Tuvalu entries in Pollex-Online

Protoform Item Description Source
XW.LOTE L/lote Noisy Uncertain Semantic Connection (Jsn)
PN.NUNU Nunu To scrape the fruit of the vaatia [arrowroot] (Jsn)
XW.NUTI Nuti/nuti Prepare a banana leaf for wreath-making by rubbing between hands until soft; rub and squeeze clothes under water (Rby)
XW.NUTI N/nuti To squeeze, as in washing clothes by hand (Jsn)
XW.NUTI Nuti momomo To break into small pieces, smash up, squeeze into small fragments (Jsn)
XW.PAGO.2 Pago/taa Prisoner, captive (Jsn)
PN.POGA.1 Pago Plant sp., a rush (Cyperus odoratus) Phonologically Irregular (Rby)
PN.PIKO.C Piko Corrupt, unfair (Jsn)
MP.PISI.1 Pisi Splash; (of rain) spray (Jsn)
PN.POLO.2 Polo Limit or line. Boundary of games area (Rby). (Jsn)
PN.TAU.11 Tau Pick or harvest [ex. flowers]. Pluck (of fruit or flowers) (Rby). (Jsn)
PN.TA-QIA Taia To hit, beat (Jsn)
PN.TURI-QI-WAQE Tuli vae Knee (Rby)
XW.WANU Vanu Valley, canyon (Jsn)
PN.FE-QILO-AKI Feiloai To meet, welcome Borrowed (Jsn)
NP.TEQE-AGA Leaga Bad, wicked Borrowed (Jsn)
NO.LUE.2 Lue To wiggle hips, to sway in dancing (Jsn)
PN.QARO-FI-LIMA Alofi lima Palm (Rby)
PN.SOLA Hola Flee, escape (Rby)
MP.PUSI.1 P/pusi To smoke; to breathe out, exhale (Jsn)
PN.MAALIE.B Malie Gentle, calm, quiet (Rby)
PN.MAALIE.A Malie Pleasant. To be satisfied (Jsn). (Rby)
PN.MALIE Malie To be sweet (of drinks) (Jsn)
SO.TUKA (Mata) ttuka Blunt, dull (Jsn)
PN.GAFULU.* Gafulu Ten (Rby)
XW.LEVA Leva (of time) Long duration, long ago, ancient. Long (of time) (Rby). (Jsn)
PN.KELE-A Kelekelea Soiled, dirty (Rby)
PN.KELE-A Kelekelea/a To be dirty, covered in soil, sand, dirt Phonologically Irregular (Jsn)
PN.MASA-IA Masaia To be shallow, stranded by low tide (Jsn)
XW.VILI.2 Vili Dice; lot for deciding something (Jsn)
PN.TUQU-KEHE Tu ʔkese To stand out as different Phonologically Irregular (Jsn)
PN.HUI-TUQA Ivi tuahivi Spine Problematic (Rby)
PN.HUI-TUQA Ivitua Backbone (Jsn)
PN.MAQU-A Maua Get, find, have, possess (Rby)
PN.TO-TOLO Totolo [in Eng-Tuv] Creep (of insect) (Rby)
PN.TO-TOLO Ttolo To crawl (Jsn)
PN.WAI-A Vaia To be watery, to have an excess of water (Jsn)
SO.AAVA Aava Polite, respectful ; honour, respect (Rby)
PN.FIA-MOHE Fiamoe To be sleepy, drowsy, tired (Jsn)
PN.MATE.1E Tai mate Smooth low tide (Rby)
NP.MAA.7 Maa Fish sp. (Rby)
PN.FAKA-AGI Fakaagi To make something blow; to put out in the wind (Jsn)
PN.FAKA-AGI Fakaagiagi To get some breeze, to cool off (Jsn)
NP.KAI-GA.A K/kaiga Feast, meal (Jsn)
XW.KELO.3 Kelo Albino (Jsn)
XW.KELO.3 K/kelo (of hair) Blond, fair, brown (any hair colour other than black) (Jsn)
XO.KOKO.4 Koko Dented, concave; a pool or pond (Rby)
PN.MA-RAMA.C Faka/maalama/lama Explain, translate (Rby)
PN.OMA.1 Oma To clear by jumping; to overflow (of water) (Jsn)
PN.OFO.B Ofo Spring up in surprise (Rby)

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