~katei1 pull, draw ‹s.th.› / hoist ‹sail› / draw on ‹a resource›; hence [...]

Part of Speech verb, transitive
Phonetic Form (i·)katei
Tanema Equivalent ~ko
Lovono Equivalent ~kole(i)
    • pull, draw ‹s.th.›
      • Example 110:
        Basavono po le-ko li-ago idi, li-katei puro i-ke ka li-ago.
        When you want to shoot someone, you draw out an arrow and shoot.
      • Example 501:
        La-katei kiñe vabasa da.
        They’re pulling each other’s hair.
        Example Comment
        possessor of dependent noun
    • hoist ‹sail›
      • Naut
      • Example 967:
        Li-katei bavede i-vene ne iuro, peini me le-vesu i-ke i-le.
        They hoisted the sail up the mast, so they could sail away.
    • draw on ‹a resource›; hence suck ‹milk›
      • Example 774:
        I-katei ero ne et' iape.
        He's sucking on the milk of his mother.
    • apply ‹s.th.› (on s.th., ñe) through a drawing motion
      • Example 1089:
        U-la uro, u-katei ñe wabula eo.
        You take charcoal powder, and rub it on your cheeks.
    • grate ‹tuber› in a drawing motion
    • Sense Comment hence
      • Example 1090:
        mañoka pe li-katei
        grated manioc (a dish)
      • Example 1091:
        Daviñevi kula li-ta bele mina, dapa kula li-katei.
        Some women take the skin off, others grate them.
        Example Comment

Related entries

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  • See also:
    • ~vesu bavede sail, go sailing, travel on sailing boat
    • ~gulei haul, tow ‹boat› on water
    • kuo canoe, esp. traditional canoe made of a single trunk, with no outrigger / boat, ship, from other cultures / “canoe tree”: k.o. tree (unidentified), traditionally chosen for making canoes – hence its name