~ngago tie, bind ‹rope, string+› / tie ‹belt, clothing› around o.'s [...]

Part of Speech verb, transitive
Phonetic Form (i·)ŋaᵑgo
    • tie, bind ‹rope, string+›
      • Example 1890:
        Li-ngago woworo awoiu ka li-kila li-ko nuduro.
        We tie together rattan stems, and call it a nuduro1 (scareline).
      • Example 1941:
        Kape le-ngago moboro se tiaume peini kuo.
        We fasten a rope to the hooks of the canoe.
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    • tie ‹belt, clothing› around o.'s body
    • Sense Comment esp
      • Example 1942:
        Ni-la bele vilo, ni-ngago ñe waluko ene.
        I took a bark cloth and wrapped it around my thighs.
    • string ‹a bow› for shooting; hence bend ‹bow›
      • Example 1943:
        Pon i-la visone iape i-ka i-ngago. I-ngago wako, i-la puro kula i-vio ne waluko.
        He took his bow, and strung it. Once he'd bent it, he tied a few arrows around his hip.
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  • See also:
    • tenuro thick fibres composing the husk of a coconut / rope, traditionally made by braiding together coconut fibres
    • visone bow, a weapon used with arrows (puro, diro)