~sali2 sink, collapse / break up; come to an end, finish

Part of Speech verb, intransitive
Phonetic Form (i·)sali
    • sink, collapse
    • Typical Subject ground+
      • Example 2218:
        Tanoe i-sali i-abu.
        The ground collapsed down.
        Example Comment
      • Example 2219:
        Ni-sali ne ma loubo.
        I sank into a crab's hole.
    • break up; come to an end, finish
    • Literally be released?
      Typical Subject meeting, celebration+
      Sense Comment fig
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 2220:
        Makone ka i-sali.
        The dances are over.
      • Example 2221:
        Ngapiene ka i-sali pon ta – bwogo tili.
        Then the festival (ngapiene1) comes to an end, after five days.

Related entries

  • Heterosemes:
    • ~sali1 release ‹s.th. which was blocked or tense›, let go of / untie, release ‹s.th.› / shoot ‹gun, tekipa› by releasing the trigger
  • See also:
    • ~pu ~sali pass, go by for a while; run till the end, finish