clan chief from New Ireland.
1. sign, characteristic, scar, design, spot, tattoo, label, symbol
- putim mak to put one’s mark, to sign
- katim mak to cause scars for body decoration
- mak bilong lek animal tracks
- mekim mak to apply tattoos
- Em i mak bilong gutpela man.
That is characteristic of a good person.
2. goal posts for soccer
- sanapim mak, planim mak to set up goal posts
3. an assessment grade in school
4. place, position
- PNG i stap long mak we em stap nau.
PNG is in this position now.
- masta mak surveyor
- Gavman i mas painim moa maket.
The government has to find more markets.
- Man i go long maket bilong baim kaikai.
A man is going to the market to buy food.
- Yumi save baim kaikai long maket.
We buy our food at the market.
1. to mark something, to sketch
- makim diwai long katim to mark a tree for cutting
- makim fiva (mark fever) to take one’s temperature
2. to appoint, to allocate, to vote for, to select, to promise in marriage
- makim de (mark day) to set a day, to appoint a day
- makim kos (mark course) to set course for a ship
- makim man long wok (mark man (prep) work) to assign a man to a task
- makim nupela memba vote for a new member
3. to point at, to aim
- makim long pinga (mark (prep) finger) to point a finger, to point at
4. to imitate, to mock
- makim gutpela pasin lo imitate good habits
of various colours, spotted, tattoo
- Skin bilong dok i gat makmak.
The dogs fur is many coloured.
New Ireland memorial celebration and carving
- haus malagan house to store and display malagan carvings