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mugu

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Dharuk

Alternative spellings

Noun

mugu

  1. hatchet

Quotations

  • 1793, Watkin Tench, A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson
    ‘Bulla mogo parrabugo’ (two hatchets to-morrow) I repeatedly cried; but having probably experienced our insincerity, he rejected the proposal with disdain.

References

  • Troy, Jakelin (1994). “The Sydney Language”, Macquarie Aboriginal Words. Sydney: Macquarie Library, 67.

Guugu Yimidhirr

Pronunciation

Etymology

From Proto-Paman *muku "bone", from Proto-Pama-Maric *muku, from Proto-Pama-Nyungan *muku.

Noun

mugu

  1. Back.
  2. Seed, shell.

Synonyms

References

  • Alpher, Barry. 2004. ‘Proto-Pama-Nyungan etyma’. Claire Bowern, Harold Koch (eds.) Australian Languages: Classification and the Comparative Method. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Haviland, John B. 1979. ‘Guugu Yimidhirr Sketch Grammar’. R. M. W. Dixon, B. Blake (eds.) Handbook of Australian Languages, Vol I.
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