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imoto v kill Umui ema'oi-ka, "Ro turiaha bomo mia amia rarai imoto-da horo behai-ha imema'aimo." The cuscus cursed the dog: "Whether it is a pig or something else that you kill, they only give you the bones." (sem. domains: 6.4.1 - Hunt.)
imotobo one: omotoboa. v stand (sticks in the ground) (sem. domains: 1.5.2.1 - Sago.)
imotohiai v tie something on, tie a knot (sem. domains: 6.1 - Work.)
imotohiti v wrap Hoho atai aiha pomo'oi, aiha pemeheai hoho atai imotohiti, ipi aiha pomomo'oi. He tied one end, turned it round and wrapped the other end, then tied the middle. (sem. domains: 5.2.1 - Food preparation.)
imotuti v weave Kiauka hioida ruro ti'o-ra goro-rai imotuti aiha pomahoro. Then she started to weave the mats and baskets. (sem. domains: 6.6.4.2 - Weaving baskets and mats.)
imuo n hornbill Rimoro imuoi pirea'aumo. We saw a hornbill. (sem. domains: 1.6.1.2 - Bird.)
imuti [HLL] v peel off (the bark) Moro dui imuti ka, tamai iri mamu, ototoi omahoroi ka. I peel off the bark of the sago, and started scraping it. (sem. domains: 1.5.2.1 - Sago.)
io'uio one: o'ui'o. v plan
io'uti v carve out (various things) Paipai hehei ri'ebuti diodio kaumo, aibi io'utiri. Sometimes we look for the hardwood tree called kwila to make paddles. Mahumoi io'uti omahoroi ka. He started to carve arrows. (sem. domains: 6.1 - Work.)
ioaho v dawn Himioi ioahoi duoduoi motoi emeheai-ka, ru oma'ati omahoroi-ri, epui totoi-da pomahoro. At dawn the next morning he left the house to start work, starting on the first platform. (sem. domains: 8.4 - Time.)
iodo [iiodo, jodoi] v split in half Iahioi oropoi'oi da ipi'ipi iodoi ka, kerekere imaheuti ka. When the cutting up is done, the next job is to split them into thin pieces (sem. domains: 6.7 - Tool, 6.1 - Work.)
iodoi [jodoi] one: oodoi. v (one) go down to riverbank
iodouti v plant various things A'o didimoi ruato iodouti ka ra-matei. After that he plants suckers. Reto'a oma'ati didimoi, roro dubai, mariota, kamara, umi, ue, rogu, ture, iodouti a'ai. Finally you must plant bananas, cassava, sweet potato, umi-taro, sugarcane, pawpaw, and ture-taro. syn: ibo. (sem. domains: 6.2 - Agriculture.)
iodouti one: odouti. v shoot (many)
iohi-hepu (var. iohu-hepu) n compost; ground gathered in a heap for planting in Mo iohu-hepui oadu'oi ra'ai hepu hi'ai ma'omabai-ri, rara matei upiha ma apo'oumoi ri. I make compost in order to enrich the soil, so that plants will grow healthily in it. (sem. domains: 6.2 - Agriculture.)
ioho [HL] one: oho. v look for (many), seek (many) Umui ru kehi pauo iatitiodio bia odaika iho rarai iohoika. The dog used to put lots of effort into looking for food everyday. (sem. domains: 2.1.1.1 - Eye.)
iohu'ui one: ohu'ui. v make holes through
iohui one: ohui. v (much fruit) hang on tree (sem. domains: 1.5.1 - Tree.)
ioi v squeeze Kiauka dubui ototoi, oboi ioi omahoroi ka, imodau dui imoropoi'o. Then with the husband scraping away, the wife starts squeezing the sago, continuing until the sago is used up. Mo otomaamui ro dui ioi aiha pahau'ato. My mother was squeezing the sago until it was finished. (sem. domains: 1.5.2.1 - Sago.)
ioidio v be aboard Riti a'o himioi oromame motoi re'ei da po'uido, rarai ioidio. That day they had been to the market and were paddling back home with their things. 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, and it was loaded with packs of sago, sections of bamboo, and cooking pots.
ioiro v moving up, rising (tide) Rimo pei ioiro oboi-ro tauo pomodau. The rising tide had taken away our canoe.
iomuti one: omia; one: omuti. v load (canoe), put (in a box) Iriomutibiimo didimoi kiauka aiha piraa'ee-biimo. After we had loaded them, at last the three of us paddled off and around the corner. (sem. domains: 7.3.1 - Carry.)
ioro [iOro, aiNIoro] v come or go up, climb (steps), rise, come to the top, emerge Merekehi oboi goroida himiaha pioro. The child emerged from under the water. Ru ahoroi rupui-da omahoroi-ka, ioroi hurui-to, tutui imododi'ai didimoi-da. When you start weaving, you start from the bottom and work up to where the handle is. Ioroi a'ai ohui eito. He will rise to the top. Mo ai rioro. I am coming up. (sem. domains: 7.2.4 - Travel.)
ioropoi'o omei adv last month (sem. domains: 8.4 - Time.)