] beg for, ask for, petition, request; pray for. (tde) ombea; (tdk) ombeka; (tdn) ombana; (tds) ombesha; (tdw) ombwa.

ombaomba nm [a-/wa-] beggar.

ombe nm [i-/zi-]1 edge, rim, brim. 2 uncertain wavering movement.

ombe.a kt [ele] pray for, intercede for. 2 ask on behalf of: Naku~ ruhusa I am asking for permission on your behalf. (tdk) ombeka.

ombi nm ma- [li-/ya-] request; prayer.

omboje.a kt [sie] be too soft, become too soft. (tdk) ombojeka; (tds) ombojesha; (tdw) ombojewa.

ombolekez.a kt [ele] recite words during oath taking/offering. (tde) ombolekezea; (tdk) ombole-kezeka; (tds) ombolekezesha; (tdn) ombolekezana; tdw) ombo-lekezwa.

ombolez.a kt [ele] mourn, bewail, lament. (tde) ombolezea; (tdk) ombolezeka; (tdn) ombolezana; (tds) ombolezesha; (tdw) ombo-lezwa.

ombwe nm [i-/zi-] vacuum.

omek.a kt [ele] 1 pile up, stack sth up. 2 compress, press; fill. (tde) omekea; (tdk) omekeka; (tds) omekesha; (tdn) omekana; (tdw) omekwa.

omo nm [i-/zi-] bows, prow.

omo.a kt [ele] (udongo) dig up/out

break up. (tde) omolea, (tdew) omolewa; (tdk) omoleka; (tds) omosha.

on.a

 

on.a kt [ele] 1 see: Kusikia si ku~ hearing is not the same as seeing. 2 feel: Na~ njaa I am feeling hungry. (tde) onea; (tdk) oneka; (tdn) onana; (tds) onesha; (tdw) onwa.

onan.a kt [sie] meet, see: Ali~ na rafiki yake jana he met his friend yesterday. (tde) onania; (tdk) onanika; (tds) onanisha.

ondo nm ma- [li-/ya-] 1 knee. 2 leg, foot.

ondo.a kt [ele] remove, take away. (tde) ondolea, (tdew) ondolewa; (tdk) ondoka; (tdn) ondoana; (tds) ondosha.

ondok.a kt [sie] leave, depart, go away. (tde) ondokea, (tdew) ondokewa; (tdk) ondokeka; (tds) ondokesha.

ondokan.a kt [sie]~ na get rid of sth, escape from, be delivered from, emerge from: Ame~ na tabia ya ombaomba he has been delivered from beggary.

ondoke.a kt [sie] 1 feel better, be feeling better. 2 prosper, do well: Mtoto ana~ vizuri the child is prospering well.

ondoleo nm ma- [li-/ya-] remission, removal: ~ la dhambi remission of sins.

one.a kt [ele] bully, illtreat, harass, belittle. (tde) onelea; (tdk) oneka (tdn) oneana; (tdw) onewa.

onekan.a kt [sie] 1 be seen, be vissible, be apparent. 2 appear like/as if: Ina~ mvua itanyesha it appers as if it will rain. (tde) onekania; (tdk) onekanika; (tds) onekanisha.

onele.a kt [sie] feel, think, consider: Nili~ bora nirudi nyumbani I felt it's best I returned home.

onevu kv 1 tyrannous, bully, opp-ressive. 2 transparent; obser-vable.

onge.a1 kt [ele] talk, chat. (tde)

ongelea, (tdek) ongeleka, (tdes)

ongelesha, (tdew) ongelewa.

onge.a2 [ele] increase. (tdw) ongewa.

ongele.a kt [ele] talk about/over sth. (tdk) ongeleka; (tdn) ongeleana; (tds) ongelesha; (tdw) ongelewa.

ongez.a kt [ele] add, increase, augment.

 

(tde) ongezea; (tdk) ongezeka; (tdn) ongezana; (tdw) ongezwa.

ongeze.a kt [ele] add to/for, increase: Nitaku~ mshahara wako I shall increase your salary.

ongezeko nm ma- [li-/ya-] increment, surplus: ~ la misha-hara salary increment.

ongo.a kt [ele] 1 reform, convert, set right. 2 soothe a child by soft songs. (tde) ongolea, (tdw) ongolewa; (tdk) ongoleka; (tdn) ongoana.

ongofu kv converted, reformed.

ongong.a kt [sie] cause to vomit. (tde) ongongea; (tdk) ongongeka; (tds) ongongesha.

ongop.a kt [sie] lie, deceive, cheat. (tde) ongopea, (tden) ongopeana, (tdew) ongopewa; (tdk) ongopeka; (tds) ongopesha.

