Nyeman


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Nyeman

(Russian ˈnjɛmən)
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(Placename) a variant spelling of Neman
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a leak in a boat; muan tua ata' nei men pesit haruk anih there is a leak in the boat." Muan is synonymous with nyeman 'to take by surprise, to startle' and also occurs in expressions, such as matei nyeman 'sudden death.' The antonym of muan is mawa', which Southwell defines as "diminishing or vanishing without apparent reason; luman kam pah tei mawa' lahuh your crops diminished, disappear with no apparent reason." As is true for muan, mawa' refers to a 'sudden' event, not a 'gradual' process.