momoso old woman: a respectful term / adult woman (opp. [emele [...]

Part of Speech noun
Phonetic Form momoso
Proto-Form POc: *matuqa
Tanema Equivalent mamawe
Lovono Equivalent memelue
    • old woman: a respectful term
    • (Part of) Antonym (for)
    • adult woman (opp. emele aplaka ‘young girl’)
      • Example 690:
        Ini ka emele aplaka tae, ini ka momoso iote.
        She's not a young girl any more, she has become a woman now.
      • Example 1582:
        uña momoso me dameliko
        women and children
      • Example 1714:
        Example Comment
        respectful address
    • wife
      • Kin
    • Syntactic Restriction possessed
      Sense Comment
      • Example 891:
        Momoso iono, ini bworobworo, we koro?
        Your wife, is she black or white?

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