Entries from Savage 1962 in Pollex-Online

Savage, S. (1962). A Dictionary of the Maori Language of Rarotonga. Wellington, Department of Island Territories.

Language Item Description
Rarotongan Maemae Fish sp. Problematic
Rarotongan Makave Twist, plait ; a plait or tress
Rarotongan Makenu Trace, track, as marks showing something haspassed; rooted up, as by pigs
Rarotongan Makumaku Peculiar sound, queer noise Problematic
Rarotongan Maaroro Flying-fish
Rarotongan Mamaku Tree fern sp.
Rarotongan Maamate Benumbed, paralyzed
Rarotongan Manaʔune Name of a tribe
Rarotongan Maanea Excellent, suitability, beauty; agreeable to sight, taste or smell Uncertain Semantic Connection
Rarotongan Manuu A myth; a whispering voice i.e. a spirit Problematic
Rarotongan Maʔa/maʔa Bitter (Biblical)
Rarotongan Mato Cliff, face of a precipice
Rarotongan Matua, metua Parent, elder
Rarotongan Maatuku A small dark-grey heron which frequents the seashore...
Rarotongan Mauii Left (not right) (Etn)
Rarotongan Moumou Waste, excess, extravagance. Grieve for something lost, sorrow for something wasted or gone (Bse).
Rarotongan Mautini Pumpkin; gourd sp. (Luffa cyclindriea)
Rarotongan Maavae Quick irregular motion; streaming about as of the hair being blown about by the wind; fluttering, as a flag at the masthead; quiver, tremble, shake (Mka)
Rarotongan Mere The star Sirius
Rarotongan Koo/mene/ Contract, draw back, shrink
Rarotongan Miru The ancient goddess of the underworld
Rarotongan Moemoeaa A dream, to dream
Rarotongan Moe-nanu Nightmare
Rarotongan Mokotua Back of human beings and quadrupeds
Rarotongan Mooti/ʔa District, locality, settlement (Bse)
Rarotongan Namu/namu Small winged insects
Rarotongan Namu-rikiriki Sandflies, small flies
Rarotongan Nana Raise up, lift up
Rarotongan Naonao Any small, gnatlike insect
Manihiki-Rakahanga Nau/nau A shrub. Leaves used in washing clothes to produce a lather
Rarotongan Na/nave Exquisite (of sensation); delicate (of taste); extreme (of pleasure; to have or feel above qualities; be delighted; delight ; delight, pleasure
Rarotongan Tuu/ngou/ Give a quick nod with the head
Rarotongan Oma Move quickly, run
Rarotongan Oma/oma Lungs
Rarotongan Pae Drift, float along, go leeward before the wind
Rarotongan Pa/paki Slap, hit, smack
Rarotongan Paki-aka The bark of tree roots
Rarotongan ʔAnau pakipaki Abortive birth
Rarotongan Pakitara End or side of a house; end of a house
Rarotongan Parapara Filth, anything that soils
Rarotongan Parata Species of edible plant Problematic
Rarotongan Paru Pulp, mud, slime ; yeast
Rarotongan Paru Soft, weak, flexible ; supple, graceful, relaxed; soft and yielding, pliant, deflated (as tyre, balloon), slack (of rope)
Rarotongan Paaruru Curtain, screen, partition
Rarotongan Paere The name of an ancient spear Problematic
Rarotongan Paʔii Large sea-going canoe; ship
Rarotongan Paue A species of fish Problematic
Rarotongan Peke Go up, mount up; ascend, rise
Rarotongan Pipi Student or disciple of the ancient priests . Pupil, disciple
Rarotongan Pipiri Season September to November