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baagi sp. var. of bagi
babai n fern shoots (eaten as a vegetable) (sem. domains: 5.2 - Food.)
babo n sister (sem. domains: 4.1.9 - Kinship.)
badare'e n butterfly Badare'e ri tamu rautu-ka, mia titi-titi-kaumo. Ri kopoi-da emiei tuti-ha ora'oia madio-kaumo. Butterflies have wings that are colourful. They always rest on flowers and look for nectar. (sem. domains: 1.6.1.7 - Insect.)
bagi (sp. var. baagi) n flying fox, fruit bat (sem. domains: 1.6 - Animal.)
bagi-du n variety of sago (sem. domains: 1.5.2.1 - Sago.)
bara n 1lower ribs (sem. domains: 2.1 - Body.) 2the side or gunwale of a canoe Mo pei barai-da iroto'ai-da, emediai-ka, oboi eito. I stood on the side of the canoe and jumped into the water. (sem. domains: 7.2.4.2.1 - Boat.)
barabara n tree species (sem. domains: 1.5.1 - Tree.)
bari n crown of a sago tree (sem. domains: 1.5.2.1 - Sago.)
bedea n sorcery Bedea merei eito odaura bia. Don't go to a sorcerer. (sem. domains: 4.9.4.1 - Sorcery.)
bedea mere n witch doctor syn: ebiha. (sem. domains: 2.5.7.5 - Traditional medicine.)
beha adv only A'o ru'ai paha tiato-ka, eke'eke beha ka. That tree had no leaves, only branches. Ka duoi moro dodo'i'i-ka duoduo atai mo gi'epu beha pira'ai-ka. And that night I forgot, and only remembered my mother again in the morning. Ka mo atara iraromo bia, irai adimo behai iraromai ka. And I don't think of them any more, except in the evening when the sun is setting. (sem. domains: 8.1.1.1.1 - One.)
beibi n baby syn: merekehi, mere'upi. (sem. domains: 4.1.2 - Types of people.)
bera n top of shoulder (sem. domains: 2.1 - Body.)
berebere n lightning (sem. domains: 1.1.3 - Weather.)
beromo n bundle A'o obo pauri gi'epu mo mamui-ro du beromo ga'u ema'ai-ka. Because of the concern of the old woman, my mother gave her a bundle of sago. Iridiri pei mapoi da ioti, du beremo beremo ioidio, du beuma beuma ioidio, obo paripari ioidio. The engine was on the back of the canoe, the bundles of sago were on board, the sago bamboos were on board, the pots were on board. (sem. domains: 1.5.2.1 - Sago.)
beru n lung Berui memiho-ro eidai a'ai. His lungs will be destroyed. (sem. domains: 2.1 - Body.)
beuma n bamboo Moro beuma ito itai ra'ai. I will cook using the bamboo. (sem. domains: 5.2.1 - Food preparation, 1.5.4 - Grass, herb, vine, 6.2 - Agriculture.)
bia adv 1not Oboi ro aipoi a'ai bia. Women do not clear the bush. Hioida iridiri biai pirimahi'itimo. So then we started pulling the starter rope, but it didn't work. Ka kimai a'ai bia, aiha pirodaumo go'otoi eito. And we did not go fishing, but returned to the village. Ro umo bia, ubi obototoi goroi orohodi ama aidumo'o ru'a amoti. You don't know whether someone is underneath the wharf, or whether there is a log there. Mo rio bia peida oidioi. I didn't want to stay in the canoe. Karati ato pirodaumo Iraua. Irai sikuri bia, a'o rai-ri hoboi piremidio. We went from Karati to Inaua. But there was no school, and so I just stayed at home. (sem. domains: 9.4.6.1 - No, not.) 2no
biri n door
bo'u interrog who Ro pairai bo'ura? What is your name? Aire merei pairai bo'urie? What is his name? Epuito mo umo bia, mo bo'ui do rirudeme. Before I did not know who I should pray to. (sem. domains: 9.2.3.4 - Question words.)
bo'u n ripe Retoa ga'u dubai bo'u paipai. Three big ripe bananas. Rogu: Nu boui boroio ka, ru goroi ihai oratoti ka, ka ru ihai hobobo-ha ka Pawpaw: When ripe it's light green, and inside it is really orange, and it is very soft. (sem. domains: 6.2 - Agriculture.)
bo'urie interrog who
bobo adj hungry Moro Stiky oduai ka, mo du boboro rohiai ka, mo rio ka hora emi'ei du ma ruho. I told Sticky that I was hungry and that I wanted to rest and eat. (sem. domains: 3.3 - Want.)
bobo (var. bobo'o) n a hole in the ground, e.g. a well Epu hi'ai boboi ma oboboi, ka ipida ma emeheai. First of all dig a pit, but stop before going too deep. (sem. domains: 7.8.6 - Dig.)

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