Akawaio-English Dictionary


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aꞌmorʉka vt 1throw down 2break
eꞌsaꞌmorʉka (der.) vr feel bad
utaꞌmorʉka (der.) (var iꞌmo) vr thrown down
aꞌmota vi be or become rotten Ɨutɨ puru uya iyaꞌmota namaiꞌ. I am smoking the thatch on the house so it doesn't rot.
aꞌmu (poss: ayaꞌmu) n 1source, head Kukui aꞌmu Kukui River head 2river bottom 3the bottom of any object kanau aꞌmu the bottom of the boat 4base Mɨrɨpan uya iyaꞌmu yau tɨꞌ pona yapon nonka. And he puts (the foundation of the house) on the rock at the base.
amuku vt 1collect Imʉnʉ si amukuiꞌma eta pona. He collected his blood in a leaf. 2pack up Teꞌkweꞌ amʉꞌ rʉꞌkwɨ rɨ amuꞌpɨtʉꞌpʉ toꞌ uya. They packed up their hammocks. 3pick up
aꞌmun n (non-possessed) dry land Iyekanwakaꞌpʉ toꞌsarɨ aꞌmun pona. Straight away, he got out of the boat onto dry land. opp: aiꞌku 2 .
aꞌmuna vi 1be or become dried up Tuna yen aꞌmunaꞌpʉ. The puddle dried up. 2be or become warm Mɨrɨpan inonkaꞌpʉ toꞌ uya apoꞌ piyaꞌ iyaꞌmunatoꞌ pe. And then they set him aside by the fire so he could warm up.
aꞌmunaka vt dry Uꞌpai aꞌmunakaꞌpʉ uya. I dried my hair. opp: amanka .
amuru n dust
amʉꞌ more than one Mʉre amʉꞌ uyeeꞌpɨꞌpɨtʉꞌpʉ. many children kept on coming.
amʉi n something that causes something to happen ɨkɨruwa amʉi sugar - what causes a tooth ache
amʉipa vt draw, perhaps
amʉra vi gather, collect, crowd together eke pe iyamʉrasaꞌ kon the large gathering Mɨrɨ aꞌtai aiko ton rʉꞌkwɨ amʉraꞌpʉ. At that time, many small (fish) came together. (der.: amʉranʉkʉ)
amʉranʉkʉ vt collect Sises uya tʉpoitorʉ ton amʉranʉꞌsaꞌ. Jesus gathered his own disciples. eki amʉranʉꞌsaꞌ a backpack full of cassava tubers
amʉreꞌ nom 1someone acting greedily Amʉreꞌ pe pʉra eꞌtɨꞌ! Don't you all be greedy! 2someone who collects things, often for himself
amʉreꞌnʉmʉ vi 1hoard, keep to oneself Pʉrata eposaꞌ tʉuya ꞌnokon aꞌtai toꞌ amʉreꞌnʉmʉꞌpʉ itonpa pe rɨ pʉrata arɨꞌpʉ itaanꞌpʉ uya Peter piyaꞌ. They got money, kept some for themselves, and took the rest to Peter. 2withhold (der.: amʉreꞌnʉnpa)
amʉreꞌnʉnpa vt make someone hoard something
amʉtʉ nom among Ina amʉtʉ pe iyesiꞌpʉ. He was among us. syn: itaperʉꞌka .
an var. of anɨ
aꞌnaiꞌ (poss: ayaꞌnasi) n corn Gramineae
anaikaꞌ (var: kanaꞌai) n (non-possessed) a variety of fan-headed parrot Deroptyus accipitrinus
anakoꞌ n a variety of red-bellied bird
anaꞌsakaꞌwa n 1a variety of locust 2a variety of bird
aꞌneꞌ nom something hot, as in temperature or intensity of the sun Aꞌneꞌ pe pata esi. The place/weather is hot. opp: komiꞌ ; sclr prop: aꞌneꞌ, iꞌnɨꞌkenan, komiꞌ .
ani (poss: ayanii) n tongue
ani kʉrʉkʉrʉ var. of aniꞌkura