jokoro [ᶮɟokoro] noun. <Mus> name of various artefacts made of bamboo. ◇ ◈ Etym.. From jie okoro.
(1) bamboo 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.
(2) (esp) fishing rod. ◇
- Kape le-la teuko ne jokoro me le-katei ñe namuko.
- We'll take a fishing rod and go angling.
(3) bamboo water-carrier. ◇
- jokoro peini ero
- bamboo for freshwater
(4) bamboo 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
(5) bamboo flute; fl:esp. Pan pipe. ◇ ◈ An instrument recently introduced from islands further west (esp. Malaita).
- jokoro pe li-vi
- [lit. bamboos to be blown] Pan pipe
(6) bamboo organ: a large panpipe-shaped instrument made of bamboos tied together. ◇ ◈ An instrument recently introduced from islands further west (esp. Malaita). The sound is produced by striking (~abu) the mouth of each tube with a beater made of wood or plastic.
- jokoro pe li-abu
- [lit. bamboos to be struck] bamboo organ
- Dameliko kape li-abu jokoro.
- The kids will play the bamboo organ.