kiau

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New Hanover: ‘bush hen’.

  1. an egg, a pill
    kiau i sting pinis = the egg is rotten
    kiau i gat blut = a half-hatched egg
    kiau kinin = a quinine pill
    nupela kiau = fresh egg
    paul i karim kiau = the hen lays eggs
    sindaun long kiau, slip long kiau = the nest, to sit on eggs, to brood

  1. a light bulb
    kiau bilong sutlam = a bulb for a torch or flashlight
    kiau i paia pinis = the bulb is burnt out


Frank Mihalic 1971 (with permission) [Home]