holim

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Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Believed to be from English hold +‎ -im.

Verb[edit]

holim trans.

  1. stop
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:3 (translation here):
      Tasol wanpela diwai i sanap namel tru, em God i tambuim mitupela long kaikai pikinini bilong en. God i bin tokim mitupela olsem, ‘Yutupela i no ken kaikai pikinini bilong dispela diwai, na tu yutupela i no ken holim, nogut yutupela i dai.’ ”


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