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 Kalava/lava To whip; mark from whipping. Hurt, injury (Tgr).
Niue Kalue. Kaluue, kaalue (McE). Long-tailed Cuckoo (Eudynamis taitensis) Phonologically Irregular
Niue Kaleve(leve) Cobweb(s)
Niue Kalii Rustling sound Problematic
Niue Kalo Avoid, dodge. Glance (McE).
Niue Kalu/kalu Slimy
Niue Kalu Phlegm
Niue Kamakama Sea crab sp
Niue Kamata To begin, start
Niue Kane Conjunction, past conditional, usually followed by mai: If.
Niue Kanahe Mullet
Niue Talotalo Lily (Crinum spp.); an introduced ornamental (Caladium bicolor)
Niue Kano/vaka Crew of a canoe; best catch from a fishing trip
Niue Kanume Tree sp. (Diospyros ferrea)
Niue Ka/kapa To reach out. To struggle with the hands (as in travelling through the bush etc) (McE).
Niue Kapa Flash (of lightning) Problematic
Niue Kapa Attempt to do something, long to do something
Niue Kapa/kapa Attempt something beyond one's power
Niue Kapa(kapa), tapa(tapa) Flap wings, flutter
Niue Tapakau. Kapakau (Lws). Wing (of any flying thing). Fin of a fish (McE). Phonologically Irregular
Niue Kape Giant taro (Alocasia macrorrhiza)...
Niue Kapi/ti Pick up with an implement (e.g. tongs)
Niue Kapiti/ga Friend. (Used mostly of wives) (Tgr).
Niue Kapi/niu Cup for drinking (originally made from coconut shell) Phonologically Irregular
Niue Kaho Wooden ribs of thatched roof
Niue Kaho Bamboo-like grass or reed (Miscanthus floridulus); bamboo
Niue Kahoa Necklace
Niue Kahokaho Side of a person’s body (refers to the area under the arm and above the hips)
Niue Hui kahokaho Side rib, rib bone
Niue Kata Laugh
Niue Ka/kati Hold between teeth or lips
Niue Kato Basket
Niue Katoa Whole, all, total
Niue Gotoa All, everyone, whole (Archaic, used in church) Problematic
Niue Kotofa Appoint, choose, elect
Niue Atiu A cucumber-like plant (Cucumis anguria)
Niue Kaatule A plant, a plantation weed (Boerhavia diffusa) occasionally used as a herb Phonologically Irregular
Niue Kau Troop, company, gang; to team up, act in an organized way
Niue Kau Wood, timber
Niue Kau Side, sideways, in proximity to a side, edge (in compounds); full (moon); prefix indicating side, edge, brim, or boundary of some object or area
Niue Kau, kou I, me...(arch.)
Niue Ili To swing, to fan Phonologically Irregular
Niue Ili/ili To fan; fan (n)
Niue Kaufana Bow, gun
Niue Kauhala Roadside
Niue Kauhanga Groin
Niue Ko/vili Whirlpool, a cylindrical opening in the reef
Niue Koukou Bathe, have a bath
Niue Kauvaka Sailor, crew
Niue Kava Plant sp. (Piper methysticum); drink made of kava plant; any intoxicating drink