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aa6 2DETaboliman 3SUbolimainspecific year (a)Boliman 1984 yai, yau ma lahugu yo natumai waiwaihinina kiukiu ma'emai 'e ani-todau, 'e lidi luma la'ila'i.In 1984, my wife and I and our small daughter set off (??) and went to the big town (Moresby).Diyabolo 3ndevil or demon (a)"Mo'isa, Yau ou'oulimiu safuhudohudo'i luwaga E fasinabomiu. In moho, umi esega sai mate diyabolo.""Truly I have chosen all twelve of you, but just one thing, one of you is the one who is/has a devil."ѕm mate, diyabolo ganahewam yai! Sai mate, ya an'anpate bena ya lau~funuhim?As for you, you have a devil inside you! who is trying to kill you?esega 2DETakalahe pogodikwade~gogo~esegamiya esegaota esegahi'icomp.pili esegahesa1 1DETcertainov. synhudo'i 6hudo'i 1ov. synesega 4bwa'ibwa'ina2hudo'i 1hudo'i 11lawen~hudo'iyenobiyo~hudo'ifakou fahudo'iDETapei~hudo'iyenmabada 3advlong time (a)Mabada, babada sun sa ginaulidi.Long ago, our elders made houses called "Sun."Li'e wa hige mabadadi na sa in, pa'ana tanohi hige i potopoto.It didn't take long for the seeds to sprout, because the soil was not deep.anthige walolona 1yo2 2NEW INFOa
a certain onehudo'i 6lawen~hudo'iyenobiyo~hudo'ifakou fahudo'iDETa certain oneNa yau egu pilipilidai hudo'i. Oyagi hudo'i galina yai E ti'eti'e,And this is one of my stories, I was peeking into the hole of a certain tree.ov. synhesa1 1pei~hudo'iyen
a specific kind of plant used for a trolling lureban1 6SUbai2nbait (specific variety of plant used for making lures)fleshy plant from which bait for trolling is made by stripping away layers of the stalk (which is like the inside of a banana stalk) until a white, inner layer is exposed.anbanbannafa'anbandi
a; anhesa1 2DETa; anWaihin hesa hinaga afa lofuna luwaga.There was a certain woman and also her two brothers.
abandonluhu~fafadabalaladi 2Vtrabandon (to)nuwa~afulen 4Vtrabandon (to)Yo fede, Yaubada Isalaela ya nuwa!~afuledi, Kanana nimadi yai, be sa fahisu~faheyayadi.And so God abandoned the Israelites into the hands of the Canaanites, and they treated them badly.
abandon someonenuwa~afulen 2Vtrabandon s.o. (to)
abandon somethinglau~afulen 1Vtrabandon something (to)lau~afulen 4Vtrabandon something (to)
abandon something or someone, togela~afulen 1gela~afulediVtrabandon something or someone (to)Na waga 'e gela-'afulen, be ya alele ya lau.But we abandoned the canoe, and then it drifted and went away.
abandon something, togela~afuleniVtrabandon something (to)
abandon themnuwa~afuledi 2Vtrabandon them (to)
abandonedota~gaibuotagaibuVinabandoned (to be)Lisina yai, emi Luma Tabuna haba ya ota~gaibu.For this reason your Holy House (temple) will be abandoned{Ota~gaibu} "be abandoned" "stap nating." Said of a location, not of a person.
abhor doing something'waiyo'o 1'waiyo'o'ediVinabhor doing something (to)Intransitive form with implied object.
abidingmiyamiya1 1Vinabiding (to be)ov. synota~esegahi2 4ota 1
ablegonowa 3gonowananableYo fede bena ya an kaka'en be hige ana gonowa.then he would let loose of it, but he was not able to do do.gonowanafagonafigonowanable (to be)ov. syngonowagu 13a'aiov. synbeti1 2a'aiov. syna'aia'ai
abodeluma 2SUyanua4BNmagainabode
aboutlisi 4nabout
about him-'en 1Vin > Vtrabout him
abstinenceandabu2 3nabstinence
abundantouli1 1Vinabundant (to be)
accompanied byma lau pupuna 1pupu COMaccompanied by breaking wind
accompany with friendsmahaidana 1COMaccompany with friends
accountdebana 2IDIOMaccount (its)Logena Keliso Yesu, Um debam yai ya pe'i, debana yai nuwam u fa'an ma~lauto'im.That's it, Christ Jesus died on your account, so on his account you eat with your thankfulness.
account ofhalulu 4ginauli ana halulunaccount of (on)
accuse falselysaman~lau~ponoVtraccuse falsely (to)Sa ginauli doha, pa'ana edi fanuha bena Yesu haba sa saman~lau~pono, ni debana yai.They did like tht because their desire was to accuse Jesus falsely on his account.
