quat n mascthorn, spine; nil; H: quah Ex: Wuge quat dobui.The spines of the sago stems are long. Ex: Sare quat puayi.The thorns on the vines are short.
quave n fema type of ginger plant with edible seeds. The root is not eaten. The plant is used in a traditional ceremony to discuss the cause of someone's illness; gorgor; Gh: nyuam; So: chuqam Ex: Irembo quave yi naq ningg nandi.The bandicoot came to eat the seeds of the ginger plant.Alpinia or Tapeinochilus
quayi 1n mascman; man Ex: Maprik nyumbueg quayi quan!There are many men and women in Maprik!2n mascan adult Ex: Ni quayi pu yenu kiyi nati.He was an adult when his father died.3adjmale animal; H: quayi nyeh (male pig) Ex: Yamb pe pu quayi nar pu pas.A male pig was caught in the trap.
quayi kiyi₁ n mascelders, village leaders Ex: Quayi kiyi puwo quan me.The elders chew a lot of betel nut.quayi kiyi₂
queg nap ; So: queg nandvi1he shouts loudly, whoops; singaut bilong amamas Ex: Ni nyumo mai kin meri bu queg map.They carry heavy trees so they whoop loudly to show that its not hard for them to do it.2he barks; singaut bilong dok i go strong long wanpela samting Ex: Nyombui queg map.The dogs bark loudly at something.
queg ninduw vthe barks loudly at something; dok i singaut long samting Ex: Nyombui pu queg rinduw.The dogs bark at the pig.
quem adjwhite color; waitpela Ex: Nu sawo quem rimb.Your teeth are white.iny quemye, quem rimb, quemye₁
quem rimb (id. ofquem) vistarts to get light, just before sunrise; klostu tulait, kilia i kam Ex: Wapiqu mari quem rimb.When the roosters crow it starts to get light.
quemye₁ (id. ofquem) n m/fEuropeans, white skinned people; H: quem kin
quenge nati (id. ofquenge) vito have a sad face, to look unhappy; pes drai; H: bage choi nahi
quep nand vihe fishes by catching fish with his hands; kisim pis long han; Gh: wuye ti mare Ex: Wuye quep gad umo kat rise.I fished with my hands and grabbed the fish.
quet n masca type of wild cane; supsup; Gh: nambar; H: kombu; So: wopiwo Ex: Quet te taqme kin pugri irepene yire pu di ni wokuandiwo.Quet like wild sugar cane grows all together in a clump, but it is smaller in diameter.see also: kombu.
quir nand vtto fasten something around something; So: wureq namb Ex: Chongo quir wundiq.She fastened the cloth around her.see also: wureq nindiq.
quir quar rind vtsurrounded, crowded around; Gh: quir rinding Ex: Wuti iri nati bu wute buagi rindi quir quar rindig.A man died so many people came and surrounded him.
quir quir advcrooked; krungut nabaut Ex: Yanji quir quir mo ye.The wallaby runs crooked. Ex: Ngim quir quir wuso.The road is crooked. Ex: Muange quir riping.The legs were twisted at birth. Ex: Balus quir quir wundi.The plane came an indirect route.
qumund nand vthe digs up ground, especially for planting and harvesting crops; Gh: mund nand Ex: Ni qumund nand pre warbu neq wughe.He dug up the ground, then he planted the taro.
qunambe partside; sait; Gh: iyapre; H: unduambe Ex: Wuny rand qunambe vise.The garden is on the side of a mountain.see also: mit, sange.
qungu adjhanging; hangamap; Gh: krowyi; H: riri naghe Ex: Nyumbueg yaq ungu rind.The women hung the sago leaves in bundles with vine (to carry them).Kruse pe qungu muang
quongi [quonggi, quonji]n mascspoon; Gh: jab; H: quonji Ex: Beghi quongi pe mir bad.We eat with spoons.
quongi ngam [quonggi, quonji ngam]n fema 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.
quongi tami [quonggi tami, quonji tami]n fema small string bag for carrying a spoon and other necessities; liklik bilum bilong karim ol liklik samting; H: quonji hami Ex: Nge quongi tami baj pene wus.My string bag for spoons is in the house.