utele thigh / stump, base; root system ‹of a tree› / base ‹of rock+› / [...]

Part of Speech noun, relational
Phonetic Form utele
Tanema Equivalent utela
Lovono Equivalent utale
    • thigh
      • Anat
    • Typical Subject s.o.
    • stump, base; root system ‹of a tree›
      • Bot
    • Typical Subject tree
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 2001:
        Otovo kotekote, utele pine.
        Spiny sago trees have large bases.
      • Example 2555:
        ne utele vewo pine ponu
        at the base of that big chestnut tree over there
      • Example 2556:
        Utele i-vian' eo?
        Are you so prosperous? [lit. do roots trip you up? – cf. ~viane1]
        Example Comment
    • base ‹of rock+›
      • Example 2557:
        I-toe ñe utele temotu tilu pon!
        He destroyed the two islets. [lit. the base of the islets]
        Example URL
    • start, beginning
    • Sense Comment fig

Related entries

  • See also:
    • waluko1 side of the waist, hip / bole, trunk, located between the base (utele) and the branches (elela) / side, bank
    • oie central part, trunk / size of body, stoutness
    • vilo plant: generic name for all plants, when a particular species name is not specified / tree / wood / piece of wood, stick