Akawaio-English Dictionary


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amaꞌma vt steal, take something belonging to someone else
amamʉ vi be or become wet
aꞌmamʉ vi swell up, as an abcess Tanporo ipun aꞌmanpɨtʉꞌpʉ ipikaꞌtɨnin pʉra rɨ. All his abcesses swelled up (so they were) no help (to him).
aman n boa constrictor Constrictor constrictor
amanawʉ n a type of music
amanka vt soak Oꞌ kanpʉ amankaꞌpʉ uya. I soaked the dried meat. opp: aꞌmunaka ; syn: iꞌkurinsaꞌ 1 .
amaꞌnon (poss: ayamaꞌnomʉ) nom 1something or someone beautiful; a nice, young woman Amaꞌnon pe iyesi. She is beautiful. 2someone or something pretty
aꞌmansaꞌ n abscess
amara n stick with forked end, used to pick fruit
amariwaꞌ n 1a variety of snake 2a folkloric snake
amariwakʉꞌpan nom 1an evil spirit Sises uya kaꞌpon amʉꞌ epiꞌtɨpɨtʉꞌpʉ paran pokon kon, mɨrɨ awonsiꞌkɨ amariwakʉꞌpaꞌnan nɨ. Jesus was healing many people of their diseases and evil spirits. 2someone having seizures or fits, someone suffering from the bite of an amariwa' snake
aꞌmerumɨ vi make a sound, like rain in the distance as it approaches Tuna aꞌmerumɨ. The rain is sounding.
amiꞌka vt lick, especially to lick one's lips Teꞌpi amiꞌkaꞌpʉ iya. He licked his lips.
aꞌminta vi 1be or become heated Turare ewan si aꞌminta eꞌsaraꞌtɨꞌpʉ. Turare began to feel hot in his belly. ewan aꞌminta heartburn, or a hot belly 2reheat, as in warming up leftover food for the next meal
aꞌmintanʉkʉ vt 1heat, make something hot Tʉꞌma aꞌmintanʉkʉꞌpʉ iya. She heated her own tuma. 2arouse violence in someone by one's talk
aꞌmiꞌpɨ (poss: ayaꞌmiꞌpɨ) 1nom the smallest one of a group opp: epoto ; whole: miyaꞌ ; syn: miyaꞌ aꞌmiꞌpɨ . 2nom last child born in a family 3n last in a line of brothers and/or sisters 4n baby toe 5n baby finger emiya aꞌmiꞌpɨ smallest finger; pinky
amiso n a variety of soup (tuma) made with cassava leaves (eki are)
amiyu nom premature Amiyu pe iyesi. He is premature. syn: aꞌkʉra 2 .
amɨ vt build; as in a house Ɨutɨ amɨꞌpʉ uya. I built a house. Eta mamɨyan peꞌ? Are you putting up leaves (for a trash roof)? syn: usewaꞌtɨ 2 .
amma vt catch Aimara ammapai tesi pɨꞌ eꞌneꞌ rɨ moronkaꞌpʉ iya. He wanted to catch aimara fish so bad he was willing to suffer for it.
amokoꞌma vt 1roll into a ball, coil 2put one's hair into a bun Uyiꞌpai amokoꞌmaꞌpʉ uya. I put my hair up in a bun.
amoꞌkoro vt 1wrestle Ipi amoꞌkoroꞌpʉ iya. He wrestled his older brother. 2crumple or mash something
utamoꞌkoro (der.) vr 1wrestle each other 2wrestle oneself
amon (poss: ɨyamon) n 1bundle Mɨrɨ aꞌtai insin uya sikaru amon auromʉꞌpʉ eke pe. Then, an engine wrapped/tied large bundles of sugar cane. 2coil
aꞌmoro nom 1something rotten kaiꞌkan aꞌmoroꞌpʉ a rotten armadillo 2something brittle or easily broken Aꞌmoro pe wariꞌsa esi. The warishi is broken/rotten/falling apart.
aꞌmoroko n grandfather