Akawaio-English Dictionary


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akonoꞌ n neighbour
akonoma vt offer, as in an item of food or drink, to a visitor Nakonomakapʉi kanan. He offered him (drink) again.
akonoma vt 1beat, hit Mɨrɨpan akonomapɨtʉꞌpʉ inoꞌpʉ uya. And his wife beat him. 2punish
akonpi n 1brother-in-law, direct address toꞌ akonpi their brother-in-law indir add: eꞌse 1 . 2cousin, direct address indir add: eꞌse 2 . 3male
akonta n neighbour; not close family relations
aꞌkoro vt 1dam, usually damming a stream to catch fish Maꞌ aꞌkoro uya. I am blocking (the stream with) a ma'. maꞌ aꞌkonin one who blocks a creek with a ma' 2block Toꞌ uya eposaꞌ aꞌtai, ɨnʉꞌ uya rɨ nawon imʉraꞌtaai apai tɨꞌ amasaꞌ eneꞌpʉ toꞌ uya aꞌkoroꞌpʉ ike. When they found it (the tomb), someone had moved from the doorway what was blocking it.
akoroka vt 1sweep Ɨutɨ akorokaꞌpʉ uya. I swept out the house. syn: iseꞌka . 2clear land of grass or trees
aꞌkoron (poss: ayaꞌkoron) n foam on the surface of the river, due to rapids or falls in the vicinity
aꞌkoronta vi foam, especially foaming at the mouth Mɨrɨpan mʉta aꞌkoronta. And his mouth foams.
akoruwan nom 1something beautiful, colourful, especially referring to birds Akoruwan pe toron esi. The bird is colourful. 2the male bird, or the more colourful of any bird pair syn: tʉmenukenan ; cf: makuꞌpɨ 3 .
akorʉka n a variety of grape-like fruit, green in colour, turning purple when ripe syn: makarin 1 .
akoto (cf: kanau) n (non-possessed) a variety of tree used for making woodskin canoes, tritle tree
aku n (non-possessed) agouti Dasyprocta agouti (id.: aku pana)
aku pana a variety of mushroom, similar in shape to an agouti's ear Mycena filicina
akukumiri n a variety of plant part of which is used as medicine
akuꞌnɨ vt 1colour Kareta akuꞌnɨꞌpʉ Hannah uya. Hannah coloured the paper. 2spread, cover Urɨ bake akuꞌnɨꞌpʉ uya peanut butter ke. I spread my bake with peanut butter.
akupisi n 1a variety of wild bean plant, bora Vigna sesquipedalis 2a variety of black-eyed beans 3a variety of red or brown beans
akuruꞌta vi be or become sick or ill Tikin nan nɨ soisa akuruꞌtasaꞌ esiꞌpʉ. One of the soldiers became sick.
akuruꞌta vt 1pick Iyakuruꞌtasaꞌ rʉꞌpʉ aroiꞌ tʉnase. He picked cashew fruit to eat it. 2harvest
akusa (poss: ayakusaai) n 1sewing needle 2syringe
akuꞌsaꞌ n half a metal drum used to set the cassava drink pot on to cook the cassava drink
akuse (poss: ayakuseei) n a soft type of cassava bread, made from cassava grated the same day; fresh cassava bread sclr prop: ekeꞌnan 1, akuse, pɨyɨ .
aꞌkuꞌtɨ vt using something for the first time Sarai aꞌkuꞌtɨ uya. I am using my new comb.
akʉ (poss: ayakʉ) n 1contents of pepperpot; fish, meat, etc. tuma akʉ contents of the tuma 2contents or items contained in something tʉnono kon akʉ the minerals in their land
akʉ n a variety of weevil