tenuro thick fibres composing the husk of a coconut / rope, [...]

Part of Speech noun
Phonetic Form tenuro
    • thick fibres composing the husk of a coconut
    • Infobox Coconut-fibre rope: To make a rope, you tear off the fibres of a coconut husk, and plunge them in the sea for a whole month. Then you collect them again, bring them ashore, and extend them on the sand so it dries in the sun. Once it's dry, it can be woven into a rope. You can then make several things with it, like a fishing-net, or sandals.
      Infobox (Teanu) tenuro: Tenuro pon, li-kai mina labaro li-tuku ne revo i-vagasi metele iune. Awoiu li-tabo li-loko li-koioi li-tate iwene ne ole me kokoro ne aeve. I-le i-le pon, basavono po kokoro pon, li-loko pon li-vei me ika nga tenuro. Li-ovei pe li-ejau ngatene abia ñei, ebele nga pele peini namuko, we taka pe li-koene ne aele idi.
    • rope, traditionally made by braiding together coconut fibres
      • Techn
    • (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 229:
        Dapa noma vana li-apilo tenuro.
        People in the past used to make coconut-string ropes.
      • Example 1272:
        Kape li-odo tenuro me le-vo ñe nengele kuo korone.
        We'll look for a rope so we can attach firmly the elements of the canoe.

Related entries

  • See also:
    • labaro husk of a coconut; esp. coir fibers in the husk / shoes, sandals
    • iula1 strap
    • luro coconut tree or fruit
    • ~ngago tie, bind ‹rope, string+› / tie ‹belt, clothing› around o.'s body / string ‹a bow› for shooting; hence bend ‹bow›