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 ʔAgiki Chief
Rennellese ʔAgigi Turban shells as used for spoons
Rennellese ʔAtigo Core of a boil
Rennellese A/ʔago/ Paddle v
Rennellese ʔAgo Front, coastline, front of human chest
Rennellese ʔAgoha Pity v, feeling of love etc.
Rennellese ʔAgongo Zebra Surgeonfish (Acanthurus lineatus)
Rennellese ʔAgopoʔou Firstborn, firstfruit
Rennellese ʔAgu Follow, chase
Rennellese ʔAgunga Upper/high places
Rennellese ʔAmanaki Ask, urge, incite
Rennellese G/ami Egg container on belly of crabs Problematic
Rennellese Amo, ama Rub gently, anoint, caress, make smooth
Rennellese Amo Make smooth, as strands of string
Rennellese ʔAmo Carry on the shoulder
Rennellese Amu Curse by accusation of incest
Rennellese ʔAmutia Would that, wish that
Rennellese ʔAna Cave
Rennellese Anahea When (past, interrogative)
Rennellese (A)naahi Yesterday
Rennellese Anapoo Last night
Rennellese Ane Nest of white grubs (the grubs sometimes fed to chickens); termite nest, the termites
Rennellese Aano Conjunction and postposed particle, indicating a continuing process
Rennellese ʔAnu Dance v.; soar or hover, as birds
Rennellese Ao Tie or bind tightly (as hair); be close together (as coconut palms); be narrow Problematic
Rennellese Ao Ivory Nut; narrow.
Rennellese Ao Tie or bind tightly, as hair
Rennellese ʔAo Cloud
Rennellese ʔAo Power and strength of the gods; to have divine power
Rennellese ʔAoa Banyan-like tree, (Ficus benjamini) [l.]
Rennellese ʔAoga To be enough, useful, satisfactory, valuable, worthwhile, suitable, proper; to be able, have permission; should, ought, may, need; to fit, as clothes
Rennellese ʔApi Many (people), most (people)
Rennellese Apo To be poised and ready to do anything (as to strike, speak, open...); to threaten, as with a spear or club; to hesitate, as in deference or fear
Rennellese Apu To pick, as fruits, as in a basket; to pull
Rennellese Haka/asa To clear, as a trail Problematic
Rennellese Haka/asa To clear, as a trail
Rennellese Asi Large tree sp.
Rennellese ʔA(si)/ʔasi Visit, inspect
Rennellese ʔAso Time, day, season
Rennellese Asongae (Pipturus argenteus)
Rennellese ʔAsu Scoop, bail, as a canoe
Rennellese Ata Become light, rays, as of sun
Rennellese ʔAta Shadow, reflection
Rennellese ʔAtamai Exclamation of surprise, sometimes perjorative
Rennellese ʔAte Liver
Rennellese ʔAte/gima Arm muscle
Rennellese ʔAte/baʔe Calf of leg
Rennellese ʔAatea Clear and unobstructed, as a garden or path
Rennellese ʔAte pigi Kidney
Rennellese ʔAti/ʔati Project, stand out