nek, nekim

English: ‘neck’.

See original Mihalic entry.

Noun forms

  1. Physiology: neck, throat
    nek i drai to be thirsty
    nek i pas to have something stuck in the throat
    nek i pen to have a sore throat

  1. voice
    gutpela nek a good voice
    nek bilong ol man i daunbilo men’s voices are low pitched
    nek bilong meri i antap wonmen’s voices are high pitched
    nek i pas to be hoarse

  1. tune of a song
    save nek bilong singsing to know the tune of a song

  1. statement, opinion, point of view
    nek bilong ol i wankain they all expressed the same opinion
    mi troimwe nek tasol I’m just putting a point of view
    narapela nek i olsem ... another opinion is this ...

Noun combination forms

  1. Bird: longpela nek an egret, a heron, a crane

Transitive verb forms

  1. to cut the head off (usually figurative)
    mi bai nekim em! I’ll knock his block off!
    meri i nekim kakuruk the woman cut off the chicken’s head


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