qi puimb kiyi [qɨ pumbI kiyi]n mascant hill, house of white ants, the spirit that lives in the ant hill; blakpela graun i gat anis i stap insait; Gh: qi nyo; H: kunhachi; So: kunese kiyi Ex: Qi puimb kiyi ni quari kin char pe mas di dabo kin ququ brequ tende mas ye.The black ant hills are in the bush and the evil spirits in the bush live there.
qiqo adjcrosswise; Gh: uyo Ex: Nyumo ngimne qiqo pu kuse nipiq.A tree is across the path. Ex: Wo qiqo kuse.The child lies crosswise (inside the mother).
qo ab nounpulling; pulim Ex: Muqdi mune qo mand.Now they pull it again.
qo namb ; Gh: oyi nyambvt1he pulls something Ex: Wuti sare qo namb nare nambu nandi.The man came pulling the vine back home.see also: suguag namb. 2he stretches Ex: Ni ghimbi qo wumb.She is stretching her body.
qo nap viit wilts, dries out Ex: Gras qo wup pre, tedi mbreng pipiq.When the grass has dried out, then we will sweep it.see also: chuqapi no, mese namb.
qow n neutyellow ground used as a pigment; yelopela graun; H: qowi Ex: Yumbo yumbo: ambo, qow te rire rindi.They bring different things: red seeds and yellow ground (for making designs on skin for traditional dances.) Ex: Wung redi mand, yumbo yumbo ambo qowi te rire rindi, redi rind, marepen munemb te rire rindi, redi rind, rirur, te rise muqdi wute gang.When they had gotten red and yellow dye and decorative trees ready for her, now and old woman.
qu ab nounsharpening Ex: Wuye Yumbui no, nas, qu nindiq.He went to Wiye Yumbui, sat down, and filed it.qu nand
qu namb vhe makes a complete circle around something or someone; raunim samting
qu nand (qu) vthe rubs something to sharpen it, he files it; sapim; H: qu nuqond Ex: Mame puate qu wund.She is sharpening an ax.
quab nare vthe squeezes liquid out of something; milkim; Gh: nyi nap; H: riq nap Ex: Beghi chongo quab pare.We wring out the clothes. Ex: Ni iye nyiq quab wure.She squeezed the liquid out of the grated coconut.
quamb n neuthandle, the butt end of something; handel Ex: Ni yir quamb pe gri nutuq wuse.He held the spear by the bottom end.
quan adj1plenty, many, much; planti Ex: Wute quan yuwo pe rindi.Many people came to the party. Ex: Quan buagi ris.Many are living.2very loudly Ex: Ni quan kumo mari.They talk very loudly.chongo quan quan
quane na whole unit, an entire thing; olgeta yet Ex: Ni wapi bir nawo segi, quanene nawo ris.He did not split the birds open, he left them whole. Ex: Ni quanene naq.He ate the whole thing.