Entries from Sperlich 1997 in Pollex-Online

Sperlich, Wolfgang B., ed. (1997) Tohi Vagahau Niue/ Niue Language Dictionary. Government of Niue in association with Department of LInguistics, University of Hawai'i, Honolulu

Language Item Description
Niue Auee Bitterly, in a bitter lament
Niue Ava Channel, passage through reef, harbour, opening in reef. Furrow, stripe; crack, gap (McE).
Niue Fagu To blow (usually refers to the blowing of the nose)
Niue Fagu/fagu Breathe heavily, pant
Niue Aavaga Wet dream, sexy, succubus (refers to traditional belief of sleeping males having sex with female spirit, as in dreams) Borrowed
Niue Ee Yes
Niue Ea Rise, appear, emerge
Niue Fa/fagu Breath, breathing; to breathe through or into something or someone
Niue Efu Dust
Niue Elo Stink, evil smell
Niue Ene, kene, tene To poke (usually refers to very careful poking with a rod into cavity to get an animal to come out) Phonologically Irregular
Niue Epo(epo). N/epo(n/epo) (McE) Lick, taste Phonologically Irregular
Niue Eva Wander, walk about
Niue Faa Four
Niue Faa Particle signifying habitual or continuous action
Niue Fafa Carry on back
Niue Fafagu To wake someone
Niue Fali Wipe up (e.g. faeces)
Niue Fifine Woman, female
Niue Fa/faga/ To feed animals
Niue Fao To pet, to make a pet of; to use, to try (only used in expressions indicating personal trial and tribulation). A pet (McE).
Niue Fagai To feed; offering, gift; grouped according to extended families. A division of the people, a sept, extended family (McE). Problematic
Niue Fagamea A fish, red bass (Lutjanus bohar)
Niue Fagota Gather shellfish on the reef
Niue Fagu Jar, bottle
Niue Fai Make, collect
Niue Faikai Dish of cooked fish and coconut cream
Niue Tau To cover (of earth oven or house)
Niue Faite To pose; expose oneself provocatively [of a woman]
Niue Faka- Causative
Niue Faka- To act in the manner of
Niue Faka/fana/ To warm up food; to repeat what one has said
Niue Fakaafu Prepare or light oven
Niue Fakaiite Bare the teeth; show anger, displeasure Phonologically Irregular
Niue Fakalaaa To go out in the sun
Niue Fakalanu To wash away salt water; to drink with food, wash down food
Niue Fakalogo/logo To do something quietly
Niue Faka/logo/logo To silence someone, to be made silent for some reason, to be reduced to silence;
Niue Faka/ta/ongo To listen (to ascertain the direction from where a sound is coming from) Problematic
Niue Fakamau Hold fast, fasten; continue, perpetuate; to marry someone
Niue Fakaata/ata Peer, watch closely
Niue Fakataha Uniform (n)
Niue Fakavee/aga Foundation, base, theme
Niue Faki To pull out, tear out; pick. To pluck (as fruit) (McE).
Niue Fala/fala A disease which attacks the soles of the feet; decay (of teeth...); small size, tiny one Problematic
Niue Faa Pandanus
Niue Fala/naki To lean on, depend upon
Niue Fale House
Niue Faliu To change, be changed
Niue Fao Stretch; to stretch something out of shape