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b elievingkawawananaha2 2nbelieving (ones)"Natugu, em kawawananaha ha'a ya faloholohom."My child, your faith has already made you become well."
backtauligu3nback (my)Gabagabana ya kafukafu na taulina ya dubadubaIt's breast is white and it's back is black (i.e. dark colored)na ya mulimuli suhasuha mate, lagalaga wa, taulina yai ya gwaliyen mate, ya lau be nuwa domdomna yai ya kalamahano.and behind ?? at, its branch has pierced through his back and come out at his throat (Adam's apple).
back againfiyofiyo 2advback again
back of somethingmulina yai 4PPback of something
backstaulidataulinbacks (our.incl)'Wapina mate te oi papa be taulida sa kamna e lisilisida sa kamna mate ai oyagi ala'alana te ladai be ai tauda te fapatudima. We peel off the bark and when our bodies ache, or our ribs have pain then we heat it in a burning flame, and then we plaster it on our bodies.
bad voicesgadomai sa heyaya 1CLbad voices (to have)Ai tau le'i loloho, in moho wana yai, gadomai sa heyaya.We are good dancers, but in regard to singing, our voices are bad.
bagbaiki 1nbagWiti baikidi tausan esega.A thousand bags of wheat.ov. synhiko 2hiko 1plastiki 1ov. synhiko 1plastiki 1ov. synplastiki 2hiko 1plastiki 1
baitbanna 1nbait (natural)
bake itgabu2 3gabu goluVtrbake it (to)Na haba sa gabudi, edi aba tegatega yai.And then they baked them, in the place where they make cakes.
bambooile'ile 2nbamboo container
bananaasai1 1BNbaela1ESasai5BHbihiya1WSasai5nbananaasai5WS ofasai1ES ofasai1nbananaantmisilukiantbwakaka 2antmulumuluwaanttembaantbihiya2 6antasai1 2ov. synbabakagolagolanbanana (wild )Magesubu wa ya lofo lidima mate, ya abi lau golagola atipudi yai.Eagle flew down and then he grasped the wild banana stalks in the middle.ov. synbihiya2 6mulumuluwatembamisilukisamosamoa 1gongon 1nwild bananaSa leu --, asai hesana gongon sa oi. They went on west and then they cut some wild bananas called gongon.Wild bananas bear edible fruit, but it is full of large seeds.gongon 2nbush banana
banana varietysamosamoa 1nlarge banana varietyov. synasai1 2bwakaka 1ov. synbihiya2 6golagolamulumuluwatembamisiluki
bandagesbandisinbandageswain yo oliwe uluna gilisina ya fagoidi ana omata yai, na ya auꞌauwidi bandisi yaiHe poured wine and olive oil on his woulds and tied them up with bandages.
BaniyalaBaniyala 1nBaniyala
Baniyala peopleBaniyala 2nBaniyala peopleBeyabeyana lulu la'ila'i Tamonau yai. Plantation tau paisowa, Baniyala dodogadi, yo luma tataudi, sa pelei-lululu.A long time ago there was a big fight at Tamonau. Plantation workers, Baniyala people and village people fought when they played cards.The name of a group of people, possibly from Normanby Island?
baptised, to bebabasito 'to be baptized'fababasitodiVinbaptised (to be)"Au nuwa~bui na au babasito, Haba Yaubada emi heyaheyaya ya nuwa~afuledi.""Turn your minds [repent], and be baptized; then God will leave your sins from his mind [forgive them]."
baptize them, tofababasitodibabasito 'to be baptized'Vtrbaptize them (to)Dodoga mahudoꞌidi Diyon ya fababasitodi lahaina yai,John baptized many people on (that) day.
bark'wapina 1SUopina2BLkopina5BBkopina4DAopina3nbark (its)ph. v.'wapigubununa 2nbarktalabwauVinbark (to)salai sa laulau~kule, yo 'wayowa sa talabwau.Pigs are grunting and dogs are barking.
barter somethingune1 3Vtrbarter something (to)une'uneune~afuledi
basepa'adipa'anbase (their)Gomna, mate tapa'au ini fwaufwau pa'adi yai mate gomna.In regard to the palm heart: at the base of crown's new shoots is the palm heart.
basispa'a 2pa'adinbasispa'ana1 1nbasis (its)
basis ofmata pa'ana 3NPbasis ofmata~pa'ana 2NPbasis of
basketkodeSU ofkwade2nsmall basketNa oula ni ganahewana yai mate, kode esega ye famohafu. . . Na in moho, hige ya mode, pa'ana egu kode ye famohafu.And from that pool I filled up one small basket. . . .But I was not worried because I had filled my basket.ov. synbodaunoho1kodenanbasket (ones)ov. synlaulau kodena 1an'an kodena 1noho1nbasket for carrying garden produce{Noho} is a basket for carrying garden produce, etc. it is carried on one's back held with a trumpline to the forehead. It is woven from a coconut frond.ov. synbodaukodeov. syntobo 2ov. synkwade1 2kwade3 1lati 16.6.4.2Weaving baskets and mats6.2.1.7.1Growing coconuts
bat speciesdiudiunkind of small, insect-eating batYa laulau eda'eda yai na maileya, na diudiu, na pwahopwaho, na bui sa faigwanegwaneidi, yo fede ya 'wasabu.She was going along the road and cockatoos, little bats, Papuan frogmouths and owls were calling back and forth, and so she was frightenedsmall bat which often flies about catching insects at dusk.ov. synmalibon 2badimalibon 1kautipenapena
bat, fruitmalibon 2nvarious species: Flying Fox, Large Fruit Bat, Greater Flying Foxflying fox, or fruit-eating bat: probably Dobsonia moluccensisov. synbadikautipenapenadiudiu
bathedui2 1BHsigu1BHsiwa1Vinbathe (to)
befede1 1fede incopbe (to)
be about tonuꞌanuꞌanaVindie (be about to)Natugu waiwaihin mate nuꞌanuꞌana.My daughter is about to die.
