until, till. This word is much used with the verbal nouns in f, the weak syllable -ka dropping out, and the f changing to p, as ambarapandehako, from ambaraka and fandeha. Ambaratonga, a ladder, is also derived from the same. [Richardson 1885]
to till, to labour, to work. In the provinces it means to count. [Richardson 1885]
to till the soil; to work [Hallanger 1973]