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ideng kup vi it ripples; lukim wara em i mekim nois i go; Gh: ding wup Ex: Wokuandi wuye pe wet memare righe, bu wuye ideng kup. The kids threw stones in the water, so the water rippled with little waves.
ido vd do to s.o.; mekim long narapela Ex: di tumo wase kin nge tan tumo pe tiqi gidom mo and I sent them to the fire in the nearby kunai
ikur vi gather together
imb [ɨmb] 1 n fem enclosure, fence; banis Ex: Asi imb pe mase. Long ago the men lived inside an enclosure. 2 adj covered, hidden; hait Ex: Yumbo ninge imb pu rise. Some things are hidden. mir imb
imb namb [ɨmb namb] vt he wraps up food and other things; karamapim; H: quimb namb, muadi nand Ex: Yuram mir imb bab. In the evening we wrapped the food.
imb nap [ɨmb nap] vt he encloses; banisim; Gh: imb nuaw; H: imb nap, numboq Ex: Muqdi baj imb map. Then they enclosed the house.
imb nawo [ɨmb nawo] vt to block; banisim Ex: Wute ngim imb mawo. They blocked the road.
imbi
imbi, puari [ɨmbi̥] n fem woven basket; basket; So: umbond Ex: Singew raqe bir puaq, imbi yembe biduw. We split pandanus leaves and wove a basket.
imbin
imbin [ɨmbin] n fem small wild black palm used for making bows; wel limbum Ex: Imbin emaraq, nyoq mindiq, umowor yembe minduw. They cut the wild palm, peel it and make bows.
imbiski
imbiski [ɨmbiski] n masc a louse, lice; laus; Gh: mbit; H: pinji Ex: Ni mbiski quan. She has very many lice.
imbri
imbri [ɨmbri] n neut fungus, mushroom; talinga; Gh: mbri; H: wumbri; So: mbri Ex: Nyumbueg imbri ruqond nei rimbiny. Women know which mushrooms are good when they see them. imbri chach , imbri kime budiq , imbri kinyawo , imbri siqim , imbri wet
imbri chach (id. ofimbri) n masc Black mushrooms you can eat.
imbri kime budiq (id. ofimbri) n masc A kind of mushroom.
imbri kinyawo (id. ofimbri) n masc Mushrooms that come up where the sago pulp is rotting and look like an umbrella.; H: chewo wumbri
imbri siqim (id. ofimbri) n fem Mushrooms that come up by trees.; H: wumbri hiqim; So: imbri chonumb
imbri wet (id. ofimbri) n fem Edible mushrooms that look like a stone.
imbriquki
imbriquki [ɨmbriqu] n masc uneven toothed rat, type of marsupial; bikpela rat i gat waitpela tel; Gh: qebari; H: imbriqu; So: mbriqu Ex: Imbriqu iye pend mawo ye. These rats break open coconuts.
ing nand vi he wants meat; em i laikim abus; H: yawo kureny Ex: Umo ing rind. They like meat (with their sago).
iny n neut fur, hair found on the body except for the head; gras bilong bodi; Gh: iny, kumbi [kumbɨ] Ex: Pusi iny mureng wund. The cat licked her fur. Ex: Wuti iny nimbiq. The man has a lot of hair.
iny quemye (id. ofquem) n white fur; H: iny quem kin
inyap [qɨnyap, kɨnyap] n fem ashes; sit bilong paia; Gh: kinyap [kɨnyap]; H: nyap Ex: Ni surqi mbreng wup, inyap wure wuso. She swept the firepit, she took the ashes away.
inyine adj partially cooked, unripe; nupela, i no mau; Gh: tinyine; H: urupuine Ex: Minye inyine rise. The greens are partially cooked. Ex: Wane inyine rise. The bananas are unripe.
inyong nand [ɨnyong nand] vt he shakes; H: inyong nand/ni Ex: Wuye botal pe wuse inyong guad. You shake water in a bottle. Ex: Nge kar pe gadi kar prare prare bu nge umbo inyong gud. I came by car and the car bounced up and down and my stomach got shaken up.
ipi [ipi] n masc bandicoot type see also: irembo. (sem. domains: 1.6.1.1.5 - Marsupial.)
ipi nyumo n horizontal pole between main house posts, supporting wall; diwai bilong haus (sem. domains: 6.5.2.1 - Wall.)