wopine big, large (and numerous) / older, adult (and numerous) / great, [...]

Part of Speech adjective
Phonetic Form wopine
Tanema Equivalent ubwau
Lovono Equivalent evala
Morphology Pl. of pine
    • big, large (and numerous)
    • Syntactic Restriction plural sense
      Typical Subject s.th.
      (Part of) Antonym (for)
    • older, adult (and numerous)
    • Typical Subject s.o.
      • Example 1094:
        Daviñevi wopine li-ovei pe li-anu kava.
        Adult women are allowed to drink kava.
      • Example 1146:
        Dapa po li-kila emele, dapa wopine.
        Those who are married, the adults.
    • great, of high rank (and numerous)
    • Syntactic Restriction implicitly masculine
      Typical Subject s.o.

Related entries

  • See also:
    • dapa wopine adult men, elderly men / ‘great men’: men of high rank, initiated men; hence chief / ancestors
    • pine big, large / abundant, significant / great, major / great, major; socially significant / grown up, adult; old / grow up, be raised