kugi=A=O A touch, rub O
gada-kugi=A=O A wash O (with water)
kugi-kugi=S S manually stimulate

Kugi appears to be derived from an older form of the word kuwu ‘hand’ and some unknown particle.

Gada-kugi incorporates the noun gada ‘water’ as an instrument or manner adverb. Other nouns can be incorporated in the same way.

Reduplicated kugi-kugi is one of the verbs used to describe sexual activity, but is not used in polite company.


[#89] Gada kugidananu piŋi ŋehele xotoxotope.

[#26] Mede kugi kennitodama, data deye seppetodanu.