Entries from Churchward 1959 in Pollex-Online

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

Language Item Description
Tongan Vaasua Tridacna clam sp. Phonologically Irregular
Tongan Fata Rack for storage of food, etc
Tongan Fatafata Chest
Tongan Faatai To sit in a certain way, somewhat like faaite
Tongan Fatai A parasite creeper (Cassytha filiformis)
Tongan Fasi To break internally, become fractured (limb, etc.)...not actually severed; to break (of wave)
Tongan Fasi Part of ceremonial kava ring where it curves towards the bowl
Tongan Fasi/’a Bend of
Tongan Fasi Tune, melody
Tongan Fatu Begin making a mat
Tongan Fatu Compose a song
Tongan Fatu(fatu) Fold
Tongan Fatu/kala Type of stone
Tongan Fatu Gizzard
Tongan Fatu Thick, viscous, curdled
Tongan Fatunga Beam to which rafters are tied
Tongan Fatunga Edge of mat where weaving begins
Tongan Fatukala Kind of stone (solid, not porous)
Tongan Fatulisi Awesome, terrifying (of sky with thunder and lightning) Phonologically Irregular
Tongan Faʔu Tie
Tongan Faʔu Headband, turban
Tongan Fau ʔingo A Hibiscus variety
Tongan Feooʔaki Go in opposite directions (of two or more)
Tongan Fee Where?
Tongan Feʔao Company for, to be/look after each other, look after
Tongan Feʔauaki Commit fornication
Tongan Feefee In what way?, of what sort?, how?
Tongan Fefeka Hard, tough, stiff, taut, tight
Tongan Fekai Savage, ferocious
Tongan Fekau Send, message, order, serve as messenger
Tongan Feke Octopus
Tongan Fekiiʔi Squeak Problematic
Tongan Fekeʔikeʔi, fekikihiaki, fakafekiki To quarrel
Tongan Fekite/ʔaki Appear to or be in sight of one another; see or come across one another from time to time
Tongan Fela/ʔi Open wide or wider
Tongan Felaaveʔi To be in contact with one another
Tongan Felo/felo Yellowish
Tongan Fena (Of yams) over-mature and beginning to shoot
Tongan Fonua The people of the land
Tongan Mea fana-fonua Cannon
Tongan Fenumi/ʔaki To tuck so as to overlap; conceal, keep secret
Tongan Feo Coral
Tongan Fehiʔi Burst out, as toothpaste from a tube
Tongan Fehikitaki (Ex)change places
Tongan Fete Be a lump
Tongan Fete/fete Lumpy
Tongan Fetookaki Be irregular, sometimes good & sometimes bad etc
Tongan Fetuʔu Star
Tongan Fetuʔu ʔaho Morning star
Tongan Feʔunu Strips of pandanus leaf ready for weaving