S - s

sa1   Prep. to, toward; motion or action toward a goal; ke. See: asa.

sa2   TAM. even, gives unique discourse contrast to the subject; -pun.

saba  

vi. work; kerja. See: sab'a.

sabae  

vi. sabaj'a; pray, worship, go to church; sembayang, berdo'a.

sabaj'a  

vi. sabae, manèngi-mangaj'i; pray, worship, go to church; sembayang, berdo'a. Borrowed word: Arabic via Malay.

sabha  

n. a lontar leaf container to shoulder-carry water or for drinking palm juice; ember, (haik); penampung terbuat dari daun lontar untuk menampung nira, air dan gula-air.

sabhori  

vi. pour in, dump in; banjir, tuang masuk.

sabhuu  

vt. spit at; sumber ludah.

sab'a  

vi. work; kerja. Nominal: sasab'a work (n) pekerjaan. Rèngu sab'a oka-tedha. They do agricultural work. Mereka kerja kebun (=bertani).Variant: saba.

sab'e  

vi. work; kerja. See: sab'a.

sad'i   Cnj. as long as, provided that; asal, dengan-syarat.

sagoro  

Adj. warm, hot; hangat; tidak terlalu panas. See: sag'oro.

sagoto  

vi. turned over, crooked, slanted; miring, terbalik.

sagu  

vi. noisy; ribut. Specific: ngèlu sagu extremely dangerous wind (cyclonic), trees uprooted badai, angin barat-daya.

saguru   vt. close; tutup.

sag'oro  

Adj. warm, hot; hangat; tidak terlalu panas. Max: sag'oro tobi-tobi very hot panas sekali; pana hot panas.Variant: sagoro.

sahèdhe   [sa'həɖːe] 

vt. 1 • snare, trap feet; jerat kaki.

2 • trick, trap with words; jebak dgn kata-kata.

sahèka   Adv. suddenly, without warning; tiba-tiba.

sahènga   [saˈhəŋːa] 

n. nose, nostril; hidung.

sakaa  

vi. 1 • stiff, rough; kaku, kasar.

2 • force; keras.

sakasii  

n. witness; saksi. Borrowed word: via Malay.

sakino  

n. flute, bamboo flute; suling.

saku  

vt. sweep; sapu.

saku eele  

vt. wipe away, erase completely; hapus.

sa'u  

vt. hold (child in arms); gendong.

sala  

vi. offend, do wrong, commit sin; salah. Nominal: sasala a wrong, offense kesalahan; Variety: sala-sigo sins salah-salah; Collective: sasala-sasigo all sorts of wrongs kesalahan, cacat-cela.Variant: sale. Etymology: *salaq wrong.

salae  

n. sand; pasir. Etymology: *qənay sand.

salapa  

n. shoes, sandals; sepatu, sandal.

sale  

vi. offend, do wrong, commit sin; salah. See: sala.

sama   Cmpar. same; sama.

samala  

n. long fighting sword; often with heirloom powers; pedang untuk berperang; sering berkuasa sebagai pusaka.

samanga  

n. soul; arwah, jiwa. Can imply a person is dead, but not necessarily. Archaic sense included that of the spirit of a dead person whose presence and involvement continues in the present, but it is not commonly understood in this sense today. Similar: roh spirit roh.

samanga bho!  

Idiom. worthless, incapable; tak berguna.

sanao  

vt. maena; hope in, trust that; harap.

n. hope; pengharapan.

sanao-maena  

vt. hope and trust; harap dan bersandar.

sanède  

vt. baku bhèlu; remember; ingat. See: sanèd'e.

sangaja  

vt. deliberately trick, deceive; pura-pura. Borrowed word: Malay.

sange  

vi. reach limit, arrive at goal, enough; sampai, cukup.

saraa  

vi. senter; shine, light, bright, clear; terang, nyala.

saraga  

vi. beautiful, pretty, good, nice, pleasing; indah, bagus. Generic: be'a good baik.

sarani  

vt. baptize, christen, Christianise; baptis. Perform a ritual (method neutral: sprinkling or dunking) in which the subject is formally and publicly made an adherent of the Christian faith. Usage: Term widespread in the languages of eastern Indonesia..

sarii  

vt. defend s.o. else; membela orang lain. See: siri defend oneself bela diri.

saroo  

n. rainbow; pelangi.

sasab'a  

n. work, job; pekerjaan, tugas, kerja. See: sab'a work bekerja.

sasadhu  

n. sasando, stringed instrument; sasando. Traditional musical instrument made from lontar leaf, bamboo and string. Commonly associated with Rote.

sasaku  

n. broom; sapu.

sasala  

n. wrong, sin, offense; any action or attitude that damages a relationship between two beings; kesalahan, dosa; tindakan ataupun sikap yang mengganggu atau merusakkan hubungan antara dua orang. Max: dosa sin (major) dosa (besar); CauseStop: bhoke sasala confess sins mengaku salah; Stop: Lamatua saku eele sasala God wipes away the wrong Tuhan menghapus/mengampuni kesalahan. See: sala do wrong membuat salah.

sasala-sasigo  

n. wrong, sin, offense, defects; any action or attitude that damages a relationship between two beings; kesalahan, dosa, cacat-cela; tindakan ataupun sikap yang mengganggu atau merusakkan hubungan antara dua orang. See: sala do wrong membuat salah.

sasanga  

n. gap; celah.

sasoa  

n. meaning; arti, makna.

sasoda  

n. prosperity, salvation; kesejahteraan, keselamatan.

sasue  

n. love; kasih-sayang. See: sue love s.o. mengasihi.

sasuri  

n. writing, book, letter; tulisan, buku, surat.

