~bei cover ‹s.th., s.o.›, esp. with (ñe) s.th. heavy / [...]

Part of Speech verb, transitive
Phonetic Form (i·)ᵐbei
Tanema Equivalent ~bei
Lovono Equivalent ~beli
    • cover ‹s.th., s.o.›, esp. with (ñe) s.th. heavy
      • Example 370:
        Li-bei ñe uie vilo kula.
        We cover (the food) with a few leaves.
      • Example 371:
        Li-loko viñe basa dapa li-bei ñe voko, li-ko nga uo.
        They collected their skulls, and buried them under stones, like a cairn.
    • walk on ‹s.th.›, squash ‹s.th.› with o.'s foot
    • squash, crush, destroy ‹s.th.›
    • Sense Comment gen
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 372:
        U-bei i-metelu i-wene ne mataiko ponu!
        Squash (this ship) and let it sink in this very gulf!
        Example Comment
        invocation to a god
    • trample on ‹law, ethics, taboo›, infringe
    • Sense Comment fig
      • Example 373:
        Ka i-bei nuduro.
        [trample on a taboo] He has infringed the law.

Related entries

  • See also:
    • ~abu3 hit, strike ‹s.th., s.o.›, typic. with o.'s hands / have an impact upon ‹s.th., s.o.›, affect / play ‹musical instrument› using hands / kill, slay, murder ‹s.o.› / kill ‹animal›, hence hunt, fish+
    • ~sube make a mistake (in talking, in writing+) / make a faux pas; do wrong, by accident rather than deliberately; infringe (s.th., ñe) / do s.th. morally wrong; sin