o [´ o:]
n. rice or millet beer, made from filtering water through fermented rice/millet. Encycl: Rice and millet are cooked and preserved in *yagii baskets after a yeast-like substance (*ipyo) has been incorporated for fermentation. o barde n. cane or bamboo basket used for distilling beer by squeezing it. Syn: barde. o khuyi haman n. (Bot.) Creeping
Woodsorrel (Oxalis corniculata), lit. 'sour vegetable'), a common
weed eaten as a vegetable, having a sour taste. Syn: khuyi haman; o haman; akho haman . o khiiniin n. rice/millet beer brewing. o sader n. funnel-shaped material used for
filtering beer during beer processing. o tantenii n.
first period of the Myoko festival, during which visiting guests are entertained with food and drink and compete their host in *ayu songs. Var: o tantiidu. o tarko n. male person in charge of rice/millet beer during festivals, e.g. *murun.
o [o:] vt-r. to work with a hoe; to hoe.
o- See: u-.
vt. (of a plural subject) to cut/till jointly (with a hoe).
adj. long. Var: orbyo; iibyo.
obyoja adj. longest. obyoya
adj. longer. obyo ngiiyi n. (Zool.) Rohu (Labeo rohita), a relatively large fish of the Cyprinidae family grown along with paddy in paddy
fields. Encycl: together with Catla (Catla catla) and Mrigal Carp (Cirrinhus
cirrhosus), it is an important component of the carp polyculture which was introduced in Ziro area in the 50's. Syn: rohu.
interj. wow! Usage: interjection usually either indicating surprise or excitement. Taku, oha baritotiika. 8:30 doku ka ah. Come on, Taku, wake up! It's already half past eight.
n. child; term of reference for child, especially son. oho bu vcn. to give birth. oho buko [´oho´buko] n.
birthplace Var: oho biiko. oho ashi [´oho aɕi] n. descendant (grandchild, great grandchild, etc.).
n. row of barbed bamboo or wood that is pitched into the ground as cattle-deterring hedge or to safeguard against intruders.
adj. tall; elevated; high. Sanii oho. Tall tree. ohoja
adj. tallest. ohoya adj. taller. Tamo
Obing mi ohoya do. Tamo is taller than Obing. ne oho [´ne o´ho] pron. how tall. Danyi ne ohodoku? How high is the sun in the sky? (as a traditional way of asking about time).
oho vt-r. to feed; to nurture (animals). Alyi mi diigo ohoto. Feed the pigs! Miyu atan hii subu atan mi ronnge-ronnge alo ohodu. People sometimes feed [their] mithuns with salt. Syn: ho.
n. term of reference for someone's classificatory uterine nephews, i.e. all the persons who regard him has their maternal uncle and address him as 'aku'. This kin category includes, for a man, his sister's sons and grandsons, his father's sister's sons and grandsons, his paternal grandfather's sister's sons and grandsons, etc. The corresponding term of address is *
adj. beautiful, as of a small thing.
vt. to cut away or remove with a hoe; to hoe off (e.g. weeds).
vt. to find something while cutting/working with a hoe.
vt-r. to give up; to leave. Ngo Taki ko chakinsiine, miido huto la opatoku. I should
have gone to Taki's place, [but] as it was raining I gave up the idea.
orbyo See: obyo.
adj. of mixed colour, as of the sky when different shades of colour are visible. Siilo yapun si orin pagindo. Today the sky is multi-coloured.
adv. once; one time. Usage: Hari, Bulla. Momi oye akinto! Show him/her once how to come. So oye akato! Come over here once!
Hiika bije mi oye bakheto. Turn that bamboo upside down (one time). Inka
fan simi buto la alyi oye helyato! that
Take that hand-held
fan and blow some air with it! Diiri pachi
simi oye nulyan-nudato. Tidy up your personal belongings! TV simi oye
parhiito. Rotate the television a little bit! Mobile so Yampi ka number mi oye telinto pe. Please dial Yampi's number for me on
this phone. Var: uye. See: u-.