Your search for * has returned 100 entries

-ahiahia

listenloadingplaying

adj. prickly (as sugarcane or fig leaves)

-akaka

listenloadingplaying

crow (as a rooster), cluck (as a hen)

-amnamɨn

listenloadingplaying

v shoot (a gun) together; throw (rock or stick) simultaneously

-apakapak

listenloadingplaying

v gust (as the wind)

-apwupwu

listenloadingplaying

v gargle, rinse one’s mouth

-arkarekɨr

listenloadingplaying

v 1. wrestle, struggle, throw a tantrum (as a child on the ground); 2. scratch (as a hen)

-arukwokwe

listenloadingplaying

v var. of -rukwokwe

-asasás

listenloadingplaying

v intr fall, drop (numerous objects)

-atata

listenloadingplaying

v see -ata

akwararen

listenloadingplaying

adj. slippery

amak makwata

listenloadingplaying

sleep and look up

araii ringringi naii

listenloadingplaying

v cut the hood branches

arherhi

listenloadingplaying

v. to strip off leaves, for example coconut leaves from a frond

arihii ringringi nima

listenloadingplaying

v tie a house post

(Bislama) taetem ol pos blo aos.

botoboto

Photo by K. David Harrison, Dec. 2017
listenloadingplaying

kind of shell. Possibly genus Vasum.

Example: Photo by K. David Harrison, Dec. 2017

ia-kawsini nakukua

listenloadingplaying

v I read a book

(Bislama) mi ridim book

kakeakei

Used as a medicine to treat children who cannot walk. Rub smashed leaves on the knee of a child, "he will walk." For a child about 1 year old, rub the leaves on the knee and underside of the foot. This will make the child walk "easily and quickly." and will make the leg "lighter."
listenloadingplaying

n. terrestrial fern growing in weedy patch with other herbs at edge of open forest heavily impacted by cyclone. Leaves dimorphic. (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3253)

Example: Used as a medicine to treat children who cannot walk. Rub smashed leaves on the knee of a child, "he will walk." For a child about 1 year old, rub the leaves on the knee and underside of the foot. This will make the child walk "easily and quickly." and will make the leg "lighter."

kamkapa ramamisa

listenloadingplaying

your headache (pain)

kamkari

listenloadingplaying

n. wolf spider

kamumu

listenloadingplaying

cup

kaokapa ramamisa

listenloadingplaying

my headache (pain)

(Bislama) hed blo mi so.

kapkapeki

kapkapeki
listenloadingplaying

kapuapou

Emoia cyanogaster https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/38568-Emoia-cyanogaster
listenloadingplaying

Teal Emo Skink

Example: Photo by flecksy / iNaturalist, License: CC-BY-NC via inaturalist.org

kapuapu

Agricultural: When this plant is in flower, it is said that an edible shellfish (Suefa) is ready to be harvested. Light: A dry portion of wood is also used by older men as a "lightstick". Fuel: Two dry sticks are rubbed together as firestarter, in the absence of matches.
listenloadingplaying

n. tree, 3-4 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #2978)

Example: Agricultural: When this plant is in flower, it is said that an edible shellfish (Suefa) is ready to be harvested. Light: A dry portion of wood is also used by older men as a "lightstick". Fuel: Two dry sticks are rubbed together as firestarter, in the absence of matches.

kapɨrápɨra

listenloadingplaying

n. basket made of a woven coconut frond

kararing

kararing
listenloadingplaying

kind of tree mushroom

karharhi

listenloadingplaying

n. 1. small taro roots, 2. garden (metaphorically)

karuarua

Ceremonial: During a large kastom ceremony ("Nakwyari"), a branch of this plant is used to sweep the nakamal before the toka dance.
listenloadingplaying

[kawəwə] n. sparsely branched tree, 7 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3044)

Example: Ceremonial: During a large kastom ceremony ("Nakwyari"), a branch of this plant is used to sweep the nakamal before the toka dance.

karuarua

Ceremonial: During a large kastom ceremony ("Nakwyari"), a branch of this plant is used to sweep the nakamal before the toka dance.
listenloadingplaying

n. sparsely branched tree, 7 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3044)

Example: Ceremonial: During a large kastom ceremony ("Nakwyari"), a branch of this plant is used to sweep the nakamal before the toka dance.

