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IGBO DICTIONARY

IGBO-ENGLISH-BEKEE

 

IGBO

Word

Continuous Meaning

ENGLISH

BEKEE

 

 

 

CH.

 

 

cha

 

colour attribute, emit

 cha

 

  be light or reddish-coloured (as opposed to being dark)

 

 cha anyali?

 be an albino

 

 cha edo edo

 be yellow in colour

 

 chagha

 turn pale

 

 chaghali

 be light in colour; change colour; fade; be bloodless (of person)

 

 chaghali anya

 change expression, colour of eyes {through sorrow, anger, surprise, etc.}

 

 chagha iru

 change colour, expression (chaghali anya)

 

 cha isi awo?

 turn grey (of black hair turning grey)

 

 cha mmanu mmanu

 be reddish orange (as oil)

 

 cha ntu ntu

 be ash-grey in colour

 

 cha obala obala

 be red, blood-red

 

 cha ocha

 be fair in complexion

 

 cha ufie ufie

 be red

 

 di ocha

 be fair in complexion; be white, clean

 

 ocha

 white; light-coloured

 

 ocha

 whiteness; light colour be(come) ripe, as shown by change of colour {of fruit, e.g. orange, banana; contrast -ka, ripen or mature by getting hard, as maize}

 

 o na-acha acha

  It is ripening (and changing colour)

 

 chakpo

 be fully ripe

 

 chalo achalo

 be fully ripe

 

 chato

 be over-ripe

 

 ose ocha

 ripe (red) pepper

 cha

 

 wash, scrub {hand, foot, hard object}; clean off; be clean, pure

 

 ochicha

 washing; scrubing

 

 chacha

 clean (stronger than)

 

 chachanye

 wash into

 

 chagbu onya

  heal a sore by washing

 

 chapu

 wash off

 

 wucha {aru}

 wash, wash clean, cleanse {body}

 

 wuchapu {aru}

 wash {the body} thoroughly

 

 wuchaputa

 wash thoroughly

 cha

 

 shine {as sun}; glisten; glitter; blaze; beat down {as sun}; scorch {of sun, fire, hot iron, etc.} {mu, but stronger}

 

 ochicha

 scorching; beating {of sun}

 

 Anwu chalu

 The sun shone

 

 chachi

 dazzle:

 

 Anwu chachili m anya

  The sun dazzled me

 

 chagbu

  cause to wither {by heat}; scorch

 

 chani

 flare up; blaze; force away by heat

 

 chanwu

 wither

 

 cha oku

 be red-hot {of metal iron}

 cha

 

 open up; reveal

 

 chalapu anya

 open eyes wide; stare at; look sternly at

 

 chalu aba

 lie flat on the back

 

 cha n'anwu

 be apparent, obvious, conspicuous

 cha

 

  partial {doing of action}; act {on relatively small object or small part of object}:

 

 Tachalu nwantinti

 Bite off a little bit

 

 Tichalu ya

 Slap him gently

 

 I na-etichalu m abu m oyi gi?

 Are you taking liberties with me by slapping me?

 

 Nachalu ya akwukwo

 Snatch the book from her

 

 Biko fuchapu m ife daba m n'anya

 Please help me by blowing something out from my eye

 cha

 

 thoroughness

 

 kachasi

 surpass entirely { kasi - surpass}

 

 nucha

 hear well {nu - hear}

 

 ruchanye

 pour all into { runye - pour into}

 cha

 

 give place; give way

 

 chalu n'uzo

 let one pass, give way to

 

 cha n'uso

 go aside; give way

 cha

 

  cut {slang}

 

 gbube, be

 more commonly used

 

 cha akwa

 cut cloth {e.g. into yards}

 

 cha akwukwo

 cut paper

 

 cha elili

 cut rope

chaleku/ Ichekpu/ nchi-chi/ mbacheleku

 Black Velvet Tamarind Chaleku

Black Velvet tamarind

 icheku oyịbo

indian Tamarind {chacoal made from it}

 cham

 

 dane-gun

cham uzo

 

yield

 che

 

 wait; watch for; watch over, protect, guard, shelter {in good sense}; lie in wait for, ambush {in bad sense}

