Lexical words in Udihe

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Search: kewe. 2 total hits in 1 transcripts.
Ginseng hunting (2)
bi-ze ŋue-i=de, galakta-li-e-mi kewe-li-ge, kewe-je, kewe , ule-mi, ule-mi, omo nükte-we-ni b’a-i.
perhaps sleep-PRES.PTC=FOC seek-INCH-PST-1SG peck-INCH-PF peck-PRES.PTC peck dig-1SG dig-1SG one hear-ACC-3SG find.PF-1SG
perhaps спать-PRES.ПРИЧ=ФОК искать-ИНХ-ПРОШ-1ЕД peck-ИНХ-ПРФ peck-PRES.ПРИЧ peck dig-1ЕД dig-1ЕД один слышать-АКК-3ЕД найти.ПРФ-1ЕД
It was probably sleeping. I started searching and digging, but only found one very thin root. I started digging it out.
Спит, наверное, стала я искать, копала, копала, нашла только один тоненький корешок.
The exact meaning of the word "kewe-" is unclear. It can be a borrowing from the Russian ковырять/копать ‘to dig’.