winim

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Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English win +‎ -im.

Verb[edit]

winim trans.

  1. to beat
  2. to exceed
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:1 (translation here):
      God, Bikpela i bin wokim olgeta animal, tasol i no gat wanpela bilong ol inap winim snek long tok gris. Na snek i askim meri olsem, “Ating God i tambuim yutupela long kaikai pikinini bilong olgeta diwai bilong gaden, a?”

Etymology 2[edit]

From English wind +‎ -im.

Verb[edit]

winim

  1. to blow
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 2:7 (translation here):
      Bihain God, Bikpela i kisim graun na em i wokim man long en. Na em i winim win bilong laip i go insait long nus bilong man, na man i kisim laip.
  2. to play a wind instrument; to wind
Related terms[edit]
  • win (wind)


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