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Òwe Yorùbá

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“Òwe Yorùbá jê gbólóhùn örö «ókí«ókí tí ó kún fún ìjìnlë ægbôn àti òye, tí ó sì jê ìrírí tí àwæn àgbààgbà ilë wa ti fi ÷nu kó jæ gêgê bí ëkô fún àwæn æmæ lêhìn wæn. Àwæn gbólóhùn örö «ókí«ókí wönyí kún fún ìtumö púpö, bí a bá sì lò wôn níbi tí ó y÷ kí a lò wôn, ìtumö ohun tí à bá fi örö púpö sæ yóò tètè yé ni yékéyéké.”
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“Òwe l’÷«in örö, bí örö bá sænù, òwe ni a fi ñ wá a.”
“Amöràn mæ òwe níí làjà öràn.”
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òwe - proverb
gbólóhùn – sentence
«ókí«ókí – very short
ìjìnlë ægbôn – deep wisdom
ìrírí - experience
àgbààgbà – elders
ilë – land
÷nu - mouth
kó jæ – gather together
ëkô – lessons
æmæ lêhìn wæn – descendants
lò – use
níbi – in the place
y÷ - to be proper
örö – word
tètè – quickly
yékéyéké - completely

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Topic starter Posted : 24/08/2006 2:29 am
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Òtítô inú kìí sin 'ni ràjò k'á pàdánù.

Truthfulness does not join someone on a journey that we should suffer loss.

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Topic starter Posted : 09/10/2006 10:37 pm
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Öb÷ t'ó mú kìí gbê èèkù ara rë.

A knife that is sharp (nevertheless) does not carve its own handle.

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Topic starter Posted : 09/10/2006 10:41 pm
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"Igi gogoro má gún mi l'ójú" láti òkèèrè l'a ti ñ fæhùn.

"Sharp stick don't stick me in the eye", we say while it's still far away.
(Variation: "Igi gogoro má gún mi l'ójú" láti òkèèrè l'a ti ñ wò. (from a distance we look at it)

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Topic starter Posted : 23/11/2006 6:13 pm
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Oníyangí má ba tèmi jê, epo ni mo rù.

Owner of small stones, don't spoil mine, I'm carrying red palm oil.

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Topic starter Posted : 23/11/2006 6:20 pm
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Wôn fê sun ún j÷ têlë, ó ñ fepo para.

They already wanted to roast him and he's rubbing palm oil on himself.

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Topic starter Posted : 23/11/2006 6:22 pm
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Örê ò gb÷lëta, Elèjì lörê gbà.

Friends do not make space for three. Two is what friends allow.

(From Èjì Ogbè, ÷s÷ ëk÷ta)

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Topic starter Posted : 23/11/2006 6:26 pm
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Æmæ ÷ni ò «èdí jëõlëkë;
Ká fìlëkë sí tæmæ ÷lòmìíràn;
Æmæ ÷ni læmæ ÷ni jê



The backside of one's child is never so jacked up
That we would put Ileke onto that of someone else's child
One's child is who one's child is.

(From Èjì Ogbè, ÷s÷ ëk÷fà)

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Topic starter Posted : 23/11/2006 6:35 pm
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¿nìkan ò gbædö na babaláwo.

One must not beat up a Babaláwo.

(From Öyëkú Méjì - ¿s÷ ëk÷fà)

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Topic starter Posted : 23/11/2006 6:59 pm
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¿nu ÷y÷ ní í p÷y÷, ÷nu òfòrò ní í pòfòrò, òfòrò bímæ mêfà, ó ní ilé òun kún «ô«ô«ô:

It is the mouth of the bird that kills the bird, it is the mouth of the Squirrel, that kills the Squirrel, the Squirrel gives birth to 6, he brags that his house is completely full.

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Topic starter Posted : 17/03/2007 1:47 pm
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Wôn ní, “Afôjú, æmæ ë p÷ran.” Ó ní kò dá òun lójú, àfi bí òún bá tô æ wò.

They said to the blind man, “Blind man, your son has killed a game.” He responds that he cannot believe them until he has tasted the meat.
(Always insist on proof positive.)

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Topic starter Posted : 02/04/2007 4:01 pm
 Awotunde
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E se pupo for the proverbs. I truly appreciate the ones concerning the Odu. Also, it is funny I was just exlplaining to someone about how the squirrel is talked about in the Odu. The squirrel is ALWAYS talking and getting her/himself into trouble in the Odu Ifa.

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Posted : 02/04/2007 11:54 pm
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Awotunde wrote: E se pupo for the proverbs. I truly appreciate the ones concerning the Odu. Also, it is funny I was just exlplaining to someone about how the squirrel is talked about in the Odu. The squirrel is ALWAYS talking and getting her/himself into trouble in the Odu Ifa.


Kò tôpê rárá! Òótô ni. Òfòrò sábà máa ñ forí jálé agbôn! It's true. The squirrel often runs his head into the wasps' nest!

Æbádélé

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Topic starter Posted : 06/04/2007 12:48 pm
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Bí onígbàá bá fi ìgbá rë dá àìkàràgbá, æmæ aráyé á bá a fi kó ilë.

When the owner of the calabash makes her or his calabash into a cracked calabash, the citizens of the world will join her or him in using it to gather dirt.
(If you don't value your own things, neither will anyone else)

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Topic starter Posted : 06/04/2007 12:51 pm
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Bí oore bá pö lápöjù, ibi ní í dà.

When generosity becomes too much, it often begets ingratitude (wickedness).

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Topic starter Posted : 06/04/2007 1:07 pm
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