banner
A dictionary of Mwotlap (Banks Is., Vanuatu)
This dictionary has no finderlist yet. To look up French or English words, open this link (entire dictionary on one page)
or this Pdf version of the dictionary, and search for a string of text [Ctrl+F/Cmd+F].
 

Mtp–Fr–Eng

Mtp–Eng–Fr

Mtp–Fr

Tea–Eng–Fr

Tea–Eng

mwotlap dictionary
Index I
Iqet
Iqet  [ikpwɛt] ~ Qet  sb. <Myth>

(1) Iqet, name of the founding hero of the Banks Islands.

Iqet mi-tin̄ na-myam, lok me Bankis kē ; bastō, kē mi-tin̄ n-et van alon en.
Iqet created the world here in the Banks; then he created men and let them in.

(2) reference to Iqet is often used to present a very old element of tradition, dating back to the Golden Age. Thus we have a name N followed by a possessive non_Iqet Iqet's N, from Iqet's time.

n-eh non Iqet
a song about Iqet / dating back to the time of the legend

(3) throught syncretism, Iqet is sometimes identified with the christian God, usually Ḡot or Yatmangēn.

Iqet en, Ḡot ē-anen! Ige kastom wa ige tē-n-ēte a m-ōlōl tō a so Iqet.
Iqet is simply God, It was our ancestors who gave him the name of Iqet,

Iqet mē-vētleg me ēntēn Krais a kē n-et.
Iqet sent us his son, Jesus Christ, in the form of a human being.

[ Mota Qata Vui (spirit), chief figure in stories’. PNCV *bʷatukind of spirit’. ]

▲ Back to top ▲