banara

English: ‘bow and arrow’.

See original Mihalic entry.

Kombra taitim banara, Western Highlands, 1981.

Noun forms

  1. Weapons: a bow spia, supsup
    rop bilong banara bowstring
    taitim banara to stretch a bow, that is (a) to fit the bowstring, (b) to pull on the bowstring making ready to shoot
    slekim banara to loosen the bowstring, to ease from the shooting position

Noun combination forms

  1. State of being: long banara with bows and arrows wel
    ol i bin stap long banara yet they still lived in ‘savage times’


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