English: drown
Bundjalung: muru gaya-
Part of Speech: verb
Related Words:
With same English translation:   gahringgah-   garinga-   garinggah-  
Comment: Literally 'nose dive'; possibly also 'sink, whether or not drowning' (Y:Allen, Y:Watsn); as verb 'drop, burst' (Y:Hanln). GC:Coomera source seems to suggest muru gara-; cf. also muruya-.
Gold Coast Tweed: Ydict muru kaya-; Y:Allen pr moro-gaia , p morogaiani , pf morogaianian , f morogaiala drown (nose-drive sic); Y:Watsn mor'


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