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bulayyu comm. a large owl. [The owl’s call is believed to be an omen of death.] Deket tumukutukuk di bulayyu on wada kanuy mate. If the owl keeps on calling (lit. shouting), someone will die, so they say. Strigformes gen: akup. (sem. domains: - Bird.)

akup₁ comm. owl, small species; size of young chicken, tastes like chicken, has white eggs. Tumakutak hi akup nah hilong. I am afraid of owls at night. Strigiformes spec: bulayyu. (sem. domains: - Bird.)

kuyngut 1sta. for something to be hooked or crooked, e.g. a parrot’s or owl’s bill. Nakuyngut di hobat di bulayyu. The bill of an owl is hooked. na‑. (sem. domains: - Bird.) 2trans. to bend something e.g. a nail or wire. Kuyngutom nan patak ta pangihablayan tuh ligau. Bend the nail so that we will hang the winnower on it. Kinuyngut da nan gigit ot kapyaonah bunwit. He bent the wire and made it into a fishing hook. ‑on/‑in‑. 4A Change the structure of object. (sem. domains: 8.3.1 - Shape.)