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apu 1comm. refers to grandparent and siblings of grandparent; grandmother; grandfather; great aunt; great uncle. {The context will disambiguate the specific reference.} Inayagan apun hi Indungdung am-in nadan inap-apu na. Indungdung, my grandmother, called for all her grandchildren. Maan-anlah apuna te tinibo nay hinlun di inap-apuna. His grandfather was very happy because he saw that his grandson was industrious. (sem. domains: 4.1.9.1 - Related by birth.) 2prop. may be used as a respectful address of grandparents as well as anyone of grandparents’ age. Apu, daanay pangayan ina? Grandmother, where did mother go? 3prop. respectful address of older male or authority figure; sir. Wada da Apu Paredes ya Datumanung nah stage. Sir Paredes and Sir Datumanung were on the stage together. (sem. domains: 4.5.1 - Person in authority.) comp. Apu Dios der. inap-apu der. inapu der. mun-apu

pulis (sp. var. pulit) 1comm. policeman. Eka umayag hi pulis. Go call a policeman. (sem. domains: 4.5.1 - Person in authority.) 2trans. to police someone, to go after a culprit. [An extended meaning can be a wife going after a husband who does not go home on time.] Mumpulis da hi nabutong. They will police the drunk people. Pulison da nan nangako. They will go after the thief. muN‑/nuN‑, ‑on/‑in‑. Language Of Borrowing: English.