yiili

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Gamilaraay[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈjiːli/, [ˈjiːli], [ˈiːli]

Verb[edit]

yiili

  1. to bite
    • 1903, R. H. Mathews, Languages of the Kamilaroi and Other Aboriginal Tribes of New South Wales, in The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, volume 33:
      Bite .... .... hila

Etymology 2[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

yiili

  1. angry
    • 1856, William Ridley, gurre kamilaroi, or Kamilaroi Sayings
      baiame yili ginyi
      God angry became

References[edit]

  • Peter Austin, A Reference Dictionary of Gamilaraay, northern New South Wales (1993)