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ioropoi'o purai adv last week (sem. domains: 8.4 - Time.)
ipi n 1the main part of something, the middle section Hoho atai aiha pomo'oi, aiha pemehe'eai 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: 8.3.1 - Shape.) 2trunk 3back comp. tui ipi
ipi-tuia n mid-part, middle Irai gaboi kehibuo dohoboka, merei mia ipi-tuia hi'aida poti. But the road was rather narrow, and his son was standing right in the middle of it. Mo iremagauriai da, pei ipi-tuiai hato piroro ka. When I jumped, I landed in the middle of their canoe.
ipi'ipi n sections Ipi'ipi iahiuti ka, retoa ga'u mia retoa retoa. Then we cut it into short pieces, about three or four. (sem. domains: 6.1 - Work.)
ipihumoi n window (sem. domains: 6.5.1.1 - House.)
ipiida n on (the top or side of something), part-way along, on the way; on the way, part way through, in the middle Aiha piro'u irario mo himia go'otoi, pairai Mia'ogoma, Oapo ipida o'a ka. At last I reached my own village, called Mia'ogoma, situated on the banks of the Oapo. Ka ri peiro imohu'oi, mo idebi oto ato piremeheaimo uapai ipida. And when the ship took them they left me crying on the wharf. Epu hi'ai bobo'oi ma oboboi, ka ipida ma emeheai. First of all dig a pit, but stop before going too deep. (sem. domains: 9.2.4 - Prepositions, postpositions.)
ipimo [iPIImo] v untie, undo (one tied-up thing)
ipimuti [iPIImuti] v untie them
ipua n plate; bowl ipuai i'a re'ei the place where the plates are kept (sem. domains: 5.1 - Household equipment.)
iradi vi burn
irahiaii [iraahia] trans: imirahiai. v fall over (down onto the ground) Duoduoi moro piridiai dui e'eboi ka, irahiai ka. In the morning I went up, and chopped the sago palm down. Mo irahiai ka otoi orai rautu. I fell to the ground bleeding from my foot. (sem. domains: 1.5.2.1 - Sago.)
irahio v fall Obo kopi keke aromoi ho'ui da irahioumoi ka. Ru ro ka ro oboi ema'ai, ro oboboi a'ai da. Countless drops of water fall from the sky. It provides you with water to drink when you are thirsty. (sem. domains: 1.1.3 - Weather.)
irai adv but
iraimai one: araimai. v many go back, return Go'ui irora oiaido ioropoi'oi iraimai doika moto re'eito. After fishing we came back to the camp again. Ti'oi iriahioumo, ioropoi'oi, iraimaidoi-ka go'otoi eito. After we had collected the leaves, we went back home. (sem. domains: 7.2.4 - Travel.)
iraromai v remember Himioi adimoi i'emati, mo idebi pirooto ka, mo maamui i riraromai da. And when the sun set in the evening I cried when I remembered my mother. Ka mo atara iraromo bia, irai adimo behai iraromai-ka. And I didn't think of them any more, except in the evening when they came to mind. (sem. domains: 3.2.1 - Mind.)
iraromo v think Moro iraromoi-ka, mo oroi'ioi ai oropoi'o. I thought my life was going to end right there. Ro moido amiraromo? Do you think about me? Himioi adimoi i'oahoi mo idebi piroto-ka mamui iriraromai-da. And when the sun set in the evening I cried when I remembered my mother. Ka mo atara iraromo bia, irai adimo behai iraromai-ka. And I don't think of them any more, except in the evening. ...ka ti'io motoi iremai iri, ma riramo oma'ati rarai. ...and a good brain to think with. (sem. domains: 3.2.1 - Mind.)
iraromo hirohiro n confusion Auoiro uhoida iraromo hirohiro a'ai rabia. If a snake bites, don't panic! (sem. domains: 3.2.1 - Mind.)
iremetea cf: emetea. v turn around and look back Mo abeai iremeteai da ga'ai da aiha paro rituoha. When my dad turned around he shot it dead. (sem. domains: 7.2.2.6 - Turn, 2.3.1.1 - Look.)
iridiri n motor, engine Himio atai da Baimuru ato iridirida, piraraimaimo amiai rautu go'otoi eito. One day I was returning home from Baimuru with my mates by outboard motor. (sem. domains: 7.2.4.2.1 - Boat.)
irihati v hit once (sem. domains: 7.9.1 - Damage.)
irimaho v sunrise Ka moro duoduoi irimahoi da aiha pirodau. And at dawn in the morning I went. Ka iro'umoi da himioi ro Pararoa ipi da pirimaho. As we were coming along, the sun rose on us on the Panaroa river. (sem. domains: 8.4 - Time.)
irimati v sunset Adimoi rimo go'otoi da pirimati bomoi uhoi da. In the village that evening as the sun was setting we were eating that pig. (sem. domains: 8.4 - Time.)
iriodio v split up Ga'ai re mahumoi re kerekere iriodioi ioropoi'oi, iohai ka go'otoi eito. Once they had finished splitting material for bows and arrows, they took it back to the village. Ata himioi abeai re merei re odai ka mu'i eito ga'ai iriodioi. One day father and son went to the bush to cut out material for some bows. (sem. domains: 6.7 - Tool.)
iro var. of -ro
irobu one: orobu. v (many) sleep