banis

Derived from ‘bandage’

1. fence, wall

  • banis bilong wara dam
  • banis bilong gaden garden fence
  • banis bilong haus the wall of a house
  • Sampela dok i go ausait long banis.
    Some dogs go outside the fence.

2. bandage for a sore

  • Banis i lus pinis.
    The bandage came loose; the bandage is lost.
  • Putim banis long sua.
    Put a bandage on a cut.

3. ribs

  • banis bilong sait i pen a pain in the ribs

4. banis bilong susu bra, brassiere

banisim

1. to fence something in

  • Ol manmeri i hatwok long banisim gaden.
    The people work hard to fence the garden.
  • banisim haus (bandage house) to put up the walls of a house
  • banisim pis (bandage fish) to trap fish with a net
  • banisim sua (bandage sore) to bandage a sore

2. to ward off

  • Yumi mas banisim sik.
    We must ward off disease.