ONU IKA TRANSLATIONS
Mirin zue oka mirin. Some rains are heavier than others (matter
of degree, comparison).
Mirin mala enyi, wa The elephant must ever be exposed to rain
tuna olo. because a house is never built for it.
Mirin efin ra ora ye ehua. The water consumed by a cow is for its own
Mirin bi aghirin eme ibu. When rain stops, the mat used in protecting oneself
becomes a liability.
Omeni mirin amani If rain does not beat an indigene of Awu
onyen Awu aghon aghirin. (Abavo), he never buys the mat for shielding off
Culled from the book: Agbor Proverbs and Idioms by Prince Adams O. Gbenoba
Compiled by Steve Ekiri Mekiriuwa Ashien
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