 

 ochiche

 waiting; preserving; protecting

 

 chebe, -chelu

 guard; keep; preserve

 

 chebe nt

 i listen

 

 chedo

 protect; shelter

 

 nchedo

 defence; protection; sheltering

 

 chedo mmili

  hold water

 

 che iru

 be opposite

 

 chekata

 wait a long time

 

 chekwa{ba}

 look after; take care of

 

 chekwa iwe

 bear malice

 

 chekwata

 save {money}

 

 nchekwata

 saving{s} {of money, etc}

 

 che nche

 keep watch; watch; keep vigil

 

 O na-eche nche

 He keeps watch {over something}; He keeps vigil

 

 A ga-eche ya nche

 It will be watched

 

 che ndo

 act as regent; administer during interregnum {give shade}

 

 che nti

 listen

 

 cheraba

 wait a long time

 

 ndi nche atulu

 shepherds

 

 oche anwu

 umbrella; sunshade

 

 oche ndo

 anything giving shade {giver of shade}

 

 Orananche

 male name {all at watch}

 che

 

 present; offer

 

 che iru

 face

 

 chelita

 face {of a person}

 

 nchelita

 facing; opposing

 

 nchel?ta iru

 opposite; facing

 

 che n'iru

 present; place before

 

 che oji

 give kola

 

 oche ogu

 praying mantis {lit. the one offering fight}

 che

 

 think; ponder; meditate

 

 ochiche

 thinking; pondering; meditating

 

 che echiche

 think; think deeply on an abstract problem; ponder; meditate

 

 chefu

 forget

 

 chegbu

 worry; care; be anxious

 

 cheghali

 reconsider; repent

 

 ncheghali

 repentance

 

 nchekasi

 worry greatly; wear out oneself with thinking

 

 nchekasi

 anxiety; care; worry

 

 chekwube

 trust

 

 nchekwube

 trust; confidence; trustworthiness; faithfulness

 

 cheta

 remember

 

 ncheta

 memorial; remembrance

 

 abu ncheta

 memorial song

 

 ife ncheta

 memorial

 

 che uche

 think; wonder; doubt; be perplexed

 

 chezo

 forget

 

 nchezo

 forgetfulness

cheki turavulas

 

travelers check

 cheleku

 

  Black Velvet tamarind {see chaleku}

chere

 

wait

 chi

 

  animate, purposeful essence; procreative life force; {specifically} life-force or spiritual essence of an individual, which with he has made a pre-birth contract that determines his life-pattern

 

 Chukwu kelu gi, kee chi nwe i

 God created you and created your personal chi

 

 ofu nne na-amu, ma ofu chi adi eji

 The same mother, yes; but not the same chi

 

 Chi m, ekwenaa!

 My chi, don't let it happen {exclamation when danger threatens}

 

 Di nwaanyi bu chi ya

 A woman's husband is her personal chi {i.e. directs her life}. A good chi is responsible for one's success, and a bad chi for one's failure

 

 Aka mm gi ka chi gi

 I am greater than you and your chi

 

 Abu m onye ajo chi

 I am a man of a bad chi

 

 ego chi

 money ritually received for one's chi

 

 ewu chi

 a goat given to one's mother for her personal chi, which must never be killed

 

 Ewu chi nwaanyi bu ofu uzo nnwa

 A woman's chi-goat is as sacred as a child

 

 ofu chi

  having the same character or behaviour {of two people}

 

 ogbu chi

 fig-tree planted near dwelling to represent one's chi; {specifically and more particularly} life-essence of the universe; God

 

 Chi oma

 God the Good

 

 ma Chi kwe

  if God allows. Usually qualified as Chukwu {i.e. Chi Ukwu, Great God, see separate entry} or Chineke {i.e. Chi na-eke - God who creates}

 chi

 

 day {i.e. day time}

 

 chi aboo

 day breaks

 

 chi anaa

 It is evening; the day declines

 

 chi efoo

 day breaks

 

 chi ejimie

 It is late evening, night

 

 chi ejiri

 The day declines

 

 chi ekufoo

 It is getting light {of day}

 

 chi emie

 It is late evening or night

 

 chi erulu

 It is afternoon; the day draws in; the evening comes on {idiomatic}

 

 chi jirili

 Darkness {night} is coming on

 

 Chi jirili n'obodo taata

 Someone very important died in town today

 

 chi ofifo, ofufo

 period after daybreak as light grows stronger; daybreak

 

 bilibili chi

 dawn{ing}

 

 I sago chi?