ongoz.a kt [ele] 1 lead, guide, show the way. 2 direct, conduct. (tde) ongozea; (tdk) ongozeka; (tdn) ongozana; (tdw) ongozwa.

ongozan.a kt [sie] 1 go along together, follow one another. 2 guide one another. (tde) ongozania; (tdk) ongozanika; (tds) ongozanisha.

onj.a kt [ele] taste.(tde) onjea;(tdk) onjeka; (tdn) onjana; (tds) onjesha; (tdw) onjwa.

onjesh.a kt [ele] give to taste, offer to taste. (tde) onjeshea; (tdk) onjesheka; (tdn) onjeshana; (tdw) onjeshwa.

ony.a kt [ele] 1 warn, admonish. 2 forbid, prevent. (tde) onyea; (tdk) onyeka; (tdn) onyana; (tds) onyesha; (tdw) onywa.

onyesh.a kt [ele] show, exhibit,

demonstrate. (tde) onyeshea; (tdk)

onyesheka; (tdn) onyeshana;

(tdw) onyeshwa.

onyesho nm ma- [li-/ya-] 1 scene (in a play).2 exhibition, show: Ma~ ya vitabu book exhibition/fair.

onyo nm ma- [li-/ya-] warning.

operesheni* nm [i-/zi-] operation. (Kng)

opereta* nm ma- [a-/wa-] operator. (Kng)

opo.a kt [ele] 1 draw out, remove, take off/out: ~ ndoo kisimani fish a bucket orodha

 

out of a well. 2 save, rescue, deliver; remove a magic spell. (tde) opolea, (tdew) opolewa; (tdk) opoka; (tds) oposha; (tdn) opoana.

orodha* nm [i-/zi-] list, inventory, catalogue. (Kar)

orodhesh.a* kt [ele] list, catalogue, compile an inventory. (tde) oro-dheshea; (tdk) orodhesheka; (tdn) orodheshana; (tdw) orodheshwa (Kar)

-ororo kv soft, smooth: Ngozi ny~ smooth skin; Muziki mw~ soft music.

osh.a kt [ele] wash: ~ vyombo vya kulia wash the utensils. (tde) oshea; (tdk) osheka; (tdn) oshana; (tdw) oshwa.

ot.a1 kt [ele/sie] germinate, grow, sprout, spring up: Mtama ume~ the sorghum has sprout up; ~ meno cut teeth. (tde) otea; (tdk) oteka; (tds) otesha.

ot.a2 kt [ele] dream. (tde) otea; (tdk) oteka; (tdn) otana; (tds) otesha; (tdw) otwa.

ot.a3 kt [sie] bend when drying up. (tde) otea; (tdk) oteka; (tds) otesha; (tdw) otwa.

ot.a4 kt [ele] get warm: ~ jua bask

in the sun. (tde) otea; (tdk) oteka;

(tds) otesha; (tdw) otwa.

otam.a kt [sie] squat. (tde) otamia; (tdk) otamika; (tds) otamisha.

-o-ote kl any: Una kitabu chochote? do you have any book?

-ote kv all, whole, entire: Watu w~ all people; Vitabu vy~ all books; shule ya~ the entire school.

ote.a1 kt [sie] 1 lie in ambush,

waylay, lurk. 2 (mchezo wa mpira) be off side. (tdn) oteana; (tdw) otewa.

otea2 nm ma- [li-/ya-] lurking place, ambush area.

ovaroli* nm ma- [li-/ya-] overalls.

(Kng)

ovataimu* nm [i-/zi-] overtime: Kazi ya ~ overtime work. (Kng)

ovodh.a kt [sie] swim in order to guard the drag-net. (tde) ovodhea; (tdk) ovodheka; (tds) ovodhesha.

-ovu kv evil, vile, wicked: Yu mw~ he is wicked.

ovyo kl 1 carelessly, haphazardly. 2 uselessly.

oya1 nm ma- [li-/ya-] handful (of sth): ~ ya mchele a handful of rice.

oy.a2 kt [sie] be calm/settled; rest, be comforted. (tde) oyea; (tdk) oyeka; (tds) oyesha.

oyee! ki hurrah!

oz.a1 kt [sie] rot, go bad, putrefy; stink; (nyama) be high. (tde) ozea; (tdk) ozeka; (tds) ozesha.

oz.a2 kt [sie] marry off sb: Jirani yetu atamw~ binti yake juma lijalo our neighbour will marry off his daughter next week. (tde) ozea; (tdk) ozeka. (tds) ozesha; (tdn) ozana; (tdw) ozwa.

ozi nm ma- [li-/ya-] eye.

 

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