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Index w
wakA
wakB
wakōl
waksē
w[a]laglē
w[a]lakA
w[a]lakB
w[a]lawlē
walēg
wan̄
w[a]tag
waw
wawsē
w[e]hey
wel
welan
wele
wentiy
w[e]seg
w[e]yeh
w{ē}lem
w{ē}ti~

wēh
w[ē]hēyA
w[ē]hēyB
wēl
wēl
wēl na-lqōvēn
wēl na-tmat
w[ē]lēwlēs
wēlwēl tagde
wēmlagA
wēmlagB
w[ē]tē
wēy
wēydēs
w[ē]yēt
wēywēy
wik
w[i]nignig
w[i]n̄i~
wis
wistaban
w[i]yis
w[i]yiwyiy1
w[i]yiwyiy2
wo
woden̄den̄
woh1
woh2
woh lō
wolap
wolat
wolkokon̄ay
wolwolA
wolwolB
wom lewlew
womlōw
womtelo
womtigtig
womwōywōy
wom̄akm̄ak
wom̄elm̄el
won1A
won1B
won2A
won2B
won2C
wonatnat
won-eh
wonn̄eg
wonwon1
wonwon2A
wonwon2B
wonyeg
won̄ey
won̄oln̄ol
wopyak
wosA
wosB
wos na-lgē
wosdi
wos-lēgē
wot1
wot2
wot3
wot4
wot lō
wotdon̄don̄
wothap
wotva
wotwotm̄ag
wotwotm̄ag goy
wow1
wow2
wow yak hag
woy1
woy2
woy3
woyoy
w{u}met
1
2
wō-3
wōgtag
wōh
wōhōwye
wōit
wōkōl
wōl1
wōl2
wōl3A
wōl3B
wōlan̄
wōlēlē
wōlōmgep
wōmn̄as
wōm̄ēl
wōnuy mitig
wōqA
wōqB
wōqōl
wōsēm
wōswōs
wōtēq
wō-tēt
wōtiltil
wōtwōtA
wōtwōtB
wōw
wōwō
wōy1
wōy2
wōy3
wōyō
wu
wuhA
wuhB
wuh mat
wun
wut1
wut2
wut kal
wuy2
wuywuy bēlag
wak   [wak] transitive verb.

Ant: tabeg ‘fermer’

Wak na-mteēm̄!

tēm wak
wak   intransitive verb.

Na-mtehal na-wak!

[ Mota waka. ]

wakōl  (na-wakōl) [nawakʊl] noun. <Ornith> Indian myna bird, 25 cm. Acridotheres tristis.

waksē  [waksɪ] adj.

sotel ‘se vanter’

Na-waksē!

Ige vēt-waksē kēy ne-myōs vanvan a le-myōs nono-y mahge-y.
w[a]laglē  (na-wlaglē) [nawlaɣlɪ] noun. <Pois> Orangespine unicornfish, bsl. Yeloteil strong sikin. Naso lituratus.

w[a]lak   [walak] transitive verb.

walak yak ni-pni qētēnge
w[a]lak   (walak) adv.

en walak

[ Mota walakato lift, open up’. ]

w[a]lawlē  (na-wlawlē) [nawlawlɪ] noun. <Bot> a tree (unidentified), out of which axe handles are being carved.

walēg  [walɪɣ] adj. round

Na-myam kē na-wawalēg.

Kēy hag walēg na-tamn̄a nan.
wan̄  [waŋ] transitive verb. gape

[ PNCV *waŋagape, open the mouth’. ]

w[a]tag  (na-wtag) [nawtaɣ] noun. <Bot> edible plant (Lecythidacea), bsl. Navele. Barringtonia edulis.

vel

waw  (na-waw) [nawaw] noun. <Pois>

mya

wawsē  (na-wawsē) [nawawsɪ] noun. <Pois> Blackspot emperor, reef fish, 42 cm. Lethrinus harak.

w[e]hey  [wɛhɛj] adj.

(1)

(2)

Nē-dēmdēm nono-y ne-whey meh, kēy et-lēs qete.

Nō-wōl wehey mo-togyow.
wel  (ne-wel) [nɛwɛl] noun. <Pois> From: whale . whaleBalaenopterus spp.
welan  (ne-welan) [nɛwɛlan] sb. <Ethn>

(1) jif

mayanag

tuvusm̄el

lIwo

(2)

Ne-welan mino, kēy et bus te.
Ol bos blong mi i no wantem.
wele  [wɛlɛ] ptc.

