~te teve live with ‹s.th., s.o.› / be married with ‹a man›; have ‹s.o.› [...]

Part of Speech verb, oblique transitive
Phonetic Form (i·)te teve
Morphology ~te + teve
    • live with ‹s.th., s.o.›
    • Literally be with
      Typical Subject s.o.
      Sense Comment literal
      • Example 1507:
        Noma, po apali i-maili i-ven' i-ka, i-te tev' ai' iape me et' iape.
        In the old days, when a child grew up, he would stay with his parents.
    • be married with ‹a man›; have ‹s.o.› as partner or spouse
    • Typical Subject woman
      Sense Comment esp
      (Part of) Antonym (for)
      • Example 2369:
        Ka i-te te' mwaliko, we mamote?
        [Is she living with a man] Has she got a man in her life, or not yet?

Related entries

  • See also:
    • teve towards ‹such and such direction› / beside, by ‹a location› / (stay+) by ‹s.o.›, with ‹s.o.› / be, exist with ‹s.o.›; equiv. of Eng. ‘have’ / (take+) from ‹s.o.› / dependent on ‹s.o.›, relative to ‹s.o.›; hence to ‹s.o.›, for ‹s.o.› / (other) than ‹s.o.›