Dictionary entries explained

A basic entry in C’Lela consists of a headword followed by the abbreviation for the part of speech. Next, the definition in English is given followed by an example sentence in C’Lela.  Finally, the semantic domain number and category is given in parentheses. The semantic domain category is a hyperlink.

In the example below, “n” represents noun.

k’bài n goat skin bag often used by hunters A̱rma̱ a tu nok baa k’bai da. (sem. domains: 6.7Tool.)

When the headword has more than one meaning, each definition is numbered. The first example below shows a linked cross reference.

bàabá cf: ceto. n 1) father (familiar) Wa he̱nke̱ baabav ru, u somkan kwe̱e̱ve̱. 2) uncle, or any older male relative

k’gwìn 1) secrecy of holiness, glory, honour U ci k’gwin.; Gwin k’taaka. 2) mat of reeds or grass used to cover window or doorway 3) respect A noc ema̱d hivi, u zatta ta̱m k’gwin baad neta̱n da.

When two different headwords are written the same, but have two different meanings, they are written with subscripts.

noise to chase kites from snatching chicks He̱ne̱bo̱ pa, ze ha bat ka̱c va̱n aka̱n tu soma akan runu.
ah! opening of the mouth wide, an opening Em ha a̱m he̱nt ga̱g rovo.