teve towards ‹such and such direction› / beside, by ‹a location› / [...]

Part of Speech preposition
Phonetic Form teve
Variant Form(s) tev‘
Tanema Equivalent ao
Lovono Equivalent wate
Morphology Cf. tevie ‘side’
    • towards ‹such and such direction›
    • Syntactic Restriction foll. by Directional
      • Example 2433:
        Apali pon ka i-vilu i-le tev' iu re!
        That child ran away in that (upward) direction!
      • Example 2436:
        Ie da viñevi tev' tawo, ka ie da penuo tev' iu.
        The [house] for women is downward, the one for men is upward.
    • beside, by ‹a location›
      • Example 855:
        Mwaliko iape i-romo emel' iape i-wene teve iawo.
        The man saw his wife lying by the fire.
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    • (stay+) by ‹s.o.›, with ‹s.o.›
    • Typical Subject s.o.
      • Example 849:
        Laperus i-ka tev’ kiapa ne kulumoe iakapa Vanikoro.
        Lapérouse came among us, in our island of Vanikoro.
    • be, exist with ‹s.o.›; equiv. of Eng. ‘have’
    • Syntactic Restriction after existential verb
      Typical Subject s.th.
      • Example 1111:
        Uña ngatene pi-romo na, ngaliko ngatene pe i-ke tev' emel' enone.
        All those things you're seeing, are things that appeared to my wife.
      • Example 2437:
        Monone adapa kape i-wene teve kia na.
        Their trunk will remain with you and me.
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      • Example 2438:
        A-rom, na vilo engaiote! Vilo pon i-vio teve kiapa tae.
        Look at this strange plant! We don't have it (in our island). [lit. That plant doesn't exist with us.]
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    • (take+) from ‹s.o.›
      • Example 281:
        Awa ene ni-ko ne-sava teve teliki.
        I want to buy it from the chief.
      • Example 859:
        Li-le li-wamabu teve ai’ iape me ete iape.
        They went to ask (permission) from her parents.
      • Example 882:
        Bwara le-ko le-watebo iepiene teve uña dapa wopine.
        We should rather enquire about those traditional stories from the elders.
      • Example 1436:
        Iepiene pon na, ni-lengi tev' et' one.
        This story, I heard it from my mother.
    • dependent on ‹s.o.›, relative to ‹s.o.›; hence to ‹s.o.›, for ‹s.o.›
    • Syntactic Restriction after some stative predicates
      (Part of) Antonym (for)
      • Example 2439:
        vitoko teve ene
        close to me
      • Example 2440:
        Nganae li-ko li-ajau, na i-wene moli teve dapa.
        Everything they wanted to do ended up being easy to them.
      • Example 2441:
        Ni-romo viko i-aiae teve ene.
        I realise that money is a problem for me.
      • Example 2442:
        Tev’ eo!
        It's up to you!
        Example Comment
    • (other) than ‹s.o.›
    • Sense Comment rare
      • Example 905:
        Tae, ini tae. Iote teve.
        No, it's not her. It's someone else. [lit. another one from her]
        Example Comment

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  • See also:
    • tevie side of ‹s.th.› / (in) the vicinity of / (on) the other side of / topic, issue; regard
    • samame1 (do V) with ‹s.o.› / together with ‹s.o., s.th.›, and / with, using ‹s.th.›
    • ~te teve live with ‹s.th., s.o.› / be married with ‹a man›; have ‹s.o.› as partner or spouse
    • ~wene teve belong to ‹s.o.›. Forms possessive predicates equivalent to Eng. ‘have’