English: valley, hollow, ditch, hole (Gd), deep, a hollow etc. (Wa), hole (in the ground), deep (Cas)
Bundjalung: gubung
Part of Speech: noun, adjective
Related Words: gugahr   guyiyar; cf also Gd gubung 'deep' (Gd   Cas) and gubung-gubuhng 'puddle-hole' (Gd)  
With same English translation:  
Category: natural_environment
Comment: cf. gulih (B), guluny (Wa) cf gubun; Y:Allen, 'deep; a hollow', etc. Wa; gubun; Y:Allen form guwang-gubungah 'water-hole', Y:Watsn gu-gubung(ah) 'water-hole'; cf also Y:Allen gubun 'hollow', and GC:Coomera:Sc <koofa> bee's nest, guba 'hole'. Y:Allen has two forms: gubun 'hollow' and gubung 'hole', but the distinction may not be correct; see also gugahr, guyiyar; cf also Gd gubung 'deep' (Gd, Cas) and gubung-gubuhng 'puddle-hole' (Gd).
Gold Coast Tweed: Ydict gubung, kubung; Y:Allen gub
Lower Richmond: Bj:Holm:Fergn gubung, gubungu hole in the ground
South West: Wa:Crowl hole; Cas:Smy gubung
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt
Example:

Bundjalung : Mala nyabay gubung malahgu janagan.gu. (from W)

English: 'The water is too deep for the boy.'


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