book.gif (252 bytes) This is an entry in Mihalic 1971

English: ‘arse’.

  1. buttock, anus, backside, posterior part
    paitim as = to spank, to whip
    wokabaut long as = to creep (as of a baby)

  1. foundation, base, bottom
    as bilong diwai = to the bottom of a tree, a stump
    as bilong tok katolik = the basis of Catholic teaching

  1. origin, cause, source, reason
    as bilong tok = the cause or origin of a story or complaint
    as ples = original place, hometown, birthplace
    as tok = basic premise, basic statement
    as tingting = reason, policy

Frank Mihalic 1971 (with permission) [Home]