iapuy trans. to perform exhumation rites for a dead person’s bones. [The term apuy 'fire' is used because in the old days, individual small fires were built in the yard for lighting and for cooking.] Iapuy dah Tayyaban ad uwani. They are starting the wake for the bones of Tayyaban tonight. Sim: Bogwa. (sem. domains: 4.9.5 - Practice religion, 18.104.22.168 - Custom.)
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Bogwa 1prop. exhumation ritual. [The exhumation ritual is usually done for the purpose of divining the needs of the spirit of the individual; the initiation of the ritual is usually based on the belief that the spirit has notified the living about the need through making a member of the family sick. Before exhumation, a previous divination ritual has determined whose spirit is in need.] Mabogwa tuh toon. His bones will be exhumed next year. Sim: lophak, apuy, katlu₁. (sem. domains: 4.9.5 - Practice religion.) 2trans. to exhume a corpse for another death ritual. Bogwaon dah apuna. They are going to exhume-for-second-burial-rites his grandparent. Mumbogwa dah hilong. They are going to perform the bogwa-exhumation-ritual tonight. Binogwa da din apun Bugan ot mumbaki da ya dakol di kinlong dan babuy. They exhumed the grandparent of Bugan, and then, they performed the baki-ritual and butchered many pigs. ‑on/‑in‑, muN‑/nuN‑. Sim: iapuy. der. mabogwa der. mamogwa