(1)

lower register: veg

Nok van veyeh, wele na-lo mal yoy.

Kōyō gen ni-hnag ewa ni-hnag nan tig lok tō, wele Romanman̄an e ikē na-tbunbun.

Ba wele, na-gvēg nan en, na-qyan̄ nonon aē.

(2)

Syn: akē

ba wele wo

Nok a ten̄ velqōn̄ tō be-mino siok agōh, wele inēk gēn a inēk a leplep bat en!

O ba wele nēk so m̄ōl; togtō en, so igēn tiwag mi kē.
wentiy  [wɛntij] noun. <Bot> Serianthes spp.

w[e]seg  [wɛsɛɣ] ~ woseg  transitive verb. pull

Syn: yap

(1)

weseg kal / tēqēl

Kōyō vēy-wesewseg na-gaymayō.

(2)

Na-bago me-wseg m̄alm̄al mino.

Na-lo ni-vēykal hag, no-momyiy ni-wsewseg kē.

No-qo mu-kuykuy e, me-wsewseg kēy.
w[e]yeh  [wɛjɛh] ~ woyeh ~   intransitive verb.

yip

Nok so weyeh yak n-age nen den na-mte.
w{ē}lem  (nē-wlem) [nɪwlɛm] noun. <Pois>

w{ē}ti~  (nē-wti~) [nɪwti] ~ ni-wti  -.

Syn: bēnē~

nē-wti qētēnge

nē-wtēwti gēvēg
  [] adj.

ēwē

(1) good

Kē tē-wē qiyig.

(2)

Nēk n-et wē vitwag.

(3)

Kē mo-gom tō, ba kē mal wē lok.

[ Mota wiagood, of the right sort; merely, only’. ]

wēh  (nē-wēh) [nɪwɪh] noun. <Bot> a tree out which glue is made, bsl.Glue-tree. Cordia dichotoma.

Nē-wēh, tu-qul maymay vēh ne-pepa aē van le-yep.
You can use nē-wēh to glue some paper onto a board.
w[ē]hēy   [wɪhɪj] ~ hēwēy  transitive verb. <Techn>

Kēy wēhēy na-hay, tō vēyvēykal hay.
w[ē]hēy   intransitive verb.

Sōwlē! Gēn wēhēy!
wēl  [wɪl] transitive verb. <Ethn> buy

(1)

Ant: n̄eyeg ‘vendre’

Syn: velet

n-ēm̄ wēlwēl

wēl na-lqōvēn

wēl na-tmat

Nok van wēl ta manmem suk hōw li-sto en.

(2)

wēl  -.

(3)

mamah

yeghuquy ‘gratuitement’

Nēk muwumwu nen en, kēy wēlwēl nēk si so nēk muwumwu mamah ēwē?
wēl na-lqōvēn  voi.

wēl

Syn: leg

lgē

Talōw gēn van wēl na-lqōvēn.
wēl na-tmat  voi. <Ethn>

wēl

lēs ‘initié, autorisé’

No to-totot vēh n-ēvēp, veg no mē-wēl tō.
w[ē]lēwlēs  [wɪlɪwlɪs] intransitive verb.

Nō-lōmgep e ni-tkuk maymay ne-men nen e tō ne-men ni-wlēwlēs nen e, ni-gap lō.
wēlwēl tagde  (nē-wēlwēl tagde) [nɪwɪlwɪl taɣⁿdɛ] noun. <Pois>

(1) Chanos chanos.

(2) Albula vulpes.

wēmlag   [wɪmlaɣ] intransitive verb.

Syn: wow hiy ‘être amoureux’

Nēk tiple wōmlag hiy ige m̄alm̄al.
wēmlag   (nē-wēmlag) noun.

no-hohole bē-wēmlag
w[ē]tē  (nē-wtē) [nɪwtɪ] noun.

Teteh qēt bah na-taqn̄ēn, tō kē me-teh na-sam nan, nē-wtē tiwag mi nē-mtot.

[ Mota iwatia. ]

wēy  (°na-wēy) [nawɪj] noun. <Techn>

Na-wēy en, b-ēyēy ēwē.

