bathal (adjective) deep (water)
The word is used about water (buurraay), and bathaalbi on its own can mean “deep water”. “Deep sea” can be called buurraay thalun.
bathal in sentences
deep: Walaa! Nhayun buurraay bathal buthun-gu! “Look out” The water is really deep.
deep water: Yiyi biwuur gathala, yilnggurr yitharra, bathaalbi thambarra. “Tie this hook on, put on a prawn and then throw it into the deep water.
(Zap buurraay nyinda for information about buurraay.)