kasusu

Young specimen of brown fungus. Photo by K. David Harrison, Oct. 2016
listenloadingplaying

a type of brown fungus that grows on trees

Example: Young specimen of brown fungus. Photo by K. David Harrison, Oct. 2016

kavnavini

listenloadingplaying

n. kind of plant with sticky seed pods, seeds used medicinally for many ailments, including stomach ache

kenasenas

The yellow seeds are used are used to paint faces. The use is currently practiced by children and thought to be an archaic use.
listenloadingplaying

n. epiphytic orchid on tree, growing in dense cloud forest. flowers white. (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #4219)

Example: The yellow seeds are used are used to paint faces. The use is currently practiced by children and thought to be an archaic use.

khaw khawisel

Photo by John E. Randall, License: CC BY-NC 3.0
listenloadingplaying

Snubnose dart

Example: Photo by John E. Randall, License: CC BY-NC 3.0

kikouikou

listenloadingplaying

n mosquito larva

konakutanian

listenloadingplaying

last born child

krirɨm krirɨm

listenloadingplaying

num ten ("five five")

kuanasenash

For the kastom ceremonies, this can provide the face paint color yellow. Cut open the ripe fruit and paint directly with this. Prior to artificial colors, people used this for yellow and Bixa orellana for red to paint faces and skin.
listenloadingplaying

n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5166)

Example: For the kastom ceremonies, this can provide the face paint color yellow. Cut open the ripe fruit and paint directly with this. Prior to artificial colors, people used this for yellow and Bixa orellana for red to paint faces and skin.

kuanuaras

The rachis is used to fasten posts and rafters in traditional houses.
listenloadingplaying

n. terrestrial, climbing vine-like. (collection: Tom A. Ranker #2618)

Example: The rachis is used to fasten posts and rafters in traditional houses.

kurukuru

listenloadingplaying

n small stones, pebbles

kwaninihi

The entire plant is pulled up, the stems bound together and used to  make a local broom.
listenloadingplaying

[kwani̤ni̤] n. herb to 1 m, flowers yellow (collection: Michael J. Balick #4730)

Example: The entire plant is pulled up, the stems bound together and used to make a local broom.

kwaninihi

The entire plant is pulled up, the stems bound together and used to  make a local broom.
listenloadingplaying

n. herb to 1 m, flowers yellow (collection: Michael J. Balick #4730)

Example: The entire plant is pulled up, the stems bound together and used to make a local broom.

kwankwikwa

listenloadingplaying

n lava bomb

kwankwikwa

listenloadingplaying

n volcano bomb

kwataikwataik

kwataikwataik
listenloadingplaying

half beak fish

kweiei

Ctenochaetus striatus http://fishbase.org/summary/Ctenochaetus-striatus.html
listenloadingplaying

Striated Surgeonfish, Lined Bristletooth

Example: Photo by Mark Rosenstein / iNaturalist.org, License: CC BY-SA 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

kɨpkɨr

listenloadingplaying

bird name: kind of warbler?

marangmarang

listenloadingplaying

kava type

marimari

To treat indigestion, take 5 roots from 5 different plants, clean, grate into 600mL bottle of water. Drink one bottle twice daily. In Tanna, people use this plant to make rain, thunder, or to stop the rain. To make rain, take a big pile of this plant’s leaves, tie them in a bundle with a rope, and put into the sea. When the leaves start rotting, usually after one week, the rain will come.
listenloadingplaying

n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5078)

Example: To treat indigestion, take 5 roots from 5 different plants, clean, grate into 600mL bottle of water. Drink one bottle twice daily. In Tanna, people use this plant to make rain, thunder, or to stop the rain. To make rain, take a big pile of this plant’s leaves, tie them in a bundle with a rope, and put into the sea. When the leaves start rotting, usually after one week, the rain will come.

maris-maris

People toss sticks made from the stem of this plant at flying fox to tear their wing so they can’t fly and are caught.
listenloadingplaying

[marəs marəs] n. understory tree, 3-4 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3133)

Example: People toss sticks made from the stem of this plant at flying fox to tear their wing so they can’t fly and are caught.

mimi

listenloadingplaying

bug

minin

listenloadingplaying

surgeonfish, small with curly pattern

mwɨramwɨra

listenloadingplaying

ant

mɨrɨris

listenloadingplaying

kind of fish

nakukua

listenloadingplaying

n. book

namatamai

Lethrinus laticaudis http://fishbase.org/summary/Lethrinus-laticaudis.html
listenloadingplaying

Grass emperor

Example: Photo by ANFC, License: CC BY-NC 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

namatamai

Lethrinus genivittatus http://fishbase.org/summary/Lethrinus-genivittatus.html
listenloadingplaying

