Sign Up Now FAQ
Signup Now
In order to make a post or to start a new thread and or to interact with other
members of this board, you will need to create an account first.
Donate Now Please do not take [aK] for granted! Contribute NOW! No paypal? Click here! Goal amount for today: 100 USD, Received: 0 USD (0%)

  • Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cocky
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Kemetic
  • Depressed
  • Drunk
  • Embarrased
  • Enraged
  • Friendly
  • Geeky
  • Godly
  • Happy
  • Hateful
  • Dedicated
  • Peace Out
  • Curious
  • Sankofa
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Sneaky
  • Tired
  • Wtf
  • Afrikantic
  • Da Bomb
  • Questioning
  • Vengeful
  • Loud
  • Ma'atic
  • Led Astray
  • Revolutionary
  • Uneasy
  • Black Love
  • Obibini
  • Dancing
  • Abibitumi Kasa
  • Abibifahodie
  • Hard-working
  • RBG
  • Great!
  • Precise
  • Shocked
  • Protective
  • Persistent
  • Inquisitive
  • Disciplined
  • 2 Fangaz
  • Cautious
  • Oreo
  • Eternal
  • Hoodwinked
  • Well-read
  • Troll
  • Brilliant
  • Genius
  • Pretty
  • Impressive
  • Monumental
  • Flirtatious
  • Explosive
  • Cheeky
  • Cute
  • Sarcastic
  • Joyful
  • Uhuru
  • Jammin'
  • Ecstatic!
  • Peaceful
  • RBG Love
  • Outspoken
  • Womanly
  • On Point
  • B-day
  • Tropical
  • Resist
  • Partying
  • Protest
  • Persevering
  • Hot
  • Confused
  • Scholarly
  • Shocking
  • white
  • Playful
  • Kuumba
  • Queenly
  • Bright
  • Kwanzaa
  • Ujima
  • Umoja
  • Stranded
  • Loving
  • Violent
  • Nguzo Saba
  • Timeless
  • Beautiful
  • Joking
  • Full of BS
  • Outraged
  • Sassy
  • Bamboozled
  • Afrikan
  • Defensive
  • Social
  • Jovial
  • Intelligent
  • Nia
  • Beautiful 2
  • Appreciative
  • Warrior
  • Nerdy
  • Relaxed
  • Surprised
  • Jagunjagun
  • Reborn
  • Unsure
  • Lonely
  • Mad
  • Nubian
  • Humorous
  • Flirtatious 2
  • On Point 2
  • On Lock
  • 5 Stars
  • Amandla
  • Committed
  • Historical
  • Feminine
  • Cleansing
  • Asafo
  • Celebrative
  • Fighter
  • Kidding
  • Handsome
  • Funny
  • Optimistic
  • Furious
  • Paranoid
  • Khepera
  • Outta Here
  • Oppressed
  • Miseducated
  • Rebel
  • Strong
  • Gossipy
  • Dangerous
  • On fire
  • Serious
  • Divine
  • Queenly 2
  • Sleepy
  • Imani
  • Ujamaa
  • Exotic
  • Celebrative 2
  • Courageous
  • Kujichagulia
  • Confident
  • Informative
  • Visionary
  • Courageous 2
  • Helpful
  • User Tag List

    + Reply to Thread
    Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
    Results 11 to 20 of 20

    Thread: Ewe proverbs

    1. #11
      Odimafoɔ (Contributor)
      I am too lazy to set my status.
       
      I am:
      Ma'atic
       
      Akua Ma'at's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2008
      Posts
      2,259
      Contribute If you enjoy reading the
      content here, click the below
      image to support our site.

      Rep Power
      97


      Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No

      Default Re: Ewe proverbs

      Afɔtude memua de o

      A single trial cannot win you the game


      .
      "Do not misuse your time while following your heart, for it is offensive to the soul to waste one's time." ~ Ptahhotep

      "A man's mind is elevated to the status of the women he associates with." ~ Alexandre Dumas

      "If another people rest on your ignorance--and they do--they will educate you into ignorance."- Dr. Amos Wilson

    2. #12
      Odimafoɔ (Contributor)
      I am too lazy to set my status.
       
      I am:
      Ma'atic
       
      Akua Ma'at's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2008
      Posts
      2,259
      Contribute If you enjoy reading the
      content here, click the below
      image to support our site.

      Rep Power
      97


      Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No

      Default Re: Ewe proverbs

      Gbɔsike menɔna gbɔŋgɔ o

      Orderliness is the first principle of life…….everything has its position


      .
      "Do not misuse your time while following your heart, for it is offensive to the soul to waste one's time." ~ Ptahhotep

      "A man's mind is elevated to the status of the women he associates with." ~ Alexandre Dumas

      "If another people rest on your ignorance--and they do--they will educate you into ignorance."- Dr. Amos Wilson

    3. #13
      Odimafoɔ (Contributor)
      I am too lazy to set my status.
       
