~su1 set fire to, burn ‹s.th.› to get rid of it / light ‹torch, [...]

Part of Speech verb, transitive
Phonetic Form (i·)su
    • set fire to, burn ‹s.th.› to get rid of it
    • (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 2255:
        Ajekele pon, kape le-su.
        This is rubbish, we're about to burn it.
      • Example 2256:
        Li-su moe enone.
        They burnt my house.
      • Example 2257:
        Li-su nasu idi
        cremate the belongings of a dead person
        Example Comment
        funeral ritual
    • light ‹torch, buluko
      • Example 466:
        Li-ovei pe li-la tepulu li-lateli ne teipu me le-su nga buluko.
        Kauri resin can be stored in an empty coconut shell, and lit as a lamp.
      • Example 2258:
        Li-su buluko ka li-koioi dapa li-vagasi takoie.
        (The islanders) lit torchlights and led them inland.
    • set fire to ‹cultivated land, sekele› in order to make it ready for cultivation; practise slash-and-burn cultivation
    • (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 2259:
        Nanana kape le-su sekele.
        Today we're burning the land.

Related entries

  • See also:
    • ~maili2 light ‹fire, iawo
    • iawo fire
    • ~vongo eat, have a meal / be burning, burn; perish in fire / be jealous, feel jealousy (for, ne)