[ Mota <°ná wowóru.  wowora round fish-trap’. ]

wēydēs  (nē-wēydēs) [nɪwɪjⁿdɪs] noun. <Ornith> Long-tailed Triller, black and white bird, 18 cm. Lalage leucopyga.

[ Mota weru. ]

w[ē]yēt  (na-wyēt) [nawjɪt] noun. <Mer>

(1) octopusOctopus spp.

(2)

[ Mota wirita. PNCV, POc *kuʀita. ]

wēywēy  [wɪjwɪj] intransitive verb.

(1)

Nē-bē / na-naw / no-kokakola mē-wēywēy.

(2)

wik  (ni-wik) [niwik] noun. <Tps>

li-wik mey a ma-bah

li-wik mey vanvan tō agōh

[ Angl. week. ]

w[i]nignig  [winiɣniɣ] adj.

Ant: twol

w[i]n̄i~  (ni-wn̄i~) [niwŋi] -. <Anat> chin

[ Mota wun̄i-ubeard, chin’. PNCV *kumʷibeard’. ]

wis  (ni-wis) [niwis] noun. <Ornith> Barn owl. Tyto alba.

[ Mota wis. PNCV *visiowl’. ]

wistaban  (ni-wistaban) [niwistaᵐban] noun. <Bot> variety of kava with pale flesh, bsl. waetkava. Macropiper spp.

w[i]yis  [wijis] transitive verb.

(1) fix up

galeg galsi ‘réparer’

wiyis n-ep tō kē ni-lawlaw

n-et wiyiwyis

Nēk so wiyiwyis ni-vidio mino.

Japan, kem ōl so “na-pnō wiyiwyis haphap”, veg nē-mēnay ni-plaplag galsi.

(2)

Ige tēytēybē ne gatgat, kēy wiyiwyis nō-sōl nonoy aē!
w[i]yiwyiy1   [wijiwjij] transitive verb.

Kēy wiyiwyiy n-ēm̄.

Picasso kē n-et wiyiwyiy haphap.
w[i]yiwyiy2   (na-wyiwyiy) [nawjiwjij] noun.

(1)

(2) auger.

wo  [] ptc.

(1)

Syn: so

Tō kē wo “Itōk.”

Wo “Hēywē?”

(2)

Syn: so

Sowo no wo m-ēh, nok van lok me.

(3)

Ige tegha wo ne-myōs wo yon̄teg, kēy yon̄teg.

(4)

Nok vap te-le-lam, wo?

Tog ak magaysēn nēk, wo?
woden̄den̄  (no-woden̄den̄) [nɔwɔⁿdɛŋⁿdɛŋ] noun. <Mer>

woh1   (no-woh) [nɔwɔh] noun. <Bot> wild fig (Moraceae), bsl. Nabalango. Ficus aspera.

woh2   [wɔh] transitive verb.

(1)

Woh na-mnengēn!

(2)

woh na-n̄ey
woh lō  [wɔh lʊ] transitive verb.

(1)

(2)

Nok a mo-woh lō nēk ba-gatgat to-M̄otlap en.
wolap  (no-wolap) [nɔwɔlap] noun. <Mer> Stichopus sp.

wolat  [wɔlat] adv. :

heylō ‘d'un bout à l'autre’

Tateh et ni-van wolat goy na-mtehal.

lat.

wolkokon̄ay  (no-wolkokon̄ay) [nɔwɔlkɔkɔŋaj] noun. <Bot>

(1) Caesalpinia major.

(2) Australian boxwood, a tree (Sapotaceae), bsl. Kombtri. Planchonella linggensis.

wolwol   [wɔlwɔl] adj.
wolwol   (no-wolwol) noun.

Nok yap no-wolwol.
wom lewlew  (no-wom lewlew) [nɔwɔm lɛwlɛw] noun. <Bot> a plant. Litsea spp.

womlōw  (no-womlōw) [nɔwɔmlʊw] noun. <Mer> cowrie, a small non-edible shell (3 cm). Cypraea teramachii.

womtelo  [wɔmtɛlɔ] noun. <Ethn>

(1) chief

(2)

Bōbō nōnōm, kē no-womtelo !

