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 Ahaaha A fish remarkable for its rapidity in swimming
Tahitian Ahui To collect various articles of property into one place Problematic
Tahitian Aa To provoke, banter, insult
Tahitian Ai/ani A shameless beggar Uncertain Semantic Connection
Tahitian Aia A country or place where one makes his abode; inheritance, portion of land
Tahitian Eiâ To steal; a theft, a thief
Tahitian Einaa The female attendants of the queen or chief woman, principally young girls
Tahitian Aiore Abortive; fallen off (as fruit not ripe)
Tahitian Aihau To enjoy peace and tranquility
Tahitian Aitoa Denoting satisfaction on account of something disastrous that has happened to another
Tahitian Aa The fibrous substance that grows on the cocoa nut tree; the husk or covering on the young branches of the breadfruit tree; the integuments inclosing the sugar-cane, bamboo, hoi, &c.; the scarf on the skin of a new born infant or other young animals; the skin inside of animals to which the fat about the kidneys adheres; a sieve, or strainer, such as is used for the pia or arrowroot
Tahitian Aa The name of a bird of the paroquet kind, or small parrot; there are two sorts, the one called aa taevao, which has fine red feathers, the other, aa mahu, has no red feathers
Tahitian Aai A tale or fabulous relation
Tahitian Aara Sweet, odoriferous as herbs; the sweet or fragrant scent of herbs
Tahitian Aararû The name of a small beetle
Tahitian Aano Sperm or seed of certain fishes; seeds; the red berries of the hauou or pua tree; seeds of gourds, pumpkins, melons, and cucumbers
Tahitian Au To scrape together or heap up rubbish
Tahitian Arâ A species of hard black stone
Tahitian Araea Red earth, bricks, red crockery ware, reddish colour
Tahitian Ararâ Hoarse, through calling or much speaking
Tahitian Aramihi The name of a small edible crab
Tahitian Arere A messenger; one appointed as the king's messenger
Tahitian Arivariva The name of a small fish that wriggles like an eel Phonologically Irregular
Tahitian Ari Scoop earth from hole with both hands
Tahitian Ari/a The penis of animals Phonologically Irregular
Tahitian Arioi A certain fraternity of players, that travelled thru the islands, and observed peculiar customs
Tahitian Arihi The ropes that are fixed to a fishing net...
Tahitian Aroro A rope used as a stay to the mast of a sailing canoe
Tahitian Aruta To seize food before it is served out
Tahitian A/ama The name of a small crab common on the sea shore
Tahitian A/amu A glutton; voracious, gluttonous; corroding, spreading, increasing as rust or disease
Tahitian Anohi A fish hook; the point of a fish hook Uncertain Semantic Connection
Tahitian Anua The name of a tree of hard wood
Tahitian Ao The opening buds of trees, the white heart of cabbage, taro, etc.
Tahitian Apaapa To flap as a sail, or as the wings of bird; birds of all sorts
Tahitian Ape To flinch, so as to avoid a blow
Tahitian Ahiahi A wound; scars of a warrior; bruises
Tahitian Atara A species of bread fruit; the name of a fish Uncertain Semantic Connection
Tahitian Ati To bite with the teeth, to sting
Tahitian Ato To rip or pluck off; to pluck leaves or flowers
Tahitian Atoto A small gummy shrub
Tahitian Aturi A running plant of a sour taste, like sorrel
Tahitian Au/tahua The company of priests
Tahitian Au A mountain tree of sweet odour
Tahitian Auae The inner part of the lower jaw
Tahitian Auai A piece of soft wood on which the point of another piece called aurima is rubbed, to procure fire by friction Phonologically Irregular
Tahitian Aufau fetii The genealogy of a family
Tahitian Auhaa The female genitals Phonologically Irregular
Tahitian Auraa Not, do not
Tahitian Auri Young saplings of the uru, ahia, mape and vi trees; iron of all sorts