Entries from McEwen 1970 in Pollex-Online

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

Language Item Description
Niue Kili Saw, file; to saw. To rub against (Sph).
Niue Kihi Stunted
Niue Kitu Intensifier to "long" Problematic
Niue Kitikiti-vai. Kitekitevai (Lws,Tgr). Dragonfly
Niue Kivi Tapering, diminishing in size; gradually disappearing in the distance
Niue Faka/kivi/kivi Close the eyes. Keep squinting (Sph).
Niue Kola Young coconut with little pulp in it
Niue Ole Beg, beseech. To ask (Sph). Phonologically Irregular
Niue Koli/koli Dance; a dance; to rejoice; joy
Niue Koupu Anus, fish-gullet Phonologically Irregular
Niue Kovi Abnormal. Abnormally small (usually refers to offspring) (Sph).
Niue Haa/ku My, of mine
Niue Kului Lift a heavy weight
Niue Ipu Cup.
Niue Ivi Fish-bone. Strength (Sph). Borrowed
Niue Laa Branch (of tree); strand (of rope). (Carries the connotation of being 'small' or 'the smaller part of a whole') (Sph). Phonologically Irregular
Niue Afo/lau Bivouac, temporary shelter
Niue Lafu Collective term used in describing group of women or children. Gathering of siblings and other relatives of same generation (Sph).
Niue Laakau Shrub, plant. Borrowed
Niue Laki West
Niue Lamati Court, woo (colloquial)
Niue Lama Lamp-black, soot Problematic
Niue Ama Search for crabs, etc. with a torch
Niue Lanu Colour; to be varied, variegated
Niue Lau Chorus (sung when dragging weights, etc.)
Niue Aa Sign of emphatic imperative (postverbal)
Niue Lauka A comparative, better etc. Problematic
Niue Laupapa Floor, board, platform
Niue Lava/kimata Bark-cloth hat
Niue Noo Your (sing.) (obs.)
Niue Lei Rattle, as shell ornament does Problematic
Niue Liki/liki Small (Motu dialect) Borrowed Phonologically Irregular
Niue Lofia Overflowed, flooded over. To be covered (of land) (Sph).
Niue Loi Mattress Borrowed Phonologically Irregular
Niue Lolo Oil
Penrhyn Ruu/ruu Shake (Sta)
Niue Lue Shake, sway, tremble
Niue Mo From
Niue Maene/ene Ticklish
Niue Maine (Motu dialect), maini (Tafiti dialect) Enjoyable, thrilling
Niue Mafao Stretched apart, well separated; to stretch oneself
Niue Mafoa A large tree (Planchonella sp.) Problematic
Niue Mafole/fole Peel, as bark from tree
Niue Mafuke Opened, partly undone, as a parcel
Niue Mafuli Turned over, upturned
Niue Ma/futa/ To emerge (as from the bush or from the water after a dive). To wake up intermittently; to come up [as a topic] (Sph).
Niue Mafuti Plucked out (as hair etc.); slight pain
Niue Mangele Tree, (Trema orientalis var)
Niue Makaka Firm-footed (in climbing etc.) ; proficient, expert, Skilful, good at something (Sph).
Niue Makau/kau Desire earnestly, try hard Problematic