~woi stick ‹long object: knife+› into s.th.; thrust, drive in / plant [...]

Part of Speech verb, transitive
Phonetic Form (i·)woi
Tanema Equivalent ~eto
    • stick ‹long object: knife+› into s.th.; thrust, drive in
      • Example 2554:
        Li-woi okoro ñe utedie ini.
        They stuck a knife in his back.
    • plant ‹manioc+› into the ground
      • Example 2791:
        Li-woi elela manioka.
        They planted a stock of manioc.
    • put up, erect ‹post+› by sticking it in ground
    • (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 2792:
        Blateno ponu li-woi ne mane.
        They have put up the ritual posts on the dancing area.
      • Example 2793:
        Dapa li-woi nuduro ne touro.
        They put up taboo signs (nuduro1) on the seashore.
    • bang ‹body part› with a shock
      • Example 241:
        Ni-woi basa ene li-asai.
        I banged by head, and it was stitched up.
      • Example 2664:
        Men' one i-tabau i-woi visibaele ini ne touro.
        My son fell down and hurt his knee on the reef.
    • bang ‹heavy object› with a noise
    • (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 2794:
        ~woi okoro
        pound bamboos on the ground, to make music

Related entries

  • See also:
    • ~tobo2 press ‹s.th., s.o.› with finger or longish object (stick+); poke ‹s.th., s.o.› / pierce a hole in ‹s.th.› / hook ‹bait› on fish hook
    • ~wowo2 plant ‹tuber, esp. yam› in the ground
    • ~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+
    • ~do1 plant ‹trees›