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 Kauhuhu, ko(u)huhu Shrub sp. (Tephrosia purpurea), used to stupefy small fish for bait
Niue Kavega Load; responsibility
Niue Kavei Handle of basket; to make a handle. Carry (a basket) by the handle (McE).by handle
Niue Kea/kea, hea/hea Thrush Phonologically Irregular
Niue Kele/kele Earth, soil
Niue Kelemutu Earthworm
Niue Keli To dig
Niue Kelo/kelo Brink, edge Uncertain Semantic Connection
Niue Kemo To blink; to just about disappear. Wink (McE).
Niue Ki To (before proper noun phrases, including local nouns)
Niue Ke (he) To, before common nouns
Niue Lago vaka, lago tutua Supporting beams for a canoe when stored on land
Niue Kia Pre-verbal positive imperative (exhortative) subjunctive mood marker
Niue Kaa/kia Neck
Niue Kiato Outrigger boom
Niue V/aka Root Phonologically Irregular
Niue Maa/fonu Stuffed, full (refers to eating)
Niue Kikii To hear of, be aware of [ex. with negative] Uncertain Semantic Connection
Niue Kikila To shine [ex. sun]
Niue Kiko Kernel (of nuts); very small piece of something.
Niue Kiko/mata Pupil of the eye. Eye-ball (McE).
Niue Kiko Female genitals (considered a rude word).
Niue Kila Bald
Niue Kili Skin; bark
Niue Kilikili Gravel
Niue Kilo Turn the head without moving the body; look around
Niue Mua You (dual)
Niue Mutolu Second person plural pronoun
Niue Kina Sea-urchin spp....
Niue Kina Protein food (fish or meat). Any relish (e.g. fish) used with other food (McE).
Niue Kini To strike down, beat down, slash, cut down, trim (mainly plant material).
Niue Kini/kini Be choppy (of the sea) (<cE) Problematic
Niue (Ti)kita Pronoun, first person singular (rarely used) emphatic, boastful or informal variant of au. Problematic
Niue Giti Spurt out (of blood, water from tap etc.)
Niue Kiu Plover (Pluvialis dominica)...
Niue Kivi To be half-closed (of eye), to get tired
Niue Kiva Dirty. Dirt-coloured, dusky (McE).
Niue Ko Specifier particle (Preposed)
Niue Koo Crow (cock), bark (dog). Sqeal (McE).
Niue Koo Bark (of dog)
Niue Ko/koo Vomit
Niue Koo There, yonder, that place, over there
Niue Koa Post-posed emphatic particle; indeed, quite
Niue Goa/goa Foolish, silly Problematic
Niue Koe Second person singular, thou
Niue Kofu To catch; cover oneself; to cuff
Niue Kofu/kofu Parcel, bundle
Niue Ogo/ogo/noa To be still, to be silent
Niue Pena To bundle, to bind (of hair)
Niue Pena/pena Curls (of hair)