gbe

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Gun[edit]

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Compare Saxwe Gbe ogbè, Fon gbè, Aja egbe, Ewe gbe

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gbè

  1. language

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Noun[edit]

gbe

  1. son

Yoruba[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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gbé

  1. (transitive) to carry; to lift
    Gbígbé ni mo gbé e.The fact is that I carried it.
    Ràkúnmí ò lè gbé ẹrù yín, ẹ̀ bá fi í sílẹ̀.A camel cannot carry your luggage, you should've left it.
    1. (transitive) to exalt
      Ẹ bá mi gbé Jésù ga.Exalt Jesus with me.
    2. to take; to transport
      Ẹ jẹ́ a gbé e yẹ̀ wò.Let's take it into consideration.
      gbé àpò yìí sí yàrá ìyá ẹ.Come and take this bag to your mum's room.
      Dáńfó yẹn ń gbé èèyàn lọ sí MuṣinThat Danfo is transporting people to Mushin
    3. to put
      Gbé fóònù sórí tébù.Put the phone one the table.
      Gbé dígí ẹ sójú, kí o lè kà á dáadáa.Put on your glasses so you can read it well
    4. (transitive) to overcome; to overpower
      Wárápá gbé Ṣadé.Ṣadé had epilepsy. (literally, “Epilepsy overcame Ṣadé”)
      Oorun ti gbé e lọ.She's fast asleep. (literally, “Sleep has overcome her.”)
    5. to marry
      Àpọ́n ṣì ni o, kò ì tíì gbé ìyàwó.He's still single o, he hasn't yet married a bride.
      Synonym: fẹ́
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Etymology 2[edit]

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gbé

  1. (intransitive) to live; to inhabit
    Bàbá mi gbé Amẹ́ríkà fúngbà díẹ̀.My dad lived in the US for a short while.
    Ilé tí Bọ́lá gbé ò tóbi tó.The house Bọ́lá lives in isn't big enough.
    Abíọ́dún ò gbé nílùú Ìbàdàn mọ́, Èkó ló gbé.Abiodun doesn't live in Ibadan anymore, she lives in Lagos.
    Àìná gbélé pẹ̀tẹ́ẹ̀sì.Aina lives in a high-rise.
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  • used with or without the preposition .

Etymology 3[edit]

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gbè

  1. (transitive) to favor, to support
    Òrìṣà, bí o ò bá lè gbè mí, ṣe mí bí o ti bá miOrisha, if you cannot support me, leave me as you met me.
    Òwò kan ò lè gbe gbogbo èèyàn.A single business cannot support everyone.
    Ìṣẹ̀ṣe á gbè wá o!Isese will favor us!
    Iṣẹ́ olùkọ́ ò lè gbè mí.Teaching cannot support me financially.
  2. (intransitive) to be favorable, to be profitable
    Iṣẹ́ náà gbèThis job was profitable for me

Etymology 4[edit]

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gbè

  1. to sing a refrain or chorus
    orin tí kò ṣòroó dá kò níí ṣòroó gbèA song that is not difficult to sing will not be difficult to sing a refrain for
    (proverb on easy handling or response)
  2. to echo a song
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  • gbe when followed by a direct object.

Etymology 5[edit]

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gbè

  1. to be spoiled, to be in an unsatisfactory condition or state
    Synonym: bà jẹ́
    ẹja yìí gbèThis fish has spoiled
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  • gbe when followed by a direct object.

Etymology 6[edit]

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gbè

  1. to be next or adjacent to something, to be a successor to something (literally next in line)
    ọmọ yìí jókòó gbèThe child sat next to me
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  • gbe when followed by a direct object.

Etymology 7[edit]

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gbé

  1. (syntatic marker)
    Ibẹ̀ la gbé ń ṣeré wa.There is where we play our games.
    Ṣáínà ni wọ́n gbé ṣe é.China is where it's made.
    Níbo lo gbé rà á?Where did you buy it?