Akawaio-English Dictionary


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apɨ (cf: enkoꞌma) vi 1chew Apɨtanʉꞌkɨ. Come and chew it. 2gnaw, chew on one's own lip
apɨkamʉꞌ n a traditional variety of necklace
apɨn (poss: patawa yeꞌ apɨmu) n a variety of palm leaf Toꞌ utɨꞌpʉ iteꞌmatai patawa yeꞌ apɨmu ton itenauꞌne. They went behind him with patawa palm leaves with them.
apɨꞌneꞌ var. of apʉꞌneꞌ
apɨnsaꞌ n a cramp in the leg
apɨrɨmʉ var. of apʉrʉmʉ
apɨrɨnpa var. of apʉrʉnpa
apɨru nom something rigid or firm Apɨru pe paranka esi. The board is rigid.
apɨrʉ (cf: paru) n (non-possessed) creek, stream syn: paru .
apɨta n a variety of snail
apɨta vi be or become stiff Tanporo se amʉꞌ apɨtapɨꞌsaꞌ esiꞌpʉ. Everything was becoming stiff. (der.: apɨtanʉkʉ)
apɨtanʉkʉ vt make something stiff or rigid Apɨtanʉꞌkɨ. Make it stiff.
apɨtari var. of apɨtarɨ
apɨtarɨ (var: apɨtari; poss: ayapɨtarii) n decorated armbands worn in ceremonies
apoꞌ (poss: aꞌkamaꞌtu) (cf: kamaꞌtu) n fire Apoꞌ ipoꞌtɨkɨ. Light a fire.
apoꞌ eꞌseꞌ (comp.) tripod
apoꞌ keme (comp.) fire wood
apoꞌ ren (comp.) embers
aꞌpo vt 1dig out Mɨrɨpan teusan aꞌpoꞌpʉ iya. And then he dug out the honey (from the tree). 2uncover
apoꞌ eꞌseꞌ (comp. of apoꞌ) tripod on which to cook food in a pot, made of three logs or three rocks
apoꞌ keme (comp. of apoꞌ) fire wood, wood used in a cook fire
apoꞌ ren (comp. of apoꞌ) embers, coals of a spent fire
aꞌpoi (poss: ayaꞌpoi) n 1back 2backbone, spine
apon (poss: ayaponoꞌ / ayapon) n 1shelf ayaponoꞌ your shelf 2bench 3seat 4place of residence, home Makoi apon pe rɨ man, Orʉ man pasikon. Sister, this world is the home of the devil.
aꞌpoꞌnan 1nom something sweet-smelling or fragrant Toꞌ uya aꞌpoꞌnan karapa eꞌmaꞌpʉ. They bought some sweet-smelling oil. opp: . 2smelling as it should, especially as it refers to cassava drink, after it has fermented for a time Mɨrɨ nin si iyaꞌpoꞌnansaꞌ aꞌtai, ina uya iparʉka nin si. When it smells just right, then we pour it. 3n (non-possessed) incense
aponka n a variety of fish (what kind?)
aponka vt hunt Oꞌ aponkaꞌpʉ toꞌ uya. They hunted meat.
eꞌsaponka (der.) vr hunt for oneself
aporoꞌ (var: aporoꞌpon) 1nom the middle of something as in the length of river known as the Middle Mazaruni River Aporoꞌ po sikuru iwʉꞌ esiꞌpʉ. The school building was in the middle. 2n mediator Kaꞌpon amʉꞌ uyepʉ Papa rakʉiꞌ taporoꞌpon ke. People come before God with a mediator.