Tboli - English



ovarouproI, me (ou set). Functions as substitute for noun participants that are in focus in the sentence.Déy, hol knodum o, béem tô tudà o lem linu.Oh no! Really pity me, don't throw me in the pool."E Wè, benlayem ou sen," mon Hnu."Oh Friend, give (it to) me now," Turtle said.
obin1nA weaving design.cfkilil 1sélê 1tbóón 1tegówók 2fromówóktgimak 1tigel 12nA woven mat-like piece that is used for wrapping around and carrying a wild rooster when hunting for other jungle fowl. Its head sticks out one end and its tail out the other.3vTo bring along with.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-, s-.synigen 1kitin 1Appendix 07 Ways of carrying
Obobù1pnA character in the traditional Big Spirit stories.2nName for a round, stout, big woman.
obolvarmobol1n(Of beads on a Tboli necklace) any fading color.2adjWatery, scratchy, tasteless, as tuber when beyond the stage of maturity.Deng gedlug obol yem kleb, là hyu mken du.It's not good to eat it, that taro is already too watery.h-, k-, m-.Wen suféng le bè yem klifaken bè yem kokol le du anì hol kimed là mobolen.There is (medicine) that they put by its stalk when they dig out (around the base) so that it will be fine grained and not watery.n-.antkimed 1ukag 23adj(Of people) too big, fat, not strong.m-.
obunnDucula bicolor.Nutmeg imperial pigeon.Appendix 10 Birds
odoyvTo tease; to fib, to lie.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-, s-.To tease each other to the extent that it starts a fight.synhlowon 1kayit 3kudit 1seklayit 1cfkéng 1kleyek 1klit 1
odungnVigil, as sitting up with a corpse until burial.vTo keep vigil.g-, h-, k-, m-.Ke kmutel muhen igò le hanà mken, mon le tmulón modung.If the turtledove calls while they are still eating, they say it tells of keeping vigil (forewarns of a death).n-.Na le nodung sfolò limu buteng yem tau mlef.They will keep vigil fifteen nights for the person who died.s-.
ofivarmofinFire.Hékéng le bè kdaw, ne sotu gunu le tméwéng du ta ofi.They will dry it (the corn) in the sun, and another place they'll hang it is above the fire.kutu ofiSparks.vTo fuel a fire; to start a fire.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-.Béem tennù nofi yem tau sidek lebut yó.Don't add fuel to the fire of that angry person there.
ofinvTo protect, shield someone; to stand up for, defend someone.Ke là wen ngà ofinen deng tô bnonok yehenen.If it wasn't for the child shielding her she would have been killed by her husband.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-, s-.kofin ubùidiomYour child offended someone, but you don't want the offended to beat him; but you beat your child to vent your anger against someone else.
ofok1vTo cut down, as trees, bamboo, coconut, banana, with a very sturdy bolo.Hsóli tefek mò ofok koyu.Have made (at the blacksmith) a work bolo for cutting down trees.g-, h-, k-, m-.Yó gunu le là homong mofok yó kem koyu lembang yem hanà ktiba le, déke là lamang lan le ke tlek kul golun mofok yó kem koyu lembang.The reason they don't include cutting down the big trees when clearing the field is that they might not have a wide enough area cleared if they take the time to cut down the big trees.n-.Sok deng malù legen, sok mékéng, omin le lemdof, nofok le kem koyu lembang.After some time, when it (the field) is dry, then they lop off the branches of the small trees and cut down the big trees.synaba 2ledof 2cfhutu 1Appendix 08 Ways of cutting2vTo convince, entice until one agrees to go along.Ofok le kóm yó du kul nmò yó.They are enticing you is what they are doing there.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-, s-.synugay 1
ofolvarfo1nReward, compensation; remembrance."Là," mon yem yehenen, "dou kóyô anì wen ofolem dou."Her husband said, "No, it's my choice so that you'll have a remembrance of me."2vTo think wrongly about something.Ofol kul ke nan na bud gel mnóng kdaw, okóm deng mom hendlaen kmulón.They thought there would first be sunny days again, but instead it rained excessively.varfoofo
ofongvarnofongnNegative influence, by spoken word.vTo influence someone against a third party's desire or plan; to prevent someone from doing what others expect one to do.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-.Sotu gunun gbà kesyehen kem ngà ke nofong tuha le lu.One reason a marriage falls apart is if the parents influence them.s-.
ogongnSow, female pig.cfsdô 1sdô bnes 1Appendix 27-01 Domestic animals
ogot1n(Of people) one in charge; a master or leader.Sal gel wen ogot tekuy.There is always (someone) who is our master.vTo have a relationship of responsibility with someone, either to be responsible for that person or to be responsible to him/her; to be responsible for (something).m-.Du se hol gunu tekuy mogot.He/She is the one to whom we are responsible.n-.syndatukmù 1kulu 3sebkes 1bkescfdatù 1hogot lówó2idiomTo own (take personally) what is said to someone else; to butt in on something.2vTo hold something or someone.g-, h-, k-, m-.Ne le tebel likót, omin le bud mogot edu.They leave it a short time, then they take hold of it again.n-.Tehe yu kun ekni tey tehe glaan yem longit, tek hóyów nogot, là kô le slayuk tonok.They say that in previous times reportedly, the sky was very low, low enough to hold, it certainly wasn't far from the ground.s-.Tek utì dù ogoten.There is very little left that is still holding.Nénégem ke tolo wen dù ogoten.Look and see if there is still something left holding it.varnogotsynfét 2kem 2dù ogotThe remaining part of a thing that still holds, as a rope about to break from long use.
oguvTo hand something to someone; to offer something.Yó se gna deng bélê le, yó se bud oguhen yem sotu bè yó kem tau lawa.The first one of them to finish is the one to hand (it) to one of the visitors.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-, s-.Yem igò le mken yó kem tau mulu, gel le sogu utón.While the wedding guests are eating, they usually hand each other (give) meat.synblay 1singit 11ufuk 1unduk 1cfahay 1duung 1eted 1
ogumnA thistle-like plant without thistles, very fleshy with a very succulent stem.Appendix 17-07 Other plants
ogutvTo collect things and take them to another place; to transfer something from one place to another, as corn or rice piled in the field and then carried to the storage place; to haul.Kdusa ogutem du yem silà nukétu.(Use) the sled to haul the corn I'm picking and husking.g-, h-, k-, m-.Ke deng mékéng kanguy yem lenogom le, omin le mogut du ebè fol ne snigang le.When the stems of the harvested handfuls are dry, then they collect and carry it to the granary and stack it.n-.Gotu nogut gulom elem sol.Ants have hauled (it) all into the hole.s-.
ohunCaris familiaris.Domestic dog.Són gungolen toul ohu, gotu hnù le lu bè tonok.You only heard the whine of the dogs, they had put them all (out of the house) onto the ground.Appendix 27-01 Domestic animals
ohu letéknPraying mantis or walking stick, either light brown or green and about 3 1/2 in. long.Appendix 13-01 Flying insects

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