blai, n.house; household; family; members of family; enclosure; container.
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blidn.poss.1piour (inclusive) house, household, etc.
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babelblain.(a wealthy person's) house.
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blil a berasexpr.sack/container for rice.
blil a cheluchexpr.any container for gasoline, cooking oil, etc..
blil a dangsexpr.dance hall.
blil a ngalexpr.termites' nest.
blil a ngikelexpr.aquarium.
chad er a blaiexpr.members of the family.
See also:
Examples:
> Droteo was living away from Toki's house.
> That family is well-known to have resources in betel nut.
> My father is building our new house.
> all the males in his household
> There are eight people in my family.
Proverbs:
> You're like a floating log without a resting place.
You have no fixed abode.
> You're getting involved with someone too closely related.
Possibly derived from an incident in which a coconut syrup maker was incestuously involved with his wife's sister.
> Like the uul [Cettria cantans?] with its house open, calling for rain.
The uul may be heard to call out usually just before it rains; some say that it is calling for rain. This seems foolish, since the bird constructs its house with an opening at the top that will let rain in. A person who makes a decision or starts some action without adequate preparation is likened to the uul.
More Examples:
> The baby had a serious recognition comparison by the ladies of the house.
> My roof is leaking.
> That Ulang has really been behaving shamefully.
> The boy is hiding in his house because the police are looking for him.
> They're from stupid family from eons ago.

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