jeboro ᶮɟeᵐboro noun
Flora
Wild basil (Lamiaceae)Ocimum gratissimum.
jeboro moloe noun
Flora
red basilred variety of ColeusColeus spp.
jebute ᶮɟeᵐbute jiebute noun
Lvn(die) bule
Tnm(dele) bue
jie + bute
common registernative taroColocasia esculenta.
li-au jebuteharvest taro (by pulling on it)
Jebute ka moso.The taros are ripe.
Kape jebute i-karau na metae, pe ero tae.Taro can't grow here, because there's no water.
formal synonymavtebe
see lexical list atavtebe
Astronomy
2the Taro: name of a star
jemoko ᶮɟemoko noun
Cf. (?) moko ‘reef’
Sea
palolo wormEunice spp.
📘 Palolo worms are not eaten by Vanikoro islanders – contrary to Vanuatu people further south.
jie ᶮɟie noun, relational
Lvndie
Tnmdele
(?) POc*suliqsucker, shoot
plantshoot, sucker
jie bute → jebutetaro sucker → taro
synonymtongo
synonymmataña
jiejie ᶮɟieᶮɟie adjective
surfacerough
Bele voro ini jiejie.The skin of stingrays is rough.
antonym~musmooth
jokoro ᶮɟokoro noun
Lvnjewire
name of various artefacts made of bamboo
1bamboo rod, of any usage
Ni-toe jokoro iote me susuko me ngasune semame jokoro iote.I cut a bamboo rod to the same length as the other one.
Ni-nabe jokoro lea iune ka kula.I measured the bamboo rod to be one fathom and a half.
2espfishing rod
Kape le-la teuko ne jokoro me le-katei ñe namuko.We'll take a fishing rod and go angling.
synonymnaka teuko
see lexical list at~omato fish
3bamboo water-carrier
jokoro peini erobamboo for freshwater
Stomping the bamboo tubes (Li-woi jokoro)
Music
4bamboo used as a stamping tube
Le-la jokoro me le-woi, me le-mako.We'll take bamboos and pound them (on the ground) for the dances.
jokoro pe li-woi[lit. bamboos to be stamped] stamping tube
Playing the bamboo flute (Li-vi jokoro)
Music
5bamboo flute; esp. Pan pipe
jokoro pe li-vi[lit. bamboos to be blown] Pan pipe
📘 An instrument recently introduced from islands further west (esp. Malaita).
Music
6bamboo organ: a large panpipe-shaped instrument made of bamboos tied together
jokoro pe li-abu[lit. bamboos to be struck] bamboo organ
Dameliko kape li-abu jokoro.The kids will play the bamboo organ.
📘 An instrument recently introduced from islands further west (esp. Malaita). The sound is produced by striking (~abu ③) the mouth of each tube with a beater made of wood or plastic.
7bamboo drum, as used in other Pacific islands
Jokoro pon, tevie i-ko, tevie li-botongo.On bamboo drums, one side is open, the other side is shut.