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Durgul, a.—Straight; in a straight line.

Durrungur—(K. G. S.) To put in a bag.

Dwoy-a, s.—Dried leaves.

Dy-er, s—The skin of a wild dog's tail with the fur on, worn by the aborigines usually across the upper part of the forehead as an ornament.

D-yinda, s.—A species of opossum. Portions of the fur of this animal are worn by the aborigines among the hair as an ornament.

D-yuar, s.—The name applied to the mode of burial of the lowland tribes. They dig the grave east and west; the body is placed on its back, the head to the east, the face turned on one side, so as to look to the mid-day sun; the earth being thrown out in two heaps, the one at the head, the other at the foot. (For the mountain manner of burial, see Gotyt.) These two different modes of burial rigidly adhered to by a people who are now so rude, would point to either a descent from two different stocks originally, or the existence at some remote period of a very different state of society from that in which they are now found.

D-yular, s.—Cuculus; little cuckoo.

D-yulgyt—The name of the native dance among the eastern men.

D-yuna, s.—A short club used by the aborigines in their wars and contests.

D-yundo, s.—Kernel of the Zamia nut.

D-yunong, a.—Rounded in shape; convex; opposite to Yam pel.

D-yurangitch, s.—(K. G. S.) Left arm.

D-yuro, s.—Left arm.

D-yuwo—An exclamation of dissent; oh! no; not so.


E, as in there, whether at the beginning, middle, or end of a word. See Preface.

Ech-enna, v.—Pres. part., Echenin; past tense, Echenăgă. To happen; to befal—as Dtonga gori yan echennăgă, what can have befallen, or happened to my ears lately; when a man wishes to express that he does not take in or comprehend at all what you are telling him.

Edabungur—(K. G. S.) To make a noise like thunder.

En-găllăng, v.—Pres. part., Engăllăngwin; past tens, Engăllăngăgă. To surround.

Ennow, v.—Pres. part, Ennowin; past tense, Ennaga. To walk; to move.

Enung—(Vasse.) Whose, or of whom.

Epal—(K. G. S.) A little while ago.

Errudo—Nyroca australis, Eyton; white-winged duck.


Observe. The sounds of G and K are in so many instances used indiscriminately, or interchangeably, that it is frequently difficult to ascertain which sound predominates. The predominant sound varies in different districts. G is always sounded hard.

Gabbar, a.—Wide.