|This is an entry in Mihalic 1971|
(E) hard. In this meaning it may also be hatpela.
dispela wok i hat tumas = this work is very hard
hatpela man = a hard man, a strict man
hatpela taim = a time of suffering
(E) heart. See also the word klok.
hat bilong em i meknais yet = his heart is still beating
hearts in a card suit
(E) a hat, cap, helmet
hat bilong bisop = a mitre
hat bilong king = a crown
kisim hat = to be made a government official. The hat they receive on being so appointed is the symbol of their office and authority. Such hats were given to the luluai, tultul, medical orderlies, and native police.
tekewe hat = to remove ones hat; to remove one from office
(E) hot, warm
bel i hat = to be angry
hat liklik = lukewarm
hatpela wara = hot water
hatwara i no hat yet = the water is not hot yet
to be energetic, zealous, enthusiastic, enamoured of, keen on
em i hat long mekim skul = he is zealous about teaching
hatpela man = a go-getter, an irascible man
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