Longspine emperor

Example: Photo by Museum of New Zealand / Te Papa Tongarewa, License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

namatamai

Lethrinus atkinsoni http://fishbase.org/summary/Lethrinus-atkinsoni.html
listenloadingplaying

Pacific yellowtail emperor

Example: Photo by Jeffrey T. Williams / Smithsonian Institution, License: CC BY-SA 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

namatamai

Lethrinus lentjan http://fishbase.org/summary/Lethrinus-lentjan.html
listenloadingplaying

Pink ear emperor

Example: Photo by FAO / Fishbase, License: CC BY-NC 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

namatamai

Lethrinus variegatus http://fishbase.org/summary/Lethrinus-variegatus.html
listenloadingplaying

Slender emperor

Example: Photo by J. E. Randall, License: CC BY-NC 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

namramiri

Fuel: Dry portions of this plant are used as firewood. Construction: The timber of this plant is used to create any part of a house. It is considered a strong wood. Hunting: Pidgeons are attracted to this plant for their fruit. As a result, hunters gather around this plant when they desire to hunt the pidgeon.
listenloadingplaying

[namrami:ri] n. tree, 3 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3001)

Example: Fuel: Dry portions of this plant are used as firewood. Construction: The timber of this plant is used to create any part of a house. It is considered a strong wood. Hunting: Pidgeons are attracted to this plant for their fruit. As a result, hunters gather around this plant when they desire to hunt the pidgeon.

nasasa

The bark of this tree is used to make a kastom strap, particularly worn in the Toka Dance, where people have different ranks, and the kastom belt of this bark shows a person’s rank.
listenloadingplaying

[nasasa] n. banyan growing next to house along main path. (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3150)

Example: The bark of this tree is used to make a kastom strap, particularly worn in the Toka Dance, where people have different ranks, and the kastom belt of this bark shows a person’s rank.

nawawa

Photo by Martial Wahe
listenloadingplaying

n. well branched tree, 10 m tall

Example: Photo by Martial Wahe

neisei naikwasin

listenloadingplaying

n. washing board

nekava kava

Hunting: Flying foxes are attracted to this plant for their red fruits. As a result, hunters gather around this plant when they desire to hunt the flying fox.
listenloadingplaying

n. liana growing on trunk of hedycarya dorstenioides, in dense forest along ridge. (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3004)

Example: Hunting: Flying foxes are attracted to this plant for their red fruits. As a result, hunters gather around this plant when they desire to hunt the flying fox.

nekes kes

When a person sees this in flower, they know that the taro is ready for harvest. Birds like the fruit and so boys like to hunt the birds near the plant.
listenloadingplaying

[nakɨskɨs] n. parasite on fallen ficus branch, growing in dense forest. (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3136)

Example: When a person sees this in flower, they know that the taro is ready for harvest. Birds like the fruit and so boys like to hunt the birds near the plant.

nekes kes

When a person sees this in flower, they know that the taro is ready for harvest. Birds like the fruit and so boys like to hunt the birds near the plant.
listenloadingplaying

n. parasite on fallen ficus branch, growing in dense forest. (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3136)

Example: When a person sees this in flower, they know that the taro is ready for harvest. Birds like the fruit and so boys like to hunt the birds near the plant.

nesiapuasiapu

Cyperus
listenloadingplaying

n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5081)

newou ouhi

listenloadingplaying

small grass skirt plant

nimimis

listenloadingplaying

n. a kind of sugarcane, small

niparhienien

listenloadingplaying

truth

(Bislama) truth

nukuk-apran

Vittaria elongata
listenloadingplaying

n. epiphyte on main trunks of canopy-sized trees, growing in dense forest. (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3120)

nukuk-arman

Unspecified secret medicine
listenloadingplaying

n. epiphyte on trunk of ficus tree, growing in dense forest. (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3128)

Example: Unspecified secret medicine

nunu

listenloadingplaying

breast

nuvivi nig

listenloadingplaying

n. wild cane leaf stem

nuvivi taik

listenloadingplaying

n. banana leaf, frond

nɨkoko

Stem used to make canoe. Easy to cut.
listenloadingplaying

n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5077)

Example: Stem used to make canoe. Easy to cut.

nɨpnɨpɨn

listenloadingplaying

morning

nɨpɨn rapwanapwan

listenloadingplaying

hot, rainy season

nɨsese

listenloadingplaying

sweat

nɨsɨmesɨme

listenloadingplaying

who? (plural)

