~katau1 join ‹s.o.› in motion or in action; follow / follow, come after [...]

Part of Speech verb, transitive
Phonetic Form (i·)katau
Tanema Equivalent ~ie, ~kato
Lovono Equivalent ~ki
    • join ‹s.o.› in motion or in action; follow
    • (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 1074:
        Ba-ko ba-katau ene le-le ne toloto?
        Do you guys want to join me to the lake?
    • follow, come after ‹s.o.›
    • Sense Comment fig
      (Part of) Antonym (for)
      • Example 1075:
        tili' one pe i-katau ene viri
        [my brother who follows me behind] my next brother (in age)
      • Example 1076:
        Tilio emele pe i-katau eo?
        Is this your younger sister?
    • follow ‹s.th.›
      • Example 172:
        U-katau anoko u-vene u-le amjaka.
        Just follow the road a little further up.
      • Example 1077:
        Kape le-tabo le-katau na kiapa ponu.
        Let's retrace our own steps again.
      • Example 1078:
        Dapa iakapa noma li-ovei pe li-pwalau: li-katau kanimoro li-le ne basakulumoe kula.
        Our ancestors used to practice navigation: they would follow the stars, and reach new islands.
    • follow intellectually ‹a changing referent›; refer to, adapt to, (do s.th.) according to
    • Sense Comment fig
      • Example 1079:
        Noma li-katau ñe metele.
        In the old days, people would just refer themselves to [lit. follow] the moon.
        Example Comment
    • be suitable for, suit ‹s.o., s.th.›
      • Example 23:
        Buro pon i-katau abo ne ene!
        This song suits my blood! (=I love it!)
        Example Comment
      • Example 1080:
        Emele pon i-katau awa ene!
        This girl sure suits my desire! (=I dig her!)
        Example Comment

Related entries

  • Heterosemes:
    • ~katau2 (move, walk+) following ‹path, road+›, along ‹place› / adapt o.'s actions+ to ‹s.o., s.th.›; hence (do) along, according to ‹s.th.› / (do s.th.) systematically, from ‹place› to ‹place›; (do) in every ‹place› / be sufficient in quantity; enough for ‹s.o., s.th.›
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  • See also:
    • ~kila2 follow, join ‹s.o., s.th.› in motion or action / marry ‹a woman› / marry, get married