~tau burn ‹s.th.› / burn ‹land›, set fire to the ground – a slash- [...]

Part of Speech verb, transitive
Phonetic Form (i·)tau
Tanema Equivalent ~ao
Lovono Equivalent ~lau
    • burn ‹s.th.›
    • (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 341:
        I-ium’ i-le, i-tau uro i-wene ne basa kuo iape teve tilu pon.
        First, he will burn some charcoal and rub it onto the two ends of the canoe.
        Example Comment
        magic on a canoe
        Example URL
    • burn ‹land›, set fire to the ground – a slash-and-burn technique to prepare a garden for planting
      • Techn
    • Sense Comment esp
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 908:
        Li-tau sekele ponu awoiu, moro iote li-le li-teli avtebe.
        Once they had burnt their gardens, the next day they planted some taros.
        Example URL
    • cook ‹food›
    • Sense Comment freq
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 610:
        P-ae jebute, me pe-tau me p-e!
        Dig out some taros you can cook and eat!
      • Example 2345:
        Ne-tau namuko enaka ne-kae?
        How will I cook my fish?
    • burn ‹s.o.›, cause a sensation of burning; irritate, sting
    • Typical Subject nettle+
      • Example 2346:
        Nidilo, kula i-ke idi, kula i-tau idi.
        Ants sometimes bite you, sometimes they burn you.

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  • See also:
    • awene traditional stone oven
    • iawo fire
    • moioe cooked, done
    • none2 food / meal, dinner; esp. collective meal, feast