~viane kick, touch ‹s.th.› with o.'s feet; step on ‹s.th.› / hit [...]

Part of Speech verb, transitive
Phonetic Form (i·)viane
Variant Form(s) ~viaene
Tanema Equivalent ~vini
Lovono Equivalent ~piaine
    • kick, touch ‹s.th.› with o.'s feet; step on ‹s.th.›
    • Typical Subject s.o.
      • Example 2617:
        Temabete me mawene, li-garei pe daviñevi li-viane.
        Women are forbidden from stepping on mats or semi-mats.
    • hit ‹s.th.› with o.'s feet noisily or violently: trample, stomp
    • Typical Subject s.o.
      Sense Comment esp
      • Example 2618:
        Li-viane tepapa me aña ini.
        They jump on the (dancing) boards for the sound it makes.
    • stumble upon ‹s.th.› with o.'s feet; hence slip, fall
    • Typical Subject s.o.
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 1820:
        Netebe pon, nara u-viane!
        This is mud here, make sure you don't stumble!
    • trip ‹s.o.› up
    • Typical Subject s.th.
      • Example 2619:
        Vilo i-viane ale ene.
        [a plant hit my foot] I banged my foot on a tree.
    • be so plentiful as to trip ‹their owner› up in their garden. Proverbial saying, referring to s.o.'s economic prosperity
    • Typical Subject food plants
      Sense Comment fig
      Encyclopedic Info The grammatical subject, usually utele ‘root, plant’, is sometimes omitted.
      • Example 2620:
        Utele i-vian' eo?
        Are you so prosperous? [lit. do roots trip you up?]
        Example Comment
      • Example 2621:
        A-viñi dapa a-ko le-ka pe i-vian' eo?
        You invited them (for a meal): is it because you are rich? [lit. because it trips you up]
        Example Comment
    • hit ‹s.o.›, touch, esp. with some physical impact
    • Typical Subject s.th.
    • reach ‹a certain moment›; last ‹a certain time›
    • Typical Subject event+
      Sense Comment fig
      • Example 2622:
        I-viane bwogo tili.
        (the festival) reached the fifth day.
    • become suddenly known to ‹s.o.›, with some emotional impact; hence affect, disturb, move, catch by surprise
    • Typical Subject event+
      • Example 2623:
        Buro i-viane dapa ka li-le.
        [a song hit them as they went] As they walked, they were suddenly moved by a (beautiful) song.
    • like ‹s.o., s.th.›; want, desire ‹s.o., s.th.›
    • Literally my desire hits s.th.
      Typical Subject awa ‘neck > will’
      Sense Comment freq
      • Example 291:
        Awa ene i-viaene tamwase!
        I absolutely love it!
      • Example 854:
        Awa ene i-viaene imaluo iape.
        I like her character.
    • want to do s.th.; want that
    • Syntactic Restriction foll. by ~ko
      Typical Subject awa ‘neck > will’
      • Example 2624:
        Awa kupa i-viane pi-ko u-le u-romo tadoe akapa.
        [our neck/will hits that you go see…] We'd like you to go and meet our god.
    • want, desire
    • Typical Subject s.o.
      Sense Comment rare
      • Example 2625:
        mwaliko pe i-viane da-viñevi tamwase
        a man who loves women too much

Related entries

  • See also:
    • ~pu ~sali pass, go by for a while; run till the end, finish
    • awa ~viane like, appreciate / desire, want (that, ~ko)
    • ~abu3 hit, strike ‹s.th., s.o.›, typic. with o.'s hands / have an impact upon ‹s.th., s.o.›, affect / play ‹musical instrument› using hands / kill, slay, murder ‹s.o.› / kill ‹animal›, hence hunt, fish+
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