be fixed on totally, to beala~lolo~esegahidiVtrbe fixed on totally (to be)matadi sa ala~lolo~esegahidi, in hewana yai.their eyes were fixed on him
be hotgigibwali1 3nbe hot (as a physical quality of a person)Simon botiyana waiwaihin mate ya atu'uhi; tauna sa gigibwali be ya laulau eno.As for Simon's mother in law, she was sick; her body was hot and she was lying down.der.ma gigibwalina1
be in training for something (as for war)lubulubuiVtrbe in training for something (as for war)hiyala sa lubulubui ibege ti lubulubui~fuyothose who train for war, will not be training for it again.
be prayinglau'u'ula~lau 2Vinbe praying (to)Isalaela Yaubada sa ta'ai~mulimuliyen. Sa lau'u'ula~lau, Kanana edi oitau lisidi.The Israelites turned their backs on God, they prayed to the idols of the Canaanites.
be quietfamakanofafamakanoVinbe quiet (to)"bena ya famakano.""he should be quiet."
beachgelegele 3nbeach (of sand); beach; sandy or gravelly beachYo fede, waihin wa ya gayo ya fuyo eee--, gelegele yai. Sa yoga fuyo lisina, Itebom,And so the woman [waded] back across, until she reached the beach. And they called back to her, and said,
beach (of sand)gelegele 3nbeach (of sand); beach; sandy or gravelly beachYo fede, waihin wa ya gayo ya fuyo eee--, gelegele yai. Sa yoga fuyo lisina, Itebom,And so the woman [waded] back across, until she reached the beach. And they called back to her, and said,
bear fruitfuwa2Vinbear fruit (to)Ema banna, lala'a ya fuwa. Atai'a boludi sa ani'i, lala'a wa, Our bait was a lala'a tree which was bearing fruit,. Many birds were eating it, that lala'a fruit.
bearersfelufelunbearersFelufelu te an'oi, habahim te bahe~tuhuidi be luma aba~abina yai te pei’i~gogoidi. We cut the bearers, then we carry them to the place where the house is bieng made and pile them together.
beat him until crookedpidili~fagewapidiligewagewaIDIOMbeat him until crooked (to)haba ya pidili~fagewa.He will beat him until crooked (very severely).
beat somethingCompare Suau {lubi}. 2Vtrbeat something (to)
beat terriblypidili~fafaheyaya 1Vtrbeat terribly (to)Fayofayo dogana haba ya pidili~fafaheyaya yo ya lau~weꞌaiHe will he beat hs servant-person badly and chase him away
beating themanlau~tubinidiVtrbeating them (to be)Be fayofayo tau abinana haidana ya anlau~tubinidi, yo ya fatubu be, kalahe ya faꞌofi yo ya nom yauyaule–.And then that servant is beating his companions, and he begins to finish off the food and get drink until foolish--,lau~tubitubinidiVtrbeating them (to be)Yo fede, ya fatubu falena paula tau abidi ya lau~tubitubinidi, ya andom yo ya nom~yauyaule. And then he is beating up on his fellow servants, and swallowing up (the food) and getting drunk.
beautifulloholoho1 5Vinbeautiful (to be)comp.amnagu ya loholoho3faloholohomloloho1comp.nuwana ya loholoho1loholohona 2WSloloSUloloBNnamwaadjbeautifulolidi 2adjbeautiful (very)ooouli 2adjbeautiful (very)
becausepa'ana2CONJbecauseHige ai laowa Gelemalaiya, pa'ana bolowada ya wewe.We didn't go to Gelemalaia because the flood came up.Na haisa mate sa gela, be sa lau oyagi galina yai, pa'ana ye sigu hige benai dagugugu yai, be sa lau.But as for the others, they fled and went inside a hole in a log, because I did not swim quietly in regard to [making] noise, so they fled away.
becomefamala1 7Vinchobecome (to)"Itete, au abi. Au an. Ya famala yau taugu, logena."Take this. Eat it. It now becomes my body.
become a young manhewali2 1Vinbecome a young man (to)
become dividedfaꞌita~modailinidiVrecipbecome divided (to)Yo boga esega sa lulu~fuyoꞌidi mate, haba sa faꞌita~modailinidi. And if one family fight with one another, then they will become divided (break up).
become giantstubu taugigi 1become giants (to)
become something elsefamala1 1Vinchobecome something else (to)
began'eta1 2an'etaiVtrbeg (to)yo yau mate, tautaumayamayagu be hige gonowagu ya anꞌeta.and as for my self, my shame cannot let me beg.{An'eta} to beg someone for something.an'etai 2an'eta1Vtrbeg (to)