achekamna 1kamna heyaheyaya.kamna palapaVinache (to)Lamna fwaufwauna mate te abi be te mama'i, yena mo'ada inidi sa kamna. We get the young (coconut) root and chew it when we have a toothache.
acknowledged male leaderba'isa 8nacknowledged male leader (of family or clan group)Egu family ganahewana yai mate, yau edi ba'isa. Pa'ana hige Ya fanuha bena nanatugu laulau heyaheyayadi [hige] ti ginaginaulidi.Within my family I am the "ba'isa" or leader, because I do not desire that my children should do anything bad.ba'isa 9nacknowledged male leader (in a particular enterprise)Habahim, adi imo wa sa iloloi lawen edi luma. Ba'isa pupupuna hewa yai ya ta'ai.Then they carried their taro to their house. The big man who broke wind sat on top.
acrossfayaiacrossov. syn-bayawa 2bayawalau~tefa 2ov. syndohe 1
act deceitfullylau~bwalabwala2 1bwalalau1Vinact deceitfully (to)Umi logemiu ami lau~bwalabwala tatau matadi yai bena haga umi dodoga dudulaimiu,
activitieslaulau2 1geractivities (ones)
activityabi'abi1 5geractivityabi1 1geractivityabi'abi2lau1 3dudulai~lau~foteVinactivity (to be involved in)Yo fede, ya lau alahiya ya lau ginauli yeee--, ya ofi, ya peinidi be sa ota.And so, he went and made spears. He was making them until they were finished, then he piled them up and left them.laomalau tefalau watanlau yo'olau~bwalabwala2lau~faliuhwa'enlautafo dagodagolautafotafo~lausola~lau
acts oflau~bwalabwala1 3NPtrickery, acts ofDiyakobo ena lau bwalabwala hola ya laulau'ui dodoga haisa lisidi yai. In moho, fuya haisadi in hinaga sa bwalai.Jacob still was doing his cheating activities to other people, but just one thing sometimes he was also tricked or cheated.
acute painkamna palapa 1kamnapalapaVinacute pain (to have)
AdauAdaunAdau, the name of a coastal boat from Suau area
adoptedabi falageradoptedabifalaVtradopted (to be)
adopted cousinnubaigu 2nubainmother's brothers children, and father's sisters children
adorn oneselfanpasa 2AntiPadorn oneself (to)
adornmentfafawisiyamaifafawisiya gesawisiyaadornment (having our.excl)Ai mate fafawisiyamai na afa nubaimai Au'au mate iti fafawisiya gesadi.We have our adornment, but our cousin the crow is unadorned.wisiya 1fafawisiyamainadornment
adultdoga la'ila'i 2NPadult
adult persondoga tofonaNPadult personov. syndoga la'ila'i 1
adulterermatamata heyaya 2Vinadulterer (to be)
adultsdodoga lala'i 2NPadultsWawaya kiki'uha yo dodoga lala'i sa asiebo.Both the small children and the adults are sick.antwawaya kiki'uha 1ov. syn
advise you.plgaimumuimiuVtradvise you.pl (to)'E gaimumuimiu mate hige loholoho mahudo'ina lebemai yai.We inform you (advise you) that not everything is good concerning us.
afraid'wasa'wasabu3Vtrafraid (to be)'wasabu2 2faꞌwasabudifa'wasabu1Vinafraid (to be)
afraid of it'wasabu'emVtrafraid of it (to be)Ayahan E 'Wasabu'em WasanaA Report about me Being Frightened by a Ghost.
afterai1 9PrepafterAi muli mate faikona, painapa yo moiyape u falamodi.Afterward, then,mix the five corner, pineapples and pawpaws (papayas).wata 1advafterlau~watan1
after thatamainiya 4advafter thatNa amainiya, hababim, andabu sa fatubu. Edi andabu somo wasiwasina.After that, then, they begin their abstinence, their tabooed items are things with blood.antamaite'i 1antaite'iov. syn
afternoonmaimailafi palapaNPlate afternoon3) Maimailafi palapa yai mate 'e mahano Sigei Ho'owana. 3) Late in the afternoon, we arrived at Sigei Creek. maimailafi1mailafinafternoonperiod of time from late afternoon until about sunsetantmaihona yaiantlahai la'i yaiantlahai 1anti'ipa yai 1anthwalahwalala yaiantmaimailafi yaimaimailafi2Vinafternoon (to be)
afternoon progressesmaimailafi ya finahemailafifinaheIDIOMafternoon progressesTaiyede, ee--, maimailafi ya finahe, ya fiyo.That was it, time went on and the afternoon progressed (lit: climbed up), and went back.