      I am:
      Ma'atic
       
      Akua Ma'at's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2008
      Posts
      2,259
      Contribute If you enjoy reading the
      content here, click the below
      image to support our site.

      Rep Power
      97


      Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No

      Default Re: Ewe proverbs

      Vidzi kolo mesɔa nɔa to o

      That you have money does not mean you know how to spend money judiciously----that you are a man does not mean you can do what an elder man can do


      .
      "Do not misuse your time while following your heart, for it is offensive to the soul to waste one's time." ~ Ptahhotep

      "A man's mind is elevated to the status of the women he associates with." ~ Alexandre Dumas

      "If another people rest on your ignorance--and they do--they will educate you into ignorance."- Dr. Amos Wilson

    4. #14
      Odimafoɔ (Contributor)
      I am too lazy to set my status.
       
      I am:
      Ma'atic
       
      Akua Ma'at's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2008
      Posts
      2,259
      Contribute If you enjoy reading the
      content here, click the below
      image to support our site.

      Rep Power
      97


      Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No

      Default Re: Ewe proverbs

      Akpa medzia vi woɖia adeɣe o

      Everyone has his or her own qualities and skills…..you cannot possess someone’s quality or skills merely because of blood relationship or closeness


      .
      "Do not misuse your time while following your heart, for it is offensive to the soul to waste one's time." ~ Ptahhotep

      "A man's mind is elevated to the status of the women he associates with." ~ Alexandre Dumas

      "If another people rest on your ignorance--and they do--they will educate you into ignorance."- Dr. Amos Wilson

    5. #15
      Odimafoɔ (Contributor)
      I am too lazy to set my status.
       
      I am:
      Ma'atic
       
      Akua Ma'at's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2008
      Posts
      2,259
      Contribute If you enjoy reading the
      content here, click the below
      image to support our site.

      Rep Power
      97


      Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No

      Default Re: Ewe proverbs

      Ge metua xo na aɖaba o

      Knowledge is the repository o elders


      .
      "Do not misuse your time while following your heart, for it is offensive to the soul to waste one's time." ~ Ptahhotep

      "A man's mind is elevated to the status of the women he associates with." ~ Alexandre Dumas

      "If another people rest on your ignorance--and they do--they will educate you into ignorance."- Dr. Amos Wilson

    6. #16
      Odimafoɔ (Contributor)
      I am too lazy to set my status.
       
      I am:
      Ma'atic
       
      Akua Ma'at's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2008
      Posts
      2,259
      Contribute If you enjoy reading the
      content here, click the below
      image to support our site.

      Rep Power
      97


      Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No

      Default Re: Ewe proverbs

      Fetritsi mekɔna wua agbletɔ o

      You cannot claim ownership pride yourself of wisdom when you do not make knowledge, someone is teaching you wisdom….some children think they know too much to keep quiet at meetings


      .
      "Do not misuse your time while following your heart, for it is offensive to the soul to waste one's time." ~ Ptahhotep

      "A man's mind is elevated to the status of the women he associates with." ~ Alexandre Dumas

      "If another people rest on your ignorance--and they do--they will educate you into ignorance."- Dr. Amos Wilson

    7. #17
      Odimafoɔ (Contributor)
      I am too lazy to set my status.
       
      I am:
      Ma'atic
       
      Akua Ma'at's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2008
      Posts
      2,259
      Contribute If you enjoy reading the
      content here, click the below
      image to support our site.

      Rep Power
      97


      Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No

      Default Re: Ewe proverbs

      Akpa le tome gake menya tsi fe vevie nyenyeo.

      A fish is in water but does not know the importance of water.

      or

      A fish is the last to acknowledge the existence of water.


      Ewe (Ghana, Benin, Nigeria and Togo) Proverb

      .
      "Do not misuse your time while following your heart, for it is offensive to the soul to waste one's time." ~ Ptahhotep

      "A man's mind is elevated to the status of the women he associates with." ~ Alexandre Dumas

      "If another people rest on your ignorance--and they do--they will educate you into ignorance."- Dr. Amos Wilson

    8. #18
      Odimafoɔ (Contributor)
      I am too lazy to set my status.
       
      I am:
      Ma'atic
       
      Akua Ma'at's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2008
      Posts
      2,259
      Contribute If you enjoy reading the
      content here, click the below
      image to support our site.

      Rep Power
      97


      Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No

      Default Re: Ewe proverbs

      Asi deka melea todzo o.

      One hand does not catch a buffalo. (English)


      Ewe (Ghana, Benin, Nigeria and Togo) Proverb



      .
      "Do not misuse your time while following your heart, for it is offensive to the soul to waste one's time." ~ Ptahhotep

      "A man's mind is elevated to the status of the women he associates with." ~ Alexandre Dumas

      "If another people rest on your ignorance--and they do--they will educate you into ignorance."- Dr. Amos Wilson

    9. #19
      Odimafoɔ (Contributor)
      I am too lazy to set my status.
       
