~wene1 lie down, be lying / be located somewhere, in whatever position [...]

Part of Speech verb, intransitive
Phonetic Form (i·)wene
Tanema Equivalent ~eno
Lovono Equivalent ~enu
    • lie down, be lying
    • Typical Subject s.o.
      • Example 1415:
        Van' ni-wene ni-botongo nara kape le-punuo ñi.
        I sleep on (my money) so nobody can steal it.
      • Example 2765:
        Ka i-mamei ponu ka i-maliawo ka i-wene teve.
        As she was feeling cold, she lit a fire and lay down beside it.
      • Example 2766:
        Nga mwaliko i-bu, le-iu ebele ini i-wene ne kie ini.
        When somebody dies, their body is buried [and lies] in a grave.
    • be located somewhere, in whatever position
    • Typical Subject s.th.
      Encyclopedic Info Animate subjects take ~te.
      • Example 698:
        Uña ngaten' enaka i-wene tev' iu re.
        My stuff (bags+) is up over there.
      • Example 2584:
        Okoro 'naka pon i-wene vele?
        So where's my knife?
      • Example 2767:
        basa re po i-wen' iu re
        the mountain that's lying over there
      • Example 2768:
        Kie dapa i-wene Paiu.
        Their graves are in Paiou.
    • exist, be there
    • Typical Subject s.th.
      Sense Comment gen
      • Example 423:
        Bwoe baro nga na i-wene ne pwa motono.
        Hammerhead sharks like this live in the deep ocean.
      • Example 2769:
        Iuro i-wene.
        (this kind of canoe) it has a mast.
    • forms possessive predicates similar to Eng. ‘have’
    • Syntactic Restriction combined with possessed NP
      Sense Comment hence
      • Example 2065:
        Temaka na, iepiene peini i-wene.
        This place has stories attached to it.
      • Example 2770:
        Monon' enaka iote pine i-wene.
        [one big box of mine is there…] I've got a huge wooden trunk.

Related entries

  • Heterosemes:
    • ~wene2 be located somewhere after having be displaced. Usually not translated / go ahead, go on
  • See also:
    • ~mokoiu sleep / wink, blink; hence feel sleepy