 Good morning

 

 fo chi

 last till dawn; last till the following morning

 

 Ka chi foo

 Good night

 

 ufochi

 dawn; dayspring; next day

 chi

 

 make {king, minister}; crown {cf. -ch?}; take title

 

 chi echi{chi}

 take or bestow a title

 

 chi eze

 become, be installed Chief or King

 

 Ka anyi je ebe a na-echi eze

 Let us go to the place where a Chief is being installed

 

 chi mmuo

 take a title of a god

 

 chi ozo

 take a title take ozo title {take honour}

 

 chizu

 become fully qualified; take the highest {hierachical} title

 

 Uko Chukwu nke a echizugo

 This priest has become full qualified {i.e. is now a full priest}

 chi

 

 show; present

 

 Biko chi oku

 Please show the light; put drink to someone's lips

 chi

 

 block

 

 chi anya

 be well-woven, tight

 

 chi nti

  be deaf, obstinate, disobedient

 

 kpuchi

 cover

 chi

 

 report; make report of

 

 chi ikpe

 complain; make complaint

 chi

 

  tap {palm wine}; cup; d

 

 chi ochi

 cup; draw blood

 

 ochi

 cupping, drawing blood with horn or horn-shaped calabash from any part of the body to relieve congestion, swelling, pain, etc.

 chi

 

 in place of

 

 kuchi

 take wife of dead relative

 

 tinyechi

 put in place of

 chi

 

 rub forcefully; scrub

 

 ochichi

 scrubbing

 

 chi akwa

 scrub cloth

 

 chichapu

 wipe off; rule off

 

 chichapu anya

 stare; glare

 

 chichapu obi

 be broadminded; clear the mind of prejudice

 

 chifia aru

 abrase the skin

 

 chitulu aru

 muzzle; rub against the body {of animals}

 chi

 

  move

 

 chi azu

 return; turn back

 

 chigha azu

 return

 

 chighali

 turn round and round; be undecided:

 

 Ndi agha ayi; chighalu azu

 Our troops retreated

 

 chipu

 start on a journey

 chi

 

  {slang}

 

 chi joobu

 cheat; unlawfully use part of another's time in attending to one's needs {e.g. as a clerk who secretly fills in football coupons in the office}; do petty job as a sideline

 chinchi

 

 bedbug {Yoruba idun}

 chinchin

 

 chinchin; i.e. a type of small biscuit, fried hard in small pieces

 chi

 

  carry, take {many things}

 

 ochich?

 taking, carrying {many things}

 

 afo och?chi

 diarrhoea

 

 chi aka ji

 gather in yam tendrils

 

 chịdebe

 bring near

 

 chighali uche

 consider; ponder; meditate; put one's mind to

 

 chi inyeme

 marry a plurality of wives

 

 chiko

 gather together

 

 chikolu

 take the whole number for oneself

 

 chikota

 gather and give entirely; gather together and bring a whole number

 

 chili

 take to oneself

 

 chini

 lift up {several things}

 

 chini aka

 lift up hands; take off the hands; desist from

 

 chinita aka

 hold up the hands

 

 chi okwe

 divine with beads, nuts; pay divine homage to okwe; hence village name {Isi okwe}

 

 chi omu

 have a strong current {of river}

 

 chịpu

 take away {several things}

 

 chita

 bring {several things}; lead; be the leader {e.g. of a group}

 

 chi umu

 look after children or young of animals; rule; govern; reign; direct

 

 ochịchi

 rule; government; ruling

 

