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 Fi/figo To wither, wrinkle
Niue Ma/figo/figo Crumpled (of fabrics); wrinkled (of skin)
Niue Mafiti Swift, quick Problematic
Niue Ma/hegi/hegi Twilight; indistinct
Niue Faka/ue. Faka/aue (Lws). To thank someone
Niue Faka/ua/ua To be reluctant, undecided Problematic
Niue Kai/mulu To harvest prematurely; to deplete; to harvest (steal) someone else's crops. Greedy (Lws).
Niue Kelea Bad, evil
Niue Lama/kai To be mean, stingy Uncertain Semantic Connection
Niue Mata/hela Cross-eyed
Niue Matapoouli Blind one, the blind
Niue Mateguuguu To be physically tired, exhausted, weary
Niue Uli/hega Round scad (Decapterus macrosoma). Herring (McE). Phonologically Irregular
Niue Vili To vote, to cast lots; to elect to make a special visit
Niue Ha Genitive case marker with plural pronouns
Niue Ivitua Backbone
Niue Ola/tia To be plentiful (ex. fish catch). To be successful (as in fishing etc.) (McE).
Niue Vahaa Time, season, space
Niue Vehaa Space in between; to be spread out (in time or space)
Niue Vahaa/loto Relationship
Niue Va/vaa Ravine, a rocky hole with a narrow entrance
Niue Moua Get, obtain; catch; possess, have; find
Niue Totolo To crawl (of people and animals)
Niue Fakakite To show
Niue Fia mohe Sleepy, drowsy
Niue Fakaagi To cause to blow [ex. God, wind]
Niue Fakaagiagi To air out
Niue Kitia See, be seen, look, perceive Phonologically Irregular
Niue Maama Understand, know; knowledge, understanding
Niue Faka/matamata To kindle (traditionally associated with 'small pieces' of kindling materials used to start the 'eye' of a fire)
Niue Matehoge To starve
Niue Mahu To finish (refers to excretory functions)
Niue Vihi Entangled, trapped [ex. fly in spider web]. Plaited (McE).
Niue Putu To heap (vt)
Niue Ma/loma To be gone secretly Problematic
Niue Lolo Luscious, delicious
Niue Kumukumu Chin
Niue Akau Wood, timber; weapon
Niue Laakau Sewing machine Borrowed
Niue Mena kai Food
Niue Fia inu Thirsty
Niue Malele (of a mother's breasts) Stop lactating, cease to give milk
Niue Faka/tii To move or open slightly. To move aside; to make a slight movement (McE).
Niue Alu/maki Hasten, be in a hurry
Niue Tuku/tuku To lower
Niue Ma/tuku To subside, to become less
Niue Gehe To express discontent. To murmur in disapproval (McE). Uncertain Semantic Connection
Niue Tuamata Eyelid
Niue Ma/huki To have a sudden sharp pain
Niue Fakaua/ua To be reluctant, undecided Uncertain Semantic Connection