~kanu1 chew ‹s.th.›, esp. areca nut (buioe)

Part of Speech verb, transitive
Phonetic Form (i·)kanu
Tanema Equivalent ~abu
Lovono Equivalent ~kanu
    • chew ‹s.th.›, esp. areca nut (buioe)
      • Example 1033:
        Li-nge to, li-kanu buioe me puluko.
        They would suck on sugarcane, and also chew areca nuts with betel leaves.

Related entries

  • Heterosemes:
    • ~kanu2 chew areca nut, chew betelnut
  • See also:
    • ~nge chew ‹sugarcane+› so as to suck out its juice while avoiding to eat the fibres
    • awo lime, used when chewing areca nut (buioe), in combination with betel leaves (puluko)
    • buioe Areca palm, a tree / areca nut, as commonly chewed (~kanu) together with betel leaves (puluko) and lime (awo)
    • puluko betel: k.o. leafy vine (Piperaceae) / betel leaves, picked (~kidi) in numbers, and chewed (~kanu) in combination with Areca nuts (buioe) and lime (awo)