awene traditional stone oven

Part of Speech noun
Phonetic Form awene
Tanema Equivalent pavene
Lovono Equivalent epene
    • traditional stone oven
    • Encyclopedic Info A pit is dug in the ground of the kitchen, filled with cooking stones (visiboko). Once the fire (iawo) has heated these stones, the food (none) is placed on them so as to be cooked (~apinu) or baked (~vai).
      • Example 294:
        Li-mali iawo ne lema awene, semame añaña longe.
        We light a fire inside the stone oven, using small bits of firewood.
      • Example 295:
        Emel' iote i-le i-wowo revo i-ka i-sabisi se awene.
        A woman went to draw saltwater, and brought it back to pour it above the oven.

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  • See also:
    • awene traditional stone oven
    • visiboko stones used in the traditional oven (awene) for cooking and baking food
    • iawo fire
    • ~avi pick ‹›, pick up, espec. by pinching it between o.'s fingers, or holding it with tongs
    • aviro tongs, esp. long wooden tongs used to manipulate the hot stones of the oven (awene) while cooking
    • iunubo portion ‹of food› / parcel ‹of grated food›, packed inside a leaf, and baked (~vai) in the oven
    • mama2 k.o. traditional pudding, made of taros (jebute) and Canarium almonds (vongoro), and served in important social occasions
    • vekai k.o. pudding made of taros (jebute) and almonds (vongoro), always presented in a long shape, and served on long Heliconia leaves (lukilo vekai) during public celebrations
    • ~vai bake ‹food›, cook in the stone oven (awene)
    • ~tau burn ‹› / burn ‹land›, set fire to the ground – a slash-and-burn technique to prepare a garden for planting / cook ‹food› / burn ‹s.o.›, cause a sensation of burning; irritate, sting
    • ~apinu cook, prepare dinner
    • motoe raw, uncooked / new
    • moioe cooked, done
    • none2 food / meal, dinner; esp. collective meal, feast