 ọchichi Naijiria

 the Government of Nigeria

 

 chị {achi}

 rule; govern

 

 chidebe

 cease reigning, ruling

 

 chikoba

 rule

 

 ochi agha

 military officer; commanding officer; military leader; male name

 

 ndi na-achi achi

 the rulers; members of the government

 chị

 

 be slippery

 

 chị achị

 be slippery:

 

 Ebe a na-achị achị

 This place is slippery

 chi

 

 grunt; make sound with effort

 

 ọchịchị

 grunt; sound made with effort

 

 ọchịchị

 akwa hard sobbing

 

 ọchịchị ṅsị

 defecation with grunts:

 

 Onye ọya afụ na-achị ṅsị

 The sick man is defecating with grunts

 

 chị {achị}

 cry, chirp {as a cricket}

 

 chị akwa

 cry very much; sob {harder than - kwa akwa}

 

 chị ọchị

 laugh hard or uproariously {no vowel suffix; less common than - mụ amụ}

 chịm`, chim`

 

  firm

 

 chịmchịm`, chịmchịm

 strong; upright; firm:

 

 Ndi agha anyị nọ chịmchịm` n'obodo afụ

 Our troops remain in firm control of the city

 

 dị chịm`

 be firm

 

 Oche ṅke a dị chịm`

 This chair is very firm

 

 kwụ chịm`

 be firm; stand firm; be firmly established or secure in a place {of person}

Chimuanya

 

a Bongo Igbo musician from Owerri born Chimuanya Okere (Ayakata Bongo - a wonderful inspirational song)

chineke e kwele ihe ojo

 

God will not allow a bad thing

chineke; chukwu

 

God
Other Names of God include:-
Adonai <-> Lord, Master
El Elyon <-> The Most High God
El Olam <-> The Everlasting God
El Shaddai <-> Lord God Almighty
Elohim <-> God
Jehovah Jireh <-> The Lord Will Provide
Jehovah Mekoddishkem <-> The Lord Who Sanctifies You
Jehovah Nissi <-> The Lord My Banner
Jehovah Rapha <-> The Lord that Heals
Jehovah Sabaoth <-> The Lord of Hosts
Jehovah Shalom <-> The Lord is Peace
Jehovah Shammah <-> The Lord is There
Jehovah Tsidkenu <-> The Lord Our Righteousness
Jehovah-Raah <-> The Lord My Shepherd
Qanna <-> Jealous
Yahweh <-> Lord,Jehovah

 Chiwetalu Agu

 Chiwetalu Agu

Nollywood super star chiwetalu agu - Here is his Funny Exclamations:
Agu igbogbo
Akpaka
Akpi agba ndi committee
Akwa mu iko na nro
Akwaa m iko n'ulo
Akwunechenyi
Amaye m aka na ike nsi (hahaha) Amu ewu
Aneke achime
Apata okpa
Ara agba mmanwu Izuogu
Ara nato ka nnu
Ara nwanyi Asaba
Asikpa aka
Atakama nli ewe
Atakata agbooo
Azu ikpokpo
Azuopopo
Carrika papaya
Eeekurumagrua
Ekumara
Ekwensu enwee phone number
Ekwensu ne romance mamiwata
Enu na ajaka
Eseke udu ese akwara
Ethelobuwa Etheloseh
Etito eto ukochukwu n'ike
Eto nwa awo
Etuto amaa abuba
Higiridi pigiridi
Igba nri na ofe
Igbagwu oka
igbanni na ofe
Igbanri na ohee
Igwe anwuo ara gbalu mmili
Igwe ejee nga
Ike gwulu
Imagine de conconbility
Imagine the konkobility
Ina akwa aja
Jah Jehova Armageddon
Jah ju jah Johovah
Kotoma oterentu
Mmili ama efi na anya
Mmiri ama efi n'anya
Njikolonji
Nkata ekpughe ike
Nmiri ama ehi na anya ocha
Nnem njaa
Nnunu anyuo nsi n'altar
Nshi ato n'ike
Nsi apuo okuko n'ike
Nyanyam npum
Odi ogbolugbos
Ogbaete
Ojooo ka uzo obosi
Okotoligba
Okotorikpa
Okwy that one so kwa
Omena jaghi jaghi
Onimunpoto Igbalusi
Onomatopia
Opiotum
Oporovious Igwe eje nga
Otele nvena
Otenemben
Ovoko
Ovoooko
Pigridim pigridim
Tel ugba ki telu ose
Toto man to
Udelu abo ncha
Ukwu nwanyi Owerre
Ume na aja ajaa
Uncle Iga Amanye aka n'ike nsi
Uze n, eke uze
Welu isi m tinye n ike nwanyi

chizu

 

cheese

cho

 

want

 choro

want; intend to

chukwu

 

