Meaning of paláwir



(not without l) n. female genitalia. paN- v. 1. adorn with flowers; 2. make oneself up pretty, dress to kill (humorous). 3. for a young girl to do something appropriate to grown-ups. Ngánung nangmik-ap ka? Namaláwir ka na ba? Why are you putting make-up on? You want to act like a grown-up? 4. gather fallen coconuts, esp. from plantations not one’s own (humorous—word play on pamúlak ‘gather fallen coconuts’ which looks as though the root is búlak ‘flower’ [whereas actually the root is púlak]).