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 Kaha Sennit of coconut fibre
Rennellese Kahaki/a Excited, frightened, startled, shocked
Rennellese Ka/kahi Fight one another, rush headlong, attack, raid Uncertain Semantic Connection
Rennellese Kaho Yaws
Rennellese Kahu Wide tapa, blanket
Rennellese Kango/kango Leafless or nearly so; thin, of persons
Rennellese Kaa Burn v, as a light or flame
Rennellese Kai Food, eat
Rennellese Kai To erode, as a sore
Rennellese Haka/kai To enlarge, as a hole in the ear
Rennellese Ghai Tree, wood Borrowed
Rennellese Kakai To be sharp
Rennellese Kaainga Sleeping place, bed
Rennellese Kaiaʔa Steal, rob, commit adultery
Rennellese Kaitiʔi Beg silently by looking longingly; beggar Phonologically Irregular
Rennellese Kai uu Hold the breast in the mouth, as a nursing infant Problematic
Rennellese Kakai To live, inhabit
Rennellese Kakai Culture hero
Rennellese Kakano Kind, variety; core of wood
Rennellese Kakau Swim
Rennellese Kake Climb up
Rennellese Ka/kaga Have bitter taste, to smart, as iodine
Rennellese Ka(n)gae Purple swamp hen, (Porphyrio samoensis)
Rennellese Kaganga Noisy, speak loudly, shout
Rennellese Kagaba Shred, hairs on husked coconut
Rennellese Kageʔa Conus sp., sometimes eaten; also strombus sp.
Rennellese Kageʔa huguhugu Spider conch (lambis chiragra)
Rennellese Kaageba A large dove or pheasant
Rennellese Kagi To dig, as a pit
Rennellese Kagikao Give a war-cry
Rennellese Ka(n)gisi Kind of small skink (Emoia cyanura)
Rennellese Kago Flee, escape, dodge
Rennellese Kago-hia To punish Uncertain Semantic Connection
Rennellese Kagoama Probably a goatfish
Rennellese Kagogo String of bow, be taut
Rennellese Kamakama Edible black rock crab, Grapsus sp.
Rennellese Ka/kami To bite, of fish
Rennellese Kami/kami To desire ardently
Rennellese Kamo Beckon with downward flap of hand
Rennellese Kamu Chew betel nut
Rennellese Kana Marine growth on coral, when dry used as sandpaper
Rennellese Kanae Mullets
Rennellese Kanapu Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster)
Rennellese Kaiba (hetuʔu) Milky Way Phonologically Irregular
Rennellese Kano (+ qual.) Kernel, as of a nut; flesh, as of a coconut, fish or bivalve; genitalia, labia
Rennellese Kanohi Flesh of coconut, fruit, vegetable
Rennellese Kanohi niho Gums of teeth
Rennellese Kanohi toki Adze blade without haft
Rennellese Kanohi mata Eyeball
Rennellese Kano baka Canoe crew and passengers