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 Eve The secundines of a beast
Tahitian Faere A large and prominent belly
Tahitian Faa A valley; a low place among the hills
Tahitian Fai The name of a game played by children. String game, cat's cradle (Xxx)
Tahitian Fai A certain Tahitian curse or imprecation; the name of a part of the offering which the priests used to eat in the marae
Tahitian Fairu To befoul a person in contempt
Tahitian Faita To make grimaces
Tahitian Faite To be equal
Tahitian Faaai An ornament put in the ear
Tahitian Faaturi To commit adultery or fornication; but most commonly the term is applied to prostitution for hire
Tahitian Fâi To confess, reveal, divulge
Tahitian Farafara A species of mountain plantain
Tahitian Farafara An eel
Tahitian Farau A shed for a boat or canoe
Tahitian Faro To be anxiously waiting or expecting Borrowed Uncertain Semantic Connection
Tahitian Faru To deflour virginity
Tahitian Fana A bow of the archer
Tahitian Fanâ The yard of a ship
Tahitian Fanae The time soon after midnight, when the tide begins to ebb
Tahitian Fenia A tree, the bark of which is used in dying. (Carumbium nutans) (Jsn) . (Omalanthus nutans) (Whr) Phonologically Irregular
Tahitian Fafao To put into a receptacle, as food into a basket, the arm into a sleeve, &c.
Tahitian Fatino To move slowly, as a cat watching its prey; to go slyly and slowly, as a thief, that he may secure his prey
Tahitian To To wrestle Problematic
Tahitian Fatu To plait or braid; to weave
Tahitian Fatu/pehe The maker of a song
Tahitian Fatu Gristly part of an oyster; core of an abscess
Tahitian Fatu/rei The stones on the lower edge of a fishing net
Tahitian Fatu umu ti The largest stones in a large native oven
Tahitian Fau A sort of head dress
Tahitian Feu To snort, breathe short through the nose; to growl, as a dog, snarl, grumble
Tahitian Fee The cuttle fish
Tahitian Ferei An indecent mode of exhibiting the person in a Tahitian dance, applied to both sexes; exhibit, disclose, unfold
Tahitian Fenuû The strand of a rope, the twisted cord of a net
Tahitian Fenû motu Broken strand or twisted cord
Tahitian Fetu A star
Tahitian Hia/umiti To long, as for an absent relation; a longing desire for something not obtained
Tahitian A/fifi Bundle of breadfruits or coconuts tied together. Lier (Jsn). Problematic
Tahitian Hirinai To lean upon another as a sick child on the bosom of its parent; to sympathize
Tahitian Hinerere Progeny, offspring, descendants; beginning with great or great great grand children
Tahitian Vita Tied, well-tied, fast bound Phonologically Irregular
Tahitian Hita/hita Eager, impetuous
Tahitian Fitii A family, relations of a person Uncertain Semantic Connection
Tahitian Hitirere To start, move suddenly, as by surprise
Tahitian Hoa To flash, as lightning Uncertain Semantic Connection
Tahitian Uru/hoa A violent head ache
Tahitian Hoaa A fine polish on wood, pearl-shell, &c.
Tahitian Hoa To grasp an antagonist, as a wrestler
Tahitian Ho/hora To open what was shut or closed, to spread or lay out; to open the hand with the palm upwards as a sign of agreement
Tahitian Hori To riot, dance, wander about; riot, wild or loose mirth; a rioter, player
Tahitian Hono To splice a rope, to join pieces of wood