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munggawi (infl. of gawi) v. the man who acts as a go-between in a betrothal arrangement; he is often a relative to both parties and attempts to satisfy both kin groups. [Determining and arranging the bride price is his most important responsibility.] (sem. domains: 2.6.1 - Marriage.)

gawi₂ 1intrans. to matchmake; to act as a go-between in order to bring about a betrothal; to mediate an engagement. [In engagements, the parents of the boy choose a go-between to negotiate the proposal until both sides (parents) reach an agreement.] Hiyay munggawi. He will be the matchmaker. muN‑/nuN‑. (sem. domains: 3.3.2.3 - Intercede.) 2trans. to arrange an engagement; to mediate a betrothal. Igawi dakan nah pinhod mun iine. We will arrange for someone you want to marry. i‑/iN‑. infl. munggawi