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cham n neut part of something; hap; Gh: chaw Ex: Nge mir cham kaq. I ate the leftover food.
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cham nand vt he scrapes something; skirapim; Gh: chaw nand Ex: Nge bubui cham gad. I accidentally bump, scrape the boil.
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chamase n fem tree used to decorate for special occasions; wanpela kain diwai ol i yusim bilong bilas long singsing; Gh: chamache; H: chamqoha [chamoha]; So: chomase see also: muarepen.
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chamb n neut woven sago leaves on bottom edge of roof; arere bilong haus Ex: Ipiki nganye buagi chamb pe nyuw pu mase. Many rats make their nests in the woven sago leaves at the bottom edge of the roof.
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chambire n masc pole supporting the roof (See drawing of baj); liklik diwai pasim i stap arere long sparen; So: dob
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chambri n m/f waist, below the ribs; sait bilong bel; H: chambr [chambrI]; So: chambire
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chambu n m/f totem, a sign or mark which is different for each person. It is taboo for them to eat or use that item; wanpela wanpela man i gat tambu bilong en Ex: Wute ire ire ni chambu rise. Each person has a totem. see also: wango.
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diyab, jab, chamboquring n fem a fan used to blow on a fire; basket bilong winim paia i lait; Gh: tonpi; H: njamo uring; So: pung Ex: Diyab iye timange o unduri pe yembe nindiny. They make fans from coconut fronds or a type of black palm.
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wand cham nand vt he imitates what someone else says, sometimes as a joke; Gh: wand tabini Ex: Peter kimand wand cham nindig. Peter imitated what his friend said. Ex: Wo temi griny wand pe oyi oyi wand cham mand. When the two boys were joking they imitated each other. see also: wand sonyi nand.
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wapi chambreru n masc a bird with a whistle which goes up gradually in pitch. They live in pairs, eat insects and fruits, and look like the Mottled Whistler (PL41#4); So: wapi nyamb susuwi Ex: Ni yuram bur mari kin te suangu mari. When they call in the evening they whistle. Rhagologus leucostigma (sem. domains: 1.6.1.2 - Bird.)
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cheme mbramyi, cheme workeri (id. ofwapi cheme) n masc the Bare-backed Fruit Bat; Gh: chame; H: mbramyi; So: mbramyi Ex: Cheme mbramyi ni nyumo yi pe nimbraqe namb pug pug bu mbramyi puq bidig. This bat flaps his wings loudly among the fruit in the trees so we call him, "mbramyi." (sem. domains: 1.6.1.1.8 - Bat.)
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cheme nganye (id. ofwapi cheme) n masc Variable Flying Fox, a large type of bat caught in nets to be eaten. Its fur has an odor.; Gh: chame nganye; H: cheme wep; So: keme Ex: Cheme wep ni iny ambo o quem. This bat has reddish and light markings on the chest. Variable Flying Fox (sem. domains: 1.6.1.1.8 - Bat.)
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cheme podimo (id. ofwapi cheme) n fem Rousette Bat; Gh: chame podimo; So: obodinges Ex: Cheme podimo ni wokuandi nganye. This bat is very small. Rousette Bat (sem. domains: 1.6.1.1.8 - Bat.)
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cheme qo/cheme numbunap (id. ofwapi cheme) n Flying fox, larger types of bats caught for food; Gh: chame wagu; H: cheme qo; So: keme qo Ex: Cheme qo ni burpoq nyingraiq mo di mari, "Qo qo qo." In the night these bats fly calling, "Qo qo qo." (sem. domains: 1.6.1.1.8 - Bat, 5.2.3.2.1 - Meat.)
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kowisambe n fem chin, jaw; wasket; Gh: tuwang, kowichambe; H: kowihambe Ex: Kowisambe dang ninduw. He hit his chin.
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nyumo injam [nyumo ɨnjam] n masc a tall tree that flowers and has seeds that cassowaries like to eat; Gh: nyumo juwam; H: nyumo cham (sem. domains: 1.5.1 - Tree.)
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quongi ngam [quonggi, quonji ngam] n fem a scoop made of half of a coconut shell; bikpela spun bilong skelim kaikai; Gh: chambe; H: quonji ngam; So: quonji ngam Ex: Moyu quongi ngam pe mir wuwo. My mother served the food with a scoop.
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sambonar n masc a traditional tool like a shovel used for removing grass and digging ditches; savol bilong tumbuna; Gh: chambonar; H: hambonar Ex: Sambonar te ni wuge nab pe yembe munduw. They made this tool from the bark of the sago palm (or from the quar palm.) Ex: Sawol taq sambonar tende ni karas puaq rind. Their shovel was the sambonar and with that they removed grass.
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wango n fem a clan, an ancestral line; wan pisin, wan blut; Gh: yavi ire; H: yavi ire; So: chambu Ex: ni kin wango his own clan see also: chambu.
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wapi cheme

wapi cheme [wapi cheme, keme] n masc flying fox, various kinds of bats which are a kind of mammal; blakbokis; Gh: wapi chame; So: wapi keme Ex: Cheme meti nowi, chongo puaq midiq, unye muene mirighe. They took bats, removed the skin, and made loincloths. see also: cheme. (sem. domains: 1.6.1.1.8 - Bat.) cheme mbramyi, cheme workeri , cheme nganye , cheme podimo , cheme qo/cheme numbunap , pinyony , praimo

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wuye mochongi [wuye mochonggi] n fem a hole filled with water after a rain; hul i pulap long wara bilong ren; Gh: wuye chamu; H: wuye chamu; So: wuye chomo Ex: Wuye wundi di wuye mochongi bre pu rise. The rain comes and the water holes fill up.
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muarepen n fem a tree used for decoration for special occasions; diwai ol i yusim bilong bilas lon singsing; Gh: marepuen; H: warepen; So: muarepend Ex: Nyumbueg ninge muarepen raqu kuach rinde di yenji rip. Some women wrapped marepuen leaves in other leaves to heat them (so they would smell good) and then decorated themselves. see also: chamase.
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wand sonyi nand vt he imitates speech; bihainim tok; Gh: wand tonyi nand; H: wand honyi nand Ex: Wo kiyi wand nand kin pugrine sonyi nand. The son imitated the way his father talked. see also: wand cham nand.
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buag nare vt he covers; karamapim; H: buag namb Ex: Mir cham buag nare. He covered up some food. see also: but neri. wand buag nare
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ni kin pro his own; bilong em yet Ex: Ni ni kin baj pe no. He went to his own house. Ex: Neny pre, ni kin cham ne. After he has given to them he ate his own part. see also: kin.
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