pwa pʷa
Lvnpwa
Tnmpao
Anoun, relational
space located below ‹s.th.›, bottom, underneath
pwa tokoli empty space under a house
pwa motono deeper ocean
pwa motono noun
bottom of the seadeep sea, deeper ocean
Bwoe baro nga na i-wene ne pwa motono.Hammerhead sharks like this live in the deep ocean.
derivativemoro peini pwa motonok.o. fish
Bprepositionne pwa
under
Okoro 'naka i-wene ne pwa bete ene.My knife is under my bed.
Li-le li-wamu dapa ne pwa moe.They went to hide under a house.
U-ko ruene me ne-ke ne-te ne pwa ruene ponu!Open that (trap) door so I can hide underneath!
seele ①underneath
pwaka pʷaka noun
Sea
Slipper lobsterPanulirus spp.
~pwalau (i·)pʷalau verb, intransitive
POc*palau(r)go to sea, make a sea voyage
Naut
voyage by sea, esp. on long distances
Dapa iakapa noma li-ovei pe li-pwalau: li-katau kanimoro li-le ne basakulumoe kula.Our ancestors used to practice navigation: they would follow the stars, and reach new islands.
Ngiro Palapu i-ka ka li-aiu li-ke li-pwalau i-le iura.As soon as the northern wind began to blow, they left [Vanikoro] and set off to sail southwards.
see~vesu bavedesail
see lexical list atkuo
pwama pʷama noun, relational
1side
pwama eneby my side
seetevieside
Geo
2shore, bank
pwama iaero noun
shore of riverriver bank
ne pwama iaeroon the river bank
Li-te ne pwama iaero re ka li-ko me kape li-apilo toñaki.They stayed on the river bank, with the plan to build a ship.
pwama ole noun
shore of sandbeach
ne pwama oleon the beach
Monone po ene ni-vete, ene tawora ne, ne utele vewo pine pe i-vio ne, pwama ole ponu.That chest I was talking about was located down there, by the large chestnut tree standing over there, on the beach.
pwa tokoli pʷatokoli noun
Architecture
empty space under the raised floor platform (tokoli) of a stilt house
pwelele pʷelele adjective
Lvnpwalele
Tnmmabura
1soft, tender
Li-wete ra ra pwelele.We pound it till it's soft.
antonymbeiuko
antonymkorone
2hairlong and supple
Viabasa emele damala ponu pwelele.That white woman has soft hair.
pwene pʷene noun
spear, harpoon
synonymtepao
pwo pwo puo adverb
Lvnlenu
Tnmese
down, below
Li-mali iawo ne lema awene pwo.You light a fire down in the oven.
Moe iaba pwo; iote iu, ie mwaliko iote.storey houseOur flat is located below; as for the one above, it belongs to someone else.
Awa eo i-viaene pwo nga iu.prayerThy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
antonymiu
pwoi pʷoi poi noun
Lvnpwoi
Tnmpwoi
POc*ᵐboRok
Fauna
pigSus scrofa.
anes poipork meat
vesengele pwoipig's snout
Ije pwoi i-ke i-dadai.The pig tusk has grown out into a full circle.
Poi pe li-womanga ne kulumoe, vao i-moloe ne ngogoro.Domesticated pigs are fed in the village, but wild pigs wander about in the forest.
contrasts withvao ⓑwild pig