Entries from McEwen 1970 in Pollex-Online

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

Language Item Description
Niue Tika Just, right Problematic
Niue Tike/tike To squat on the heels
Niue Tio Glance
Niue Pona/hui Ankle
Niue Poko/ihu Nostril. Dimpled base of the noise (Sph).
Niue Titi Dancing-skirt made of inner bark of hibiscus
Niue Too To conceive (of a woman)
Niue Tofi Cut into strips; chisel n. To chisel, to gouge; cut (top part of yam tuber for replanting) (Sph).
Niue Togo Legendary tree, said to be the mangrove
Niue Toki Axe, hatchet, adze
Niue Tolo To throw, scatter (as seed), throw away, spread out. Throw (onto a heap), scatter (Sph).
Niue Toomua To arrive early. To be the very first (Sph).
Niue Tona/tona Croton (Codiaeum variegatum)
Niue Tope Tuft or lock of hair. Pigtail, ponytail... (Sph).
Niue Tohi To mark (as with stripes or dots), to write; letter, book
Niue Toho To ravish, deflower
Niue Toto Blood, sap, juice. To bleed (Sph).
Niue Toto/taane (Euphorbia hirta
Niue Toto/fifine (Euphorbia prostrata)
Niue Toto/tea (Euphorbia ramosissima)
Niue Toua Coconut crab before it lays eggs. Eggs or roe inside the body of a female crab (Sph).
Niue Tulei Thrust, push. Push over (Sph).
Niue Tulu/tulei (hifo) Throw down. Push over (pl.obj.) (Sph).
Niue Tu/tulu/ Leak through a hole
Niue Tulu/taa Drop of water
Niue Tumutumu Collection, gathering together, heap, mound; to heap up Uncertain Semantic Connection
Niue Tunu To boil, broil, roast
Niue Tupa Crab
Niue Tulana The sacred spot in a house where an idol was placed Phonologically Irregular
Niue Tutua Balk of toi timber om which bark cloth is beaten
Niue Haa/u Thy, your
Niue Ue To move from side to side. To sway (Sph).
Niue Uka An arrowroot scraper (made of sinnet bound round a piece of wood)
Niue Ula Smoke a pipe or cigarette
Niue Ulu To level stones Problematic
Niue Inafi To scale a fish (Motu dial) Phonologically Irregular
Niue Unu To shed (shell); peel (remove bark); emerge, be withdrawn
Niue Unu Move along, move over, draw near
Niue Kai va/valo To curse Uncertain Semantic Connection
Niue Valu Kingfish. Dogtooth tuna (Gymnosarda unicolor) (Sph).
Niue Veve/veve Fruit left on a tree because it is out of reach
Niue Vivii Intensive used with kona (bitter). (Teeth) on edge; irritated, acrid (Sph).
Niue Viki/a Hint, be rumoured, reported Uncertain Semantic Connection
Niue Vili Bore; gimlet. To spin; spinning-top (Sph).
Niue Tafola Scattered about
Niue Lango fufu Carpenter wasp. Common blow fly (Sph).
Niue Kalemutu Worm (Motu dialect) Phonologically Irregular
Niue Mafu To whistle (Tafiti dialect) Phonologically Irregular
Niue Poaki (Tafiti dialect), puaki (Motu dialect) (To issue a) command
Niue Kele Turbid, muddy