tev’ tawo down, below / on the northwest side; north or west

Part of Speech locative
Phonetic Form teftawo
Lovono Equivalent leve lenu
Morphology tevie + tawo
    • down, below
    • Literally lower side
      (Part of) Antonym (for)
      • Example 2434:
        Toplau tilu. Ie da viñevi tev’ tawo, ka ie da penuo tev’ iu.
        There are two ritual houses. The one for women is located down, the one for men is up.
    • on the northwest side; north or west
    • Syntactic Restriction geocentric meaning
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 139:
        Ngiro Tokolau i-aka i-ka tev' tawo ne.
        The Tokolau wind blows from the west.

Related entries

  • See also:
    • ~abu2 (move+) down / (take, move s.th.) down / downwind, towards north or west