laplapemeenlaplap, traditional piece of cloth used like a laplap and made from the bark of the hipura tree
lastiaravlastKa Mamuio-re moo-ire sikuri iarai Kikori Hai Sikuri hioi-da piripoiꞌomo.Then Mamuio and I went had our last year at Kikori High School, and then we were done.7.2.4Travel
laterdohoitoadvlater, afterwardsDohoito ai-pirehebiamo Isiti Kikori Karisoroi.Later I transferred to the East Kikori Council.Mabu moo rio-ka dohoito moo abeai aibo emidioi.Because I want to be like my father for the next generation.8.4Time
laughmarinsmile, laughAaꞌo didimoi moo mari rautu obodi-ka.At that moment I appeared with a great big smile.126.96.36.199Laugh
lawbubuu 1nlawAaꞌo bubui rimo-ro tauo pireaꞌamo.We already knew that commandment.3.5.1Say
lay (on top for someone)emaꞌoaivcause to lay across, or put on top for someone
lay (one thing on top)aꞌoaiGivlay on top of something, put it on topKa rimo gaꞌubuo pee ai-paꞌoai Mareakope iboꞌai ohui-da.Our only canoe was laid on top of the ibo'a tree.7.5.9Put
lay acrossiaꞌoaivlay across, put on topKa momoi ruato iaꞌoai ka.She lays the branch bases across the top of it.6.1Work
lay eggsiotuti2vsqueeze out more than one egg, one by oneMomo'oi hurai tauo piotuti, totoi rioi-da.
layer on layertaꞌotaꞌonlayer on top of layerKa aaꞌo didimoi taꞌo-taꞌo ma idiꞌamoi.After that put in some layers (of grass).1.5.4Grass, herb, vine
leaderepudubunleader, head manepuhoro 3nleaderRoo tuu-hapuo (5) paipai goꞌoto epuhoro aꞌai aꞌai.You will be the leader of five towns.paidubunchief, Lord, leaderRimo himia merei paidubui ara.The chief of our own longhouse.Rimo Paidubui-ro iriahoꞌo.The Lord is calling us.4.6.1Ruler
leader (of longhouse)mere painleader of a longhouse
leafpahanleaf, frondAaꞌo ruꞌai paha tiato-kathe tree had no leavesKiauka, ruu odai-ka, go'otai gaga'oi pahai goroi-da imopi'oma.Okay, he went, to hide himself under the dry coconut leaves.1.5.1Treeunspec. comp. formheme paha
leaf (dead)maarerendead, dry outer case of nipa leaf that has fallen off a living nipa palm, usually inhabited by rats. When the whole nipa palm is dead, it is utu biibi.
leaf coveringpouaencovering of leaves on something to keep heat and rain off, as on a new canoe
leaf packageupanA large folded leaf used for carrying food, and sometimes for cooking.Ka aba-ro, raa upai emidi-ka, omomodai-ka emaꞌai-ka ...And father, when they packaged fish for him, would take it for him and give it to him.