Entries from Firth 1985 in Pollex-Online

Firth, R. (1985). Tikopia-English Dictionary/Taranga Fakatikopia ma Taranga Fakainglisi. Auckland, Auckland University Press

Language Item Description
Tikopia Ranga/i Gather up, lift up
Tikopia Roserose Bract of coconut from which nuts hang Phonologically Irregular
Tikopia Nunu Filter, as in extraction of sago by traditional method, and formerly of turmeric
Tikopia Nu/anga Turmeric extraction
Tikopia Paapaa Package of grated vegetables wrapped in leaf....
Tikopia Uri patoke rei Quite/completely black
Tikopia Poroporo Traditional firstfruits ritual...
Tikopia Puariki Shrub with fragrant flower much used for personal decoration (Gardenia sp., also Evodia hortensis). Problematic
Tikopia Pu/punu Block, stop up (in traditional song)
Tikopia Pua Deep
Tikopia Taia Hit
Tikopia Veuuki Ruffle up
Tikopia Fakasa Appear, show, peep out
Tikopia Fakaoro Cause to go, set out [voyage]; pay out, slacken off (line)
Tikopia Tee Last, remaining (precedes noun)
Tikopia Teenga Last, remains
Tikopia Faka/iio To assent
Tikopia Mariie Conclusion of traditional kava formula, conveying ideas of mildness, continuity, assurance; corresponds to "Amen"... Uncertain Semantic Connection
Tikopia Aro Interior, concave face of adze
Tikopia Arofi Face one another, gather around
Tikopia Arofi fenua Beach, in contrast to tua fenua (rock border) and arofi tai (reef area)
Tikopia Tio Grey Jobfish (Aprion virescens) Uncertain Semantic Connection
Tikopia Tere Ripple
Tikopia Ungaafi Firewood of large size, a big log or two to keep fire going
Tikopia Se poo ake foki A night onwards too (one more night)
Tikopia Mangamanga Branched, divided
Tikopia Kere Ritual uncleanness
Tikopia Kere/kere Muddy, dirty
Tikopia Te ivi matua Backbone
Tikopia Va(va) Chatter, babble
Tikopia Rauakau Fishing grounds; place where fish feed (i.e. expanse of reefs beneath sea)
Tikopia I Preposition: in, on, of, from, for, among, with; with locative base indicates situation or time period, positional rather than directional
Tikopia Kura Honoured, of ritual value
Tikopia Maua Find; catch, seize; be overcome
Tikopia Fia mee Desire sleep, be sleepy
Anuta Piimoe Sleepy, sleepiness
Tikopia Te ngaru ku mate The waves have died down
Tikopia Maa Bleecker's Surgeonfish (Acanthurus bleeckeri)...
Tikopia Fakaangiangi Making breezy, hence refreshing, relaxing, cooling; without special ritual -- light, free in ritual sphere
Tikopia Fiu Edge of a *kie* mat plaited in
Tikopia Puoso Forepeak or stern cavity, esp. sea-going craft with space under bow and stern covers, where provisions (oso) may be stored
Tikopia Matikao tusi First finger
Tikopia Roma/roma Flat, calm, smooth (of sea)
Tikopia Ro/rooro Creamy, hence soft
Tikopia Vava Gaping (applied e.g. to a wide joint in timber)
Tikopia Rakau Material: wood, timber, stick; in names of building parts and implements
Tikopia Karapa A freshwater fish (unid.); younger stage of *pakofu*; not eaten
Tikopia Faka/le/lesi Tell lies Phonologically Irregular
Tikopia Faifekau Do work; work (n); worker, messenger, director of work (esp. in ritual context)
Tikopia Totoro Crawl; commonly used for progression across traditional Tikopia house , normally on hands and knees