pine big, large / abundant, significant / great, major / great, [...]

Part of Speech adjective
Phonetic Form pine
Tanema Equivalent bwau, ubwau
Lovono Equivalent pwene
    • big, large
    • Syntactic Restriction in size
      (Part of) Antonym (for)
      • Example 1509:
        Pi-romo uie i-maili pine.
        You can see how the leaves have grown big.
      • Example 2001:
        Otovo kotekote, utele pine.
        Spiny sago trees have large bases.
      • Example 2094:
        toñaki pine
        a large ship
      • Example 2095:
        monon' enaka iote pine
        a huge wooden trunk of mine
    • abundant, significant
    • Syntactic Restriction in quantity
      • Example 66:
        Li-ejau none pine adapa ne kulumoe.
        They are preparing a huge meal for the villagers.
      • Example 2096:
        Kuo demene, li-la ngatene ñi pine tamwase.
        Outrigger canoes are too much work. [working at them is too big]
    • great, major
    • Syntactic Restriction in quality
      • Example 1528:
        Mama ini pine.
        He has a loud voice.
      • Example 2097:
        Nganae pine tae ponu, ne-ko n-ovei eo a-te vele?
        Just a small question [lit. not a major thing]: I wanted to know where you live.
      • Example 2098:
        Awis pine!
        [big thanks] Thank you very much!
    • great, major; socially significant
    • Typical Subject s.o.
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 2099:
        Sande, moro pine, pe li-langatene tae, pe li-tamava.
        Sunday is an important day – one when we don't work, and pray.
      • Example 2100:
        Iepiene pine.
        It's an important myth.
      • Example 2101:
        mwaliko pine
        great man, chief, leader
    • grown up, adult; old
    • Typical Subject s.o.
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 1794:
        En’ na dameliko tae, ene na ka mwaliko pine.
        I'm not a child, I'm a grown person!
        Example Comment
        with 1sg
      • Example 2102:
        emele pine tamwase
        a very old woman
    • grow up, be raised
    • Syntactic Restriction dynamic reading
      Typical Subject s.o.
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 2103:
        La-womanga men' iada ra ra pine.
        They fed their child until he grew up.
      • Example 2104:
        Li-ve ini Vonovono, ia ini pine Honiara.
        She was born in the Reef Islands, but she grew up in Honiara.

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  • See also:
    • sa pine (be, become) pregnant
    • ~vongo pine share a large meal; have a feast or celebration
    • abia many, a lot of; numerous / all, every
    • wopine big, large (and numerous) / older, adult (and numerous) / great, of high rank (and numerous)