Entries from Churchward 1959 in Pollex-Online

Churchward, C. M. (1959). Tongan Dictionary. London, Oxford University Press.

Language Item Description
Tongan Fai Stingray, skate
Tongan Fai Make, do
Tongan Fai To have sexual intercourse with each other
Tongan Fai- Prefixed to certain verbs produces noun denoting performer
Tongan Fai To deal with in a hostile sense; to have it out with, to fight it out
Tongan Faʔai To stretch open, open too widely, as a door
Tongan Fai Perform (speech, song, dance, etc.) Problematic
Tongan Faingataʔa Difficult to do, difficult
Tongan Faikakai Native puddings of various kinds
Tongan Fai manu Ray sp
Tongan Feitama To be pregnant
Tongan Faitau To get leaves for a native oven
Tongan Faaite Sit with legs bent but not crossed, as women do
Tongan Faitoʔo Treat by medical means
Tongan Faʔitoka Cemetery, graveyard, grave (i.e. grave top)
Tongan Faiva Work, feat requiring skill, craft, performance, entertainment
Tongan Faka- Causative
Tongan Faka- Prefix denoting likeness
Tongan Fakaʔeteʔete Walk on tiptoe, and hence, go hunting
Tongan Faka/fana/ Heat up pre-cooked food
Tongan Fakafetaʔi To be thankful, express thanks
Tongan Fakafisi To resign (from), dissent from, refuse to ratify, decline, refuse (to)
Tongan Vakafoha Boil or abscess appearing anywhere between waist and knee Phonologically Irregular
Tongan Fakaʔafu Put wood and stones into a native oven and light up
Tongan Fakaʔafu-mate Fifth month of the old calendar
Tongan Fakaiku Conclude, end up, finish off; affix a tail (or an end) to
Tongan Fengaiʔitaki ʔa e nifo Gnashing of teeth Problematic
Tongan Fakakau/kau Think, ponder, consider; intend or have in mind to do something
Tongan Fakakonokono Derivative of kokono have a grouch, harbour a grievance
Tongan Fakakuhukuhuu Sniff or screw the nose up at, sneer Problematic
Tongan Fakalaqaa To sun, to put out in the sun, or to expose to the light and heat of the sun; to bring a drought upon, cause to be drought-stricken
Tongan Fakalanu Neutralize, counteract (a spell) by countermagic
Tongan Fakalava Place across, transverse
Tongan Fakaʔali To show, especially something new
Tongan Fakalongo To be silent, not to speak or make a noise
Tongan Fakaongo Defer to, accept authority, be subject or submissive; report, carry, convey (news or orders); keep one’s ears open for; sound (as doctor listening to chest)
Tongan Fakalotolotoua Causing or tendency to cause uncertainty
Tongan Fakamatala Explain, describe, report on; explanation, description, report
Tongan Fakamatuʔu To cause to cease flowing, to stop the flow of, to stanch (blood)
Tongan Fakamaʔu Make firm; do up, fix, fasten; tighten; engaged to be married
Tongan Fakamaveu(veu) To throw into disorder or confusion; to cause disturbance or disorder
Tongan Fakamele Say bad things about, cast aspersions on; cause to be defective, mar, spoil, injure
Tongan Fakaʔopo/ʔopo Fit three or more things closely and evenly together
Tongan Fakapeʔe To cause or allow (breadfruit) to become over-ripe
Tongan Fakapelepele To pet, to make a pet of, treat with indulgence or favouritism; treat (a thing) with special care
Tongan Fakahee(ʔi) Cause to stray or wander; banish, expel, exile
Tongan Fakaheheke To slide along (deliberately), to skate or ski
Tongan Fakataha Come together, meet or gather together, assemble; together, unitedly; meeting, assembly
Tongan Fakatau/tehina Like a brother or sister Problematic
Tongan Faka(to)tofu Give more or less similar shares to everyone (obj. people)