chedil, n.mother (used as term of address).
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delal a blaiexpr.very large house.
delal a chelebuulexpr.disaster; calamity.
delal a delakexpr.my maternal grandmother.
delal a diallexpr.tremendous ship.
delal a karexpr.syn. ongael.
See also: , , , ,
Examples:
> My mother and I are going to Koror.
> Oskar got angry with his mother.
> My mother is in the kitchen.
> She really cares for her mother.
> My mother and brothers are those who hear the word of God and obey it.
Proverbs:
> The taro field is the mother of our life
Not only is taro an important staple in the Palauan diet, but a serving of taro is essential at any feast and taro is the essential food in a food-money exchange. Its importance is recognized in this idiom.
> Stinking of fish
Used of the people of Ngerechelong (northern Palau) who specialize in trap fishing. Trap fish are said to be especially oily and smelly.
> He ate his mother.
To marry or have intercourse with the wife of one's brother. There is a potential reciprocation in which money may go from an elder brother in return for food and service from a younger brother. Once established, particularly where the younger couple have children, a cycle of this type may continue after the younger husband has died. Marrying the wife of a deceased younger brother, then, will interrupt such a cycle. Similarly, sexual relations with this woman may jeopardize the cycle.
More Examples:
> My mom tried to teach me how to weave hats from pandanus leaves.
> My mother and father love me.
> Our uncle received the money for my mom's funeral.
> My mom visited me in my dreams last night.
> My mom gave him a piece of Palauan money for his wallet.

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