ebele1 body / major constituting element; structure, core / end of [...]

Part of Speech noun, relational
Phonetic Form eᵐbele
Tanema Equivalent nibela(ko)
Lovono Equivalent nebele
    • body
    • Typical Subject man, animal
      • Example 619:
        Ebele ene pana.
        [my body is hot] I feel hot.
      • Example 620:
        Leka, kape u-labu ebele ini metae.
        With your (opp.-sex) cross-cousin, you are not allowed any body contact.
      • Example 621:
        Nga mwaliko i-bu, le-iu ebele ini i-wene ne kie ini.
        When somebody dies, their body is buried in a grave.
      • Example 622:
        Li-romo po dapa ebele dapa tae.
        [We can't see their bodies] These creatures are invisible.
      • Example 623:
        Buro pe li-pongo ebele idi ñei.
        It's a song meant to wake up the dancers' bodies.
    • major constituting element; structure, core
    • Typical Subject s.th.
    • end of ‹s.th.›
    • Syntactic Restriction + noun N
      Sense Comment rare
      Encyclopedic Info Sem.: The semantic path (from ‘body’ to ‘end’) is unclear.
    • real, genuine, true, actual; authentic version of ‹s.th.›
    • Syntactic Restriction + noun N
      Sense Comment freq
      • Example 625:
        Ebele kuo i-karem demene.
        Genuine canoes have an outrigger.
      • Example 626:
        Ebele enga ini tae.
        There's no specific name for it.
      • Example 627:
        Ini i-te Franis, ia ebele kulumoe iape Japan.
        She lives in France, but she is actually from [lit. her genuine country is] Japan.
    • meaning
      • Example 628:
        Enga ini, ebele li-ko “Mata aeve”.
        His name means “Eye of the Sun”.
    • example

Related entries

  • Heterosemes:
    • ebele2 beautiful, wonderful. Used in exclamatory sentences
  • Is Part of:
  • Subentry:
    • ebel’ ini1 his/her/its body; its hull, etc. / the true version of it; the real one