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 Pao/ga To be hit well [ex. ball]
Niue Paapaa To cook, on the open fire, food wrapped in leaves
Niue Uli patoki Pitch black
Niue Pau/aki Be deliberate; [deliberately (v)]
Niue Pee/a Like this (arch.)
Niue Pega Bundle; to bundle Phonologically Irregular
Niue Peke/peke To be quick Problematic
Niue Pee/pee To be smudgy, to have food on the face (due to untidy eating habits) Uncertain Semantic Connection
Niue Piko/piko To tell a lie; to lie
Niue Pita Put together, make up. Problematic
Niue Poe A young surgeonfish (Acanthurus sp.).... Phonologically Irregular
Niue Pohii, kohii Coarse (of voice) Phonologically Irregular
Niue Pokuu, pohuu, tokuu To make a thudding sound or noise Phonologically Irregular
Niue Polo Notch
Niue Pono/ti To stop up, cork, close, caulk, cover
Niue Pootake, pootaki Shallow Problematic
Niue Pua Bud (of flower); to bud
Niue Pue Small shellfish sp.
Niue Puhi/i Blowhole (of sea)
Niue Punuti To protect, to shield Uncertain Semantic Connection
Niue Putu/i To be close together, clustered
Niue Saga/saga Job's Tears (Coix lacryma-jobi) Phonologically Irregular
Niue Tafua Rim of a traditional drum
Niue Taga/hulufe Bundle of spears Uncertain Semantic Connection
Niue Tahufe, talufe To dangle, to hang down Phonologically Irregular
Niue Taitai Experienced, skilful (with regard to fishing and hunting). Industrious (principally applied to fishermen); to hunt for food (McE). Phonologically Irregular
Niue Taka To rove, wander, move around
Niue Talapoti Croton (Codiaeum variegatum) Problematic
Niue Tali To carry (implies carrying loads such as water, making a number of trips)
Niue Ta/lofe To hang loosely, droop Phonologically Irregular
Niue Tago/kii To go or arrive very early
Niue Tao/naga Feast, party, celebration
Niue Taa/tukumiti Sea urchin sp. (white, short spines, in shallow pools on reef)
Niue Tau To pick, gather (flowers, fruits, leaves). To gather tiale [Gardenia] flowers (McE).
Niue Tau Price
Niue Tau/tui Link arms or hands
Niue Tauvalo To pray
Niue Tegamee Small cat's eye shell (Turbo sp.) [young stage of alili].
Niue Teia To come into contact with something accidentally. Slightly hurt (McE).
Niue Teka Pull or hook something down or towards one; bowl (in cricket) Uncertain Semantic Connection
Niue Te/koko, ti/koko To limp; to suffer Phonologically Irregular
Niue Tee/lata To dislike, be timid (of a child who is not confident with strangers)
Niue Telekihi Soldierfish sp. (Myripristis violaceus)
Niue Tepo, telo Lick, lap up Phonologically Irregular
Niue Telo Clitoris Problematic
Niue Te/mole To disappear from view
Niue Teepulupulu Small sea cucumber (beche de mer) sp.
Niue Teteki Nasty, disgusting
Niue Tifitifi Butterfly fish (Chaetodon sp.)
Niue Ti/gogo Funnel (n)