Akawaio-English Dictionary


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anʉꞌnʉkʉ vt bury Mɨrɨpan anʉꞌnʉkʉꞌpʉ iya saꞌne si itekepu. So he buried her, her body. syn: uꞌnaꞌtɨ .
anʉpʉ vr full Tuna uyeeꞌpʉ iten anʉpʉ pʉꞌkʉ pona rɨ. The rain came until the container was full.
anwana n (non-possessed) king vulture
apaꞌ (poss: ayapakʉʉi) n pear, avocado Lauraceae
apa vi 1be or become lower, as in the water level of a river Tuna apa. The river is getting lower. opp: uꞌma . 2disappear Epʉn mɨrɨ awonsiꞌkɨ non apatoꞌ oton tikin nɨ ikonekasaꞌ main apa rawɨrɨ. Heaven and earth will disappear before one law disappears.
apa n kidney; the kidney of larger animals and humans syn: kuima .
apai postp from in Epaꞌkakɨ warawoꞌ apai! Come out from the boy!
apai nom shallow, low water level, so that boats can't pass Tuna esi apai pe. The river is low (so that boats can't pass).
apaiꞌpɨ shallow, especially as refers to water Apaiꞌpɨ yau ekuꞌpɨtɨꞌ. You all bathe in the shallow (water).
ape vi confess tape esi aꞌtai when you confess, . . .
api vi 1fall, in a figurative sense Itewan apikapʉ. His belly is falling./He is feeling disheartened. 2deflate, as in a balloon or rising bread dough Pʉreti apikaaꞌpʉ. The bread dough deflated.
apiꞌ (var: apisi) vt 1hold Wakʉ ayaponoꞌ po, Seiso Kʉrai; puꞌpʉnon apiꞌkɨ, Seiso Kʉrai. The seat of Christ is good; the senseless must hold/understand/appreciate it. Kareta uyapisi pɨꞌ uwaai, Papa. I am holding the book as my container, God. 2understand 3appreciate
aꞌpimuꞌ n a type of skin disease that leaves one with scaley skin
apiremʉ var. of apirinta
apiri (poss: ayapiri) (cf: iꞌpoꞌ) n 1the wing of a bird 2the fin of a fish
apiriꞌka vt pluck feathers from a bird or fowl Kɨrɨtɨkɨ apiriꞌkaꞌpʉ ipa uya. His grandchild plucked the chicken. syn: iꞌpoka .
apirinta (var: apiremʉ) vt cause to fly, make a bird fly Toron apirintaꞌpʉ uya. I made the bird fly.
apisi var. of apiꞌ
aꞌpiꞌtanʉkʉ vt toast some bread or meat with a little oil on a griddle
apiꞌtɨmɨn 1nom something or someone thin opp: iꞌsin . 2n the wafer given in Anglican communion, so named because of the thin character of the wafer
apiyoꞌ (var: apiyotoꞌ) n 1slave 2servant Wakʉ pe kuru iyesi mɨrɨ kamoro iyapiyoꞌ ton itenupɨkɨrɨ teꞌsan, ɨꞌrɨ pe pʉra rɨ ewarupɨ nau rɨ iyeꞌtane. It will be good for his servants who are waiting, nothing (bad will happen) even if it is in the night (that he comes).
apiyoꞌma vt 1give orders to work ayapiyoꞌmatoꞌ uya rɨ I order you (to do something) 2enslave
apiyon vt command Ina uya ayapiyontɨꞌ kon. We command you. Ina uya ayapiyoꞌmaꞌpʉ. We commanded you.
apiyotoꞌ var. of apiyoꞌ
apɨ vt touch Se aꞌpɨꞌkɨ. Touch this. Toꞌ enu aꞌpɨtʉꞌpʉ iya. He touched their eyes. aꞌpɨꞌpʉn not married (not touched)