temaka place / location on land, geographical spot / earth, ground / [...]

Part of Speech noun
Phonetic Form temaka
Proto-Form (?) Polynesian: *maka 'stone, rock'
Tanema Equivalent temaka
Lovono Equivalent temaka
    • place
    • Sense Comment gen
      • Example 722:
        Pele iono i-tatawoe ne temaka ene, ka ere.
        Your fishnet is damaged here, and there.
    • location on land, geographical spot
      • Geo
    • Sense Comment esp
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 1141:
        Li-kila temaka pon li-ko “Moe ma Tadoe”.
        That place is called “Devils' Lair”.
      • Example 2319:
        Temaka etapu, temaka pe li-tamava ene.
        A sacred place is one where people carry out their worship.
      • Example 2402:
        enga temaka
        place names
      • Example 2403:
        Dapa le-ko le-romo temaka pe noma.
        They want to see villages from the past.
        Example Comment
    • earth, ground
    • Sense Comment somet
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 321:
        Bai-te ra ra ra, ba-lengi temaka pe i-ekili.
        We were at home, when we suddenly felt the place tremble.
        Example Comment
        1exc:Dual interpretation
    • the universe, insofar as it is subject to the diurnal cycle. Dummy subject for various predicates for weather or times of the day
    • Syntactic Restriction subject of impersonal predicates
      • Example 1853:
        (Temaka) mamote nedemo we ka tomoro?
        Is it still dark? or is it daylight already?

Related entries

  • See also:
    • kulumoe inhabited place / hamlet, village / area, zone within an island, not necessarily inhabited / island / country / the world
    • vono a generic term referring to space / dry land (opp. sea); hence coast / area, zone / district, limited area around a certain village / the world, universe / the universe, atmosphere, insofar as it is subject to the diurnal cycle
    • tanoe ground, soil / land, insofar as it belongs to s.o.