Entries from McEwen 1970 in Pollex-Online

McEwen, J. M. (1970). Niue Dictionary. Wellington, Department of Maori and Island Affairs.

Language Item Description
Niue A Personal article
Niue -Aa- Like, as, after the manner of
Niue Afaa Storm, hurricane, gale
Niue Afo Cord, line, string, fishing line
Niue Afu, a/afu, afu/afu Hot, oppressive, sultry, airless
Niue Angi Gentle breeze; to blow gently (of the wind)
Niue A(h)otea Broad daylight Problematic
Niue Aitu Ghost, supernatural being. Devil (Sph).
Niue Aka Creeper, Kudzu Bean (Pueraria thunbergiana)
Niue Akelisi Locust (Bib.)
Niue Aki Instrumental (with)
Niue Aku To shovel up (as gravel, rubbish, etc.), dig up. Scoop; scurry (Sph).
Niue Alai-a Obstruct, stop up, block
Niue Alofa Love n Borrowed
Niue Fak(a)alofa Love, pity, compassion; to love, pity, have mercy, bless. Greetings; handshake (in greeting); present, gift (Sph). Phonologically Irregular
Niue Anoiha, noiha Day after tomorrow
Niue Ao/ao Pick up rubbish, sweep up with hands
Niue Aoga Useful, worthy, suitable
Niue Apa/apa Make obeisance, show respect
Niue Api To dwell, camp, lodge
Niue Apiapi Narrow, confined. Crowded (Sph).
Niue Ahi/ahi Visit frequently
Niue Ma/ata/ata Dawn; light dimly visible from a distance
Niue Ataa Wide, spacious, at leisure, free
Niue Faka/ati Peep into, look at. To check on someone or something (Sph).
Niue Atiu A vine (Cucumis anguria), bur gherkin (introduced) the striped variety
Niue Au/a Arrive opportunely, to happen upon
Niue Aukava To poison fish
Niue Avanga Irregular liaison (from Samoan). Sexual connection (Tgr). Borrowed
Niue E By (agent) only before pronouns and proper names
Niue Eti To bite off (as rind of sugarcane, etc)
Niue Faa Stalk
Niue Faafaa Look out for someone, reconnoitre. Find out, check (Sph). Uncertain Semantic Connection
Niue Fafali Clear away, wipe off, wash out
Niue Fafo Outside
Niue Fanga A trap for crayfish; a sheath
Niue Fai- Prefixed to a verbal form produces noun denoting performer . Problematic
Niue Fai Possess
Niue Faai Extract; to open (as one's legs) . To open (as the eye with a finger)
Niue Faitoo Rub, massage a sick person, to give medical attention to
Niue Fakaeteete Walk with dignity, walk evenly or smoothly. To come uninvited, to bludge, to gatecrash (refers to someone not welcome due to a bad reputation) (Sph). Uncertain Semantic Connection
Niue Faka-foha A boil, abscess
Niue Fakakau/kau To obtain by keeping alert; be alert in doing something; try hard, exert oneself
Niue Fakakono Distressing
Niue Fakalava Across; to cross, as a beam
Niue Fakamatala To preach, make known, make a speech
Niue Fakapapa Stack neatly in layers (as banana leaves)
Niue Fakaata To look at one's reflection
Niue Fakaata Reflector, mirror
Niue Faala Catch lice, look carefully, search minutely