Entries from Martin 1827 in Pollex-Online

Martin, J. (1827). An account of the natives of the Tonga Islands in the South Pacific Ocean, with an original grammar and vocabulary of their language, compiled and arranged from the extensive communications of Mr.William Mariner, several years reside in those islands. Edinburgh, Constable and Co.

Language Item Description
Tongan Loto. Gi-loto. The middle, the centre, that which is inclosed. In the middle, amidst, halfway, inside, in
Tongan Mooa. Gi-mooa. First, preceding; the capital town of an island; a rank in socity. In front, first in rank or place, forwards, before.
Tongan Mooi. Gi-mooi. He-mooi. After, following; ago, in time past. Behind, or last in rank or place, backwards. Hereafter.
Tongan Oota. Gi-oota. Land or shore. On shore, inland.
Tongan Gi tooa. Gi-tooa. Outside, out, without. Behind, at the back of.
Tongan Tow-mooli. Gi-tów-mooli. The stern of a vessel. Abaft, astern.
Tongan Gië A kind of wearing mat, used chiefly in canoes, as they are not liable to be spoiled by sea-water...
Tongan Gigi Any food used to relish some other food, as yams with pork, or the contrary
Tongan Gihi A very little person, a dwarf
Tongan Hema. Gi/hema, The left. To the left hand, on the left hand or side
Tongan Gili Bark of a tree; paring; skin, husk, or hull; hide or skin of an animal (living or dead), leather
Tongan Gili. Gili/chi A file, a saw. To file, filings.
Tongan Giloo One hundred thousand
Tongan Matów. Gi-matów. Right, in contradistinction to left. To the right hand.
Tongan Gimóooa. (Ma)móooa. Both, the dual number to the pronoun mo
Tongan Gimówoóa We two, both of us, our (the dual number of mow, used only when the person spoken to is not included)
Tongan Gimówtóloo Us, our (used only when the person spoken to is not included, and when three or more are meant)
Tongan Ginówoóa. Nowooa. They, them, their (when only two are signified), both of them. The dual number of the pronoun, they...
Tongan Ginówtóloo They, them, their (when three or more are signified)
Tongan Gioo A crane (a bird)
Tongan Gita The pronoun, I (used to answer to a question, or after a verb)
Tongan Gita Tetanus, trismus; spasms, convulsions
Tongan Gite To view at a distance, as the land when at distance; to appear, to view, in sight
Tongan Gnaco Blubber, fat, grease
Tongan Teców. Gna/ców. A score. The plural of tecow, a score, used only in counting out yams and fish
Tongan Gnafa A fathom, the measure of the extended arms
Tongan Gnafi-gnafi A mat
Tongan Gnahi To make, to fashion, to repair
Tongan Gnaholo Fleetness, swiftness, fast sailing
Tongan Gnahów A war arrow
Tongan Gnale Suitable, consistent with one's station, character, &c.
Tongan Gnalo To disappear, to forget, to lose, to leave behind
Tongan Gnaloo A billow, surf, surge
Tongan Gnano Red-faced, flushed, sunburnt, blowzy
Tongan Gnaoóë Motion
Tongan Gnatá Difficult
Tongan Gnatoo The substance used for clothing, prepared from the bark of the Chinese paper mulberry tree, and imprinted
Tongan Tapa The substance used for clothing...before it is imprinted
Tongan Te/áoo, të/áoo. Gne/áoo. A hundred. Hundreds.
Tongan Gnedji. Gnedji nima. Hull, husk, pod, a shell. The nails of the hand.
Tongan Gnele A baboon, monkey
Tongan Gnignila Bright, polished, brilliant
Tongan Gnofooa Easy, easily; plainly evident; unprohibited, not forbidden, not tabooed, lawful, allowable
Tongan Gnogno A seagull
Tongan Gnóooe To till the land, agricultural work
Tongan Gnootoo Mouth of any animal; beak of a bird
Tongan Gnow To chew sugar-cane
Tongan Gooa The sign of the present tense
Tongan Gooi Blind; blindness
Tongan Gooli A dog