Kamasau – English


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-ny vd ditr.3.f.pl Ex: Newo no, nyumo muange sabi nindiny. He goes up and fixes/prepares the tree branches.
nyaimb see also: bir nganj. n neut bee; binen; Gh: nyamb; H: nyambi Ex: Pita ni nyaimb ningg quan nganye wune namb. Peter is very afraid of bees. nyaimb nyu , wapi kuaw
nyaimb nyu (id. ofnyaimb) n beehive; haus bilong binan
nyaimb sar
nyaimb sar n fem large type of bee; bikpela binan; Gh: nyamb tar; H: nyambi har
nyam nare vi he is fat; fatpela, i gat gris; H: nyam neri Ex: Pusi mir oghi riq ni brequne nyam rire. When the kittens eat good food, they get fat quickly.
nyamb n neut name; nem Ex: Nge koku nyamb girag. I said my grandfather's name. God yumbui nyamb rirang , Ni kin nyamb ni righe ruso , Ni kin nyamb nindivi viyo segi
nyamb nirang vt to name someone; kolim nem bilong en; H: nyamb nireng Ex: Ni nyamb nirang. He gives him a name. Ex: Muq hat kiraw wughe nyamb kiraw Tultul. "Now I put the hat on you and call your name a tultul."
nyambu n fem a person who commits murder secretly by orders from sorcerers; sanguma; H: hnyambu Ex: Ni kiyi nyambu nawo segi. His father isn't a secret murderer. see also: wuti nyambu; see also: quariye 2.
nyang ab noun rub; rabim
nyang namb₁ vt he rubs; rabim Ex: Ni marasin nyang namb. He rubs medicine on.
nyang namb₂ vi he does something incorrect or morally wrong; em i wokim krangi Ex: Ni nyang namb bu taq maimb. He did something wrong so they put him in jail. see also: unje nap.
nyang nati, nyang naghe no vi he goes down through a hole; i kam daun; H: nyang nahi, nyang naghe no Ex: Wuti gawo pe nyang naghe no. A man goes down through a hole. Ex: Wuti baj pe pu nyang nati ni. The man comes down from the house.
nyaqi n fem charcoal; hap paia indai wase nyaqi
nyaqi wuse vi it is sooty; paia i mekim sospen i blak; Gh: nyayi wute Ex: Os bidaq bidaq nyaqi wuse. We keep cooking with a pan on the fire, the pan gets sooty. see also: wase nyaqi.
nyar n fem scar; mak bilong sua Ex: Ni wase rar nyar si pe wus. She has a scar on her hand. see also: muanji.
nyarimo n m/f spouse whose mate has died; So: nyerimo nyarimo nyumbueg , nyarimo quayi
nyarimo nyumbueg (id. ofnyarimo) n fem widow; tarangu meri, meri man bilong em i dai pinis Ex: Ni ngaim nati, ni nyarimo nyumbueg. Her husband died, she is a widow.
nyarimo quayi (id. ofnyarimo) n masc widower, man whose wife has died; man meri bilong em i dai pinis
nyarimo wo n m/f orphan, child whose father or mother have died; wanpis, pikinini papa o mama o tupela wantaim i dai pinis Ex: Kumo segi, kiyi segi, ni nyarimo wo. He has no mother, he has no father, he is an orphan.
nyaw n fem floor beams, girders Ex: Nyaw mare mandi. They bring the floor beams. nyaw yuwod
nyaw yuwod (id. ofnyaw, yuwod) n fem posts that support the floor beams; pos meri; H: nyaw yuwond, nyaw yuod; So: yod nyumbu
nye adj light colored, small amount of color; kala i no kamap gutpela Ex: Nu tami oghine ambo newo segi, ni nye namb. Your string bag is not very red, it is light coloured.
nyembe n neut platform that can be used as a table, shelf or bed; bet; Gh: ade; H: chire; So: chire Ex: Beghi nyembe bad. We make a platform.
nyembuar n masc bat net, net for catching flying fox; umben bilong blakbokis Ex: Nyembuar gi mati pu yenu. They tied down the bat net. nyembuar giqe
nyembuar giqe [nyembuar gɨqe] (id. ofnyembuar) n clearing in the trees made to catch bats; rot umben