kome axe, tradit. made of the shell of a giant clam

Part of Speech noun
Phonetic Form kome
Tanema Equivalent kame
    • axe, tradit. made of the shell of a giant clam
      • Example 821:
        Dapa noma li-vo kangele kome li-ia kome.
        People in the past used to break giant clams and grind them into axes.
      • Example 1258:
        Awoiu i-la kome, i-toe ñe ebele kuo, i-le i-le –
        Then he took his axe, and cut the hull of the canoe.

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  • See also:
    • kangele kome giant clam
    • enaka ‘my’: 1sg form of possessive classifier for Food, Tools and Customary practices / classifier for items eaten, or meant to be eaten, by the possessor; incl. items to be chewed / classifier for items drunk, or meant to be drunk, by the possessor / classifier for objects related to food acquisition and preparation / general classifier for containers, instruments and tools / classifier for certain customary practices / classifier for language (piene) / classifier for some modern items / erotic delicacy; beloved, darling