Pawpawuk

Nyctemera baulus https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/202263-Nyctemera-baulus
listenloadingplaying

Asian Magpie Moth

Example: Photo by birdexplorers / iNaturalist, License: CC-BY-NC via inaturalist.org

pawpawuk

Yoma sabina https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/358951-Yoma-sabina
listenloadingplaying

Australian Lurcher

Example: Photo by birdexplorers / iNaturalist, License: CC-BY-NC via inaturalist.org

pawpawuk

Danaus plexippus https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/48662-Danaus-plexippus
listenloadingplaying

Monarch

Example: Photo by obinfiji / iNaturalist, License: CC-BY-NC via inaturalist.org

pawpawuk pitew

Hypolimnas bolina

Great Eggfly

pitupitu

pitupitu

grass hopper

poukouri

To chase away pigs that invade a person’s garden, wrap leaves of this species around a stick, hit the pig with it and the pig will not return to the garden to eat the crops.
listenloadingplaying

n. vine growing up a ficus tree, growing in open forest heavily impacted by cyclone. flowers yellow; fruits brown and fibrous. (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3231)

Example: To chase away pigs that invade a person’s garden, wrap leaves of this species around a stick, hit the pig with it and the pig will not return to the garden to eat the crops.

ramasan ia nɨpnɨpɨn

listenloadingplaying

good morning

rararouk

listenloadingplaying

n high tide

rhurhu

listenloadingplaying

kind of skink (green)

sap sap

The leaves of this plant are used as a styptic, to reduce blood flow from a wound and promote faster healing of a sore. If a person has a sore or fresh cut that is oozing, the leaves are mashed and their "juice" is put directly on the affected area, twice daily until the wound is healed.
listenloadingplaying

n. herb, 1 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3146)

Example: The leaves of this plant are used as a styptic, to reduce blood flow from a wound and promote faster healing of a sore. If a person has a sore or fresh cut that is oozing, the leaves are mashed and their "juice" is put directly on the affected area, twice daily until the wound is healed.

tamtamku

listenloadingplaying

n month name (archaic, corresponding to November)

taopir-taopir

Children shoot the small hard seeds through a bamboo tube at lizards and butterflies, as a sort of game.
listenloadingplaying

n. herb, 2 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3250)

Example: Children shoot the small hard seeds through a bamboo tube at lizards and butterflies, as a sort of game.

tautau

listenloadingplaying

n. small flying fox

tui-tui

The leaves of this plant are used to cover the hot stone ovens when cooking lap-lap. The ripe fruit is used to burn as a lap. Take the seeds, impale on the fiber in the middle of a coconut leaf pinnae and light, holding the slender stick and lighting a person’s way.
listenloadingplaying

[twitwi] n. shrub, 2-3 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3085)

Example: The leaves of this plant are used to cover the hot stone ovens when cooking lap-lap. The ripe fruit is used to burn as a lap. Take the seeds, impale on the fiber in the middle of a coconut leaf pinnae and light, holding the slender stick and lighting a person’s way.

tui-tui

The leaves of this plant are used to cover the hot stone ovens when cooking lap-lap. The ripe fruit is used to burn as a lap. Take the seeds, impale on the fiber in the middle of a coconut leaf pinnae and light, holding the slender stick and lighting a person’s way.
listenloadingplaying

n. shrub, 2-3 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3085)

Example: The leaves of this plant are used to cover the hot stone ovens when cooking lap-lap. The ripe fruit is used to burn as a lap. Take the seeds, impale on the fiber in the middle of a coconut leaf pinnae and light, holding the slender stick and lighting a person’s way.

tɨni pawpawuk

tɨni pawpawuk
listenloadingplaying

n cocoon

yakaryakar

Siganus spinus http://fishbase.org/summary/Siganus-spinus.html
listenloadingplaying

Little spinefoot, scribbled rabbitfish

Example: Photo by Kathleen Kresner-Reyes / Fishbase, License: CC BY-NC 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

yaku yaku

Geophila
listenloadingplaying

n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5141)

yaku yaku

To attract fish in the sea. Take the branches and mix with mashed coconut endosperm, put (throw) in sea and then use line and hook to catch reef fish there.
listenloadingplaying

n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5159)

Example: To attract fish in the sea. Take the branches and mix with mashed coconut endosperm, put (throw) in sea and then use line and hook to catch reef fish there.

Yapkapin

Yapkapin
listenloadingplaying

Yapkapin village, home of Nawasu tribe