English: hit, strike, kill, kill by fighting, beat, destroy
Bundjalung: bum-, buma-, bumga-, bumbi-
Part of Speech: verb transitive
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Comment: irreg.; vt kill, flog, thrash, bash; Wa: to hit with the hand, of something held in the hand, kill, punch, affect (of weather); fight, kill by fighting, kill, hit, beat, destroy, irreg.; bumali-/bumili- 'fight (together)', buma-, bumbe- 'fight, kill'; bumi 'a very severe hit' (from buma-) (Y:Hanln). Gn list shows bami-, q.v.; imp. bumah, imm bumgahyn, prog bumile, complete bumani; hit bumgahnye; cf. Kattang bungga-; Holmer also lists bungga-.
Gold Coast Tweed: Y:Allen pr buma, p bumani, pf bumian, f bumgala kill; Y:Watsn buma, bum'a; bum'an
Lower Richmond: Bj:Sha:Turnbl buma; Bj:TMcD:Morgn buma hit, bumala/bumalela hitting, bumgala fighting; Bj:Holm:Fergn buma-, term. bumani, r.-r. term bumilin Turnbl, progr. bumilila, imm. bumgany; Bj:Holm:Fergn bumga- , imm. bumgany; Bj:Holm bungga- to hit;
South West: Cas:Smy bum-a, bumil
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt

Bundjalung : Nyang nyulamanggu wulimani bumilehnini? (from Ca)

English: 'Have they found the murderer?'


Bundjalung : Maleyu bumani baygalni. (from Ca)

English: 'He killed the man.'


Bundjalung : Ngadju nyulagay bilahrmani bumbih nyulayu ngadjah mahni. (from Ca)

English: 'I made him a spear so he would kill a kangaroo for me.'


Bundjalung : Wanah nganyi bumah wahlu. (from G)

English: 'Don't kill me!'


Bundjalung : Bumahny ngayu wanyi marandanggu. (from M:Li)

English: 'I will beat you with a club.'


Bundjalung : bumgala (from Y:Hol)

English: 'hitting' = bayila


Bundjalung : Bumilehla ngagam. (from Y:Sha:Culh)

English: 'Dogs are fighting.'


Bundjalung : Ngayu bumgahla ngubu. (from Td:Bra)

English: 'I will kill him tomorrow.'


Bundjalung : Gala baygalu bumani gurumani ngubu warbu. (from B)

English: 'The man killed a kangaroo yesterday.'


Bundjalung : Galahyu wulbani nganyi bumani. (from B)

English: 'He hit me.'


Bundjalung : Bumah galahni. (from B)

English: 'Hit him!'

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