Entries from Elbert 1975-81 in Pollex-Online

Elbert, S. H. (1975-81). Dictionary of the Language of Rennell and Bellona. Copenhagen, The National Museum of Denmark.

Language Item Description
Rennellese Kanu To be patterned, as with tattoo; to write draw, design, tattoo
Rennellese Kanume (Diospyros glaberrima)
Rennellese Kaokao Side (human, animal)
Rennellese Ibi kaokao Rib; chicken wishbone
Rennellese Haka/kakapa/ Go to help
Rennellese Kapa Ritual dance
Rennellese Kapa To begin to crawl, of an infant BEL
Rennellese Kapakapa Flippers, as of turtle, stingray, whale; base of fish fins
Rennellese Kapakau Wing
Rennellese Kape (Alocasia macrorrhiza)
Rennellese Kape Pry up or loosen, pick up, take out, gouge out
Rennellese Kapi Tap the head or body of a sick person with a tattooing needle; to cut slips (sic) in a tree trunk counting number of enemies killed or lovers won Uncertain Semantic Connection
Rennellese Kapia Lime container made of coconut shell
Rennellese Kasa To meet an obstacle, or be blocked
Rennellese Kasanga Earring or nose ring, formerly of turtle shell and given to lovers
Rennellese Kaso Vertical rafters of a house
Rennellese Kaso Amaranthus sp.
Rennellese Kasokaso Kind of cultivated yam similar to matapoko
Rennellese Kata Laugh v, ridicule, deride
Rennellese Kataha Frigate-bird, fregata ariel ariel
Rennellese Kataha Bird's Nest Fern, (Asplenium nidus)
Rennellese Katea Side of canoe without outrigger
Rennellese Kati A kind of long black ant that bites, formicidae
Rennellese Katoa Ten, tenth
Rennellese Kaatoa All, everyone, entire
Rennellese Katoha Agreed on or promised time
Rennellese Kau Group of people
Rennellese Kau Portmanteau pronoun, first person singular, I Problematic
Rennellese Kau To form a group
Rennellese Kaui To tie, as net to frame
Rennellese Kaukau Wash, bathe
Rennellese Kauge (Macaranga aleuriitoides) Problematic
Rennellese Kau baka Canoe, fleet, canoemen, crew
Rennellese Kaba Drinking ceremony
Rennellese Kaba Smell bad, be rotten
Rennellese Kaba Large fish sp
Rennellese Ka/kabe To escort, accompany, take, as in a canoe; to be escorted, taken;
Rennellese Kabe Very; To continue, go on
Rennellese Kabei Long handle, chain
Rennellese Kabei Tentacle of octopus
Rennellese Kaabei Constellation, probably Aries
Rennellese Kabiki Kind of white sand crab
Rennellese Ke(e) Mark of imperative/intentive mood
Rennellese Kea Small turtle
Rennellese Niu/kehu/ Reddish colour
Rennellese Kege Earth, ground, dirt, land, soil, world
Rennellese Kegi Dig v, especially tubers
Rennellese Kemo To flash, as lightning
Rennellese Maua/kena/ (Sula sp.)
Rennellese Kese Varied, strange, unprincipled