God; the Great Creator of all things

clasi

 

grade

clubu soda

 

club soda

 cho

 

  display articles for sale {also - chobe}

 chọ

 

  want; desire; seek; need:

 

 Ụgbọ m chọlụ ndokwa

  My car needs repairs

 

 ọchịchọ

 seeking; desire; wish

 

 oke ọchịchọ

 excessive desire; greed

 

 chọba

 seek

 

 chọ ego

 seek for money {by any means}:

 

 Ọ na-achọ ego ri nne

 He tries to make money by hook or by crook

 

 chọfe

 search more than necessary

 

 chọ mma

 decorate; ornament

 

 chọ okwu

 provoke, seek a quarrel

 

 chọpụta, chọọta

 search out; find; discover

 

 chọsa

 seek everywhere

 

 chọta

 find

 

 chọ udo

 seek for peace

 

 chọ ụla

 go and sleep with friend or relative; be in season, on heat {of animals}

 

 Ewu Ndụ achọgo; a ga-akpụgalụ ya mkpi Ndụ's

  When a goat is on heat; it will be taken to a he-goat

 chu

 

  be dull, half-done; fade; tarnish

 

 chu echu

 be dull, half-done {of colour of half-cooked food}; fall short of expected standard {esp. in colour}; be dull, morose, half-baked {of person}; be degrading {of action}

 

 chu ichuchu

 be unripe

 

 chu ụla

 be wakeful, sleepless

 

 churu

 fade; tarnish:

 

 iyeli a echurugo

 The earring has tarnished {stronger than echugo}

 chu

 

 be greedy, lazy; gorge

 chu

 

  fetch {of water}

 

 chube

 go away to fetch

 

 chu iyi

 go to a spring or stream to draw water

 

 chu mmili

 go to fetch water

 chu

 

 persevere

 chu uchu

 

 persevere; be industrious

 Chukwu, Chuku

 

 God {chi + ukwu}. In Nri belief, Chukwu has four major manifestations: Anyanwụ - the sun, which represents Chukwu as everywhere present, all-powerful, and the source of knowledge; Agbala, manifested in the fertility of the earth and its creatures; Chi, the ability of living beings to procreate; okike, the never-ending process of creation

 

 Chukwu Abịama

 God the Provider

 

 Chukwu emeka

 God has done well; {one of the most popular male name in Igbo land}

 

 Chukwu okike

 God the creator

 

 Ikee Chukwu; Ike Chukwu

 the power of God; male name

 

 Ụkọ Chukwu

 {Christian usage} minister; pastor; deacon; priest

 chụ

 

 drive; pursue

 

 ọchụchụ

 driving; pursuing

 

 chụ ala

 wean

 

 chụ anụ

 chase animals

 

 chụchigha c

 hase, drive back

 

 chụda

 drive down

 

 chụgo

 drive up

 

 chụkọ nta

 hunt together

 

 chụmi

 drive far away

 

 chụna{ta}

 drive home

 

 chụni

 stir up {birds, etc.}

 

 chụ nta

 hunt; go hunting

 

 chụ ọsọ

 drive; pursue

 

 chụpụ

 drive away, out

 

 chụsa

 scatter:

 

 Ṅke a chụsasịlị egwu na-atụ m

 This dispels my fears

 chụ

 

  as to give {offer}

 

 chụ aja

 offer joyless sacrifice to evil spirits {sometimes connected with... the sacrifice is to drive out the spirits}

 

 chụ ajụ

 be, feel giddy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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