~kila2 follow, join ‹s.o., s.th.› in motion or action / marry ‹a woman› [...]

Part of Speech verb, transitive
Phonetic Form (i·)kila
Tanema Equivalent ~kile, ~ao
Lovono Equivalent ~kile
    • follow, join ‹s.o., s.th.› in motion or action
    • marry ‹a woman›
    • Typical Subject man
      (Part of) Antonym (for)
      • Example 685:
        Ni-kila emele pe Tetevo.
        I married a woman from Utupua.
      • Example 1143:
        Nga u-romo leka, kape u-kila.
        Should you have any eye contact with your cross-cousin, you will have to marry her.
    • marry, get married
    • Literally marry each other
      Syntactic Restriction dual subject, reciprocal construction
      • Example 1053:
        basavono pe da-tilu kape la-kila da
        when there is a wedding [lit. when two people follow/marry each other]
      • Example 1144:
        Totokale na, keba ba-kila keba.
        In that photo, we are getting married.
      • Example 1145:
        Bogo iamela pe ba-kila kela?
        Was it the day of your wedding? [lit. was it your day when you married each other]

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    • ~katau1 join ‹s.o.› in motion or in action; follow / follow, come after ‹s.o.› / follow ‹s.th.› / follow intellectually ‹a changing referent›; refer to, adapt to, (do s.th.) according to / be suitable for, suit ‹s.o., s.th.›