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Jinnang-anjo, a.—English boots or shoes.

Jinnara, s.—Feet; roots of trees; Burnojinnara, stump of a tree including the roots.

Jinnardo, s.—The ankle; sometimes the heel.

Jinni, s.—The brown-tree creeper.

Jipjip, s.—The itch. See Gumburgumbur.

Jiri, s.—Estrilda. Spotted finch.

Jirjil-ya, s.—Stipiturus Malachurus. The Emu wren, a very small bird, having a long tail with feathers like those of the Emu.

Jit—(K.G.S.) A hole.

Jitalbarra, s.—A chap in the skin; a crack in the bark of a tree.

Jitetgoran, s.—A root eaten by the natives.

Jitip, s.—Sparks; as Kalla Jitip, sparks of fire.

Jitta, s.—The bulbous root of an orchis, eaten by the natives, about the size of a hazel-nut.

Jitti-ngăt, s.—Seisura volitans. Glossy fly-catcher.

Jorang, s.—A small sort of lizard.

Jow-yn, s.—Short hair on the body; fur of animals.

Julăgoling, s.—Name of the planet Venus. She is described as a very pretty young woman, powerful in witchcraft. A singular, if fortuitous, coincidence with her classical character.

Julwidilăng, s.—Zosterops dorsalis. Grape-eater, or white-eye.

Juwul, s.—(K.G.S)—The short stick which they throw at animals.


K

Observe—The sounds of K and G are in so many instances used indiscriminately or interchangeably, that it is difficult to distinguish frequently which sound predominates. The predominant sound varies in different districts; as Katta, Gatta, &c. See the Preface.

Ka, ad.—Or.

Kaa, ad.—(K.G.S.)—Enough.

Kaabo, s.—A battue of kangaroo. A word denoting that a number of people are going together to hunt kangaroo; as Ngalata watto Kaabo, we three go away to hunt kangaroo. A number of persons form a wide circle, which they gradually contract, till they completely enclose and hem in their game, when they attack it with their spears. But a single hunter creeps upon his game, concealing himself with a branch which he carries for the purpose, till he comes within a short spear-throw.

Kabarda, s.—A species of snake, cream-coloured with dark spots. It is considered deadly, and is much dreaded by the natives; but although several dogs have died suddenly from the bite of a snake, no white person has hitherto suffered more than a slight inconvenience from temporary pain and swelling of the limb affected. Subsequently I saw a boy who died in a few hours after he was bitten.

Kăbbar, a.—Bleak; exposed.