[ Mota wometeloa. ]

womtigtig  (no-womtigtig) [nɔwɔmtiɣtiɣ] noun. <Bot> betelnutAreca catechu. ◈ Following a usage from Solomon islands, this nut may be chewed (kam) together with a specific leaf (no-yogehmyaw), and coral lime (na-laem)

womwōywōy  (no-womwōywōy) [nɔwɔmwʊjwʊj] noun. <Anat> ankle

[ Mota pawura-. Cf. Mtp b[ō]wōy. ]

wom̄akm̄ak  (no-wom̄akm̄ak) [nɔwɔŋ​͡mʷakŋ​͡mʷak] noun. <Anat>

wom̄elm̄el  (no-wom̄elm̄el) [nɔwɔŋ​͡mʷɛlŋ​͡mʷɛl] noun.

No-wom̄elm̄el ne bago kē ni-sak lō me am̄ag.
won1   [wɔn] transitive verb. <Techn>

Kēy mo-won ne-vet; qe so ne-geay ne qo.
won1   (no-won) noun. <Archéo>

Syn: wonwon

No-won a ige welan kēy tigtig am̄ag aē, tō toytoy ige sil aē.

Qiyig nōk, le-ngomi sil del nōk, nok vay mat no-moyuk hōw lo-won mino gēn.

[ Mota wonaa stone platform+; a fish fence’. ]

won2   [wɔn] ~ won goy ~ won lok ~ won goy  transitive verb. <Ethn>

(1)

(2)

Na-myaw me-lep ni-gintatay, tō kē ni-won na-taqm̄ē qētēnge nen en. Kē mo-won, mo-won, mo-won, won won won won qēt wah – kē ni-vētgiy tenenen lok hag!

(3)

ēh lok ‘ressusciter’

vaēh ‘guérir’

Kē me-qtēg won qētēg lē-qtēn. Kē mu-suw kē mi ne-m̄el nen, mo-won na-taqm̄ēn nen; mo-won, mo-won i won i won en mo-won qēt kē van en mi ne-m̄el nen.

(4)

yam goy ‘rembourser’

won-eh

won2   adj.

wonwon ‘entier’

(1)

nē-m̄ēt won

(2)

qoywon ‘sourd’

Nē-dēln̄e no-won?
won2   sf.

qoy-won*

qēt-won*

lol-won*

[ Mota wonoclose, fill up+; pay a debt; solid+’. ]

wonatnat  (no-wonatnat) [nɔwɔnatnat] noun. <Anat>

won-eh  intransitive verb. <Mus>

Mey a na-tgop tō nēk sal nē-sēm hōw aē en, mey nen ‘won-eh’ : nēk won na-he ēgēn.
wonn̄eg  [wɔnŋɛɣ] transitive verb.

Tita nonon ni-wonn̄eg veteg se tētē hōw le-skey.
wonwon1   (no-wonwon) [nɔwɔnwɔn] noun. <Hist>

(1)

Kē ni-hag hōw lo-wonwon nonon welan, tō kē ni-toytoy goy.

(2)

no-wonwon ne vōnō t-am̄ag

[ Mota wonawonastone platform+’. ]

wonwon2   [wɔnwɔn] adj.

(1)

Ahaa! Nu-suok gōskē mal wonwon lok qele ave?!

(2)

Syn: hēn̄ēn-won ‘pleine lune’

Nō-wōl isqet so ni-wonwon.

(3)

Nō-yōwismat, kē no-yova a no-wonwon, a et-ōw qete.

Nok lep n-eh mino van hiy nēk en, mi na-tamtam, a no-wonwon, et-mahay hōn te.

(4)

Syn: del

No me-gen qēt nu-tutu wonwon vitwag.
wonwon2   adv.

N-ēte nonon son̄wul tēl wonwon.
wonyeg  [wɔnjɛɣ] transitive verb.

wonyeg n-ēm̄

Nēk wonyeg se na-gatgat to-M̄otlap en, aa?

Ne-len̄wuh mo-wonyeg n-ēm̄ mino.

wonyeg na-lqōvēn
won̄ey  (no-won̄ey) [nɔwɔŋɛj] noun. <Art>

(1) Canarium indicum.

Syn: n̄ey

(2)

daeman ‘carreaux (cartes)’

won̄oln̄ol  (no-won̄oln̄ol) [nɔwɔŋɔlŋɔl] noun. <Bot> Sonneratia caseolaris.

wopyak  (no-wopyak) [nɔwɔpjak] noun. <Bot>

(1) Ankle rattle tree, bsl. Nalake. Pangium edule.