      I am:
      Ma'atic
       
      Akua Ma'at's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2008
      Posts
      2,259
      Contribute If you enjoy reading the
      content here, click the below
      image to support our site.

      Rep Power
      97


      Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No

      Default Re: Ewe proverbs

      Koklo metsoa pu adika soa avu o

      The dog does not worry when the chicken runs over to the bones



      .
      "Do not misuse your time while following your heart, for it is offensive to the soul to waste one's time." ~ Ptahhotep

      "A man's mind is elevated to the status of the women he associates with." ~ Alexandre Dumas

      "If another people rest on your ignorance--and they do--they will educate you into ignorance."- Dr. Amos Wilson

    10. #20
      abibifahodie Kuo (Admin)
      I am too lazy to set my status.
       
      I am:
      Abibitumi Kasa
       
      ManiKongo's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2013
      Age
      28
      Posts
      458
      Contribute If you enjoy reading the
      content here, click the below
      image to support our site.

      Rep Power
      15


      Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No

      Default Ewe Proverbs

      Ewe Proverbs

      Gbe_languages.png

      The Ewe speaking peoples are found mostly in South Eastern Ghana, Southern Togo and Benin and in South Western corner of Nigeria around Badagri. In Ghana, they are generally known to be very hard working people, very honest and straight forward people.


      Abo mekpe na wu ata o.
      The arm is not bigger than the tie.
      Meaning: Try to know your place in society. Don’t try to be what you can’t be.

      Adaata so ha, mo le eme.
      Although the grass looks even, there are paths in between.
      Meaning: Every problem has a way of solving it. All people are not the same.

      Afevemegbo, gbodome wotsina.
      A goat that belongs to two homes, is left unattended.
      Meaning: A person who has not decided where they belong eventually belongs nowhere. You cannot be partisan. Nobody can be totally neutral.

      Afotude memu na De o.
      A stroke of the foot can not fell the palm tree.
      Meaning: Very weak efforts should not expect great results.

      Agbebadaa metia agbeto o.
      A bad life does not overwhelm the person who leads it.
      Meaning: It is not easy for a bad person to correct themselves.

      Ago bia De bia, gake Ago me daa ami o.
      The hawk-palm is ripe and the oil palm is also ripe; but the hawk-palm does not make oil.
      Meaning: Don’t expect the same results from the things that look alike; they may not produce the same results. Not all that glitters is gold.

      Ako be nemedi vu o ha, kpo yefe bleme da.
      The Parrot says, even if he is not bleeding, at least look at his red tail feathers
      Meaning: Even if the truth is not apparent at least look at the evidence.

      Ale nyemitsi be yele gbome gblem ha, eya nuto fe blenu sako.
      The sheep diarrhea all over the town to spoil it, but its tail is also clogged up
      Meaning: Whatever bad things you do to others actually reflect badly on you too.

      Amedzro nkugaa, menyaa xodome mo o.
      A stranger with big eyes, cannot know the secret paths of the community.
      Meaning: There are some secrets of a society that cannot be known to outsiders/strangers.
      Last edited by ManiKongo; 04-13-2014 at 08:03 PM.

     

     
    + Reply to Thread
    Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

    Thread Information

    Users Browsing this Thread

    There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Similar Threads

    1. Igbo Proverbs
      By Akua Ma'at in forum Afrikan Language Resources
      Replies: 6
      Last Post: 06-28-2013, 01:23 PM
    2. Somali proverbs
      By Akua Ma'at in forum Afrikan Language Resources
      Replies: 13
      Last Post: 12-30-2011, 09:50 PM
    3. Sesotho Proverbs
      By Akua Ma'at in forum Afrikan Language Resources
      Replies: 10
      Last Post: 12-30-2011, 06:49 PM
    4. Zulu proverbs
      By Akua Ma'at in forum Afrikan Language Resources
      Replies: 15
      Last Post: 12-27-2011, 08:40 AM
    5. Ashanti Proverbs
      By Okomfo Akosua in forum Akan (Twi) Language Resources
      Replies: 6
      Last Post: 10-07-2009, 04:50 PM

    Visitors found this page by searching for:

    ewe proverbs

    Ewe proverbs and their meaningproverbs in ewe ewe proverbs ghanaewe proverbghanaian proverbs in ewean ewe proverblearn ewe language ghanaewe proverbs and their meaningszulu proverbs and their meaningproverb in eweewe proverbs and meaninghttp:www.abibitumikasa.comforumsshowthread.php45937-Ewe-proverbsewe proverbs on marriageGhanaian Ewe proverbs and their meaningsproverbs in ewe and their spiritual meaningslearn ewe languageGive three proverbs on women in ewe of ghanaghana proverbs written in eweLearning the Ewe LanguageProverbs in ewe languageewe proverbs relating to familyewe proverbs lovelife in ewe-proverblove proverbs in ewe

    Thread Participants: 1

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may post new threads
    • You may post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    Advertise With Us?
    Small Banner Small Banner Small Banner Small Banner Small Banner Big Banner