Sasuri Ama Lamatua   n. Sasuri Mola-Mèci; Bible; Alkitab.

sasusa  

n. j'aj'èra; difficulty, suffering, trouble; kesusahan, kesulitan, penderitaan.

se   Deic. this, here, proximal; ini (jamak). Inherently plural. See: se'e.

sebhe  

n. edge, side, shore; pinggir, samping.

sebhe dhasi  

n. beach, shore, seashore; pantai, pinggir laut. See: dhasi sea laut.

seb'a  

vt. rent; sewa.

segi  

vt. win, beat s.o. in struggle, competition, or argument; overcome; menang.

seg'i  

n. sarong; sarung.

se'e   Deic. this, here, proximal; ini (jamak). Inherently plural. Single: ne'e proximal (singular) ini (tunggal); Similar: sèra distal (plural) itu (jamak); sèi remote (plural) jarak jauh (jamak).Variant: se.

sela  

Adj. rough, coarse; kasar. Of things. Benda. Antonym: lutu fine, detail halus.

sele  

vt. obstruct; hindar.

seli   Adv. very, too, excessively; sangat, lebih.

seru  

vt. slash, cut off; potong.

seti  

vi. press, push, crowd, force way; sesak, paksa.

sèbu   ['səbːu] 

n. smoke; asap.

sèku   ['səkːu] Aux. try, attempt; have a go; coba.

sèla   ['səlːa] 

vt. plant; tanam.

sèma   ['səmːa] 

Adj. light (weight), not heavy; ringan.

sèmi  

vt. receive, accept, take in; terima.

Cmpar. like, same as; seperti, sama ke.

sèmi ne'e ka   Cmpar. like this; begini.

sèna ka   Cnj. so that; supaya, agar, sehingga.

sènge   Cmpar. like, same as; seperti , sama seperti (untuk ukuran berat/tinggi/besar).

sèngi  

vt. fry; goreng.

sèra   Deic. that, there, those; distal; itu (jamak). Inherently plural. Single: èna distal (singular) itu (tunggal); Similar: se'e proximal (plural) ini (jamak); sèi remote (plural) jarak jauh (jamak).Variant: sa.

sèro  

Adj. salty; asin.

si   Pro. 1 • them, their; third plural object enclitic; mereka.

2 • collective plural; s.c.

sibu  

vi. busy; sibuk. Borrowed word: Malay.

sigo  

n. sin; salah, kesalahan, dosa. Biasa dipakai bersama kata sala; sala-sigo artinya ‘kesalahan/dosa’. Whole: sala-sigo offenses kesalahan.

sig'i  

n. 1 • cloth; kain.

2 • sheath; sarung.

sig'i-kalolo  

n. woven blanket; selimut tenun. Dhèu bhèni manènu sig'i-kalolo. The woman is weaving the blanket. Perempuan menenun selimut.

sihu aj'u  

n. cassava, sweet manioc; ubi kayu, singkong, ketela pohon. Na sèla sihu aj'u. He's planting cassava. Dia tanam ubi kayu.

sihu kee  

n. sweet potato; ubi jalar, batatas.

sili  

n. chili; cabai, lombok. Borrowed word: Spanish chile.

siri  

vt. speak to defend oneself; bela diri. Whole: siri iisi defend oneself bela diri; siri ngi'u defend oneself bela diri. See: sarii defend s.o. else membela orang lain.

siri iisi  

vi. defend oneself, speak in defense; bela diri.

siro-siro  

n. crackle; meretih.

sisi  

n. meat; daging. Idiom: ra'a sisi feast (lit. eat meat) pesta (makan daging). Etymology: *isi flesh, contents.

sisu  

vt. 1 • pass, go by, go past; lewati. E.g. someone on the trail.

2 • refute, rebut, oppose, deny, dispute; lawan, bantah.

soda  

vi. sing; nyanyi.

n. song; lagu.Variant: sod'a.

soda-mole  

n. mera-milu; peaceful, safe; state of unruffled relationships; damai-sejahtera. Borrowed word: Rote.

soe  

n. basket; bakul, karanjang. Tight weave.

soli  

vt. fill, pour; isi, tuangkan.

solo  

n. hat; topi.

sordadu  

n. soldier; serdadu. See: sordad'u. Borrowed word: Portuguese.

soro  

vt. j'ole; hand over, give; sorong, kasi, beri. Borrowed word: Malay.

soru  

v. greet, welcome; sambut, songsong. Implies formally or with fanfare.

sota  

n. waste, dregs, lees; ampas. Specific: sota nyiu coconut dregs ampas kelapa.

sub'u  

vi. appear; muncul.

sue  

vt. love; sayangi, kasihi. Result: pasue beloved, favoured kesayangan; Nominal: sasue love kasih-sayang.

sui  

vt. redeem, pay off, repay; tebus, bayar lunas, bayar kembali.

suku   n. tribe, ethnic group, clan; suku, bangsa. Borrowed word: Malay.

suri  

vt. write; tulis. Result: sasuri writing, letter tulisan.

suru  

vt. burn s.t., light (fire, lamp); bakar, nyalakan.

suti  

vi. drip; tetes.

suu  

n. tip, point, end; ujung.