(2) ankle rattles used in traditional dancing.

[ Mota varake. ]

wos   [wɔs] transitive verb.

bus mayaw ‘clou’

wos   (woswos) intransitive verb. <Techn>

Nēk n-et woswos vitwag, aa?

[ Mota woso. ]

wos na-lgē  expr. marry, wed: designates the act of marriage on the wedding day, consisting in (for the groom) exchanging a wife for possessions.

l[ē]gē

Syn: wēl na-lqōvēn ‘acheter une femme’

wosdi  [wɔsⁿdi] transitive verb. <Techn>

woh ‘gifler’

di ‘faire un bruit’

Ige lōqōvēn a mo-wosdi en, nō-mōmō mō-m̄ōl e kē ni-van yow.
wos-lēgē  [wɔslɪɣɪ] expr. <Ethn>

lgē

[ Mota wosolagia. ]

wot1   [wɔt] adj. castrated

Kēy olol mi nō-bōlōk wot / mey a mo-wot.
wot2   [wɔt] transitive verb.

Wot me n-ēwan nok gen!

[ Mota wota. ]

wot3   [wɔt] intransitive verb. born

wot lō

wot4   [wɔt] intransitive verb.

Ni-til ni-van me tō ni-wot van la-gayga yapyap namu.
wot lō  transitive verb.

wot [3]

lō [1] ‘(5)’

Womtelo nēk mo-wot lō no.
wotdon̄don̄  (no-wotdon̄don̄) [nɔwɔtⁿdɔŋⁿdɔŋ] noun. <Bot>

(1) Elephantopus mollis.

(2) lagerphone, an instrument used in local stringband music made by nailing bottletops to a staff of wood.

wothap  [wɔthap] ptc.

tahap

Kē ni-vasem no-yoy ēwē, wothap no-yoy het.
wotva  (no-wotva) [nɔwɔtβa] noun. <Bot> calabashCrescentia cujete.

wotwotm̄ag  [wɔtwɔtŋ​͡mʷaɣ] sb.

Wotwotm̄ag ni-hag lap, wotwottigiy ni-van.

Wotwotm̄ag mino, na-han Womtelo.
wotwotm̄ag goy  transitive verb.

Inēk a no-wotwotm̄ag goy kemem en.
wow1   [wɔw] intransitive verb.

(1)

Qele ave, kimi wow tō gōh ?

Woqse sil taq tō hay en, kēy wow tō en na-hap ?

(2)

Disko wow leptō, tō nok m̄ōl, tō mitiy.

No-gom nan mo-wow leptō.

Kēy mo-wow qele nen, mo-wow, mo-wow…

(3)

wow qaqa

wow susu

wow lōqōvēn

(4)

Nēk wow so wuh matmat kemem?

Kē wow so kē so ni-gengen.

No mo-wow so yem nō-wōh, ba no me-yemyem lēlēge.

Nok wowow so wēl na-trak, ba tateh sēm.

Dō wow so dō so van tatal ēagōh.

(5)

mōyōs

veshiy

Nok wowow hiy na-lo nōnōm.

(6)

mōyōs

wēmlag

Kē ni-wow van hiy na-lqōvēn : kē ni-tityēn kē.

Nēk wowow hiy kē?

(7)

Kē ni-wow van hiy imam nonon, so “Imam!”
wow2   (no-wow) [nɔwɔw] noun. <Bot> wild variety of pandanus, not used for making mats. Pandanus spp.

wow yak hag  intransitive verb.

wow [1]

Nok wow yak hag so nok so van Vila, ba no et-van si te.
woy1   [wɔj] adv.

(1)

Intik vōyō woy.

lō-qōn̄ vitwag woy ēwē

Kōyō vitwag woy.

(2)

Gēn na-m̄adeg a gēn na-m̄adeg woy!

[ Mota woraonly, merely, in vain’. ]

woy2   [wɔj] transitive verb. squeeze

Syn: kon̄

woy na-mtig

na-mtig a woy

[ Mota woro. ]

woy3   [wɔj] adv.
woyoy  (no-woyoy) [nɔwɔjɔj] noun.

w{u}met  (nu-wmet) [nuwmɛt] noun. <Techn>

(1)

(2) Nautilus spp.

[ Mota wumetoa wooden bowl+’. ]

1   [] transitive verb.
2   [] ptc.

Wō ba-hap?

