Tokelau entries in Pollex-Online

Protoform Item Description Source
PN.TUULOU Tulou An archaic expression of great reverence addressed addressed to the traditional stone god; expression to show respect and courtesy before addressing a formal gathering; expression of deference used when one has to do something that is contrary to tradition or good manners, such as walking in front of someone (Sma)
OC.TUPA Tupa The large beach-crab (Cardisoma sp.) (Sma)
OC.TUPUNA Tupuna Grandparent (Sma)
OC.TUSA Tuha Be the same, equal; be about, roughly about; according to, in accordance with (Sma)
AN.TUSU.A Tuhi Indicate with one's finger, point (Sma)
OC.TUSI Tuhi Write, scribble; register, enter in a book; draw, paint, sketch (Sma)
NP.QUFA.2 Ufa Buttock(s) (impolite) (Sma)
PN.QUFI.3 Ufi/ufi Put on (lid, cap, etc.), cover; conceal, cover up, defend (of conduct, behaviour) (Sma)
AN.QUGA Uga Hermit-crabs (Coenobita spp.) in general (Sma)
AN.QUGA Uga/uga Coconut crab (Birgus sp.) (Sma)
PN.QUGA-KOA Ugakoa Variety of sharp prickly coral found on the upper surface of the reef, pinkish in colour (Sma)
XW.UKA-MEA Ukamea Metal (steel or iron) (Sma)
MP.QULI.1 Uli(uli) Steer (a canoe or boat) (Sma)
CP.QULU-QULU Uluulu Part of reef just inland of the channels (Sma)
PN.QULU-MATUQA Ulumatua Eldest child (Sma)
PN.QULU-TUKI Ulutuki A giant grouper which can grow up to three metres long (Sma)
OC.UMA.A Uma The front part or breast of a bird (Sma)
PN.QUME-LEI Umelei Smooth-headed Unicornfish (Naso lituratus) (Sma)
CP.QUMITI Umiti Crave for a particular food, particularly fish (Sma)
AN.QUNAFI Unafi Scale (n,v) (Sma)
PN.QUNOKO Unoko Bruise; be bruised (Sma)
FU.UNU.2 Unu Line or row of dancers (Sma)
MP.USO.1A Uho Pith (of trees) (Sma)
OC.USU.1 Uhu (of a man) Pay one's court, woo, solicit in love; start (a fight or quarrel) (Sma)
OC.UTO Uto Floats (of a fish net) (Sma)
OC.QUTO Uto Germinating coconut; young sprout of, or spongy growth inside, germinating coconut (Sma)
PN.WAI-MUQA Vainoa The ninth month of the Tokelau traditional year, from mid-August to mid-September... Phonologically Irregular (Sma)
PN.WAI-PUNA Vaipuna Spring, water-source (Sma)
PN.WAI-TAFE Vaitafe River, stream (Sma)
PN.WAI-WAI Vaivai Soft, tender (Sma)
FJ.WAKA-WAKA Vakavaka Rib-cage, skeleton (of a bird, without wings and legs) (Sma)
PN.WALA.2 Vala (of a road or path) Branch off; be different, be separate (Sma)
MP.WAO.A Vao Weed (including patch of land covered with grass); forest, bush, wilderness (Sma)
NP.WATA Vata/vata Full of holes, porous, soft and light (Sma)
XW.VAVAE.* Vavae Kapok tree (Ceiba sp.)...; cotton wool; wick, mantle, fuse (Sma)
NP.WAWAO Vavao Restrain, stop someone from doing something; curfew, time when people are restricted from walking about the village... (Sma)
OC.WELI.1 Veli A small greyish species of sea cucumber (Holothuria sp.) (Sma)
PN.WETE.2 Vete Goatfish (Mulloidichthys samoensis) (Sma)
PN.QAU-HULU Auhulu/hulu Do something diligently, work very hard; flee, run for one's life (Sma)
PN.TINO.C Tino Structure; shape, appearance (Sma)
PN.TINO.C Tino mai To be fulfilled, come true, take shape (Smd)
PN.LAKU.3 Laku/oofaga (of birds) Build a nest (Sma)
OC.FOA.A Foa Make, carve or shape something out of rock, coral, etc. Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sma)
EP.KAA-FUI.* Kaafui/fui Gather around someone or something Problematic (Sma)
PN.MIO.1A Mi/mio Twist, wring, bend (Sma)
PN.MIO.1A Ma/mio Warped, bent, askew; sprained, twisted (Sma)
PN.TAMA.1B Tama/aki Very small, tiny, wee; barely (precedes noun or verb) (Sma)
PN.PUUPUU.3 Puupuu Whole coconut shell (with or without husk);...for use as purse or ornament (Sma)
PN.PUUPUU.4 Puupuu Bundle of pandanus leaves (used for thatching) (Sma)
EC.FAKA-SANI Kaahani Tie (coconuts) in pairs (Sma)

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