samsamSource language unclear: any clues?
Can we be more precise about the difference between singsing and samsam as dances? Is it a simply a dialect thing?
. See List discussion. ® sam.
Culture: dance; term distinguished from singsing in the New Guinea islands; especially a dance where hopping or jumping is involved
ol i wokim wanpela kain pasin, ol i kolim samsam they are doing what is called a samsam
Intransitive verb forms
Culture: to dance, especially a dance where hopping or jumping is involved
ol i samsam long ples they are dancing in the village
Culture: to dodge about, especially in reference to a technique for avoiding enemy arrows (Sepik); Tuzin (1997: 222) defines samsam as a stylized battle prance in which the warrior brandishes his spear while executing lunging motions and adds that it is also performed empty-handed during oratory
em i samsam na abrusim spia bilong ol he dodged their arrows
to vibrate, move up and down/back and forth, work loose, e.g. of an object
em i samsam i go i kam, na nau lus olgeta it (bracket on a vehicle) worked itself loose and now its fallen off
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