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Part of Speech noun
Phonetic Form nuⁿduro
Lovono Equivalent waudue
    • by analogy of shape with the centipede (nuduro), designates various artefacts characterised by their length – and by similar social functions
    • long rope made of rattan stems (woworo) tied together, used as a scareline for fishing; “fishing rope”, “scareline”
    • Encyclopedic Info Contrary to what is observed in other parts of the Pacific, this scareline does not include coconut palms or leaves.
      Infobox Scareline fishing: When we prepare the scareline, we go cut rattan stems and tie them together. Once they're tied together it becomes a ‘scareline’ (nuduro). Some people pull the two ends of the line towards the shore, to a dry zone; others stand in the water, on the other side of the scareline, and hit the water to (scare and) catch the fish.
      Infobox (Teanu) ~lui nuduro: Basavono pe li-ejau nuduro, li-le li-toe woworo, awoiu li-ngago. Li-ngago awoiu ka li-kila li-ko nuduro. Dapa kula li-katei noma nuduro tilu ponu, li-koioi tetakoie, i-le i-vene ne moko taniboro; dapa kula li-vio ne revo li-dai adie nuduro li-abu revo, me le-labu namuko.
      • Example 1890:
        Li-ngago woworo awoiu ka li-kila li-ko nuduro.
        We tie together rattan stems, and call it a nuduro1 (scareline).
    • palm of coconut or palmtree, displayed in some specific location to mark it as private or taboo; hence taboo, ban, prohibition to enter a place
      • Example 439:
        Dapa li-woi nuduro ne touro, me i-botongo temaka (ñe/mina idi).
        They put up taboo signs on the seashore, to protect the area (from poachers).
      • Example 1891:
        ~vi nuduro
        set a taboo leaf; reserve for o.s.
      • Example 1892:
        Gi' one i-la nuduro i-vio ne sekele / moe / moko… (ñe uie luro).
        My uncle put up a taboo in his garden / in his house / on the reef… (using a coconut palm).
      • Example 1893:
        Mwalik' iote i-ka i-vokoiu nuduro.
        Someone came and tore out the taboo (leaf).
    • proscription, taboo, whether legal or moral
    • Sense Comment fig
      • Example 1894:
        i-bei nuduro
        [trample on a taboo] deliberately infringe a proscription
      • Example 1895:
        i-sube ñe nuduro
        [make a mistake on a taboo] infringe a moral taboo; do wrong, intentionally or not

Related entries

  • Is Part of:
    • ~lui nuduro a fishing technique whereby a group of men surround the reef at low tide, holding a long ‘scareline’ (nuduro), and catch the fish kept prisoner within the line
  • See also:
    • ~oma fish or forage for seafood