English: pull out, take out, take off, peel, pull down, release, undo or skin (something), remove, remove from inside or outside something
Bundjalung: bura-
Part of Speech: verb transitive
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Comment: jim bura- 'to be brief' (remove end) Gd; cf jahdjam bura- 'give birth' (probably jahdjam bira-, literally 'throw child').
Gold Coast Tweed: Y:Sha:Culhm to skin (something); Y:Allen pr bora, p borani, pf borian, f borala pull out; Y:Allen pr bur
Lower Richmond: Bj:Holm bura-, imp. bura (Fergn), term. burani (Turnb;);
South West: Wa:Crowl; Cas:Smy bur-a, bura:ga, buralen, buralenj;
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt;
Example:

Bundjalung : Mahny warah burah munduya. (from W)

English: 'Take the intestines out of the stomach.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Maliyu buradjahn munah nyangbu banmanyun. (from W)

English: 'He used to take his clothes off.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Yalany mala wanah burah. (from W)

English: 'Don't stick out your tongue.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Bagul mala burah gadji yehnbi ngay. (from W)

English: 'Pull off the bark so I can sit here.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Gahba ngali yulany burani maniya. (from W)

English: 'We skinned that kangaroo.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Burahga male. (from Ca)

English: 'Take that out (please).'

Example:

Bundjalung : Yagambe gudjihny buralehn. (from Ca)

English: 'The red paint was not taken off, removed.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Ngaywar balahn.gahny darigan buralehny. (from Ca)

English: 'I'll die and my bones will be stripped.'


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