Wō am̄ag nēk mo-tog tō ave?

Wō nēk akteg qele gōh?
wō-3   [] pf.
wōgtag  (nō-wōgtag) [nʊwʊɣtaɣ] noun.

qti~

nō-wōgtag ne ga
wōh  (nō-wōh) [nʊwʊh] noun. <Bot> coconut

(1) coconut tree or fruit. Cocos nucifera.

(2)

Nēk van yem ta mandō wōh me?
wōhōwye  (nō-wōhōwye) [nʊwʊhʊwjɛ] noun. <Bot> pandanusPandanus spp.

gēy

wōit  (nō-wōit) [nʊwʊit] noun. <Bot> Fish Poison tree (Lecythidaceae), bsl. Navele blong solwota. Barringtonia asiatica.

Nō-wōit, heyeg nō-mōmō aē kē ni-mat

[ Mota <°wúa-wútu. POc (wo)vutu.  *putun. ]

wōkōl  (°na-wōkōl) [nawʊkʊl] noun. <Ornith> Vanuatu Mountain White-bellied Honeyeater, a bird with a strongly downcurved bill, 20 cm. Phylidonyris notabilis.

[ Mota wakole ?. ]

wōl1   [wʊl] transitive verb.

wōl2   [wʊl] transitive verb.
wōl3   (nō-wōl) [nʊwʊl] noun. <Tps> moon ; month

(1)

Nō-wōl ni-hin̄yeg tō ni-ak vētmahē ni-myemyen.

Nō-wōl me-hey goy na-pnō del.

Nō-wōl ma-hal goy na-lo.

(2)

ēte ‘année’

ba [2] ‘date’

nō-wōl vitwag may bah

lō-wōl mey a ma-bah en

lē-kle wōl vōyō

lō-wōl agōh

Nēk mal tog vatag me gōh nō-wōl vēvēh? – Nō-wōl vitwag woy ēwē.

Kōyō so leg l-ulsi wōl gōh, si so lō-wōl itan.
wōl3   intransitive verb.

Nō-wōl vōyō ni-wōl goy ewo –

[ POc *pulan. ]

wōlan̄  (nō-wōlan̄) [nʊwʊlaŋ] noun. <Art>

wōlēlē  (nō-wōlēlē) [nʊwʊlɪlɪ] noun. <Bot>

wōmn̄as ‘spathe du cocotier’

Nō-wōlēlē ni-mwoy, tō ni-n̄i mitig ni-kalō.
wōlōmgep  [wʊlʊmɣɛp] ~ wōlōm̄gep  sb.
wōmn̄as  (nō-wōmn̄as) [nʊwʊmŋas] noun. <Bot> coconut spathe: leafy sheath that encloses spadix (cluster of flowers).

Syn: yomn̄as

wōlēlē ‘bractée’

Nō-wōlēlē ni-mwoy, tō ni-n̄i mitig ni-kalō; ba nō-wōmn̄as e, na-tn̄an.
wōm̄ēl  (nō-wōm̄ēl) [nʊwʊŋ​͡mʷɪl] noun. <Bot> orange

(1) Citrus medica.

Syn: m̄ēl

Syn: aranis

nō-wōm̄ēl sekeske

ni-gli wōm̄ēl

(2) (met)

Kēy sekeske wōm̄ēl en, a so kēy plevolē en.

sēmteg / kikik wōm̄ēl

na-hye kikik wōm̄ēl
wōnuy mitig  [wʊnuj mitiɣ] noun.

qētbuhu~ ‘doigt’

[ Cf. Mtp nuy. ]

wōq   [wʊk​͡pʷ] transitive verb. <Techn>

Gēn wōq nē-tqē mi nē-qētah kē ni-yoy, tō gapwut.
wōq   intransitive verb.

Ige tam̄an wōqwōq goy, ige lōqōvēn kēy gilgil goy tō yuw.

[ Mota wuqa. ]

wōqōl  (nō-wōqōl) [nʊwʊk​͡pʷʊl] noun. <Mer> cowrie, a small non-edible shell (3 cm). Cypraeidae spp.

tōqōl

wōsēm  (nō-wōsēm) [nʊwʊsɪm] ~ no-wosēm  noun. : Conus musicus ceylanensis.

sēm

Kōyō kakal tō vēlvēl wōsēm.

wō-3 + sēm.

wōswōs  [wʊswʊs] adj.

nō-lōmgep wōswōs
wōtēq  (nō-wōtēq) [nʊwʊtɪk​͡pʷ] noun.

