kaikai

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Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Reduplication of kai ("food" in Polynesian languages)

Noun[edit]

kaikai

  1. food
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 1:11 (translation here):
      Bihain God i tok olsem, “Graun i mas kamapim ol kain kain diwai na gras na kaikai samting.”

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

kaikai intrans., transitive kaikaim

  1. eat
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 2:16 (translation here):
      Na God i tokim man olsem, “Yu ken kaikai pikinini bilong olgeta diwai bilong dispela gaden.

Usage notes[edit]

This is one of the only Tok Pisin verbs that may take a direct object but does not terminate in -im.

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