~vongo eat, have a meal / be burning, burn; perish in fire / be [...]

Part of Speech verb, intransitive
Phonetic Form (i·)voŋo
Proto-Form POc: *paŋan
Tanema Equivalent ~(a)vango
Lovono Equivalent ~wanga
    • eat, have a meal
    • Typical Subject s.o.
      • Example 1693:
        Li-atevo iepiene pe noma, li-oburo, li-vongo ka li-mokoiu.
        We tell old stories, we sing, we eat and then we go to sleep.
      • Example 2688:
        Li-anu kava awoiu, ka li-vongo viri.
        They first drank kava, and then had their meal.
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    • be burning, burn; perish in fire
    • Typical Subject s.th.
    • be jealous, feel jealousy (for, ne)
    • Typical Subject s.o.
      Encyclopedic Info Etym.: Possibly a metaphor from the previous sense ‘burn’.
      • Example 2690:
        Ini i-vongo n' emel' iape.
        He is jealous of his wife.

Related entries

  • Is Part of:
    • ~vongo pine share a large meal; have a feast or celebration
  • See also:
    • ~e eat ‹s.th.› / eat ‹s.o.›
    • ~su1 set fire to, burn ‹s.th.› to get rid of it / light ‹torch, buluko› / set fire to ‹cultivated land, sekele› in order to make it ready for cultivation; practise slash-and-burn cultivation
    • iawo fire
    • none2 food / meal, dinner; esp. collective meal, feast