Entries from Davies 1851 in Pollex-Online

Davies, J. (1851). A Tahitian and English dictionary with Introductory remarks on the Polynesian language and a short grammar of the Tahitian dialect. Tahiti, London Missionary Society's Press.

Language Item Description
Tahitian Tuaa Lewd, shameless, indecent, profane Uncertain Semantic Connection
Tahitian Tuatua Rough, as the surface of a thing; also frowning
Tahitian Tue The core of the vi apple, kernel of the ahia, the body of a crab, star fish &c.
Tahitian Turai To push from, resist, repulse
Tahitian Turori To stagger, or stumble; to be unsteady
Tahitian Turui A stone or other thing to lean against for support; to lean against a thing
Tahitian Turuma A place in the outside of the back part of the native houses, where all refuse was cast, a sort of dung-hill; but it was sacred, and no one ought to walk over it
Tahitian Turuturu The side posts of a house
Tahitian Tumatatea. Tuumataatea (Aca). To stand off at a distance, giving no help, only looking, while others are struggling with work, or some difficulty. Se tenir à l'écart (Jsn). Uncertain Semantic Connection
Tahitian Tumata To look at two persons fighting, without making any attempt to part them. Regarder sans s'opposer (Jsn). Problematic
Tahitian Tumau Constipation
Tahitian Tupua A charmer, one that could defend himself against the arts of a sorcerer
Tahitian Tupuai The crown of the head, the top of a mountain
Tahitian Tute To push away, force away
Tahitian Tutoo To shove or push aside, to pull or drag along; the lasting cough, the asthma
Tahitian Tutu A short pole on the top of a fishing net
Tahitian Tutu To beat the layers of bark with the cloth-mallet, as the women do in cloth-making; to strike or beat; to express the juice from the mati berries, in order to die a scarlet colour
Tahitian Tutua The beam on which the women beat the bark for cloth-making
Tahitian U To touch, as a boat or ship on the rocks; to run against a thing; to meet for encounter; to come face to face; to face danger
Tahitian Ua A name given to the joining of the head to the body, the back of the neck
Tahitian Ua To banish, expel, or drive away
Tahitian Uhi An instrument used in marking the skin
Tahitian Uaua Tough; also clammy, ropy, as gum, &c.
Tahitian Ana/uru A strong, boisterous wind
Tahitian Uru To level the stones in a native oven
Tahitian Uru The human skull
Tahitian Urua The cavally fish
Tahitian Urua The native pillow; the too or body of a god when wrapped up
Tahitian Urupa A thicket
Tahitian Umere Saying of praise in behalf of a place or of a party; to wonder, admire; to vaunt over a thing
Tahitian Unuhi To slip out; retire or withdraw; to depart, as the soul at death; to draw out, as a knife from a case, a sword from a scabbard, &c.
Tahitian Upaupa A play, diversion, music and dancing; any game or amusement...; to play the upaupa of any kind
Tahitian Uhi Shoots or suckers of taro, plantains, &c.
Tahitian Utaa The burden or load of a vessel; what is committed to the charge of a person, whether property or persons
Tahitian Utu The hair taken from head of a slain enemy, that was taken to the marae; the first person that fell at the commencement of hostilities
Tahitian Va The space between the edges of the layers of thatch on the Tahitian houses
Tahitian Vaero The extremities, as feet, hands, &c., which in death are sometimes drawn up and darted down again suddenly
Tahitian Vehî A case, sheath, or covering; to case, or cover a thing; to make into a bundle and tie up
Tahitian Vaea A state of peace and plenty Uncertain Semantic Connection
Tahitian Vaerua To divide into two shares
Tahitian Vai Water (see the modern pape)
Tahitian Vaiiho To lay, place or put a thing in a certain place; to leave a thing in its place; to leave off; to let alone
Tahitian Vaieri Water that encroaches on the land, undermining some part of it
Tahitian Vairua, varua, verua The soul or spirit
Tahitian Vaiu Milk, also milk mixed with water
Tahitian Vaa/hiva All the people within the prescribed limits of the Island, or district
Tahitian Vari Earth, mud, dirt, filth of any kind; to be dirtied, befouled
Tahitian Varu, vau To shave, to bark a tree, to scrape
Tahitian Vao The extremities of the inland vallies; a rustic or clown
Tahitian Vavao An interposer between hostile parties; to interpose between contending parties; to separate combatants