aña1 piece, bit of ‹food+› / taste of ‹s.th.› / noise of ‹s.th.› / [...]

Part of Speech noun
Phonetic Form aɲa
Tanema Equivalent aña, vagiñi
Lovono Equivalent aña, añe
    • piece, bit of ‹food+›
    • taste of ‹s.th.›
      • Example 194:
        Aña wako tadoe!
        [Taste is terribly good] This is absolutely delicious!
      • Example 195:
        None ne aña tamwaleko.
        [this food, taste is bad] This food doesn't taste good.
    • noise of ‹s.th.›
      • Example 196:
        aña ruene pe li-ko
        the noise of a door being slammed
      • Example 197:
        Aña kuo.
        This is the noise of a canoe.
      • Example 198:
        Li-viane tepapa me aña ini.
        They jump on the (dancing) boards for the sound it makes.
    • strength, energy of ‹s.o.›
    • Syntactic Restriction only in negative sentence
      Sense Comment fig
      • Example 199:
        Aña ene tae!
        [lit. I have no energy] I'm tired!
      • Example 200:
        Nga aña ene tae, ni-le ni-wene, awoiu ni-lengi wako.
        Whenever I feel tired, I take a nap, then I feel better.

Related entries

  • See also:
    • añaña small bits of ‹s.th.›
    • mama1 voice / sound, esp. singing sound of an instrument (vs. aña ‘noise’) / message sent by ‹s.o.› / marriage proposal sent to the family of a woman
    • maga small quantity, drops
    • none2 food / meal, dinner; esp. collective meal, feast
    • ngatene thing, object / s.o.'s belongings; luggage / piece of food / animal; non-human creature / thing; topic, issue, idea, meaning / effort, activity, work
    • vese seed / small part, element: used in various compounds