basa1 head / head, mind, as the seat of intelligence / height, [...]

Part of Speech noun, relational
Phonetic Form ᵐbasa
Proto-Form POc: *ᵐbatu
Tanema Equivalent base
Lovono Equivalent basa
    • head
      • Anat
    • Typical Subject animal, hum
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 333:
        Basa ene i-meli.
        My head aches.
      • Example 334:
        Taluaito ini basa beme, kape i-padi basa ini.
        The (heathen) priest had a bald head, which he would paint.
    • head, mind, as the seat of intelligence
    • Typical Subject hum
      • Example 335:
        Basa eo i-epele.
        [your head is smart] You're smart.
      • Example 336:
        Basa eo mumule!
        [your head is stupid] You're a fool!
      • Example 337:
        Basa tae!
        [No head!] You mindless!
      • Example 338:
        Dapa damala, basa dapa wako.
        White people are clever. [their head is good]
    • height, vertical size
    • Typical Subject s.o.
      Sense Comment meton
      • Example 339:
        iote basa kuledi
        the shorter one [lit. the one with short size]
    • head, root
    • Typical Subject plant
    • one of the two ends of ‹a ship›; esp. front part, prow
    • Typical Subject ship
      (Part of) Antonym (for)
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 341:
        I-ium’ i-le, i-tau uro i-wene ne basa kuo iape teve tilu pon.
        First, he will burn some charcoal and rub it onto the two ends of the canoe.
        Example Comment
        magic on a canoe
        Example URL
    • prominent part of ‹›

Related entries

  • See also:
    • viabasa headhair
    • kuo canoe, esp. traditional canoe made of a single trunk, with no outrigger / boat, ship, from other cultures / “canoe tree”: k.o. tree (unidentified), traditionally chosen for making canoes – hence its name