English: dig, bury
Bundjalung: duwa-
Part of Speech: verb transitive
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Comment: duwaba- 'to dig faster'; bilang duwahny 'large bandicoot sp.' (she-oak dug up); possibly juwa- in one occurrence (Y:Sha:Culhm) ; duwahn listed as 'buried' (Ng:Sc:Mur); duwani 'buried' listed (Ny:Sc:Ballina).
Gold Coast Tweed: Ng:Sc:Cudgn toarem chuchendah buried; Ng:Curr:TwD:Bray toanee chockunda grave; Ng:Sc:Mur dwan burried (sic) ; Y:Sha:Culhm duwa; Y:Holm:Logn dua-, duani, duana (accidental); Y:Allen pr duwa, p duwun, pf duwian, f duwala v dig; Y:Watsn du'wa; du'wen; du'wian; du'w
Lower Richmond: Bj:Holm:Fergn duwa-, duwa, duwala, duwani; Bj:Sc:Coraki dwone buried; Bj:Sc:Coraki dowier burried [sic] ); Ny:Sc:Ballina3/1903 tooane buried;
South West: Wa:Crowl; We:Gordn; Cas:Smy du:w-a;
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt to dig;
Copmanhurst: Cop:Hargrv toowalla 'burried' (sic)
Example:

Bundjalung : Gahny dam ngadju duwanah malahyamah dugul-duguhla yunamah. (from Wa:Crow)

English: 'Put these yams that I dug up in the dilly-bag'

Example:

Bundjalung : Mala ngayal duwah malahgu baygalgu. (from Wa:Crow)

English: 'Dig up the ground for that man.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Duwah mahnyu julga ngayala. (from Wa:Crow)

English: 'Dig for some worms in the ground.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Ngadju munah darigan duwani ngayala. (from Wa:Crow)

English: 'I buried the bone in the ground.'

Example:

Bundjalung : duwalehla (from W)

English: 'digging'

Example:

Bundjalung : duwalihgubih (from G)

English: 'a spade.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Duwah gubung. (from Bj:Hol)

English: 'Dig a hole!'

Example:

Bundjalung : Duwani ngali nyulangi. (from Bj:Hol)

English: 'We buried him.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Duwahla ngali. (from Bj:Hol)

English: 'We are digging out (a tree).'


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