khos

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khos means something like 'remove using water, sweep away'. Shaving also falls into this category, and there is no other word for it.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(24)
Bahalaŋa jammai kham khosatte.
bahala-ŋa
flood-ERG
jammai
all
kham
soil
khos-a-tt-e
sweep.away-PST-COMPL.TR-[3sA.3sP.]IND.PST
‘The flood swept away all the soil.’
(134)
Rameŋa udadi khosandoŋse pho.
rame-ŋa
Rame-ERG
u-dadi
3sPOSS-beard
khos-a-nd-o-ŋs-e
shave-3P-CHANGE-[3sA.]3[s]P-PRF-IND.PST
pho
REP
‘I heard Rame has shaved his beard.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SHAVE (a body part/person) Coding set Argument type
1 shaver (of body part) NP-erg & V.agt A
2 shaved body part NP-abs & V.obj P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
U
R n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
M y
C
M y
C
M y
C
M y
C
R y