pinu 1trans. to sift flour, sand, soil; to refine. Pinuwom nan alina ta maphod di ha-ang na. Sift the flour so that the cooking will be good. Puminu kah duwan basun alina. Sift two cups of flour. Mumpinu hi Nely hi alina yaden mana-ang. Nely is sifting flour and at the same time cooking. ‑on/‑in‑, ‑um‑‑imm‑, muN‑/nuN‑. 4A Change the structure of an object. (sem. domains: 7.5.1.1 - Separate, scatter.) 2pass. to become fine-grained; to be refined. Puminu nan alina in yakayakom. The flour will become finer if you sift it. Napinu nan ahin an igattang da. The salt they sell is fine-grained. Nakappinu nan ahin an ek ginatang. The salt I bought is very fine. ma‑/na‑, ‑um‑/‑imm‑. Language Of Borrowing: Ilocano.