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o'a many: i'a. v be, be situated, be located; remain Abui omahoroi ka, Imi tuiai hoho hi'ai da, Mirimairau go'otoi o'a hapuoi eito. I started to paddle across the Imi River to the other side where the village of Mirimairau is located. Aiha piro'u irario mo himia go'otoi, pairai Mia'ogoma, Oapo ipida o'a ka. At last I reached my own village, called Miaogoma, situated on the banks of the Oapo. Ka a'o ru'ai kekai da po'a mia omo gema ata. And near the tree was a large river. Mo tamu rautu o'a to, ai ha rirumuai ohu hiai eito If I had wings I could fly up high. (sem. domains: 8.5.3 - Be at a place.)
o'apo n flower
o'apua v take hold Moro tuidaha piro'apuai I took hold of his hand. Moro ai piro'apudio, imodau, burio 2002 moro Karisoroi ai piredea. I held the position until 2002 when I resigned. Mo abeai piroha po'ui da piro'apuai. I did not see my father come up behind me and grab me by the right hand. (sem. domains: 8.5.6 - Contain.)
o'o (sp. var. oo'o) trans: eme'e. v make, carve out, hew out Abeai e'akerei emehui ka, ga'ai o'oi omahoroi ka. The father sharpened the knife and began to carve out the bow. Ru pei o'o maka. He has hewed out a canoe. (sem. domains: 6.7 - Tool.)
o'omuai v seize with the mouth, snap up Umui pei rautu aiha po'omuai, hibai-ro. The dog was snapped up with part of the canoe by the crocodile. Mo iha gi'epui pira'ai, hibai-ro mo umui io'omuai da. I was really worried about my dog when the crocodile seized him. (sem. domains: 1.6 - Animal.)
o'ope n outrigger canoe (sem. domains: 7.2.4.2.1 - Boat.)
o'u v come Ruro podau, bomoi imai'ia kaida, po'u bomo rituoi rautu. He went off, killed a pig, and then came back with the dead pig. Ata himioi a'o merehio kehi imatomudio re'ei da po'u, ru io'ui da, uroha puta'a. One day this small boy came home from school, and when he had come, lay down to sleep. Ka mo o'uika go'otoi eito bomoi-re mia umui rautu. And so I came back to the village with the pig and the dogs. Rimoiti ai piremidioido ida po'u uiai. And while we were resting a cassowary came up behind us. (sem. domains: 7.2.4 - Travel.)
o'ui'o many: io'uio. v plan Miro-ro aibau po'ui'o: totoi tuhapuo ititi ai, toto ga'u mahumo popo ga'u, mahumoi popoi-da tuhapuo. Miro came up with this plan: he would build 10 platforms, with a bundle of arrows at each platform, 10 arrows per bundle. Io'ui'o oropoi'oi ru idiaika motoi-to. After finalising his plan, he went up to the house. (sem. domains: 3.2.1 - Mind.)
o'uo v climb down (from above), sink (below the water) Mia ru hepui eito amo'uo, ru heamo umui ro uhoi a'ai. But if he climbed down to the ground, a wild dog would bite him. Hieida a'o auoi aiha po'uo oboi goroi imodauo. When that happened the snake disappeared under the water. Ida merekehi aiha pirahiai oboi tuiai da. Kiauka aiha po'uo merekehi. While doing so, suddenly the child fell into the deep water. To our distress the child sank. Ka rimo rarai oboi-ro aiha pimodaudio, ka ami'ai aiha pio'uodioumo. The water carried off some of our things, and others sank out of sight. (sem. domains: 7.3.1 - Carry.)
oabuodoai [oAAbu] (var. omabu) v push or take (a boat) out Pei ma oabuodoairi gomoi eito To push the canoe out a bit into the deep.
oadomo [HML] v poke, inject, spear (continually)
oadomodi v poke, prick, pierce (something), give injection, spear (once) Oroi-ro tamai ai-amoadomodi, kehi temeteme bia. If the prickles prick you they can be quite painful. Ka mo otoi ikokoi-ro aiha piroadomodi. But I trod on a nail and it went into my foot. Ara urioi rira oboi mere upi beibi rirai oadomodi. This picture shows a nurse giving an immunisation injection to a baby. (sem. domains: 7.9.1 - Damage.)
oadu'o v tell; explain, tell about, talk about Mo odi oradu'oi ra'ai, mo ratida duburie ka oroadu'uti ra'ai. I am going to tell a story - I am going to talk about where I came from. Mo iohi hepui oadu'oi ra'ai, hepu hi'ai ma-omabai ri, rara matei upi ha ma-apo'oumoi ri. I will explain about compost for enriching the soil, so that plants will grow healthily in it. Kiauka roro a'o emerai ha idi'amoi a'ai, epui iroadu'o ka aiboi. Then add more in the same way as explained above. (sem. domains: 6.1 - Work.)
oahe'ai v make a cut along, split Resi oahe'ai ka, mabu goroi odudio oboi gema ka. You must make drains, because there is a lot of water just under the surface. (sem. domains: 6.2 - Agriculture.)
oahemai many: imahemo. v dip one thing, push it into the water
oaheuti v tear, rip Bu'ida auoi-ro ro uhoida, ro dubu'urioi aiha ma-oaheuti imimi-ha, ka ro auoi-ro ro uho re'ei ma-orotohiti pupuoito If you are bitten by a snake in the bush, tear up your shirt, and tie above the place where the snake bit. (sem. domains: 7.9.1 - Damage.)
oaio n okari tree (sem. domains: 1.5.1 - Tree.)
oaoi v float
oara n bandicoot (sem. domains: 1.6 - Animal.)
oba n stick to dig up nipa palm root
obadubu n idol (god) (sem. domains: 4.9.8.1 - Idol.)
obai v fetch (a canoe) Himio atai da mo himia rodau tumui omoi da pei irobai, iromiodi go'otoi eito. Another day I go by myself into the forest and bring the canoe in on the creek, and park it at the village. Duoduo atai, raamui pei ha pobai, odoroi omoi odi eito. The next morning the brother fetched his canoe and paddled up to the headwaters of the stream. (sem. domains: 7.3.3.1 - Take something from somewhere, 7.2.4.2.1 - Boat.)
obai sp. var. of oobai
obo n water (sem. domains: 1.3 - Water.) comp. go'ota obo