~abu1 go down / subside, slow down / travel north or west

Part of Speech verb, intransitive
Phonetic Form (i·)aᵐbu
Tanema Equivalent ~kabu
Lovono Equivalent ~pwo
    • go down
    • Syntactic Restriction physical motion
      (Part of) Antonym (for)
      • Example 29:
        Kape idi abia ponu na Aneve na, li-abu li-le li-vio n’ ole.
        Let everyone in the village go down and stand on the beach.
    • subside, slow down
    • Sense Comment fig
      • Example 30:
        Pana iawo i-abu mijaka.
        The flames (of the fire) have died down a little.
      • Example 31:
        O, tae, la-wañaka iada ka i-abu i-wene.
        That's all right, their dispute has gone down now.
    • travel north or west
    • Literally go downwind
      Syntactic Restriction geocentric meaning
      (Part of) Antonym (for)
      • Example 32:
        Kape n-ab' ne-le Honiara.
        I'll travel west [lit. down] to Honiara.

Related entries

  • Heterosemes:
    • ~abu2 (move+) down / (take, move s.th.) down / downwind, towards north or west
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