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tungo₁ comm. an obligatory rest day; no one may go out to work in the fields; related to traditional religious rituals. [Rest days are obligatory; they are commanded by the civil-religious leader, i.e. the rice culture chief; it is taboo to leave the village or go to the fields and work.] Deket pinghan di kidul ya tungo kanuh kibiggatana. When it thunders for the first time (after a long time), they say it is a rest day the morning after. Sim: ngilin. (sem. domains: 2.4.5 - Rest.)

ngilin₁ 1comm. a non-working, day of rest, ceremonial holiday. [People shout tungo to be heard to the next village. There is to be no work in ricefields but people are allowed to work in the forest or swidden farms.] Nungngilin dad ohhandi. They performed a ceremonial holiday the other day. Sim: tungo. (sem. domains: - Custom.) 2trans. to prohibit something that is taboo in relation to the observance of a ritual. Ngilinon day dolog te munlanghi. It is taboo for them to eat fish. Mahapul an mungngilin nan mumbaki. The shaman must observe the taboo. ‑on/‑in‑, muN‑/nuN‑. (sem. domains: - Religious ceremony.)