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 Qat ‘a Vui (spirit), chief figure in stories’. PNCV *bʷatu ‘kind of spirit’. ]