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 Futu Fight (with fists). (Said to be a modern word) (McE). Phonologically Irregular
Niue Galu Flab [flabby piece of meat] Problematic
Niue Galu/galu Flabby, baggy Problematic
Niue Gauta(uta) Sway, be unsettled
Niue Geegee Clam (generic). The giant clam (Tridacna gigas) (McE).
Niue G/uti To crunch something between one's teeth. To bite (McE).
Niue H/afulu Goatfish spp. (Mulloidichthys vanicolensis, Parupeneus barberinus) Problematic
Niue Haha/haha To knock off, beat down
Niue Hai To tie
Niue H/aku Scratch Phonologically Irregular
Niue Hakua Big-eye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Phonologically Irregular
Niue Hala/a To beat, hit, slay (ref. to killing enemies with clubs)
Niue Hape/lua To twist (ankle)
Niue Ha/teia This (obs.) Problematic
Niue Hau/toka To be stable (of the mind).
Niue Ha/vele To droop, hang down Problematic
Niue Kego, hego Sharp point, sharp end (of stick) Phonologically Irregular
Niue Heki Protrude (us. of teeth). Out of alignment (as a tooth) (McE).
Niue Hii To be rusty Uncertain Semantic Connection
Niue Hila Electricity
Niue H/ino/ki To stare at Problematic
Niue Hio To cut, chop [exx. cutting up fish] Problematic
Niue Taa/hio To cut up, to chop up Problematic
Niue Hoko/ti Rekindle (fire)
Niue Ho/kulo Deep Problematic
Niue Holofa Weed sp. growing on rocky cliffs (Nasturtium sarmentosum)
Niue Honogi To smell something... Phonologically Irregular
Niue Haanoa Careless, thoughtless Problematic
Niue Faa/vale Fierce, savage, wild; to act violently, to growl
Niue Fota/fota To press repeatedly, massage
Niue Iga Each (v). To act individually (McE).
Niue I/ina To frighten someone with something
Niue Ioo Interjection in old chants, praising something or someone Uncertain Semantic Connection
Niue Kaa Stick; cutting (of plant) Phonologically Irregular
Niue Kakai Surroundings, environment Phonologically Irregular
Niue Kaki To try hard to do something or get something; to strive Problematic
Niue Kaku/kaku To try to do something (in which one is unskilled); to attemps swimming (of a non-swimmer).
Niue K(a)aa/lagi Wedge-tailed shearwater (Puffinus pacificus)
Niue Kaleve Toddy (the sweet sap extracted from the bud of the coconut palm, not a traditional drink)
Niue Kalo To stir (liquid in big containers)
Niue Kalopa To glitter Problematic
Niue Ka/naga/naga, ta/naga/naga To become known Problematic
Niue Kanau To hinder; indistinct (voice) Phonologically Irregular
Niue Kano/kano To sound in a harmonious way Uncertain Semantic Connection
Niue Kanoni To reduce the heat of the earth oven by adding unheated stones
Niue Kape To take or scoop out, prise out
Niue Kati To nibble, gnaw
Niue Ka/tofia Boundary; to share a boundary
Niue Kau/pia Arrowroot leftover (dregs)
Niue Kau/puu Bottom, backside