Kōyō lep na-qtag, qe so nō-wōtēq noyō.
wō-tēt  (nō-wōtēt) [nʊwʊtɪt] ~ nē-tēt  noun. <Bot>

(1) name of a fruit (wō-), unidentified.

(2) (with ref. to the fruit) Pacific Swallow, 13 cm. Hirundo tahitica.

wōtiltil  (nō-wōtiltil) [nʊwʊtiltil] noun. <Anat>

Syn: holo~ ‘bourse’

tili~ ‘œuf’

Nō-wōtiltil hag tō lelo holongēn en.
wōtwōt   (nō-wōtwōt) [nʊwʊtwʊt] noun. <Pois>

(1) Blowfish, Porcupine fish, bsl. Balongfis. Arothron hispidus.

qagay

(2)

wōtwōt   intransitive verb.

yēg ‘enfler’

Na-tqek mō-wōtwōt.

[ Mota wutowutoballoon fish’. ]

wōw  [wʊw] transitive verb. ...

wōwō  (nō-wōwō) [nʊwʊwʊ] noun. ashes

ep

[ Mota <°wúawúa. PNCV wuwu-a. POc *avu.  *qapu. ]

wōy1   [wʊj] mod. (number)

Na-m̄at nan, nē-qtēn wōy son̄wul.

Ēntēn wōy vētēl.

Ayō en, na-pnō wōy vēvet.
wōy2   [wʊj] intransitive verb.

wōk ‘bouillir’

[ POc *puʀobubble up’. ]

wōy3   (nō-wōy) [nʊwʊj] noun. <Bot> Indian mulberry, bsl. Yalatri. Morinda citrifolia.

[ Mota wura. PNCV *kura-ti. POc *kuratMorinda’. ]

wōyō  (nō-wōyō) [nʊwʊjʊ] noun. <Mer> clam, little bivalve shellfish.

tle ‘palourde’

wu  (nu-wu) [nuwu] noun. <Bot> a tree (Lauraceae), bsl. Wael-natongtong. Cryptocarya turbinata.

wuh   [wuh] transitive verb. strike

(1)

wuh mat

Qasvay ni-wuh na-han̄ e, wuh van le-tno tamge en, tateh.

(2)

Kē wuh i wuh i wuh en, wuh qēt ige qeyet nen.

Imam mino kē nu-wuwuh et.

Na-bago mu-wuh intik.

Nok so van wuh nō-mōmō nakis.

(3)

ne-len̄^wuh ‘cyclône, ouragan’

Na-naw mu-wuh qēt a vel-vōnō del.

Ne-len̄ tu-wuh qiyig.

(4)

na-ga-wuh ‘ivresse’

Na-ga so ni-wuh nēk en, tō ni-qti-ge ni-m̄ōlm̄ōl aē, ba nēk yon̄teg na-taybē ni-dēw aē.

Ni-bia mu-wuh meh kē nen e tō, kē ni-mtiy.
wuh   (wuwuh) intransitive verb. <Art>
wuh mat  transitive verb.

wuh [A]

Nok wuh mat nēk ēagōh !

Wotwē-hohōw kē mu-wuh matmat ige tu-Wulgēt del.
wun  [wun] loc.

ba wun?

Kōyō wun mē-vēygēl be-lqōvēn, wun?

Tog tō nōk kē wun mal mat.

[ Mota wun. ]

wut1   (°na-wut) [nawut] noun. <Anat>

N-ēlēn na-damdam dēn̄ a na-wut nonon.
wut2   [wut] intransitive verb.

wutwut ‘montagne’

wut kal

Nēk et yow le-naw, nō-mōmō ni-wut yak!
wut kal  transitive verb.

wut [2]

Syn: gapwut

Ni-hnag tu-wut kal vēh nē-vētan.
wuy2   (nu-wuy) [nuwuj] noun. cough
wuywuy bēlag  [wujwuj ᵐbɪlaɣ] noun. <Pois>

(1) Oriental sweetlips, bsl. Yelo tiklips: reef fish, 50 cm. Plectorhynchus orientalis.

bēlag

(2) Lutjanus quinquelineatus.

[ Mota wurwur pilage. ]

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